Discussion:Frequently Asked Questions - Revision history http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&action=history Revision history for this page on the wiki en MediaWiki 1.15.5 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:43:17 GMT Trillium:&#32;wow - how many times have I looked at that and not noticed the typo? http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=674092&oldid=prev <p>wow - how many times have I looked at that and not noticed the typo?</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 02:55, 9 April 2012</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 191:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 191:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>===Why do my follow-up questions need to be on my original discussion ''OR'' what’s the problem with duplicate questions?===</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>===Why do my follow-up questions need to be on my original discussion ''OR'' what’s the problem with duplicate questions?===</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:One of the great benefits of this site is that responses to any issue can build upon each other.&nbsp; That benefit is lost if the discussion is happening in more than one <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">pieces</del>, since many responders won’t have seen the other parts or duplicate copies of your question, so they also won’t have seen responses from other users.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:One of the great benefits of this site is that responses to any issue can build upon each other.&nbsp; That benefit is lost if the discussion is happening in more than one <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">piece</ins>, since many responders won’t have seen the other parts or duplicate copies of your question, so they also won’t have seen responses from other users.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*If both posts get responses, it doesn’t take long for the responses to start to diverge from each other, especially if the description of the facts differs even a little.&nbsp; Sometimes the responses may even be contradictory, because clarifications available on one discussion were not read by those responding to another.&nbsp; That makes it harder for the OP to determine what path to follow, and also creates confusion for any people searching on the topic later.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*If both posts get responses, it doesn’t take long for the responses to start to diverge from each other, especially if the description of the facts differs even a little.&nbsp; Sometimes the responses may even be contradictory, because clarifications available on one discussion were not read by those responding to another.&nbsp; That makes it harder for the OP to determine what path to follow, and also creates confusion for any people searching on the topic later.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*Obvious duplicates tend to get ignored by a good number of the users here.&nbsp; They may recall the earlier discussion and believe the question was already addressed there, and doesn’t need to be started up again, or they may not want to respond if they can’t be sure which one is the current question, or which set of facts is the one to use.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*Obvious duplicates tend to get ignored by a good number of the users here.&nbsp; They may recall the earlier discussion and believe the question was already addressed there, and doesn’t need to be started up again, or they may not want to respond if they can’t be sure which one is the current question, or which set of facts is the one to use.</div></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:17 --> </table> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 02:55:18 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;add link http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=658842&oldid=prev <p>add link</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 20:37, 26 February 2012</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 180:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 180:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>=== How do I ask a tax question? ===</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>=== How do I ask a tax question? ===</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:You need to be a tax pro to post a tax question on TaxAlmanac.&nbsp; If you're a tax pro, you go to the Tax Forum, click on &quot;start a new tax question&quot; and then click the appropriate box the next page. Then you go through the steps on the submit a question page. &nbsp;</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:You need to be a tax pro to post a tax question on TaxAlmanac.&nbsp; If you're a tax pro, you go to the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">[[Discussion_Forum_-_Tax_Questions|</ins>Tax Forum<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">]]</ins>, click on &quot;start a new tax question&quot; and then click the appropriate box the next page. Then you go through the steps on the submit a question page. &nbsp;</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*''Step 1'' is about doing a search for your topic, since so many questions are already answered in the archives (sometimes the best answers you'll get are those from prior questions!) - refer to [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]] for info on how best to search,</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*''Step 1'' is about doing a search for your topic, since so many questions are already answered in the archives (sometimes the best answers you'll get are those from prior questions!) - refer to [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]] for info on how best to search,</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*''Step 2'' is making sure your profile is updated ('''this step is very important''' - if you ask a question without completing this step, i.e., updating your user page/[[Special:Mypage|profile]] to provide info on your level of experience/background as a tax pro, your question will be moved to the [[Discussion_Forum_-_Consumer_Questions|Consumer Forum]] if there's no other way to tell if you're a tax pro),</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:*''Step 2'' is making sure your profile is updated ('''this step is very important''' - if you ask a question without completing this step, i.e., updating your user page/[[Special:Mypage|profile]] to provide info on your level of experience/background as a tax pro, your question will be moved to the [[Discussion_Forum_-_Consumer_Questions|Consumer Forum]] if there's no other way to tell if you're a tax pro),</div></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:17 --> </table> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:37:30 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;amend suggestion http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=647959&oldid=prev <p>amend suggestion</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 14:45, 26 January 2012</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 53:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 53:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:When other users answer a question, how do you know how much faith you can put in their answers? What are their qualifications? Are they an expert with years of experience in that area of taxation? Are they a CPA or an Enrolled Agent? To find out, simply click on their username and you'll be taken to their user page. This is where they hopefully have listed their qualifications and a little bit about themselves.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:When other users answer a question, how do you know how much faith you can put in their answers? What are their qualifications? Are they an expert with years of experience in that area of taxation? Are they a CPA or an Enrolled Agent? To find out, simply click on their username and you'll be taken to their user page. This is where they hopefully have listed their qualifications and a little bit about themselves.