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How do I ask a good question?

How do I ask a good question?

The difference between getting a helpful answer to your question quickly and being mired in clarifications and follow ups can be as simple as phrasing your question well. To that end here is a guide on how to ask your questions in a way that maximizes your chances of getting a helpful answer!

The golden rule is to imagine trying to answer your own question - what would you need to do so? How can the person asking the question equip you to enable you to answer? Now apply those things to your question!

Here are some points to remember:

  1. Search first, search well
  2. Title, Title, Title
  3. Clearly understand and express your goal
  4. Include all relevant information 
  5. Keep it to text - mostly
  6. Label appropriately 
  7. Post in the right place
  8.  Stick around for follow ups


If you would like elaboration on any of these tips head to each of their own posts for more information!

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