On the main TeX.SX site, I asked a question about a missing
\endgroup error for a
Beamer standalone frame using Martin
standalone package with the
subpreambles=true option. The question
hasn't received much attention, perhaps because viewers consider it to be too basic
or localized. (I can sympathize with that view; it feels like I must be making some very simple, very stupid mistake. So, please don't take this meta-question as a complaint or whine.)
In general, what is the most polite way to ask for more help on a question that is possibly too basic or localized? I see a few options:
- Email the package maintainer directly. I hesitate to bother package maintainers with a basic usage question because I know that they write these packages during their personal spare time.
- Ask for help in chat.
- Post a bounty. I am more than willing to post a bounty, but I get the sense that bounties are intended for difficult, broadly applicable questions -- questions that are interesting enough to deserve to be featured.
- Edit the question to show further efforts to solve the problem. Unfortunately, for this particular question, I am at a loss to know what other fixes I could even try. It wouldn't be right to make non-constructive edits just to "bump" up the question.
Are there any other options that I'm missing? Which option is the most polite and best fit with the goals and culture of TeX.SX?
I guess there is one more option:
- Be more patient!
Feel free to tell me that I should follow this last option.