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    Newbies, and Mods

    Hey im starting to use the board now back. Just wanna say to the newbies if they need help feel free to email me or pm me, im more than willing to help you guys out if i can as for im not that much of a pro. But my skills are going there, once u stick to C and mess with it, it gets easier.

    By the way to the moderators how come i cnt put an animated pic as my avatar, while im seeing others such as Salem and Master5 something with avatar gifs??

    Just any comments, so guys need help email me, or post it , ill try to get to them!
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    Its great to have people willing to help but this board is meant for everybody to gain from. If people email/PM you instead of posting you take away the basic principle for these boards, a place where everybody can learn from eachother.

    As I said its great to have people willing to help and the best way you can help is by answering posts.

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    Last edited by robwhit; 10-24-2008 at 04:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakti View Post
    Its great to have people willing to help but this board is meant for everybody to gain from. If people email/PM you instead of posting you take away the basic principle for these boards, a place where everybody can learn from eachother.

    As I said its great to have people willing to help and the best way you can help is by answering posts.

    Yep i know, ill be posting on the boards too, no problem, just in case anyone needs extra help thats all, and so to get off time of boredom, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by robwhit View Post
    Aww mein, my gif pic was at the required standard size, damn anyway, guess like Elysia siad some have more rights, and some are more equal. LMAO have u guys read Animal Farm, hehe
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    > Just wanna say to the newbies if they need help feel free to email me or pm me, im more than willing to help you guys out if i can
    Two points about an open forum
    1. Everyone learns something (whereas you only help one person).
    2. Any mistakes can be corrected (who would detect any mistakes you make - not the noob you posted the answer to).

    If you really want to help, then answer some questions here. And if your answers are wrong, then expect them to be corrected and to learn something in the process.
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    Also, unless you are one of those few people that can stay awake for almost 24/7, you will probably not be available to answer questions at all times. There are usually someone on board here that can answer questions at all hours of the day, since it's a very international forum.

    By asking people to PM you, you are basically saying "I'll answer your question better, and before the rest of the forum" - which I doubt you are actually able to do.

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    Wasn't there an 'ask the expert' thing going on before on cprogramming.com?

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    Why would we encourage private help on a public forum?

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    "Ask an expert" on the main page:
    http://www.cprogramming.com/expert.html

    It's removed "for the time being."
    Dunno what the point of it is, if it's coming back or if it should be removed...
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    Also, unless you are one of those few people that can stay awake for almost 24/7, you will probably not be available to answer questions at all times. There are usually someone on board here that can answer questions at all hours of the day, since it's a very international forum.

    By asking people to PM you, you are basically saying "I'll answer your question better, and before the rest of the forum" - which I doubt you are actually able to do.

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    jee guys no offence, no offence, just offering help u know! period, if ppl wanna pm then they can thats my point, other than that ill be sometimes here on the forum. end of comment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    > Just wanna say to the newbies if they need help feel free to email me or pm me, im more than willing to help you guys out if i can
    Two points about an open forum
    1. Everyone learns something (whereas you only help one person).
    2. Any mistakes can be corrected (who would detect any mistakes you make - not the noob you posted the answer to).

    If you really want to help, then answer some questions here. And if your answers are wrong, then expect them to be corrected and to learn something in the process.

    jee guys no offence, no offence, just offering help u know! period, if ppl wanna pm then they can thats my point, other than that ill be sometimes here on the forum. end of comment!

    By the way Salem, i envy the gif avatar, lol, that needs to be back on the forums
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    Dishing out my "view".

    I have a hard time reading your posts because of the poor English. I don't think PM'ing would be a good idea for this and many other reasons .

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    I think people are just politely pointing out that it would be better for you not to offer such help through PM and instead encourage people to post on the forum, much to everyone's benefit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I think we're done here.
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