How to Post Best of a Kind Questions on Developer Community
Hi, Community Members!
The goal why we are posting questions on Developer Community is to get the answer.
Here is very simple guidelines document on how to ask questions which would get answers.
When you post a question you need to feel 3 fields: title, body, and group. And tags.
1. The Title
A good title should contain the brief description of your problem - it should not be longer than 80-90 symbols.
But brief doesn't mean one word. These are not very good titles for questions: Cache, Ensemble, Peace, World.
Examples of good questions:
Should you capitalize letters in a title? According to the rules of English - yes. So it would improve the perception of your question definitely.
2. The Body
The body should contain the description of your problem in English or/and Caché Objecsript, SQL, JS or other languages. Use code blocks to highlight Caché ObjectScript.
Providing the version of your product is always helpful (write $zversion in Terminal).
And there should be really ONE question in the body. If you have two questions, please post two different questions.
3. The Group
The group is a mandatory tag which helps to categorize your question to one of InterSystems Products (Caché, Ensemble, HealthShare), Technologies (DeepSee, iKnow) or Services (Online Learning, WRC).
Use tags to invite experts who (subscribed to different tags) to pay attention to your question. Here you can pick different tags regarding development, testing, change management, deployment, and environment.
Good questions usually get answers shortly. You can notice the answered question by green foreground on Answers counter.
And be sure to mark the answer as accepted (to mark the question as solved) of course if the answer suits you.
Of course, this is not the full list of recommendations how to make good questions. Please provide your comments and thoughts in this post.