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Getting Started in the Xfinity Help & Support Forum

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Getting Started in the Xfinity Help & Support Forum

Anyone can read the content in the Xfinity Help & Support Forum without logging in. However, if you would like to participate in the conversation or ask your own questions you must register and sign in to the forum. 

 

If this is your first time signing into the forum, you will need to register first.

 

 

 

Registering For The Forum:

  1. Navigate to the right corner of the forum, under the header, and click Sign In 

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  1. You will see a sign in page. Enter your username, comcast.net email or your mobile phone number and the associated My Account password. Click Sign In

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  1. Complete your profile by choosing a forum username. Some users choose to create anonymous names for the sake of privacy and to help them feel more comfortable participating. Be creative, have fun with it, but choose carefully. Click Submit

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**Note**: Once created, you will not be able to change your username. Also, all username must adhere to the forum guidelines and not be disruptive to the overall community.

 

 

 

Signing Into The Forum:

  1. Navigate to the upper right corner of the forum and click Sign In

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  1. You will see a sign in page. Enter your username, comcast.net email or your mobile phone number and the associated My Account password. Click Sign In

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Before you do anything else, we always recommend that you review the Xfinity Forum Guidelines. These policies and guidelines will provide you with the Do’s and Don’ts of the community, best practices, and things that are simply not appropriate for the forum. Remember, by having an Xfinity Forum account and utilizing these forums, you have hereby agreed to the rules, policies, and guidelines contained within those guidelines. Becoming a registered member of the Comcast Help Forums means agreeing to abide by the Comcast Help Forum policies and guidelines.

 

Once you are registered/signed in, we recommend using the search bar to find the information you are looking for. More often than not, someone has already posted a similar question and received a Best Answer. By searching first, you ensure that you reduce the time you have to wait for a response.

 

Also, check out our Xfinity Knowledge Base. There you will find community authored articles that are verified as providing the best information on the subject. Check back regularly, there are new Xfinity Knowledge Base articles created every day.

 

If you cannot find an existing post that is similar to your question or an Xfinity Knowledge Base article, feel free to post your question. Starting on the main forum page, find the best board to author your question. Here you can see all the different topics and their category boards.

 

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Posting In The Forum:

  1. After you have navigated to the correct category board you will notice a yellow, New Message, button; click it

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**NOTE**: If you have not already registered or signed into the forum, you will be redirected to the Sign In page before you can post.

 

  1. Here you can actually post your questions. We ask that you provide a thorough title to ensure your post gets the quickest response and that if other users have similar questions they can benefit from your conversation.

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**Pro Tip**: Add Labels and Tags to your post to ensure that your post is easily searchable (in the community and in search engines). Labels and Tags also help other forum users to categorize the content they only want to see. For more information about what Labels and Tags are and why they are important, see our Labels & Tags post.

 

  1. Once your post is complete, click Post

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**Pro Tip**: Posts can include hyperlinks, macros (boilerplate text), photos, and attachments. The more details you can add the better. Remember, like with anything posted in the forum, please refrain from posting any personal/account information for your security.

 

 

 

Replying To A post:

  1. When you find a post you would like to answer or respond to, simply click Reply

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  1. When authoring a reply you will notice you have the ability to Quote the person that you are replying to

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  1. Once your reply is complete click Post

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Posting Best Practices:

  • Don’t send unsolicited private messages. If you are not getting the assistance you need on your post or are looking for immediate assistance, please refrain from sending unsolicited private messages to anyone in the forum. Unsolicited private messages is another forum guideline violation. It will not “put you at the front of the line” and is disruptive to the overall forum flow. Only send a private message to someone who specifically asks you to.
  • Spelling and grammar count. When authoring a post/reply be sure to check your spelling and grammar. The easier your post is to read, the easier and faster the community will usually respond.
  • Avoid using any personal/account information in public posts. We do understand your desire to explain the situation and provide details, but by sharing that type of information, you could be inadvertently jeopardizing the security of your account. You do not need to log in to view the content of the forums and we would hate to have you sharing that private information with everyone.
  • Provide as much detail as possible. Providing details about exactly what you are experiencing, what you have done yourself to troubleshoot, your device information, and any error codes/messages you are receiving goes a long way to get the quickest response possible. Typically, our users provide some great responses but without all the information, they are stuck asking you those type of questions that can slow down the support process.
  • Be patient. This community began in 2003 and from the very start; it was designed as a primarily peer-to-peer based support tool. This means that most of the communities Best Answers come from Xfinity customers just like you. It also means that typically you will not receive an immediate response. Although we are constantly improving, wait times can be up to a week. This is another reason we suggest that you search the forum before posting, the answer you are looking for may already exist. If you see immediate assistance you can always call 1-800-COMCAST, contact chat support, or contact us via Facebook and Twitter (using @ComcastCares)
  • Don’t be scared to respond to other user’s posts. As mentioned before, most of the Best Answers in the forum come from our community this means other Comcast customers. You never know what types of questions will be asked that you may have some insight or additional information you can share. Check out the boards and see if you can help, that is after all, what the forum is designed for.
  • Mark Best Answers. If you author a post and another user or Official Employee responded with something that provided you the assistance you were looking for, mark that reply as the Best Answer. Best answers help the community and other users know that if they are experiencing a similar issue they may find their answer by reading your post and any replies. Also, when searching, anything with a Best Answer will usually appear first in results.
  • Use short paragraphs. This applies to all writing generally, but it is particularly important on an Internet forum: people hate reading walls of text. Frankly, when people see a block of text, even a relatively short block, it looks daunting and they start skimming. This means that you may not get as thorough of a reply. Mix it up, add images, links, quotes to author a post that users want to read and assist with.
  • Avoid using all CAPS. This is just basic Internet etiquette (netiquette). Not only does all CAPS posts violate forum guidelines, but it can also come across as abrasive. No one wants to help someone who is yelling at them, and all CAPS has that feeling.
  • No inflammatory remarks. Again, we understand your desire to post your feelings or to vent your frustrations, but inflammatory remarks are detrimental to a support forum. They serve no value, create animosity, and violate our forum guidelines. We ask all members to discuss issues and disagree with other posters without resorting to or responding with insults, whether they are blatantly offensive or subtle and indirect.