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Submitted on: 2/12/2001 11:55:36 AM
By: Syllva Tech Software 
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 64 Users
Compatibility:VB 3.0, VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0, VB Script, ASP (Active Server Pages) , VBA MS Access, VBA MS Excel

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     I'm sorry this is not code, but I guess I'll be speaking for a lot of serious programmers just by venting a few frustrations...

 
 
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Dear fellow coders, Thanks for all the votes and comments you've been giving for this article. I really love this site, and hundreds of others do too. This listing is just a few things I've noticed while visiting the Planet since 1998.
  1. Please read before submitting your code. The upload area says not to submit exe's without source code, but they have been found once in a while.
  2. If you're submitting code, please make sure any ActiveX controls referenced in your project that are not actually in the project are taken out. I don't like to load a project and then finding out my version of VB can't find that spiffy brand-new do everything API control.
  3. Don't say "You/He stole my code!" If you're submitting it to PSC, then the only thing people are going to do is use it in their projects. The only time you can actually say that is if there is no change whatsoever to anything. I can get into copyright laws here, but this article is not for that, I can upload one for those interested.
  4. If someone submits a port scanner, please look at the code before saying "IT'S A TROJAN!!!" A port scanner is not an automatic trojan. A trojan will put something on the computer itself. A port scanner just checks for open ports. No damage is done unless the coder puts it in. So look at the code before accusations are made.
  5. It hasn't been mentioned for awhile, but there was a time when someone made a web browser and then the flames came with - It's not a real browser! It's just a front-end to IE! And so on. Well, if anyone can make their own custom madee 100% non-IE or non-Mozilla based browser, then post it please.
  6. Before posting source code, PLEASE make sure "Option Eplicit" appears at the top of your code. I'm a little tired of opening a program, and debugging for awhile so I can try to run the code.
  7. If you want to upload more than 2 or 3 submissions, please don't submit them one after the other if they're short snippets of code. Multiple submissions like that only uses up space that someone else could use. Please put them in a single zipped file and upload it as a single submission.
These are just a few of the things on my mind and I really think there are quite a few other coders who take this profession seriously, and agree with the above. We come here to learn, not flame, accuse, spam, flood or whatever. Ian is doing a good job keeping this site up for us, and I personally think this is the best source code site on the entire web. Let's keep it that way.

Sean Young
Syllva Tech Software
syllva_tech@attbi.com


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2/12/2001 1:44:45 PM:Simon Price
I think that needed saying. Ofcourse, someone could argue that you are a hypocrite because this post contains no code. I agree with all your points though.
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2/12/2001 1:45:54 PM:Kotaro
Don't forget my pet peeve: The uploaded project that admits it's incomplete, or has known bugs, but they upload it anyway.
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2/12/2001 3:30:00 PM:hostile17
Bravo!
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2/12/2001 4:48:09 PM:Ziegs
I agree with Eric. I'm a teen and I wouldn't do anything like that. We find it just as annoying as the rest of you. And if it was a kid, blame it on Abe Lincoln. No school in lots of places 'cause its his b-day.
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2/12/2001 6:35:05 PM:AzId
Congrats to you, QCS, because I know that I probably missed a good program or two on the ticker because of those uploads. I hope whoever it was, child or adult, gets banned permenantly and learns a lesson through it, although they probably won't. And, wehter or not you're hypocritical about things with no code, it doesn't matter because hopefully you've made a breakthrough for regulations on the site.
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2/12/2001 9:15:00 PM:Pixelation
I agree to all the above (^^^) submissions. Thank god they removed all those Cr@p posts. Robbie Sauders, where ever u are, GET A **** LIFE!! :-)
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2/12/2001 10:38:59 PM:PacoPaco59
::::clap clap clap::::: it's about time someone spoke up, I agree. 1 thing to add to the list though is: People need to learn the difference between source code that will compile w/ MSVC, Unix compilers, Ansi C++, Borland etc. I am sick of d/ling code that is labled Ansi or MSVC and turns out to be very unix reliant, that is such a pain, I am teaching myself and that makes things 10 times harder! Yes yes yes, I know I need to learn to port code, but porting a proprietary Borland function to ansi is da*n (psc censored) near impossible for someone new (8 months) to c++ Ok, rant is over, anyway thanks again for the post
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2/12/2001 10:46:35 PM:Queen City Software
Well, it seems like I hit something here. Thanks everyone for the support, I was going to put quite a few more on, but I didn't (don't know why). I'm just tired of the lamers who make it a little more difficult to make this site enjoyable. I see it was tried again a few hours later, but it was gone within a few minutes. Yes, this applies to all worlds. I've seen similar things done in the C++ world too.
