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Billbo

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Site rating
« on: April 08, 2013, 04:46:11 PM »
Hi,

GarryRicketson over at qb64offtopic.freeforums.org post a link to:

  http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecord

The site rates sites in four areas, e.g. our rating:

  Trustworthiness        98%
  Vendor reliability        98%
  Privacy                      98%
  Child Safety               97%

It's mainly to check out sites before you join their forum.

There's a window to the upper right. Type in the sites name
there, e.g. qb64.net.

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 05:02:48 PM »
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« Last Edit: April 08, 2013, 06:05:12 PM by fluffrabbit »

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 05:07:43 PM »
Hi all,
    Its nice to see QB64 with such high ratings Bill.
    fluffrabbit could you edit out the profanity please , as we encourage kids to participate here on this site.
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Re: Site rating
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 05:57:39 PM »
Fluff, students visit this site. Please edit your post and remove the vulgar words.

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 06:05:54 PM »
Quote from: TerryRitchie on April 08, 2013, 05:57:39 PM
Fluff, students visit this site. Please edit your post and remove the vulgar words.
Elementary students, perhaps.

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 06:13:33 PM »
Quote from: Billbo on April 08, 2013, 04:46:11 PM
Hi,

GarryRicketson over at qb64offtopic.freeforums.org post a link to:

  http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecord

The site rates sites in four areas, e.g. our rating:

  Trustworthiness        98%
  Vendor reliability        98%
  Privacy                      98%
  Child Safety               97%

It's mainly to check out sites before you join their forum.

There's a window to the upper right. Type in the sites name
there, e.g. qb64.net.

Bill
That is good, the good rating, it would be nice to keep it that way to, all though it appears someone would rather see a bad rating,   I usually can't see his posts, he has been on my ignore lists  ever since he first joined, however, I had  not yet logged in, and saw it as a guest. Hopefully action is taken by Galleon, or Pete. Everybody, please, it would be better just to report posts like that, let Galleon or Pete take care of it.
 Thanks from Garry
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Re: Site rating
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 07:25:59 PM »
While I don't really want to derail this topic, there isn't any sort of rules for the Discussion section (Or any section besides the Beginners section for that matter). I believe a while back it was agreed that profanity on the forum shouldn't be allowed anymore specifically because a fair amount of younger kids can/may come on here (QBasic, and by that virtue QB64, are easy languages for younger kids to pick up the basics of.). No formal rules to that natures have been put out though. And perhaps now would be a good time to at least put out a basic 'Forum Rules' sticky topic, even if it says nothing more then 'Don't swear please'. It's not really fair blame Fluffrabbit if we just expect people to figure out all of our unwritten rules.

And with that, I'm glad to see a site rating like that up, though honestly I've never really put a ton of faith into services like that. It more matters what you specifically feel rather then the view of one rating site. As some may be more inclined not to join a forum if they see lots of swearing, I probably wouldn't join a forum if the main thing discussed were just religion bashing topics. And of course it can definitely flip the other way depending on what you're looking for and what the target audience is. As for QB64's target audience, while it's arguably beginning programmers, that's probably limiting the audience, and either way it's not a call any of us could make.

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »
I'd like to see qb64 do more to attract young people.

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 03:55:09 AM »
Hi all,
    Im not blaming fluffy. I read his post as sarcastic humour , however one word in particular was very inappropriate. To his credit it did remove it and for that i thank him.
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Re: Site rating
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 02:53:57 PM »
I tried that link but it was "not found"

As for language problems I don't expect the younger generation regard those profanities in the same vein as us oldies. Ethics and respect disappeared with the permissve societies 50 years ago.

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 07:38:36 PM »
Thanks for taking the initiative to change your comment fluffrabbit.
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Re: Site rating
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 10:15:13 AM »
OK, now we have that out of the way, can we please try to turn this discussion more positively.

May I suggest discussing the claim "A site is good depending on how useful and creative it is in showing how its computing procedures can solve interesting and diverse applications".

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 10:28:05 AM »
Mrwhy,

I say that it is done at this site to a very large extent. And,
of coarse, it's a damn good site!!!

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 10:45:45 AM »
So wouldn't it be even better if there were some way to list these useful and creative posts and contact the people who wrote them.
We have the Wiki for keyword grammar and syntax
But qb64 is more than mere code.
How about a way to help a person trying to do new and interesting applications

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Re: Site rating
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2013, 11:03:21 AM »
Hi all,
    Seems like a good suggestion until you look into how much work it is for someone to do. Reading through all the posted programs and then understanding them and categorizing them into a type of database so that a researcher doesn't have to do that themselves.
     What each researcher is seeking may be different to your's or mine's interpretation of what goes into a database.
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But qb64 is more than mere code.
How about a way to help a person trying to do new and interesting applications
    That comes down to the individual. I suppose they should at first try and then ask. Once they have the conventional understanding of how others have done it before they have come along then they can experiment on different ways to do it. Knowledge is learn through a process. You may grasp how some one else's method tackled the problem and brought about a solution but is that enough to truely understand? I think not. There is no shortcut to knowledge , it has to be learnt. One of the constraints is that one must fully understand the basics to grasp and demonstrate the ability to use advanced methods that rely on understanding the basics.
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