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+ - How to Get Help Online (2013 Edition) 5

Submitted by Shlomi Fish
Shlomi Fish (3362) writes "The document How to Get Help Online (2013), aimed at inexperienced and not too net-savvy people, aims to summarise and spread the knowledge, of where and how to get help with one’s problems (especially technical and software-related ones). While many Slashdot visitors will not gain many new insights from it, it may be useful for them to recommend less experienced people to read it. Furthermore, its Creative Commons licence (the CC-by-nc) allows others to reuse it and build upon it. And comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome."
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How to Get Help Online (2013 Edition)

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  • by J053 (673094)

    Obviously, you don't post a question to /.

  • The subject says it all. Why would IRC and StackOverflow be on a short list of help for a beginner? Are they trying to figure out syntax for the C++ app they are writing, but just can't figure out how to adjust the screen resolution?
    • Hi iamhigh! Thanks for your comment.

      First of all, I should note that I tried to cover the general method for finding help online with an issue you've run to (especially a technical one). My target audience also doesn't include ultra-laymen who cannot figure out how to adjust their screen resolution. Arguably, I may have been too encompassing in the scope of the article (like we say in Hebrew “Try to catch a lot - and you shall catch nothing.” (or “ ” in Hebrew)), but I didn't wa

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