View Poll Results: Would you like to see a network programming board?

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Network Programming Board

This is a discussion on Network Programming Board within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; The fact that people are too dumb to post their socket questions to the language-specific boards aren't _our_ faults now, ...

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    The fact that people are too dumb to post their socket questions to the language-specific boards aren't _our_ faults now, are they?

    Then again, I don't care. Adding "Sockets" to the platform-specific boards wouldn't be a horrible idea. I've heard worse.

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    >> We can speculate all we want about whether or not this board would draw in enough posts to warrant its creation, but the only way to actually find out is to create it for a period of time. It IS possible that creating this board would generate more posts about socket programming.

    It is possible that it'll generate a large quantity of pink elephants as well. At any rate, yeah... worth a try I suppose. It would be kind of nice to have.
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    What is it with people and wanting new boards lately? Seriousely, we don't need any more General Forums, .NET Forums, or Networking forums, etc. All of these questions can be asked on a related board. I really don't think that it's necessary to have a board specifically for Networking because there isn't really a great population demanding such a specific topic. We can always make a 'Sticky' or a tutorial for sockets which would solve FAQ's.
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    I would agree if the board was strictly for networking, but i think we decided that my idea to expand upon that is a good one. So fa the majority wants it but hey, i'll live if we dont its not life or death...

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    sorry to butt in here.

    people will never read the faq. people will always cross post. why let this stop you from anything?

    if you think we shouldnt add specialties then why do we have a c++ board, its just c isnt it?

    i think hammer said it best "But then network programming is an interesting subject...". so why not? if the admin says theres enough space why not, it migh make him more cash(or break even, i dont know which).

    but then again i cant argue with salem, "the regulars will have yet another board to look at".

    if there wasnt a network board it would just goto c, so your not really taking up that much more space.

    those are the only point you really have to think about.


    if you are serious about this why didnt you talk to the admin?

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    Originally posted by Xei
    What is it with people and wanting new boards lately? Seriousely, we don't need any more General Forums, .NET Forums, or Networking forums, etc. All of these questions can be asked on a related board. I really don't think that it's necessary to have a board specifically for Networking because there isn't really a great population demanding such a specific topic. We can always make a 'Sticky' or a tutorial for sockets which would solve FAQ's.
    To be honest, I haven't seen many requests for viable new boards (those which have to do with C/C++) Sure networking questions could be posted to a related board, but as I said in a previous post, that's part of the problem.

    Again, like I said, you can speculate all you want whether or not there's enough interest to warrant such a board but the only real way to find out is to create one.

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    >>it migh make him more cash(or break even, i dont know which).

    neither. As far as asking the admin, it would be based on vote of the ppl, and i am sure this thread has been brought to wm's attention.

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    neither.
    surprising. the boards normally seem popular(well not now but before. i guess no more classes in some schools). is bandwidth that bad for a mostly text site?

    maybe i should just download the faq and vvv's post...

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    I was almost for the idea, but thinking back, only a few posts about network programming are ever made, and many times its something like:

    Look into socket programming.
    And the other times the question is answered. Of course, I tend to forget things that seem unimportant to me...
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    What's the harm in trying?

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    Originally posted by Sean
    That would be too smart. You're taking away our right to whine.
    I disagree. See theres a 50-50 shot for both of us. Theres a 50% chance this will increase your right and reason to whine. Gamble with us.

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    I said "Yes".

    There could be a place specific for Network Programming.
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    Well the last topic for a forum section went about this long and then it was said that the people had spoken for the no option, looks like a yes, lets try it.

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    I dont see the need for a new board.... Too many boads not a good idea.. I hardly see few questions related to network programming..

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    the majority wants to try it. If we go by the deciding factors given in the last topic on a new forum (the .net forum) then this means a trial is called for.

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