The category Article Extension would imply to the reader that the post is relative to an Article authored by the same person who posts the extension (after all, anyone can post a tip/trick relative to any article or subject).
These Article Extensions would aggregate value to the original Article, without making it boring and massive.
Also, it'd be interesting if these Article Extensions could be listed (as links), automatically, at the end of the Article, in an appropriate place.
There are many good reasons for requiring registration to download the files. You're getting free access to the combined talents of some of the finest (and some of the not-so-finest) minds in the computer industry. Why is it wrong to expect you to register?
You aren't "forced" to do it. Nobody was standing behind you with a baseball bat making suggestive noises!
You are asked to do it, because it is a condition of the site: you can browse all of the articles, tips, questions, and forums all you want without registering. But to download files, or ask a question, or contribute to the site it asks for a small amount of information, which it promises not to use for nasty purposes. And the only "real" info it asks for is your email address, so we can talk to you if we need to.
Compare that to Facebook - where your searches are restricted unless you log in.
Or some technical sites where you have to log in to view the damn answers!
Or many shops, where you can't even find out the delivery charge without passing over your credit card details!
I think you are being a little over-sensitive...
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I have seen questions like below from people like you in past.
0) Excuse me, I have download source code from this site but I forgot about that game article
1) I found a nice AI article but don't know where's that
Once you registered with any site, you have options like bookmarks, activity history, etc., to track things easily. And this is a techy website so no worries about evil things.
Following are not mandatory but still ....
2) You don't want to appreciate the writers & experts who spends their valuable time here?
3) You don't want to write & post your own article here?
I understand your point. If I was not familiar with CodeProject I would be annoyed as well.
CodeProject is a community of developers and offers an infinite amount of free advice from very experienced developers. The content is worth a great deal. When you understand it from that point of view then asking someone to register is not hard to understand.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.
Hello there. Today I could not find an appropriate forum for posting question regarding ffmpeg usage. I think a new forum named OpenSource Products or similar could be added for discussion on open source tools and libraries. Thanks for your thoughts.
This world is going to explode due to international politics, SOON.