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How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

I stumbled upon this article and, although it's related to mailing lists, I think it has many great points that coincide with the use of these (and similar) forums. And, as John pointed out below, there is some slight profanity, but nothing major or overdone.

Veterans: there is also a section on how to answer questions in a helpful way, which wouldn't be a waste of time to read.

Link: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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Re: How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

Thanks for sharing Brandon.

My new favorite quote:
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(1) You
(2) His community.

It would be much easier for him to ignore you and filter you out of his life. If you can't manage to be grateful, at least have a little dignity, don't whine, and don't expect to be treated like a fragile doll just because you're a newcomer with a theatrically hypersensitive soul and delusions of entitlement.
It should be noted that the articles Brandon linked do contain some profanity, but not in overly bad form.

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Re: How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

Thanks Brandon ... good resource.

Regarding the section on answering in a helpful way, I think this point is especially relevant here:
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If you don't know for sure, say so! A wrong but authoritative-sounding answer is worse than none at all...
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Re: How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

How do you start a thread? I couldn't find a link.
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Re: How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

1. Go to the page that lists the different forums:

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/index.php

2. Click on the appropriate forum.

3. Click the "New Thread" button a the top left just above the list of forum topics.
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Re: How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

Thanks for the link! It sounds like a very useful article, and I appreciate you posting it for us! I'll probably read it tomorrow, since I don't have enough time tonight to read through it completely.
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Re: How To Ask Questions the Smart Way

I recognize the Jargon file when I see it. Good on you, Jimmy!
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