Help

  • No help offered so far ...


    Consider updating your useless (sorry!) thread title to something that speaks of the sort of help you are hoping to get and what it is that needs solving.

    Ali :)


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  • Wow!! What has happen to this site it use to be a friendly site where the title of the assistance needed did not matter, as long as a reasonable explanation was given. You probably did not even read the the type of help needed you just saw the title. ;(

  • It's entirely up to you, of course. I was simply trying to help you to get some help. I did read your post, but that wasn't my point, and I was not being unfriendly. The point, in simpler terms, is this: many people won't even open and read your post unless there is something in the title that will grab their attention and make them feel they can help you in particular. Imagine if every single thread here had the title 'Help!'.


    If you are not open to suggestion, then you will get nowhere fast in life. Learn to accept constructive criticism. If I could help you, I would, but I don't do VBA. However, I am a moderator, and where I feel that someone needs some advice, I will give it. Do NOT make presumptions: yours are entirely incorrect.

    Ali :)


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  • The reason for using meaningful titles is so that when others are searching for a solution to a problem similar to yours then your post would be included in the search results.


    This has been so since OzGrid started, so you are wrong when you say "the title of the assistance needed did not matter, as long as a reasonable explanation was given."

    We now have a reputation system in place. If my reply helped please "Like" the reply by clicking the "Like" icon at bottom right of my reply.

  • Logit,


    Yes, AliGW has a steeper style, but she's right.

    The title must be representative.

    I don't think that you should treat a certain forum member like eggs, and if the forum member considers himself offended by the "poor title" answer, then maybe he should read/re-read the forum rules.

    How does a title like "HELP" help??

  • This is about one word - 'useless'. Had I not used that word, there could have been no complaint. Bad choice, then, on reflection (despite the 'sorry' I added).


    The OP has been a member here for over two years and has posted not much shy of 50 times here - sorry, but they should know better than to use a title like 'Help!'.


    If you wish to mistake plain talking for rudeness, then that is your prerogative. If the OP wishes not to be guided, then that is their prerogative.

    Ali :)


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    Edited 3 times, last by AliGW: Typo corrected. ().

  • pike

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  • There is no need. Please just update the title to show what you want help with (if you are not able to, then I will see if I can do it for you).


    I meant no offence in my comments, but the forum rules are very clear on thread titles:

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    THREAD TITLES

    1a. Thread titles MUST aptly and concisely describe your problem.

    1b. Your title must describe your problem, not your anticipated solution.

    1c. Use terms suitable to a Google search and do not use words like "Please Help", "Urgent", "Excel Problem"

    Ali :)


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  • OK - What I suggest, then, is that you atart a new thread. I will see if I can close this one.


    Thank you for your understanding.

    Ali :)


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  • AliGW

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