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Robin2

Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Robin2

Yes there seems to be more meanies per unit area than many other forums.
Yet another unsupported allegation.

However bad people may be on this forum they are all pussycats compared with the unforgiving compiler  :)

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

mrburnette

Yet another unsupported allegation.

However bad people may be on this forum they are all pussycats compared with the unforgiving compiler  :)

...R
Amen!

AWOL

Anyone who complains about the friendliness here has never mentioned the word "Arduino" at AVRfreaks.
(And yes, I am a member there, and no, I've never had a problem)
"Pete, it's a fool (who) looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

ChrisTenone

Compared to some photography and car fora, this one is very polite.
Atmosphere carries combustion vapors to places where they will do good instead of harm - Mike Faraday's 'History of a Candle': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W0MHZ4jb4A

Whoops ::)

ChrisTenone

Ok, here is a current issue. There is this unanswered question in the Guidance subform:

Hi all, i got some error it says

Code: [Select]
error compiling avr-g++ missing filename after '
what's wrong with that?
(v 1.6.6)
I don't want to be mean, but how does the OP expect any useful help when only the error message (and only part of it at that) was shown. I almost replied:

Quote from: me
Obviously there is no filename after the single quote.
But that would be snarky. On the other hand it seems that asking for more information is not welcome either. (It's what, bullying?) So should we just ignore all questions that do not provide sufficient information, or that are not clearly stated so the asker is not made to feel bad by a non-helpful reply?
Atmosphere carries combustion vapors to places where they will do good instead of harm - Mike Faraday's 'History of a Candle': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W0MHZ4jb4A

Whoops ::)

nickgammon

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doughboy:
For starters, ban those users, I'm sure everyone knows who they are.

Brosco:
There are also those (MOds included) that like bashing newbies. THis has been the least friendly newbie forum I have ever used.

ellisras:
this one wins the newbie bashing oscar by a long chalk
I'm calling "bullshit" on these claims. Do you seriously, seriously, think that people who make 10000+ posts do it just for the amusement of newbie-bashing?

I think I might know a couple of people you are referring to. And usually the posts where they get a bit snarky are the ones where the poster hasn't taken the time to read the forum "stickies". They post code not in code tags. The thread subject is "help". They post in all caps. They don't post their code or their error messages. Then they take offence at being asked to post a better question.

You answer 20000 questions along those lines. If you keep going you will have developed a lot of patience. Because it is annoying when, time after time, the poster thinks their problem is so important that they don't need to take the time to explain it properly.

I get so many posts which clearly haven't read the forum posting guidelines that I have made an (Arduino) device that lets me press one button which puts out a nicely-worded request that they use code tags, or read the posting guidelines. Yes, it happens every day.

As for "least friendly" - to be honest, I think this is the most friendly forum I've been on. By all means try other ones. Then get back to us.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

RPCoyle



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Yet another unsupported allegation.

However bad people may be on this forum they are all pussycats compared with the unforgiving compiler  :)
No... actually there was a study done at MIT a couple of years ago. 533 technical forums were polled aver a three month period. and the Arduino forum scored 8.343 meanies per unit area compared to an overall average of 5.7.

TKall

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there was a study done at MIT a couple of years ago. 533 technical forums were polled aver a three month period. and the Arduino forum scored 8.343 meanies per unit area compared to an overall average of 5.7.

MAS3

Quote from: TKall

Nice thread.
It shows the people that keep wasting time by pointing to others to put the blame on for failing their attempts to learn, instead of actually learning.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

TKall


nickgammon

the Arduino forum scored 8.343 meanies per unit area compared to an overall average of 5.7.
"Meanies per unit area"? I trust you are jesting.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

GoForSmoke

"Meanies per unit area"? I trust you are jesting.
You've been Poe'd. Me too, I can't say for sure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law

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The original statement of Poe's law referred specifically to creationism, but it has since been generalized to apply to any kind of fundamentalism or extremism.
There are the always offended perpetual victims who take their cases to extreme levels of drama like the freaking can't wipe their own butt, in dire need of a diaper change babies they are...
and then there's the ones that parody them.

1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

Robin2

No... actually there was a study done at MIT a couple of years ago.
Actually that survey was done before this Forum reformed itself :)

What I really meant by "unsupported allegation" was that YOU did not post any links to Forum Threads that illustrate the stuff you are complaining about.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

RPCoyle

I'm not complaining about anything... I'm Just joking... get it??? I'm sure there is less flames here than on many forms, and more than others. From the feedback I am getting though I may have to change my mind and say that there SEEMS to be more people here, on this form... per unit area who take themselves way too seriously.

Let's all lighten up...

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