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Scott Davis

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Hi Gang,

Questions are great! We love to help and we are eager to answer yours. That said, for best results, rather than giving a long list of questions, please break them down individually and send them in small, bites sized posts.

There are a couple reasons that works better. First, an individual might be able to answer questions 2 and 5, but not the rest. Since their response is incomplete for the whole message, they are not as likely to respond at all. That is definitely true of me.

Secondly, we all have lots of time constraints. We might be able to grab 10 - 15 minutes a few times each day for the group, but responding to a long list of questions in a single post can exceed that time window, so we may not have the opportunity to try at all.

Please keep the questions coming and your posts on point! We love to help and we are eager to assist in any way we can. By keeping your individual posts short and concise, we will be able to help you much better!

Take care,
Scott


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Here's a quick tip for posting: How Not To Lose Your Work...
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When you click "REPLY" and start typing, bear in mind that if you then LEAVE the page (such as, to go back and have a check on what somebody just said, etc. or to go and consult another topic altogether), then

You Will Lose Your Work !

The only exception is if the message you want to check is on the Same Page as where you currently are...  (In which case, just scroll up to it...).
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To get round the problem, consider working in your favorite word processor...
(particularly if your reply is long, complex, requires references to other messages etc.).

When you are done writing, you can then grab your WP text, and inject it into the REPLY page...

G_H

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Hermit,
   That's a good tip,  Several times I have crafted a long and really clever post and some how after 20 minutes I clicked on the wrong thing and "presto" it vanished.  Then you guys get the shorter, duller, more uninteresting type of post you normally see.  I usually have several windows open, one for posting, another in the Album I'm stealing photos from, and maybe one more for looking at reference post in the forum.
Dan

(edit for Hermit's next post, Hermit, that's one reason, the "REAL" reason is I'm unfocused, generally multi-tasking, such as watching TV, drinking beer or coffee, half asleep, and it may come as a surprise but I'm really just not that bright.  Well.... maybe I'm not a writer or an editor.) [smile]
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Thanks for the feedback, Dan...

It is nice to know at last the *REAL* reason why your posts are so short, shoddy and incomplete ha ha ! [biggrin]

G_H

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Don't change ANYTHNG, Dan, we like U the way U R !


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Hi, please don't get put off, if nobody posts in here, it is because... not many people post in here [biggrin]

The reasons are, most folks are somewhere else, wandering down the corridors of power...
The real reason is, we are such a WELCOMING lot anyways, that we welcome folks anywhere and all the time in any case !

So welcome anyhow !  We welcome you whoever you are, wherever you are, wherever you post... Just come as you are !

Dive in and enjoy the swim ! treat the site like a swimming pool -- Some folks swim better, longer and faster than others, but we all enjoy the water !

G_H


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Welcome Ar_Sol-

I would imagine people that sign up tend to make their first post under the forum they have the most interest. Often newbies(No offense, as we all start as newbies) lurk and learn before they post a question or observation. There is a LOT of information here to dig through since many of the forums become discussions. But that's what makes this site great. Like-minded people sharing ideas, asking questions, where everybody wants to learn. So what brings you here and where are you located?

Greg in MN[wave]

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Ok, will treat this as a place to learn what to post to get the most help. Will be a learning experience for me as well.

See what I can put together tomorrow.

David
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