Mudcat Café message #199381 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19340   Message #199381
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Mar-00 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
Subject: Why Didn't Anybody Answer Me?
Transferred from another thread, and slightly edited. Thanks, Malcolm.
-Joe Offer-
Subject: RE: Whats the matter with you people????
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22-Mar-00 - 12:44 AM

Sometimes a question doesn't get answered, maybe because it's not expressed very clearly, or the thread-title is too general ("NEED HELP BADLY" turns up a good bit; lots of people don't bother looking at those) or because nobody knows the answer!
    If your thread disappears, you can always find it again, either by changing the "Age" filter on the main Forum page to a longer time-period and pressing the "refresh" button, or by searching for your thread title in the "Quick Links" box at the top of the page. You can then bring it back to the top of the list by adding a new message to it. There may be answers on it by the time you find it again.

It's always a good idea to make the nature of your question as clear as possible in your thread-title, and to provide as much background information as you can: a lot of people recently have been asking for "the lyrics" for entire albums, without being able to say for sure who recorded them and what they were called. That's a little too much to ask of people who come here to share what they know -or can find out- in their spare time, and (unless they're logging on from work) at their own expense.

It isn't a "clique" thing (or I wouldn't be here), but it usually takes a little while to work out how to get the best results from a place like this.

If I've been telling you stuff that you know already, I apologise; "Guest" doesn't tell us much, though. If you sign your name, people will have a better idea whether or not they've seen your question(s).
    Don't give up.

Malcolm