Comments/Suggestions for Building a Better Onion Community



  • @Boken-Lin - It would help if questions didn't fall into the abyss many of us just do this as a hobby and spread the word when we find IOT's and a community which help promote answers.
    The key here is answers framed in a helpful manner rather than having most of the answers direct you to confusing (for hobbyist) sites or criticizing the methond of the question. Most of my answers to questions are from other media and not this community.
    Rather than spending so much time attacking the way the questions are asked which is detrimental for the community try being more compassionate. Also ignoring the hobbyist question is a downfall for your goal as there are more and more IOT's coming online everyday.
    If your goal is to cater to the dev's army then simply state so and hobbyist will move on.
    Of course if the fanboys answer this with the usual distain rather than having you address it then my question will have been answered.



  • How not to get help in open source

    This Article showed up in my RSS Feeds today ... found it interesting and would like to share it.



  • +1 on more categories, like this it gets difficult to find old threads.
    I was thinking on a way to categorize in 2 dimensions. One dimension would be the "what you want to do" and the second would be the "what language you use". This way you can search information on "your future project" and instantly know what languages and tools you have to use, or the other way search for things in your preferred language and see what can be done or has been done in the past. Tags on the posts could be used for that.

    Also the wiki is getting better and helps a lot. Maybe the community could help on creating more tutorials and how-to documents. I think it would be nice to have a vice-versa connection from the community forums to the wiki but I have not given it thorough thought yet. What if you were reading a tutorial and you could get suggestions on relevant community topics/threads. If I come up with a more specific idea I will post it.



  • obsolete info ...
    Just saw after, that the OnionTeam links on wiki Home
    ... Submit a Pull Request to the Onion Wiki GitHub Repo
    in the last section of the Document /Home.



  • Is there a possibility that this page https://wiki.onion.io/Tutorials/Expansions/Using-the-Servo-Expansion , with respect to the barrel jack for the separate power supply, list the specifications for power that the servo board expects? I don't want to fry anything by plugging in any old barrel jack power plug. . .



  • I was looking at:
    http://community.onion.io/topic/1467/resolved-image-lcd-where-does-the-cloud-app-save-the-file-on-the-system

    and I noticed it was marked as RESOLVED by pointing to another thread here:
    https://community.onion.io/topic/1281/oled-pics-scrambled

    If you'll notice, there is no way to get a permalink to a specific comment. Can this feature be added to the forums itself?



  • @Theodore-Borromeo , i hope i do understand you right ... but if you scroll you will se that the URL is changing on the end /# marks your answer.

    example your answer in this request is the 21st. see link:
    https://community.onion.io/topic/338/comments-suggestions-for-building-a-better-onion-community/21



  • @Luciano-S. I know that that can be done, but there should be a JavaScript button I can press to copy that info to my clipboard as well, right? Total convenience function, but it'd be nice if it's not too much trouble.



  • Sounds good.
    There is bookmark option ... bookmark to clipboard maybe would be a solution?

    As workaround (till admins have time for optimization) right click on Bookmark (see dots) and "copy link location" (FF) to clipboard.

    Result ctrl+v:
    https://community.onion.io/topic/338/comments-suggestions-for-building-a-better-onion-community/23#
    Of course would be nice if it would come as [link description](https://community.onion.io/topic/338/comments-suggestions-for-building-a-better-onion-community/23#) when you paste it ... to change link description if it is too long.


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