Originally Posted by cabledawg
I didnt try to link.It was the thread asking about controlling a overhead garage door.Not laughed at in this one but no answers either,people spun it off into mailbox automation,and anti-mailbox baseball security and such.never came close to an answer on my question.
I vaguely remember that thread, and think an answer *was* provided. However, without a specific thread or message link, it's difficult to say for sure. I do know that garage door control has been discussed many, many times on the Group, so a search of the message archives will probably return more than enough information.
I cant remember the other posted question,I think it might have been about lighting control with Insteon cross platform integration or about connecting my reef tank controller into system for monitoring,not control,
I'm certain the Insteon question was answered, although as CJO mentioned, it might not have been what you wanted to hear :-)
You can't fault the Group for not providing the answer you expect :-) In regard to the reef tank controller, again as CJO mentioned, you probably didn't provide enough details.
It's also okay to ask more than once - just don't be obnoxious about it. All of the more knowledgeable guys on there do have day jobs, and don't just sit around staring at the PC, waiting for *your* question to pop-up, so they can spend valuable time researching the perfect answer, just for you. Many times a question is missed the first time around, but a second request might get several responses. This has even happened to me, more than once.
The only other question a I have asked on the site was concerning remote powering a server on/off,my idea was to tie onto the server power switch thru a digital output.Not knowing much about Crestron,this received the most laughed at response.
Probably because the answer could be easily determined by reading the CNMSX and PC manuals, or doing just a little research on your own.
I have asked 4 questions on the site and havent received any returned input that wasnt criticism or jokes.I guess being that I stated I was a DIYer didnt help me,I dont fit into the 'click'.
That's definitely not true. DIYer's and professionals are welcome, and one of the moderators is technically a DIYer.
Many times, DIYers don't phrase the questions well (since they don't do it for a living), don't research enough on their own before posting a question (and asking someone else to take time from their own work), or they have a sense of entitlement or arrogance that minimizes the number of responses.