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    What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    I might start the thread by asking what all things can one do (of course without irritating members of the forum) to get a definite reply to one's thread asking for help?

    Just to know what all things can one do while posting so that the people posting here will get a definite reply.



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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Be clear what you are asking for, sometimes an example workbook helps
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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Keep the problem statement simple. If you have a complex problem, break it down into smaller peices if you can and ask for help on the smaller pieces.
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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    There's a list of suggestions in the forum rules.
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    Rules? What rules???
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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Don't try to work around (i.e. ignore) the forum rules. This will certainly put people off even trying to answer your questions. I for one don't like to receive PMs with questions.

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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Quote Originally Posted by blane245 View Post
    Keep the problem statement simple. If you have a complex problem, break it down into smaller peices if you can and ask for help on the smaller pieces.
    Indeed. I like to dip in and out of the forum throughout the day but don't have time to be spending half an hour plus reading through and assisting with a complex request for help with an entire project.

    I also like to see that the OP has at least made some effort towards solving the problem themselves.

    It also helps if I've some idea what the answer is.

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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Domski View Post
    I also like to see that the OP has at least made some effort towards solving the problem themselves.
    I have noticed that some respond to gentle nudging and some just want the code. In the latter cases, we will sometimes see that code again on another thread asking how to fix it to do something else.

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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Keep the problem statement simple. If you have a complex problem, break it down into smaller peices if you can and ask for help on the smaller pieces.
    At the same time, don't over simplify. If you have restrictions, state them. It might mean an entirely different approach is needed.

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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChemistB View Post
    At the same time, don't over simplify. If you have restrictions, state them. It might mean an entirely different approach is needed.
    Awe, the art of problem statement!

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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    What can one do if (Say) they have provided all the information from their side and waiting for a reply? Asking this to just know more about how to grab the members attention inorder to get a quick reply.

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    Re: What all can one do to get a reply to posts!!

    Saarang, I believe there are plenty of hints above.

    If you don't receive a reply to your question, you can post a reply after 24 hours without a response with just "bump, no response" to get the question back to the top of the list.

    This is outlined in the forum rules. I believe there have been plenty of instances where you have been encouraged to read them. Maybe you finally should.

    If, after amending your question and providing more detail, you still don't receive any answers, just assume that people don't understand what your requirements are and put some more sweat into describing them better. Just because you feel your question is crystal clear does not mean it is crystal clear to everyone else.

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