Guidelines

Guidelines

  1. Posting & Forum Use Tips

    1. Read the MrExcel Message Board FAQ
    2. Before you even post a question, have you searched for an existing answer for it? Read Searching in the Board
    3. Make sure you are posting to the correct forum.
    4. Include a meaningful title that is specific to your question. Good: "Excel VBA Type Mismatch Error", Not so good: "Help needed!"
    5. Everyone here is a volunteer, so make it as easy as you can for people to help you.
      1. State your question clearly, including your entire need at the start.
      2. Add some representative sample data - actual data is much better than an image (see also "Posting Aids" below).
      3. Tell us what formula/code you have currently, and why your results are not what you want.
      4. Include which version of Excel and Operating System you are using. Better still, include them in your account details so that they are always available to helpers.
      5. If you are looking for help with an error received, what is the actual error message and where exactly does it occur?
      6. Before posting, read your question back to yourself to check it will make sense to somebody unfamiliar with your worksheet.
      7. Be patient. The more you 'push' for help, the less likely you are to receive it
      8. If you are truly in urgent need, check the Consulting Services page.
    6. If the answer you receive is inadequate for some reason, post a reply stating why the answer does not work and/or with more information (if needed) in the same thread.
    7. If your question has not received any replies, do not start a new thread. Click the Forums drop down menu item on the toolbar (top left) and select "Your Threads" to find your threads. Alternatively, use Advanced Search for a more detailed search. You can "bump" posts back up to the top by posting a reply in the thread. Also refer to Rule #12 about re-bumping your threads.
    8. If your question has been answered, helpers would appreciate if you post back in the thread to say so and choose the post that best answers your question by clicking the 'Mark as solution' tick icon to the right of that post. We do not lock the threads which have a marked solution post as an even better answer may come along later. If any post in a thread is particularly helpful, you may click the Like button on that post.
    9. If you wish to make a complaint about another member, please use a Report button (at the bottom left of any post or Conversation Message) to send a message to the moderators.
  2. Posting Aids

    1. You cannot attach or upload actual files as samples.
    2. However, you can upload images and you can use XL2BB tool to generate compatible BBCode for MrExcel Message Board from the selected Excel worksheet range.
    3. If posting code snippets and/or functions, please use the corresponding language's BB code button on the editor toolbar. For example, if you are posting sample VBA code, then simply select the code snippet in the editor, and click the VBA button on the toolbar.

      Check this help page for more information about posting your code.

    4. There is a Test Here forum on this board where you can test these posting aids before using them in your actual questions.

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