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2/12/2001 10:47:54 PM:anonymous
to all of those who know him, it was a little 15 year old kid named wizdum that hangs out in Excite virtual places chat. He hasn't been online since this little fiasco, hopefully his computer was taken from him.
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2/13/2001 6:31:20 AM:Stephen Kent
Unfortunately no such luck he's back again with another 2400+ entries.
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2/13/2001 11:45:59 AM:droz
Why don't you all consider yourself lucky that it was just massive posts? It could have been a lot worse. It was just an annoyance, it wasn't a DoS attack or DDoS attack. It caused virtually no downtime, and was simply annoying. Instead of bitching and moaning about how unfair it is, be thankful some script kiddy with a bunch of OC3 roots didn't lock down the box with a DoS attack.
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2/13/2001 12:47:52 PM:Queen City Software
I think that's what he was trying to get at droz...
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2/14/2001 6:35:44 AM:Fluffydave
I agreee, I use this site extensively to save hours of experimentation every time I need to do something new. More respect should be given to worth of PSC. OOI, is there a newsgroup of PSC coders around? I used to read one butthe noise/content ratio was a bit off. -Dave
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2/14/2001 8:01:06 AM:Synergis Technologies
Thanks for voicing what a lot of us feel. This is a great site to do research. We don't need all the junk it doesn't benefit anyone.
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2/16/2001 8:50:17 PM:Queen City Software
Well Nick, I understand what you're saying. I work hard too, but it seems like there is a lot of wasted time downloading code from a bunch of lamers who don't read the rules for submissions, or flame others for their efforts, or just don't care what they upload, then finding out some doesn't work, or there's no code in the ZIP file. I'd rather see code that I know is going to work when I get it, instead of spending a few minutes or hours debugging it. I'm sorry everyone agrees with it and they vote. The only time I won a contest here is from code I uploaded that wasn't mine (which I acknowledged) and told everyone not to bother to vote.
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2/22/2001 4:53:28 PM:Ackbar
I agree with what he says. But to the guy who said that it was annoying to post buggy or incomplete code I totaly disagree. I've done it myself simply because I've lost interest in whatever I was working on but got a lot of work done and thought someone might wanna finish it up and do what they will with it. Also it might be a good learning experience to maybe finish up something that you might not of considered at your level. Besides I've never seen a complete bug free application in my life, have any of you? Just my thoughts.
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3/2/2001 7:09:20 PM:Nathan Martin
Very good post! and Yeah, this is the BEST Source Code Site on the net, all others are full of unless and outdated junk, but here on PSC, you'll most likely find what you're looking for :)
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3/2/2001 7:10:13 PM:Nathan Martin
useless not unless, I hate typos >:(
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3/2/2001 10:00:52 PM:Eric Malamisura
I post incomplete code as well and have won several awards and have had many of my fellow programmers benefit from it. As I recall its planet source code not planet program code. Besides I think I benefit more from incomplete programs that show the main technology being demonstrated rather than countless other things in the program as well. Although its nice to take a look at full fledged programs often to see hard earned work and devotion put into it and then released for free. I missed the posting flood and I am glad I did because it sounds like he made some little program in vb probably using some code he got off of here to do his little posting flood so he sorta contradicted his efforts really. http://elucidsoftware.virtualave.net Eric Elucid Software Inc.
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3/3/2001 7:40:11 PM:Tom Pickles
How about adding one extra
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3/3/2001 7:43:22 PM:DIGEVAMP PRODUCTIONS LTD
how about adding one Extra "rule", "don't say your code does XXXX fantastic amazing thing when it clearly dosen't", That annoys me more than any of the allready listed "rules".
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3/3/2001 9:39:54 PM:Darren Hutchison
Well done Queen City Software! You've just won code of the month! I voted for you because you articulated well enough in value what could have been submitted in code. We do indeed have a community here, and certainly no-one is perfect in terms of their attitude or their submissions, but we should draw the line against those people who wilfully attempt to disrupt the ethos of PSC.
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3/6/2001 2:38:39 AM:Shawn
You forgot Winsock chat clients.
