I NEED HELP! What to do?

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Here are some guidelines to getting help. Most people have no problem helping others, however, it can get very frustrating trying to help people who ask for it... difficultly.

Please follow these rules, otherwise you will probably just get linked this page to read prior to being helped.

  • If you get an error message, READ THE ERROR MESSAGE. Each error message is manually typed out for that specific scenario.
  • If you get an error message WHILE following a walkthrough, recheck to make sure you didn't miss any steps.
  • When asking for help with an error message, copy and paste the EXACT error message. This may sound harsh, but my custom error message are much more useful than your opinion of what isn't working. If you knew what wasn't working, you'd just fix it yourself. How to copy from the console.
  • Give FACTS over opinions.
    • I was doing _____, when I got error message <copy paste error message>.
    • When I type ogre < command > I get error message <copy paste error message>
  • Try to help yourself. Do a quick search/scan the wiki (FAQ and Help section) to see if it's a common problem you are having and how to fix it.
  • Keep in mind, you are asking for help. Be respect to those trying to help you. Once you start insulting people trying to help you, the help stops very quickly.

Here's a little list of things to avoid doing, since they don't really help.
  • Asking: "Anyone there?", or "Kannkor, you there?"
    • Just ask the question, if someone is there, they will answer it. There are times when I'm doing other things, and when I see a message, I'll flip to it, but if it simply asks "Are you there?", I'll probably ignore it because I'm walking away again, when I could have answered it if you asked the question.
  • Your opinion on subjects/topics where you aren't an expert. It absolutely drives me and many others crazy, when people start giving bad advice because they want to hear themself talk.
    • I can assure you, I understand the basics of how to program/script with lavishscript. You don't need to make a suggestion, and tell me how easy it would be. If it's that easy, feel free to do it and send it to me and I'll include it.

Related, here is a very good read about asking questions. http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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