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Helpful hints

There is no orthodox standard for submitting effective bug reports, though you might do well to consult the section on submitting bugs for GNU gcc in Reporting Bugs, by Richard Stallman. This section contains instructions on what kinds of information to include and what kinds of mistakes to avoid.

In general, common sense (assuming such an animal exists) dictates the kind of information that would be most helpful in tracking down and resolving problems in software.