***** ATTENTION VISUAL BASIC EXPERTS *****

To all Visual Basic Experts:

As many of you know there has been an influx of new users on the site since the PAQ questions were released on google. For this reason many topic areas have been flooded with questions that are too many for us moderators and staff to handle alone.

With the help of few experts we are able to keep some of the topic areas running pretty smoothly but some such as this one are being overrun with questions that have never been closed. We are requesting that any experts who have a few moments a day will help us with a cleanup effort to clean out the abandoned questions in this topic area.

If you have a few minutes a day and are willing to help out get this topic area back in order, please respond to this question and let us know. We truly will appreciate any help. For more information regarding the cleanup process please see this link:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs7

Before you begin I will need to assign you to an area to work in. So post here first.

YensidMod
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Tommy KinardCommented:
YensidMod,

I am ready to do some more clean-up but my time is sparatic(?) Could I have 1 day at a time (sounds like a tv show)?

dragontooth

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Mike TomlinsonHigh School Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Mathematics TeachersCommented:
YensidMod,

I am relatively new to EE and haven been participating for about a month and a half now.  Almost all of my posts are within the VB topic area.  In it, I was last months to top scorer and am already in the overall top 100.

Being an out-of-work programmer/stay@home dad who spends a lot (too much?) time on EE, I would love to help in the Cleanup process if you believe I would be a good candidate.

Regards,

Idle_Mind


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YensidModAuthor Commented:
Idle_Mind,
    Sorry to hear about your work. Hope you get a job real soon.  Thank you for volunteering to cleanup the VB questions.  Please read the Cleanup Guidelines

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/cleanup.jsp

and review a couple lists in the Cleanup topic, to get an idea of format.

As soon as you finish reading and understand the process, post here and I will give you a range of questions to clean.


YensidMod
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Tommy KinardCommented:
YensidMod,

Got it, on it

dragontooth


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Tommy KinardCommented:
YensidMod,

Your funny, that was 1 question Can I have another day please that one is finished.:0)

dragontooth

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leonstrykerCommented:
I do not know dragontooth, it seems it took you a whole 22 minutes to do just that one. ;)
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Tommy KinardCommented:
Hey it was a FTP server question had to check it out (turns out they want source):)
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leonstrykerCommented:
Hmm, in that case the other 10/05 question (move Type Library to Byte Array) should be breeze?
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Tommy KinardCommented:
Ok you got me, I looked in VB Db, VB Controls, and VB only to find it in 10/04 VB..... ;-)
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leonstrykerCommented:
Interesting, for me that question showed up as 10/05 12:12AM EDT.  I guess its something to keep in mind, we all have different regional time settings so our dispaly on the date ranges may varry.
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leonstrykerCommented:
Yensidmod,

I am going to list my work email in my profile.  Please email it there.  I will remove it after I get the files.

Leon
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leonstrykerCommented:
Yensidmod,

The link you supplied above shows me only 2 question for 10/05.  The issue is definently regional settings for each one of us.  Just something we should be aware of.

Leon
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Tommy KinardCommented:
Yensidmod,

On CST I have 1 question, on GMT I have 12, you are on PST where I have 5. I have no problem either way I will stay on PST just because that is how you are setting up the cleanup but that was interesting to say the least. leonstryker was correct in the reginal settings.

I'll also take 10/06  on PST and backtrak to the other 4. I was actually looking for about 20-25 questions.

dragontooth

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Tommy KinardCommented:
ok I'll take 10/07 also. I thought you and leonstryker were messing with me, either that I was loosing my mind again :)

anyway regional settings are on PST so we are talking the same thing.

dragontooth

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enariCommented:
I'd like to Help.  I spend a lot of time on EE during the day and would like to do something productive.
I've been using EE for quite a few months but not activly until recently.

I'm interested in cleaning up VB or any of the MS-Office areas.

I can (depending on the size) do a day every day  :)

Enari
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srimanthCommented:
Yensid,

I am done for the range October 1 - 4.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_20821977.html

I am currently neck deep and burried in work at office. Anyways, give me another range and i will work on it whenever time permits.

cheers,
srimanth.
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enariCommented:
Already Read - so I knew what I'm getting myself into... Thanx. :)

Enari
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enariCommented:
Sure .. but what area?  VB top level?
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YensidModAuthor Commented:
enari,
   Yes, Visual Basic, top level.  The subtopics are being taken care of.

