I suspect one of the other editors got there before I did because there was some highly skilled CodeProject formatting going on in there. So I will gesture with my hands to the right, and let the responsible party take a bow:
I just uploaded a new edition of an article (Secret Key Encryption Demo). Is not intended to be a new article (namely, a total or partial new explanation), but merely an addition of code.
I have never tried to edit an article here, so I don't know if what I did was alright.
First of all, sorry about taking your time, I got confused about the edition.
Right now, I'm working in an article about the same topic and I hope to finish it tomorrow or past tomorrow (I need some time to check my English with a friend of mine). To be fair with the original autor, I would like to edit all the article and combine both solutions, overwriting my initial post. What should I do? Should I mark the article as "Work in progress: don't publish" and then edit it?
Thanks very much for your inquiry. The newsletters look to an article's rating when deciding whether or not to include an article in the pool. Unfortunately your article did not have a high enough rating / enough votes.
Thank's for your answer! You are surely right with the "Most popular new articles" section, but
I refer to the "New articles added" section.
How can an article be rated, if "nobody" knows that there is a new article out there
Sorry, but I can not follow your explanation about the necessary ratings for an article in the "New articles added" section:
This morning I read the newsletter and opened a very nice article within this section (Silverlight MVVM ...) - The article isn't rated at all (0 votes) and has a lot less views, downloads and bookmarks than mine...
This is my debut on article writing on CP. I have sketched out a small one describing the usage and the points to keep in mind the usage of @font-face of CSS3, titled "Using custom fonts in your webpage by leveraging modern CSS3".
My question is, is this an article or a tip? And how should it be tagged?
you appear to have posted it only 3 hours ago as I view this, I'm in GMT+10. It is the weekend, for most of the world, CP doesnt have full time staff around the clock, looking to approve (or not) articles.
SO most people, will be out getting a life
Since you asked about your article, I went and had a look - there's some minor formatting flaws, but, what sh*ts me, the font you used is atrocious.. so maybe you'd prefer I didnt go back and post a comment after all, and wait patiently for others to view it
In such case, maybe my question will be silly, but... how can I wrote a message to the author. I clicked in his account but didn't see there nothing like: "mail to author, contact, etc." Does this site provide such possibility?
Having a real difficulty getting my code sample pasted into my article. Using Google Chrome browser as editor. Have done this before and it worked.
I paste the code as expected from notepad -- plain text. The trouble occurs when I choose the "formatted" option to format the selection as code.
I'm editing this message to let you know, I am running on Windows 7. I don't know what that apple-tab-span thing is.
It ends up giving me this (below) (from preview mode): (please help) thanks
private void GetWebSource()
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>string strUri = urlComboBox.Text;
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span><spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>if (strUri.Length == 0)
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>// Call helper method to insure that the URL is valid -- check it starts with http:// or https://
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>strUri = CheckForUrlPrefix(strUri);
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span><spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>urlComboBox.Text = strUri;
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span><spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>bool isAdded = visitedUrls.TryAdd(strUri.ToUpper(),strUri);
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>// If the url hasn't already been added to the drop list navigation add it so user can select it again later
<spanclass="Apple-tab-span"style="white-space: pre;"></span>if (isAdded)
Ok. Quick update. I tried various ways to get it to work and multiple tries at copy / paste. I was finally successful only because I was able to paste into the sample code area that the default article template gives you. I believe this is still a valid problem though.
When it's working on IE11/Win8.1, I get the HTML formatting that you mentioned above, and while that's a little annoying (because it's hard to find stuff when going into HTML view), I can live with that.
But to me, the "copy/paste doesn't work" line actually means that sometimes (read: very frequently) when I copy/paste into WYSIWYG/design view, the paste action crashes IE and on restarting IE, I have lost all of my edits since the last save. That made using design-view impossible, and HTML view just doesn't fly for a long article. This is why I decided to write my article in Expression Web and then send CP the file when it was done.
Not sure if this belongs here or in the Site Bugs forum... ?
Recently I have posed an article but its status is showing as closed. Feedback I received is quality is poor. Can admins please send me the detailed feedback so that I can keep in mind while writing the next article as this was my first time writing an article.
Be a good professional who shares programming secrets with others.
I have re-opened your tip and I can see you got some helpful tips. The user is correct, primarily you are sharing a link, which is not quite the design we had in mind for Tips and Tricks. We appreciate you trying to help out the development community (it's what we're all about) but in this case it might be best to re-think your idea and start fresh. I will send you some great articles to get you started on writing for CodeProject.
I have a couple of articles on GPU programming on Code Project. I have an idea for a third, but it may be too electronics oriented in scope. It may also be too manufacturer specific.
It includes a C# programming example for controlling and collecting data form a homemade random noise generator. But it relies on a preliminary circuit that is provided. It is also specific to a particular data acquisition board.
If the article starts getting a little long winded, or you find you're trying to cover two topics in one article then by all means split it up, but otherwise I see no reason not to have a single article.
Who are these reviewers and how someone are qualify to review an article or post, with out handson or expertise in specific technology?
I have been puzzeled by the review comments like
"The artlice has 'steps' mentioned , so it should be a blog !"
"This is not enough for an article !"
How some one can decide with out knowing what is been addressed and the depth of content with out knowing the technology used in the post.
I dont know where to raise this concern, so raising this as a question.
As someone who has written a few articles I may have some perspective on this. Effectively, what you have, in the post I just reviewed, is a little over a page and a half worth of material - that's commonly accepted here on CP to be too short for an article. As soon as content has no code, but is a series of points, it becomes natural for people to think of it as a blog entry - that's typically where we see this type of entry.
When we are reviewing articles, we don't necessarily judge the technical content - although that does play part in it. We also judge whether it meets the standards of an article. If not, we tell you. This is an attempt to keep the quality of articles high - blogs go through exactly the same review process.
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.