A most people know, the $12 Arduboy System thread ran a bit wild, eventually resulting in the creation of the Homemade category.
The topic was then locked, just over 50 posts before it would have been auto-locked anyway.
However, that means there’s a lot of discussion in that thread that can’t currently be continued.
So the question is, would it be worthwhile for one or more moderators to spend some time trying to extract the old conversations that were either interesting or specifically about Arduboy clones and put them into their own topics so the discussion can potentially continue?
I like to be democratic, so I’ve prepared a poll.
Yes, but it should be done over time to lessen the impact
Yes, all in one go so the disruption is over with as quick as possible
Yes, but people should flag the parts of the topic that they found interesting as a means of manually requesting the extraction
Yes, but only for posts about clones, ignore any chit-chat
It’s a tough one as some of the chit chat and what may appear too be babble could contain some info that could be read out of context.
That being said the useful reference stuff is the pinouts that mostly @MLXXXp posted it would be handy if these were put into their own individual posts mini pinouts, pro micro pinouts and so on or just a big locked topic of pinouts.
Personally I would leave the topic intact and create new posts with the info in a handy to find format.
In an ideal world we would have a wiki like wiibrew where everything could be indexed.
In case you don’t know, moderators can choose to pull whichever posts they want, the posts don’t have to be consecutive.
There’s also an option to pick ‘this post and all replies’ which makes context easier to keep together.
I think acomplishments like these shouldn’t be sitting around rotting in a locked topic, they should be on display in their own topics (in #arduboy:homemade).
I’ve made a start on the migration.
I’ll aim to do it slowly if possible, perhaps try to move no more than one topic a day or wait until there’s a lull in activity before moving.
The first migration I’ve done is @Mr.Blinky’s Arduboy Mini (i.e. Pokemon Mini clone) because there was a recent question from @random_king about it earlier in the week (which I’ve now tacked on to the end of the thread) and because it spawned a large number of replies.
The resulting thread can be found here:
@Mr.Blinky, if you don’t like my choice of topic name, you’re welcome to change it.
I’m fine with whatever you decide. IMHO you could leave it as it is now, and leave it open in case anyone wants to comment or ask questions specific to my design. As usual, any new posts that aren’t directly related could be moved to a new topic or a more appropriate existing one.