"The quality of the answers you get is directly related to the quality of the question that you ask." - Anthony "Tony" Robbins (1)
While Tony was talking about asking yourself "how can I do this better?" instead of "why am I such a screw-up?" (2) the same is somewhat true when asking a question in the forums. The more data you provide in your question, the better someone can answer the question that you asked.
For example, here
With the release of osCmax 2.5 in Beta, and the forthcoming release of the final product, I would like to recommend that people take the time to do the following so you will stop the next post from being "what version?"
At the start of your post just add:
oscMax version: 2.5-Beta
oscMax version: 2.0.25
or whatever version of oscMax you are using.
You want help, and the developers (and others with experience) really want to help