Thanks - I like that idea. There are some places I'm not sure it will flow right still, but that certainly makes it tidier. I like the idea that they can jump to the fuller definition - very good as it will make it more readable for people who already know about it!
when you click on top articles it pulls up a list of articles that were updated from approx 1 year ago till now. The problem is that there are articles with higher popularity than the ones listed that have been updated since then. Did a policy change on the top ranked articles or a SQL query error?
Thanks for the quick response earlier with my other question.
Do they only get updated once a week or something? Just wondering because my article has recieved several votes this week so I plugged the numbers into an excel spreadsheet. I got 11.51 popularity instead of 11.42 and a rating of 4.87 instead of 4.83. Just got curious as to how often that gets updated and if my math is wrong.
Not a major issue ... I need to be utilizing my time better and working on the project a little more instead of worrying about ratings.
AFAIK these numbers are updated immediately. However you can't duplicate the calculations involved as you don't have all the necessary information: all votes get a weight depending on the reputation color of the voter; I believe it is 8 for platinum, 4 for gold, 2 for silver, 1 for bronze/none.
If you give all votes a weight of 1 you would be off a bit. As your calculations lead you to higher numbers, the consequence is (at least) one of the colored guys has given you less than 5.
Im working on an article and its getting really big, on this article I address more than one subject, and the subjects depend on previous subjects. Instead of posting one big article, Can I split the article in multiple parts?
of course you can, it has been done many times. Here[^] is one example.
There may be some tricky things about it, such as providing a download for each of the parts (you can't expect to have only one download, with the last part); and providing an overall table of contents (more content increases the need for a TOC). And it helps when you know how many parts there's going to be, so you can title them "ZZZ (part X of Y)".
So most of the time I expect it boils down to writing all parts before publishing any of them. But even that is not a must.
I have seen this post up as Editors Choice for more than 8 weeks, not necessarily consecutive. As if someone has decided that it really needs a lot of exposure and keeps placing it.
Aside from the fact that it makes it clear that there is no one responsible for ensuring that interesting and new content is linked on the landing page, the code itself is novelty and not entirely practical.
I used to be proud when one of my posts made it to editor's choice, now not so much.
Articles are picked when an Editor sees an article they really like. There's no schedule, and no quota. An editor might see a string of C# articles and pick 10 in a week, or they may not see a Java article that blows them away for a month. Each category (C++, C#, etc) will display whatever the latest editor's choice article can be found within that given category.
If you're not proud to have your article chosen then I don't know what to say, other than it saddens me.
I hope I am not being petty, but with the number of high quality and useful posts you receive and number of page views the landing page gets I would hope that front page exposure would be kept fresh and interesting.
Dude, I live for the moment I see my name on the front page! That is what brought this issue to my attention. Tag Cloud was up for a few intervals and then I made it for a few days and then Tag Cloud went back up and stayed for over a month. I noticed this. Don't misunderstand me, I am not jealous or complaining about not staying on the front page, just wondering at the seemingly capricious nature of the Editor's Choice.
I haven't done any MFC myself the last ten years, so I can't really comment. I suggest you expand that title to a first paragraph, you know the one that people read to decide whether to read on or not; and then wait for a few people here to react.
I guess the genration of these messages would go away
1. Guessing is rarely enough; I would suggest some more research into exactly what does happen.
2. You still have not explained why your 'solution' would be useful to a developer.
3. If you still feel the article is worthwhile then go ahead and post it; and see what feedback you get from the community.
Personally, I feel the world needs far, far more Enrique Iglesias. Unfortunately the RIA and other copyright holders shun the public use and distribution of their contracted artists' music without the suitable fees being paid.
The article has yet the composing status, I am not sure how long does it take from composing to final or published status.
And there is this one more thing, the article is only visible through my profile, when I am not logged on I can't find the article.
Did you receive feedback on the articles? Did you understand and act upon that feedback? The usual reason articles get deleted is because they are poorly constructed or simply do not contain enough to qualify as articles. If the issue is your ability to write English then ask for help. First and foremost, though, did you read and understand the article writing guidelines? Did you read some of the successful articles to see what it is that is expected of you? Far too many people attempt to publish sub-standard articles without having done any of the above and are, inexplicably, shocked when they don't get published.
Some people will really like the articles you public; others won't. That's why articles can be rated.
My problem is with people who rate an article down, and offer no explantion as to why. Did you get a 1 because there are obvious bugs (to everyone else) in your code? Are you fluffing up something that is irrelevant or already general knowledge? Is your example confusing? Does your explanation wander more than a drunken housefly? Did someone click to your article looking for porn and get annoyed when there wasn't any?
Just rating an article isn't very helpful. If there was some way to connect the act of rating with a comment -- maybe even move the rating into the comments section -- authors could get more feedback that will help them improve with latter articles, or at least direct an author on where the article needs to be rewritten. Thoughts?
Many people now hide behind a vote of 3 since it the lowest vote you can give without a comment. If you feel that a one vote is malicious or undeserved or the comment is plainly dumb then ask for it to be removed.
I published an article which got mostly 5's. Then it got a 4. Fine: why did you vote it down? Then 2 3s without an explanation. WTF? How does that work? If the majority of my peers like it at least be good enough to elucidate the problem, should there really be one.
In reality you just have to grin and bear it: there will always be people that down vote anything just because they can: not worth losing sleep over. It is just an article.
I’m new in Code Project and I’m writing an article to submit. I developed some framework with several modules and I am able to submit the source code of all the modules but one. So, can I submit my framework having one module with its executable file and no source code?
Thanks in advance, migue
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