11. Show some effort
. If you want help with a question it is expected that you will show some effort. Effort might include showing your working, taking the time to learn how to typeset equations using latex (there is an entire subforum devoted to this), formatting your question so that it is more easily understood, using effective post titles and posting in the appropriate subforum, making a genuine attempt to understand the help that is given before asking for more help and learning from previous questions asked. Moderators reserve the right to Close threads in cases where the member is not making a genuine effort (particularly if the member is spamming the forums with multiple questions of exactly the same type). It should also be remembered that all contributors to MHF are unpaid volunteers and are under no obligation to answer a question.