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3/6/2001 2:39:57 AM:Shawn
...and MP3 players.
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3/6/2001 4:24:58 AM:Tim Sørensen
Very very nice spooken.!
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3/8/2001 5:43:40 PM:Shawn
Pretty much if everyone would get off this
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3/8/2001 5:46:43 PM:Shaw
Pssh, PSC and they're little forum scripts...anyways If evreyone would get off this *Look what I can do!* mentality instead of a *How can I help?!* attitude, we wouldn't have much c-ra-p to filter through.
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3/15/2001 8:08:48 PM:AGP
I agree with what was written here. To add I wish people would stop putting ****MUST SEE**** on code that shows you how to fill a combobox or how to change a background color. Why not put instead **FOR THE NOVICE****. Also, I dont mind when people put up incomplete or buggy code. Sometimes I just need someone to spot me and show me the rough way, then I can go and finish up or debug the code. Ive done that plenty of times and it gives some content to finish what others didnt. sometimes i repost to help other people. Asides from that PSC is a great resource for code snippets.
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3/20/2001 5:43:27 PM:Jason
I aggree with every point and would like to make one of my own. this is the FIRST site where newbies to the programming world can submit something there working on and not be flamed by people for not knowing exactly what there doing, this is what makes this site great!
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3/23/2001 12:04:42 PM:Alucaine
Well I agree on the post.. however I dont think the author should be using the term 'lamer' as I've now seen in almost every one of his posts. Sure he's upset with the pre-pubescent annoying wannabe's who no doubt wont even read this post as they already
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3/23/2001 12:11:51 PM:Alucaine
"own" everything, but all-in-all, I still dont think anybody should use the word "lamer" to describe them. (Especially not aol users *grin*) I'm waiting for Ian to flood us with posted msgs like "I REALLY do own PSC" but until then if you're not here to help fellow programmers *smile* then go back to your playstations at least until you have grown out of the two year old mentality of pointless flooding as a means of immature rebellion. And as for those who post incomplete code... Buy a VB for dummies book so you can learn how to include ALL the relevant source of a project!
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3/26/2001 5:25:37 PM:krash
THAT IS SO FRIGGIN LAME!!! i am so sick of these wannabe h4x0rs and stoopid l4me users who screw everything over, so now PSC no longer lets us upload OCX or EXE files?????? this is going way beyond tolerable, why don't they just sensor any file longer than 100k since some people are obviously too stoopid to read through it ALL and there MAY be dangerous code in it, blah. oh my gawd. not they sensor the word st00pid. jeez.
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3/31/2001 9:50:50 AM:Digit
I've been using PSC for 1 1/2 years while I learn to program in VB. Some people come to learn, some to teach and some to play and showoff, It's a great site,and even incomplete code can help if there's 1 line in there that is what you are looking for or put you on the right track. Queen City Software is right and the prize he got is deserved.
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6/8/2001 5:07:48 PM:-=SolarisMKA=-
I have to disagree with your article and what people are saying here. Kotaro, I agree totally. Why post incomplete or buggy code? My guess is they expect someone to come along and clean up their mess, then post it back so their homework has just been done for them
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6/8/2001 5:09:36 PM:-=SolarisMKA=-
"If you're submitting code, please make sure any ActiveX controls referenced in your project that are not actually in the project are taken out" Sorry i guess not everyone is as thoror with there work as you! It goes with the bugs you are quite welcome to take those Active X controls out yourself, or don't download the code....... and that my 2 cents.
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6/8/2001 5:11:52 PM:-=SolarisMKA=-
<---This goes with my first post---> The hole reason for PSC is to improve change and make exsample of the code here! Some people make half the project so that others could download it, improve it and then upload it again. To better as a whole! Wheather it was a school project or not isn't the issue!!!
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7/12/2001 1:05:03 PM:infurn
I'd just like to say that it is virtualy impossible to make an internet browser for windows without it relating to internet explorer, the current versions of netscape and mozilla ( win32 ) don't run correctly without making using some internet explorer function / library
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7/17/2001 2:37:39 AM:Akoi Mexx
To hear this is music to the ears :) I'm a little worried that a lot of people considered the "I own PSC" person to be a teen. I'm 16 and that is an insult. Then again, what age group would want that person residing with them? Thanks for posting this! Sidenote: Ian, you should put this up as a code of ethics. Minus the "Option Eplicit" stuff, if you're a good programmer, you should know better than to not declare your variables!
