Last post Jul 23, 2011 04:32 AM by ignatandrei
Jul 22, 2011 11:39 PM|crouchie2004|LINK
I would like to start a campaign to get everyone who uses these forums and just answers with pointless, timewasting Google links banned from the forums forever.
Campaign: Ban The Google Searchers
Give us your thoughts
Jul 23, 2011 01:45 AM|ignatandrei|LINK
If it is pointless Google links - then ok.
But if not - not. It's not the point to do all the coding again and again.
For example, if someone ask about custom membership, then here it is (for me) the ultimate tutorial:
If a programmer study this, they will have answer to all his questions.
More, if I code to his specific qiuestion I will be doing his work.
Later Edit: I agree with gerry. If the link is pointless , just report the post as "pointless" . Moderators will ban the post and , ultimately , the user.
Jul 23, 2011 01:58 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
i disagree with crouchie2004 ... it depends on the question
it also depends on how relevant the links are ... obviously
crouchie2004, i agree with you that truly timewasting links are inappropriate.
nevertheless, banning from the forums the members that you describe, even briefly, is inappropriate imho.
remember, please, that if a post in some way offends a member, that member can always alert the moderators and make a well formed complaint
Personal note: i will use Google where i'm attempting to guide a fellow in the right direction. also, i'll use pseudo code when i deem it appropriate. imho, if we always give other members a full solution, how can they grow from beginners to professionals?
(rhetorical) ... the more effort that a member puts into helping herself/himself, the more willing i am to take from my personal time to help out that member.
There's another forum i use that often seems to be hostile to members ... forums.asp.net is a friendly place that seems safe and well moderated ... if you crouchie2004 or any other member
are dissatisfied with one member's reply, imho, rather that attempting to get that member banned, you'd be better off to add a more helpful reply.
regards ~~ gerry (lowry)
Jul 23, 2011 02:44 AM|crouchie2004|LINK
In my honest opinion, users should be coders on this forum but it is who can get the most points from posting links that will never help anyone. They should be officially warned then banned the next time they do it for a month. If they do it again get banned
for life from posting. They would soon learn. This was something I brought up a few months ago with the manager of this site & she agrees they are not verty helpful but basically they won't do anything. With that attitude I'd rather use a forum where if I
ask a question someone would code the reply. Being fair, my questions aren't consisting of 100 lines of code but around 10. Another thing that would be good is have the asp.ner for c# and a different forum for asp.net for vb. There is only one man on here
that I know who writes code and that user is '? Decker' (don't remember the first name) but unfortunately all replies are in C#
Jul 23, 2011 04:32 AM|ignatandrei|LINK
I have found that if you have zero replies people look at the post. However, if someone replies it seems many users skip that post. So, if that original question asks for Hello World in VB.NET and you get a Google link of a football game written in Java, explained
in Chinese but has the words Hello World you can be sure someone on this forum will find it and post it.
That first reply to this post is a complete joke.
What post are you talking about? Please give link.
How to change my code above to format the imageurl property for the datalist control in code please not links? That's 1 line of code
Please open a new thread for this question. This thread have another purpose - as first post assumes!