From another topic (link to it is at the end of this post)
Please start a new thread for each problem/question you have.
If you are asking about networking keep your questions about networking.
If you also need help with something else start a new thread. This will also help other people with the same issues.
And Helpers are asked to stay on topic when replying as much as they can..
If someone asks about networking, for example, keep the discussion focused on networking. The same applies for any issue.
General chit chat has its place but not when someone wants answers, information and help. Participants discusssing other things/issues/whatever amongst themselves and purposely going off-topic and various other things DO NOT HELP.
It DOES distract from the topic, confuses the one who started the topic and leaves them feeling they did NOT get any help.
As NickAU stated, STAY ON TOPIC.
Stick to the original topic that was stated by the person who started the topic. If you have a suggestion or comment that is on a different topic, please start a new topic.
This also applies to ALL topics, no matter who started them.
If you start a topic don't go off-topic simply because it is "your" topic.
If a topic starts to go off topic a reminder will be given to stay on topic.
Moderators may delete unnecessary posts as needed for continuity and general forum tidiness.
Please remember people come here for HELP. They want clear, concise, easy to understand answers and directions. Don't muddy the water with comments that have nothing to do with the questions/issue the topic is about.
Give them the help they deserve. THAT is what Bleeping Computer is all about.
Bleeping Computer® is a community of individuals of all ages who are here to learn new information, to help each other, and to help their fellow peers.
For general information regarding posting here in Linux read http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/597428/maintaining-continuity-of-support-topics/
Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 March 2016 - 08:38 AM.