Another thing I've seen on other java forums are ways that the initial poster can mark a question they posted as 'answered'. I don't know if you can/want to do this, but it would be helpful when scanning through messages to see if you can help a fellow programmer. It would be easier to see where help is still needed, and where help has been found. Just a suggestion
Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Well, sometimes it takes more than one correct "answer" to really resolve the question.
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Also the aim here is to promote discussion ... marking a question as "Answered" would discourage people from posting a different way of achieving the same result.
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