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Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

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Please help us help you - don't delete old posts

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 30 May 2003
This forum is becoming a useful resource to answer some hard-to-solve but apparently trivial questions ... the sort of thing that 80% of newcomers to the language we cover want to ask.

So if you've posted a question and someone's taken the time and trouble to give you an answer which costs you nothing, please leave the whole exchange on the board for others to read, and please don't make the person who answered you look as if he was talking to himself.   Thanks!

P.S.  If you see a low number of views to pages, don't be fooled ... that number doesn't include people who are searching the web for answers to questions and find the pages in our archives at  I've just been having a glance through our logs, and most threads are called up that way several times each week ....

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 4 January 2005
The policy remains - please do not delete old posts, as they form a useful archive for others who are searching for answers to similar questions.

However ... over the next few months, we may start deleting a few threads that are very old.  Decisions will be made on a case by case basis; threads that may be deleted include those which contain information which has been superceded, those which are non-technical, and those which simply duplicate information that's elsewhere on the site.  This bookkeeping will help keep our search archives crisp and easy to use - will help our users see the wood for through the trees if you like.

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