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« Thread started on: Mar 29th, 2005, 07:31am »

Isn’t it great having an online community like this one? I sure think so. Let me just suggest a couple ways to make (and keep it) really great.

First – search the forum. Your question might already have been answered. If not, do not hesitate to ask. We do not bite.

Second – be polite. Everyone here is a volunteer. None of us gets paid to do this stuff. It just makes it so much more fun when we are all nice to each other. Remember what your mom said: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all…”

Third – Post your question to the correct forum. If you are new and just learning – use the Novice forum. If you are asking about a specific type of programming, say databases – use that forum.

Fourth – Maintain the continuity of a thread. This means you do NOT delete your earlier posts and you do not edit from earlier posts critical content needed to understand the thread. These posts are part of the community once posted. They are useful in helping others solve their problems. If you edit or remove earlier posts, then the thread continuity is lost.

Fifth – Be patient. None of us are experts on everything. For the most part every post gets answered. From time to time someone asks something that none of us have ever worked with or even considered. You may have to blaze new ground yourself in these cases.

Sixth – Be part of the community. If you are active using the language you will learn. Your knowledge is valuable. Consider contributing to the forum. Check you answers when you provide code. If you are unsure about something let someone else pick it up. We are strong in numbers.

Seventh – Use proper English. Proper English is needed because this is a worldwide community and for most people English is not their mother-tongue. Chat-Speak is used for chatting, but not in a technical forum.

Eighth – Format your message. Use punctuation and white-space to format your message in a readable way. In addition use the advanced formating features of the forum to emphasize certain aspects of your message. See the thread Use UBB Code to format posts for the most common use-cases.

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