icecube57 wrote:Again I'm seeing a surge of simple questions being asked on the whole forum in General. Some of them are common sense question. Some are questions that really deserve no response...But we feed the newbs. This forum is repository of info. At my job we were only led so far until our floor support said find it in the knowledge database. I had to make it work lose my job trying.Very basic electronics and common sense goes a long way... Reading simple cues like...Input on the charger... +.....- should tell you where to plug in a PSU. I still find myself going to my manual to figure out how to use my charger. If you are asking questions and are into e bikes in any way period and don't own even the cheapest volt meter you should reconsider where you are at in your e bike walk of life. That should have been tool #1 in you. There are so many people deserving of the Darwin Award its unreal. I'm for the e bike movement but people are pour their hearts out every day asking the same things over and over again. This maybe a pet peeve of me personally but day in and day out I have to play/dumb things down for people on my jobs as a CSR for Comcast. It never ceases to amaze me the lack of basic comprehension some people exhibit. My personality makes me gifted in certain areas but when it comes to passing this information on to others its very difficult. We have gurus on the forum that can speak jargon beyond my understanding. If i want to know what it means i educate myself. Very rare that I ask for something to be spoon fed to me. I still look up old info that is 3-4 years old. Wiring combos and phase combinations. I can read and figure out how to test my own mosfets or know the symptoms of a blown hall or shorted phase. I can find posts on how to check halls and perform input resistor mods. The info is here but people are just lazy. I totally understand second opinions and getting constructive input on your build. That's not what im talking about. Its the blandest most generic questions. My motor doesn't turn. Obviously there was no real minimum troubleshooting effort done.Person probably doesnt own a volt meter. People like this end up being part swappers and keep swapping stuff until something changes indirectly. Then they ask another question and start another thread to continue on with the problem sometimes you have to grasp the overall picture and how things interact on you bike. The easiest well thought out designs in ebike connectivity are great but sometimes basic TS and common sense goes a long way in narrowing the scope of your problem I often find myself copy and pasting previously scripted info just to avoid explaining myself to people again. I know Amberwolf takes the time and uses search and cross post information. Dog man day in and day out explains the facts of ebike life to the virgins out here. We have a wiki would go a long way in explaining some of the basics. I know the search on this forum really does suck but Google does wonders searching through the forum and the net in general. I just find it hard to believe that with the information that's on the forum now that people cant TS, make informed decisions , form their own opinions by reading other users experiences, etc etc. This maybe just venting but I need people to READ PLEASE. Diversify the knowledge in your mind instead of diluting it with the narrow-mindedness of your questions.
I use google search most of the time as well as forum search. Sometimes neither yields what you needleffex wrote:One said google search works better. Sure ill start using it to this site since i sometime not get the information I need.
I keep trying to do what I can...but I don't have the power to actually make the changes (and I'm not sure they're the right ones, even jsut for spam control which is all I'm really good at forum-maintenance-wise); the best i can do at the moment is to sticky specific threads, add keywords to posts/threads, edit titles of threads if they are misspelled to help searches, and promote getting people to add to the wiki, as well as adding stuff myself. (and trying to get better instructions on how to add to the wiki written up; I did some but I'm not sure how useful they are; they're in the wiki help).neptronix wrote:I think we have a bit too much democracy and free association here. This forum needs someone to take the reigns and make decisions and get shit done.
I doubt that. There's lots of others doing it, too. Just to name two off the top of my head, Dogman answers so many questions I wonder how he finds the time, and Miles so often has instant answers and references and links that some of us have had the thought he might actually be an AI search engine. Jeremy Harris and Bigmoose do some serious technical support, you and Dnmun and a host of others keep helping with the troubleshooting threads, etc.neptronix wrote:You've always pulled the majority of the weight here amberwolf.
THAT would be scary, you know. But I often wish I had two or three times the amount of time that I do, especially the last two or three years, which have left me more and more tired and less able to get up and do things, instead of just talking about them, which is often all I manage to do some days after work.I remember you even helping me out as a total dumb newbie.
If there were only two of you
I don't think me having more control would be a good idea...even if I did I trust myself little enough that I would have to make polls and whatnot on just about everything regarding changes...and nothing would get done then, either, probably.I wish you had more control here. I think the thing is that the upper management has always been 95% absent.
Well, if you've got any code that would help fix the search engine and/or indexer in PHPBB, or a replacement, then if we can ever get someone with access to the backend to install it, that would be really helpful.I write PHP and design databases for a living. I have even started a forum in the past. I just got done writing a search engine for a mid size company. A lot of what i focus on in my web development job is information organization and presentation.
Operator error?Tommy L wrote:I use google search most of the time as well as forum search. Sometimes neither yields what you need
"Known to Work Brushless Motor/Controller Wiring Diagrams"
Like trying to find this great thread above.
Not one mention of the word Phase or Hall wires or combinations.
Note that I added those and others as keywords to the first post last night, in size 1 print.TylerDurden wrote:Search method:
Topic is in the first or second page of results.
- ANY instances of "hall", "phase", "combinations"
select: first post of topics only
Excellent first post!aitutaki1 wrote:Hi.
First post to endless-sphere.
Huge thanks to everyone on the forum.
When I discovered forum ~six months ago, as a complete newbie, was a 'kid at Christmas' moment.
I had a specific cycling want: help take the sweat out of daily bike commute. I dove into E-S for info.
My first build was based on Adrian's Commuter Booster system, which is brilliant. (Every friend who rides that bike is an instant convert.)
But, reality is, that system is not precisely, exactly right for a couple of the steeeeep hills on my commute, so naturally I'm researching "next build"... an inevitable side effect of E-S.
Anyway -- the intent of this post: regular posters -- please don't get discouraged re all newbies! You are providing amazing info, and we are drinking from fire hose.
So far, a rough breakdown on my e-biking activity over past 6 months:
-- combing through E-S threads, figuring out what I don't know, trying to dope out answers from existing posts, boning up on electrical, mechanical, physics theory: 60%
-- mentally designing the "perfect next bike" based on info gleaned: 20%
-- drooling over member builds: 10%
-- actually building: 5%
-- actually riding: 4%
-- explaining obsession to significant other: 1%
(Next build... very probably GNG-based motive power, with Nexus 8-spd hub... but who can say for certain till it's done?)
New subforum: The Best of ES!Sancho's Horse wrote:What if gurus could maintain a favorite thread inventory?
I could add:melodious wrote:My problem is the reverse of this thread. I probably read too much of the threads related to my future ideas & builds, and, unfortunately, not enough action to put them to effect.