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:Although many people have done a great job of adding information about themselves to their user page, many other have not yet done so. Have you? If not, it's easy! Simply click on your username (either in a discussion or at the very top of the screen), then edit that page. Tell us who you are! Note that you do not need to reveal personally identifying information on this page if you don't want to. Feel free to just say something like &quot;I have been a CPA for 5 years.&quot;</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:Although many people have done a great job of adding information about themselves to their user page, many other have not yet done so. Have you? If not, it's easy! Simply click on your username (either in a discussion or at the very top of the screen), then edit that page. Tell us who you are! Note that you do not need to reveal personally identifying information on this page if you don't want to. Feel free to just say something like &quot;I have been a CPA<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">/EA working with tax clients </ins>for 5 years.&quot;</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:17 --> </table> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:45:25 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;rephrase FAQ21 a bit http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=594525&oldid=prev <p>rephrase FAQ21 a bit</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 04:13, 5 May 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 196:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 196:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:If you have a follow-up question, or just want to see if more people might respond to a question you posted earlier, go to the “my contributions” link in the upper right corner of your screen, open that discussion, and add a post to the end.&nbsp; Use that post to clarify any issues, ask any follow-up questions, or just request additional responses.&nbsp; By posting to the discussion, you’ll move it back up to the top of the forum index.&nbsp; Also, someone who bookmarked the original discussion to come back to later would be notified that there’s been a new post, and would be reminded to come back and respond.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:If you have a follow-up question, or just want to see if more people might respond to a question you posted earlier, go to the “my contributions” link in the upper right corner of your screen, open that discussion, and add a post to the end.&nbsp; Use that post to clarify any issues, ask any follow-up questions, or just request additional responses.&nbsp; By posting to the discussion, you’ll move it back up to the top of the forum index.&nbsp; Also, someone who bookmarked the original discussion to come back to later would be notified that there’s been a new post, and would be reminded to come back and respond.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:Doing it that way, rather than posting a duplicate, increases your chances of getting good responses<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, and it </del>also helps <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">both </del>those who might respond to you and those who are researching similar topics in the future.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:Doing it that way, rather than posting a duplicate, increases your chances of getting good responses<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">.&nbsp; It </ins>also helps those who might respond to you <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">to do so efficiently, </ins>and <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">it even helps </ins>those who are researching similar topics in the future.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">*</del>You may not realize that your posts and discussion titles can <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">both </del>be edited.&nbsp; Refer to <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">FAQ </del>3 and 4 for info on how to do that, rather than reposting just to fix a typo or mistake in a post or title.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">(</ins>You may not realize that <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">both </ins>your posts and <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">your </ins>discussion titles can be edited.&nbsp; Refer to <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">FAQs </ins>3 and 4<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, above, </ins>for info on how to do that, rather than reposting just to fix a typo or mistake in a post or title.<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">)</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:17 --> </table> Thu, 05 May 2011 04:13:02 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;add FAQ on why duplicate posts/discussions should be avoided http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=593819&oldid=prev <p>add FAQ on why duplicate posts/discussions should be avoided</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 18:16, 1 May 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 1:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 1:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>{{ForumThreadHeading|Tax_Questions|Tax Questions}}</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>{{ForumThreadHeading|Tax_Questions|Tax Questions}}</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><del style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">[[Category: Tax_Questions]]</del></div></td><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><del style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">[[Category: Tax_Tips]]</del></div></td><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><del style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">[[Category: User_Introductions]]</del></div></td><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: TaxAlmanac_Feedback]]</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: TaxAlmanac_Feedback]]</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Test_Area</del>]]</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Tax Tips</ins>]]</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>__TOC__</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>__TOC__</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 36:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 33:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>=== How do I edit my posts after they are saved? ===</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>=== How do I edit my posts after they are saved? ===</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:Select the '''edit this page''' link (in the &quot;edit this page&quot; tab) at the top of the page. That will display the contents of the entire page, not just your post. Find your post on the page. Each post starts with &lt;nowiki&gt;{{ and ends with }}&lt;/nowiki&gt; and contains various pieces of information. Try to leave these other pieces alone and just change the text as you need to. <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Please </del>do not edit other people's posts (unless you're improving readability by converting an ALL UPPERCASE post to mixed case, <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">etc.</del>).</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:Select the '''edit this page''' link (in the &quot;edit this page&quot; tab) at the top of the page. That will display the contents of the entire page, not just your post. Find your post on the page. Each post starts with &lt;nowiki&gt;{{ and ends with }}&lt;/nowiki&gt; and contains various pieces of information. Try to leave these other pieces alone and just change the text as you need to. <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">As noted in the [[Code of Conduct]], please </ins>do not edit other people's posts (unless you're improving readability by converting an ALL UPPERCASE post to mixed case, <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">fixing a policy violation, or something like that</ins>).