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    If you don't mind me sharing my opinion. My experience with this forum-site has been a bit difficult. Obviously helpful and knowledgeable people. Valuable information seems to be here, but it's quite a pain to reach it.

    For someone not familiar with the topic, finding info seems unnecessary difficult.
    It requires sifting through a lot of posts. This can be quite exhausting when you're not even sure what you're looking for in the first place (which happens a lot).

    It gets even worse when one has to watch youtube videos to follow a backup-procedure. This doesn't seem to be the most efficient way to convey technical information. Is there something I'm missing?

    Surely, this must lead to a big waste of time and energy for everybody here (The experts seem to have to repeat themselves a lot to help useless people like me).

    It's a shame, given how good willing and knowledgeable people are here, and also given that you're THE world experts on hacking these things.

    Is there any reason the information (backup procedures, uploading firmware backup to google-drive, flashing procedure, camera descriptions, possible hacks, scripts for windows or for linux) is not centralized in a set of wiki pages? Is there a way we could help?

    This is just my 2 cents.
    If you think it's just me and that this is the best way to do it, you can discard my comment.

    Best of luck.

  • #2
    I do really respect your attention and opinion. Thank you for it!

    To be honest this is my first own internet site ever and I don't have much experience managing anything like that. So, at the beginning I've decided (due to reasonably low pricing) to use a cloud driven forum engine which turned out later to be quite limited in terms of customizing. Probably local wiki pages can be implemented here with the 'Blogs' feature, but I'm not sure exactly how to deal with it.
    Donate here if you want to support my efforts and this site.

    Email me if you have any offers, requests or ideas.


    • #3

      Thank you for your message.

      Let me qualify my statement:
      - I'm total utter-newbie in cam hacks and mods.
      - I've never managed a website/forum/community of that size and importance.
      - I use linux when most people here seems to use windows.
      - I just randomly/blindly bought a cheap/crap actioncam for which even for the most basic things give me headaches

      In other words I'm probably not worth worrying about and I would have totally understand if you discarded my comment.
      If despite that you think there's any way I could help to improve the experience of newbies like me...

      I'm not even sure the forum engine is the problem.
      I suspect that as THE expert, it's difficult for you to imagine how lost a newbie can feel.
      Between the different hardware, the different procedures, the avalanche of scripts for various systems or different firmware sizes, the different firmware stored in seemingly different places, I think the newbie is craving for a 'big picture' description of where is entering.

      I for one don't even know what can be achieved in general in terms of hacks, improvement, control..

      In any case, thank you for your website and your work.
      I hope I'll be able to make good use of it someday.


      • #4
        Hope ya'll don't mind me jumping in late on this even though it's an old topic but I figure it's in the off Topic section which isn't too crowded so hopefully I don't step on any toes. But, I just found this site and as someone who has tried to fiddle with dash cams, cheap Chinese action cameras and am only now finding this site when searching the reported device name of my Insta360 Go 2, all I have to say is I wish I found this forum sooner! I feel like a kid in a candy store albeit I haven't had a full opportunity to look around yet, but came to off-topic to....hmm, why did I come to off-topic? Ah well. I've only been to a few threads here and there and can empathize with dtralara and happened to be experienced with forum moderation and might be able to offer some suggestions or solutions to the non-wiki style archive of information provided. However, I'm not sure how much has changed in the last couple of years since this post was originally made or if nutsey might've picked up a number of things since then and the way the forum is now is much different than the one dtralara spoke of, but if there's an interest, please let me know! Otherwise, Just a breakdown of the forum into topics (sub-channels*) to organize all the threads (topics*), sticky a few posts (*) here and there for the various topic or sub forums, and some volunteer work to help consolidate some of the commonly repeated questions/answers or useful links and it should help present things much more efficiently in no time. But if I'm late to the party then I'll go fetch myself some chips and punch in the mean time xD

        EDIT: sorry for the confusing terms, for vBulletin it's a bit different and I was using php structure terms,
        What I mean is, Making additional channels to separate and organize the sub channels (rather than all sub-channels under one channel), and then sticky particular topics that contain guides, walkthroughs, issue requests, etc.
        Last edited by nucleare; 04-16-2021, 11:54 PM. Reason: Further clarification