Changes between Version 66 and Version 67 of IrcFAQ


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Timestamp:
04/25/2008 10:57:46 AM (7 years ago)
Author:
pbx
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added entry about general "it doesn't work" questions

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  • IrcFAQ

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    77= General Tips =
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    9  * When asking for help in the channel, '''be as specific as possible''' in your request. "It doesn't work" is not sufficiently specific!
    10  * Standard problem-'''reporting''' advice:  Describe 1) what you did, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what actually happened.
     9 * When asking for help in the channel, '''be as specific as possible''' in your request. "It doesn't work" is not sufficiently specific! [http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/IrcFAQ#MoreInformationPlease (More advice on this)]
    1110 * General problem-'''solving''' advice: Test all the things you think are true until you find the one that isn't.
    1211 * Showing actual code is useful. For code longer than a line or two, use the pastebin:  http://dpaste.com/
     
    138137= Troubleshooting =
    139138
     139== X doesn't work! == #MoreInformationPlease
     140
     141If you want good help you'll need to give a little more information. Keep in mind that we know little if anything about your project, your level of experience with Python and Django, etc.
     142
     143Did it work before? Or is this something you're trying for the first time? Does it raise an error? Die silently? Give unexpected output?
     144
     145When asking for help, make sure you describe 1) what you did, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what actually happened.
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     147[http://dpaste.com/ Pasting] your code and any error messages you received is also helpful. (Don't forget to set the syntax when you paste so that the proper colorizing is applied -- that makes it easier for us to read your stuff.)
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    140150== The admin is working, but it can't find the Javascript and CSS and image files. == #AdminFiles
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    144154If you're running Apache, read this: http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/modpython/#serving-media-files
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