First of all, we want this to be a happy community, and kindness/cheerfulness makes that happen. Be helpful and kind to all the members, even those who you may not be best friends with. Don’t think you are above anybody. Everyone here has been a noob at one point or another, so be understanding even if someone is wrong. Always be kind and professional. If you want to help, do it with kindness. Rude comments are counterproductive. Nobody is perfect, we have all our differences, particularities and singularities. Always indicate the best solution, otherwise let someone else do it.
Thank you for your input! Thats part of my intentions, to get people to talk how we can be more successful. Building Hacks is community based venture.
But to be honest, time doesn't act, people make decisions and act. We decide how we use the time. Time doesn't show anything, there is just time needed for every learning. But we can learn faster and learn better.
That's just my opinion, but I think before solving problems which require community help, we have learn how to be successful on requesting community help. Everyone has his own experience. I'm trying to make some kind of concentrate of my experience. I'm sharing it, so I can get feedback, reconsider some aspects and improve it.
you do not have obligation to help...
I did not birth knowing all...IMHO opinion the forum is to talk, discuss, even for a newbie...
if we know the answers..why we need the forum ?
I'm great full for this forum...
the people that help ...do this 'cause they like..
if you think the question is nonsense...just skip
sorry discord ...we at some moment I were a beginner..
and many people helped me...
only the time show how to ask..
Building Hacks has always been community based venture, where personal gain comes from working with others.
Let’s ask one very simple but the serious and important question first! Why anyone should help you at all? Really? What’s so special about you? What people gain from helping you except the waste of their valuable lifetime? Time is the most precious resource! There is no way to turn back wasted time! Problems are a normal part of of life. Mostly problems are some obstacles we need to overcome. But another hand, if you do not learn how to deal with your own problems, life will be a difficult path for you. Why other's should make their life difficult because of you?
Before you ask any help, learn how to ask for help. And I can bet that most people don't do it! They will waste their own and others precious lifetime again and again!
I have decided that I will help only people who deserve it! Who are they?
are attempted to help themselves first;
are providing valuable information about their case and don't force others to guess;
have the will to learn how to solve issues by self and do not gamble by trying whatever jumps in mind or do blindly what some ignorant dumb suggests;
are really helping others;
highly value the time of others.
People who are not willing to learn and don't pay attention to details never deserve any help as there is no way to help them.
Guidelines for asking help for Hackintosh related issues.
For first I have to make another disclaimer!
If you don't want to learn about computing, do not waste your's and other's time and money on building Hack by self, instead
just buy a genuine Mac and contact Apple's support whenever you need some help;
or second option, find some IT pro who can build the Hack for you and pay very well for his help.
If you decided otherwise, then:
Take time to read the Community Rules.
Admit that if some person pays attention to you, it's actually personal support case like Apple Care etc! Respect them!
Admit that your knowledge is lacking and you have to learn about what you are trying to do.
RTFM. RTFM is an initialism for the expression "read the fu**ing manual".
How would you solve the problem without the computer, just with a pencil and paper?
Learn to debug, which is just a scientific way of narrowing down the reasons.
Research first, do not post first! On 99% of cases someone already had the same or very similar issue.
Learn how to leave others out of guesswork - collect diagnostics data which can help others on solving your case.
Do not post any help requests without diagnostics data and details about your system.
One specific problem at a time! Learn to set strict boundaries rather than trying to solve everything within one request.
Hackintool * - An extremely useful GUI to handle several Hack issues but not intent to be an automated patching tool that does all the work for you.
Ubuntu Live USB * - There are plenty of tasks, which you cannot complete on Hack and you need to boot you comp into Linux.
* - must have
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. (An old proverb)
.. you do not have obligation to help... @C.Frio
You are welcome to post your recommendations how to ask help.