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1156  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Maker Faire NYC on: August 21, 2010, 10:20:38 am
I'm going to be around as well. Tom Igoe will be at the ITP booth

1157  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Trademark on: July 20, 2010, 02:22:23 am
Arduino is a trademark in the US now.
It was already registered in the rest of the world.

We're also working on a new logo which will also make it more clear when somebody is blatantly cloning a board versus making their own version of it.

1158  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: To Moderators : Forum Censorship on: April 29, 2010, 04:25:22 pm
A few statements:

* we don't censor posts.. we delete blatant spam and full on advertisement
* the software isn't perfect it might skip a post...
* on the internet people prefer a conspiracy theory over any other reasonable explanation smiley
* We love Sparkfun and we love Nathan. They have done a lot for Arduino. It's not their job to spend time on this forum. if they do I'm grateful.  
* What is a PIC? smiley


1159  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: New arduino website on: January 25, 2010, 06:08:55 pm
that could be done on the playground for the benefit of everybody

1160  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: New arduino website on: January 25, 2010, 05:44:06 pm
The playground does get updated by the way...
but it's made of user generated content so... smiley

isn't this a duplication of efforts?

1161  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino forum acting extreeeeeemly sloooooooooooow on: February 18, 2010, 06:39:12 pm
Yes. you're right. something is slow.
It seems that this new template is not appreciated so much.  :-/

At the moment we are trying to overcome this.  
1162  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: F*** THIS S*** --> Something needs to be done.... on: December 15, 2009, 04:53:21 am
I don't know if spam is more annoying than how this discussion turned out.

BTW Replacing the forum is not going to solve the problem with spam.
Any forum will get spam unless they make life very difficult for legitimate users.

When we upgraded servers a few months back I setup the forum rules to be very strict (No links or images before 10 posts, no more than 1 post every 10 minutes, users had to be manually approved) but this generated a certain amount of complaints from people so we had to relax the restrictions...

I'm willing to add moderators to help clean up spam, volunteers should just send me a PM on the forum. I will decide based on your track record on the forum. A good contributor will make a good mod I believe.

Please revert back to some meaningful conversation.

1163  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: F*** THIS S*** --> Something needs to be done.... on: December 14, 2009, 06:28:45 am

A metaphor is a figure of speech concisely expressed by an implied analogy between two objects or ideas, conveyed by the use of a word instead of another.
1164  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: F*** THIS S*** --> Something needs to be done.... on: December 14, 2009, 04:23:05 am

Kelly Chen has been terminated and banned
The reports in the SPAM forum are being processed every week at least...

The forum is being migrated, it's not so simple as you might think.

Some part of this discussion is a little bit like people watching the football on tv with a beer in their hand complaining that the players are useless smiley smiley

We have to migrate away from this software in a way that the old forum posts can be properly redirected so that we don't lose all the work done by people answering questions etc.

We bought an extra server and changed the way the servers handle the forum code to solve the random 500 errors that happened in the past.

We have had to ban several IPs coming from china that were cloning the whole website every day generating 20GB of bandwidth traffic every day... this has also required the installation of extra modules on the webserver to limit the amount of requests per second that any IP can make.

It used to be harder for spammer to enter the forum but it made life harder for the 99.99% of nice people out there so we decided to live with a bit more spam and less hassle for real users.


1165  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Ettore Arduino on: June 26, 2009, 08:25:53 am
by the way it's not in via Arduino 45 but the pub is in Piazza Gioberti although it has a different owner now smiley

1166  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: New Board - Nice! on: September 15, 2008, 01:08:43 pm

We just installed this yesterday and we're trying to do our best to finetune the spam settings.. It's a bit annoying for us but keeps a lot of spammers out

Considering that from now on I'm manually approving any new user to filter out spammers...

1167  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Making Things Talk book and user experiences on: June 11, 2008, 04:51:42 pm
the playground is open to anybody in the same way

if you're having problem with a specifica page please let us know your user id and the name of the page
we'll check what's going on

1168  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Contact makers of Arduino on: March 02, 2007, 12:59:45 am

arduino is an opensource project and the support is done through this forum.
As you can see this forum is made of a lot of fantastic people who give great answers...

Still it is possible to hire the makers of arduino as consultants to work on your projects., for example,  does that
: provides consultancy to people who want to use arduino in their projects

info [at]

1169  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Where are the boards made? on: January 30, 2007, 03:13:09 am
Yes that's true

They are made in the ivrea area. the PCB are manufactured in Strambino which is just outside ivrea and assembled in scarmagno (and other places near ivrea) where olivetti used to have one of its main factories

here you see some pictures of the PCB factory

olivetti is no more... like most of the places that do R&D in italy..

We try to make something for reasonably cheap and the quality that you get in italy

1170  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Campioni del Mondo on: July 10, 2006, 08:13:13 am
dico solo questo smiley
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