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If you’re confused or stuck on something, don’t hesitate to ask a question! Asking questions give you an opportunity to clarify how or why you’re confused and receive feedback from the Codecademy community. To improve the likelihood that you receive satisfactory response, please follow these guidelines when asking a question:

  1. Do some light research before asking you question and share anything relevant you find! You may find that you answer your own question, but if you’re still stuck, some of the research you found may help point you and anyone that sees your question toward an eventual answer.

  2. Write one sentence that summarizes your inquiry and place it in the title of your post.

    • Check spelling/grammar punctuation
    • Select a category and/or tags so your question is lives in the right place.
  3. Write at least an additional sentence in the body of the question to further clarify your question. Whenever possible always share the url to the exercise in question – without this, it’s really hard for other people to know what you’re talking about!

  4. Post a code snippet (if applicable) that gets at the question you’re asking.

    • To ensure your code is properly formatted when copied into our forums, write 3 backticks (`) before your first line of code and after your last line of code. See more info here.
  5. Proofread your question!

  6. Congrats! You’re ready to post your question!

For how to best answer a question, see here.

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