How to ask smart questions question

Martin P. Hellwig martin.hellwig at
Wed May 27 04:03:08 CEST 2009

Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
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> I can do a quick one albeit without citation:
> - Have you googled/searched?
> - No really, have you?
> - Are you really, really sure?
> - So what did you 'search for|tried before' which didn't returned a 
> result you can work with?
> - What does that tell you about yourself?
> - So what do _you_ think _you_ should do first to solve _your_ problem?
> - Okay, fair enough, tell me your problem, give me some background, give 
> me some examples, skip the waffling, be polite I am here out of my own 
> good will.
> A: See you haven't searched properly | Hmm intriguing | Seems like a 
> bug, contact the author

Oh I forgot:
- Be complete, don't forget essential things
- Write simple sentences, I don't want to guess the meaning of your epistle
- Use a spell checker
- It doesn't hurt to reread before hitting the send button

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