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Starting a Tip

This isn't easy or cut and dry so bear with this. The method is hunt and peck to say the least. Those of us who have a lot of tips up have only found a method in the madness.

Go to the Home Page and select or enter the product of which ir resides in a product family depending on whether your solution applies to all printers or a maker of printers or a model series of printers. Lets say Epson.

Go to the E's, navigate through them alphabetically until you see Epson, click on that. You are presented with a subSet of Epson Printers. If your tip is for all Epsons you can pick anyone on the list, do that for practice purposes. Scroll down and see if there is a tip in there or not, because you will see a link titled something like Write a New Tip or Submit a New Tip. Often when you pick a model to do this there is no link for a tip. I've found that this is because no tip is written yet. Very counter intuitive and part of what I'm negotiating with FixYa to resolve for us experts.

When you do pick a printer and find a link to write a new tip you are presented with a drop down list selection that will have an entry, all Epson Printers or this model you are looking in currently. Sometimes you get lucky and there is an entry 'for all printer'. There is no rhyme or reason for this.

Run through that exercise, as clumsy as it sounds and is, until you get to the point where you have the selection drop down list.

Now, be ready to write your tip, thinking in terms of how you have to hunt for the right category to put it in. I wrote one for all blank CDs, that was hard to get a foot hold on, but I found a page finally with a previous tip.

How tips get written in a product family or product that has no tip I haven't figured out yet. I've examined the url structure to determine the variables and if I could enter an element of my own choosing as a variable in the url. I don't get it.

For a second opinion or more like a second and better take on this Buddy Mail (that's what the Ask Me feature is) Ekse.


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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Oct 28, 2008

    You can find your tip when you want to link to that in a solution, by visiting your profile page, not the unanswered page. Under your avatar will be an entry now that shows how many tips you have, you click on that and then select right click the tip you want and choose, copy link location... this is depended on your browser. I'm using Firefox, so its words to that affect.

    When ever you see a link that states "Visit your profile" then you'll see the number of tips you have.

    I just visited your profile page and there are two tips listed under your avatar.

    As to the Live Chat pop out, its a toss up who gets to it. I've read how some experts think they understand the process, that it related to how your fields of expertise are chosen by you and in the order you created them. I've gone back and removed them all and then reselect them. Still, with my location on a fiber optic run and how long it takes my browser to get to a Cisco Internet Router, I usually am last to know and rarely get a chance to use a Live Chat. I concentrate on Premium Questions. If you have Firefox, get an add on extension called "Reload Every". Once installed, you have a new right click context menu entry called Reload Every and a sublist allowing you to choose every 10 seconds, 30 seconds and so forth.

    Let me know if this answers your question or not.


  • Mike S
    Mike S May 11, 2010

    I wrote two tips, I went to sharp machine and at the bottom was write a tip, I did and you can select it to all copiers, that particular copier.. Now how does one go about seeing this? I can find it, but how does someone looking fo rhelp find it. It is a prewritten answer for a to common question.. so it makes less typing for me..

    Now I a gotta figure out this Rating system?

    Mine is slowly declining... I figured out to do a Clarification Request.. rather than solution when asking the make model etc question..

    This ask an expert thing pops up, but someone else always gets to it before I can, of course I read the question before I click answer it..

    Thanks For Your Help.




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thanks but I figured out how to write and leave a tip thanks..

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