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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Nebulous to me is the phrasing - "just to say thanks". I think we've got a can or worms here.

    No sense in having power if you can't abuse it - eh???
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Posting links to your free tools and tips directly in the threads of our questioners is acceptable if it represents less than 10% of your contributions. Thus, we only expect to see you pointing people to your own free links 1 in 10 posts, if that.[*]Earn your stripes helping directly the way we all do, then the linking for common tasks is natural and acceptable.
    And I have taken that can be extended to posting links to competing forums. It seems the spirit of the post and poster is what is at issue.

    Do I have that wrong?
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by shg View Post
    How long do we need to see the banner for the new rules?
    For maybe a week or so, then it can be dismissed
    1. Use code tags for VBA. [code] Your Code [/code] (or use the # button)
    2. If your question is resolved, mark it SOLVED using the thread tools
    3. Click on the star if you think someone helped you

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Apologies for keep using "Reply with Quotes" but there are so many different discussions going on, this is the only way to keep them together.
    Quote Originally Posted by FlameRetired View Post
    And I have taken that can be extended to posting links to competing forums. It seems the spirit of the post and poster is what is at issue.

    Do I have that wrong?
    Dave, just so that we ALL have clarity on that, I will get back to you soonest with a definitive answer.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    Im sure that if any member tried hard enough, they could pick holes in any rules they wanted to.
    I can imagine why youíd think thatís what Iím doing but Iím not. Iím just asking for clarification. The fact that nobody in almost 50 posts has managed to provide a simple Yes you can or No you canít answer seems to suggest that some clarification is required.
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    @ Ford,

    Thank you. I look forward to it.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by rorya View Post
    I can imagine why you’d think that’s what I’m doing but I’m not. I’m just asking for clarification. The fact that nobody in almost 50 posts has managed to provide a simple Yes you can or No you can’t answer seems to suggest that some clarification is required.
    Or perhaps you just dont like (or understand) the answer you have been repeatedly given.

    I will try again, 1 last time.

    If you post your question on another site, you need to provide a link to that thread on the other site.

    You may not post links to competing (or commercial) sites, if your intent is to try and get members here, to sign up there.
    If your intent is to show a SPECIFIC answer to a question, that is not the same as trying to drum up membership to another site.

    I really dont know how much clearer I can be on that.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Honestly Ford I feel like I was uncertain too and I read all the back and forth on the subjects. So your last post was very clear. Thank You!
    Make contributors happy, click on the "* Add Reputation" as a way to say thank you.
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    @ Ford. Thank you. That makes perfect sense.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Good, Im glad about that, and thanks to all for your patience

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by rorya View Post
    I never said anything to the contrary. That doesn't make it any less idiotic that I can't simply provide a link to an existing, relevant answer on another forum, but instead have to waste my time recreating it. That doesn't, as far as I know, have anything to do with these updates, other than the fact that I will apparently now get banned for doing so more than once.
    Agreed, the concept of taking an answer from another site and posting it here as your own is just wrong, it's plagarism and it doesn't provide good "customer service". Like it or not, there are times when someone will know they've seen the exact answer to a question posted here elsewhere. That answer however may have been part of a big thread which is relevant to the discussion and rather than just post the answer verbatim it would be far better to let people see the discussion that went on.

    Either way, people on here would not be happy if they visited AN Other excel forum to see an answer they had posted here replicated word for word elsewhere without any credit.

    EDIT: Bugger! just seen FDibbins post above which makes this one redundant, move along nothing to see here......
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    I have always had an issue with
    6. Do not post to threads where a moderator is addressing a rule violation. (B, C, Z*) and
    C. Moderator should soft-delete posts until rule violation is resolved.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand the reasons why we try to clear up these violations however in a lot of cases, members have spent time writing solutions to then find they cannot publish them. The OP never returns or never fixes the problem and we then end up with a dead thread. That in turn becomes harmful for the site as people following links on google or searching here find a matching question without an answer and assume this site was unable to find a solution.

    Nobody wins

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    PJ, that does not happen that often, and only with a few new members. If they were that keen on getting an answer, they would have complied, instead of buggering off.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by pjwhitfield View Post
    I have always had an issue with
    6. Do not post to threads where a moderator is addressing a rule violation.
    In addition to what Ford has said, cross-posters are frequent culprits of creating an account at multiple sites and often don't bother to check back to other forums if they've had their question answered elsewhere first. So once a cross-posting notice goes up, if the OP never comes back, the post never gets edited to show links and the question answerers don't waste their time posting an answer that the OP no longer wants.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Nobody has yet replied to the question "How long is the banner going to be visible?" I would have thought that it should disappear once you have visited the Forum Rules thread.

    Can Mods/Admins view Private Messages? I'm not sure how Rule 8 would be enforced otherwise. I keep my Inbox full, so I can't receive messages, although I do get an email notification that "such-a-body" tried to send me a PM (usually at least one a week from members that I don't know). I'm not sure that note A is applicable to this rule.

    Regarding the multiple reps, I thought that you are not allowed to give consecutive reps to the same person, so those two members who were breaking what is now Rule 13 should have spread a lot of rep around to other members in order to be able to build up 2000+ points each between themselves.

    I think this has been a very good attempt to streamline the rules, so well done to all Mods & Admins who contributed.

    Pete

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