I have read a lot of posts lately looking for interesting things to learn, and possibilities of an Arduino in which I was not aware. I see a LOT of similar conversations about not following proper posting guidelines. I had a thought of a Start New Topic Wizard that would basically walk Newbies through the posting process outlined in the sticky, but task by task instead. I have attached a picture of a sample to illustrate my idea, but it is really up to those with the knowledge to decide what is relevant. Also, if it is possible to have a CODE CHECKER to scan through a post and searches for multiple “;”. If it finds several “;” a pop up asks “Are you sure you want to post as is? Code segments were found without using Code Tags.” I do not know what is required to add a feature like a Start New Topic Wizard to a webpage so forgive my ignorance if it is a LOT of work.
I can understand the frustration a lot of members get dealing with the same issue over and over again. It must seem like “WHY…OH WHY CAN MY DOG NOT STOP CRAPPING ON THE RUG? I have tried everything. Is it that hard to whine at the door?” I think sometimes it slips their mind that it is a different puppy crapping every time.
I know it does not seem like a hard thing to read a couple stickies before you click the “Post” button, but it seems a lot of it is overlooked. Followed by a lot of ridicule. I can also understand the memory lapse or “brain farts” Newbies have when posting…
“Did I say that correctly?
Am I giving too much information, making it too long and deterring anyone from reading?
Oh yea, did I include the part about the thingy-ma-jig? Did I get the numbers right?
Dang i forgot the part where the… what was the acronym again?
Ok, I think I got everything. Check it one more time”
Lol, hang on tight there Newbie. You forgot to paste your code. I only pray after you are told that you remember the part in the 16 steps, How to use this forum - please read., that you read yesterday about code tags. (Surely you will because that is a formatting tool most use regularly.)
This was not to start a debate about who is at fault or pointing fingers. I was just trying to portray what I think it is like on each side of the fence, and wanted to share an idea that I believe may help make threads cleaner, more concise, and more respectable for everyone.
Thanks for your patience and attention