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Offline Sam Simpson

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Some Tips on posting for help
« on: July 30, 2003, 06:17:04 pm »
First, try to see if your question has already been asked.  We have pages of help threads in this section.  You can use the site's search feature, or just look around.  We also have a FAQ section you can look at.

If you can't find a post that answers your question, post your question in the Subject field of the post. Posting stuff like "Help!" or "Need Help" will often be overlooked because not everyone knows everything, and alot of people do not have time to look at each post.

If you post the question in the subject, or at least a topic related subject, you will get the people that know the answer looking at your post.


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    « Reply #1 on: May 5, 2005, 10:00:29 pm »
    I have noticed that quite a lot here lately, we have started to get two or three posts at about the same time, that are about the same problem.

    When you post up asking for help or asking advice, PLEASE, check the boards for any other posts that may be the same question, or very close.

    We have a search function on the site, up under the board menu listing.  You can also read thru the pages of that particular board (tech, help, etc), to see if anyone else has asked the same question.  We have a FAQ and a weak link/strong fix section that covers a lot of the more common problems. We also have a how to section that covers some of the issues that have come up lately.

    I don't mind helping people out when I can, and I'm sure others on here feel the same way, but sometimes it gets tedious to answer the same question in more than one post.

    Chances are very good, that if you have a problem or question, by now it has most likely been asked at least one time, if not more.

    Just please take a few minutes to see if it has, and if the answer in the old post isn't good enough, or isn't in enough detail, THEN make a new post.

    If you will take the time to seriously look to see if the question has been asked before, you will most likely get the answer you need right away, instead of having to wait for someone to answer it again.


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    Re: Some Tips on posting for help
    « Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 12:34:00 pm »
    Hello, I'm a new member and have asked several questions in the past week which were probably in the database allready.  Anyway this issue is likely from me and I apologize.  However I do try searching first.

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    Re: Some Tips on posting for help
    « Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 12:38:17 pm »
    Dude, no worries. We are continually trying to make the info easier to find. Some of it is buried deep.
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    Re: Some Tips on posting for help
    « Reply #4 on: August 1, 2015, 12:16:59 pm »
    I used the search option it returned no useful information after lots of reading...

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    Re: Some Tips on posting for help
    « Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 08:06:32 pm »
    I've searched a bunch on this site (and others).  But because RCC is so great, it has been around forever!  Many of the answers or topics are over 10 years old. Photos and links provided in those posts often are lo longer valid and don't show up.  Maybe a newer solution exists that what as previously posted.

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    Re: Some Tips on posting for help
    « Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 09:19:27 pm »
    I don't get to come on the site as often as I'd like, and am not to good navigating as I wish I could be, but I'll follow those directions and try not to duplicate posts. Thanks amigos.