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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 04:52 AM - Thread Starter
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This is just a quick reminder to all those seeking help with any sort of code.

Because I'm all about choice, I have only three very simple rules to help keep section running nicely and tidy:

  1. Please don't request for one-on-one support (e.g. asking for help on Skype/Steam/PM etc as it removes potentially helpful content from the entire community).
  2. Please always use [CODE] tags when submitting any type of code. Free text or [QUOTE] tags are not acceptable. If I see it I will fix it.
  3. Try to stay away from "homework" type questions where possible. If you must ask a question about homework or study/course related, please do not expect code to be spoon fed to you.
    • On that note, please do not copy and paste the entire homework or course question into your thread. I will lock threads that do this and PM you to change the content if you do this.

That's all folks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 07:54 PM
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I'm gonna offer some beginner/intermediate support for Visual Basic users. I understand you don't want people requesting one-on-one sessions, because it removes the step-by-step process we took to solve the issue. I understand how useful it is when you do a search and find someone's exact problem (probably most of the threads that got me through the day were these public threads). However, sometimes a one-on-one session is more appropriate. Sometimes you can spend hours on an issue (I've been there) and it can really clog up a thread.

If I find it appropriate to move someone to a one-on-one session, am I allowed to if I (or the user) post the results? That way, there is still helpful content in the thread without all the junk in between.

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I'm gonna offer some beginner/intermediate support for Visual Basic users. I understand you don't want people requesting one-on-one sessions, because it removes the step-by-step process we took to solve the issue. I understand how useful it is when you do a search and find someone's exact problem (probably most of the threads that got me through the day were these public threads). However, sometimes a one-on-one session is more appropriate. Sometimes you can spend hours on an issue (I've been there) and it can really clog up a thread.

If I find it appropriate to move someone to a one-on-one session, am I allowed to if I (or the user) post the results? That way, there is still helpful content in the thread without all the junk in between.

Its more about specifically asking for a one-on-one rather than actively offering it. However it would be nice indeed if the help can be presented as a case study in a thread too smile.gif
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