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Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 03:57 am:   

Before asking a technical question by email, or in a newsgroup, or on a website chat board, do the following: (from Eric Raymond's article)

1. Try to find an answer by searching the Web.
2. Try to find an answer by reading the manual.
3. Try to find an answer by reading a FAQ.
4. Try to find an answer by inspection or experimentation.
5. Try to find an answer by asking a skilled friend.
6. If you are a programmer, try to find an answer by reading the source code.

This discussion board is getting a lot of questions where answers can be obtained simply by experimenting first with your problem, isolate problems by trying out different solutions, and then, just when you have done anything and still you haven't got the solution, that's the time you need to post your questions here. Hope this will put order in this forum so NowSMS can concentrate on the more important issues.

For more info on the smart way to ask questions, visit http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html.

Thanks.

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