NOTE: This will be a quick example that will show you how a thread should look like.
In this thread I will be a user which is having trouble getting his wireless card working so I decide to make a thread asking for help.
Step 1: Searching
NOTE: Before opening a thread make sure you read our Wiki, FAQ and do a bit of searching on the internet, in most cases the time you wait for your thread to be moderated + the time for someone to respond to it is a lot grater than the time it will take you to find a solution by searching.
Now wheather you realize it or not most of your issues can be found by doing some simple searching, so in our case we will check:
- The Backtrack Wiki
- The Aircrack-ng website
We are going to pretend that we could not find any useful information here and move on with creating our thread.
Step 2: Creating an appropriate thread
* The Thread Title:
If we take a look at the Forum Rules we can see the following:
This means you will have to correctly choose a thread title in order to give the readers a clue about what that thread might contain. So do not choose titles similar to: "Help!!!", "Wireless not working", "Need Assistance!", etc.Use sensible descriptive titles in your posts.
The first thing of your thread should contain a short write-up describing your problem.
* Necessary details:
After a description of your problem you need to provide the necessary details so that people will be able to assist you.
By necessary details I refer to:
- Backtrack version (KDE/GNOME, Arhitecture)
- Backtrack installation (VM, HDD, USB)
- Basic output of commands (ifconfig, iwconfig, lspci, lsusb, dmesg, etc.)
- An error message (if any)
- Links to the same problem (if any)
- Solutions tried and their result
WARNING: OPENING A THREAD THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE NECESSARY INFORMATION MENTIONED ABOVE WILL NO LONGER BE APPROVED!!!
Let's see how this thread should look like.