Ok guys, with all the people waiting on APM2 and all the exciting new alpha and beta releases of APM firmware coming, I think many people are starting to chomp at their bits, a little.
To that end, I've opened up this discussion for all those with complaints. As I've joined the Dev Team, and not at a productive stage yet, I'll monitor this discussion, and relay things to the others on the Dev Team.
These could be both hardware or software, or just general rants and raves!
Hope everyone takes advantage of this! Maybe we'll all learn some things in the process.
Just wanted to add this response from Chris Anderson:
Please just contact email@example.com and inquire about the status of your order. They are not necessarily shipped in order. For example, the unsoldered ones are shipped first, because they're faster to put together. Then soldered with GPS, then soldered without GPS (or maybe those two in reverse order, I can't remember). There are approximately 50 going out each day and the team tells me that the backlog should be over by Mon/Tues of next week.
I agree, please use this discussion for Rants and Raves. Order issues should be directed to 3DR directly. I think you will get better response there.
Search definitely needs improving... everytime I need to search this site I use google with "site:.diydrones.com "
Well, google's got billions of dollars of capital. Chris has children to feed. ;-)
That's why I'm pointing out something that needs to be improved... Chris doesn't have all the money google have to spend on QA, and also providing a workaround while it's not improved.
Implementing a simple search that works on a small database is a lot easier than an autopilot by many orders of magnitude. If diydrones needs help with that, let me know because I can help.
Well, I think Chris must have done something already. Since everything posted on this forum seems to go almost immediately into Google search engine.
For example I opened this discussion in the morning, and look what comes up when I search for "DiYDrones rants and raves":
That's because google was fast to index diydrones.com... you just need to have a site that is relevant enough for it to be quickly indexed... no need to change anything.
I have never seen it so fast for any other sites I've been on though.
We've got very high pagerank ;-)
Yeah, I find the "threading" confusing to. Especially, when a e-mail notification comes in and the reply was under my comment, but I have to hunt around to find it. And I never use @ and # here since it's not parsed, so there's no point.
Yeah... I just use @ because everybody is, and it's an easy way to clarify who you're talking too. It's most useful in Blog post replies since there is no actual reply indenting. I've never in my life used Twitter, so it's not that all. It's just handy in this case.
Hey Gareth, tell me more about this "over unity" power generation.