What is the best way to ask a question on the Internet?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lola1424, Jul 20, 2007.

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    lola1424 Guest

    What is the best way to ask a question on the Internet?

    Why aren't Usenet newsgroups as popular as they once were? Now there
    is Yahoo Answers, Google Answers, WikiAnswers, Live QnA, mailing lists
    and countless Web forums.

    The problem with those is that they require you to register for each
    forum. Where as newsgroups can be used with one account for all

    lola1424, Jul 20, 2007
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    Mike Easter Guest

    First of all, since you are asking your question in a usenet group while
    using googlegroups, that isn't the best way to ask a question on usenet.

    You should get a newsserver and a newsreader, as is discussed at the
    site for new usenet users
    news.newusers.questions - Links Page

    .... and then you should learn some of the techniques described at that

    "Searching for Information - Finding Information on the Internet ... How
    to begin searching for information on the Internet, including newsgroup
    FAQs. - (FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions ... THE sources for
    information on the newsgroups) - Newsgroups: What They Are and How They
    The popularity is different because people like you know only how to use
    a browser and haven't learned about other techniques for getting
    information, such as using newsgroups/usenet properly - using a
    newsserver, using a newsreader, finding the appropriate group, asking
    question properly, reading a group before you post into it.
    Mike Easter, Jul 20, 2007
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  3. The birth of posting from Google Groups?
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jul 20, 2007
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    Mike Yetto Guest

    You forgot to mention Archie and Jughead.

    Mike "gopher it" Yetto
    Mike Yetto, Jul 20, 2007
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    WhzzKdd Guest

    Include a titty shot in your post - you'll get more interest that way.
    WhzzKdd, Jul 20, 2007
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    Plato Guest

    Because it became very cheap (aka free) for most websites to add a forum
    to their tech servives.
    Plato, Jul 21, 2007
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    thanatoid Guest

    wrote in


    Aren't you glad you asked?
    thanatoid, Jul 21, 2007
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    Whiskers Guest

    You forgot Veronica.
    Whiskers, Jul 21, 2007
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    Whiskers Guest

    Concisely, accurately, patiently, politely, and with gratitude for any
    answer you might get. You'll also benefit from a degree of scepticism,
    cynicism, and a ready supply of pinches of salt.
    They aren't?
    Some of which, such as the one you are using, are actually leaching off
    Use what suits you. <shrug>
    Whiskers, Jul 21, 2007
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    Mike Yetto Guest


    Mike "we'll always have Paris" Yetto
    Mike Yetto, Jul 21, 2007
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