Was told to mention this here I did a Yahoo search (by mistake I was aiming for Google) and the following link came up http://codeproject.eu/[^]
Which I am pretty sure infringes on something hereabouts.
It's part of a bug fix from a couple of days ago: Previously you couldn't mark messages as spam if the forum didn't allow downvoting. Marking a message as spam automatically adds a downvote (and hence was blocked). Fixed, and so the joy is now spreading.
the sample Console application given in the API Documentation doesn't work? It was returning a 504: "Unknown Host" response with the baseUri http://testapi.codeproject.com/. So I tried changing it to http://api.codeproject.com/. And now it's giving a 404 response with the following trace:
[HttpException]: The controller for path '/Token' was not found or does not implement IController.
at System.Web.Mvc.DefaultControllerFactory.GetControllerInstance(RequestContext requestContext, Type controllerType)
at System.Web.Mvc.DefaultControllerFactory.CreateController(RequestContext requestContext, String controllerName)
at System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.ProcessRequestInit(HttpContextBase httpContext, IController& controller, IControllerFactory& factory)
at System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.BeginProcessRequest(HttpContextBase httpContext, AsyncCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)
This error page might contain sensitive information because ASP.NET is configured to show verbose error messages using <customErrors mode="Off"/>. Consider using <customErrors mode="On"/> or <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly"/> in production environments
Also, an https:// doesn't seem to be helping. Any suggestions?
PS: Also on related note, are we planning on having a separate forum for the API specific questions/discussions?
Whether I think I can, or think I can't, I am always bloody right!
Has there been any consideration given to removing the rel=nofollow from a users biography on articles as a reward for giving to the community? This is even alluded to as strategy by Google at Use rel="nofollow" for specific links[^].
If you want to recognize and reward trustworthy contributors, you could decide to automatically or manually remove the nofollow attribute on links posted by members or users who have consistently made high-quality contributions over time.
I would expect this would be limited to certain conditions to prevent spamming, a couple of obvious ones to me would be:
Specific articles where views >=50k and rating >=4
All articles for a user where the user has a certain reputation say gold or platinum
My personal preference if this were to go ahead would be specific articles over a certain threshold this ensures that the reward is given to articles that haven proven to be useful to the community at large.
Note: the text of the OP's question is appended below, since I assume his post will disappear soon.
The question at: [^] was closed rather quickly by two CP members:
"Closed because This post is not a question, or has not been phrased in a way that allows a reasonable answer to be provided. Reported by Wes Aday, Rohan Leuva on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:13pm."
imho it's a valid QA question with quite a bit more detail, and quality, than most of the QA questions. The fact that SAK himselves edited the question suggests to me it has some value as a question, given his propensity to apply "the kiss of death" in QA liberally
So happens, I have a useful piece of code I developed a long time ago that I'd be happy to share with the OP.
Does a mere mortal, like myself, have the power to re-open the question ?
OP's question (as edited by SAK):
I have an application that needs to scan folders and if the folder is empty it should return the name of the folder.This how my folders are been structure
1. You have the Main Folder "Folder 1"
2. Inside the Main Folder "Folder 1" they is a Sub Folder - "Folder 2"
3. Inside Sub Folder "Folder 2" they is "Multiple Sub Folder" namely
a. "Folder 001"
b. "Folder 002"
c. "Folder 003"
4. inside each "Multiple Sub Folder" they are other Folders with the same name e.g
i. "Sub-Sub Folder 1"
ii. "Sub-Sub Folder 2"
iii. Sub-Sub Folder 3"
In the system i need to just select the Sub Folder - "Folder 2" and the system needs to scan "Multiple Sub Folders" and "Sub-Sub Folder 2" and if the "Sub-Sub Folder 2" is empty the it should return the name of the "Multiple Sub Folder" e.g "Folder 001","Folder 002"
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I have to agree with the closing of that question since it's not a question: it's a description of a task and not a specific question regarding an issue someone is "stuck" on. If the person had said "where can I get some help designing this" or "Is this approach sensible?" or best of all "I've got to [insert point] but this bit of code [insert snippet] doesn't work and so I'm unable to get to the next step. Help"
I have to agree with Bill here - there do seem to be a couple of over-zealous "this isn't a question" voters these days.
I'd say that's a genuine question, that he wants help with, and while not perfect the subject gives enough to at least start discussions to find out exactly what help the OP needs. But with his question closed, nobody can do that.
And as you say: "Let's work to help developers, not make them feel stupid." And having your question removed before it's answered isn't helping them.
Yes, we get "do my homework", yes we get a code dump without any clues (but even then, the sensible thing is to ask what the problem is), and yes there are questions which aren't. But some people don't seem to look at anything past the body and if they can't answer it immediately it's "Not a question" and it closes. Even if there is a discussion going on in the comments to establish what the problem is.
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