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7/17/2001 3:35:29 AM:wwwWizard
Hurrah! Excellent Rules Of Conduct.
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7/17/2001 6:19:46 AM:Jeff Cockayne
EXACTLY! There IS an increasing problem on PSC with code making references to either really OBSCURE or EXPENSIVE ActiveX components that few of us have. On top of that, there's literally nothing to be learned in some of the worst cases, where the ActiveX control does 99.99% of the work...a GREAT example of that is the torrent of "MP3 players" posted that are nothing more than a front-end for Windows Media Player, which ALREADY HAS A FRONT END! I make this post simply because I love this site, and it has probably saved me MONTHS (not to mention $$$) of finding, purchasing, and reading printed material.
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7/17/2001 7:56:51 AM:tony pn
i'm annoyed that i can't think of something to complain about myself! p.s. GOD BLESS YOU, SEAN YOUNG!
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7/17/2001 10:12:54 AM:Rod TerMaat
Never posted, but read everyday. Thanks you for setting some guidlines. I get frustrated too.
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7/17/2001 10:47:48 AM:Pooh
WooHoo!
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7/17/2001 11:16:42 AM:opello
I'm also a teen, and have learned quite a bit from my currently 2 years with PSC. (I even remember when you could have exe's and ocx'es in your zips! Nostalga...) Anyway, these are good values, but the only piece of code that I posted was a redundant code, but everyone asked for it, so I made a very simple app that did what they wanted (username, computername, ipaddress) but I was ridiculed for masking out my computername and ipaddress ... I got 2 votes, and I said that I got all of the code from PSC (which I did). But I vote for code that I find worthy :) and leave feedback where I find a bug or something ...
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7/17/2001 11:17:49 AM:opello
(cont) About the kid thing, well, it was probably a 12 year old or about that .. I'm 17, so I don't take much offense, unless it's from adults saying that all 'kids' are going to do this, in which case, think back to the $tupid things that you did when you were young -- Not saying that I'm going to go flood PSC (which I wouldn't, I use it too much) ... but just because the flooder was $tupid, doesn't mean that everyone else has to follow suit and also do rash things. My 3¢
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7/17/2001 12:36:32 PM:julz
I LOVE PSC! I come here first to find code snippets--why reinvent the wheel? I've only posted once, but if my post helped someone speed up an app or just accomplish one thing they've been racking their brain on, then great. Maybe those who don't feel as generous as the rest of us should start their own forum and flame each other.
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7/17/2001 6:20:39 PM:Graham
Sure stirred up a hornets nest with this one, I have only been using VB for about six months and have found it of great help,though recenlly have found it annoying for the very reasons that you express basically your comments have my vote, needed saying.
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9/6/2001 3:41:30 PM:daz
One thing i would like to add on the "incomplete code" debate. from personal experience, when i DL something, i am very rarely looking for the complete program, just a part of the program which i need for my own projects. Does it really matter if a user submits a full working program that does x number of things, when you are only looking for one particular thing. i have DL'd some incomplete code which i have still found useful. and one other thing. plz would people stop using the discussion forums to ask "How do i break the date code on this program" most of the programmers here are not hackers, and qould be fairly annoyed if they sold a program which somebody distributed a hack for
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11/23/2001 5:59:33 AM:Citizen Suicide aka Sean Young
Hey - you stole my name! :) Agree with most of your points my man! also - torrent of mp3 players is bad! really winds me up! Except that i am writing my own, at about 11000 line now, that catagorically *DOES NOT* use windows media player, and i am thinking of posting it here, but it is a little large :). my point, don't tar all the mp3 player submissions with the same brush.
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1/11/2002 9:20:30 AM:DragonHeart
I Agree With Your Statement
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3/6/2002 4:14:46 AM:Exeat
*nods*
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6/23/2002 4:47:41 PM:CrashandBurn
Maybe I am a little late for this, but just wanted to say I agree with the doods comments. <br><br> I have only been using PSC for a few months and have found it tremendously helpful (better than wor lass hehehe). <br><br> Anyways, other than the one about incomplete submissions, I agree with all his comments.
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10/23/2002 8:10:55 PM:-=TheASP=-
For all you people saying, 'Don't post incomplete programs' you obviously have never looked at the catogory list. Among all the catagories is one title 'Complete Programs' (or something like that). If your looking for a complete program look in there!
