Newsgroup for beginners

Ben Finney ben+python at
Tue Nov 17 05:08:18 CET 2009

Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> writes:

>  2) State that your program "doesn't work", but don't explain
>     either what you expect it to do or what it actually does.

A different flavour of this is also good for setting the seeds of

  2a) Write a Subject field that doesn't say anything about what you're
      asking, so the thread doesn't garner any attention from busy

      For bonus points, put something like “newbie question” there
      instead of anything actually relevant to the problem.

No, this thread is not an example; the Subject field is an entirely
relevant concise description of the information being sought.

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