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Old 28th July 2015, 03:47 AM   #101

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just registered , will find out more with your links how to use this forum thanks !

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Old 28th July 2015, 03:56 AM   #102
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Thanks for sharing the guidance.

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Old 9th August 2015, 11:25 PM   #103

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Hi everyone,

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Old 23rd August 2015, 10:42 AM   #104
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Welcome to the "Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Small Business Ideas Forum!"

The purpose of this guide is to:

1. Help you understand the basics of the forum and how it operates.
2. Provide pointers on where you can find answers to your questions.

If there is anything that you'd like to see covered in this guide, please post a response to this thread so we know what should be added.

Let's get started.

1. Don't be afraid! Everyone was new to the forum at some point and didn't know what to do and had questions. We like newbies here!

2. Be sure and take a moment to read our forum rules. It will only take a minute or so and it will help you understand what's necessary to keep the forum a fun and productive community. You can find the rules here:


3. To learn about making your first post, read this thread:


4. To learn about setting up your signature file, read this thread:


5. For a glossary of terms used on the forum, read this thread:


6. For how to view your own posts and checking for replies:


7. For a list of frequently asked questions about how the forum works, visit this page:


As I mentioned earlier, this guide is just getting started so post your questions so I know what else to provide.

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I'm glad I read this again. One of the biggest hurdles I see on the forum pertain to item #1 on the list. It's the only item that wasn't addressed with more detailed information.

How about a guide on how to ask great questions? This would be very helpful. Many questions are vague, have no context, provide no background, and/or are requests for definitions. Ok, there's no need to write a book on what's been tried and all the details of every previous experience. What to do next?

How about a guide to getting the best possible answers? To get the best possible answer for any question, the inquirer needs to answer questions and provide some feedback on how think a response may or may not apply to their unique situation. Which brings up the next question.

How about a guide on how to provide great answers. The best answers include questions. Every business is different and even the location of the business can make a usually sound answer basically irrelevant. Again gaining the right amount of context is required to provide the most help.

General information is all over the Internet. What to do is everywhere. How to do it (in their situation) is what people want to know. They may not realize it, but they do.


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Old 22nd September 2015, 09:33 AM   #105

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What a good idea, Robert!
Been Trying to look for some online chat or forum and happy to find this business forum.

Looking forward to know more about business as I am just a neophyte in this field.



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Old 20th October 2015, 08:21 AM   #106

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hey thanks for sharing guideline of this forum to us.

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Old 18th November 2015, 06:37 AM   #107

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Thanks for Sharing! Since its been 20 days i joined this forum, today only i noticied this. My advice is to send PM upon signup to user so that they know immediately.

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Old 21st January 2016, 09:32 AM   #108

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Highly valuable post for Newbie, thanks Robert!

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Old 1st March 2016, 12:14 AM   #109

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Thanks for the guide. I'm new here and this helped me a lot becoming comfortable in this discussion board.

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Old 27th May 2016, 02:26 AM   #110

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Good idea. thanks

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