View Poll Results: Who would you like to be the new moderator on the CProgramming.com Message Boards

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  • Prelude

    33 35.87%
  • Novacain

    4 4.35%
  • Fordy

    36 39.13%
  • no-one

    3 3.26%
  • Civix

    2 2.17%
  • Barjor

    1 1.09%
  • Aran Elus

    5 5.43%
  • Hammer

    8 8.70%

Moderator Elections (Voting):

This is a discussion on Moderator Elections (Voting): within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; coding ability doesn't matter. anyone with coding ability (or a lack thereof) can contribute his/her best without being a moderator. ...

  1. #46
    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
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    coding ability doesn't matter. anyone with coding ability (or a lack thereof) can contribute his/her best without being a moderator.

    >First of all, you obsess over minute details like void main(), fflush(stdin), and gets().

    maybe its just me but, i wouldnt call these neccessarily minor...
    and good coding practice starts with the "little things".
    these are minor problems. gets doesn't prevent overrruns. fflush(stdin) is undefined. void main() is not technically correct. goto is the sin of the devil. if the program is
    Code:
    int main() {
      printf("2 + 2 = %d\n",2+3);
      return 0;
    
    }
    then why focus on these imperfections of c at all?

    First of all, you obsess over minute details like void main(), fflush(stdin), and gets().
    eh... i shouldn't have put that into my argument... it's just a pet peeve i have and it has no bearing on prelude's fitness as a moderator.

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    Prelude,

    Perhaps it's time to make up your mind!

    (Without smilie faces.)

    You want this, or you don't.

    Don't change who you are to placate the "old school". Not your style, and, frankly, beneath you.

    -Skipper
    "When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail." Abraham Maslow

  3. #48
    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
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    weird... fordy's ahead now

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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    weird... fordy's ahead now


    That's bit of a jump....I was about 10 or so behind this morning

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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    This evening I was told by the Webmaster that the level of votes cast in my favor has been tampered with by a member of this site. This person has created numerous fake profiles and used the vote with each of these accounts to cast votes for me (I was told maybe as many as 20 false votes were placed).

    I feel that this has now spoiled the vote entirely, and put everyone other candidate in an unfair position. Due to this, I personally feel I have no alternative but to totally withdraw from this election. This is my decision alone and I have not been coerced into it in any way shape or form.

    I wish to state that I had no knowledge before this evening that there was any kind of foul play, and I would not wish to benefit in any way from that kind of behavior. Iím very unhappy that this has taken place and all I can feel is bitterness towards the perpetrator and despondency as to how things have transpired.

    I like this site a great deal and I would have been proud to moderate here, but the one happy thing to come from this is that itís almost certain that the position will go to Prelude who in my opinion is a great choice and will be as much of a asset to the site as a moderator as she is as a teacher/advisor. Well done Prelude, you deserve this.

    Thank you, and good night.

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    >This evening I was told by the Webmaster that the level of
    >votes cast in my favor has been tampered with by a member of this site.
    I would rather have the vote recast instead of you withdrawing. I must admit that I am most disappointed that someone felt the need to ruin the entire poll by voting more than once.

    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    If there's a shame to this, beyond the obvious, it's that only one mod is being elected. Though I voted for Prelude, I sincerely hope that you understand what I'm saying here.

    Though impossible to stop it entirely, my (personal) imperative would be to stop the infantile stupidity that has brought us to this.

    It's not just incumbent upon the moderators of these Boards to oversee what takes place in the posts. That responsiblility falls on all of us who care about an intelligent, and articulate, exchange of ideas and information.

    The General Discussion Board can go in whatever direction it chooses, but the programming Boards should be moderated. Not by one, but by all of us.

    End of "soapbox", and, Fordy, for what it may be worth, I'm sorry that this happened. Prelude is more than capable, and deserving, but Ken is right. You are a man of honor.

    -Skipper
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    if we revote, i'm withdrawing.

    i'll gladly cast my vote for fordy... nothing against prelude, but i've seen fordy in action (he's saved FD ).

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    If we do revote we could have the same problem.
    Each person's ip address would have to be
    checked against everyone else's -- that would stop
    most casual cheaters. But it's still possible
    to cheat if they only have to have access to more than one computer. The only way to stop it, I think, is to require a voter to
    have been registered at least a week ago. Even then some
    users such as GB(admitted) and TK have more than one account.

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