Chapter 18. Finding Help

Table of Contents
18.1. Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
18.1.1. Finding The Right Forum
18.1.2. Before You Post
18.1.3. Writing Your Post
18.1.4. Formatting Your Post
18.1.5. Follow Up
18.1.6. More Information
18.2. IRC
18.2.1. Colours
18.2.2. Be Polite
18.2.3. Type Properly, in English
18.2.4. Port scanning
18.2.5. Keep it in the Channel
18.2.6. Stay On Topic
18.2.7. CTCPs
18.2.8. Hacking, Cracking, Phreaking, Warezing
18.2.9. Round Up
18.2.10. Further Reading

"Help me if you can I'm feeling down. And I do appreciate you being 'round." - The Beatles

Help is out there. You just have to know where to look. With Linux there are an amazing number of places you can go. There are mailing lists, IRC channels, web pages with public forums, and many other resources available. This chapter will try to help you get the most out of your quest for help.