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how to adjust the programming editor to a picaxe 28x1

tells you how to adjust the picaxe programming editor to a picaxe 28x1

 in 7 easy steps!

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this is made to help all the newbies who come to this site and jump into the "start here"project.    -and by doung that, hopefully makes the amount of "HELP!!  its says "hardware not found""-forum topics! :)

many of these newbies think: they can look at the walktrough's pictures, build their robot and copy-paste the program-code into the editor to then pres "F5" = ROBOT! :D

but then it says..     "ERROR!  hardware not found!"      ..because they DIDN'T READ THE MANUAL!!!

(remember to read the manual, part 1, 2 and 3)

if you are really lost in the editor here is how to find the manuals:3719555869_3a59b62176_o.jpg

 

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HAHA!!   exactly what i mean! :D

("..task but Im sure it will help someone. Worst case we have something to link to when people ask instead of having to repeat what has been said many times over. A lot of people refuse to read when they can just ask someone!")

Flamer model MKII set to crispy!
I hate newbies!
Come on people, be nice. How many posts do we get here with the subject "HELP!!!!" and the error is "hardware not found". I think this is a good post, now we can just point the noobs to this. Although I do agree it seems that some people don't know what their brain is, let alone use it.
I would strongly object to this comment if my workplace hadn't expired my last functioning brain cell.

It just seems like noob101 stuff. If you get into a new hobby and have difficulties, consult the manual....if that doesn't help, then search a forum. If still no luck, ask....

 

I agree completely, but there are a lot of noobs who skip the first few steps and go straight to ask. My point is that it may have used a few electrons, but the info is good for the noobs. I've seen a few pages on here lately that I think are a waste, but this isn't one.
IMO it could have been broader and helped a larger group of people....but thats just on the topic....which I don't even think should be one......but hey thats just one mans opinion.  :)

If the "noobs skip the first steps", what make you think they will actually do a search on LMR?

This is just another, see I can make a post on LMR! 

I really don't think you need to actively discourage contributors, especially the young people who are fostering a new interest. If you disagree with their current approach then you can encourage a different approach and explain why.

People post what they think is necessary. If it is useful, then good. if not ,then it simply wont be accessed and that is beyond your control or reason to control it. Actively and publicly announcing that a page is useless, simply because you might personally already be aware of the information that it contains is hardly necessary.