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peternlewis [Posting Your Question or Issue to the Forum]
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peternlewis XY Problem
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 **Avoid the [[http://​​xyproblem.info|XY Problem]] of asking about your attempted //​​solution//​​ rather than your //actual problem//:​​** **Avoid the [[http://​​xyproblem.info|XY Problem]] of asking about your attempted //​​solution//​​ rather than your //actual problem//:​​**
-  +   * When you are asking a question, ensure you are clear what you are actually trying to accomplish, not just the difficulty you are having in a specific attempt at solving the problem. ​ There may be a much better way to solve the actual problem rather than resolving the difficulty with your specific attempt. +  * When you are asking a question, ensure you are clear what you are actually trying to accomplish, not just the difficulty you are having in a specific attempt at solving the problem. ​ There may be a much better way to solve the actual problem rather than resolving the difficulty with your specific attempt. 
-  +   ​* Always include information about a broader picture along with any attempted solution. +  * Always include information about a broader picture along with any attempted solution. 
-  +   ​* If someone asks for more information,​​ do provide details. +  * If someone asks for more information,​​ do provide details. 
-  +   ​* If there are other solutions you have already ruled out, share why you’ve ruled them out. This gives more information about your requirements.+  * If there are other solutions you have already ruled out, share why you’ve ruled them out. This gives more information about your requirements.
  
 **If you are having trouble with a macro and want help, then please post:** **If you are having trouble with a macro and want help, then please post:**
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