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Former Member
Jan 06, 2006 at 07:32 PM

Collect and display version info for some forums


We're currently using BW 3.1, and just a few weeks away from converting to 3.5 (NW 2004), and then not too far down the road, to NW 2004s.

As I review the changes, particularly for NW 2004s, it becomes apparent that a many more answers to forum questions are going to be very different depending the BW version the person posing the question is on.

What's a good way to deal with this? The thought of trying to answer a question 2 or 3 times, for each possible version, certainly is not appealing. And the idea that someone willing to answer a question, first having to post a reply, asking for info on what version the questioner is on, also is ugly. Expectations that the poster will provide the info free form in the post is unlikely to succeed.

Does it makes sense to add radio buttons to the question screen so the questioner can identify the version they are on? Do you collect and store that info on the questioner's business card?

While I raise this issue with respect to BI/BW, I'm sure it might apply to some other forums.

I'm really just sort of formulating this in my own mind as to exactly how/when you might want to implement something like this. Any other suggestions / thoughts?