Yes basically. The owner of the thread, or moderator, gets to edit the icon of the thread. So they start out with the thumbs up or the face or whatnot, then there is a button on their thread somewhere that says "mark this as resolved" or "Mark this as Resolved Well, Resolved Poorly, etc" and it'll just simply change the icon of the thread.
All it has to do is run an UPDATE query to change the icon of the thread.
Then all we have to do when looking through threads is looking for an icon that hasn't been resolved yet.
Originally Posted by Jesse
Sorry I don't get you. Do you mean that the person who asks the question sets some sort of setting when they think the question has been answerred, and that setting controls the color of the letter icon?