</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>=== How can I rename a discussion after it has been saved? ===</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>=== How can I rename a discussion after it has been saved? ===</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:To change the Topic / Subject of a discussion, select the move tab at the top and enter the name that you'd like the page to have. <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Please </del>keep the &quot;Discussion:&quot; prefix at the start of the name. If you receive a warning message indicating that another article already has that name, <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">please </del>choose another <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">and do </del>not overwrite the existing page.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:To change the Topic / Subject of a discussion <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">(i.e., change your discussion title)</ins>, select the move tab at the top and enter the name that you'd like the page to have. <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Be sure to </ins>keep the &quot;Discussion:&quot; prefix at the start of the name<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, as that's what sorts it into the forum index</ins>. If you receive a warning message indicating that another article already has that name, <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">you'll need to </ins>choose another <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">so as to </ins>not overwrite the existing page.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 190:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 187:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:If your question is about tax software, managing a tax practice (fees, hiring, client issues, etc.), CPE or licensing, then that question should not be asked on the tax forum.&nbsp; You would start that question on the [[Discussion_Forum_-_Business_Growth_Community|Business Growth/Practice Management forum]] instead, and there are 4 fewer steps to ask a question on that forum!&nbsp; We also have a [[Discussion_Forum_-_General_Chat|chat forum]], where discussions of general interest can be found.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:If your question is about tax software, managing a tax practice (fees, hiring, client issues, etc.), CPE or licensing, then that question should not be asked on the tax forum.&nbsp; You would start that question on the [[Discussion_Forum_-_Business_Growth_Community|Business Growth/Practice Management forum]] instead, and there are 4 fewer steps to ask a question on that forum!&nbsp; We also have a [[Discussion_Forum_-_General_Chat|chat forum]], where discussions of general interest can be found.</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;"></ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;"></ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">===Why do my follow-up questions need to be on my original discussion ''OR'' what’s the problem with duplicate questions?===</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;"></ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:One of the great benefits of this site is that responses to any issue can build upon each other.&nbsp; That benefit is lost if the discussion is happening in more than one pieces, since many responders won’t have seen the other parts or duplicate copies of your question, so they also won’t have seen responses from other users.&nbsp; </ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:*If both posts get responses, it doesn’t take long for the responses to start to diverge from each other, especially if the description of the facts differs even a little.&nbsp; Sometimes the responses may even be contradictory, because clarifications available on one discussion were not read by those responding to another.&nbsp; That makes it harder for the OP to determine what path to follow, and also creates confusion for any people searching on the topic later.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:*Obvious duplicates tend to get ignored by a good number of the users here.&nbsp; They may recall the earlier discussion and believe the question was already addressed there, and doesn’t need to be started up again, or they may not want to respond if they can’t be sure which one is the current question, or which set of facts is the one to use.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:If you have a follow-up question, or just want to see if more people might respond to a question you posted earlier, go to the “my contributions” link in the upper right corner of your screen, open that discussion, and add a post to the end.&nbsp; Use that post to clarify any issues, ask any follow-up questions, or just request additional responses.&nbsp; By posting to the discussion, you’ll move it back up to the top of the forum index.&nbsp; Also, someone who bookmarked the original discussion to come back to later would be notified that there’s been a new post, and would be reminded to come back and respond.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;"></ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:Doing it that way, rather than posting a duplicate, increases your chances of getting good responses, and it also helps both those who might respond to you and those who are researching similar topics in the future.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:*You may not realize that your posts and discussion titles can both be edited.&nbsp; Refer to FAQ 3 and 4 for info on how to do that, rather than reposting just to fix a typo or mistake in a post or title.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>===What are the Discussion Archives?===</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>===What are the Discussion Archives?===</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>This term may be used in two contexts:&nbsp; Informally, referring to the wealth of information available in all of the prior discussions, or as a formal reference to a part of the site that is new in late 2010/early 2011.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">:</ins>This term may be used in two contexts:&nbsp; Informally, referring to the wealth of information available in all of the prior discussions, or as a formal reference to a part of the site that is new in late 2010/early 2011<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">:The &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; section of the site is part of a project to improve search results for people by moving the old and/or not really helpful discussions into a section that &lt;u&gt;isn't searched&lt;/u&gt; by default.&nbsp; To include those discussions in your search results you would have to click an extra box to search through that other section (discussed more fully below), so this change is intended to make the initial search results more fruitful (and shorter) in most cases</ins>.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">The &quot;</del>Discussion Archives<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">&quot; </del>section of the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">site </del>is <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">part of a project </del>to <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">improve search results for people by moving </del>the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">old and/</del>or <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">not really helpful </del>discussions <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">into a section </del>that &lt;u&gt;<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">isn't searched</del>&lt;/u&gt; <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">by default.