Asking A Question

To ask a question, press the Ask a Question button near the top right corner of Answers. The button is pretty easy to recognize:

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For step-by-step instructions on asking a question, see our guide about Asking a Question.

Tips Before Starting ¶ 

Great questions better the user and the community. First time question-askers are directed to information about how to ask a great question. This reduces duplicate posts and helps increase the quality of questions. Good, thought-provoking questions are the lifeblood of Answers!

Ask a Question ¶ 

To ask a question you'll need to do the following:

  • Choose a specific relevant category (such as MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009)
  • Write a short descriptive title (possibly in the form of a question)
  • Ask your question

By providing a more in-depth description of your issue and evidence that you have done your research, your question will be received more positively and will be more likely to get a helpful response.

Finally, you can tag your post to make it easy for the right experts to find it.

Discussion Topics ¶ 

On some forms of Answers, you may check a box to make a question a Discussion Topic. Discussion topics are useful when a question does not have a direct answer. This makes the exchange more like a traditional forum post. Members still receive reputation from votes, and scores are still displayed, but the default display shows posts sorted by date, rather than by score. Additionally, the original poster may not accept an answer.

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