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(@dronebot-workshop)
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No, of course not, but suggesting that he create posts of no value is a pretty disturbing thing. There are very good reasons for limiting PMs to new members, and I certainly don't appreciate you suggesting that someone create posts of zero value to circumvent them.

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@dronebot-workshop I think you are missing the point. Without the 10 posts a member has no way to deliver a sensitive/private piece of information like an email address to a new member. Would it not make sense to at least allow experienced members to SEND PM's to new members while still maintaining the 10 post limit on new members sending. That way I can give him an alternate communications channel for whatever reason while preventing the new member from possibly misbehaving. I don't disagree that you (the forum) have a legitimate need/rational to protect yourself, but there is a trivial way to allow problem solving to move forward (which is supposed to be what we are about) while still protecting you from possible misbehaviour.

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Hey guys I'm Equalizer from South Africa .....I'm not by any means fluent in electronics but always try to learn as I go along .....the ESP32 attracted me and I'm trying to learn more about it ......thx 


   
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Posted by: @equalizer

Hey guys I'm Equalizer from South Africa .....I'm not by any means fluent in electronics but always try to learn as I go along .....the ESP32 attracted me and I'm trying to learn more about it ......thx 

Hi @equalizer, welcome to the forum..I think you'll find many in this forum who are just like you..that is, wanting to learn more about electronics in general, and applying that knowledge to real world projects you dream up!...lol

Have fun, and be safe..

regards,

LouisR

 

LouisR


   
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(@zander)
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@equalizer If you haven't already, look into the web site https://randomnerdtutorials.com

they have a lot of good info on esp32's.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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Posted by: @zander

I think you are missing the point

  And I think you are missing a pretty OBVIOUS way to exchange that information without implementing such a ridiculous solution.  Think about it for 10 seconds, and you'll probably figure it out.

 

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Ron
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@dronebot-workshop I am open to suggestions, please tell me.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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@dronebot-workshop Did you miss my reply, I have no clue, please embarrass me and tell me what is so obvious.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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(@dronebot-workshop)
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Posted by: @zander

please embarrass me and tell me what is so obvious.

I really have no intention of embarrassing you, buy I am amazed that you can't figure it out!

You can just do what everyone else in this situation does, just PM either myself or Steve (codecage) and ask us to email him with your contact information. I must have done this at least a dozen times.

It may eventually be the only way to do this, after your tirade and the crude remark from FrogAndToad (who is now banned BTW) I'm seriously considering not paying to renew the license for the PM feature, which expires this weekend.  That would remove the PM feature entirely, thus resolving the problem!

😎

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


   
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(@zander)
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@dronebot-workshop I would never have thought of that. My apologies for upsetting you and Steve. I should have been more patient, it was not that important. There have been other cases though when I had a solution or at least a next step and can see the member on-line but no activity after a fair wait. Is it possible to have a nudge feature? I do understand the need for a waiting period, it is just darn frustrating when I have to wait seemingly forever (I am on the autistic spectrum and do suffer from impatience).  I hope you leave the PM feature in place, we do need it from time to time. I will do my very best to be more patient in the future.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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robotBuilder
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@zander 

(I am on the autistic spectrum and do suffer from impatience). 

I am very familiar in my personal life with the autistic spectrum from mild to extreme. It is very hard for "normals" to understand as they assume they can just "act normal" if they wanted.  If that was the case they would be like that to start with. Unlike a physical difference it is hidden in the wiring of the brain.  A few people I notice are very tolerant and seem to have an instinctive understanding the other person is doing their best but sometimes fall short in a social interaction and punish them for it.  It is like punishing someone with a broken leg for not walking properly.

The abc had it as one of the subjects in a series called "you can't ask that".  Although I watched it on tv in this link you have to sign in.

https://iview.abc.net.au/video/LE1917H004S00

 


   
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