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With A Little Help From My Friends (Unhelpful Forum Titles)


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    artfizz

    Why are there so many threads with the following (or similar) titles:

    Help!

    I need somebody: Help

    Not just anybody - Help

    You know I need someone

    Won't somebody please help me!

    Amusing though it is to use Beatles lyrics as the title of a thread, IF only the title included some hint as to the nature of the problem then:

    - someone would be more ready to offer assistance

    - it would easier for others in the future to locate the solution and re-use it.

    Help others to help you - to help others!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    kco

    here is a little help from your little helper friend.

    HELP! I NEED SOMEBODY
    HELP! NOT JUST ANYBODY
    HELP! YOU KNOW I NEED SOMEONE
    HELP!

    WHEN I WAS YOUNGER SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN TODAY
    I NEVER NEEDED ANYBODY´S HELP IN ANY WAY
    AND NOW THESE DAYS ARE GONE
    I´M NOT SO SELF ASSURED
    NOW I FIND I´VE CHANGED MY MIND
    I´VE OPENED UP THE DOORS

    HELP ME IF YOU CAN I´M FEELING DOWN
    AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING ´ROUND
    HELP ME GET MY FEET BACK ON THE GROUND
    WON´T YOU PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME?

    AND NOW MY LIFE HAS CHANGED IN OH SO MANY WAYS
    MY INDEPENDENCE SEEMS TO VANISH IN THE HAZE
    BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN I FEEL SO INSECURE
    I KNOW THAT I JUST NEED YOU
    LIKE I´VE NEVER DONE BEFORE

    HELP ME IF YOU CAN I´M FEELING DOWN...

    WHEN I WAS YOUNGER SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN TODAY...

    HELP ME IF YOU CAN I´M FEELING DOWN
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    lilybetrice

    I've always found honesty to be the best policy. If I need help I usually ask for it.

    Sometimes I find people struggle in whatever area (we all have our giants to face.) But life ( and chess) are so much easier if you say "hey can you help me please?" Instead of beating the air alone, all puffed up with pride and not acknowledging that we are all mere mortals. We all have our weakness...

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    artfizz

    paul211 wrote:

    Perhaps there could be a new forum category called: help, rescue me, advice, guidance or can you answer me?


    Indeed. Why not use Aretha Franklin lyrics occasionally. What would be neat would be to be able to associate a sound file (or song) with a topic. e.g.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGO9xcKLziI (link removed - try the next one!)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXSocE_M1G4

    There is, of course, a forum category Help & Support -which most of the help requests use appropriately.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    artfizz

    lilybetrice wrote:

    I've always found honesty to be the best policy. If I need help I usually ask for it.

    Sometimes I find people struggle in whatever area (we all have our giants to face.) But life ( and chess) are so much easier if you say "hey can you help me please?" Instead of beating the air alone, all puffed up with pride and not acknowledging that we are all mere mortals. We all have our weakness...


    You may be right that the effort/courage required to seek help in the first place may preclude us from being able to spell out the nature the of help being sought.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    artfizz

    Tell Me Why

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    artfizz

    Something

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    TheGrobe

    artfizz wrote:

    Tell Me Why


    Because 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    CATLOCK

    as long as its not titled my opponant won't resign i don't mind what the thread is called?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    rooperi

    They're just asking for a little help from their friends.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    artfizz

    artfizz wrote: Tell Me Why
    TheGrobe wrote: Because 

    What Goes On?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    TheGrobe

    No Reply

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    artfizz

    TheGrobe wrote: No Reply

    You Can't Do That

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    smileative

    this is a really crappy pawn site - everybody wanna talk about chess Smile

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    TheGrobe

    artfizz wrote:
    TheGrobe wrote: No Reply

    You Can't Do That


    I Should Have Known Better 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    artfizz

    TheGrobe wrote: I Should Have Known Better 

    You certainly shud'v / should'f.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    jerry2468

    artfizz wrote:
    TheGrobe wrote: I Should Have Known Better 

    You certainly shud'v / should'f.


    ???

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    artfizz

    TheGrobe wrote: I Should Have Known Better 

     artfizz wrote:You certainly shud'v / should'f.


    jerry2468 wrote: ???


    See courtesy-and-respecct.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    bugoobiga

    why don't we do it in the road.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    Sceadungen

    artfizz wrote:
    paul211 wrote:

    Perhaps there could be a new forum category called: help, rescue me, advice, guidance or can you answer me?


    Indeed. Why not use Aretha Franklin lyrics occasionally. What would be neat would be to be able to associate a sound file (or song) with a topic. e.g.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGO9xcKLziI (link removed - try the next one!)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXSocE_M1G4

    There is, of course, a forum category Help & Support -which most of the help requests use appropriately.


     Rescue Me

    I want you in my arms

    Rescue me

    with all your charms

     

    Fontella Bass

    or some such


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