I vote to remove the DOS programming board

This is a discussion on I vote to remove the DOS programming board within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; My sole reason: Just go look at it right now. A waste of space....

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    I vote to remove the DOS programming board

    My sole reason:

    Just go look at it right now.

    A waste of space.

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    I disagree. It doesn't interfere, and some people may need it, even if it doesn't get a lot of traffic.

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    I right now don't see the use. Most of the people on this site use either XP or Linux which dont offer support worth a damn of DOS(Linux not at all).

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    I don't care either way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    I don't care either way...
    Thanks for posting, then!

    The DOS board will very likely be around for quite awhile longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Thanks for posting, then!
    don't blame me when your ballot counts are less than 1/8 the size of the boards

    I did have something to say about it, but I forgot by the time I got to the end of that one-liner...
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    the only time i started a thread there, it got moved to the windows forum bcause even though it was a console app, it was using windows.h

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    im pretty sure it will remain for beginners, i still do most of my programming on the console...i won't touch windows gui, i've worked with gtk a little. Other than that, I just do it on the console.
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    >>the only time i started a thread there, it got moved to the windows forum bcause even though it was a console app

    A console app is not a DOS app. Its a Windows console. Almost nobody actually writes for DOS anymore.
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    I agree that the DOS board should be removed.
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    I'd vote to trash it.

    For my default view on these boards I see the last 25 posts on each forum I look at. If I take a peek at DOS and scroll to the bottom of the page I see a post from 11-03-2003. Even using your wacky American date format (mmddyyyy not the vastly superior version that we in the UK use ddmmyyyy ) it's still pretty lame that it struggles to get 25 new posts in 6 months.

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    Death to DOS!

    /mourns the passing of DOS

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    i barely even realized there was a DOS board. :d I guess it's just one of those boards kind of sitting there that nobody really notices because nothing is really JUST DOS specific anymore. Honestly, if someone has a question relating to something outputted in the DOS console, they tend to post it in the C++/C forum because that's where everyone starts out, working in the console.

    So I guess I don't really see the purpose of having it there.

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    I agree, it's not really that useful if it barely gets any posts and you could just post your DOS programming questions in the tech board...
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    aw man come on, my very first games were all in dos. not to mention thats where i posted my first programming question

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