I think it would be extremely helpful for community members (especially new members) if we had a sticky with guidelines on the best practices for “asking for help”.
Some good examples:
David’s Rutten sticky in the Grasshopper community:
Stackoverflow: how to ask a good question:
What do you think?
As a relatively new user, I would definitely second that motion!
Yeah, that would have been helpful. I guess you need to bring this up with the forum admins. Personally, I just ignore poorly asked questions. or in some drastic cases when questions are outright offensive to my forum etiquette sensibilities I turn into a dick and tell people to beat it. In general, yeah I am longing for a day when all questions asked are concise with a minimum sample file included. That will be nice!
A quick draft below.
Maybe someone with more experience helping others can help improve it…?
Yes: "How to I extract the height parameter from wall objects"
No: “Help pleeease”
Add details such as: What are you trying to achieve, what’s happening instead? What have you tried so far? Be mindful of the XY Problem
Yes: "I am trying to extract the unconnected height parameters. I tried using the GetParameterValueByName but I am getting error X…"
No: I need to get property of objects
Include files and/or screenshots to make it easier for people to help.
Show Some Effort
Yes: Search the forum for previously asked questions, try developing a solution yourself.
No: “Please do my homework for me”