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I'll try to elaborate a little more on this:

RetroDan's just set up a new Yahoo group specifically for Butterfly users. I am now a moderator of said group, so i'll be ensuring that silly flamewars and the like do not occur. In the group members will be able to ask Butterfly-related questions, exchange Butterfly project ideas and swap Butterfly related code/articles/etc.

While this may at first seem to overlap AVRFreaks, my view on it is that it will compliment it - providing a place for those specifically interested in the Butterfly to meet and converse, as well as give a proper starting place to those new to AVRs/the AVRButterfly.

New members are welcome. I'll be interested to see how this plays out.

- Dean :twisted:

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

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Lads,

I'm not really sure I see the point. I already read about 5 message boards each day - the last thing I need is another one on the list. Is there something wrong with just a Butterfly "thread" here? Or if you really need to dicusss a number of issues, perhaps petition Norway to add another section here. I'd much prefer a "one stop shop" for everything AVR.

Cliff

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Don't look at me -- I just moderate :). I'll let RetroDan himself justify his newsgroup.

Clawson, mind if I ask which 5? I only read AVRFreaks constantly (as you should know with all my constant annoying posts over the years) as well as the UQM (Opensource StarControl 2) board once a day. Other than that, I read Dilbert once a day and spend the rest of the time when i'm not browsing 'Freaks programming or doing other tasks on my laptop.

- Dean :twisted:

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

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yeah that seems pretty pointless

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It's just a place for novice Butterfly users to be the worst kind of "noobs" in a safe, friendly environment, so they won't have to be over here, trying your patience with their 1000 stupid questions. I uploaded tons of newbie documents for the ButterFly and links to useful tutorial also, there's even a whack of ButterFly pics in the gallery.

There's a CHAT function too that might come-in-handy.

It may very well die-out, but we'll never know if we don't try.

I am, however, surprised at the number of new members in just a few hours.

Last Edited: Tue. Apr 11, 2006 - 12:57 PM
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abcminiuser wrote:
Clawson, mind if I ask which 5?

Sure, but you may be disappointed to learn that they aren't about programming computers!

Digital Video:
http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/bo... and specifically
http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/bo...

UK aero modelling:
http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/

International electric-only aero modelling:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/i...

Grand Theft Auto :lol: :
http://www.gtaforums.com/

Media streamers:
http://www.streamiumcafe.com/ubb...

and, of course, www.avrfreaks.net

Cliff

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Just a quick note: I've expanded the New Forum's scope to:

AVR Butterflies and Beginners: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AVRButterFly/

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OK, I gave in, joined Yahoo and posted an answer to a question about parallel programming a butterfly - only thing is that my post seems to have disappeared in a puff of it's own logic - is there a delay between posting and messages appearing? Or is it moderated and posts only appear if the moderator OKs them?

Cliff

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Posts from new members get moderated, I guess it's to keep spam out.

I'll drop back and remove that from your account immediately seeing as you are a guest of honor over there!

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I have removed my membership for reasons I will state in public, Retro.

- Dean :twisted:

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

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abcminiuser wrote:
I have removed my membership for reasons I will state in public, Retro.

- Dean :twisted:

Just curious Dean, does it have anything to do with a multiple personality disorder?

S.G.

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One reason, yes. But i've been recieving more unhappy emails from prominent members here I respect, and i'm not liking what i'm seeing. When I returned from my trip to China I read that his behaviour had been bad, but now that a multitude of links and PMs have been sent to me i've had a look and I have to say I am far from impressed...

- Dean :twisted:

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

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I don't like the yahoo group format, I much prefer this kind of bulletin board.

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Me too! But I checked the Google-Groups Format and it didn't look much better so until I find something better, I guess Yahoo it is for now.

Any suggestions for more Butterfly Related links?

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Last Edited: Sat. Apr 15, 2006 - 12:50 AM
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Completely separate from who's behind it, I DON'T think it is a good idea to fragment this community. I think the newbie/beginners are handled here with great generosity and patients. Resources like this are as valuable as the size and quality of their participants, and breaking that up into smaller parts hurts it. Think about improving this site (e.g., a butterfly thread), not about creating new communities.

If someone wants to create a good tutorial/getting started Web site, great. But creating a separate community seems like a bad idea.

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chief11 wrote:
I don't like the yahoo group format, I much prefer this kind of bulletin board.

You're 100% right, I like this format too.

It was a bit of work but I've got something for that looks a lot more familiar now:

http://avr.x.am

http://avr.forumer.com

http://avr.tt.cx