I published an article, and posted also its relative code. Someone said that this code was not readable. I downloaded the .zip file, corrected the wrong files, removed the old file from article, and uploaded the new one.
He says that this file still not readable. It could be because the uploaded files are to be moderated? I saw that in revision page the last revision is published two hours after my publication. But the post where Michael_Davies says is unreadable is wrote after four hours.
You can see that at this discussion.
I see the time wasn’t in my time-zone. Wich one is used? I’d like to know if he download after or before the pulication...
Yes, I changed only two files. The problem was about a not perfect compatibility between VS2012 and VS2010. The first one runs the Team Foundation engine only if marked in .sln file. The second one crashed because in .sln file wasn't marked but there was a reference in .vbproj file.
I opened the solution with VS2010 and saved again. Now all works perfectly. Thank you
I don't know how article moderation exactly works here -- my idea was that someone of you who can, removes the blog from public viewing and informs the author about the reason for that. However, I will now leave a message to the author. Where should I report back if he doesn't respond, if not in this forum?
Moderation is a community activity, so if enough people vote for an article it will get published. I'm not sure if it has changed but blogs tend to get published automatically, so you cannot comment on them until after they are published. And to be honest there are plenty of articles/blogs/tips which really should not see the light of day, but there is not a great deal we can do about that, other than put comments in and downvote them. And the CodeProject staff probably have more than enough to do without trying to proofread everything that gets posted.
I notice that you have been a member here for less than a month, so I would suggest you spend a little more time studying how the site operates. It is quite a democratic place, but that also means that there will always be people who do not follow the generally accepted practices.
And to be honest there are plenty of articles/blogs/tips which really should not see the light of day, but there is not a great deal we can do about that, other than put comments in and downvote them
Actually you can. Report them as "unclear/incomplete", as "extremely poor quality" or as "innacurate/misleading"
If enough people does it, then the light of day will be switched off.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
It will be marked as "Closed". There will be a notice on the article saying who closed it and why, and the content will be hidden except for the people who have the privilege to moderate articles. The author can still improve the article.
The quick red ProgramFOX jumps right over the Lazy<Dog>.
I'm curios as to the opinion of the person in terms of whether an article didnt meet their expectations when they vote 1 for example. I understand voting is a persons opinion as they might vote or not but also would like to find out whether such voting does not necessary deter people away from your article.Anele,
I don't want to up-vote or down-vote any of your articles, I did not find anything interesting, but out of curiosity, I look at the one with the only vote of 1.
If you don't mind, a little advice not related to the content:
If you reference your previous work, include a link to it, don't just say "my previous article". The way article are stored on CodeProject does not allow people to easily sort them by time, and even if was easy, who would want to find it? You need to make "my previous article" the link (this would be the best), or somehow clearly indicate that some link is directly related to these words, instead of carrying it away from them.
There is standard maximum string length for code (some thing like 80 characters, but check it up). You can see if you exceed it when you edit the code in CodeProject submission wizard. If you exceed it, your intended code formatting is screwed up due to word wrapping. I don't say this is the best representation of code in HTML, but this is what it is. After all, you are the one who want your code to be well readable, not only your readers.
Most people don't care, but for me, a fan of good books and good typography, this is a little crime: long dash used to syntactically break a sentence is not '-', it is — (using HTML character entities, can be expressed as —– can also be used, alternatively).
Code project reserves special CSS styles for the downloadable code. Also, it should be on the very top. If you use these styles, everyone can see the standard CodeProject download icon and clearly see where the downloads are. How to use it? Use the code submission wizard and locate the link on the right of the input area, where your uploaded files are. It automatically inserts the file in a proper way. You can edit any of your articles and fix it.
Finally and most importantly, try to explain if first like, why the reader could be interested to read your article. You say nothing. Why it can be considered important, useful or somehow interesting to some? You just say, it demonstrate this and that, I develop this, etc. So what? The reader don't want to read everything developed by some people.
Of course, none of the above deserves the vote of 1 you got. I would vote 1 if some part of article told lie, if it was very illiterate, talking about nothing, and so on. After all, you typical article score is quite good. So, I just don't know what it is. But the basic observations are simple: we are all frustrated if we think that we got unfair down-votes, and some of us start with trying to appeal to such voters, but later on most people just ignore it. I used to get sequences of several down-votes in a row almost daily, which could even be done without reading (judging by the time spans between votes) or down-voted of everything without code, or everything expressing any strong opinion (who knows?) And what? Ignoring it is the only reasonable choice. After all, anonymous votes make certain sense, as a part of freedom of speech. It's useless to solicit for a comment: if the down-vote was not just by mistake, you won't convince that person, face it.
If you want to earn better reputation, you can try to grow real reputation, not reputation score; you can do it through the quality of your posts. It will result in growing up-votes which may overwhelm down-voted. But remember: if you write really important, serious, innovative, (which always means somewhat controversial) content, this would be the best and most interesting content, but, as a result down-votes may only grow; you might even take pride out of it.
P.S.: Sorry everyone for this off-topic content. I posted it as an answer mostly because of my own convenience.
Please consider this post as an attempt to boost reputation points.
And perhaps to examine the sense of humor in some members.