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Old 10-07-2009, 03:49 PM
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Helpful Announcement from BobbyRS:

Before posting in the forums and asking questions or seeking help, please take the time to read the advice below on ways to obtain the answers you seek or the help you request in the quickest and most efficient way:

1. Search, Search, Search - You usually won't get much response (at least a positive one) to extremely basic questions because of their simplicity. If you are new to the MP3 world, I would highly suggest using the "search" feature of this site. There is a wealth of information here and it is really easy to obtain your answers already just by searching for them. Usually people on forums like these appreciate and respect individuals who are willing to do their own research and take the time to learn about the subjects before asking such basic questions. If it is evident to everyone you are doing this, you will most likely get more useful and productive responses.

2. Research, Research, Research – In addition to using the Search feature, read/research as much as you can. Look for the FAQ’s in each forum and check out all of the Sticky threads. The FAQ’s and Sticky Threads usually contain answers to most of the basic and important questions and issues.

3. Comparisons – Check out ABI’s Compare MP3/DAP/PMP section. Many posted questions can also be answered by doing a comparison between certain players as well as a good place to see a breakdown of technical specifications that many inquiry on.

If you follow this advice, you will most likely get the answers to your questions much quicker then just basically blindly posting very basic questions and at the same time help ensure building a positive and productive reputation while helping ABI stay one of the best MP3 forums around!

Oh, and don't forget to read the Forum Rules.

Thank you and welcome to ABI!

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