The longer I follow the Arduino Forum the more obvious it is that people are asking virtually the same questions over and over and over ...Don't the longer standing members ever get tired of repeating the same old answers?How do they find the energy to open yet another query about the green square on the left/right of the red/blue?
OR ... Isn't the whole Forum falling short of its potential by not having a better system that (a) helps newbies to find relevant stuff even when they are not sure of the terminology and (b) that helps the helpers to point the newbies to the answers without having to repeat everything?
Clearly the recommendation to read the stuff before you post is widely and routinely ignored - so more of that isn't the solution.
I believe things would be much more useful if posts could be tagged with topics picked from a list (e.g. stepper motor, Xbee shield, whatever) so that it would be easy for newbies to find relevant posts and to be told where to look. In the concept I have in mind additions to the list of topics should be subject to approval by the moderators to keep the list as short as practicable and so that there is no possibility of silly hair-splitting or accidentally having competing names for what is essentially the same subject.I wouldn't be in the least surprised if other readers have much better ideas.
They can, however, quit the game.