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But I can't put a table of links at the top of each article until they all have been approved. Think about it: I don't get a link until after the article has been approved so i can't link to it, which means every time an article is approved i have to go back and edit all of the old ones.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
I create a multi-part article, and break up the narrative into meaningful chunks. As far as the downloadable source goes, I make one zip file, and add it to all of the articles in the set. That way, nothing (as far as the download is concerned) gets lost. I have a few multi-part article sets here.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
They get more ad revenue from targeted ads and revolving ad boxes -- neither of which you can do in print. So it's not got anything to do with "the way of the future" or "better for our readers"; it's the almighty buck.
But that just goes to show how internet ad giants have conned businesses into spending an order of magnitude more on advertising. I still haven't seen any figures from outside google or fb that clearly demonstrate that all this extra spending on advertising provides any increase in ROI whatsoever.
Personally, I think MSDN is making a mistake. They're moving from a market where they're one of the few big players into a market where there are a lot of big players.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!