[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 109, Issue 10

Dave B g8kbv at uku.co.uk
Thu Jan 11 00:37:33 PST 2018


On 10/01/18 20:00, chirp_users-request at intrepid.danplanet.com wrote:
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Concurrance
> To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
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> Like my Mother always said, "If you do not have anything nice to say, do
> not talk at all". I'm astonished on how bad some forums treat newbees. Yes,
> it gets old sometimes answering the same basic question many times, But
> giving a rude answer will only keep others from seeking help. Do we want
> the hobby to grow. or wither away as we all get old?

The only problem there, is if the same lame question is being asked time
and time and time again, then there is something seriously missing in
the instructions, documentation or help files.

More often than not, it's the creators of an application or package,
that create that documentation (initially at least) but it's plain as
the nose on our faces, that often they are "too close" to it all, to
realise that some small but critical detail that is plain and obvious to
them, is total smoke and mirrors to other people.

As always, the devil is in the detail.   In this case, my impression is
that the documentation explaining the programming interface
lead/hardware is often seriously lacking.   Not helped any by the radio
manufacturers in some cases, and the plethora of other sites on the
inter-web, that often have conflicting information.

73.

Dave G0WBX.
(Who in the past has been, and will probably again be the noob who's
been flamed for asking "dumb" questions.  Plus at other times guilty as
charged of the curt one liners.  We've all done it I suspect.  Hopefully
I wont any more.)

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