&nbsp; To include those discussions in your search results you would have to click an extra box to search through </del>that <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">other section (discussed more fully below), so this change </del>is <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">intended to make the initial search results more fruitful (and shorter) in most cases</del>.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">:Right now, there have not been many old discussions that have actually been moved to the </ins>Discussion Archives section<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading your search results from the bottom </ins>of the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">list, since that's where discussions started most recently will be.&nbsp; Over time, however, more and more discussions will be moved.&nbsp; The general idea </ins>is to <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">move those that are in </ins>the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">consumer forum, </ins>or <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">in the tax forum and never got responses even after many months, </ins>discussions that <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">have outlived their usefulness (maybe they relate to old law, for example), or are more than two or three years old.&nbsp; An exception to the latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they will </ins>&lt;u&gt;<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">not</ins>&lt;/u&gt; <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">be moved out of the part of TaxAlmanac </ins>that is <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">searched by default</ins>.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Right now</del>, <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">there </del>have <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">not been many old discussions that have actually been moved </del>to the Discussion Archives section<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading </del>your search results <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">from </del>the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">bottom of the list</del>, <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">since </del>that<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">'s where discussions started most recently will be</del>.&nbsp; <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Over time, however, </del>more and <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">more </del>discussions <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">will be moved.&nbsp; The general idea is to move those </del>that <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">are </del>in the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">consumer forum, or </del>in the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">tax forum and never got responses even after many months</del>, <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">discussions that have outlived their usefulness (maybe they relate to old law, for example</del>)<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, or are more than two or three years old</del>.&nbsp; <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">An exception to </del>the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they </del>will <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">&lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt; be moved out </del>of the <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">part of TaxAlmanac that is searched by default</del>.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">:If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results</ins>, <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">and </ins>have <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search </ins>to <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">also incude </ins>the Discussion Archives section<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of </ins>your search results <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">page, inside </ins>the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">customization box</ins>, <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">for the section </ins>that <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives</ins>.<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">&quot; </ins> <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the </ins>more <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">current </ins>and <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">categorized </ins>discussions<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, you can set </ins>that <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box </ins>in the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; </ins>in the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">upper part of your screen</ins>, <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">toward the right side</ins>).&nbsp; <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Or you can search </ins>the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">site with an external search engine; it </ins>will <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">continue to find discussions no matter which section </ins>of the <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">site they are in</ins>.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><del style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results, and have followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search to also incude the Discussion Archives section.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of your search results page, inside the customization box, for the section that says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives.&quot;&nbsp; If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the more current and categorized discussions, you can set that up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box in the search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; in the upper part of your screen, toward the right side).&nbsp; Or you can search the site with an external search engine; it will continue to find discussions no matter which section of the site they are in.</del></div></td><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:17 --> </table> Sun, 01 May 2011 18:16:50 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;add another category, indicate this list isn't all inclusive or "policy" http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=577485&oldid=prev <p>add another category, indicate this list isn&#39;t all inclusive or &quot;policy&quot;</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 18:22, 13 March 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 198:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 198:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>The &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; section of the site is part of a project to improve search results for people by moving the old and/or not really helpful discussions into a section that &lt;u&gt;isn't searched&lt;/u&gt; by default.&nbsp; To include those discussions in your search results you would have to click an extra box to search through that other section (discussed more fully below), so this change is intended to make the initial search results more fruitful (and shorter) in most cases.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>The &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; section of the site is part of a project to improve search results for people by moving the old and/or not really helpful discussions into a section that &lt;u&gt;isn't searched&lt;/u&gt; by default.