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    Default a suggestion for the betterment of this site

    @ moderators

    well i have read many posts on this site withthose novince mistakes....... so i have a small sugestion for the moderators...... why dont we place the guidelines for writing on forums on the front page mentioning - how to write ur problem, not to use sms language, elaborate the problem, mention things u tried , and everything ppppking04 said

    Step1. Think about what exactly what you want to do (say a basic logic gates based line follower). Spell out the exact problem statement you want to do.

    Step2. List down all the different aspects/ modules you will have to cover (here: sensors, motor driving, power supply, logic gates design).

    Step3. Use the internet to find out more about each. Look for general descriptions and approaches. Make yourself familiar with different terms, common ICs/equipments used.

    Step4. THINK over the solution, YOUR solution. Think again. Try it out. Read datasheets/spec sheets before actually trying it out. Make a good, clean design on paper or computer before you actually try it out. Read the datasheet once again, now with respect to where you could go wrong (are you trying to draw 1.5amps from the 7812? )

    Step5. If you fail, try finding out the reason yourself. Look where you have gone wrong. Go through the datasheets/spec sheets again.

    Step6. If that doesn't work out, search for specific problems that you should have identified in step5. (Search this forum too )

    Step7. If all fails (it shouldn't in 90% of the cases), post on the forum. This time, read the forum posting rules and guidelines first, specify the exact problem, give a complete description of what you have done (however embarrassing it is, which usually it is! ) and then you can expect elaborate help.

    Step8. Try out the suggestions. In most of the cases, it should help you solve your problem. Rejoice!

    Step9. Come back to the forum. Post (Brag) about your success, specify what was the problem and how it was sorted out, (thank those who helped ) and complete the topic! In doing so, you will help a lot of budding roboteers stuck at Step6!!!
    .... links to some good forums would help the newbies .... they will see that only best framed questions can be answered in best ways......

    we should also tell them about how to use this site, how to reach the place where similar problem forums can be found.....

    and one more thing please regularly update the front page..... there are outdated events still on front page of the site......

    thanks for reading me..........

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    Hey ashish

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    We were planning to do that.. but external factors caused delaysin implementation of the plan.

    Anyways, we appreciate that you took time out to post what you think might better the community.


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