Recently I've been getting a lot of email from this blog asking for help with various problems. Although I'd love to help out, I don't have the time to address each mail directly. In fact, most of the problems I (and other members of the CLR team I've talked to) see in direct mail generally are the same handful of issues faced by many people.
Instead of providing help in email, which is not discoverable for the next person who runs into the problem, it's much better for us to provide answers in a more public way. Some of the better ways to get an answer to your question is to leave a comment in a related blog entry, where people searching for related words might find it, or to use the MSDN Forums.
Several members of the CLR team, along with MVPs and other very knowledgeable members of the community, are active on the forums answering questions. If you don't have a question that directly relates to a blog entry, this is absolutely your best way to get help. When posting in forums, here are a few suggestions that make it sure you get the best answer to your question as quickly as possible:
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Updated 9:45 AM: Updated some phrasing to clarify point #3.