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How to add new products to FixYa?

Hi.

Can you tell me is it possible for us, the experts, to add new products, as I find some of them not listed here?

If not, who is in charge of updating product database?

Thanks.

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    Nikola Malesevic Jan 22, 2009

    Thanks for your answer, Lauren.

    Kind regards.


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Hi Witchunter, It currently is impossible for Experts to add new products to the database. But FixYa is constantly adding new products, and will continue to do so in 2009. If you have any products that you would like to see on our site, just email me the links/info, and I will make sure that my bosses see it. Please feel free to contact FixYa Support Team directly at: http://www.fixya.com/contact

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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How to add a product to Fixya that is not yet cataloged


"Add your Product" Feature can help you speed up the posting questions process and viewing issues to products similar to yours.
Once you add a product by choosing it from the drop down list, you will be able to view all questions regarding this product. You will also be able to follow up on your own questions.
Adding your products is entirely optional, if you do not wish to do so you may skip this part.
If you can't find your product on the list, please post your problem using the Ask box on the top of the page and follow the on screen instructions.
When you are asked to categorize your question and choose a product, please choose the closest category (if you can't find a specific product).
For example: If you have a 123xyz Samsung refrigerator but you can't find this specific model in the drop down list, please choose Samsung Refrigerators.
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Please make sure that you add as many details to your question and include the model & brand. The more details, the easier it will be for the expert to assist and this is highly important regarding questions under a general category.
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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.
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