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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].  
 
* 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.
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* Choose the right forum. If you're not sure, try posting on the [http://www.eclipse.org/forums/eclipse.newcomer Newcomer Forum]. If you do post in the wrong place, somebody will set you straight.
 
* 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.
  
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* Be polite.  You may be frustrated, but folks are here to help.  Profanity is not tolerated here.
 
* 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.
 
* Be patient -- everyone is busy.  Your problem is important to you and everyone knows that.
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* Go to the forums: http://eclipse.org/forums/

Latest revision as of 16:48, 1 April 2013

  • 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. If you're not sure, try posting on the Newcomer Forum. If you do post in the wrong place, somebody will set you straight.
  • Don't introduce yourself. It's a kind gesture, but unnecessary at Eclipse.org.


[edit] 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.
  • Go to the forums: http://eclipse.org/forums/