Suggestions for Thread Etiquette
Non-English speaking? Write that.
...address EVERY respondent by NAME. NEVER write: "thanks guys" or "cheers, well done."
[INDENT]There is NO substitute for someone's name. Not "mate," not "dude," not anything.[/INDENT]
...diligently use the Search feature prior to starting a thread.
...state in the intitial post, all the conditions that currently exist, and the desired outcome.
...test posted code AS IS, before declaring: "that don't work!"
...remember that YOUR project is YOUR responsibility.
...remember that EVERYONE who responds to your thread is a VOLUNTEER, not your employee.
...start a NEW thread, for a NEW problem.
...treat others the way you would demand to be treated.
...write: "I want..." or "give me..."
...abbreviate, nor omit: "please" and "thank you." It's disprespectful and lazy.
[INDENT]There is NO substitute for "thank you," not "cheers," not "regards," not a "smiley", not anything.[/INDENT]
...criticize anyone's code, nor any person.
...expect someone to write all the code you desire.
...try to manipulate others with cries for sympathy: e.g. "I'm a total noob, go easy on me."
...declare that your problem is URGENT.
...piecemeal your problem. e.g. "Okay, that works, but what I REALLY want is..."
...write "Thanks for that, now, my next problem is..."
IF a FORM is involved:
If an ACTIVE PAGE on YOUR site is involved:
ALWAYS post a link to the document.
NEVER post an extraneous or marginally relevant comment in ANY thread. e.g. "Dude, lighten up!", or "I noticed that so and so forgot to close the form tag, ha ha!", or "yes, I agree with so and so."
No one takes orders from you, and whether you agree or disagree is irrelevant to the stated problem, and whatever error might exist, allow the author of the code to correct it.
If you have ORIGINAL code of your own to offer in solution of the stated problem, or a link to someone else's code, post it.
Otherwise, move along.
If you have an EXISTING relationship with another respondent, direct your comment to that respondent, and confine it to his or her previously posted code or comment.
Otherwise, to initiate a conversation, send a Private Message, then meet in The Coffee Lounge.
To repeat, for emphasis: NEVER criticize anyone's code, nor any person.