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  1. 1. Daniel Roseman @danielroseman How to ask a good question
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  5. 5. @danielroseman Make an attempt to solve it yourself. … RTFM … search for previous questions … read and try and understand the error message
  6. 6. @danielroseman Post the code! … the bit that actually shows the problem … but not too much … include the error and full traceback
  7. 7. @danielroseman Explain the problem … say what it’s supposed to do … describe what’s not working … say what you see … and how it differs from what you were expecting
  8. 8. @danielroseman Make sure it’s the right problem … ask about the thing you’re actually trying to achieve … not the problems you’re having with your current approach … avoid the X-Y problem
  9. 9. @danielroseman … it’s not (only) about the imaginary internet points … it helps future searchers who might have the same problem Mark an answer as accepted

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