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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Getting help by asking the right questions

While the where has been covered in the earlier sections, the how is an equally, if not more, important aspect of getting help. Community members often do want to help, but questions such as Help me, it doesn't work are wrong on various levels; for one, what does not work? What have you tried so far to make it better? Also, it sounds demanding and when asking for help from a volunteer, demanding things usually does not help at all. So when asking a question via a forum, a mailing list, or an IRC channel, always try being polite and as clear as possible on how things are going wrong. Do not let language be a barrier; many community volunteers do not speak English natively themselves and understand that ...

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