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Master
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Hi I lifted this into a separate Topic. The idea is to point out items that feature frequently on the forums and turn them into FAQs.

This saves us from the same tired topics coming up again and again.

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Kerry

Would it be possible to have a FAQ section which I think would have to be under the control of the moderator, but uses the input of posters?

John

IMHO so far the list reads

1. Excel templates for styling spreadsheets.
2. Using functions with Alpha Arguments in DM.

Any more suggestions?

Hi John and all,

A FAQ section sounds interesting. Let me bring this suggestion in and see what/how/where we can start from.

Keep the suggestions/comments coming please.

Cheers,

Kerry

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happy st. patricks day , everyone.
I think your idea, John, is what is sortof addressed in the 'Focus on Developers' articles section, at least it should be.
What do you think?




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What SHOULD BE and what ACTUALLY IS is not that much different. However, what forum users SHOULD DO and what they ACTUALLY DO are miles apart. We're trying to come up with a way for users to or to encourage users to) more easily find answers to those commonly-asked questions - short of requiring them to take an online course before being allowed to use the forum (but that may be a good idea too!) Idea


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Darin



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short of requiring them to take an online course before being allowed to use the forum (but that may be a good idea too!)



That is a good idea. I've often wondered because the Find button at the top of the forum does not say Search...people don't use it...??
I'm not sure what they are told when joining up..but "Search the Forum before Asking" is a good start!


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It may be we require a sticky with what to do before you post rather than FAQs.

I further the idea that you change that "Find" button to a "Search" button rendered in FI3278 Inverse Flashing Pink

CRTFORM LINE 1 
" <.INV.FLA.PINK.T.SEARCH> "


I'm intrigued. Is there such a thing as an online webfocus course?



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yes John, there is online learning
https://education.informationbuilders.com/edu/courses/elearning/elearning.html




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How about a Pink flashing message that pops up before you post a new question...Have you searched the Forum..before you are asking this? Wink


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