Don't ask to ask

Someone (maybe a volunteer, maybe a bot) may give you this link if you have asked "is it okay to ask a question?", or "Can someone help me with a problem?" This is considered by many to be poor online etiquette. You will get a better response if you ask your question immediately in the first post.

So, what should I do?

Just ask your question.

In future, just ask your question immediately - do NOT ask "Can I ask a question?" or things like "Is anyone around?"

Further reading

You can and should read more at and at

Also, try to prepare your question for the best chance of a good answer, and to respect volunteers' time. See: for some advice on this.

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