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Hi Everyone

While I really hate to have to play "forum police" it is sometimes necessary, and after consulting with my other administrator, we both agreed that the time has come to take action regarding the abuse of the "Introduce Yourself" post.

The topic, or post, in question was started by myself about 2 1/2 years ago when I started the forum.  It was placed in the "Introduce Yourself" section, and was just my way of saying hello and, well, introducing myself! In retrospect, I should have given the topic a different title, as I fear that this may have caused a lot of confusion, so I apologize profusely for that.

The whole point of the "Introduce Yourself" section was to have new members make separate posts (topics) where they could say hello and let us know who they are and where they are from. Not to discuss the problems they are having with their Arduino or ESP32 projects.  Just to say hello and be welcomed into the community.

But instead, people just added to my post, instead of making one of their own. At first, I didn't mind that much, as they were introducing themselves. And back when the post was first created, we were all new here and just getting to know one another.

But it has now gotten completely out of hand! New members are just adding to this topic and instead of just saying "Hello, my name is Elon, and I'm from Mars" they are jumping right in and describing their problem. And other members are compounding the issue by answering back.  And those folks who are making actual introductory posts are being lost in a sea of unrelated topics.

The "straw that broke the camel's back" was yesterday, when the entire sidebar was devoted to the "Introduce Yourself" topic, where an ESP32 problem was being discussed.

We have an ESP32 section here on the forum where you can discuss ESP32-related issues!  And by creating a new topic in the appropriate section, you not only are helping to keep things organized and easier to read, you are also assisting other people who might have the same problem as you do. Not too many people would be inclined to search for their ESP32 issue in the "introduce Yourself" section.

So today I have locked that post. You can still read all the posts if you really want to. And for those who are having active discussions there you can, and should, make a new post in the appropriate section.  If you're unsure which section to post in, just give it your best guess, I can always move the post if necessary.

Thanks for your understanding.

😎

Bill

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


   
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