View Poll Results: Should the forum boards be updated?

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  • No, it should stay the way it is.

    8 36.36%
  • Yes, the C# board needs to go.

    7 31.82%
  • No, the C# needs to stay, but an ASM board would be good too.

    4 18.18%
  • Yes, the C# board needs to die, and a ASM board needs to be created.

    3 13.64%

C# vs ASM board

This is a discussion on C# vs ASM board within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I know something about the C# board has come up in the past, but... Why do we have a C# ...

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    C# vs ASM board

    I know something about the C# board has come up in the past, but...
    Why do we have a C# board? I don't know C# at all, but I was just reading about it, and it seems to me far from C/C++, and more like Java style.
    And why don't we have an assembly board? I know ASM is nothing like C/C++, but of all of the programmers out there, I'm pretty sure that C programmers are more likely to have to do with ASM than like a Perl or Java programmer. Not to mention, there really aren't any good ASM boards out there, sure, they exist, but with CBoard's hugeness, and type of members here, I think an ASM board would benfit the forums a lot more than the C# currently is. The DOS board went away, there's no reason the C# one couldn't.
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    >Why do we have a C# board?
    IIRC, Dean tricked us somehow. I personally wouldn't shed a tear if the C# forum suddenly vanished. In fact, I believe I was one of those who argued against adding it.

    >And why don't we have an assembly board?
    Probably because this forum focuses on C and C++. While I'm sure many of us are familiar with it, you would find better discussions on a forum that specializes in assembly.
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    I like C# *shrugs*

    I think if you don't like C#, you can choose not to post in it. Though I know there are more supported boards for C# out there, specifically pertaining to different .NET frameworks, but whatev. I though C-board evolved into C and C-based languages more than it is a pure C hotspot. It wouldn't hurt me if it stayed, or if an ASM board was created.
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    >I like C# *shrugs*
    I like C# too, but I still don't think it has a place on cprog. Just because it has "C" in the name doesn't mean we should have a forum for it.

    >I though C-board evolved into C and C-based languages more than it is a pure C hotspot.
    C# is actually based on Java, and Java is based (loosely) on C, so are you arguing in favor of adding a Java forum as well? Or a forum for any language marginally inspired by C?
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    I am no fortune teller but I think an assembly forum would be pretty quiet. Not that this is a reason against having one, mind you, but my point is that when the odd assembly question arises, it seems to fit nicely into the tech forum or the Linux forum, where Salem can find it and teach us all things we didn't know..

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    What does it hurt to include C# on this site? If you don't care about C#, don't click on the C# link.

    As for adding new boards, I'd like a Java board added.
    If C# is on here, why not Java which is also a C-related language?
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    >If C# is on here, why not Java which is also a C-related language?


    That's precisely the issue that comes up every 3 months or so when someone starts a poll like this. A C# board makes just as much sense as a Java board for this site, so it is odd to have one and not the other. I'd like to see the C# board just be an "Other programming languages" board.

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    >What does it hurt to include C# on this site?
    It encourages people to request other frivolous forums for the language they happen to be interested in at that moment.
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    I'd like to see the C# board just be an "Other programming languages" board.
    I agree.

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    Just add all 'em languages on here! xP Meh, I don't really care what languages are on here, as long as it has good members (like it does now) on it xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude View Post
    >What does it hurt to include C# on this site?
    It encourages people to request other frivolous forums for the language they happen to be interested in at that moment.
    But that would happen anyway. You admitted it yourself earlier:

    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude View Post
    >Why do we have a C# board?
    IIRC, Dean tricked us somehow.
    Of course, I'm assuming Dean was interested in c# enough to trick people. I could be wrong, but that would a strange request make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude View Post
    >What does it hurt to include C# on this site?
    It encourages people to request other frivolous forums for the language they happen to be interested in at that moment.
    And again... What difference does it make if we have only C/C++ or 50 different language boards? If you're not interested in the other boards, just don't look at them.
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    Goto google, and search
    "c programming help" - you get this site
    "c++ programming help" - you get this site
    "c# programming help" - this site isn't even in the top 100

    Basically, the only experts in C# we have are those who happened to be here at the moment the c# board was created (which was just the result of some popular vote (I wonder if any of the voters 'for' are even still here)).

    There are so few meaningful questions on the C# board (less than 1 a day) that you figure people must have found it by accident rather than design. If it goes unanswered, then that's -rep for the whole site IMO.

    There are many established boards which specialise in Java and C# (and anything else you care to mention, for the want of looking). Simply creating the boards and hoping a new pool of experts will magically appear, along with lots of questions just isn't going to work.

    The current Tech board could easily accommodate any C# / Java / ASM (or whatever) questions the current membership might have, just to try their luck before finding a board which really specialises in the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    And again... What difference does it make if we have only C/C++ or 50 different language boards? If you're not interested in the other boards, just don't look at them.
    Aside from the fact that it clutters the page, adds a bunch of topics into the "new posts" search, and waters down the focus of the site?

    The fact is that there are better places to go for other languages. The the amount of other language questions we get the Tech board does a good job.

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