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Asking Questions on Fixya

When asking questions on any site it is best to be descriptive as possible. It will get you answers faster and it will make people want to answer quicker, seeing as to how they don't need to squeeze important troubleshooting information out of you. If any one reads this tip you will begin to notice the very short 3 word questions that infect this site are rarely looked at much less answered... Though surely real issues or problems or questions could have been answered if the questioner had of gave a little more detail. Sometimes completely unrelated things are going to have some affect on the issue at hand. So remember give detail when asking questions be descriptive if you can't describe it attach a screenshot or image and ask what you what to know about it how to fix a certain portion of it. Anyone that enjoys answering peoples questions and helping them will also surely agree... It would help us help you if we got more information from the beginning.

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I wrote out my question, identified the part, and wrote a concise description of what info I need . .. and nothing happens when I click on ASK. Wassup with that?


Question entered on FixYa.com take time to be answered.

For example, you just asked this question, but it took time until an expert like myself came across your question and had time to answer it.

Real people answer the questions on this site, not robots.

Jun 06, 2014 | FixYa Computers & Internet

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Why does FixYa hijack search results?


When you ask, search or find questions-answers on fixya, often you are given 'recommended' answers if no expert has directly answered question before.
Same with searches.
When google-searching a product, and fixya appears as first-page result on google, then that often means there are no other resources available on internet ... and fixya might have posted that product without any resources to offer ... possibly hoping that new expert will join and offer explanation.
But then you can post question on fixya, and expert might have found resources ... or maybe not... for example, really old products, discontinued products, may not have any information available. Other times, companies rename a product so they appear to offer a unique item with intention of making comparison shopping more difficult... that's why a clear description of product and problem are important when asking a question.
When asking question on fixya, best results when full information is given, including age of product, name and brand and model of product, photo or video of product, full detailed explanation of problem, and what has been tried so far to resolve problem.... this information can quickly tell expert what the issue is, and how to best resolve problem ... if possible. Obviously, some things can't be fixed, and nobody is expert in everything.
For example, just asking for a manual without giving product description will often lead to unanswered or incorrectly answered question.
It's also possible that fixya truncates the question so expert cannot see whole question. At least one person reported that his/her question was chopped off, and so expert was trying to answer different question than person wanted.
The experts here provide genuine service to folks ... and we know this from periodic feedback arriving from people who asked questions.
You could join and become welcome expert also. Especially if you have knowledge and resources on copiers, printers, TVs, automobile repair, appliance repair, websites, etc etc. The actual categories offered are extensive.
Gene

Jul 29, 2013 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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how to higher lvl on this web site faster? i asked question earlier and it says i have to be lvl.2


As an Expert on FixYa you are earning points as you are answering questions.
Each question on the site worth points: newer questions worth 3 points and older 1 point.
Experts with 0-99 points are level 1 experts, which means that they can view newer questions.
Experts with 100-999 points are level 2 and can view newer question and also questions that level 1 experts were not able to answer and skipped.
Level 3 experts with 1000 and up points can view all types of questions.

The more questions you answer the more chances you have to appear on our Leaderboard

The Leaderboard presents the top experts per week which means that not only top experts can appear on it but also new and enthusiastic experts who answered many questions in a specific week.

*Please note that our content team is reviewing the questions and answers on the site to make sure that the quality of the answers is not being compromised by quantity.

Sep 11, 2012 | FixYa Computers & Internet

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Why is FixYa such a worthless website for getting solutions?


Fixya is a site based on helping others. You post a question, and if somebody knows the answer, they can help you out. Just because you ask, doesn't mean that somebody will always know the answer. Try posting at different times of the day when different people are active. Be descriptive in your question. "my car doesn't start" is not a descriptive question and the answer is hard to pinpoint. Most experts will avoid answering. Everybody is good at something and is considered an "expert" on here at that specific thing. I tend to answer car stereo questions or some GM car problems. Others might know alot about refrigerators or blenders. Be patient and descriptive. Post your question in the correct format a few times a day, and if somebody can help, I'm sure they will.

Mar 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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what is computer


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
The question, you asked is one of the most unique and different questions that i have answered. "WHAT IS COMPUTER?"

There are multiple definitions and descriptions to answer that question. Here are some links that will help you out understanding:
Wikipedia Yahoo
Best of Luck,

Concerned,

Aug 17, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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