Random Hacker is quite likely to reply with a uselessly literal answer while thinking to an answer.
If you're reading this document because you need help, and you walk away with the impression you can get it directly from the authors of this document, questions. We are here to show you how to get help from people who actually know about the software or hardware you're dealing with, but 99.9% of the time that will not be us.If you decide to come to us for help, you don't want to be one of the losers. The best way to get a rapid and responsive answer is to ask it like a person with smarts, confidence, and clues who just happens to need help on one particular problem.(Improvements to this guide are welcome. Note however that this document is not intended to be a general guide to netiquette, and we will generally reject suggestions that are not specifically related to eliciting useful answers in a technical forum.)When you ask your question, display the fact that you have done these things first; this will help establish that you're not being a lazy sponge and wasting people's time.Better yet, display what you have from doing these things.Unless you know for In the world of hackers, the kind of answers you get to your technical questions depends as much on the way you ask the questions as on the difficulty of developing the answer.This guide will teach you how to ask questions in a way more likely to get you a satisfactory answer.