Please read through the following suggestions before posting in this forum. Questions in this forum are answered by people who generously volunteer their time. Following these guidelines will increase the chances of getting a quick and accurate answer.

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  4. Please use clear English. Do not use slang or LEET or ALL CAPS. This is not twitter or a chat room. If your question is not clear you may not get the help you seek.
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Edited 1 Year Ago by happygeek: unstuck

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Here Here
Blow it out your ass!
I agree.
I'm tired of seeing this. Glad everyone else likes it.
Great! Please include SSCCE link - http://sscce.org/
sure!
At least some one said it. Thanks, Jim.

I don't agree. I joined here over a year ago and it seems people have been posting their problems and getting answers just fine. And thats been going on way before I even stumbled across this site.

"Help" or "Urgent" are likely to be ignored.

Bad news. This whole writing will likely be ignored.

Hate to seem like a Grinch but I think people should keep posting the way they feel they should be posting. It has seemed to work thus far. I don't think any user of this site needs Reverend Jim's idea of how to use it. It is a free public site and they should ask questions as they feel comfortable.

This "Read Me" thread that doesn't seem to want to go away: probably should.

Edited 2 Years Ago by Reverend Jim: rude

This whole writing will likely be ignored.

It very well may be ignored. I am sure it will be by many. Please notice my use of the word "suggestions". These are not rules. I do not feel it is my place to try to impose rules. However, it is my opinion that posting a question in a clear and concise manner greatly increases the odds of getting a complete and accurate answer without a lot of needless back and forth for clarification.

If my suggestions are ignored then so be it. At least I tried.

@Unhnd Exception

I don't see anything out of line with a 'MODERATOR' making suggestions that would streamline the process of problem resolutions and communications. In fact I find part of your response a little disrespectful to Reverend Jim and other MODERATORS that donate their time, knowledge and efforts in assisting others. This is a 'community'; not just a 'free public site' protected by the Constitution.

SW Developemnt is all about logic and that logic is even more important when effectively solving problems. Why should we attempt to use logic to build our app and then resort to panic & scattered gibberish to fix it?

Some of us scour the many titles and/or headings to see if something is there that can enlighten us. I'm sure Jim didn't mean that the words Help & Urgent should not be used at all.

"Help with DataGridView index" will get my attention.
"HELP, I'm screwed. Homework due tomorrow, URGENT" is one I'll pass over.
"HELP, URGENT, URGENT HELP NEEDED URGENTLY", yawn...next

There is alot to learn from here and improve our skills. Keeping it as clear, concise and relevent as possible only makes the process work smoother.

Jim, thanks for your suggestions.....I subscribe to it.

Edited 4 Years Ago by themaj

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Well said