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Arduino_n00b

If I donate money to Arduino can I then ask questions and also for on-the-fly codes without getting brutally trolled?
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Robin2

If I donate money to Arduino can I then ask questions and also for on-the-fly codes without getting brutally trolled?
You can ask as many questions as you like without paying any money.

Donations you make may help cover the running costs of the Forum (I have no idea what they are used for) but they have no direct affect on your use of the Forum.

If you are unhappy about a specific response that you have received please first bring that to the attention of the person who made the response. If you are still not happy then report the matter to the Moderator.

I am not aware of anyone being "brutally trolled" on this Forum.

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

pert

I think you might need to look up the definition of trolling. I have seen no evidence of anyone trolling you. I saw one case where you got a slightly rude reply, which has since been removed by a moderator, and another case where you got some replies that you didn't think were quite on-topic, which we have determined didn't warrant any moderation. This is not trolling and it is certainly not "brutal". Wild exaggerations certainly don't help to sell your point.

We do have certain expectations for conduct on this forum. There is zero toleration for Hate speech. If profanity is brought to my attention, I'll edit it out. Real trolling will certainly result in a permanent ban, though fortunately I've only seen one or two clear cases of trolling in my 7 years of reading the forum daily. But this is also a place where people are welcome to participate in discussions. Just as you are welcome to create topics and reply, so are all the other forum members. If you can't handle that, then the Arduino Forum is probably not going to be a good place for you and it's time to move on.

The moderators are not here to micro-manage these discussions. We have better things to do with our time. If you don't like a reply, just ignore it.

And, of course, donations are much appreciated, but they are used to support the services and development work that the entire Arduino community benefits from, such as the free open source IDE, hardware cores, and libraries, the forum and documentation hosting. Donations don't buy you special treatment on the forum.

J-M-L

If I donate money to Arduino can I then ask questions and also for on-the-fly codes without getting brutally trolled?
You can go to the Gigs and Collaboration sub-forum and pay someone to write code for you. You are more likely to get the white glove level of service you seem to expect by doing so.

Hello - Please do not PM me for help,  others will benefit as well if you post your question publicly on the forums.
Bonjour Pas de messages privés SVP, postez dans le forum directement pour que ça profite à tous

Qdeathstar

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stiff against the freezing fog
glares at a tickless watch.

Time has failed him -- all things shall pass.

larryd

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Dec 11, 2019, 02:08 am Last Edit: Dec 11, 2019, 02:09 am by larryd
"If you are unhappy about a specific response that you have received" ignore that response.


No technical PMs.
If you are asked a question, please respond with an answer.
If you are asked for more information, please supply it.
If you need clarification, ask for help.

ballscrewbob

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Dec 11, 2019, 02:34 am Last Edit: Dec 11, 2019, 02:35 am by ballscrewbob
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Robin2

Bob, it is conceit to post a selfie

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

ballscrewbob

Good day Robin..

I found that whilst looking for some artwork for the laser.
You know when you see something and have an epiphany moment / brain fart.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Robin2

Reply #7 was intended as humour !!!

And I do like the image. Maybe print a life-sized version and leave a hole where the face is so you can peer through for seaside photos  :)

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

westfw

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Dec 12, 2019, 05:28 am Last Edit: Dec 12, 2019, 09:57 am by westfw
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If I donate money
BTW, you probably couldn't afford it.  "Software consulting" runs $25-300/hour (for freelance one-person companies.  More for enterprise-level sycophancy.)  Yes, that includes the time spent listening to you describe your problems, and tease out what you're actually trying to do.  (and yes, at the low end that's not that different than salaries for a developer.  Or a tutor, for that matter.  But it doesn't include "fully burdened expenses.")
(And even if you pay that sort of price, it doesn't guarantee help that is both useful and polite.  I famously announced myself at one job as "the new version of <predecessor>, with improved user interface!"  (the previous version was famous for emails like "thank you for your suggestion, it will not be done."))

https://www.fullstacklabs.co/blog/2019-software-development-price-guide-and-hourly-rate-comparison


Robin2

Yes, that includes the time spent listening to you describe your problems,
That's the really expensive part !!

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

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