So my iAAAOTD post in the Lounge got some negative votes. No problem! However, I see 4 votes and only 3 in my reputation page (-16, -2, 24). Since 24 is higher than the two combined, I'm expecting a vote greater than 3. Since it is a 2.89, I'm assuming it's another -16. How come I can't see it even after I refresh a few times?
I checked the question by "Improve question" link and found that URLs are correctly posted like
<ahref="s8.postimage.org/owm0hsej9/Qbank.jpg">Input Pdf file</a><ahref="s13.postimage.org/4toy70lqf/Resulting_String.jpg">resulting string in Window</a>
But in the question when I hover on these links, I can see that it is appending the question URL (http://www.codeproject.com/Questions/474627/) before the actual image URL and the links are like below which is wrong...
Please check Revision 2[^] for the issue as it is revised by OP now and links are working... because the new links are started with http:// like Input Pdf file resulting string in Window.
So, the issue is without http://, it is not working. Please fix this... <<edited>>
Hardly a day goes when I do not visit CP. I admire the commitment and passion of the founders.
Just curious to know how things work behind the scenes. What is the data layer like? How many servers? What search engine has been used? How are advertisements picked up? How much of this is custom development?
The site is mainly run by hamsters, and driven by Chris. The hamsters have put some information about the server at the bottom of the "About" page[^]. Above it you have some of the humans assisting Chris in managing the hamsters.
Advertisers are picked up by choosing those who sent the best advertisement gifts.
Hardly anything is custom development, it is all based on Bob's work (it took him seven days to bring the site to life, find Chris and enroll the hamsters).
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Do not feed the troll ! - Common proverb
Just curious to know how things work behind the scenes
Do you watch the Muppets? If so, think of a scene where all the muppets are running around in a panic waving their arms in the air wailing.
At a technical level, though, it's plain, old-school ASP.NET 4.0 webforms using a totally out of date architecture (we started writing the initial .NET code in 2003). It's all custom dev, we use no ORMs, it's all hand coded, carefully crafted and beautifully polished and totally overdue for being thrown out and rewritten with 20% of the code using modern tools and sensible design patterns, an abstracted datalayer and a more RAD dev environment. I'm not even sure if we'll go to .NET 4.5 at this point.
4 web servers, 1 database server (with live failover) serves all the web content. This is down from 10 servers and 3 database servers a few years ago. We just got sick of managing servers so streamlined.
4 search servers run a custom Lucene.NET install. It can run on 1 server, but we have spare and like redundancy. Mail forwarders are all linux. Advertisements are all served using DART.
The current voting mechanism seems to be confusing for many people. If I understand correctly, 1,2 is downvote, 3 is neutral and 4, 5 is upvote and it is weigted by member level.
However, one of my answer got accepted and user posted "Thanks it worked" kind of message and clicked first start without knowing it means downvoting.
So I have one question: Is there a difference between 1 and 2? And for that matter 4 and 5 ?
If not, one suggestion, can we not just have Up and Down voting button/arrow (like StackOverflow and some other forums? This will definitely reduce the confusion.
Thanks Richard for answer.
Its not about confusion between 1 and 5. Sometimes member, while clicking 1 start are really not aware that they are downvoting and in turn reducing points of the solution provider....Rather they are thinking they are giving 1 mark out of 5 possible mark.
Since the stars are in one line, it gives illusion of grade i.e. 1 out 5 , 5 out of 5.
Hope I am claearing what I am trying to say.