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For all the new neat features of the site. I actually find it way more usable, intuitive and involving. The "Questions" block in the home page right after the latest posts is useful - I answered a question today after years I did not since QA section is the subtitle of Doom II and I avoid it like STDs;
The "Follow" button is so indispensable that it's hard to think CP without it - in fact I lost the last Maunder's interview on code parallelization and only saw it yesterday!
Overall the site is better than it used to be, so thanks @chris-maunder!
Why I can't understand is why the basic forum format/layout on CP - which I like in compact/normal mode - is not the norm for forums everywhere. It is so much easier and nicer to use and follow threads on than any other, yet CP is the only place that uses it, AFAIK.
Having said that... I've suggested this layout to a couple of clients, and they seem to prefer the usual flat format you see everywhere. Ugh. People are weird.
I have been using it for a while to keep up with articles from certain authors. We have some really talented and prolific authors and the follow system lets me track whenever they release new articles.
I used to be flooded by completely uninteresting (for me) articles so much that it was months since the last time I looked in the "Articles" division of the home page. The filters resetted randomly, most of them are too coarse, and when filtering QA the filter would stay in memory and apply to the articles.
Other than that there are authors - some authors regularly publish about things I'm interested to: internals, assembler, math, algorithms. Having them mixed together with all the bloat of TheNewFramework(tm) meant that I almost always lost their new content. Now CP home page is actually meaningful to me, a real center of navigation for the whole site.
Thanks for the feedback. @matthew-dennis did most of the heavy lifting on this one. We should write up the system one of these days. Maybe when it's finished
So if I invite Matthew out for a beer instead of you, will he turn up? Last past your schmiddy of shandy limit and maybe make it into double figures with me?
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
a) what the actual intention was
b) what the problem is
c) what has been attempted (if, indeed, anything has)
And it does that annoying thing of have the title as the text.
The only thing that's remotely in its favour is that it starts with the word "please."
It is, however you look at it, a very poor question. I don't often downvote, but this one really had me thinking "Oh! Do come on! At least make a bit of an effort before you waste the time of people who are prepared to answer questions for you!"
Whereas I agree with you that it is indeed a poorly formulated question, I can't help but feel that the OP may not be very good at English.
That's quite a dilemma: CP is an English speaking site, and a lot of members expect other members to have a perfect command of the English language. On the other hand, there are plenty of developers than don't have English as a native tongue, but still experience problems they need help with.
Surely, it's not fair to be rude to members for not being able to speak perfect English, but on the other hand, it does limit the help we can give them.
BTW: I noticed that apparently it is no longer possible to see who posted the question... That seems odd to me. Would anybody care to explain why?
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I have been a member here for a long time, and it makes me chuckle when members bring Q&A bullshit to the Lounge, usually for the public embarrassment of the Q&A-OP, however it is packaged. This post is nothing more than that, IMHO.
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