January 29, 2008 2:58 PM
I also welcome you onboard.
Technically, this is your first "thread". An "article" is a different animal, and we have those, too. Perhaps you submitted this as an article, but it got converted to a thread by the admins.
If you haven't already done so, you can find a lot of information about what other people have discovered by doing searches for specific keywords.
For instance, if you wanted to know about what WowWee calls the "interaction" behaviors, you could search on "interaction" as a keyword and get a list of all the threads and articles that mention that.
The more specific your keyword search, the more specific the resulting list will be.
One nice thing about the result lists from searches is that you can choose to order the list by Relevance, Date, Score, or Last Post.
Score sorting can help bubble well scored threads to the top of the list. A thread's score is calculated from a complex function of who started it, who commented on it, how many people read it, and which direction the wind blows on alternate Tuesdays.
There's lots of good information out there. It makes a great leaping off point for revisiting old discussions or discovering new information.
ScottE -- collecting and building robots for 40 years - details in profile