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  • Could everybody PLEASE read the FAQ's and SEARCH the forums for threads that may answer your question BEFORE you post.

    The search function is here: - click on the "find content in the Bing Community" link.  I know it's not well shown but it seems that's all Bing can manage:

     

    The FAQ's are available for download here:

    http://www.bing.com/community/forums/t/657467.aspx

    PLEASE read them before posting, most of the questions asked in the forums could be answered by simply reading this.

    In addition, PLEASE make sure that you include the relevant information when starting a thread, including the blatantly obvious details like your site's URL, which most people seem to either forget or not bother to post.  If you don't want your URL to show up in search results use http://bit.ly/ to mask the URL.

    If you do not bother to provide basic information, DO NOT expect us to bother replying.

  • Nice Post :)

    I hope Bing will soon make the search option more visible.

  • @Archie Watt

    Firstly they have to find and read your post :)

    hope this post will become sticky :), nice work.

  • Taurus

    @Archie Watt

    Firstly they have to find and read your post :)

    hope this post will become sticky :), nice work.

    I hope it will too, but from my experiences both in this forum and in others few people read stickied posts.  Nice to see some people have read it though - thanks for your responses.

  • Blackpool UK

    This should be a sticky as provides good information as a starting point.

    You're one of the users who cause hassle for other forum members through your multiple accounts and duplicate posts, so I don't see how you can describe this as a "good starting point" seeing as you don't follow it yourself.

  • Yes -

      I think that  the mases must for first to acomodate whit BING  - cose its different from others -

     AND the  FAQs  and Stikers  must be Put More Visible for  ALL -  to be sure that they will find and understand it ...

  • another bump on this - several new posts that have clearly not read the FAQ's and several which have failed to provide the URL.

    Brett - is there any chance we could have a "sticky" post asking people to read the FAQ's and search before posting?  (and provide their URL and all other necessary information)

    Thanks

    Archie

  • Great post. Didn't see it the first time around. Should be sticky now.

  • Brett Yount

    Great post. Didn't see it the first time around. Should be sticky now.

    Great Brett - Thanks

  • No offense and don't mean to poop on your parade but whenever someone asks me for a URL I get suspicious.

    Call me a paranoiac, but I do. Not that I have anything to hide, but there's so much competition in certain fields ...

    If a URL is helpful towards the resolution of a problem, such as 'I don't see my site' then sure, it is useful (i.e. others can verify if said site is visible).

    However, if someone reports an issue where a URL has nothing to do with the problem, then why ask? It reminds me of these stupid 'live chat agents' you encounter sometimes that ask totally irrelevant questions, like "what version of internet explorer are you using?" right after I say I use OS X 10.5.

    In my case - I reported a 301 redirect issue specific to Bing. My URL is not going to help you understand the problem better.

  • Serge,

    How do you then propose that I or other community members help troubleshoot your issue? Without a URL I can't help you because your problem could be caused by any number of things either on your side or ours.

    Forum rule: If you need assistance regarding your site specifically, we need your URL(s). 

  • Agreed. Certain cases requires URL to resolve the problem.

  • Sergej

    No offense and don't mean to poop on your parade but whenever someone asks me for a URL I get suspicious.

    Call me a paranoiac, but I do. Not that I have anything to hide, but there's so much competition in certain fields ...

    If a URL is helpful towards the resolution of a problem, such as 'I don't see my site' then sure, it is useful (i.e. others can verify if said site is visible).

    However, if someone reports an issue where a URL has nothing to do with the problem, then why ask? It reminds me of these stupid 'live chat agents' you encounter sometimes that ask totally irrelevant questions, like "what version of internet explorer are you using?" right after I say I use OS X 10.5.

    In my case - I reported a 301 redirect issue specific to Bing. My URL is not going to help you understand the problem better.

    Use of URL shortener may help:

    bit.ly

     

  • Thank you that is really useful I had not seen it... perhaps it could be made more obvious?

  • Nice Post!! I don't see it  the fist tme around here. It would be sticky now!!