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Posting Messages

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How do I post on the Community?

 

Two ways post a message:

Home page:

  1. Select Ask a Question
  2. Select which board you would like to post your message.
  3. Fill in the message and Subject. Don’t forget to post your workflow with sample data.

Discussion Boards:

  1. Click the New Message link.
  2. In the Subject field, enter your message title.
    Tip: Make your subject clear and concise, as it's the only part of the message that shows up on the message-listing page.
  3. In the Body field, type your message. Be sure to include all necessary details, especially for technical topics. Please DO NOT include proprietary data or information on the Alteryx Community. Use sample data for posting.
  4. Format and spell check your message, as needed.
  5. Click Submit Post.

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How do I edit my post?

Once you post to the community, you are able to make edits to your post for the 1st 24 hours. Once that 24 hour time period has elapsed, you will need to request any further edits to be made by Notifying the Community Team.

 

 

 

How do I reply to a message?

 

Click Reply to respond to a particular post.
The Reply Message screen is similar to the Post Message screen, with these differences:

  • When you reply to a post, the subject line is filled in automatically. You can change it if you want.
  • You can paste the message to which you are replying into the body of your reply by clicking the quotes (“) in the taskbar.

Your reply is added to the existing thread. It won't create a new thread.

 

 

 

Can I create "canned" or "boilerplate" responses?

 

Yes. You can use macros to create a "canned" or " boilerplate" response (also known as a premade response) that you can paste into any message. You can create up to 9 macros.
To set up a macro for boilerplate text:

  1. Sign in to the community.
  2. Go to My Settings > Macros.
  3. Enter a short but memorable name in the Macro Title field.
  4. In the Macro box, enter your boilerplate text. (You can use HTML tags if your community allows it.)
  5. Click Save.

Tip: To add text at the bottom of your posts, you can include that text as part of your signature instead of using a macro.
To add your boilerplate text to a post:

  1. Go to a post.
  2. In the comment area, place your cursor where you want to add the boilerplate text.
  3. Open the Macros menu and select the macro you want to add.

 

 

 

Finding Spam

 

If you happen to find a piece of content that seems to be spam. Select the ellipses (...) on the right hand side of the post. You can then choose “Mark as Spam” and our team of Moderators will be alerted. We would appreciate your help in keeping our Community as clean as possible.

 

 

 

Notifying the Community Team

 

If for any reason you need assistance with a post that you have written and posted you can use the “Notify Moderator” Option. Select the ellipses (...) on the right hand side of the post. You can then choose “Notify Moderator” and our team of Moderators will be alerted and will assist you as soon as possible. If you are having account issues or seeing issues with the site, please email community@alteryx.com and a support ticket will be created for you.

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