Hi, I noticed there is a little "close topic" option at the bottom of the screen. If I am the person that posted the topic, and my question got answered, should I close the topic? I'm sorry if I missed this somewhere in a FAQ, I have looked but didn't see anything. Thanks, Karen.
You don't need to close the topic. I don't even know if you can. Usually if you just say something like, "Thanks, my question has been answered", the topic will sink out of sight within a short period of time.
We close topics very rarely around here, although the software closes a topic in the current forum if it is moved to a different forum (so we don't have duplicate open posts).
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Maybe its a good idea to leave a topic open. Even after a question has been answered, someone else may come along with a better solution. This may not help the original poster, but it could help someone else with a similar problem who comes across the thread at a later date.
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The NewForumSoftware that we envision in some distant future has a feature request put in that when a topic has been answered successfully, there is a checkbox so that when you sumit the post saying "Thank you for all the wonderful help" your subject line will have [Resolved] preceeded onto it.
There are a few PHP boards that do this and I thought it was a dandy of an idea. You can also do this manually if you wish by editing your first post and putting [Resolved] in the subject line.