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SnyperBob
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on: March 15, 2012, 18:08
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Hi Sandy,

It seems like things are heating up around here lately! I was wondering if we could expand the forum into a bunch of sections, to make it easier to find information based on the set up you have.

Maybe a section for Uno builds, one for Mega builds, trouble shoot section, final build info, coding/development area, drawing techniques (TSP), area to post drawings/command files, etc...

What do you think? Sorry to be a pain, it's just getting hard for me to follow different threads and try to figure out which pertain to me and my setup (all these alternative motor shield things going on).

woodpecker
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on: March 15, 2012, 19:55
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Hi there,

this was what i was thinking too. maybe it would be more transparent to have sections, now as the traffic and the subjects here are increasing to a level where it might make sense. just a thought...

sandy
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on: March 15, 2012, 22:41
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Happy to oblige if you think it'll be useful. Would a request for help with a mega build go into "mega builds" or "troubleshooting"? Would a discussion of a problem with producing large TSPs go into drawing techniques or coding? I can't really decide (which is partly why I didn't do that in the first place...) but I'm happy to take suggestions if they aren't going to make people confused about where to post stuff. 3-4 sections maybe, plus the general one (this one).

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SnyperBob
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on: March 16, 2012, 02:35
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I think you're over thinking it. People will post in the wrong sections regardless of how detailed they are or whatnot. An admin can always just move a post to whatever section is relevant.

To answer your question, I consider coding anything related to Arduino code. So I would think the TSP related stuff would go under drawing techniques. And if there's enough interest/posts related to TSP, you could always create a TSP related section underneath drawing techniques

Right now there is less than a couple dozen threads. It's not a problem to spend 30-40 minutes reading through all of them. But a few months from now when more and more people join, it will be hard to keep track of things. Even now, I have to remember if something you told me was in an Instructable comment, a comment on a blog post on your home page, or inside a thread.

There are so many awesome little bits of information scattered, it would be great to get organized now, to cut down on all the stupid questions later. (I know I had a TON of stupid questions.....thanks for your patience with me in regards to that) :)

sandy
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on: March 16, 2012, 08:45
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Yep, you're right, I know posts don't always end up in the right place first time, but the categories should make sense so that there _is_ a right place. Like, lanthan's post about new build with the serial drivers and the new firmware - that could go in "build" or "code". _Very_ useful code resource, and very useful build resource. I would put it in "build", but someone who has already constructed the circuit, and is just looking for code to make their serial driver polargraph work wouldn't find it. I suppose the 80/20 principle applies.

That said, it's not set in stone - see how it goes, very open to ideas. It's already a couple of dozen times more popular than I thought it'd be :)

SnyperBob
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on: March 16, 2012, 15:36
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Thanks for setting up the new categories! If I don't have time today, I'll start posting stuff next week in the new sections. This weekend is practically a holiday here in the US with St Patrick's Day. Maybe not a holiday, but a great weekend to drink!

woodpecker
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on: March 16, 2012, 17:47
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Cool stuff, Sandy. Just the way i was thinking about it. You are always lightning fast also. Chapeau!

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