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Ed Sparks
01-21-2002, 09:57 PM
Brandon,

Just a thought, but if your interested, it would be nice to have a CAD subforum under the "technical discussion" forum to help those who are interested in CAD support. I'm willing to help in any way.

:)

Brandon Martus
01-21-2002, 10:52 PM
I wasn't going to ask this until someone brought it up...

so -- thanks for asking :)


This is your chance to recommend new sub-forums or even main-forums. There has been a ton of new people talking and a ton of new topics coming up again and again.

So -- reply with any new forums/sub-forums that you feel we need .. or ones you think we don't need.

Let's all give input before I go making/removing a few.
(and no, removing a forum will not kill the threads, they just have to be transferred somewhere first..)

Anyway....

2 suggestions so far

Ed's suggestion: CAD
my suggestion: Battlebots.

Elgin Clock
01-22-2002, 10:41 PM
How about discussion from newly released information like from yahoo groups or the team updates???

Katie Reynolds
01-24-2002, 10:59 PM
There should so be a subforums for programming/controls/electrical/PBasic stuff!

- Katie

David Kelly
01-25-2002, 06:28 AM
i don't think we want too many new forums. the more there are, the harder it is to keep track of them all

just my $.03

Jan Olligs
01-25-2002, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by David Kelly
i don't think we want too many new forums. the more there are, the harder it is to keep track of them all

Sorry, but I disagree. I would be really interested in a CAD forum and also, if you just want to see the new threads, just click on the forums screen on "All New" in the upper right corner (that's what I always do).

Brandon Martus
01-25-2002, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by Jan Olligs

Sorry, but I disagree. I would be really interested in a CAD forum and also, if you just want to see the new threads, just click on the forums screen on "All New" in the upper right corner (that's what I always do).

i agree -

and if you dont want a certain forum in the 'All New' list ...
then subscribe to every forum you WANT to see (even if that means subscribing to all forums but one or two), and click 'New Subscribed' .. that way you get all the desired threads, and you can go back to the other stuff during your free time :)

Jeff Waegelin
01-26-2002, 09:06 PM
I think we need to split the "technical discussion" into several subforums, such as:

Programming/Electronics
Motors
Pneumatics
Materials
CAD/Inventor

I think sub-forums like these will help make it easier to browse the tech discussion forum.

Greg Ross
02-06-2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Jeff Waegelin
I think we need to split the "technical discussion" into several subforums, such as:

Programming/Electronics
Motors
Pneumatics
Materials
CAD/Inventor
I guess you must be on a mechanical team, Jeff (because you lumped programming and electronics together.) :D Being a programmer, I would rather see the two in their own subforums.

Jan Olligs
02-07-2002, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by gwross

I guess you must be on a mechanical team, Jeff (because you lumped programming and electronics together.) :D Being a programmer, I would rather see the two in their own subforums.

Good idea...
Also, I as our team's CAD guy would rather see the CAD and Animation split up int two sections. Inventor and 3DS Max are two completely different programs and the awards (Animation/Inventor) are two different ones with completely different requirements, too. At least I don't see a place where I could post Inventor questions at the moment, unless the "Animation" section is supposed to include Inventor (Is it?).
Anyway, the forums are altogether just great and a good communication medium and however the forums are going to be structured in the future, I am happy that we can at least post all questions concerning technical problems (I think a working 'bot without a CAD drawing is better than a CAD drawing without a working 'bot...).
Great work (the forums, I mean)!

Ken Leung
02-11-2002, 05:05 AM
I think it would be great if we have a "Robots" sub-forum now that everyone keep posting in General to show off their robot design. I suspect a lot of people will be doing this, so might as well have a "Robots" sub forum under technical discussion...

So people can talk about specific robots.

Especially in General, where a lot of people replied for the posts of "sneak peaks", it's easy to miss out other important discussions.

Just a suggestion anyway. ;)

Greg Ross
02-12-2002, 08:46 PM
How about subdividing the white papers forum? It would probably be reasonable to have a white papers section for each of the technical discussion subforums mentioned above.

Brandon Martus
02-13-2002, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by gwross
How about subdividing the white papers forum? It would probably be reasonable to have a white papers section for each of the technical discussion subforums mentioned above.

the white papers aren't part of the forum system, and putting them into categories would take a little more time & effort than i have right now.... (big deadlines @ work, dont like computer when i get home, etc)

Brandon Martus
02-13-2002, 11:58 PM
So here's what I've gotten out of this thread so far:


[some-title] <-- need suggestions
CAD/Inventor
Animation

Technical Discussion
Programming/PBASIC
Electrical
Motors
Pneumatics
General Kit Discussion

Televised Robotics
(for discussion of battlebots, junkyard wars, etc)

Elgin Clock
02-14-2002, 12:24 PM
How about one thread for "current non FIRST related events" like for example the Olympics and current events in general.

Brandon Martus
02-14-2002, 01:22 PM
its a possibility.

maybe i'll do this:


Non-FIRST
--Chit-chat
--Current Events
--Televised robotics (battlebots, etc)

Ken Leung
02-15-2002, 07:52 PM
Can you expand the "kit" forum into Kit and additional hardware?

Just that the kit doesn't have too much to be talked about.

It would be great for questions, like "is this allowed?"

Elgin Clock
02-22-2002, 06:10 PM
I found a few places where FIRST is either written about or telivision showd that mention FIRST. This month's "Design News" magazine for example has an article on FIRST Lego League. My Question is, Can we have a forum to mention places you have seen first in the news or magazines or tv.???? Sort of like a Public Relations Forum?

Spiffy job on the site so far keep up the good work at the Chief!

Greg McCoy
03-23-2002, 01:51 PM
I think it might be easier to discuss regionals if they were categorized by regional in the Regional Competitions Forum. Good or Bad Idea?

Jeff Waegelin
03-23-2002, 07:46 PM
I think that might get a little too specific. I don't think separate regional forums are really necessary.