don't ask to ask, just ask

be specific with your question. asking if anyone has experience with a broad topic is lazy and unfair to those who could help you.

does anyone know about x?
i'm using x for y. i have problem z. can anyone help?

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ask about your problem, not your soloution

also known as the XY problem. describe what problem you are trying to solve, rather than asking about your soloution to the problem.

i can't do y, any ideas?
i'm trying to do solve x (by doing y). any ideas?

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how to ask smart questions the smart way

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