&nbsp; To include those discussions in your search results you would have to click an extra box to search through that other section (discussed more fully below), so this change is intended to make the initial search results more fruitful (and shorter) in most cases.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>Right now, there have not been many old discussions that have actually been moved to the Discussion Archives section, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading your search results from the bottom of the list, since that's where discussions started most recently will be.&nbsp; Over time, however, more and more discussions will be moved.&nbsp; The idea is to move those that are in the consumer forum, or in the tax forum and never got responses even after many months, or are more than two or three years old.&nbsp; An exception to the latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they will &lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt; be moved out of the part of TaxAlmanac that is searched by default.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>Right now, there have not been many old discussions that have actually been moved to the Discussion Archives section, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading your search results from the bottom of the list, since that's where discussions started most recently will be.&nbsp; Over time, however, more and more discussions will be moved.&nbsp; The <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">general </ins>idea is to move those that are in the consumer forum, or in the tax forum and never got responses even after many months<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">, discussions that have outlived their usefulness (maybe they relate to old law, for example)</ins>, or are more than two or three years old.&nbsp; An exception to the latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they will &lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt; be moved out of the part of TaxAlmanac that is searched by default.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results, and have followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search to also incude the Discussion Archives section.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of your search results page, inside the customization box, for the section that says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives.&quot;&nbsp; If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the more current and categorized discussions, you can set that up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box in the search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; in the upper part of your screen, toward the right side).&nbsp; Or you can search the site with an external search engine; it will continue to find discussions no matter which section of the site they are in.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results, and have followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search to also incude the Discussion Archives section.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of your search results page, inside the customization box, for the section that says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives.&quot;&nbsp; If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the more current and categorized discussions, you can set that up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box in the search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; in the upper part of your screen, toward the right side).&nbsp; Or you can search the site with an external search engine; it will continue to find discussions no matter which section of the site they are in.</div></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:18 --> </table> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:22:45 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;an extra thought about this change having no effect on external search engines http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=577484&oldid=prev <p>an extra thought about this change having no effect on external search engines</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 18:14, 13 March 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 200:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 200:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>Right now, there have not been many old discussions that have actually been moved to the Discussion Archives section, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading your search results from the bottom of the list, since that's where discussions started most recently will be.&nbsp; Over time, however, more and more discussions will be moved.&nbsp; The idea is to move those that are in the consumer forum, or in the tax forum and never got responses even after many months, or are more than two or three years old.&nbsp; An exception to the latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they will &lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt; be moved out of the part of TaxAlmanac that is searched by default.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>Right now, there have not been many old discussions that have actually been moved to the Discussion Archives section, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading your search results from the bottom of the list, since that's where discussions started most recently will be.&nbsp; Over time, however, more and more discussions will be moved.&nbsp; The idea is to move those that are in the consumer forum, or in the tax forum and never got responses even after many months, or are more than two or three years old.&nbsp; An exception to the latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they will &lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt; be moved out of the part of TaxAlmanac that is searched by default.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results, and have followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search to also incude the Discussion Archives section.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of your search results page, inside the customization box, for the section that says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives.&quot;&nbsp; If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the more current and categorized discussions, you can set that up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box in the search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; in the upper part of your screen, toward the right side).</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results, and have followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search to also incude the Discussion Archives section.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of your search results page, inside the customization box, for the section that says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives.&quot;&nbsp; If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the more current and categorized discussions, you can set that up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box in the search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; in the upper part of your screen, toward the right side)<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">.&nbsp; Or you can search the site with an external search engine; it will continue to find discussions no matter which section of the site they are in</ins>.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:18 --> </table> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:14:56 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;add FAQ on discussion archives (proactively, even though it's not yet really in full use) http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=577483&oldid=prev <p>add FAQ on discussion archives (proactively, even though it&#39;s not yet really in full use)</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 18:13, 13 March 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 192:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 192:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>If you have any questions which are not answered above, please add them to our [[Discussion Forum - TaxAlmanac Feedback|TaxAlmanac Feedback Discussion Forum]].