I previously emailed the webmaster concerning the fact that unless a reader KNEW that I had articles originating from my blog there was no clear way for them to find them.
E.g. the authors article listing defaults to 'proper' articles tab and displayed '0 articles' so there really was no motivation to click on blogs.
Apparently that feedback was heard and thus I was pleased, but it really only goes half way there.
Every where but the 'back room' authors article page shows '0 articles found' and what concerns me more is that google is indexing as such.
e.g. Articles by Sky Sanders (0 articles found) - CodeProject Articles by Sky Sanders (0 articles found) - Free source code and tutorials for Software developers and Architects. www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/MemberArticles.aspx?amid... - Cached - Show more results from www.codeproject.com
If a blog based submission is good enough to be accepted by your moderators and served as content by your site why is it not good enough to be counted as an 'article'?
Should I find another outlet for publishing my content?
The rating (highest number and quality of votes) decides entry into the competition. That's why we try to be as fair as possible by excluding entries that have a lot of votes from the same IP, in a close time frame, voting 5 each time
I have a chunk of code I'm discussing which makes use of the Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit. The project for the toolkit adds some default properties, and I don't care if the reader can ever expand the code for those default properties, but I want to show the collapsed regions so the reader can orient themselves within the code where a new property is being added. Currently, I just show the ellipsis marks, but I'd like to at least show the box and if possible the small, boxed plus sign, if possible. (I tried using a <div class="box">..., which works after a fashion, but deducing that I was not likely the first to ask, I thought I'd check here.
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This Site Is Huge ! It's easy to get frustrated The thing is .. i have a new "just for fun" project coded with vb.net and i wanna post it and get some critics, ideas, and so i want professionals to test it and help me make it better ! So Please give me a link where i can push the "new topic" button without worrying about the topic getting eventually deleted or moved
See the Article submission guidelines[^] for information. I would suggest you also look at some of the more popular articles, those with scores above 4, to get ideas as to how your article should be structured. Make sure you do not just post a load of code snippets with no detail as to what your article is about. If this is your first attempt then I would suggest sending your article via the email link rather than using the submission wizard. This means it will go direct to one of the editors who will help and guide you to get your article published.
It's waiting to be made publicly available, which will be done when a few of the moderators have had time to review it and vote it (up or down). As it is the weekend this may take a few hours. Never fear, it has not been ignored.
I am currently in the process of designing and coding an application for an article to be submitted to Codeproject for publication. What I am wondering is; how do I maintain the copyright to the program and its source code? I am more than willing for other people to use the source code to enhance their own projects or make derivative works; that's why I will be submitting the article to codeproject. What does my program/source code need to contain to prove I own the copyright? Also, do I need to include a license agreement (I was thinking of using the COMMON DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION LICENSE (CDDL) Version 1.0) with the source/program?
Thanks for any assistance. I'm rather new to this publishing lark!
Hi Sean, thanks for the reply. I'm still no clearer though. Neither license stipulates HOW the license is 'added' to the source code and the executable. Is it just a matter of including it as a text file with the source/binary package or should my program be able to display the license on demand say through a button 'View License'? My other point was, how do I ensure that the original source code is attributable and copyrighted to myself? Is it simply a case of adding a notice within the source saying 'This code is copyright to John Doe' Is that enough?
As you can guess, i've never published any programs before. Written many, published none!
But for CPOL, for example, your code itself does not need to be tagged with anything. The bottom of each article is tagged with this line: "This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under _______ "
Once downloaded, the link between code and article isn't obvious anymore, so IMO it makes sense to include something in the source files, maybe a "CPOL applies" sentence with a hyperlink to the CPOL page (assuming that link NEVER will change). I would suggest you suggest people to do that...
BTW: There recently has been a suggestion along these lines: CodeProject might consider automatically adding a file to every ZIP that is uploaded, containing some general information about CP, as well as the link to the article the files belong to; I would not like CP changing all the files inside the ZIP!
Luc Pattyn [Forum Guidelines][Why QA sucks][My Articles] I only read code that is properly formatted, adding PRE tags is the easiest way to obtain that. [The QA section does it automatically now, I hope we soon get it on regular forums as well]
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