Yensidmod
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enariCommented:
Hate to say it... I'm kinda unsure about 3 of my answers.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20764269.html 
Users question not answered but alternatives given ... I think Delete(?)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20764302.html
Same as above with Delete(?)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20764552.html
Useful but who gets points? - choose PAQ/NoRefund
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YensidModAuthor Commented:
enari,
    If the asker question is not answer, it is Delete /Refund or Delete /No Refund.  PAQ/No Refund is fine for the last question.  I or another Moderator will look over it more carefully in 7 days.

Thanks for working on the questions,

Yensidmod
EE Moderator
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planoczCommented:
Hi YensidMod,

I have finished with VB area ... Jul 15-22.
I am going to take a break and get back with you on Cleanup later in the month or in Jan 04.
Thanks
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YensidModAuthor Commented:
planocz,
    Thanks for getting your range done.

Happy holidays,

Yensidmod
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enariCommented:
Finished 10/11 - 10/14 and posted on cleanup.
will continue to finish the others. :)

Enari
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Tommy KinardCommented:
Yensidmod,
I require help on this question. I am involved. A lot of points.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20759419.html

Thanks
dragontooth

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srimanthCommented:
hmmm...interesting!!!!

Yensid,
me too interested in that one as i am also involved. A lot of points ;))
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YensidModAuthor Commented:
dragontooth and srimanth,

I have asked a couple of experts for recommendation.  I will let you know the result as soon as possible.

Yensidmod
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Tommy KinardCommented:
Thank you YensidMod.

dragontooth

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Tommy KinardCommented:
YensidMod,
 I have finished my section, except for the one I asked for help on, and posted in cleanup.

dragontooth

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YensidModAuthor Commented:
dragontooth,
    Thanks for finishing the range.  Do you want some more questions to work?

I am still waiting on an answer from a couple of experts that I've contacted.

Yensidmod
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Tommy KinardCommented:
YensidMod,
    Not at this time, I will be back later when the time allows. I be off on the 22nd til the 2nd, should have some time then.

Ok thanks the question was a high point value with 2 ideas by the experts. I just wanted some else's opinion since I am involved.

Thanks for your time.

dragontooth

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YensidModAuthor Commented:
dragontooth,
    Here is what I got from two experts.

One said split the points between the experts.  The other is said,

"The question is ambiguous.  
Most Experts read it as "how do I return and array from a function that is a class member"  But it could quite easily be "how do I return an array of class objects"

As with all ambiguous questions, the Experts are partly to blame because nobody forced the Asker to clarify before diving in with what could be the wrong answer.

Lacking any new input, I'd Delete/No refund....  Delete becasue an ambiguous question does not improve the PAQ database and there is no 'breakthrough insight' here.

But if one or more Experts claimed they were right, I'd probably just split the points amongst those who claimed it."

I will let you choose. :)

Yensidmod
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DanRollinsCommented:
CONGRATULATIONS Visual Basic CVs!!!!!!!

VB now shows less than 2000 open questions!   The oldest are no more than 5 months old, and most are no more than 90 days.   We are clearly ahead of the "curve," and with one more push, we'll be in true maintenance mode.

This is an incredible accomplishment!  For years, VB was the "dirtiest" TA on the site with over 6000 abandoned questions.  Now we're ahead of most of the other busy TAs, WAY ahead of many of them -- check it out:
     http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/cleanupList.jsp

Good work, one and all!

-- Dan
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leonstrykerCommented:
Happy New Year!

I have one more day to do in the assigned range.

Leon
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planoczCommented:
Hi Yensidmod,

Well its a new year, an I am ready for a area in VB for cleanup

Thanks,
planocz
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srimanthCommented:
Wish you all a very happy new year.

