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#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:30:01 PM(UTC)

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In addition to our Forum Rules (which all posters should be familiar with), we are also introducing a “Forum Etiquette and Best Practices” for posting to the MetaStock Online Community Forum. Adhering to these guidelines helps to

  • There is a person behind the post. Never forget that there is a person behind the original post and replies. Speak as you would to someone who was standing in front of you. “Thank you” goes a long way. Not only does it recognize the time a respondent put into answering your question, but it also alerts others that your question was fully answered. And remember, unless it is an MetaStock employee, the responders are not paid to help you.
  • Research your problem before posting. Forum respondents dedicate much time and effort to answering the same queries over and over again. Prior to posting, Be specific and show examples. Detailed explanations with examples help in correctly diagnosing a problem. In addition, pictures go further in terms of describing the problem, and help to break down language barriers.
  • Don’t post your “holy grail”, but don’t skirt around it either. Posting incomplete portions of code, abstracts or "likenesses" in the forum is rarely helpful for discovering the underlying causes of problems in MetaStock codes. If they agree to support you, only then should you send them the problem code in private.
  • The technical analysis world is a tight knit group. Posting part of your project/problem in multiple forums in the hopes of then piecing it together doesn’t win many friends. It does not take much to identify common elements posted in multiple forums all coming from the same source.Inform the respondent that they didn’t solve your problem. If your problem was not fully resolved, let them know. Nothing destroys the willingness of a member to help you more than when they see the posts they took the time to answer on the MetaStock forum asked later on another forum.
  • Sometimes professional assistance is required. There are occasions when no matter how much effort you put in yourself, you just cannot solve the problem on your own. Hiring an expert can save you a lot of time, frustration, and money.

Common courtesy and common sense go far in terms of keeping services like the MetaStock forum alive and a valuable resource. Always remember there is a face behind the post, and that face is typically someone helping you just to help you.

Thank you,
MetaStock Online Community
thanks 1 user thanked KTP2 for this useful post.
patrik1995 on 5/11/2018(UTC)
#2 Posted : Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:17:51 PM(UTC)

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Pls ignore this test
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