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Should we categorise the MCU section ?

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Offline TinkeringSteve

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2014, 07:09:38 pm »
Is this poll hi-active or low-active?
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2014, 07:43:58 pm »
haha, congratulations for being the first to ask, I expected it sooner. 1 = yes 0 = no, so yes High active I guess
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2014, 03:17:24 am »
Is this poll hi-active or low-active?

+1.  Love that question.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2014, 02:13:30 pm »
Is this poll hi-active or low-active?

+1.  Love that question.

Heh. Yesterday I felt very mature and such that I didn't reply with a "Yes." when I read that question.

As for:
Why are you concerned ? apparently no one uses this section of the forum so who gives a rats ass what it looks like, infact of the thousands of members registered not even 100 have answered. Last time i asked a question it took 2 days to get an answer. We might as well delete the whole forum judging by most peoples responses.......

Can't speak for the rest, but I only give a very small rodent's derriere about it. I voted 0, but should there had been more options I'd have gone with something like 0.45. Maybe there just aren't any strong feelings about this point, and as such not that many votes? :-//

As for the sticky, IMO might as well un-sticky it. The way I see it it is in the category of "executive decision made about the forum". There's been a vote, it's been decided to keep the MCU section as one, and that was that.

Or keep it if you feel like it, I don't feel too strongly about that one either. ;D I usually browse this forum on 1920x1200 and use the mousewheel to scroll past stuff in the top of the page. But for users where pixels are at a premium it might help to minimize the clutter.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2014, 09:46:52 pm »
I've been thinking, based on my own experience of this section wouldn't it be an idea to put categories in for the main popular MCU's or development platforms ?. I have been using AVR quite a lot but i end up posting on the AVR freaks forum as having this mishmosh of MCU section i tend to not take it seriously and i can see that being a large branch of electronics the section will fill and flow fast so people coming in to answer questions might miss them or not be bothered to read all through the stuff.

So if we had subsections then we know where to post and where to go to answer questions and this stay organized.

So question is should we have subforums for each major category. Naturally you can suggest the categories and we'd probably need to retain a general section for those odments.

My feelings would be:

C programming
AVR
PIC
ARM
Arduino
Picaxe
MSP430
etc......

Hi all,

Just joined here and microcontrollers and interfacing electronics is my main interest, so thought I would check this section out.  Read this post so thought I would offer my 2 pence worth.

This is my newbie forum first impression, but it looks a bit of a mess and I would have to agree with the author. 

Even sorting them into manufacturer threads would be a start, you only need to look at something like Texas Instruments, or other manufacturers support forums for a little inspiration.

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2014, 07:08:38 am »
unfortunately Ant many people just like to dissagree with me, some fear change and i think some think that by dissagreeing they are suddenly experts, your comment is exactly why I suggested categorizing
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2014, 07:32:33 am »
I voted no because i 'd rather not have it split up. :)
No fear or disagreeing involved.
It's a vote so I voted my fafourite choise.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2014, 07:36:35 am »
if that is really what you want, I just find it a mess that you would need to sift through, I'm currently learning one brand of MCU, it would be nice to just pop into the atmel section and see what is being talked about before posting my own question just in case I double post, no chance with things as they are, and likewise the day I do have enough knowledge to help I'm not going to go through pages of threads to sift out the atmel ones where i can help someone and same will apply for any brand / major family.

Some have said that there is no point in categorizing it because it's stagnant, I wonder why it's stagnant......... it's a self perpetuating thing.
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2014, 07:42:34 am »
if that is really what you want,...
yes. I would not have voted a '0' if that wasn't what I wanted. I understand that others prefer it differently.
Note: you only have to convince 3 more yay-voters and the outcome is in your favour :)
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2014, 07:47:41 am »
Same here no disagreement no fear of change, I was presented a choice and gave mine, not to feel superior or anything like that just a choice.

Whatever happens I will adapt but has nothing to do with you presenting the concept, just giving my non expert choice.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2014, 07:48:42 am »
well the poll has been a bit pointless because there have been so few responses and it's a tie anyway although with so few responses it's not like it represents most forum members. It comes back to the fact that I originally suggested it to Dave and it should have been for him to decide but he asked me to create the poll, the result is we are still at square one few care either way so it's up to Dave to make a decision for himself.

I personally have been using other MCU forums because I don't find there is enough movement on this section to get a fair chance of a good answer, no doubt others feel the same which is why it's so rarely used which is why i felt something needed doing and suggested it direct to Dave for him to decide, then we tried to be democratic about it........
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2014, 07:52:23 am »
Not everyone is into MCUs or FPGAs so they might not want to come here, another thing is that if the result agrees with their opinion they won't vote leaving it status quo.

Are there other polls that had a lot of participation?
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2014, 07:54:15 am »
so if you like your current government you don't come out to vote to keep them in? wonder why the opposition got in....
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2014, 07:56:48 am »
Well, they can see the result and can retain their vote, not quite the same thing.

Edit: look at danny's frequency meter, sure there is interest in some things in this section, but few go over 1000 views, but then again, some do.
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2014, 08:18:01 am »
no you missed the point entirely, a non vote is a non vote, what you seem to be saying is that a non vote is a vote for things as they are. I mean if that is how you yanks run your democracy who am I to interfere ;)
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2014, 08:25:00 am »
That escalated for no reason.

I meant that usually on a vote you can't see the current results like in these polls, so a non vote is really not a non vote but a reserved one.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2014, 08:27:26 am »
oh i see, but still a non vote is not making a point either way
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2014, 08:34:19 am »
Circumstances might change so no reason to cast it just yet if the current trend is to your agreement. But if in the future things change you still have the vote to sway it your way.

Again, what is the participation of other polls, and by that I mean about the structure of the forum not user ones. Did they have more responses?
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2014, 09:59:17 am »
Some have said that there is no point in categorizing it because it's stagnant, I wonder why it's stagnant......... it's a self perpetuating thing.

I think this sums it up and was looking how to vote, but can see it has closed and also noticed quite a small number of people voting.  It would be nice to see this number change  as saves jumping from forum to forum depending on which microcontroller your working on.  I have read some good posts on the forum as a whole particularly to do with oscilloscope choices.

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #69 on: July 05, 2014, 12:09:41 pm »


"If you build it, they will come"  :)

At last, someone who gets my point !
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2014, 04:48:44 pm »
Build it.  Sometimes you just have to make the change independent of public opinion.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #71 on: July 05, 2014, 04:50:14 pm »
Well tell Dave that
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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #72 on: July 05, 2014, 04:53:07 pm »
I lost his phone number.
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2014, 07:32:03 pm »
I lost his phone number.
if you order a uCurrent, it's on the shipment label ;)
 

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Re: Should we categorise the MCU section ?
« Reply #74 on: July 06, 2014, 08:41:34 am »
I lost his phone number.
if you order a uCurrent, it's on the shipment label ;)

There is no phone plugged into that socket, it is on the bench getting cleaned. Was on the last Teardown Tuesday.
 


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