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beldaraan 12-15-2005 09:22 PM

Suggestions to help this forum run its best...

Be as specific as possible in your title
examples: what is k2tog? joining a new colour? best Bind Off for lace?
This makes it easier for others with the same question later to find the answer. Also helps us to recognize if we've already read your post. Easier for us than general titles like "Help, what do I do?"

Provide any helpful info about your project.
examples: guage, yarn used, needle size, a link to the pattern or name of the magazine, a picture of your work in progress
These are often useful or necessary to answer your Q. Remember not to quote a pattern in its entirity, however, since that violates copyright. Thanks!

Don't put yourself down
examples: silly question, stupid problem, I'm dumb
We do not believe any question is silly, dumb, or stupid. We all need help sometimes, and folks here love being helpful, so ask away! :)

Please use a link to the pattern when possible. If you own the pattern do not post the entire pattern, just the part that you need help with.

Other suggestions when needing some guidance:
- try using our search link (it's at the top of the page with the magnifying glass icon)
- try to contact the writer of the pattern or the website/magazine presenting the pattern
- see if you can get someone to help you in person from a local knitting group or a store that carries yarn

Hildegard_von_Knittin 12-16-2005 03:09 PM

thanks for the guidelines, Beldie!

KellyK 12-20-2005 10:50 PM

Bump!! :mrgreen:

Debbie 12-20-2005 10:58 PM

OK ... I finally have to ask ... after all these months ...
What does bump mean????

Ingrid 12-20-2005 11:01 PM

When a topic gets too far down the list and you want to bring it to everyone's attention again, you *bump* it so it reposts.

jessi_9783 12-21-2005 01:01 AM

Theses are great guidelines and this thread should be made sticky. Great Job!

Debbie 12-21-2005 06:06 AM

Thanks Ingrid ... That makes perfect sense!

Mer 12-21-2005 10:52 AM

Good ideas beldie, can you make this thread sticky?

rebecca 12-21-2005 12:40 PM

Oh, Beldie, I'm so glad you mentioned the fact that there's no such thing as a dumb question and that no one should consider themselves "silly" or "dumb," etc. if he/she doesn't "get it"...Great Guidelines, my friend :cheering: :cheering:

amy 12-21-2005 03:30 PM

Great suggestions Beld! :heart:
It's now a sticky. ;)

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