I attempted to do this while editing this[^] question. It's funny, I clicked like a crazy person on that Submit button, but only two of the clicks resulted in points, yet it says "v16" next to the edit information...
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
Given that it might be possible to exclude web crawlers and search bots completely from indexing articles but that we obviously don't want to. Is it possible, while letting them in not to count them towards article view counts.
While I find it difficult although not impossible to believe that 2000 real people might choose to read 'some stuff what I wrote' I don't find it believable that none of them hated it enough to say so. It would be nice to be proved wrong.
Clearly this can't be done retrospectively which might cause some comparability issues but I still think it would be an improvement.
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
Please provide some option where people who are down voting some of the questions can give the reason for that.. so that it will be easy to know that what is wrong in our question..if someone is not providing any reason please don't allow them to down vote..
But at least the people who are serious about this forum and take things seriously they will give proper comments..else it's difficult for beginners to know how to put up the questions or where they went wrong..
The people who are serious will give you comments anyway. If I downvote you because I think your question is poor, I'll tell you. Depending on how well I understood the question, I may even offer pointers on how to improve it.
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.
After checking out a few of your questions that were downvoted, most were questions that you either could have found out with a simple google search, or ones that were unclear and needed more information. In the case of the unclear ones, I agree that it would be nice for someone to indicate that, but in the case of questions that lend themselves to www.lmgtfy.com answers, I can understand why no comments are left.
That's the problem i already mentioned that i don't know whether Admin at Code Project has some thing to verify this or not? See, i down voted his answer with reason. He didn't replied for a long time and when TheUltimateDebugger started taking his side,suddenly i faced this and points i loose by this shows that TheUltimateDebugger doesn't have that level according to Member Reputation System.
I don't have anything to verify this.
Rule of debugging: "If you get a different error message, you're making progress."
Many people ask very banal questions in QA. Instead of removing them totally, I'd suggest to create a section "Training questions for students" and move them there. No answer will be provided. The section could be sub-categorized into "beginners", "intermediate" and "expert" levels. Then all our students who wish to test and practise their current knowledge could get a lot of valuable training material.