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This page lists the good practices while using [http://ask.fedoraproject.org/ Askfedora]:
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Please feel free to add more points to the list. If you need to discuss something with the forum moderators, [http://ask.fedoraproject.org/feedback/?next=/questions/ give feedback at askfedora], or find us at [http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=ask-fedora-ops&uio=d4 #ask-fedora-ops on Freenode]!
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This page lists the good practices while using [[Ask fedora]]:
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Please feel free to add more points to the list. If you need to discuss something with the forum moderators, find us at {{fpchat|#fedora-ask}}.
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== Video ==
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Watch a 5 minute video that'll help you get started with using Ask Fedora:
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== List ==
 
== List ==
  
* '''Search before you post:''' Search the interweb and then askfedora itself before posting your question.
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* '''Go through the official [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/docs/ Fedora Documentation]'''
* '''If you have more than one question, post them separately:''' Do not write a post that says “many fedora questions” and ask them all together. You’re to ask each question separately.
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* '''Go through the [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/ quick-docs]'''. These cover common tasks and issues like installing Skype and Multimedia codecs.
* '''Frame a question:''' This is most baffling. It’s called ASKfedora, yet most of the queries are not in interrogative form. And yes, questions end in question marks.
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* '''Use the correct language specific categories:''' You should join the language group of choice and post using your preferred language in the correct categories.
* '''Write English:''' At the moment, we do not have support for different languages in ask. It's a feature that will be added in the future. Please write complete words and not SMS lingo here ("please", not "PLS"). This is not messaging, there is no shortage of space. Please use single, correct punctuations. "!!!" doesn't mean anything.
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* '''Use the correct topic categories:''' You should use the correct topic categories to post your questions.
* '''Ask good questions:''' [http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/534/sticky-can-we-have-some-guidelines-for-framing?answer=1041#answer-container-1041 Here’s a great post] that tells you how to ask good questions
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* '''Use tags wisely:''' Make use of existing tags instead of adding new ones where possible. This increases the visibility of your question.  Only Trust User Level 4 can Add/Delete/Update Tag's.
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* '''Search before you post:''' Search the interweb and then Ask Fedora itself before posting your question.
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* '''If you have more than one question, post them separately:''' Do not write a post that says “many Fedora questions” and ask them all together. You should ask each question separately so that they can receive individual answers.
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* '''It is perfectly OK to answer a question that you asked:''' There's nothing stopping you from answering your own questions. When you do, '''please post your answer separately, and not in the question description'''.  
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* ''' File bugs in bugzilla:''' If it is a package related issue or you are requesting an update for some package, do so directly via bugzilla. If you haven't done that before, refer to [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/howto-file-a-bug/ How to file a bug report].
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* '''Ask questions in a useful manner:''' [http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html Here are some more tips on getting answers].
 
* '''Provide information about to help people help you better:''' People can't help you if you do not provide specific information on the issue you face. Some commands and logs that you should look for information to provide with your questions:
 
* '''Provide information about to help people help you better:''' People can't help you if you do not provide specific information on the issue you face. Some commands and logs that you should look for information to provide with your questions:
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** '''journalctl -b''': Journal logs from the most recent boot.
 
** '''lsusb''': Information on USB devices
 
** '''lsusb''': Information on USB devices
 
** '''lspci''': Information on PCI devices
 
** '''lspci''': Information on PCI devices
 
** '''dmesg''': Kernel messages
 
** '''dmesg''': Kernel messages
 
** '''uname -a''': Current running kernel
 
** '''uname -a''': Current running kernel
** '''/var/log/Xorg.0.log''': X server errors, for example when you don't get a display on boot
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** Display server :
** '''/var/log/messages''': Kernel and more common errors
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*** [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Wayland_problems How to debug Wayland problems]
** '''~/.xsession-errors''': User session errors
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*** [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Xorg_problems How to debug Xorg problems]
** '''/var/log/pm-suspend.log''': Suspend/resume logs
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** [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_Bluetooth_problems How to debug Bluetooh problems]
** '''Google''': All of the above logs and commands can be learnt from the internet.  
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** '''Google''': All of the above logs and commands can be learned from the internet.  
* '''Use the tools:''' When you want to post information along with your question, please use the tools, such as quoting, code snippet etc. If folks can’t read your questions, they cannot answer them.
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* '''Use formatting tools:''' When you want to post information along with your question, please use the tools, such as quoting, code snippet etc. If folks can’t read your questions quickly, they are not likely to answer them.
* '''Use correct tags:''' Make use of existing tags instead of adding new ones. This increases the visibility of your question. Remember that tags are without spaces, so “fedora16″ is not the same as “fedora 16″. The latter actually breaks up into two separate tabs “fedora” and “16″ which is illogical.
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* '''Please do not append "[Solved]" to your question summaries''': Please do not add the tag [Solved] to your question summaries. If you received an answer that solved the issue, please mark the answer as correct and reward the helper with Badged. There is no need to modify the question summary.  
* '''Is that an answer?:''' Only post answers when you're providing a solution to the asked question. For everything else, comment on the appropriate question/answer. Having a thread of conversation as answers just confuses people looking for information. Use comments. Only post an answer when you have one.
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* '''Subscribe to questions you ask/answer/comment:''' A lot of answered questions are not marked so because the original person asking the question hasn’t responded to follow up queries!
* '''Go through the [http://ask.fedoraproject.org/questions/?search=&query=sticky sticky posts]!'''
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* '''If you see someone not using the forum correctly, point it out:''' Comment telling them what they're doing wrong '''politely'''.
* '''Subscribe to questions you ask/answer/comment:''' A lot of answered questions are not marked so because the original asker hasn’t cared to follow up!
 
