You’ve explained how you see my contributions from the posts you’ve read and I’d not dispute the paraphrasing but it doesn’t speak to the frequency of use.
And that’s a key issue with this - there is a considerable difference between what I post (the majority) and what I moderate. Sometimes there is a blur. This is one of those sometimes, forum guidelines are to encourage use of forum search, which I personally agree with as well as I will explain below.
What would be useful is to explore what the community needs or wants so that expectations can be made clear. Or we can carry on as is.
Do we want a forum where people post questions without evidencing any attempt at prior learning or reading or research whilst expecting some meaningful response?
Or do we encourage people to learn the basics and use the comprehensive documentation & body of knowledge that they to actively avoid, before they resort to posting?
Or somewhere in between? Or more one way or the other?
And if the latter, how do we communicate this & encourage it?
From my perspective, looking at other forums, many of which have clear expectations of the quality of posts, coupled with my experience mentoring & training developers, I believe it will help the poster make better progress if they fill in the gaps in their knowledge so they can ask better questions to get a quicker & more accurate answer.
Why bother with the forum? I believe that LoRaWAN has enormous benefits for communities but those benefits can only be truly realised if it’s implemented with some modicum of technical fidelity. This forum is a goto place for LoRaWAN but getting started guidance is mixed in with the deeply technical and outdated devices & practises all too easily popup. It would be good to provide a better framework for those starting out.