Other How to ask a question

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by kickaha, May 13, 2011.

  1. kickaha

    kickaha Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Having helped with a few problems on here, I have some advice on how to get the best response to your questions:

    1) Start a new thread for each separate problem, then others can find it easier when searching.

    2) Make sure the thread title sums up the problem.

    3) Try to give all the details of your problem.

    4) If you have code that is not working, post ALL the relevant code as the problem may not be where you think it is.

    5) Please post when your problem has been solved (the people helping you like the feedback):)

    Posting like this makes it easier for the people who offer help, so you will get help quicker.
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Thank you kickaha. I will like to add:
    - You should make sure to post the question in the correct sub-forum. Basic4android questions should go here:
    http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/forum/forums/questions.26/

    - Use the code tags when posting code.
    - If your code requires any file, export your project as a zip file (from the file menu) and upload the zip file.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2014
  3. nfordbscndrd

    nfordbscndrd Well-Known Member Licensed User

    ...and please do a Preview post before Submit reply and check your post to make sure it makes sense and to catch obvious spelling errors. Even those for whom English is a second language (wish I could speak more than one language) can catch simple typos like "butoon" instead of "button", etc. Sometimes, it is very difficult to figure out what a post is saying just because of typos. When creating a post, click on the ABC-check mark at the top right of the message box for directions on getting a spelling checker.

    Also, be sure you have checked these resources before posting a question:

    The Beginners Guide

    The Documentation Wiki (link is in yellow at the top of each forum page)

    The search box at the top-right of each forum page.

    Be aware that the search boxes at the top of the page here and on the left side of the page in the Wiki match may or may not show words which are not whole-word matches. For example, if you search for "case", you will be shown hits for "ToLowerCase", but if you search for "ToLower", you will get no hits.

    If you are looking for a way to do something in B4A and a search doesn't help, check the list of external libraries which add functions not already in B4A.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  4. pjd

    pjd Member Licensed User

    ...but remember that irrelevant code may not be as irrelevant as you think it is !
     
  5. sarkis

    sarkis Member Licensed User

    How to ask question?

    Where is that idiot new tread?
     
  6. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

  7. nfordbscndrd

    nfordbscndrd Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Here is another way to search this site:

    1. Go the forum you want to search, such as
    HTML:
    http://www.basic4ppc.com/forum/basic4android-updates-questions/
    To search all the B4A forums, use ​
    HTML:
    http://www.basic4ppc.com/forum/basic4android/
    2. Add "site:" to the front of the URL and the search text to the end, like this:
    HTML:
    site:http://www.basic4ppc.com/forum/basic4android-updates-questions/ "some text"
    In Chrome, press Enter to have Google look up and display the finds. In other browsers, you may have to cut-and-paste the text from #2, above, into the search box on Google's site.

    The advantages of this search are that (1) you can restrict the search to a specific forum and (2) the Google search may find searches which the forum's search function does not.

    Correction:

    Actually, B4A *does* allow searching a specific forum. On a forum's listing page, click on (*ahem*) "Search this forum". That line also leads to an Advanced Search function allowing you to specify which forums to search.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
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  8. Mahares

    Mahares Well Known Member Licensed User

    I notice many times a forum user makes a recommendation to another user. Immediately the requesting user responds: 'I will do', I will take a look when I get home', I will do this, that' , etc. All that does is put their thread in the forefront and pushes threads with responses of substance back.
    Is it really necessary to respond when nothing is done. Forum users read the thread and discover nothing new, when they can focus on a thread that offers something.
     
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  9. thedesolatesoul

    thedesolatesoul Expert Licensed User

    Also 'solved' threads should be closed, and rated so they move up higher in the search results.
     
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  10. tamadon

    tamadon Active Member Licensed User


    I think this only show that the discussion is organic. I think this should be fine because some other people might be waiting for the answer as well.

    If the user can only respond a week after he returns from a leave for instance then mentioning that would prevent further question from others "Have you looked at it?", "Is it working?", "Where are you?" etc etc..

    As long as he returns with final feedback, I personally think it's OK.
     
  11. jeeradate

    jeeradate Member Licensed User

    How can I get the notification email when someone reply on my questions?
     
  12. nfordbscndrd

    nfordbscndrd Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Click "Thread Tools" above and "Subscribe to this thread".
     
  13. jeeradate

    jeeradate Member Licensed User

    Thank you very much
     
  14. Enthousiastic

    Enthousiastic Active Member Licensed User

    Your advice

    In previous e-mails i told you about my Books database.
    This has many menus as the attachment image file.
    Because i am confused with basic4android , for making the same menus ,
    shall i do the correspoding activities or panels or pages ?
    What is the difference of activities ,panels , pages namely ?

    Many , many thanks
     

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  15. nfordbscndrd

    nfordbscndrd Well-Known Member Licensed User

    This thread is about how to ask a question. It is not for asking specific questions about other topics

    When you have a new question and after you have tried all the searches described in this thread, you should always start a new thread for your question.
     
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  16. Theera

    Theera Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thank you for advise. I don't solve my problem many months. May you help to finish it? I don't know that What is question's name? I try explain my widget. Here you are ,my widget

    P.S. I'm not good at English and Programming

    Best Regards
    Theera
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
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  17. nfordbscndrd

    nfordbscndrd Well-Known Member Licensed User

    To repeat the text of the post right above yours:


    This thread is about how to ask a question. It is not for asking specific questions about other topics

    When you have a new question and after you have tried all the searches described in this thread, you should always start a new thread for your question.
     
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  18. robife

    robife Member Licensed User

    First I think you post you question in wrong place/section.

    To download b4a full after purchase on you windows pc, look at you mail from administator he will send you links.

    To download Brige app for connecting you phone/tab wirelessly to windows computer go to google play
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...sImFueXdoZXJlc29mdHdhcmUuYjRhLmI0YWJyaWRnZSJd

    watch this too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2PxsmNQVc

    I hope this will help you a bit
    good luck
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
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  19. electronik54

    electronik54 Member Licensed User

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  20. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    In the editor you have the # button in the toolbox.
    Click on it and you'll see the code tags [ CODE ][ /CODE ] without the spaces.
    Put your code inbetween the tags.

    Best regards.
     
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