It appears that casperOne has closed my question as a duplicate. Firstly, I would like to know if there is a way to contact / message a user directly. I would prefer to do that, rather than just re-open it.
Secondly, I would like to know why it was closed in light of my comment. "Max" had mentioned in a comment that my question may be a duplicate and pointed to the referred to question. I responded specifically to his question saying that I had reviewed that post and the proposed answer did not work. I took all the time to create an SSCCE so this can be verified very easily. "Max" did not create an SSCCE, it was only a snippet.
So again, I had already looked at the previous post. I tried that solution which did NOT work. So even though someone marked that post answered, it does not solve my problem.