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Welcome to the Chandoo.org Forums.

Posting Rules & Etiquette

The Chandoo.org Forums is a collaborative and happy place to learn and expand your Excel knowledge.

The Chandoo.org Forums consist of several Sub-Forums based on the type of question/area of Excel you are interested in.

Please take a few minutes to read this list of Rules, Procedures and Etiquette's for posting here at the Chandoo.org Forums.

How to get the Best Results at Chandoo.org
  • Use Relevant words in the Title and in the tag Box, This will aid future searches.
  • When drafting a question, try and lay out the question in a clear and concise way.
  • Try and tell the readers what is the situation, what have you tried and what do you want to achieve.
  • Don't leave out information more info is better
  • For the best/fastest results, Upload a Sample File using the "Upload a File" button at the bottom of the page.
  • To share Files/Pictures, you can use the "Upload a File" button.
  • Please use language which conveys respect, appreciation and love.
  • Consider that the world is operating 24hrs a day. A late post today may well be answered by someone else overnight.
  • Start a new post every time you ask a question, even if the theme is similar. The original author may continue asking questions whilst the post is in progress and of course if you are answering questions you may need to ask questions of the initial poster.
  • Please post, new posts in the correct forums, not as Emails/Messages to people
  • Quickly search the Web and Chandoo.org for help before posting. It is quite possible that your problem has been solved by someone else.
  • If you and a reader have been involved in an ongoing conversation and the conversation suddenly stops, recognize that the person may have gone to bed, even though you have just arrived at work. In the worst case a reader may go on holidays and not get back to the question for a few days.
  • Check your posts regularly for answers. Login, then Click your User Name at the top of the page. That takes you to a screen where your posts are listed along with the date of the last reply.
  • At Chandoo.org we have two forums dealing with FAQ's for common Excel and VBA solutions.
The Excel Ninja's have hand selected posts which solve commonly asked Excel questions
A general store for good Excel solutions

Please Don't
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  • Please don't post a question to an individual or group of people using Conversations, Chat etc. These are for off-line private/group conversations. Only Post questions in the appropriate Forum.
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  • Abusive language will not be tolerated.
  • Never title your posts as "Urgent", "Priority" "Immediate". It may be Important to you, but not for rest of the members here. These words will be moderated out.
  • Cross-Posting. Generally, it is considered poor practice to cross post. That is to post the same question on several forums in the hope of getting a response quicker.
  • If you do cross-post, please put that in your post.
  • Also if you have cross-posted and get an Solution elsewhere, have the courtesy of posting the Solution here so other readers can learn from the answer also, as well as stopping people wasting their time on your answered question.
  • Please don't attach or post links to copyright material including Books, Videos etc. Your post will be deleted
  • Please don’t paste Spam. You will be removed from the forums!
  • Please don’t respond to Spam. It will be removed by a Ninja before you can blink.
  • Please be respectful to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or Excel skill level.
  • Be wary that you are posting information on a public web-site and that if you post confidential data, it won’t be confidential for too long.
  • Randomize Numbers and Names if or where appropriate.
  • Please don't use upload sites that require people to install down-loaders, most people read (Virus, Malware etc) when we see that.
  • Check your answers before posting a solution.
  • Check that your Excel version is up to date. A lot of problems occur when using old/non-updated installations.
  • If you post a question, check the answers and acknowledge the answer if correct or incorrect. We get a lot of posts with 1 answer and no feedback, so we're unsure if the answer is right or wrong or if the poster has even bothered to read the answer.
  • Remember people are volunteering their time to help you. Always show them the courtesy they deserve by checking and responding to answers.
  • Say "Thanks", whenever you can. Recognize when someone, who is a total stranger, has bothered to go to the trouble and time to assist you with your question and they have done it for free. Often readers will spend several hours working on a solution to a problem, a line of recognition and thanks will go a long way.
  • Ignore Spam. The Ninja's have special swords and will slash it away.
  • Don't be afraid to contribute to the forums. Have a go. Your Excel skills will dramatically improve.
  • Keep your signatures to 1-2 lines.
  • Do not indulge in self-promotion (a bit of this is ok as you become a regular member).
  • Links to non-Excel sites in the signature is a no no.
  • Chandoo.org has a Zero Tolerance policy
  • Repeated or blatant abuse of the forum's rules Will See You Removed from the forums!
  • Chandoo.org has a Zero Tolerance policy to spam posters
  • Post Spam and your login Will Be Revoked from the forums!
New users should also visit: http://chandoo.org/forum/forums/new-users-please-start-here.14/
Where there is a good collection of other resources that may also assist you here at Chandoo.org/Forums

The ongoing success of this forum depends on your contribution and involvement either posting questions or more importantly answering them.

Jump in, you'll enjoy your time here.

Happy Posting.

Chandoo & the Excel Ninja's

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