Let's Make Robots!

Nonbots in the robots section - "tisk tisk" or "boo woo"?

Should we ban all nonbots from the robots section? You know: robots that are not. That do not even exist? Ideas for an upcoming robot that only exist in the maker's mind. Maybe on a scrap of paper. Maybe the materials are "in the mail"?

I really don't like it when people post such projects. I don't care if the robot turns out to be really awesome real soon or if the idea never comes to fruition. I just feel that the robots sections should be reserved for actual projects that actually have something to show.

What are we, the Nobel Committee?


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Brilliant! I totally agree :D
I'd put out there that a robot any machine that moves under it's power and is guided by some sort of program, whether it's on an MCU or using BEAM technology.  If it can move and perform a task, it's a simple robot.  Right now, mine can bump into walls, so it's a simple bot.
or in the part that descibes a blog say that a blog is for a pile of parts waiting to be a robot , because people think the robot section can be used to post their pile (like my pile). but the problem is people dont want to post it as a blog is that if they post it wrong they get ripped on ,you cant win.
You mean like on the Create Content page?
i didnt see that one i saw the simpler one on the home page, but yeah
Why dont we have all "robot" posts go into blog form, then when they can be reasonably called a robot, put into the front page?

Robots and blogs are different content types in the database.

What constitutes a robot? So far no one has ever defined a robot and had the definition widely accepted.
I totally agree with you on that point.  What constitutes a robot or automaton is a loose definition.  I agree also that bashing someone for not realizing that what they have posted as a robot does not meet the definition of what others consider to be one is not a hospitable thing to do.  As I suggested above, having all submissions go into the user's blog may be one way to cut down on this discussion croping up over an over again.  Once the individual has something that is more complete, they can submit a link for the Robots page.  Personally, it takes me no longer to skip by the pages that offer me no value than it takes me to look at one and see that it has no content.

Well, I think we should define one then.

Anybody with common sense can define this as not a robot: