Should we create a request forum for code snips.
- Yes (Yes, I think we should have one)
- No (No, what we have is good enough)
- Maybe (I see the benefits, but we should talk about it more)
Please comment if you’re going to vote no… at least add why you feel it wont work. Be detailed so it can be covered in the decision. Other wise… it seem like you are being a jerk in the long run.
Why don’t we have a Request forum? It think it would be a nice add-on on for the community to be able to request code snips as it’ll help generate new code that can be used for later.
For example, I know a lot of people would want a easy way to create GUI elements and position them onto the screen. Microsoft VB allows users to do something like this very easy, and then save the forums out to be used in their projects. Using that as a base … “someone” could create a program to do such of thing that others can use when they also look up this code request.
From there… we add the finish program to a program repository that can be later be search for such a program or to just simply browse throw to get new ideas to either fill in missing gapes of code/programs or just simply allow users to speed up their projects.
Another good thing about this idea is that it should help lower the number of questions on already ask questions on how x code should work. For example, collision and “shooting” is ask a lot, so having code snips in this repository would make it easy for a programmer just to pick up the code and move on.
Last, by having such a code repository, we can keep code in such away that it’ll be well understood so that any bugs or changes can be fixed on the spot or increase performance later on as the project keeps growing.
All in all… we would be removing the forums Code Snippets and some programs from Showcase to a repository while adding the forum called Request Code, but we will be allowing a way to increase over all OOP code for everyone to use I would think.
What do you all think?
#Edit: Another nice thing this would allow is a place to keep and store Hello World like tutorial for other to use and learn from using them. For example, Hello-World-Tutorial-1-Collision and then build up from the Hello World Tutorial while adding a bit of collision to the project.
Someone would’ve had to requested it, but seeing as it’s one of the most ask questions in the Code Help forum… I don’t think it would take too long before someone does
#Edit again…: As for the repository… I was think it being break down to something like this:
|-Hello World-1-Getting Started
[Click here to add your own snip] or [Click here to see what others are requesting]
You would have to have a voting system I would feel to help clean it up once in a while… for example… under weather there was rain and snow, but someone also added a all weather code meaning that the single rain/show one isn’t needed anymore.