Tip & How-To about Nikon Cameras
When you post a question on Fixya.com, you obviously want an answer, but a large number of questions will never be answered. If you review questions that have gone unanswered for extended periods, you will see a pattern that insures that no one will be able to help. Questions that are not questions at all, but rather vague incomplete statements lacking understandable details are routinely passed over by the experts. For example, "my camera doesn't work" or "press shutter release again." Shorthand and sentence fragments work on Twitter, but they are useless to those of us on Fixya who try to help you. If we cannot understand what you are asking, how can you expect us to respond?
So what do you need to do to keep your question out of the "Dead E-mail Office"? First, take some time to compose your question in writing using your word processor before you post it. Review what you write and refine your question so it is understandable. Ask a friend (someone you have not discussed the problem with) to read what you wrote. That way, you will be able to judge if what you wrote is understandable by asking them to explain in their own words what your problem is. If they do not understand what you wrote, no one else will either.
As you write, make sure you do the following:
Posted by Bart... on
Dec 11, 2008 | Televison & Video
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