Jack Vinson post that information acquisition needs context.
This reminds me about some simple rules I throught about some years ago to get the most out of participation in online forums. This was a time before blogs. And most of the online forums I participated in were for resolution of technical problems:
- Be polite. Most people appreciate a “please” and “thank you”.
- Be concise. Get to the point, don’t waffle.
- Be thorough. State all relevant information such as the steps you’ve taken to resolve your problem.
What other guidelines would you adopt?