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User0689

Why is it so hard to get an answer on this forum? I mean damn. I posted twice asking about an issue I had interfacing a ps2 controller. I'm lucky if I get ten views. It seems like the people that write some simplistic question in broken English and makes barely any sense will get more response. What's up with that?? Lets see if this gets your attention or not.

KeithRB

Because the one in broken english is generally applicable. You are asking for help from a small subset of the arduino population. Would you rather get lots of posts with ignorant advice?

User0689

At this point, almost anything would be helpful.

weedpharma

As all of us answer questions that take our interest there will be some questions ignored. Also we need to have the answer or no point responding.

There are members in all time zones so there can also be a time delay between posting and someone reading the thread.

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User0689

I'm 100% serious though, what steps can I take to get people's attention and get responses? Any suggestions?

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Meaningful titles
No "URGENT"
Precise description of the problem
What you have done to fault find
Links to parts used
Program attached.

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DVDdoug

Probably less than 1 percent of Arduino users have ever done anything with a PS2 controller.   I have an engineering degree and many years of electronics experience and I don't know anything about PS2 controllers....

 




jurs

Why is it so hard to get an answer on this forum? I mean damn. I posted twice asking about an issue I had interfacing a ps2 controller. I'm lucky if I get ten views. It seems like the people that write some simplistic question in broken English and makes barely any sense will get more response. What's up with that??
Arduino is used worldwide and most likely there are more persons out there in the world who just can write some broken English than Arduino users who are native speakers of English.

And the number of qualified responses is most likely directly proportional to the number of persons who are
- willing to help in this forum
- able to help with your topic

While the number of persons who are "willing to help in this forum" is a constant, the number of persons who are "able to help with your topic" will decline quickly reversely to the level of knowledge and experience that is required to write a qualified answer.

So if you are looking for highly qualified personnel answering complicated technical questions, you'd perhaps better hire qualified staff against payment.

I mean damn.
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DrAzzy

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Apr 24, 2015, 06:15 pm Last Edit: Apr 24, 2015, 06:17 pm by DrAzzy
Jurs put it well - the question that looks like it was asked by a kindergartener speaking english as a second language, asking how to plug it in... anyone here who's trying to kill some time can pop in and answer it, so they get replies quickly.

Probably less than 1 percent of Arduino users have ever done anything with a PS2 controller.   I have an engineering degree and many years of electronics experience and I don't know anything about PS2 controllers....

I think this is a big part of your problem. People answer questions they know the answers to - I saw your thread, but I know nothing about PS2 controllers (or other obsolete game controllers) so I had nothing to say. You might do better if you could find a forum where other people have talked about things similar to your project. Google says arduino can be interfaced with PS2 (not to be confused with PS/2, which is the old computer interface for mice and keyboards)
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dave-in-nj

why not do some research ?
I put PS2 controller is the search bar for this site.

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=102901.0

wiring, connections, code. 

I mean, damn, that is a simple thread but (Read 5992 times)

damn !


stuwilson

The forum needs to be more specific. This one moves way too quick. it's all posts but little replies

JimboZA

it's all posts but little replies
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What the heck does that mean?
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The forum needs to be more specific. This one moves way too quick. it's all posts but little replies
Irony.  :smiley-lol:

GoForSmoke

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Apr 25, 2015, 12:32 am Last Edit: Apr 25, 2015, 12:41 am by GoForSmoke
Why is it so hard to get an answer on this forum? I mean damn. I posted twice asking about an issue I had interfacing a ps2 controller. I'm lucky if I get ten views. It seems like the people that write some simplistic question in broken English and makes barely any sense will get more response. What's up with that?? Lets see if this gets your attention or not.
If you know that your questions deal with unconventional hardware/software then you should research the thing itself, try what you can and ask more specific questions that give other members something to get a handle on.

A lot of info on PS2 game controllers is out and, hang on a sec, Google PS2 game controller to arduino. I just did and why should I do a bunch of typing and embark on a discovery and development journey when the work is already done and quickly available?

Just in case you don't know, we're not paid for our time. We get to dodge the zingers.

Please understand that with a better approach, we all save time and most of us learn new things here in our own time spent.
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Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

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