Suppose there's an obligation to leave a comment. What's to stop it being complete gibberish?
The thing about the comment/vote idea is that it fostered a n ethos of revenge downvoting where authors felt that they had been "dissed". To get around this, people created dummy accounts to vote. It was a complete mess. What value does "asddggdgd" bring as a comment? If someone downvotes without leaving a comment, then just ignore it.
But now, it is a stupid permission, anyone can come and vote. I don't know why this is even allowed.
Because it was tested and proved to be a fail.
- There were "khagfasluz" comments
- There were socket puppets to downvote
- There were "1" wars
- There were less downvotes, as people didn't want to do above and you ended with some articles having a high mark even though they were just crap, because author and some "friendlies" had vote up and noone was in the mood to downvote. Which ended with score system being messed up and no possible way to differentiate good articles from crappy articles.
To be honest, I don't always leave a comment if it is more than clear that the article is missing some of the points that are already written on the left side of the article template. If someone doesn't read the instructions there... my comment is going to bring nothing additional.
Everyone of us get downvotes that might seem "unfair". But the system as it is now is IMHO better. If it is an unfair downvote, it will get dropped / ignored when more people vote up the article. If more downvotes come... maybe the first one was not so unfair.
At the end of the day... CP reputation is not going to bring you any price, give you a salary rise, help you get a new job in a good company or things like that.
And on the other hand... I think that one honest "cool idea" / "great job" from some users compensates a million of downvotes and a "thank you, it has helped me" is worthier than 1000 5-votes.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Because you have just posted here I will add a note about your article here rather than in the forum of your article where it would be visible for all times.
You are using some images in your article without giving sources and attribution. While this might be acceptable for free images (while providing source and giving attribution is always better), you are not allowed to use protected images. There is at least one protected image: The bored boy (created by photomak, distributed by shutterstock with ID 85591630). If you have a license for that image, you have to provide source and creator according to the license terms. If not, please remove the image.
I had posted an article and a tip using my account email@example.com. I had submitted each of them for publishing, only once. But out of nowhere an email arrived in my inbox with the description, "Content has been posted that is spam 10 times and is now deactivated." Isn't there enough accountability for the person who deactivates any account, aren't there any checks? I would have updated my article and tip under the supervision of some moderator but closure of my account has frustrated me a lot. I never posted anything more than once. PLEASE. RESTORE. THE. ACCOUNT.
As far as I can tell your account is active. As for your submission, there are two main problems with it:
1. We do not typically allow articles on third party products except for in very specific cases.
2. CodeProject is more about code teaching than it is tool sharing. Even though you are submitting a tip (which is a brief solution to a specific problem) it should be a description of a specific problem, followed by the code that solves it and quick overview of how that code works.
I don't know if I agree with this. I just barely got an account banned. I saw some responses to a discussion on "specific" hosting options with names used. I responded with some reasons and other hosting names and the following day got this spam deactivated message. I'd never made any responses before with my account so I assume it was related. Are you saying with enough downvotes we automatically get our accounts banned?
I agree to not do that again, I'd really appreciate it! Also where can we see these terms? They don't really seem to clear in the TOS. Most websites have an abbreviated version of things that they flag users for.
I looked through the TOS and was unable to identify any terms about giving links to 3rd parties or personal. There were some saying that codeproject is not liable for damage from other sites and that they reserve the right terminate users based on their comments, but it isn't clear codeproject's code of conduct expectations. I wasn't able to see anywhere in the TOS that said we can't publish 3rd party links besides links that are illegal or ones requiring fees.
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can a moderator please help me with getting approve an article of mine. A community member has closed my article with the objection of not enough content while the article covers every aspect of the topic. Here is the link.