Button with Checkmark should be hidden to users who can't unmark correct answers


Hi Discourse-solved team,

Suggesting UX changes, button with Checkmark should be hidden to users who can’t unmark correct answers.


The word SOLUTION should be the only one visible.


Needs help regarding badges for discourse-solve code
(Kane York) #2

I disagree - I think the filled box is an important part of the styling highlighting the post.



Having a checkbox tells users that I can uncheck it. If I am not the OP or admin, I shouldn’t see the checkbox. Only OP or admin should see checkbox because that action is only for them.

For everyone else, they should only see the word “SOLUTION”.

We can add additional highlights by making the background of the post ‘Green’ or have additional highlights around it. But not using the checkbox.

UX wise, having a checkbox for the readers is not the proper way.

To the discourse-solved developers, i’m not a ruby dev, but how can i modify this in code in case I want to remove the checkbox in my site for readers not OP/Admin? What part of the code handles this?

Thank you. :slight_smile:

(Bart) #4

You can hide it by adding the following line of CSS to your theme:

.actions button.accepted {display:none;}

PS: this does show there’s a slight alignment issue with the ‘Solution’ text:



Thanks @bartv for the suggestion.

But the problem with that solution is it also hides the checkmark to OP or admin who should have the ability to uncheck it.

(Bart) #6

Ah true. Perhaps you could dig into the CSS a bit more to make the selector more specific and avoid this.


I was trying to do that and realize that this isn’t possible because you can’t add any conditions (if/else) in the CSS. The only way to make it work is editing it directly thru the plugin code.


To everyone that helped, thanks.

I was able to modify the plugin code already:

Here’s what I did:

For OP:
Instead of just the checkmark, I added this button - “This solved my question” which is more visible to the OP or readers.

Also, if OP wants to change his/her answer, this is what he/she sees:


Now, if I am not OP or admin. Here is what I see:


Again, thanks for those who have created this plugin. :slight_smile:

(Jeff Atwood) #9

I actually like this change quite a bit @sam – makes it much clearer, if you want to prioritize solved in a category.

(Sam Saffron) #10

Maybe @awesomerobot can do some mockups here, I am fine to make solved clearer. I agree that marking something as a solution is not super clear to the OP.

(Stephen) #12

Having "this solved my question below a series of short replies is going to get very noisy very quickly though.

Really need to show mockups of how a topic will look, rather than individual posts.

(Kris) #13

It’s noisy, but just for OP, so I don’t think it’s so bad. It’s worth a little noise if increases feature use.

I shortened the copy from “this solved my question” to “mark as solution,” the longer version is clearer, but it’s also… long. Using “mark” also gives us “unmark” as the reverse.

Also Font Awesome’s times-square (:negative_squared_cross_mark:) icon is premium-only, and the times-circle is free, so that’s why I’m using circles here.

Mobile’s a little tricky, maybe we show “solution” and then if they expand the controls we hide the text and just show the icon?

(Sam Saffron) #14

Interesting yeah maybe in mobile we suppress text till clicked … on that note, how would “unmarking” the solution work in mobile?

(Kris) #15

Yeah it’s difficult to keep the same amount of clarity on mobile, the post controls are already crammed. One option could be to move the controls for solved outside of the existing topic nav

(Stephen) #18

How about emphasizing the mark as solution for the current reply only and shift the emphasis as the reader scrolls? Appreciate it’s much more involved but would reduce noise considerably.