before asking them on any forums, ircs and most important of all in personal emails.
When I was told about this article by my friend Vedang, I never thought I was gonna put this up here. This article is written by a Linux kernel hacker and totally applies to his class of people. They deserve such respect ( not me) . But seriously; how hard can it be to Google around for answers or even search the official forums ( or some blog posts 😛 ) . I mean things like “Help me…xyz is not working??!!” are insanely frustrating. Moreover, some effort on your side ( google results , forums posts tried ) will help people helping you to eliminate possible ‘noob’ solutions and get you a solution sooner. So please do read the above document before asking for help ( even your friends 🙂 ).
Btw this is how Linux Developers must feel about ‘noob’ questions ::
This article is not written because of or targeted at any particular individual. Any resemblance to real events would be considered a mere coincidence. People are always there to help,just do ur homework first.