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Thought(s) about SOP questions...by wjw (Deacon)
|on May 23, 2014 at 17:34 UTC||Need Help??|
SOP on PM: a basic template for successful questions
To provide a 'thought' template (or form/checklist) that `concisely' guides a SOPW participant through preparing to post a question on said SOPW.
How do I post a question effectively? is one of the places to really dig in to writing a good post. This hopefully serves the purpose of getting you to think about all that good advice.
What I am working on(brief overview)
Further excellent suggestions regarding the subject matter from other PM's:
If you manage to get at least one clear, concise statement about what you are trying to solve from each those first three main categories, you are likely to get pretty good, pretty quick help. If you can't do that, go back and ask yourself those questions in the first three categories, get them clear in your head, then write them. The clarity of your question might lead you to your own answer, and if not, it will surely help those attempting to assist you...
No one is going to beat you up for not knowing how to state every question above. Hell, my posts have sadly not even followed this format! They will from now on! But if you give it half a shot your results are going to be a lot more satisfying, and the questions you get about your question for clarification will help you better define your question, and therefore your solution. Really, this is all covered in [id://174051>, but here is some of it again...
Hope that is helpful...
A solution is simply a well stated problem...otherwise the problem is not a problem, it is a fact...
...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...