Something to Think about...

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by ShockBoy, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. ShockBoy

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    Hi, I'm new to this circle here, but find the information incredible! I feel a bit reserved in posting beginner/amateur questions in the general area. I do not have 'homework' etc. It might be something to think about starting a 'Beginner's Corner' or something similar. It would make someone like me, with questions at the base level of electronic understanding, feel a little more at ease with the asking.
     
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  3. Wendy

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    You'll find the "old hands" don't mind a bit. Now and again a heckler pops up, but our mods and the regulars keep them under control, so don't sweat it. This site is a firm no flame zone, and we mean it.
     
  4. Dave

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    Thanks for making the suggestion, I am sorry to hear that you feel reserved when posting to the forums. Our hope is that everyone has the chance and confidence to contribute as and when they want.

    Dealing specifically with your suggestion of a beginner/amateur section, I am a little apprehensive of creating a section which, other than subjectively, is no different from one of the specialist forums we have. It raises questions of when do you cease being a beginner/amateur and segregates the inexperienced from the experienced - it is my personal opinion that this is not desirable for an open community such as this one.

    The best advice I can give is that everyone is equal, and no matter whether you are completely new to electronics or have 50 years experience your questions, answers and general contributions are equally valid. If you ever feel you are being inappropriately targeted please let a moderator know and we will deal with it.

    I hope you find that answer satisfactory.

    Dave
     
  5. ShockBoy

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    Thank You!
    It raises questions of when do you cease being a beginner/amateur and segregates the inexperienced from the experienced - it is my personal opinion that this is not desirable for an open community such as this one.
    Hope the copy and paste works the way it should. Good point. I guess 'General' pretty much covers it.
    Thanks Again, Everyone!!
     
  6. ShockBoy

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    I guess I don't know how to use the quote function yet.
     
  7. Wendy

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    You go to the thread you want to quote and click "Quote", it will show up in the reply.

    There is another way to do it, you can give LaTeX commands in brackets like this [], and start a quote with the command quote, and end the quote with /quote. Most LaTeX commands use a format similar to this.
     
  8. ShockBoy

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    Hurray, Thanks Bill!
     
  9. loosewire

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    Shockboy,you want to be a hero and walk me thru the pasteing
    since you have learned.
     
  10. ShockBoy

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    Click on the quote tab to the right/bottom of the window; then leave the quote symbols with the word quote, and delete what you don't want to be seen in the quote.
     
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  13. loosewire

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    thanks for every thing,Loosewire
     
  14. Dave

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    You have several options:

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    On each post there is a QUOTE button (1) which will open the Reply to Thread interface with that post quoted. There is also a MULTI-QUOTE button (2) which allows you to select multiple posts - when you press the POST REPLY button at top/bottom of each thread the Reply to Thread interface opens with all the quoted posts.

    As Bill said above, there is also BB-code where you can use the QUOTE-tags. For more information on BB-code see http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/misc.php?do=bbcode

    Also within the Reply to Thread interface there is the QUOTE-button which automatically puts the BB-code tags in your posts:

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    Dave
     
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