What about void as default + not being able to end the registration without a valid entry?
It could end with people lying, but once you must search one... why don't search the correct one?
I think that would drop the number of "plz", "urgentz" and "fully wrong spelling" USA-Members
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 helpfull answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Because the value returned is not always accurate - it depends on the ISP who allocates the IP address. Most geolocation from IP services will return a country, but (certainly in my case) if can be hundreds of miles out - it depends on which IP addresses were available when my router connected to the ISP which one of their pool I get. I am in Wales, but I have had geolocations for Germany, France, or -worse- England...
And of course, if a proxy is used, then it could be anywhere!
BTW: I just checked, and no location is available for me today - but the consensus is I might be in Amsterdam. Oops!
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
Because they assume that anyone who cannot be bothered selecting a country must assume that it is obvious where they are, because they cannot conceive of any other country, so therefore are most likely American.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Often, when commenting on Q&A posts, we ask the poster to edit their question and add more information. However, there is no "Edit" button on the page, and I suspect many people do not understand what "Improve question" means. Could it be changed from "Improve" to "Edit", which may be clearer for those for whom English is not their first language?
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
The wording was chosen deliberately. It's not meant to be clicked jsut to edit, it's meant to be used to Improve. It's an invitation to make it better. Those that don't understand the term "improve" are best not clicking the button. Those that posted a question and are looking for the button to allow them to update their question and who don't understand the term "improve" are, unfortunately, left in the lurch.
However, the value of the message to the vast majority who understand the term outweighs the minority of users THAT are inconvenienced.
Good idea. Because there is enough space on the line, "Edit / Improve" may be also used.
And it should be also used with solutions. Just yesterday another user 'improved' one of my solutions by adding text without any indications what he has added so that it seemed that I have written the complete text.
That happens sometimes when the CP server load is high. The servers simply cannot cope with the demand. If you see that again, just wait a while and then check again.
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.
To site adm: The message basil3000 has posted a new comment at "[Article]: An MFC Chart Control with Enhanced User Interface":
>>Nothing seems to be able to open the demo source code zip. Can you upload it again?
I have received a notification in my email, but the message is not posted as a message to my article. So I cannot answet it as usual authors of CodeProject articles do.
If the comment isn't there, then it suggests that the user deleted the message. It could well be that he's been able to open the file now and has decided to get rid of the post because it doesn't apply.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
Code Project Article:-
"COM IDs & Registry keys in a nutshell" by Joao C Morais.
It opens in my browser, but the moment I hit the scroll bar, the screen clears, and displays 'false' in the LH-Top Corner.
I don't realy want to start a thread about this, I just want to report something that does not work. (AND I would like to be able to read the article)
I use IE8 on WinXP-SP3. I have no fancy drivers, audio rigs, games, etc. I have a booring machine that runs DevStudio 97, OpenOffice, Adobe Software for videoclips and Acrobate, and that's about it!
I now get this effect with each and every article, that is 'false' in the LH-Top Corner, as soon as I hit the Scroll bar.(but it does not happen with the forums).Is this a setting in my browser, or a bug in the CP site. (It does also not happen with other sites, such as Source Forge).
As it now stands, CP Articles are for now effectively 'Off Limit' for me, until this is resolved.
Please let me know what you think...
I have been interacting with 2 Q&A posts in the last few days, which have been deleted by the originators after a few interchanges. This was apparently to hide their own replies, or avoid having some other CP member point out where they could find the information they need. In both cases they sent me a response comment and then immediately deleted the entire thread. This means that history is lost, along with what could be useful information within some of the answers. Since we cannot do this in the other forums should it not be disabled in Q&A?
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
I interpret what you said, above, as advocacy for making questions on QA have a "never-delete" status, when someone has responded to the OP with a "significant" response that includes valuable information: if that's correct, I agree: those posts should not deleted. Whether you define both comments, and answers, as, possibly, "significant," I am not sure.
I do know I have seen some comments on QA questions that contained very useful content for me !
The "structural" problem I see is: if the question is trivial, its title indicative of its lack of substance or confusion, or the question's content is absurdly weird, then the "valuable response" will, probably, get "lost in the ozone," even if the question "sticks." And, then, you have the issue of: what if a lot of other high-rep people don't think the question, and its comments/answers, don't deserve to "stick" ?
A forum for Asian expats I participate in has a fixed rule that once any reply has been given to a post by another member, the OP cannot delete the question, but, I am not saying I think that's best for CP.
What I really enjoy seeing on QA is the degree to which many responders can use their vast experience to respond to what the user really means to ask, but what they were incapable of asking articulately. imho, people like you, and OriginalGriff, and many others, are masters of knowing the question that really needs to be answered.
In addition to the OP behavior you describe, your point here also brings to mind, for me, whether I (or others), as would-be-helper, should ever delete an OP (given we have the rep level to delete questions).
It does "gall" me if I see a question, followed by multiple responses (as comments) trying to get the OP to clarify, tag, frame, the question, followed by "radio silence" by the OP, or the OP responding to very precise clarifying questions by just restating their original question ("yes, but how do I bind a ... to a ... ?").
Equally "galling" to me, is to see one or more good answers which the OP never marks as an answer.
I have been extremely reluctant to "kill" a QA question (I'm not sure, in fact, if I've ever done this). I've certainly felt like doing this, after I've posted a series of clarifying questions, and gotten the kind of non-response I just described by an OP.
So, how would this work on a practical level ? Should someone with a certain level of rep be able to set an asked question, with what they view as significant response(s), to "never-delete" status.
I have proposed, on this forum, before, that: if an OP doesn't respond to comments asking them, politely, to clarify, tag, frame, etc., their question, within a certain period of time, those with platinum rep should be able to "freeze" the question from being answered until the OP responds to the comment(s).
The sad fact is: if many of the QA questioners simply knew how to use CP search, they'd find their common questions ("how do I make a change to the Text in the TextBox on Form2 available to ... whatever ?") have already been answered many times. imho, that's an intractable problem
And, the question of how to "harvest," and save in a convenient, accessible, well-indexed, way, great technical content that appears on both QA, and, in places like the Lounge, is one that continues to intrigue me: there's no practical solution I can see that would not require massive effort on the part of CP staff which is totally impractical.
My only practical response to this scenario is that I have sent several QA responders who've given what I felt were unusually great answers (and several Lounge posters), my thanks, and a suggestion they post their content in the form of a Tip/Trick, or, even an article.