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Tips For Posts Requesting Music/Instrumental Information or Any Assistance
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January 25, 2021 - 10:08 am
Member Since: December 26, 2018
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I would like to take a moment and make a few suggestions when you are posting a topic requesting music/instrument information or assistance. This would apply to pretty much anything that is not break room, off-topic, forum assistance, genre subject matter, or the other groups that are not of a playing nature. I think you get my gist.

First, I would suggest you start a new topic thread, do not tack it on the end of an old or currently running topic thread. You will get more viewers and assistance if you start your own thread. Also, you are taking the focal point away from the original poster requesting assistance. It is not intentional, but it happens. You also end out with multiple discussions in the one thread.

When you tack on to the end of another thread, you will not get as many viewers as you would if you had started your own thread because people see the topic listed in the new posts thread and say, "I already contributed to this." Then they mark it as read, not realizing that someone else needs assistance.

The subject matter may be the same, but your individual need may be different and you need a different focus for your needs.

It will be easier for you, the poster, to find your thread and the answers.

In the topic title, would include you are looking for information or needing assistance in whatever. Examples would be, "I am in need of assistance changing my strings", "I have a time signature I have never seen, could someone help me?" This signals that someone needs assistance. I see posts, not on this particular site, where people just say, "I need help". That is vague.

These are just a couple tips that might help the new forum member, or even current members, get the most out of the wealth of experience found here.

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