How about I give you the official working definition?
What is an Article?
An article is typically either a tutorial that allows someone to learn about a technique or technology, or an explanation and documentation for code that you are uploading. Articles outline the problem you're trying to solve, the techniques you're using, and a simple explanation of how to use your code or techniques.
What is a Tip/Trick?
A tip has the same layout as a regular article but is meant primarily to provide a quick coding solution or tip. Tips and Tricks are not as exhaustive or extensive, nor do they require as much detail as an article to explain a problem and its solution. Articles may be several pages long, but a tip might be only a couple of paragraphs. Tips simply state a problem and a solution.
A tip should aim to solve a problem, and should concisely state a problem and a solution. It may even include a download.
An article should aim to teach the reader about something, be it a technology, a technique, or how to use a piece of code that accompanies the article.
One thing that I always find difficult is moderating Alternative Articles. This[^] seems to be a particular tricky one since the submission is an answer to his claim in this[^] thread being challenged.
Could you please provide a bit of guidance on that particular submission and the Alternative Article type in general?
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
I have serious trouble editing my article <a href="http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/746051/Programming-the-Roma-Widget-Set-Csharp-X-a-zero">Programming the Roma Widget Set (C# X11) - a zero dependency GUI application framework - Part 3: Composite widgets</a>[<a href="http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/746051/Programming-the-Roma-Widget-Set-Csharp-X-a-zero" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>].
If i select 'view' on 'You have a new version in the works. Would you like to view or edit it?', the article overflows the page width - not in general but after the chapter 'XrwBox'.
If i select 'edit' on 'You have a new version in the works. Would you like to view or edit it?', the editor shows the table (New properties) of chapter 'XrwConstraint' but doesn't show any of the tables in subsequent chapters. Moreover the formatting gets completely corrupted (chapter 'XrwPropertyGrid' and subsequent chapters).
I'm not sure, if my tables create the problem or if my tables just make a problem visible. I use this kind of tables for a long time in codeproject articles.
You can 'Revert to last Published Version' of the article without any loss of data, if you need to retrace.
Thank you for your offer (to publish my HTML). At the moment it seems to be a really good attroach to edit the HTML outside the browser and to email you the result.
Simultaneously i'm working on another (yet very small) article: <a href="http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/816853/Writing-a-XAML-dialog-application-for-X">http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/816853/Writing-a-XAML-dialog-application-for-X</a>[<a href="http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/816853/Writing-a-XAML-dialog-application-for-X" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>]
This article neither includes tables nor any formatting that requires to change from WYSIWYG to HTML editor mode. Nevertheless i get the same trouble during PUBLISH.
If i send you the final HTML, i am afraid to be unable to do a final quality assurance of the articles. And because of the size of the articles i feel uncomfortable to ask you for this.
In the meantime my Firefox has updated to version 32.0.3 but the trouble is still present.
==> Can you recomment a browser to use? I tried MS-IE 10, but the WYSIWYG editor is randomly scrolling.
You wrote 'sometimes a server gets temporarily confused'.
==> Is it a good approach to use the browser's BACK button (to go back from the error page to the code procect article's editor page) and to retry PUBLISH?
Because your articles are so long I think it is paramount to make sure you have a local, updated copy. Work on them somewhere offline before posting.
FireFox should be working. Have you tried using Chrome?
Don't worry about sending me large articles. It seems you have a lot of unique formatting which I'm assuming you'd like to keep, so mostly I'd be going over looking for formatting that might cause the editor problems and forcefully pushing the article live.
Few days ago i made a post at Using PIVOT and JOIN together in sql server[^]
In this post i have used some image.PNG. At line editor it looks find, but when the post was been published/previewed the layout is missing the images and text alignment is also misplaced.
Hi All, I have posted this article under Tips category yesterday but its image and download link is broken. All the image and download zip file is there. http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/816581/Create-a-Class-Collection-of-another-Class-Extend
Can you please tell me, step by step, how you are updating the article? Somewhere along the way something is going wrong and if you attempt to update the article that same way again, there will be another problem.
It was a conflict between pending and new updated/edited version. It was my mistake. I just put the new updated version but it's still under pending status. Last update was missing some paragraph from article thats why updated it agian, but its Download code link is still broken. Could you make it work.
If you would be so kind, I would really appreciate some detailed, specific steps on how you are using the article editor, because there may be a bug in the article editor and the problem could be happening to other people.
1. Click update "Update Article" in FireFox 32.0.2
2. In a separate tab, highlight the local updated HTML text, and then paste it into the article editor while the "Source" button is on a non-HTML setting.
Something like this.
In the meantime I have managed to update your tip with the added text.
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