Guide:How to ask for support
|This page documents a rule that the EndMyopia Community is expected to follow when talking on various platforms. |
Repeated failure to follow this rule usually results in a ban on the platform where the rule is not followed. We're trying to keep the quality of discussion high!
Rules you should be aware of:
Ask for support after reading material extensively, not immediately after seeing the site for five seconds
Don't ask for diopter specific advice
|Cutest questioning dog :D|
This guide will help you answer any questions you have in the right way.
You may have ended up on this page after making a post that was closed/removed for some reason. Don't worry! This advice is written so everyone can have a better time with vision improvement.
- 1 Asking the resources that already exist
- 2 Asking for support
- 3 Rationale behind this guide
- 4 See also
Asking the resources that already exist
EndMyopia has built up a large existing canon of free resources. These free resources were made for full immersion, not for the readers to pick-and-mix what they do and don't want to do. You have to do several things, together, correctly in order to improve your vision, just doing Active Focus or just improving your habits won't suffice.
Here is an exhaustive list of free resources available:
- YouTube Channel
- EndMyopia Blog
- Shortsighted – The Podcast
- EndMyopia Wiki
- 🌐 Other Languages
Reading > asking for support
These resources don't involve asking anyone else for advice. That's a good thing, because any time you ask the advice of someone else, they are likely giving you a much reduced level of detail, compared to what you actually need to know to improve your eyesight.
You're spinning a wheel and hoping someone will give you something helpful (by chance), instead of going directly to a resource that has a high level of detail and is guaranteed to be helpful and thorough.
There is a choice between:
- Detailed, crafted information prewritten trying to give you the detail needed to improve eyesight
- Whatever someone decides to write you at that moment (spin the wheel)
In the early stages of improving your vision, reading will always be superior to asking questions to the community. We're sorry, but nearly all of your basic questions have been answered elsewhere and in much greater detail.
Asking for support
If you are really unsure about where to get help from, and you've tried your best with the written resources that exist, then you can try your luck at asking for advice from other members of the community.
Sometimes it is a case of individual experiences being better than the written resources.
Asking for support correctly
Doing it calmly and politely
Be sure to show respect to anyone that you ask advice from. Remember they've volunteered to help you in good faith, and they are not the reason you currently are struggling with vision improvement. They're also not obliged to help you, so make sure to be on their good side.
Asking for support incorrectly
Asking for diopter specific advice
Don't ask people for the diopter correction, in numbers, that you should wear to improve your eyesight.
Asking for diopter specific advice implies a grave lack of understanding on what you actually need to do to improve your eyesight. Having the right diopters is only one part of the puzzle in fixing your eyes. Even if you have the numbers you need, you are almost guaranteed not to improve your eyesight if you don't understand anything else.
So, the rule against diopter specific advice is really for your good
You're not entitled to free support from anyone, let alone good free support. People who offer to help you are volunteers who probably have done a lot of their own work in reading the materials that already exist. A lot of them have made improvements in their eyesight as well. Be like them
Don't ask Jake for free support. He's worked hard enough developing all of these free resources that you have probably ignored.
Alternatively, you can ask Jake for paid support in BackTo20/20.
Asking any of these questions
Rationale behind this guide
A lot of people unfortunately stagnate their vision improvement almost entirely by not following the principles in this guide. Furthermore, moderators often have to interfere and shut down threads and discussions where it is clear the original poster has done no research of their own, and are simply looking to use others as a substitute for their own brain and thinking. Sometimes the original posters are banned, if they ignore the warnings from the mods.
It's somewhat annoying to those of us who put in the effort to read and digest the free material, before asking questions. It also clogs up the feeds of people who want some proper discussion.
With that said, if it's clear you have done some reading beforehand, and you are looking for clarification on something complicated, there is nothing to worry about