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For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Riekert » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Daniel wrote:If your question is "How do I post pictures here?" then

http://200sx.za.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=179

perhaps you arent sure how to ask a question. Then before asking a technical question , do the following:

Try to find an answer by searching the archives of the forum you plan to post to.

Try to find an answer by searching the Web.

Try to find an answer by reading the manual.

Try to find an answer by reading a FAQ.

Try to find an answer by inspection or experimentation.

Try to find an answer by asking a skilled friend.


When you ask your question, display the fact that you have done these things first; this will help establish that you're not being a lazy sponge and wasting people's time. Better yet, display what you have learned from doing these things. We like answering questions for people who have demonstrated they can learn from the answers.

Use tactics like doing a Google search on the problem (searching Google groups as well as Web pages). This might well take you straight to fix documentation or a mailing list thread answering your question. Even if it doesn't, saying “I googled on the following phrase but didn't get anything that looked promising” is a good thing to do in a post requesting help, if only because it records what searches won't help. It will also help to direct other people with similar problems to your thread by linking the search terms to what will hopefully be your problem and resolution thread.

Take your time. Do not expect to be able to solve a complicated problem with a few seconds of Googling. Read and understand the FAQs, sit back, relax and give the problem some thought before approaching experts. Trust us, they will be able to tell from your questions how much reading and thinking you did, and will be more willing to help if you come prepared. Don't instantly fire your whole arsenal of questions just because your first search turned up no answers (or too many).

Prepare your question. Think it through. Hasty-sounding questions get hasty answers, or none at all. The more you do to demonstrate that having put thought and effort into solving your problem before seeking help, the more likely you are to actually get help.

Beware of asking the wrong question. If you ask one that is based on faulty assumptions, Random back yard mechanic is quite likely to reply with a uselessly literal answer while thinking “Stupid question...”, and hoping the experience of getting what you asked for rather than what you needed will teach you a lesson.

Never assume you are entitled to an answer. You are not; you aren't, after all, paying for the service. You will earn an answer, if you earn it, by asking a substantial, interesting, and thought-provoking question — one that implicitly contributes to the experience of the community rather than merely passively demanding knowledge from others.

On the other hand, making it clear that you are able and willing to help in the process of developing the solution is a very good start. “Would someone provide a pointer?”, “What is my example missing?”, and “What site should I have checked?” are more likely to get answered than “Please post the exact procedure I should use.” because you're making it clear that you're truly willing to complete the process if someone can just point you in the right direction.

Finally.... yes, there is supposed to be a pipe between the 2 arrows.

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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Charlvdw » Wed May 15, 2013 12:02 pm

What about Z chassis?
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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Draco » Wed May 15, 2013 2:04 pm

What is porn and where can I find it on this forum?
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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby fuzz123 » Wed May 15, 2013 7:41 pm

Draco wrote:What is porn and where can I find it on this forum?


You asked so here it is : viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9145


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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Charlvdw » Sun May 19, 2013 7:26 pm

fuzz123 wrote:
Draco wrote:What is porn and where can I find it on this forum?


You asked so here it is : viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9145


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Good one, hopefully he's not stroking the monkey now.
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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Spikes SX » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:19 pm

Hi Admin,

Why cant i Private Message anyone? Or am i doing something wrong?

This forum ROCKS , help so much already!
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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Riekert » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:55 pm

Will sort you out

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Enzio wrote:Who needs ligths? When you're going sideways forward facing lights don't do anything but confuse squirrels and sheep next to the road...


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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Spikes SX » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:30 pm

Thanks Riekert,

Just let me know when its sorted.

Thanks Man
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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Spikes SX » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:34 am

Sorted!

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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby BOSS » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:40 pm

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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Bullet121 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:06 pm

Hey guys I am really new here

Planning on buying a 200sx

Can't even contact admin

2 requests if I may.

1) Pics of the green SX on the forum index to be mailed to me if I may or any sx in that green leo.smuts@gmail.com
2) Please can anyone tell me if an RB25 200sx s13 is a bad idea or will it work? Some people say it messes up the car.
Currently CA18DET

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Re: For all the Newbies! Read This!

Postby Riekert » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:02 pm

what's the issue? My mail addy works. riekertvv@gmail
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