Yensid,
I am currently neck deep at work. I still have my range October 8 - 11, 2003.
I will look into it by end of this week.

cheers,
srimanth.
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Tommy KinardCommented:
Hi Yensidmod,
I have finished mine. Got to get things together at work after a 2 week vacation. I'll be ready for more in a week or so.

dragontooth

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YensidModAuthor Commented:
dragontooth,
   Thanks for finishing your range of questions.  Let me know when you are ready for another set of questions.

Yensidmod
EE Moderator
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planoczCommented:
Oct. 17-24,'03
I will start on it tomorrow.
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srimanthCommented:
Yensid,
I am still having heavy workloads and looks like it will carry on till this month end. If the assigned dates can wait, i will do it when i get a breather. If not, allocate it to someone and i will pick up a new range when i am free.

cheers,
srimanth.
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DanRollinsCommented:
I'm continuing to work from the end of the list, which is about Sept, 2003

-- Dan
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leonstrykerCommented:
I am ready for a new range.

Leon
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leonstrykerCommented:
Will do AnnieMod.

Leon
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leonstrykerCommented:
AnnieMod,

This date range looks like it was Pinged today.

Leon
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leonstrykerCommented:
Ok, thanks.

Leon
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planoczCommented:
Hi Ya'll,
I have  Visual Basic Oct. 17-24,'03 Finished,

I am ready for a new range.

planocz
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planoczCommented:
Iam on it
Thanks,
planocz
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planoczCommented:
hi AnnieMod,

I finished with 8-12 Dec 2003 and it looks like
CleanupPing did part of 12 thru 14 Dec.

Thanks,
Planocz
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leonstrykerCommented:
I am available for clean up.

Leon
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leonstrykerCommented:
AnnieMod,

Will do.

Leon
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planoczCommented:
AnnieMod,

I am ready.

planocz
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planoczCommented:
Ok no problem,
planocz
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DanRollinsCommented:
I'm still grind through from the oldest.  My last CV list ended about 18-NOV-03.
-- Dan
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Tommy KinardCommented:
AnnieMod,
I can handle about 20+- questions at a time. My schedule changes from day to day, as I am sure most do also, so I can either help some one with their range or you can give me a range either or.

dragontooth

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Tommy KinardCommented:
Ok will do.

er uh hate to be picky but PST right?

dragontooth

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Tommy KinardCommented:
Ok thanks. :)

dragontooth

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leonstrykerCommented:
Sorry AnnieMod, I am very busy at the moment.  I will be back in a couple of weeks.

Leon
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leonstrykerCommented:
Ok thanks.

Leon
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Tommy KinardCommented:
AnnieMod,

I have finished my range. Will return when I have more time.

dragontooth

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DanRollinsCommented:
I'm done with November 2003
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DanRollinsCommented:
There were a few left in OCT-03, so I finished them off.

VB is now clean through the end of 2003
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AnnieModCommented:
Dan,

Thanks for the update and sorry for the late response. I had some personal issues.

I hope you had taken only these from October that were in your last assignment ( 25 October - 30 November 2003)Because in the ones in 1-25th I have CVs and if you had done them, you had definitely decided  to  do something against what I had always asked - never clean any question that is not assigned to you.

Can I ask you when you make cleanup to use the official script? I know you do not like it but for now it is the script. Thanks

Annie
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DanRollinsCommented:
I'm afraid that I did post recommendations to the remaining questions before NOV-03.  There were only about 50.  The cleanup list for those Qs is here http:/CleanUp/Q_20923149.html

I'm sorry if I caused any problems.  For two years I have been cleaning oldest to new in VB, and when I saw that I had accidently skipped a few days of OCT-03 and saw no CV posts in that range, I just wanted to tidy up before I switched my focus to WinProg.

I stopped when I hit the end of NOV-03 as instructed.  I saw that planocz seems to be working the remaing 25 questions in 2003.

Again, I apologize if I have casued any problems.

-- Dan
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DanRollinsCommented:
AnnieMod,
I see that the last 30 from 2003 have not yet been cleaned.   We are in striking distance of getting VB down to under 1000!  

If you would like, I can continue working oldest-to-newest in VB.  I'll do it concurrently with WinProg, which I have brought up to FEB-03 and intend to bring up to JAN-04 within the next week or so.

-- Dan
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