Often a thread is incorrectly marked as solved when it isn't. Or it is, but the problem resurfaces. People get frustrated that a problem they're still experiencing is "solved".
If marking a thread as solved also locked the thread, then others would start a new thread - which could remain open until the new poster is satisfied.
I agree that a threads should be locked when marked as solved, with the proviso that the OP can reopen if necessary. Locking threads automatically after a certain time without a contribution is also worth considering.
This idea has been raised at least twice before without getting any real support.
Why it does not get more support is a mystery.
9 months on, any update available?
I would have thought the optimum would be "Only the original poster can set a thread as 'Solved'" and for that to lock it
That way if I start a thread about an issue only I can set it as solved when I feel it has been.
If a day/week/month whenever its a "its happening again" I as the original thread creator can..."un-solved it " !!
There is never a good reason to lock a thread.
Can we have an update on this please ?
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