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||Posted - 05/06/2012 : 03:13:25
Unofficial Ask Dr. Tony FAQ
Note: this is not an official "FAQ" but rather information gathered from posts by Craig that I compiled. If anyone has other questions I suggest posting them in this thread and maybe they can be addressed as well.
Q. When is the next "Ask Dr. Tony" session?
A. Unfortunately it is not possible to give a precise answer, as sessions happen when the busy schedule of Dr. Tony allows.
Currently Ask Dr. Tony attempts to have new sessions once every 6 to 8 weeks.
It may be helpful keeping in mind that Dr. Tony participates in many international Workshops and Conferences which take a lot of his time -
the list of events (with dates) is available at his official website.
Q. How many questions does each "Ask Dr. Tony" session address?
A. The 2012_04 session addressed 10 posts and this seems to be roughly the number addressed in more recent sessions. Currently the sessions do not appear to be aiming for a minimum quota of posts per session.
If you want to count the number of posts / questions addressed in previous sessions you can check the index and summary here.
Q. Why was my question not answered?
A. There are many possible reasons. Reasons for not having your question answered include:
1. The question already has an answer. Many questions are similar to previously answered questions with minor nuances for differences. While it may require some amount of generalisation to apply a previous answer to your specific case, they are attempting to fit as many questions as possible and preference tends to be given to more original questions.
Have a look at the index and summary of previous sessions
2. The question was hard to identify from the post. Often people leave several lengthy paragraphs discussing many issues. This isn't ideal to address on "Ask Dr. Tony". Sometimes they manage to shorten a given question to better fit the video, but other times these are skipped. Clear, concise questions have a better chance of being addressed.
3. Dr. Tony may not have a helpful answer. Most often when this happens the question is not addressed on video at all (there have been a few exceptions) as reading them for Dr. Tony to say he has no answer takes time that may be better used addressing other questions. Craig is considering listing these cases later in the thread with the link to the videos of that session.
4. Craig and Dr. Tony were unable to comprehend the question being asked.
5. There may have been a clerical error and your post was missed when the list of questions for the session was compiled (this may be due to the quirks of the forum system which make it hard to filter by original posting date). This does not appear to happen frequently but is a possibility.
Q. My question was not answered, what can I do about it?
A. My personal suggestion is making a follow-up post on the same thread of your original question, politely asking for opinions. It is better to do this on your original question thread as this puts it back near the top of the forum so others are likely to see it. Depending on why your question wasn't addressed (see answer above):
1. Someone in the community may be able to help locate in books or previous videos an answer that addresses your question and/or assist in generalising that answer to your specific case.
2. If it appears that your post was not addressed for being long, you can try narrowing down to a single question and possibly re-submit a single question in a clear and concise manner in a new thread.
3. Maybe Dr. Tony doesn't have an helpful answer, but someone in the community has some useful information (this has happened before).
4. If Craig and Dr. Tony did not understand the question, it is likely that others in the community will not understand it either and may point this out to you. Perhaps you can explain what you want to ask about, reformulate the question and then re-submit it in a a new thread.
5. With cases where the question was missed due to a clerical error, Craig may notice it and include the question for the next session.
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||Posted - 05/16/2012 : 09:42:13
Excellent, Ivo. Thank you. :)
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