</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">===What are the Discussion Archives?===</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">This term may be used in two contexts:&nbsp; Informally, referring to the wealth of information available in all of the prior discussions, or as a formal reference to a part of the site that is new in late 2010/early 2011.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">The &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; section of the site is part of a project to improve search results for people by moving the old and/or not really helpful discussions into a section that &lt;u&gt;isn't searched&lt;/u&gt; by default.&nbsp; To include those discussions in your search results you would have to click an extra box to search through that other section (discussed more fully below), so this change is intended to make the initial search results more fruitful (and shorter) in most cases.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Right now, there have not been many old discussions that have actually been moved to the Discussion Archives section, so you may not notice any differences yet, and you should still start reading your search results from the bottom of the list, since that's where discussions started most recently will be.&nbsp; Over time, however, more and more discussions will be moved.&nbsp; The idea is to move those that are in the consumer forum, or in the tax forum and never got responses even after many months, or are more than two or three years old.&nbsp; An exception to the latter is any discussion that has been categorized by topic - since those were seen to include good info or input for people searching on the particular topic at any later date, they will &lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt; be moved out of the part of TaxAlmanac that is searched by default.</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">If you run a search and are not satisfied with the search results, and have followed all of the applicable [[Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac]], then you can expand your search to also incude the Discussion Archives section.&nbsp; Look at the bottom of your search results page, inside the customization box, for the section that says &quot;Search in namespace&quot; and click to add a check mark to the box to the left of &quot;Discussion Archives.&quot;&nbsp; If you want your searches to default to searching the Discussion Archives as well as the more current and categorized discussions, you can set that up by checking off the &quot;Discussion Archives&quot; box in the search tab of &quot;my preferences&quot; (you'll find &quot;my preferences&quot; in the upper part of your screen, toward the right side).</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>&#160;</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">''</ins>If you have any questions which are not answered above, please add them to our [[Discussion Forum - TaxAlmanac Feedback|TaxAlmanac Feedback Discussion Forum]]<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">''</ins>.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>}}</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>}}</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <!-- diff generator: internal 2014-07-03 16:43:18 --> </table> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:13:35 GMT Trillium http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Thread_talk:Frequently_Asked_Questions Trillium:&#32;update bookmark/watchlist FAQ to current functionality http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Discussion:Frequently_Asked_Questions&diff=574827&oldid=prev <p>update bookmark/watchlist FAQ to current functionality</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 20:03, 7 March 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 135:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 135:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* For discussions, simply select the '''Watch this discussion''' checkbox on the bottom of the discussion pages and then save.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* For discussions, simply select the '''Watch this discussion''' checkbox on the bottom of the discussion pages and then save.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* For pages other than discussion pages, select the '''bookmark this page''' tab at the top of any page. This works for discussion pages as well.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* For pages other than discussion pages, select the '''bookmark this page''' tab at the top of any page. This works for discussion pages as well.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'>-</td><td style="background: #ffa; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* To view or edit your watchlist, select the '''my <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">bookmarks</del>''' link at the top of any TaxAlmanac page, and then click &quot;<del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">Display </del>and <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">modify your complete bookmark list</del>&quot; <del class="diffchange diffchange-inline">about halfway down </del>the page.</div></td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* To view or edit your watchlist, select the '''my <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">watchlist</ins>''' link at the top of any TaxAlmanac page, and then click &quot;<ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">View </ins>and <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">edit watchlist</ins>&quot; <ins class="diffchange diffchange-inline">- the second of three links right up at the top of </ins>the page.</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* Keep in mind that you will only receive ''one'' email per page that changes until you view that page. 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color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 146:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 146:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* [[Topical Index]] - articles and discussions which have been categorized by topic</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>:* [[Topical Index]] - articles and discussions which have been categorized by topic</div></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td><td class='diff-marker'>+</td><td style="background: #cfc; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div><ins style="color: red; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">:* [[:Special:Categories|Categories]] - another way to view the categories discussions are categorized into (click 500 views)</ins></div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; 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doesn&#39;t exist, stickies were added to all topics another way, don&#39;t need it here now</p> <table style="background-color: white; color:black;"> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <col class='diff-marker' /> <col class='diff-content' /> <tr valign='top'> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='2' style="background-color: white; color:black;">Revision as of 06:50, 7 February 2011</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 5:</td> <td colspan="2" class="diff-lineno">Line 5:</td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: TaxAlmanac_Feedback]]</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: TaxAlmanac_Feedback]]</div></td></tr> <tr><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; color:black; font-size: smaller;"><div>[[Category: Test_Area]]</div></td><td class='diff-marker'> </td><td style="background: #eee; 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