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TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby Madison » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:10 pm

When asking about trades, potential pickups, etc, it helps to post additional information such as your complete roster and your league format. Often, whether a trade makes sense or not depends as much on your roster situation, whether you're in a keeper league, etc. as on the players involved in the deal itself. Including this (and any other relevant information) will get you the most accurate replies.

As EugeneStyles says, putting basic information in the question title can help as well. "Trade Contreras for Wakefield?" will probably get you more (and better) replies than "Trade Question." The best way to increase traffic for your post is to answer other people's questions, and then leave a link in your post, asking for help in return. Even if you're not a fantasy expert, everyone appreciates a second point of view, and most people will be happy to lend a hand to someone who has already helped them out. :-)

Note that you don't have to re-type your roster information every time you ask for trade advice. Now you can enter your roster information into your user profile. Then, when you're typing a post, just click on the Image shortcut button and your information will be there.

Hope this will make the answers you receive even more useful! :-)
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby WyldStallyn » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:37 am

heres hoping that people actually listen to this advice. and it would help if people reply to other posts as well and not ask every 10 minutes why no one has responded to them yet
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby New Justice Team » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:11 pm

I am new to this site. Thank you for the tips.
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby oceansheaven » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:45 pm

I am new to this site as well and was wondering what WHIR stood for?
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby howardryan6 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:48 am

WHIR is an abbreviation for 'Will Help In Return'. The acronym is used to tell responders to your post that you will be responding to to their topic as a sign of appreciation.
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby IronBird » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:01 am

I'm new to the site. Love it already. Great idea, good format. I hope to offer my support to the community. I will now go edit my previously posted fantasy trade question. :-] ;-D
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby oakscorps » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:18 am

How do I post my question on here when I am answering someone elses. I've answered some questions and would of liked for them to answer mine but apparently I cant figure out how to get it on the answer
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby Minnesota Puckett » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:37 am

Hey all fairly new here and love the site already!! I had a healthy hello from one of the managers that was very well put and helpful vs the your dumb you dont know what your doing post. I found this helpful and like the roster feature. I hope to become a decent contributor. Thanks for the tips!!
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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:54 pm

Minnesota Puckett wrote:Hey all fairly new here and love the site already!! I had a healthy hello from one of the managers that was very well put and helpful vs the your dumb you dont know what your doing post. I found this helpful and like the roster feature. I hope to become a decent contributor. Thanks for the tips!!

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Re: TIP: Best way to ask for help and get solid answers

Postby redsoxkid2004 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:07 pm

hey i was wondering if this is a good trade for me.
I trade- justin morneau russel martin jason kubel matt cain aaron cook

I recieve- dustin pedroia ryan zimmerman david dejesus shane victorino james shields

my roster
russel martin
miguel cabrera
howie kendrick
troy glaus
rafael furcal
justin morneau
bj upton
jason kubel
denard span
ken griffey jr
akinori iwamaura
vernon wells
victor martinez
jed lowrie
johnny peralta

matt cain
derek lowe
joe saunders
aaron cook
matt garza
dan wheeler
jj putz
gavin floyd
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