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guidelines for all
members participating on CodingForums.com, especially if you're new.
2) Type in a subject that
summarizes your question-
A great way to turn off other members wanting to help you is to type an
incomplete or silly subject for your post. Examples of poor subject titles
- "How do I round a
- Always do a quick check for
spelling/grammar mistakes, both in your subject and post itself.
Some of you currently post in a manner that would have made your English teachers cringe, with spelling and grammar mistakes abound. Please make a conscious effort to change that!
4) Be appreciative and follow up when getting a response. Everyone here is volunteering their time to help out others. Please be appreciative and follow up when getting a helpful response. If you've solved your problem, let people know so they don't continue spending time on your question. Saying a little "thank you" goes a long way.
5) Do not bump your thread repeatedly when you don't get a response. Sometimes when you post for help, you may not get a response in a timely matter, if at all. Forums aren't wishing wells, and some questions will fall through the cracks. That's a fact of life. It's ok to occasionally bump a thread, but only when done after an ample amount of time (ie: 2-3 days) have passed without a response, and never more than once, . Your thread is no more important than another member's when it comes to the amount of attention it should receive.
6) Thread prefixes usage. In some forums, you can select from a list a prefix to add to your thread's title, for example, a prefix of "resolved" once you've received a satisfactory answer to your question. To add a prefix after your thread has been initially posted, click on the "Edit" button under the first post of the thread, then the "Go Advanced" button. You have 14 days to update your thread's title.
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