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    Anyway ... no matten how many times we encourage them to follow the forums' rules and scolds them if they post their homework or don't so any effort, they just keep coming!

    But I ask you this: Is this good or bad? Bad for our sanity, you bet. But good for the site, am I right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    But of all the things about moderation in CBoard, I think that's the least that troubles me. I'm more troubled with the "mom syndrome" that tends to result in the use of a moderator power to end heated debates without any prior notice. Even when heated debates are warranted or desired by the parts involved. Some of our CBoard moderators abuse their power to close threads not reasoning that heated exchange of words are a necessary (and often even welcomed) part of natural dialogs. Because there's this erroneous notion that an heated exchange of words is not civil. We all must behave our best or mom will lock us in our room.
    Shouldn't that be taken up with a proper admin instead of a reply here?

    Also, are we discussing people who post at N forums all at once, or post in other forums when they get no answer in one forum after Y time?
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Also, are we discussing people who post at N forums all at once, or post in other forums when they get no answer in one forum after Y time?
    I guess the first is the one that really offendes possible repliers. ( Why get a solution while I can get 3? My teacher will give me a better grade!... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Also, are we discussing people who post at N forums all at once, or post in other forums when they get no answer in one forum after Y time?
    I don't care about either one. It doesn't matter to me how long they wait before posting some place else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    I don't care about either one. It doesn't matter to me how long they wait before posting some place else.


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    That's kind of silly. Hey look, I've gotten no answer to my question in years on this forum. Damn, I just guess I have to give up on that, because I can't ask on any other forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    So you would fall into answer #5.
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    I don't have to be the first one to answer a question, but I want my answer to add something to the discussion.

    If, on this forum, someone posts an easy question, and someone replied with an adequate answer. Would you reply again with the exact same answer, adding nothing to the discussion? Why or why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    That's kind of silly. Hey look, I've gotten no answer to my question in years on this forum. Damn, I just guess I have to give up on that, because I can't ask on any other forum.
    Quzah is actually saying he doesn't care if they shotgun posts(all at the same time) or wait some undefined Y amount of time. He doesn't,nor I for that matter, care if people cross post. I personally don't see the big deal, I see threads on this forum that after reading I decide it isn't worth my time answering, and move on.
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    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    If, on this forum, someone posts an easy question, and someone replied with an adequate answer. Would you reply again with the exact same answer, adding nothing to the discussion? Why or why not?
    People do that here all the time, and that doesn't really matter either. Sometimes it is just the rewording of the answer that causes the concept to click for the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHunter View Post
    Quzah is actually saying he doesn't care if they shotgun posts(all at the same time) or wait some undefined Y amount of time. He doesn't,nor I for that matter, care if people cross post. I personally don't see the big deal, I see threads on this forum that after reading I decide it isn't worth my time answering, and move on.
    Ah, right. My bad on that one :/
    Sorry about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    If, on this forum, someone posts an easy question, and someone replied with an adequate answer. Would you reply again with the exact same answer, adding nothing to the discussion? Why or why not?
    There's more than one way to answer most questions on the C forum. So I frequently post answers when there has already been one. Also, people tend not to actually read what someone writes, so they commonly end up with five people telling them the same thing over and over.

    But no, I don't care if someone repeats what I've said or if I've said what they've said. If someone posts at the same time I do, I don't usually go back and delete what I've written (unless I happen to be wrong and they see something I don't and it makes sense to). It's just not that important to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHunter View Post
    People do that here all the time, and that doesn't really matter either. Sometimes it is just the rewording of the answer that causes the concept to click for the OP.
    Ah, but that IS adding something to the discussion. Rewording an answer does add value to the discussion, because, like you said, it may help people understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Ah, but that IS adding something to the discussion. Rewording an answer does add value to the discussion, because, like you said, it may help people understand.
    I'm not sure what your question is then, because it's nearly impossible for two random people to use the exact same wording to answer something more than "go google that".


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Ah, but that IS adding something to the discussion. Rewording an answer does add value to the discussion, because, like you said, it may help people understand.
    So with that line of reasoning cross posting isn't bad at all. Since they may get the same answer 5 times, but worded 5 different ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
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    I do believe the uncertainty adds to the equation here, as well.
    Do you reply to a topic when you have nothing to add? If what you've wanted to say was already written, would you still add that reply (even if perhaps worded a little differently)?
    If the answer is no, how can you guarantee that someone else has not just added what you wanted to add on another forum?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHunter View Post
    So with that line of reasoning cross posting isn't bad at all. Since they may get the same answer 5 times, but worded 5 different ways.
    To take that one step further, you copying and pasting your answer is worse than if you had just ignored all the other ones, because if you had not, then someone else might have showed up and answered it a slightly different way, that may have helped them get it, when they didn't with your first reply.

    So cross-post-answering is worse than cross-post-asking.


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