Plz help!

I really need help with all those "need help" posts!1 (x86 36)

It's really urgent.

No, seriously. The words "need help" in a title are a good sign of low quality posts. In most cases, the OP had an urgent issue to fix or didn't bother to perform basic research.

I believe these questions need cleaning up. If someone wants to help go through them, here's what needs to be done:

  • Fix the title. Mention what the real issue at hand is. See: How do I write a good title?
  • Look at the body. Spelling errors, capitalization errors, redundant "Hi / Thanks" or other signatures, info only found in comments, etc.
  • Add proper tags.

And, finally:

  • Vote to close (if you have ≥3k) or flag them for attention if they're not a good fit for the site. Or post them in the VTC chatroom.

  • Delete already closed posts (this would be one for the mods). – done, cheers!

Please don't edit all at once, but make it in batches of 10 questions or so.


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(at least for now).

Not sure why I took special interest in this cleanup task, but I've done my bit and got it down to zero (as of 13th Feb).

got it to zero

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    That's awesome, thank you very much!
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 9:47

This is an ongoing problem, one that we can deal with by keeping an eye out for these questions and editing them to make them clearer, more concise, and just plain easier to read.

Keep up the good work!


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