/me gets on soapbox
I have a simple request. This is for something that we all do once in a while. But since these boards are sooo busy these days, I am requesting that we refrain from posting needless stuff and be more efficient. People need to refrain from “chiming in” with something that really doesn’t add to the discussion.
These discussion boards have been around since the summer of 1998 and they have proven to be probably the best resource for FIRST teams. People come here for discussion of issues, clarification of rules, and requests for help.
All of this discussion is good.
However, over the past 2-3 weeks, there seems to be a deluge of needless posts. I can understand if these posts were in Chit-Chat, but many of them are in other threads where things are trying to be clarified.
I’ll give some examples:
- It took 27 posts before the REAL 13" ball from Palos Sports was determined.
- Some people are asking another team has tested something, and other people have replied: not yet, we are testing tomorrow (or something similar)
Why post these things?
We really need to be more efficient. I’ve been guilty of this too. Once things ease up a bit, we can relax more… but right now there is a ton of traffic. Consider me one of the traffic cops.
/me steps off soapbox
… and no, don’t reply to this post with a “yeah, what HE said!”