Wednesday, April 25, 2007

How not to do something....

I realise I may be coming into this a bit late, as a few others have blogged about it already, but really... how inappropriate is this?

As I've said before, the first lesson to learn in working out how to get help is learning how to help yourself.

Probably the most striking mistake in this effort is to learn to NOT SHOUT! It won't get you a quicker response, and is likely to just enrage the people that you are asking to help.
They are there on a voluntary basis, they are under no obligation to waste their time helping you out if you can't even be bothered to be polite and civil.

When posting to a forum to ask for advice, at least have the common courtesy to think about what you are saying, do so in a respectful manner and ask for help, rather than demanding attention.

As I've said before, it is difficult enough being a Newbie in this environment without deliberately enraging the individuals that you are hoping to seek advice from.

If nothing else, this is definitely a post to learn from.


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