Check Out the New and Improved Arduino Forum

Check Out the New and Improved Arduino Forum

The team at Arduino works hard every day to make complex cutting-edge technology – like electronics, programming, IoT, and even robotics – easier and more fun for kids and adults. But there are always ways to improve the Arduino experience. The latest breakthrough is the new and improved Arduino forum.

 

The Launch of the New Arduino Forum

After closing for an entire day on April 12, 2021, the forum is now back in full throttle with an impressive promise: that serving the needs of its users will be even more fun, practical, mobile-friendly, and dynamic.

Built on Discourse, the new Arduino forum promises to be robust not only for the time being but also for the long run. This is because it is built within an open-source community, which means that whenever new improvements or modifications are necessary, anyone can contribute to the process.

That’s the beauty of the new Arduino forum – everyone can have a say as to how the system should evolve.

The recent upgrade was implemented with the acknowledgment that the Arduino platform is getting bigger and needs more speed. It now hosts more than 1 million users who are responsible for more than 5 million existing posts. It is the reason why it is now one of the largest forums in the world that runs on the Discourse platform.

 

Three Major Improvements from the New Arduino Forum Vilros

Here are just three of the many significant ways the new Arduino forum makes community engagement better and easier:

1) Conversations Are Handled More Efficiently

Any messages you want to send to your fellow users will be saved automatically as drafts as you type them. In cases where conversations become very lengthy, they will be loaded dynamically as you scroll down or type more messages. The new forum’s AI will even summarize them for you!

2) Reacting and Reporting Can Be Done Interactively

If you have something to report or if there is a post that you want to react to, there are accessible buttons that you can click. For instance, if there is a post you dislike, you can “flag” it so that it gets reported to the moderator instantly. Likewise, if there is a post you especially appreciate, you can “like” it just as you would on social media.

3) Tools to Fight the Spammers

To encourage a vibrant online community, the new forum now implements trust levels and additional tools that will discourage spamming and promote good behavior. This makes the forum safer and creates a better online atmosphere for all of us who do want to play nice with others.

 

Check out the New Arduino Forum Today – And Let Us Know What You Think!

The new Arduino forum now functions even more like a social media platform. Browsing through the new forum, there are visuals you can’t miss that are reminiscent of the most popular social media sites. For example, you can choose your avatar, utilize emoticons, indicate your likes or dislikes with user-friendly icons.

Now, if you loved the old Arduino forum, don’t worry – the older features are still noticeably there, just with upgrades.

For instance, posts are still sorted according to recency. The latest ones appear on top, but now they’re are shown with links expanded in the previews, making for a more media-rich experience. You’ll also now see notifications shown when someone replies to one of your posts or mentions you.

So, check out the new Arduino forum today, and be sure to let us know what you think of the experience.

And then, don’t forget to come back here to our Vilros blog for more news and updates on your favorite brands like Arduino and Raspberry Pi!