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Make sure you have searched for and read all applicable documentation and FAQs. Try to solve some of the problem for yourself. (If you figure it out, please post a quick follow-up saying what you found out!) If you think you found a bug, try to come up with a reproducible self- contained test case - you can then [[Http://qa.netbeans.org/bugzilla/reportbug.html |  file a bug report in Issuezilla ]] which will probably get more attention than a mailing list post and be easier to track.  
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Make sure you have searched for and read all applicable documentation and FAQs. Try to solve some of the problem for yourself. (If you figure it out, please post a quick follow-up saying what you found out!) If you think you found a bug, try to come up with a reproducible self- contained test case - you can then [http://wiki.netbeans.org/IssueReportingGuidelines file a bug report in Bugzilla] which will probably get more attention than a mailing list post and be easier to track.  
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If you just have a question about how to do something, consider if your message is clear enough for a stranger to understand. Many ignored messages are just poorly written ones, or leave out critical details. See [http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html Eric Raymond's guide to asking questions the Smart Way] for other tips on improving your chances of getting a response.
If you just have a question about how to do something, consider if your message is clear enough for a stranger to understand. Many ignored messages are just poorly written ones, or leave out critical details. See [http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html Eric Raymond's guide to asking questions the Smart Way] for other tips on improving your chances of getting a response.

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I posted my question but nobody answered!

  • Maybe users have had no time to respond.
  • Maybe the users are not Subject Matter Experts for your question.
  • Maybe your question was not understood. Consider rewriting or providing more details.


Make sure you have searched for and read all applicable documentation and FAQs. Try to solve some of the problem for yourself. (If you figure it out, please post a quick follow-up saying what you found out!) If you think you found a bug, try to come up with a reproducible self- contained test case - you can then file a bug report in Bugzilla which will probably get more attention than a mailing list post and be easier to track.

If you just have a question about how to do something, consider if your message is clear enough for a stranger to understand. Many ignored messages are just poorly written ones, or leave out critical details. See Eric Raymond's guide to asking questions the Smart Way for other tips on improving your chances of getting a response.

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