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The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
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  • #61
    Well, I was getting notifications, bu they stopped when I changed the Avatar.
    Ted Giles
    Example Consulting - UK
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    sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
    See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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    • #62
      We will be installing an update tonight between 5/1/2020 22:00-23:00 EDT which is intended to address the outstanding problems.

      Lenny Forziati
      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
      Alpha Software Corporation

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      • #63
        GO LENNY!

        Appreciated.
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK
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        sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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        • #64
          Still not getting notifications of replies to posts!
          Ted Giles
          Example Consulting - UK
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          sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
          See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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          • #65
            Is it possible to move the Mark all channels read functionality to the 1st screen that appears when you click the "New Topics"? As it stands now, you click the New Topics, pick which ones you want to read, and then return to the main forum page to Mark all channels read. Seems to me that somewhere in that workflow someone could post another thread or multiple threads that you are marking as read without ever opening them.

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            • #66
              Why do I need an AA license number to be able to change my profile details?
              I am not getting notifications - but I was a week ago - and I can still post and upload stuff, so if Lenny is watching, can you take a peek please?
              Ted Giles
              Example Consulting - UK
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              sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
              See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                Why do I need an AA license number to be able to change my profile details?
                License number is a newer required field for part of a user profile. Since it was added more recently (mid last year), most users do not yet have it specified, so you must add it when editing your profile. Unfortunately we do not have a way to exclude the requirement on existing accounts. This was added to cut down on new accounts being created by spammers. Prior to this, we were getting hundreds of new users per week with only 1 or 2 being legitimate users. Since adding the license number requirement, we have had a total of 2 spammers register over many months.

                Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                I am not getting notifications - but I was a week ago - and I can still post and upload stuff, so if Lenny is watching, can you take a peek please?
                We are aware that notifications are still not quite correct. In fact, I am getting notifications for some threads even though I have them turned off. We are continuing to work thorough the remaining issues.


                Lenny Forziati
                Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                Alpha Software Corporation

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                • #68
                  Thanks Lenny, appreciate the effort.
                  As my logo byline says "if it was easy, everyone would be doing it!"
                  It will happen. I noticed that all Quoted ones come through though if that's any help.

                  Ted Giles
                  Example Consulting - UK
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                  sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                  See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                  • #69
                    Real Names.
                    In the old Forum we had real names showing. Now we don't, which is a bit impersonal. No biggie, but a step backwards i fear. Still, anyone posting can add their first name if they wish to be friendly.
                    We still have the [sigpic] in front of the signature line.
                    Ted Giles
                    Example Consulting - UK
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                    sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                    See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                    • #70
                      Who do I contact to get a post released from being locked as spam? Is this another great feature of the new forum? Too many edits to your post and it is flagged as spam?
                      https://forum.alphasoftware.com/foru...or-set-of-data
                      Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.5 Build 7086-5534 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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                      • #71
                        I looked at it and it seemed to be working.
                        BUT
                        This thread has a "Redirect" flag.
                        Ted Giles
                        Example Consulting - UK
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                        sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                          I looked at it and it seemed to be working.
                          BUT
                          This thread has a "Redirect" flag.
                          This thread has been moved to the Forum Usage area, but is still available redirected from the original location in General Questions.

                          Lenny Forziati
                          Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                          Alpha Software Corporation

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                          • #73
                            Thanks Lenny.
                            I'm sure it isn't easy transitioning like this.
                            Still, it will all get resolved one way or another.
                            Ted Giles
                            Example Consulting - UK
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                            sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                            See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                            • #74
                              Okay, I've been looking and looking and I'm sure it's right under my nose, but where do I set the Tag section of my profile? (formerly called Signature in the old forum).
                              Thanks
                              Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.5 Build 7086-5534 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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                              • #75

                                How do I edit my signature?

                                You can set and change your signature by going to your username in the upper right corner > click to get the drop down > select User Settings. On that page, select the Account tab and then go down to the area that says "Conversation Detail Options". On the right side, you will see the option "Edit Post Signature". If you click that link, you will get a popup editor that will allow you to enter/edit your signature.
                                This option may be disabled by the Administrator. The Administrator may also have restrictions on how many lines or characters may be in the signature.

                                I see my signature from the edit button, but don't see it here...

                                I'd rather the signature stay with the message allowing different signatures for each message! How much fun is that????
                                Al Buchholz
                                Bookwood Systems, LTD
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                                Occam's Razor - KISS
                                Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                                Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                                When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                                "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                                Albert Einstein

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