Over the years, I come to know many members and I am sad to cancel my account and say, Bye. But I am having a very difficult time with senior members bashing newbies and otherwise just using the forum to force their particular programming style upon anyone who will read their tripe.
These few members goes far beyond just being rude about not using code tags, not formatting code before posting, etc. I my opinion, we have some senior members being just ass-holes in how new members are being treated.
Also, there is an undercurrent of misinformation that one must be fluent in C++ to utilize the Arduino beyond simple tasks such as blink. Much of this also surrounds "String" bashing... When a newbie is copying code posted online and use "String". Some members belittle them and simply refuse to assist until the statements are converted to "string". Hello... String is a legitimate command; Newbies should feel comfortable asking questions about all formal functions. There are polite ways to suggest other methods of coding.
Therefore, I am deleting my account as part of my public protest against rude, know-it-all members who care more about forcing C++ up someone's butt than about helping fellow members with their immediate problem(s.)
Now, newbies can ask some really low-thoughtout questions that could easily be answered by a simple Google query. If someone disagree with what is being asked, just do not respond - it is better for everyone to just move on if one cannot assist. No need to be rude, just leave the Google link if you want to make a statement.
Opinion by: Ray