have you not asked who closed it for more information?
Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam - Monty Python Spam Sketch
Apologies if there was any confusion or it seemed abrupt in any way. Each "Closed" message is accompanied by an offer to go back to your article and update it and comes from the submit address where you can respond for clarification or suggestions (that might be a bit unclear, we'll reconsider).
If this is regarding the article I believe it is, I'd be happy to work with you on getting it published. It may be more suited to a Tips & Tricks post, but we also have CodeProject Mentors who are lovely, wise, experienced authors who are willing to help get articles published if you're interested.
Does this mean it's ok to have a small notice @ the bottom of my article?
How about something even simpler? Why not, in your bio (which appears at the end of your articles) just include something tasteful like "I hope you enjoy my code. It's yours to use for free, but if you do wish to say thank you then a donation [link] is always appreciated."
You need to increase your rep. Post a few more articles, get a few more downloads and up-votes and you'll be good to go. 1000 points gets you live links in your bio (and I've just added a note to this on the rep listing page that will be visible in a day or two)
but I have reported two comments as they state things such as my article contains "no visible code"
There is no local version of the download. As we've said previously, having a local copy is important - even if it's an older version. Links to external sites break, or are blocked, or developers just move on, and so having only an external link means articles get orphaned from their code and become unusable.
I'd say no, and I've raised this with the author. He's a hostile little tick, and it's taking me all my efforts not to remove that part of the article, or remove his article altogether (yes, I can do that). I'll flag this with Chris or Sean, as I think they are so snowed that they've missed this thread.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington