How to answer a question on Business Advice Forum

Discussion in 'Business Advice Forum Best Practices' started by Joseph.Shivell, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Joseph.Shivell

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    When a member asks a question, the answer is just as important as the question being asked. The following guidelines will help make your answers as helpful as possible:

    Answer The Question
    Simply replying by describing something related to the question doesn't help. Read the entire question so you know what the member is looking for. Also, if you do not know the answer, it is not necessary to submit a post informing us of that fact.

    Read The Thread
    If you read the entire thread before replying, it will eliminate repeating an answer someone already posted. You can, however, give the same answer as another member if you can add substantial, new additional information to it.

    Make Your Answer As Clear As Possible
    A rambling post that says "If you do this, and then do this, this will happen and your business will grow" is not helpful. Taking the time to describe in detail what needs to be done would be much better.

    Make Sure Your Answer Is Accurate
    When you answer a question, you should use the most current, accurate information available. Giving a member the wrong answer could result in them having a problem that is worse than the reason they asked the question in the first place. The worst case scenario would be a member breaking the law because they were given an inaccurate answer, and BAF could be held responsible.

    Do Not Simply Post A List
    A list by itself is not helpful. If you do post a list, a short description of each item, and how it helps with the member's situation would help a lot more
     
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    Nice post...new additional information to it of guidelines.
     
  3. harunsing

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    Really nice post. Thank you for the information. We will defiantly follow the instruction
     
  4. Joseph.Shivell

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    I don't think you have to be defiant about it, just following them faithfully is enough.
     
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    You have included all the necessary point, which a member must go through before commenting the thread. Usually, its seen only the Title of the thread is read and on the basis of that people reply without reading the actual content.
     
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    Very informative post for new comer.Thanks for your post.
     

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