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3 weeks, 4 days ago.

How many questions are unanswered on Mbed and would be a good idea to delete them?

As the title suggests, there must be thousands of unanswered questions, I keep hitting them all the time.

What is the general opinion with everyone if these were auto deleted after say 90 days ? also remove the backlog dating back to 2010 ?

Bear in mind they can always be asked again.

I'm sure everyone would agree an unanswered question after a period of time may never get answered and in many case they become obsolete.

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3 weeks, 1 day ago.

There are real pathways to the mbed development team here. We moderate questions/forums/wikis/teams, delete thousands of SPAM posts/comments every month, and actively answer questions where we can. With that said, we also see that other members of this community do an excellent job of answering questions and we want to encourage this type of participation.

Please note that if you find a functional issue in the Mbed OS, you can always notify the mbed development team by creating an issue in GitHub for the mbed-os repository. You can also see the issues/pull requests that are currently being worked on for the next release.

It would be great to get help with moderation from the community, and this is something that we will discuss internally. We will also discuss the suggestions made here for long-term unanswered questions.

Thank you both for being active/engaged members of the os.mbed.com community.

All the best,

Tres, Team Mbed

You guys can't be wasting your time with this, I'm sure there are plenty of us that can help.

There needs to be alternative process to register on Mbed to help avoid this SPAM. Most of the examples I have seen 'Members' do not have any hardware in their profile. I haven't tried, but is a new member not required to get an email registration link to complete the process? I don't know if this process is or would be effective or not. How about plugging in a board during the registration process to detect a DAPLink, is that feasible?

If I plug in a random board (Nucleo-F767ZI in this case) open the MBED.HTM file in a text editor and I get this:

mbed Platform Website and Authentication Shortcut <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://mbed.org/device/?code=08180221002965183F6DFC3D"/> <title>mbed Website Shortcut</title> </head> <body></body> </html>

There's a nice big number (code=) that could be used I'm thinking :)

posted by Paul Staron 25 Feb 2019

I agree with the idea in the original post. Old unanswered questions are unlikely to be useful for people with a new question and just take space / make clutter. The right date for age? not sure.

Agree as a community its also good to figure out ways for less questions to go unanswered, but separate topic

posted by Brad S 27 Feb 2019
3 weeks, 4 days ago.

If the mbed guys would empower some helpers to moderate/assist then this could be cleared up. I find it frustrating as well as there are no *real* pathways to the mbed development team via this website.

Drop a line to support@mbed.com they would probably appreciate some help here Bill, they simply do not have time to police this and tbh they shouldn't their time is more valuable.

posted by Paul Staron 23 Feb 2019

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