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Mike.Cornflake

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How to request help
« on: April 10, 2016, 01:00:55 pm »
Moderators, please feel free to delete this post if it's inappropriate

This post is for a couple of reasons.  Mainly I want to be able to reference back when I encounter a post where the original poster, with all the best intentions in the world, is not helping those who are trying to help them.

Everything I want to say has already been said, and much better, by others.  So, I'll let them say it.

Topic title says it all on this one :-)
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Lazarus_Faq#What_is_the_correct_way_to_ask_questions_in_the_forum

If you have a bug, either in your code, or you think in the LCL, then read the following
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

Personally, I think the above post is so important, I re-read it myself every year or so.

The following was written specfically for reporting a bug in the LCL, but the ideas in here very easily abstract out to any bug report
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/How_do_I_create_a_bug_report

Many thanks

Mike



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Mike.Cornflake

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Re: How to request help
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 01:11:34 pm »
Deliberately not adding this to the main post as I don't think this forum currently suffers from this issue, but it has from time to time, and will again, so I'm getting this here ready :-)

Please don't be a Forum Vampire :-)  That is, don't be someone who sucks the life out of those who only want to help
http://slash7.com/2006/12/22/vampires/
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eny

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Re: How to request help
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 01:28:04 pm »
Deliberately not adding this to the main post ...
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