The following simple tips are based on my experience on Wizpert, and should help you make the most out of chatting with me and other wizperts:
1. Have your code ready! – The “Code Sharing Area” to the right of the chat area is fantastic, but sometimes a live working example of your problem is best. Most of the time the code you are working on is in development and not easy to share on a live site, if this is the case using something like jsfiddle.net might be the best solution. Simply save your jfiddle and share the link, the Wizpert can then edit/test your code and have an easier time finding the issue.
2. Have the error message ready! – Often with PHP and JS the error message will give away the problem. Seeing the error message will most likely help point the Wizpert in the right direction as to where to look in your code. Save us from skimming through line by line by sharing the error message right away.
3. Be patient. I know you’d like to get in and get your problem solved right away so you can go back to building the next billion dollar social network, but understand that your code is completely new to the Wizpert, without being familiar with the intended outcome of the code or being able to see it in action, it can take a few minutes to dig through your code to catch up with the issue.
I hope these tips help you in your next Wizpert experience, don’t forget to leave feedback! Us wizperts love hearing how we did (especially if this comes with a few coins ).