Lately there have been a lot of posts in gameworld that make it very hard to answer the question because there is no information in the post. So I though i would leave a few things here for newcomers to maybe stumble upon before posting.
1. The title and Subject
There is an entire thread Here about topics for threads.
In short form the title and subject should outline what you need help with or want to talk about.
That is a good topic, we know what you are talking about. And someone will open it up and answer you.How to use files
.bin and .cue
Obvious why that is bad. The topic does not say it all, and people are more likely to skip over it.wont work
* topic says it all.
2. The body
The body does not have to be a perfect essay, point form is even good. But it does need to contain all information that could be important. If you want someone to take the time to help you out, take the time and put together a couple of understandable sentences.
This is a good post because for one it tells us the filename, very important. and secondly it tells us what you have tried.I just downloaded "this game" the filename is "this_game.bin.exe" it is 650MB. When i double click on it it opens a command prompt and then it closes. I got it from verified, so it should be a real file, but i do not know how to open it, or what to do with it.
In this case we know nothing about the file, or what you have done.I downloaded "this game" is is an executable. I cant get it to work.
3. relevant information
Add whatever is relevant, and all that is, such as
- system specs
- size of file
- where you got it from
- Your level of experience
- Anything else that may help
It is not necessary to do an extreme amount of research, if everyone did we would have nothing to do. However a quick search of the forum, and maybe even a google search would be nice. If you cannot find the complete answer to your question, let us know what you did find.
5. Manners and miscellaneous
- Always follow the Board rules
- Try and post in the correct place. Especially game requests, we all know that they get less views however, if the topic is stated properly the right person should see it. There are some gray areas, and perhaps a mod can clear some up. For example: A question about software to burn games with? Although technically belongs in softwareworld, more replies in gameworld.
- At least follow peoples suggestions before saying they are wrong.
- Acronyms are fine until it gets ridiculous and starts too look like hieroglyphics.
Everyone on this board is happy to help out, but we do not know everything. We need some specific info. Help us help you and it will make the board experience much better for you, and cut down on flames.
It is late and I know I left a tonne of stuff out, so please feel free to add on other important points.
Edit: Also spam posting is not necessary, most people on here look through all worlds almost daily if not more. It is not necessary to put things on more than on place.
Also bumping: there are good bumps and bad bumps.
Good = you post late at night, log back on the next day. Only 3 views and it has fallen off the board. I personally feel that this is ok to bump.
Bad bump = post midday, 40 views no replies.
Please anyone, come one no one knows.