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With the success of our HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch page, I thought it would make sense to have a similar page about answering them. Answering questions effectively on JavaRanch is an art form all its own. Here we can collectively write down the best practices that make JavaRanch such a great place to bring your questions!


  • FirstRuleDoNoHarm
  • BeNice
  • BePatient
  • ReadTheQuestion
  • ReadTheAnswers
  • AdmitWhenYouAreGuessing
  • DontWakeTheZombies
  • DejaVuAllOverAgain
  • LetThemDoTheirOwnHomework
  • DontBeACodeMill

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