Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Registered, Registered Users, Subscribers
Was thanked: 1 time(s) in 1 post(s)
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.
MetaStock Online Community
1 user thanked KTP2 for this useful post.
Groups: Administrators, Registered Users, Subscribers, Unverified Users
|Users browsing this topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.