* '''Reward your helpers:''' This is most important. Mark answers as correct, vote up a good question, vote down a bad one, comment for queries. This will make it a better, more knowledgeable forum. '''Use your votes!'''.  Do not rename the question to add a "Solved" tag.  Just pick the answer you like as the correct one instead.
 
* '''If you see someone not using the forum correctly, point it out:''' Comment telling the person what he’s doing wrong. I periodically make corrections to posts, but it isn’t really enjoyable.
 
 
* Last but not least '''be polite and refrain from ranting:''' Ranting makes people not want to help you. There isn't anything else to it. If you're polite, folks will want to help you.
 
* Last but not least '''be polite and refrain from ranting:''' Ranting makes people not want to help you. There isn't anything else to it. If you're polite, folks will want to help you.
  
== Page owner ==
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== ScreenShot ==
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TBD
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== Moderator responsibilities and guidelines ==
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* Ensure Ask Fedora is free of spam.  With only FAS login enabled, there should not be much spam on the forum.
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* All questions, answers and comments must follow the Fedora code of conduct.
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* Encourage users to be helpful and participate actively.
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* Remind users of the guidelines listed above.
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* Ensure that questions are tagged appropriately.
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* Delete duplicate questions if they are exactly the same and have been posted by mistake.
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* If questions are very similar in content, you may close the duplicate question but MUST leave a comment pointing to the original question.
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* Do not close questions just because they are answered.  Leave it open unless there are special circumstances that warrant closing.
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== Page maintainer ==
  
[[User:Ankursinha| Ankur Sinha 'FranciscoD']]
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* [[User:Ankursinha| Ankur Sinha 'FranciscoD']]
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* [[User:Hhlp| Héctor Louzao 'hhlp']]

Latest revision as of 08:38, 20 March 2019

This page lists the good practices while using Ask fedora:

Please feel free to add more points to the list. If you need to discuss something with the forum moderators, find us at #fedora-ask[?].

Video

Watch a 5 minute video that'll help you get started with using Ask Fedora:

  • TBD

List

  • Go through the official Fedora Documentation
  • Go through the quick-docs. These cover common tasks and issues like installing Skype and Multimedia codecs.
  • Use the correct language specific categories: You should join the language group of choice and post using your preferred language in the correct categories.
  • Use the correct topic categories: You should use the correct topic categories to post your questions.
  • Use tags wisely: Make use of existing tags instead of adding new ones where possible. This increases the visibility of your question. Only Trust User Level 4 can Add/Delete/Update Tag's.
  • Search before you post: Search the interweb and then Ask Fedora itself before posting your question.
  • If you have more than one question, post them separately: Do not write a post that says “many Fedora questions” and ask them all together. You should ask each question separately so that they can receive individual answers.
  • It is perfectly OK to answer a question that you asked: There's nothing stopping you from answering your own questions. When you do, please post your answer separately, and not in the question description.
  • File bugs in bugzilla: If it is a package related issue or you are requesting an update for some package, do so directly via bugzilla. If you haven't done that before, refer to How to file a bug report.
  • Ask questions in a useful manner: Here are some more tips on getting answers.
  • Provide information about to help people help you better: People can't help you if you do not provide specific information on the issue you face. Some commands and logs that you should look for information to provide with your questions:
  • Use formatting tools: When you want to post information along with your question, please use the tools, such as quoting, code snippet etc. If folks can’t read your questions quickly, they are not likely to answer them.
  • Please do not append "[Solved]" to your question summaries: Please do not add the tag [Solved] to your question summaries. If you received an answer that solved the issue, please mark the answer as correct and reward the helper with Badged. There is no need to modify the question summary.
  • Subscribe to questions you ask/answer/comment: A lot of answered questions are not marked so because the original person asking the question hasn’t responded to follow up queries!
  • If you see someone not using the forum correctly, point it out: Comment telling them what they're doing wrong politely.
  • Last but not least be polite and refrain from ranting: Ranting makes people not want to help you. There isn't anything else to it. If you're polite, folks will want to help you.

ScreenShot

TBD

Moderator responsibilities and guidelines

  • Ensure Ask Fedora is free of spam. With only FAS login enabled, there should not be much spam on the forum.
  • All questions, answers and comments must follow the Fedora code of conduct.
  • Encourage users to be helpful and participate actively.
  • Remind users of the guidelines listed above.
  • Ensure that questions are tagged appropriately.
  • Delete duplicate questions if they are exactly the same and have been posted by mistake.
  • If questions are very similar in content, you may close the duplicate question but MUST leave a comment pointing to the original question.
  • Do not close questions just because they are answered. Leave it open unless there are special circumstances that warrant closing.

Page maintainer