Hi Problem Solvers,
I am working on a forum style paradigm whereby a user can post a question and other members can answer it.
The original poster of the question will then be able to select one of the answers as a winning answer.
Users will also be able to vote on how helpful each answer is. Similar to the Stack Overflow approach.
So for each question, there may be a winning answer and most rated answers in succession on the page.
See my initial design here:
The problem I am trying to solve is how to allow the original poster can select that winning answer.
I had originally thought of showing them a version of the same screen with a small tick below the voting data to allow them to select one of the answers as a winning answers.
But after initial testing, it’s not obvious enough for users.
Another option would be to include a ‘Select as Winning Answer’ button on each answer, but I’m worried this might be a bit overkill.
What do other people think? How would others approach a solution?