General rules for posting in the AVR Studio Forum

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Hello All!

1. Please note that the best way to get useful answers on the AVR studio Forum is to follow some simple guidelines found in a tutorial written by Eric S. Raymond et al., How To Ask Questions The Smart Way:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

2. This is forum is only for questions relating to AVR Studio - problems, clarifications, bugs, etc. If your topic is a general AVR question please post it in the proper forum (ie: not this one).

If you post in the wrong forum then the topic may very well be moved to the appropriate forum by the moderators. In most instances a "shadow" topic will be left here on the AVR Studio forum, unless there are multiple cross-posts and no responses on this forum.

If for whatever reason you double-post a message or response (hit refresh and resend data), please edit one of the messages so that it just says "Sorry - doublepost, moderator please remove" or something to that effect.

Thanks,

The AVR Studio Moderators

PS: In case the text of this message seems familiar, it comes with heavy use of copy and paste from the AVR-GCC Forum's sticky post

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Hi,

iam new to AVR & AVR Studio 4. I have previously worked with Keil C51. I want to create a project in AVR Studio for AT90USB1287. How can it be done and the header files attahced. Kindly guide me in this regard.

Advance Thanks.

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Yeah!! Another IDIOT tsmessi
!!!

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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js wrote:
Yeah!! Another IDIOT tsmessi
!!!
You did notice that this has a hidden URL?

That post should be deleted or at least have the URL cleared.

[edit]
I just noticed that it also has an invisible statement in French:

Quote:
Pret personnel en ligne et de comparer les meilleurs taux afin de... La demande de prêt personnel en ligne

Which translates to:

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Personal loan online and compare the best rates in order to ... The loan application online
Surely this is some kind of bot that is able to hack the system and not some actual person?
[/edit]

Smiley

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Joe,

Nope I have PM'd the last couple of these idiots to ask them to justify the spam and unbelievably both replied. They couldn't justify it of course.

My only guess is that it's to bump web site's Google rating.

Cliff

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clawson wrote:

My only guess is that it's to bump web site's Google rating.
And that is exactly why I'm afraid of these things. One of the criteria that Google and other search engines use for ranking a URL in a search is by the number of links to that URL from other websites. Posts like this one are an attempt to get ranking reputation from AVRFreaks, but the search engines are on to this scam so when they see invisible links, they down rate the whole website that contains them. This means that if someone searches on AVR Butterfly they might see links to Dean and Chuck and me that are based on reputation gained here, but if AVRFreaks gets a bad rating due to the presense of these invisible links, then our reputations will fall. We might even be de-listed and not even show up at all in a search.

Nobody knows what the threshold for these actions are so we should be very proactive to delete these things immediately when they are found so that threads on AVRFreaks continue to be used by the search engines.

I hate to hijack Collin's thread, but this happened a few weeks ago and I posted the same information about the potential harmful effects and NOTHING HAPPENED!.

Do moderators have the right to edit posts so that they could remove the invisible URLs? Or better yet, can they just remove all these posts that relate to it so that this tread can be cleaned up and put back on topic?

Smiley

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Joe,

Yes the moderators can get rid of these posts - either edit out the URL or [X] the entire post (even an entire thread) but the problem is that there are some of the fora here where current moderators are fairly dormant. Here in Studio 4 I think the only one of the mods. that is a "regular" is eivind himself. At the top of each forum list there is a link to "moderators". The best bet when this kind of thing is seen is to check who the mods are in a particular forum and then PM one or more of them.

While I do try to read every thread in every forum where I'm a mod. (in fact all the fora) it's easy for a mod to not notice a thread where something "dodgy" is going on - so a PM is always the best idea.

Ultimately a PM to eivind is the ultimate action as he's the only one who has the "power of God" everywhere and he can do things that moderators cannot like erasing accounts and so on.

Cliff

EDIT: Yup a check here shows the mods. for Studio4 to be eivind, sellis and c_oflynn. I haven't seen the latter two in more than a year.

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So it really is a person and not a bot! Since this kind of SEO is old and doesn't work anymore, I have to assume that there is some other reason for doing this than actually trying to accrue search engine reputation.

What is your reason?

Smiley

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Yeah!! Another IDIOT Karato!!! I see only 1 solution, let's hire Carl to travel the world and improve on his target practice. :evil:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Hey John, don't you have 'family' connections that can help us out :-) .

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With about 70% email spam coming in each months I wish I did. :twisted: Obviously we need more alert moderators or moderators that are actually active, like split this thread and just keep the first post deleting everything else.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Yeah!! Another IDIOT Bancato!!! It's a flood of IDIOTS !!!

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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John,

I've PM'd eivind about this.

Cliff

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I've been made a moderator for this forum section, so feel free to PM me if you spot any more of this rubbish.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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Quote:

I've been made a moderator for this forum section, so feel free to PM me

Me too. Snap!

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Me too. Snap!

Damn. I think I'll ask Eivind if I can be a moderator for Cliff next... :lol:

When all this is over I'll split all the OT talk from this thread into a non-stick thread, to clear the sticky from all the clutter.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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SteveN wrote:
Hey John, don't you have 'family' connections that can help us out :-) .
The thing is the "family" runs large parts of the spam business, worldwide. Let's hope John doesn't have such connections :-)

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Since so many of these invisible link posters have only 1 post, can this parameter be used to search for them?

Rick

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Hello All,
I am new user of AVR. Can anybody suggest me from where do I start?...
I have one development board may be same as SK-200.

Best regards,
AmolG

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http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

[moderator comment: amolg, once you confirm you have read the reply in this thread I will split this off into a separate thread called "starting with STK200" - please do NOT post onto existing sticky threads in future unless you have something to say that should remain sticky]

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Just a thought but should not stickies like these be LOCKED??

[good idea - guess what!]

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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