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code of conduct

First I wold like to welcome you to this site, I read a recent discussion that may have upset you, please do not let your perceptions regarding rudeness distract you from asking questions or posting replies.

Should you wish to find ' credentials', just click opn the users id, there is a 'user level' that is 'given' by the powers that be. The more discussions you read, the more you will hopefully realize the personalities.

Online is quite different than the 'real' world. I am terrible at emails and my attempts at humor often fall short.

I just wanted to write you a quick note of encouragement. For me, only I can allow someone to upset me. (Think someone cutting you off in traffic). This of course is quit different than a partner at a CPA firm. Social maturity is generally not a strong point for those partners.

Most important of all is to research a question, come up with some possibilities and ask for confirmation that you are heading in the right direction.

Best of Luck

TexCPA 20:14, 26 October 2010 (CDT)


You missed the rest of that quote. It began 'See what a difference clarification makes?' The point of that post was that I DID ask further questions before answering, because the original post wasn't clear (until edited later, after I asked my clarification question), and giving an answer based on an incorrect assumption is often worse than giving no answer at all.

I really think that us 'accountant types' (as a group) tend to assume that everyone else in the group thinks exactly like us, and that therefore clear communication is not necessary. The others know what we are thinking, why should we take the time to clearly explain our thoughts? If you spend some time reading prior discussions here, you will see this recurring problem. Some, usually the younger set, don't even write complete words, assuming the rest of us text on our cell phones, and therefore understand. We don't. Kevinh5

Further information

You weren't a user here a few years ago, but we used to have a TERRIBLE problem with tax 'pros' (meaning several years of experience, many with designations behind their names) not doing basic research into IRS Publications like Pub 17. Luckily, we don't have as much of that problem anymore, as we have implemented several changes to online text asking a person to do a basic SEARCH (yellow search box) before asking a question. Yes, there ARE some dumb questions - dumb because it is clearly rude to ask someone 'what is the mileage rate for 2010' when in fact, that information is published by the IRS and available in almost any reference material a tax pro should have beside his desk during tax season. I say it is rude because the person posing the question feels that his time saved by not looking something basic up is more important than the other tax pro's time spent answering questions on this site. Now THAT is rude.

Fortunately, the community doesn't tolerate this behavior very well. Kevinh5

Changing a discussion title

To change a discussion title: open the discussion, click on the "move" tab at the top - a couple tabs to the right of the "edit this page" tab you're more familiar with. The move tab displays the current title and gives you a box to type the new title into. It defaults the new title to the old one, which is nice if you're just fixing a typo. You can delete as much of the old title you want, and replace it with the new.

However - whatever you do, be sure to keep "Discussion:" at the start - including the colon. That's what sorts it into the discussion forums.

Trillium 18:32, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Search hints

You mentioned you got too many search results when you searched. This is a common situation, and one we're working on trying to fix by moving less-helpful and outdated discussions into an archive section that won't be included in a person's initial search.

In the meantime, though, in case it's helpful to you: One thing you can do to make your searches more productive is to include more search terms. For example, for the situation you described, I would have tried:

  1. Search "interest tracing" investment portfolio
  2. Search "interest tracing" "investment interest"

Even though your own research and D&T's response probably already settled that particular issue, it seemed like a good example to use. The first search didn't provide enough discussions, and none were really on point. But the second one seemed to be about the desired length with some that could have been good to read. Hope that helps, for the future.

Trillium 18:08, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm exaggerating on purpose

Don't pay any attention to me. I'm exaggerating a bit on purpose because I think some of the other male posters here are coaches. <g> CrowJD 17:18, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


sign it by using four tildes in a row (see instructions at top of your discussion page) Take care! CrowJD 17:34, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


Perfect, you got it. It took me a long time after I got here to figure that out myself. Have a good one. CrowJD 17:52, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

A question you posted a response to has been moved

Hi, Pegatha - wanted to let you know, belatedly, that a question you posted to earlier today has been moved; the OP had already asked a near-duplicate question within the past day or so, and is also a likely non-pro, so the two discussions were consolidated. You'll find the series of posts you participated in at the end of this discussion: Discussion:Stock Sales of a C-corp ‎ - it's the one he/she originally started about utilizing the NOLs. Your post will, unfortunately, no longer show up in your user contribution history (unless you post to it again), as I deleted the duplicate discussion and just copied all three posts from it and pasted them into the person's original discussion.

Trillium 02:17, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Note from Mufid

Thank, you I will

didn't mean to annoy you; let's not criticize our methods of writing, ok?

maybe there are some of us who like to read large print

Thanks for your message; I just was trying to get an answer to a question to save my client big bucks; Respectfully,


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