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Thread: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Omar_Gangtux View Post
    i kno im just replyin here but i dont kno how to post questions HELP!!!
    This should help you to do a few things about the forum
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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Hi All!

    I would like to ask if it's OK to contact somebody through a private message. Let's say I want to know a persons opinion about something and because I have read his posts before I believe She/He has the knowledge to answer my question. Therefore I want to contact him directly. But of course I don't know the person and have never contacted him before directly.

    So is it OK? Or is it invasion of privacy?

    Thanx for any clues!

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    The person you pm has the choice of excepting the pm, or ignoring it.

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    The person you pm has the choice of excepting the pm, or ignoring it.
    +1.
    I don't mind the occasional PMs from moderators I've had alerting me to stuff that I could do differently.
    I've had one or two PMs asking for tech support of some kind - these I'd rather respond to via a regular thread so that someone more knowledgable in that area can jump in and help solve the particular difficulty being addressed.
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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Just for your info, I clicked the "pretty picture"as you put it and it does not do anything. I also agree there is no obvious method of posting a new question here and Im still searching. It may be obvious to you but to new people its NOT!

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Go to the main page, and click on a sub-forum title, at the top of each page, you see a new thread button, click that to create a new thread. See the screenshot.

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    I agree, it's very frustrating for new people to figure out how to post a question since there's no 'Post' link or button.
    Sometimes I will go a few weeks without visiting the Ubuntu forums and forget how it's done. I've often wondered 'why make it so hard to find?'.
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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Subscribe to this one for that "occasional reference".
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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    This is such a common complaint, I don't know why they refuse to fix it. I've been coming here for a couple years but since it's so obscure, I forget how sometimes and get frustrated myself trying to find it. Are the creators so egotistical they can't admit a mistake and change it?

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    All the forums I've ever been to work the same way, there is always a New thread button at the top of the first page of each sub-forum.

    If you bookmark ubuntuforums.org, you always come in on the Main page, then select which sub-forum you want to create a thread in.

    We have well over a million members, and we see very few request on how to start a thread.

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