Hi I was wondering maybe you could sorta adopt a blog approach to the website, for additional freec ontent, here's how it would work.
As you know the more you post in a forum, the greater your posting tally. As your tally increases, your title increases. Well how about if you contribute enough information on the forum and reach a certain tally then you get a programming blog here. Basically this can be your everyday code snippets, to your reflections on programming/games/ computer related events for that day. It could also be used to gain feedback on your articles so that you can improve them before they get posted on the devmaster website.
This is just an idea and I expect there maybe some work involved but this in my opinion would allow
[a] Free content for devmaster
An incentive for users tobecome interactive on the forums thus increasing activity on devmaster
[c] An increase in article content
and lastly if you can poach any devs say working on commercial projects (although not directly commenting about these as such), then that'd give an interesting viewpoint.
the only problem is when to judge someone worthy of a blog. It can't be post count only. The decision of apex perhaps?
Do you mean something similar to Code Snippets? That's a good idea...but why not use the forums for feedback and suggestions? That is, you can post it here, and then when it's ready, it can be moved to the main page as a formal article.
Or do you mean, you'd like a seperate place to do all that?
Well basically a seperate place, just to spice things up. Think of it as sort of having your own hosted website on devmaster. Oviously it would be massively restricted as to what you can post/upload. But at least it gives something different to the websites out there. I won't be nasty, but rather straight to the point. Devmaster is fighting in rather a niche area especially ssince [www.gametutorials.com](www.gametutorials.com) is around, devmaster must provide some originality and, my idea is a way too sort of give that. I do whole hearlty agree with the issue of spamming, maybe the person has to reach a certain number of posts AND have contributed a certain number of articles.
PS I work as a programmer for a large utility company in the UK and the emailer disclaimer is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGE
PSS I was introduced to Mr Absinth last night, aaaarg
Arse there's like these big saucer shaped ships just hovering over my workplace.
PS can I get a custom title since I er, sort of contribute, and I will seriously try to provide an article by this weekend, I'm currently rebuilding all of my default OGL files (keyboard, mousr, init, etc bla blah mr Absinth|)