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    Board Specific MODERATORS!

    The C/C++ board NEEDS them. I'm tired of reading every second post and having someone post a page of code without code tags, only to have someone reply telling them to use code tags (not that there's anything wrong with that)

    Then they might go and post again using <code> or {code} tags... If we had board specific moderators (maybe 1 or 2) they could EDIT the persons post, insert code tags and maybe send them a PM. Delete any posts found in the faq, or avalible in a search and PM them.

    A lot of people are complaining about how many newbies are around here and lack of professional programmers... well it wouldn't seem like so many if a few people gave up some of their time to remove repeditive and redundant posts on the C/C++ boards as the posts worthy of a response (and read) would be viewable.

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    What's so hard about copy/paste and then using your compiler's hot key for formatting? In VC++ 6.0 just select the code you want to format and hit ALT+F8 and this
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
    string str;
    
    cout<< "Enter a string: "<<flush;
    getline( cin, str );
    cout<< "You entered \"" << str << "\"" <<endl;
    
    return 0;
    }
    magically becomes this
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
            string str;
            
            cout<< "Enter a string: "<<flush;
            getline( cin, str );
            cout<< "You entered \"" << str << "\"" <<endl;
            
            return 0;
    }
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    Originally posted by Dr. Bebop
    What's so hard about copy/paste and then using your compiler's hot key for formatting? In VC++ 6.0 just select the code you want to format and hit ALT+F8 and this
    well, first of all, a compiler is not a development enviornment. so let me answer this question instead, which makes sense:

    Originally posted by Dr. Bebop
    What's so hard about copy/paste and then using your development enviornment's hot key for formatting? In VC++ 6.0 just select the code you want to format and hit ALT+F8 and this
    not everyone uses the world's slickest text editors, and i happen to be one of them. most of my crap for these boards is done in notepad as a matter of fact.
    hello, internet!

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    That's kind of dumb. Why use something like notepad when you can get much better text editors for free? You lose a lot of productivity when you have to do everything by hand that good editors do for you. BTW, when I said compiler I meant development environment, and you know it. For weird people like you who enjoy doing things the hard way there are a bunch of code beautification(sp.) utilities all over the net.
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    Originally posted by Dr. Bebop
    That's kind of dumb. Why use something like notepad when you can get much better text editors for free? You lose a lot of productivity when you have to do everything by hand that good editors do for you. BTW, when I said compiler I meant development environment, and you know it. For weird people like you who enjoy doing things the hard way there are a bunch of code beautification(sp.) utilities all over the net.
    for all real coding i do i use RHIDE. i just use notepad on the board because when you want to whip out 10 lines of code who gives a crap?
    hello, internet!

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    I do. Even for 1 line programs I still want it to be right, if using a big sophisticated(sp.) text editor helps me do that then I'll use it. It's better to take the time to be right than to suffer being wrong and having everyone see it.
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    I used EditPad.
    I recommend it.

    EditPad Pro or Lite are both just as good as the other.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    For what it's worth, my fav beautifier.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    NOTEPAD WON'T DIE!!!

    sorry *walks away*

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    That's not the point. Dr.Bebop, moi is right, not everyone does use the prettiest editor in the world. Besides, it shouldn't be up to them to fix the code every time else didn't do it, THAT would be inefficient. If the newbie doesn't know any better, that would be the moderators job to fix it up.

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    How bout this idea. Just ignore people who don't use code tags if you're so annoyed with it. For those who aren't, they still get a chance to help out the poster. Most people who seek questions here just need quick help on homework anyways and will probably never show up again. For those who have stuck around awhile, will eventually figure out the code tags.
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    That's my point, the moderators don't want to have to moderate stupid newbie posts. So appoint board specific moderators to moderate a SINGLE board, that way, the board gets a lot more attention. It just seems the general discussions board is the only one that's moderated.

    Fine, we can all ignore the posts without code tags, or we could go post something in the thread about it... OR we could delete it, clearing the board of all posts that can be found in the FAQ or a search and leaving the board 100% less crap.

    Crap is going to get posted, i'm not debating that... but if a few people take it up to delete this stuff no one else sees it, and no one else gets angry/gets the feeling that too many newbies are posting.

    If I walk down the road, and there's a piece of garbage blowing by; I can ignore it... because ignoring it is going to clean up the street and make me feel a lot better... or I could pick it up and get rid of it. Special people are appointed to pick up the garbage... because if everyone went around with the notion to ignore it, well we'd be living in a very dirty world.

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    > Most people who seek questions here just need quick help on homework anyways
    It's sad that people are willing to help in this sort of a way.
    When homework posters do not show code, I do not show help.

    > and will probably never show up again.
    If only that were true.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    When homework posters do not show code, I do not show help.
    I think most people here do the same as you.
    Try not.
    Do or do not.
    There is no try.

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    Yes, and that's the problem... these posts clutter the board.

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