Seven Ways to NOT Get Answers to Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Questions via Newsgroups

The shift from newsgroups to forums is well under way for Microsoft Dynamics products. Mariano Gomez highlighted the trend in a recent article. With the change, I wanted to examine the best ways to actually get your questions answered in the forum.

Moderators care a lot about how questions are formatted.  Certain types of questions will either go unanswered or get non-answers. Avoid these types of questions if you want to actually receive an answer:

1. The please-do-my-job-for-me question.

These questions are typically broad questions asking for more information than a normal human being is willing to give.  For example, I've altered this recent question slightly to protect the guilty:

"Can anyone help me write the code in VBA To connect to the SQL server tables, retrieve data and display it in the Report writer through Visual basic editor?"

This person is asking for VBA, SQL and VB code. He or she doesn't want help, but rather free outsourcing.

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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a Senior Consultant with Integrated Business Group in Central Florida. He is author or coauthor of four books on Microsoft Dynamics GP. Mark has been working with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999. He is a Florida licensed CPA and holds an MBA from Rollins College.

Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013Mark's new book, Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013, is available now.

 

 

 

 

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This is an excellent post.

This is an excellent post. I used to be a regular contributor to the GP forum, or whatever it was called at the time. But I stopped doing it precisely for these reasons. There are people that have logged over 1,000 questions!

Good Article and Valid Points

Awesome post, Mark. Very thought provoking.

Amen!

Fabulous article Mark, thank you!

-Victoria

Great post Mark

This should be required reading for all in the community.

Great post Mark! As

Great post Mark! As someone who is the GP Support Analyst for a Dynamics GP Partner this list should be required reading for all clients and consultants.

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