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Re: Forum changes in 2012!


Ray.R wrote:

I could see a "Like" button...  Maybe use the same button but rename it from "Me Too" to "Like".


Isn't that what the Kudos is for?

 

You know what I say? I say get rid of it all. Kudos, Like, Me Too, etc. It's all subjective anyway, and what is the point of having it on technical forums? This isn't Facebook.

 

 

Ummm... what was in the milk I had with my cereal this this morning?

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!


smercurio_fc wrote:

Ray.R wrote:

I could see a "Like" button...  Maybe use the same button but rename it from "Me Too" to "Like".


Isn't that what the Kudos is for?

 

You know what I say? I say get rid of it all. Kudos, Like, Me Too, etc. It's all subjective anyway, and what is the point of having it on technical forums? This isn't Facebook.

 

 

Ummm... what was in the milk I had with my cereal this this morning?


 

Inadequitly rinsed bowl with some SOPA left in it?

 

Ben

 

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!

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smercurio_fc wrote:

Ray.R wrote:

I could see a "Like" button...  Maybe use the same button but rename it from "Me Too" to "Like".


Isn't that what the Kudos is for?

 

You know what I say? I say get rid of it all. Kudos, Like, Me Too, etc. It's all subjective anyway, and what is the point of having it on technical forums? This isn't Facebook.

 

 

Ummm... what was in the milk I had with my cereal this this morning?


I agree.  There's already a Kudos button...

 

NI could simply track the number of kudos...

 

I could start a thread and say "I got up this morning.  Did anyone else get up?"  And a whole bunch of people could click on the "Me Too" button.  And what info is that giving NI?  The same useless data as Kudos.  It's not going to give more. 

 

What the heck.. I'll post something in Breakpoint to illustrate..

http://forums.ni.com/t5/BreakPoint/I-got-up-this-morning-Did-anyone-else-get-up-this-morning/td-p/18...

 

Since Kudos are linked to the colored bars, it would be harder to get rid of that one.  Plus kudos let's the author know that someone liked what he/she wrote..

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!


Ray.R wrote:

I don't get the sense that it refers to "I had the same problem... Thanks for sharing on this forum", which is what I assume is the intent of the button.



Correct use would be:

 

"I had a problem getting up this morning because I was programming almost all night"

...

 

"Me too!"


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Re: Forum changes in 2012!

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If the metoos are to try and ID what topics need FAQs there is a better way to find out.

 

Just ask us!

 

We know the forum and the types of question asked better than any statical thingy could ever reveal.

 

FAQ1

 

How do I create a variable in LV and how does it differ from every other langauge?

 

FAQ2

 

Same question but replace with the term global variable

 

FAQ3

 

How do I get started talking to a serial device in LabVIEW?

 

FAQ4

 

How do you spell LabVIEW?

 

FAQ5

How do I know if I have woken up today and how do I distinguish sleep from being dead?

 

 

 

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!

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Ben wrote:

If the metoos are to try and ID what topics need FAQs there is a better way to find out.

 

Just ask us!

 

We know the forum and the types of question asked better than any statical thingy could ever reveal.

 

FAQ1

 

How do I create a variable in LV and how does it differ from every other langauge?

 

FAQ2

 

Same question but replace with the term global variable

 

FAQ3

 

How do I get started talking to a serial device in LabVIEW?

 

FAQ4

 

How do you spell LabVIEW?

 

FAQ5

How do I know if I have woken up today and how do I distinguish sleep from being dead?

 

 

 

Ben


Which of those are you authoring and which would you prefer I or another member authored?

 

Jordan- 

This is my thought process.

 

Community Nuggets are foundational to distributing knowledge

 

FAQ's are a logical extension. But not "general" FAQ's they SHOULD be NI product (read that as forum board) specific

 

Me Too's may help point the way to aid adoption of technology (and advancing the trade)

 

While certain forums (FAQ's) are unavailable to those without the benefits of the knowledge contained in them they are merely an exercise in narcisism.  Take it public-  the "Teacher gene" will be satisfied-  I know, and expect you know that FAQ's will need a "peer review" method to be effective.  We will need some avenue for this or NI will need to assume a position as a beneficial dictator (And fly directly against the philosophy that built these forums)

 

I have no clear and direct path I can suggest, and no means to impose it if I did.  But, if we are going to "Change" lets "Improve"  this should not be done by response to other forums- these are the NI forums! What VALUE to this community can be added? 

 

I will stand up and commit myself here and now.  I will participate in any manner with any group that CAN and DOES "Improve" these forums with one previso- (My familly has this tendentcy to eat most every day and sleep with a roof over their heads- I encourage this in them and have certain obligations in this regard - I gotta WORK too)

 

Me Too this!

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!

FAQ6

How can I display a changing variable in a subvi on the front panel of the main vi as the subvi is excuting

 

as can be found in this thread.

 

I'll get around to writing them eventually.

 

I suspect I am just prejudges but I really prefer us to write them than NI. For some reason the NI's versions seem to miss something. It is hard to say what exactly.

 

Ben

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!


Ben wrote:

FAQ6

How can I display a changing variable in a subvi on the front panel of the main vi as the subvi is excuting

 

as can be found in this thread.

 

I'll get around to writing them eventually.

 

I suspect I am just prejudges but I really prefer us to write them than NI. For some reason the NI's versions seem to miss something. It is hard to say what exactly.

 

Ben


Nice first FAQ!

 

Until they are public writing them is narcissistic-  neither you nor I ( By that read no   Veteran, Enthusiast or Knight I know of)  deserves the tittle of narcasist of the week (yet, I come close sometimes, that is my failing) 

 

I did not mean to challenge your dedication but, point out a reason why FAQs does not work today.

 

 

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!


Jeff Bohrer wrote:

Ben wrote:

FAQ6

How can I display a changing variable in a subvi on the front panel of the main vi as the subvi is excuting

 

as can be found in this thread.

 

I'll get around to writing them eventually.

 

I suspect I am just prejudges but I really prefer us to write them than NI. For some reason the NI's versions seem to miss something. It is hard to say what exactly.

 

Ben


Nice first FAQ!

 

Until they are public writing them is narcissistic-  neither you nor I ( By that read no   Veteran, Enthusiast or Knight I know of)  deserves the tittle of narcasist of the week (yet, I come close sometimes, that is my failing) 

 

I did not mean to challenge your dedication but, point out a reason why FAQs does not work today.

 

 


 

I have to admit that I do not understand that post but that sounds bad so I unvolenteer myself for writing the FAQ.

 

Ben

 

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Re: Forum changes in 2012!

  1. I compare two numbers but it fails.
  2. My code only works in highlight exec mode.
  3. Are globals really evil? :smileysurprised:

 

You could probably find more in the BP thread where we discussed this.

 

 


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