Suggestion - code forum.

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    Suggestion - code forum.

    When I was brwosing the web I found this forum:
    http://pub13.ezboard.com/fvisualbasi...ervbsourcecode

    How about a similar forum here, devoted to source code. We could post code snippets and small projects (0-100KB). Then when people viewed and used the code, they could post bug fixes, comments and variants of the original as replies.

    People could post links to threads on this board when similar code is requested.

    Code would be either posted as the message text or an attachment. The language/OS of the code should be specified in the subject.

    Any chance?

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    Why do we need a "code forum" when we already have forums for C, C++, C#, Windows programming, Linux programming,...?

    I think that to warrant a change as large as you are suggesting would require a serious need. I hardly see such a pressing need. Our boards work just fine the way they are now.
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    I also don't see the need for a code forum. In fact, existing forums as those for C, C++, C# etc. are code forums. People can put code there and ask for comments or questions about problems in the code.

    What do you think such a code forum would add to the existing forums?

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    I think its a good idea mainly because this forum will have finished projects/libraries/tools that would have use to new programmers to learn from or even for the experienced to gain ideas off. For example, if I made a really handy class, I could post it there and others can use it. But this forum would only have finished and working things in it. That forum would also be a bigger seperation between finished projects and questions/etc.

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    It would just be one more forum for noobs to post the wrong stuff in...
    Away.

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    OK, I'm not winning this battle. But anyway...

    Why do we need a "code forum" when we already have forums for C, C++, C#, Windows programming, Linux programming,...?
    We don't have a forum for code. This would not be a forum "This code is broken. How do I fix it?". It would be a forum where people posted working code snippets and small projects. Posting these to the other forums would clog them up.
    I think that to warrant a change as large as you are suggesting would require a serious need. I hardly see such a pressing need. Our boards work just fine the way they are now.
    This is just one more forum. The networking forum was created recently. If no one uses it, what is the loss?
    People can put code there and ask for comments or questions about problems in the code.
    The forums I visit, working code is very rarely posted. I think if we started posting code snippets, with no questions attached in these forums, they would be clogged up and annoy people. Also searching these forums will get broken code and questions. Searching the code forum would give working code.
    I think its a good idea mainly because this forum will have finished projects/libraries/tools that would have use to new programmers to learn from or even for the experienced to gain ideas off. For example, if I made a really handy class, I could post it there and others can use it. But this forum would only have finished and working things in it. That forum would also be a
    bigger seperation between finished projects and questions/etc.
    Exactly my thoughts. :-)
    It would just be one more forum for noobs to post the wrong stuff in...
    On that note, we should delete all the forums... :-(

    What's to lose. Set it up, if it doesn't work for some reason, close it in a couple of months. I think most of the more advanced programmers here have good code that they could post.

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    I take it that's a no.

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    Originally posted by anonytmouse
    I take it that's a no.
    I'd say so.

    We don't have a forum for code. This would not be a forum "This code is broken. How do I fix it?".
    Sure we have a code forum, we have a few of them. Just because the majority of questions are "how do I fix it" type ones, doesn't mean to say you can't use them for "Hey, look what I've done, anyone wanna make use of it?".

    If you (or anyone else) wants to, post a thread in the relevant programming forum containing your code. Other people will comment on it, and it can be discussed just like you've suggested. Once the talking's over, and if it's deemed worthy, the thread can be moved to the FAQ Forum (PM a moderator and request for this to be done).
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    OK, Thanks.

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    i see the advantage in anonytmouse's idea... that way you can kinda base a tutorial around it and use it as a living database... I would assign 2-3 moderators to it to clean up all the garbage (because there would be alot)...

    but then again, we have the FAQ and the tutorials here...
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    gamedev.net has something similiar to that tutorial thing you mentioned on their board.

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    I just remembered something... this part of cprogramming...
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/source/source.cgi
    maybe if you could make it a little more interactive (as in everybody can add moderated code snippets...?)

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