The quickest ways to have your topic closed!

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The quickest ways to have your topic closed!

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4. Don't bother reading the rules. :snap:

3. Be rude to people who are helping you. :censored:

2. Make it clear that you're making no effort to solve the problem. :no:

and the number one way to get your topic closed.....

1. Ask for some one to just give you the code. :basecase:

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

is there any No.5? :bananaman:
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 06:05 PM

I wouldn't doubt if there are ten! Those are just the 4 that came to mind as I was thinking about a recent topic by yet another first time poster who either hadn't read or ignored the rules.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:10 PM

The best tutorial I ever read. :^:

Yours,
Shane~

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

This needs to be posted everywhere!
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:21 PM

I'm with KYA, I'm not sure why this is PHP specific...
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:28 AM

Agreed, everywhere.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:45 AM

Definitely belongs on more forums, believe the OP is a Mentor in this forum and the reason they chose it.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:28 AM

The quickest way to unsubcribe to the DIC newsletter: Receive this spam in your inbox.

Granted, newbies need to read this.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

But isn't reading peoples stupid attempts at writing code (and then wondering why its buggy) entertaining? If it wasn't for people ignoring these rules then there would be no forums or internet as we know it today.
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Re: The quickest ways to have your topic closed!

Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:06 PM

View Postmattc, on 17 August 2010 - 05:03 PM, said:

But isn't reading peoples stupid attempts at writing code (and then wondering why its buggy) entertaining? If it wasn't for people ignoring these rules then there would be no forums or internet as we know it today.

We're here to help members with their coding problems, rather than dealing with "give me the codez" or "I'm a l33t h4x0r." The rules are there for a reason, as most of them are intended to make it easier on us to help others.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:40 PM

Yes, I agree; helping is important.. but it still makes a good read
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:44 PM

How is: "Please send me code" a good read? Topics don't get closed for stupid attempts at writing code. They get closed for making no attempt to write code.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:03 PM

i can vouch for this stupid code writing not being closed. i've done it before during my four month programming class. i just started working in it in February this year, and was let out of it in late May, almost June. and one of my earliest attempts at using Java for writing an applet to read how many vowels were in whatever string the user input, i posted into the Java forum several months ago, and i was helped to the best of the good peoples abilities' here as was possible. My code was sooo out of wack... i really had no idea what the flip i was doing for many hours. i finally just gave up on it cause i couldn't turn it in to the class and worked on something else. lol it was bad, but i was trying and that's all that matters. if you follow the rules and show you're trying, you'll get helped here. :D it's very nice and extremely appreciated by new programmers like myself that really have no idea what they're doing yet. I mean the largest program i've made so far was a 5 file little Pong applet, but that was completely thanks to this website's tutorial section and good people that will help if you are trying. :D

on a side note, yes i do believe this should be everywhere. cause evidently the rules that appear in every post and every reply aren't visible enough. lol
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:34 AM

Even though the comments on this thread are 4 years old, they are still relevant today. I am still amazed at the number of questions still being posted that don't follow the rules and FAQ, despite the notices and Curtis' heart-felt post (and follow-up) way back in 2011. As someone who started writing in PHP because I had to, I still remember my trepidation in asking for help, and part of that was knowing how to ask the question.

I think all of you who take the time to help and share your wealth of experience and knowledge really do deserve a lot of respect, even if this is only shown in how we all ask our questions so you are better able to help us.

Having seen this pattern across other areas on this site as well lots of other sites, and really feeling the comments and passion in both of Curtis' posts on this subject(http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/blog/1258/entry-3161-it-doesnt-work-thats-not-good-enough/ and http://www.dreaminco...l-doesnt-work/), I thought it may be helpful to draw up a simple checklist and help drive home how important it is to ask our questions in the right way.

I hope this helps in some way and that I'm not speaking out of turn by putting it here. Any suggestions for improving it are welcome: http://php.sporranso...tions-answered/
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