Hello, my name is Michael Sandoval and I am the Global Communities
Manager for Texas Instruments.
Our E2E Community members who have been with us since the beginning will agree that community.ti.com has seen several changes. It is our goal to make
TI's E2E Community a site where engineers such as yourself, feel open to talk
with your fellow peers. Interact, help
out, participate, be yourself! It's OK, we're
all geeks around here too, I included.
If you feel we are not accomplishing this goal, tell us, and we will
make changes or be open when we can not.
Recently, you may have noticed a new feature in the support forums which allows an author to mark a new post as a “question”. Different from a discussion post, this new capability allows E2E community members to pose direct questions to their peers. While the activity of asking questions in the forums is nothing new, this new feature will help you:
How do I "pose" a question?
When you create a new thread, look to make sure that you select
"question" as a post option.
If you feel you have an answer, click on the "suggest an answer"
button, visible when you log into the E2E community.
To see this activity in action, visit this post. http://community.ti.com/forums/t/4124.aspx
Identify status of Questions while browsing.
As you stroll through your favorite
forum topics, you will see new icons similar to the ones in this image.
When you get an answer, please verify and tell others.
Let us pretend that you asked a very difficult question that took
days and several E2E members to solve.
When all was said and done, one member posted the correct answer. Huzzah!
However, I guarantee that you are not the only one with this
problem, and the ability to quickly reference the answer can be helpful to
others. Therefore, if you do get a correct response,
please go the little extra mile by marking the thread as a "verified answer".
I am continually amazed how our E2E members jump into threads and
answer questions from their fellow engineers.
While I am thrilled to see it, I really shouldn't be amazed. It is part of our DNA and written into the Obligation of an Engineer".
"When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given
without reservation for the public good."
While some of us may not be necessarily building bridges here,
however the notion that we are obligated to mentor and help our fellow engineers
to better the profession is powerful.
So I challenge my fellow engineers to get involved in our forums
and pay it forward. Then perhaps you too
may say a phrase I like to mumble around the office here at TI. This is the joy of serious work.
How do I add a post now, or a new thread?!
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