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  • Hi,

    I am a newbie to VB and i have been posting my queries in the VB.Net forum. So far i must say the moderators and the people who helped me have been very helpful.

    But i noticed one thing though, the threads that i have posted my reply back to the moderators who answered to my questions like for example if i dont understand this part and i post the questions in the same thread, i have received no reply for most of my post.

    may i know why  is that so? or do i have to post a new post to ask my question and att to that person?
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 3:50 AM

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  • You should post a request for clarification in the same thread. It is probably best not to mark any of the replies as answer until you are satisfied, because some people will not look at threads which are marked as answered.

    If the discussion leads to a new question, you should post it in a different thread.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    • Marked as answer by clzanas Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:33 AM
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 9:52 AM

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  • You should post a request for clarification in the same thread. It is probably best not to mark any of the replies as answer until you are satisfied, because some people will not look at threads which are marked as answered.

    If the discussion leads to a new question, you should post it in a different thread.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    • Marked as answer by clzanas Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:33 AM
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 9:52 AM
  • I can only speak for myself but as a Moderator (not in the VB.Net forum), I am already spending a lot of time (several hours a day) reading every single unread starter post in the forums I moderate. So when I reply in a thread, the likelihood that I re-visit that thread is very low unless it is particularly interesting for me (in which case I will set Alert Me).

    In other words conversations with me in threads I am not particularly interested in will not happen because I won't see the replies.

    The assumption is that other people (who do not read every thread but just the ones where they find the title interesting) will come in and respond to any follow-up in it. 

    You should not post new threads though for the same question or follow-ups to the same question. As David wrote, if there is a (completely) new question, then start a new thread.



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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, September 14, 2009 10:55 AM "unread" added for clarity
    Monday, September 14, 2009 6:06 AM