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What Trillium did

was to grey out the older discussion and change the font color of the date you posted, in the hopes that readers would note that yours is a whole new question. Kevinh5

What he said!

I'm glad Kevin responded to your question, because I had wandered away for a while.

The e-mail you received was just an automatic alert - you must have bookmarked that discussion and also set up your user preferences to be alerted by e-mail any time one of your bookmarked discussions was changed. Unfortunately, the auto-alert doesn't distinguish between an actual response post and an edit, so you get notified of any kind of change. Actually, you can go into your preferences and uncheck "E-mail me also for minor edits of pages" but that wouldn't have helped in this case, as I neglected to mark my edit as minor. I'll try to remember to do that in the future, for formatting changes.

To add to what Kevin said: no, you didn't do anything wrong. It's best to avoid posting new questions at the end of really old or really long discussions, because you might find that responses address the old original post or pick up some old controversy and start it up again. But the discussion you posted to isn't very long and wasn't controversial, so even though it's old, it shouldn't create those kinds of problems.

Even so, the dates on the discussion posts are tiny, and some people don't bother to read the entire discussion, so sometimes out of habit people simply post a response to the very first question in the discussion (the original post or "OP"). Some of the users requested some formatting to make it more obvious that there's a new question at the end of the discussion, and what I've been testing for a while is the idea of changing the color and increasing the size of the date at the top, and then also the date of the new question - to kind of serve as an alert to those who might not have noticed the dates otherwise. Sometimes if the facts in the new question are very different from the OP, as in your case, I also make the font color of the OP a lighter grey, as an even bigger reminder to read the new posts at the end of the discussion before responding.

If you've been surfing around the site you may already be aware of this, but the really old discussions are shown at the top of the search results - not because they're the best match, but because our search engine lists things in roughly reverse chronological order. So it is possible that you might find other discussions that more closely address your question with another search. I'd actually recommend three separate searches: first "PSC" and then "personal service corporation" with and without the "s" at the end ("personal service corporations"), and read the discussions from the bottom of the lists, upward. Here's one that looks good, as it covers the concepts you're interested in: Discussion:Real Estate Appraiser a Personal Services Corp (PSC)?, but I just happened across it; there could be others that are much better.

But if you've already done that, then just hang on until someone with PSC knowledge reads your question.

Trillium 02:08, 2 February 2011 (UTC)


I know the answers may not be what you want to hear, but it's the best advice to get them to sign the returns directly.

Now, I will say, I've signed for others in the past (mostly due to certain circumstances). It's rare, but I always sign their name and stick my initials next to the signature. I've not had an issue yet, but if I do, it isn't a big deal. They can just sign it and all is well.

Nice photo and your background is very similar to mine. That may not be a good thing!

Hope it helps! TomTom O'Connor (Taocpa) 18:17, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dawn,

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for the note. I was a controller for a long time and it helped when I went out on my own. You pointed out some items that I found important to what we do now. If people only would relax in this business, we would be better off.

I am Irish to the core. Both families, Mom and Dad's, were from Ireland. My grandfather was taught in Ireland how to play the bagpipes so he taught my dad. I took up the drums for some reason.

I practice by myself and have done so for 25 years. I started my own company after my last job since I grew tired of the rat race here in DC. However, I have good contacts, so I use them when I need assistance.

Write me about anything. I am more than happy to help. Practice questions, cooking, whatever. I am not an expert on anything, but I know where to find stuff.

For searching, I use very generic terms and go from there. I find it helps me, but you're right, it does take too much time.

If you need anything, my personal e-mail is on my page. Happy to chat with you anytime. TomTom O'Connor (Taocpa) 14:30, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi Dawn,

I rec'd a private message from "Dawn," but without the full user name. Trillium thought it might be you. If so, feel free to call or email...

email is:

Phone is: 704-544-6757

Ckenefick 13:22, 18 April 2013 (UTC)ckenefick

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