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I am wondering, seeing the number of posters who don't post html, css or even links if there is a way to make this blatantly obvious to them. Say by adding a line of text in Bold Red above the input box, telling them not to waste their time posting without any of the above. Maybe that way they would see it better??? Puzzled

Although, on second thoughts, if they can't even see the code box, then they probably wouldn't read anything that was written there anyway. Hmmmm Sad

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Hi regia, I have added some

Hi regia,
I have added some large red text above the post a new forum topic page in the posting guidelines box.
Your second thought may be correct, most people will be too focused on getting help to read anything that may help them Wink

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I think this would be the

I think this would be the only case of valid usage of <blink> tags ever. LOL

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Yeah Versch... great idea,

Yeah Versch... great idea, get this!!!
But what about internet blindness, or whatever it's called these days. How much blinking, flashing, underscored twice stuff does everyone filter out when looking at a web page? I know I have become completely oblivious to headers, sidebars and a whole load of other stuff without even realising it. Nitty Gritty that's what I want Babe Cool

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Guilty as charged

Tony wrote:

I have added some large red text above the post a new forum topic page in the posting guidelines box.
Your second thought may be correct, most people will be too focused on getting help to read anything that may help them Wink

I didn't even see it! The Gods have blinded me from too much info....

I meant right above the input text box, that is probably too far up the page to interest someone who has a pressing need for help.

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@regia this is one of those

@regia this is one of those eternal issues we have discussed at length over the years, there is no real solution, and sadly the lack of attention and the desire for quick answers without realising that a degree of involvement and effort is required on the part of the poster is becoming even greater due to the nature of web development and copy and paste code and applications.

No amount of 'words' makes a difference because many simply do not have the desire to read, just for fast answers.

Nothing much that can be done that hasn't been tried and we just need to keep politely pointing out the requirements of a good post/question and of the forum guidelines and general fourm/board nettiquette.

Before you make your first post it is vital that you READ THE POSTING GUIDELINES!
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Please post ALL your code - both CSS & HTML - in [code] tags
Please validate and ensure you have included a full Doctype before posting.
Why validate? Read Me

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Hugo wrote: ... Nothing much

Hugo wrote:

... Nothing much that can be done that hasn't been tried and we just need to keep politely pointing out the requirements of a good post/question and of the forum guidelines and general fourm/board nettiquette.

It does put a lot of wear and tear on those trying to help to have to constantly ask for the same thing over and over. I really have a full understanding of the frustration and the reason for the curt replies from long time helpers. When a new member blows a gasket and threatens to never return due to the tone of the forum, first I get a giggle realizing the problem is with the noob and then I move on without a care. Laughing out loud

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Yep hopefully some will

Yep hopefully some will understand the frustration that at times simply bubble up and over, it asks a lot to remain Vulcan like all the time Smile

It's sad as these forums and the help they provide through the experience, hard earned generally, of it's regulars is all to often taken for granted or worse people somehow think that there is some obligation on the part of the forum regulars to provide this knowledge and experience for free.

Before you make your first post it is vital that you READ THE POSTING GUIDELINES!
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Please post ALL your code - both CSS & HTML - in [code] tags
Please validate and ensure you have included a full Doctype before posting.
Why validate? Read Me

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Through government handouts

Through government handouts and basic socialistic ideals the world society has become entitlement minded as if they have a right to the monies and time of others. Who will work for themselves if someone else simply does it for them?

As I've seen here it is not limited to a specific country but it seems that us Americans have the biggest flip-outs. HAHA. Keep it down over here, I need my sleep!