Getting good answers on StackOverflow – part 5 of n

Tip #5 – Write in English

The language of StackOverflow is English.

Do not post in another language, as your question will get closed promptly.

Check your spelling and grammar, and do not use text speak (type “you” instead of “u”, “please” instead of “plz”). This show that you care to be understood, so others will be more likely to respond.

Tip #1 – Ask a question

Tip #2 – Be polite

Tip #3 – Ask one question

Tip #4 – Descriptive title

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Getting good answers on StackOverflow – part 1 of n

I see many questions on StackOverflow that go unanswered for various reasons.

I hope this series of posts will help others with getting answers to their questions, this will be presented as a series of do and don’t do tips.

Tip #1 – Ask a question

Don’t post about a problem without stating an actual question – make sure you post the question in the body of the question, not just in the title.

This will ensure people will see a question that can be answered.

Index of tips

Tip #1 – Ask a question (this tip…)

Tip #2 – Be polite

Tip #3 – Ask one question

Tip #4 – Descriptive title

Tip #5 – Write in English

Tip #6 – Pertinent code samples

Tip #7 – Stay on topic

Tip #8 – Do some research

Tip #9 – Stay engaged

Tip #10 – What, not how

Tip #11 – Accept rate

Tip #12 – Code that shows the problem

Tip #13 – What have you tried?

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