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* Search for the answer.  [http://google.com Google] is your friend.  Do your part.
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* Search for the answer.  [http://google.com Google] is your friend.  Do your part. There are even some [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=292248 tricks for limiting the scope of your search].  
 
* Choose the right forum - don't just post project-specific questions in the Newcomers forum.
 
* Choose the right forum - don't just post project-specific questions in the Newcomers forum.
 
* Don't introduce yourself.  It's a kind gesture, but unnecessary at Eclipse.org.
 
* Don't introduce yourself.  It's a kind gesture, but unnecessary at Eclipse.org.

Revision as of 20:10, 17 November 2010

  • Search for the answer. Google is your friend. Do your part. There are even some tricks for limiting the scope of your search.
  • Choose the right forum - don't just post project-specific questions in the Newcomers forum.
  • Don't introduce yourself. It's a kind gesture, but unnecessary at Eclipse.org.


Ready to ask a question?

  • Pay attention to your spelling. if ur msg is 2 hard 2 read, no1 will ansr.
  • Provide details. Eclipse version, sample code, exception stack traces, steps to reproduce.
  • Be polite. You may be frustrated, but folks are here to help. Profanity is not tolerated here.
  • Be patient -- everyone is busy. Your problem is important to you and everyone knows that.