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    I am confused.

    A moderator told me not to direct my questions at one individual contributor, but I could not find such a guideline in Forum Rules, have I missed something?

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    Re: I am confused.

    This is not a rule; it is just sensible forum practice. This is an open forum, in which anybody who has the knowledge may respond to any post. If you address a question to one person, you are effectively telling all other members that you do not wish them to respond in this open forum.

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    #3

    Re: I am confused.

    Will it still be inappropriate even if I address a follow-up question to someone who just replied to me?

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    Re: I am confused.

    It may occasionally be useful to address a question to one user if it is about a specific point in a post of theirs, prefaced with @ username, but it is generally appropriate to follow standard practice as much as possible.

    If you have a question about the language a member has used in a post, please ask the question in that thread, rather than filling your threads with links to other threads or even to other forums. If your question leads us some way away from the original topic, we may suggest starting a new thread, but the first place to ask a question about a post is in the same thread.

    We try to keep our list of rules and guidelines as short as possible at UE, and to give our members freedom to ask and say what they want, unless they are being deliberately provocative. We credit our members with the degree of common sense that allows the forum to run smoothly.

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