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10/23/2002 8:13:01 PM:-=TheASP=-
This is for all you people saying "don't post incomplete or buggy apps". Well, if you wan't a complete app look in the complete applications (title something like that) catogory and as for bugs, if you can show me a program that you think has NO bugs, e-mail it to me. I'll find one; if your looking for perfect grammer, don't look at my posts\comments :)
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11/1/2002 8:41:34 PM:
Good. thenks
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11/2/2002 7:52:43 PM:
I feel your pain. One little thing though, I think it's "Option Explicit". No ... no ... please dont hit me.
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2/20/2003 8:02:14 AM:
Agree with much said. Great community. However, 'buggy and incomplete' code serves a purpose. Many times I don't need or want an app... Just point me in the right direction, I don't expect the poster to do ALL the work!!! Most importantly the planet HELPS...
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3/10/2003 4:34:17 PM:HTML Dude
1) What is the point of Vent number one 2) PEOPLE PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN STILL INCLUDE "EXE'S" and I quote, "The upload area says not to submit exe's without source code" 3) I agree, It's also a waste bandwidth too. 4) Hear hear. 5) Yes. "ALWAYS READ THE CODE BEFORE YOU COMPILE IT" It's your computer and if you want to take a chance on it being trashed, be my guest. 6) That I want to see. LOL 7) I thought this would have been a given. Add OPTION EXPLICIT and press CTRL & F5 to make VB debug yer code before compiling it.
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3/10/2003 4:36:53 PM:HTML Dude
I also find that, "even though most amateur and some professional programmers have a heightened sense of their own importance (most often without any justification whatsoever)" that "the majority of people who add comments to code posted on PSC, are extremely helpful". And I would like to say a personal thanks to all who contribute in any to PSC and to the PSC dudes and dudesses (whoever they may be). Most of the comments that are added by users browsing code, either point out errors or suggest improvements to the posted code.
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3/10/2003 4:37:50 PM:HTML Dude
Of course missing components, or badly written code will be posted on occasion and I (personally) am sure it is not ever intentional. Every time I have perused posted code comments and someone has pointed out to the author, that something is either missing or incorrect, the author has either added the missing files, or corrected/updated the code. With regard to the 100's of web browsers and mp3 players, the more the merrier. I once spent a few hours downloading the many different web browsers on PSC and was delighted to find, that although many people used similar ways to create the main browser GUI, it was the many cool and useful "additional" functions which people have added that make the code worth downloading (for beginners to VB coding like myself).
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3/10/2003 4:39:13 PM:HTML Dude
Also, because this is the FREE Internet, I would like to submit that we ask PSC, if we can have a vote on these rules, with people adding comments and suggestions to help improve PSC Because I would like to add a few things to the List. 8) When submitting code: a) Please DO NOT zip a quantity of subfolders and submit it to PSC. Example would be code which is actually in a folder called "MyCode", but is contained in a succesion of folders like so. "Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Setup\1033\Source Code\MyCode". It is extremely annoying to have to go through all these folders just to get to a piece of code. (Contd below)
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3/10/2003 4:39:51 PM:HTML Dude
9) Add "Detailed Comments" to your code. A detailed introduction which is at least more than one line, would not go amiss either. (I personally do not vote for, or comment on code which is either not commented, or has the briefest of explanations as to functionality. But I will download the code and check it out. I know it sounds mean, but I come here for help and if I were to submit something, I would do so based on these principals.)
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3/10/2003 4:40:51 PM:HTML Dude
Exclusive VB "Open Source" Section On a totally different note altogether. Whuilst I know that most of the code is "Open Source" in the widest of all senses, does anyone think that having an exclusive "OPEN SOURCE" section on PSC, with actual and ongoing projects which anyone can participate in, is a good idea? I think It would also be a profitable idea for PSC too, because it would open up a whole new world of people who might be tempted to take a look at programming, on route from hyperlinks from these open source program web sites, which PSC, would of course host. Any Takers, what do you think? Please direct your comments either to this page, or PSC.
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6/4/2003 7:30:47 PM:Michael D.
Some one deleted me post :| Also I hate it how PSC removes the code I submit (Mailster) because I cant upload it to their dodgy servers and I have to put a link in :|
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6/22/2003 4:05:44 AM:Morpheous Dreams
D*mn a contest winner off speaking. wonder if i posted "i had a dream" if i would win
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