I wish to offer payment for a 5 minute configuration via remote connection on my router to fix a configuration issue.

Are offers like this allowed on SuperUser?

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    In short... no.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 13:54
  • Thanks, - I had a bad feeling that would be the case. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 13:56
  • No..............
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 13:57
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    If the issue only requires 5 minutes of work, why not ask a question here and do the with yourself? Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 14:07
  • Because if you are so certain that it only takes 5 minutes then you clearly have the knowledge to do it yourself...
    – EBGreen
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 14:19
  • I know how, yes, but cannot make it work myself; so I would be looking for someone capable of using knowledge that I do not have and have not been able to find through searching and asking questions. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 19:24

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Are offers like this allowed on Superuser?

Offers to pay someone to do some work have never been allowed on the Stack Exchange network:

I totally appreciate your willingness to reward people's efforts, but offers of money are extremely frowned upon on Stack Overflow for various reasons - mainly out of the fear that allowing them would introduce very harmful dynamics into the community (ie. people tearing each others' eyes out for the $$$). If you're interested in previous discussion on the subject, see e.g. here and here.

You will have to look elsewhere in this specific regard.

Source Is it alright to pay real money for useful help? [duplicate], answer by Pëkka

  • Again, thanks, - I would not normally ask such a question, only I have hit a complete and total wall and can find no services, resources, or anything else that I can possibly use in order to resolve the problem I am having. As you may have noticed, my questions on the forum have a habit of attracting nothing by way of useful, usable, or constructive help. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 19:27
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    So ask a question, provide us the required information to answer the question, and you will get an answer for free. If it’s that’s easy you will get an answer on no time.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 0:24
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    @Y Treehugger Cymru, Guru.com has per work-order service requests like this. I believe fieldengineer.com also has per work-order in person requests. I think if you asked your question with clarity, or in multiple clear questions for what you are trying to do, you could get help here. Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 1:27
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    Or maybe the thing you're trying to accomplish is literally impossible. Throwing money at an impossible problem doesn't make it possible. I'm just suspecting that you are probably trying to ask the impossible because (1) you won't tell us what it is and (2) you know enough about the problem to have done some research but have turned up no solutions. Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 11:41

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