I dont think there is a swear filter that could handle the mighty MM
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I dont think there is a swear filter that could handle the mighty MM
I think Chris should at least give this a try. It could be the monthly competition with a huge prizeand recognistion if anyone could filter everything and anything I threw at it.
"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
So my iAAAOTD post in the Lounge got some negative votes. No problem! However, I see 4 votes and only 3 in my reputation page (-16, -2, 24). Since 24 is higher than the two combined, I'm expecting a vote greater than 3. Since it is a 2.89, I'm assuming it's another -16. How come I can't see it even after I refresh a few times?
I checked the question by "Improve question" link and found that URLs are correctly posted like
<ahref="s8.postimage.org/owm0hsej9/Qbank.jpg">Input Pdf file</a><ahref="s13.postimage.org/4toy70lqf/Resulting_String.jpg">resulting string in Window</a>
But in the question when I hover on these links, I can see that it is appending the question URL (http://www.codeproject.com/Questions/474627/) before the actual image URL and the links are like below which is wrong...
Please check Revision 2[^] for the issue as it is revised by OP now and links are working... because the new links are started with http:// like Input Pdf file resulting string in Window.
So, the issue is without http://, it is not working. Please fix this... <<edited>>
Hardly a day goes when I do not visit CP. I admire the commitment and passion of the founders.
Just curious to know how things work behind the scenes. What is the data layer like? How many servers? What search engine has been used? How are advertisements picked up? How much of this is custom development?
The site is mainly run by hamsters, and driven by Chris. The hamsters have put some information about the server at the bottom of the "About" page[^]. Above it you have some of the humans assisting Chris in managing the hamsters.
Advertisers are picked up by choosing those who sent the best advertisement gifts.
Hardly anything is custom development, it is all based on Bob's work (it took him seven days to bring the site to life, find Chris and enroll the hamsters).
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Just curious to know how things work behind the scenes
Do you watch the Muppets? If so, think of a scene where all the muppets are running around in a panic waving their arms in the air wailing.
At a technical level, though, it's plain, old-school ASP.NET 4.0 webforms using a totally out of date architecture (we started writing the initial .NET code in 2003). It's all custom dev, we use no ORMs, it's all hand coded, carefully crafted and beautifully polished and totally overdue for being thrown out and rewritten with 20% of the code using modern tools and sensible design patterns, an abstracted datalayer and a more RAD dev environment. I'm not even sure if we'll go to .NET 4.5 at this point.
4 web servers, 1 database server (with live failover) serves all the web content. This is down from 10 servers and 3 database servers a few years ago. We just got sick of managing servers so streamlined.
4 search servers run a custom Lucene.NET install. It can run on 1 server, but we have spare and like redundancy. Mail forwarders are all linux. Advertisements are all served using DART.
The current voting mechanism seems to be confusing for many people. If I understand correctly, 1,2 is downvote, 3 is neutral and 4, 5 is upvote and it is weigted by member level.
However, one of my answer got accepted and user posted "Thanks it worked" kind of message and clicked first start without knowing it means downvoting.
So I have one question: Is there a difference between 1 and 2? And for that matter 4 and 5 ?
If not, one suggestion, can we not just have Up and Down voting button/arrow (like StackOverflow and some other forums? This will definitely reduce the confusion.
Thanks Richard for answer.
Its not about confusion between 1 and 5. Sometimes member, while clicking 1 start are really not aware that they are downvoting and in turn reducing points of the solution provider....Rather they are thinking they are giving 1 mark out of 5 possible mark.
Since the stars are in one line, it gives illusion of grade i.e. 1 out 5 , 5 out of 5.
Hope I am claearing what I am trying to say.
If you see the message from Shams Dar, this is what I meant. Though I understand its common rating mechanism and that people do not read documentation.
But, as I can see there are many cases, where OP has accepted solution and also written comment like "It worked", "Thanks a lot" etc. Still rated the solution at 1 star.
Probably, once your rate, a message below rating which states You Rated this post "Very Bad" or "Very Useful" etc would help everyone understand the repercussation of their action.
Hope this makes sense. If not, we can consider this topic closed. I personnally don't have any issue with the mechanism as such
Today I posted an Article, I added file to include in my article, by mistake I chosen wrong file to upload, and I deleted,again added a new file, but here I didn't get Upload File option again and getting the message "Already added the file (Even I deleted the same file from the uploaded file list)".
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I recently started this article, and edited it over a few days and then published it. As far as I could see it never made it to the Latest Articles bit. Looking at it, it has an "Updated" date set long before the publishing date (even though I updated it just before publishing).
My guess is that when I published, whatever compiles the list of articles for the category looks first at the Created date to see if it's new, rather than the Published date, and if it's not deemed new then then it looks at the Updated date, which is the right idea but doesn't appear to be have been stamped totally correctly if an article's been in draft status for a while.
I do accept it's perfectly possible I'm just coming up with an elaborately creative way to assure myself this is why my article seemed to be tucked away from the word go. If it's purely because it sucks then I'll be quiet and I'm sorry!
In the beginning there was nothing.
Then the lord spoke, and he said, "Let there be light!" and behold!
There was still nothing but you could see it better.
We'll check out what happened. I'm sure it's us, not you
[Edit: it was us, not you. Our editing system allows us more control than you guys get, and one of those controls is to not upset the dates. In this case the dates should have been updated. We're fixing it to reduce foot-shooting situations.]
The name checker was hard to fool, but a ​ managed to do the trick. Sometimes, anyway. Other times it fails for mysterious reasons - I'm not exactly sure under what circumstances it fails to work.
I'll change my name back asap, please don't ban me
Looks like a bug. Need to strip out all non printing characters to prevent this, I guess.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
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