Dear Mr. Nachtwind (nightwind?, just curious)
Being a “newbie” myself, and having experienced some of the “stumbling blocks” that we nicky-new-guys face on this forum, I can't say that I totally agree with your admonishment of the 11 year old kid. I think you were directing it towards those, so called, “newbies” as a whole.
I see, by your thread “What is your job”
, there are many highly trained, experienced, working technological professionals on this forum. That's a pretty tough group for (I really hate to use this term anymore)
newbies to try impress with succinct, well informed, properly worded questions, especially with the short space allowed to post the original question. I also see that the “profs” (how's that for a label?)
enter posts that are very technical, seemingly meant for other “profs” to read, and not understandable to (here we go again)
“newbies”, posts which end up being discussion threads between “profs”.
I also think that “newbies” can ask"too darn many questions" (not my opinion, of course)
, and the “profs” grow tired of answering them, whether the questions are politely and properly asked, or not.
Myself, I'm 65 years old, and have found enjoyment in discovering and understanding the use of microcontrollers and have gotten into arduino boards. I've studied electronics, electrical technology and engineering in the past, and enjoy electronics as a hobby, but I will never match the expertise of the professionals on this board. I've asked several questions, with about half of them being answered, of which about half were answered by other newbies. I have politely removed most of my unanswered questions, because its kind of embarrassing to see my posted questions sitting there with a big fat zero in the replies column. I know someone will remark, “well, I've answered his questions”. True, but always to the point when, apparently, I've asked enough.
About the kid, he's probably strongly under the influence of today's pop culture, mainly 'rap'. Today's pop culture has been brought to you by people who refused to take part in the free education that was offered to them in their younger days. People who are intent on tearing the English language to shreds, thus the purposeful poor writing, and use of “shortened” words, such as “wuz”, in place of the, just as easy to spell, but less cool, proper word, “was”. I've read his posts, and even his youth can't excuse that.
OK, I've overdone it. I'm sure to be firmly in the doghouse, now.
The old br
I mean, Pakrat.