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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:17 pm 

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I think it would be interesting to post C++ exercises or challenges in this thread for the community to work on. These can be problems we have encountered while coding, or random scenarios aimed at honing our C++ skills. What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Challenges!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:51 pm 
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That sounds like fun, however I don't think there are enough members on the forum right now to be able to make things interesting. 

I am actually considering making a few competitions where people can win prizes for having the best piece of code, but since there are not enough members yet, I'm going to hold off on these competitions until we can get more people on the forum.

How about this, when we get 50 members on the forum logged in at the same time I will start a competition where you can win some $$/prizes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:52 pm 

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Okie dokie! Sounds good!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:10 am 

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is this still valid? i think there are quite a few mwmbers here now


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Challenges!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:14 am 
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According to the stats there are only 13 members on the community forum right now. There are 200+ on the http://www.marekknows.com website but not everyone has signed up for an account in the forum.



If there is enough interest, I still would like to have C++ challenges


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Challenges!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:38 am 

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ahhh guess i got confused on which site needed more people


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Challenges!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:24 pm 

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So the question becomes, are these people aware of the existance of the forum and do they choose not to become a member, or don't they know the forum exists and should there be more 'advertisement' for the forum on the rest of the site?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:08 pm 
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Feel free to advertise my website where ever you can. The more people in the community, the better!


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Challenges!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:34 pm 

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Of course that's a goood idea, but not what I meant.



You said there's quite a number of users that is on your site, but not on the forum. Now I wonder, don't they want to be on the forum, or don't they know there is a forum? If it's the last it might be good to make the existance of the forum clearer on your website


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:41 pm 
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Right beside each VMK there is a link that will take you to the community forum. So I suspect that people know there is a forum. My guess is that they are not interested in joining it (but I could be wrong). I'm open to suggestions on how to better advertise.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:44 pm 

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These links are small and community is not the most-used word - so not everybody might know it. However, your audience is probably familiar with the internet, so I suspect that you are right.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:30 am 

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I had this idea a while back (I don't remember how I got to it, but I have been without internet for quite some time, so it really was while back). Maybe you could write a post on the frontpage (a newsitem) urging people to register on the forum. It might give a boost to the activity here...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:37 am 

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I think this competition would be a great idea! Hmm 29 members right now, that means 21 more members to go. I agree with jasper, post a note on the frontpage recomending people to join.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:24 am 

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Hi,
There are currently 50+ members (57 last time I checked). I think its time to start these C++ Challenges!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:50 am 
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Hmmm, you're right about that, however about 15 of those are spam bots, not real people.

Hmmm, lets use a new measure to decide when to start the challenges. When the forum has at least 25 members that have posted at least 20 messages each. OR when there are at least 50 members online at the same time.

Right now I see there is only 1 person (Jasper) that has more than 25 posts that meets this measure. Not counting myself or UnknownUser (that's one of mine as well). And on Dec 16th, we had 5 people online at the same time (see footer of forum on the main page).

In the mean time I'm going to start preparing the first challenge so that when the criteria is met we can get started right away.


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Okay, I'd like to see this too so here's one more post from me.

We should be getting the word out there for Marek to make him rich. Not too rich mind you or he will stop making videos.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:55 pm 
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I agree with morphius, about the spreading the word. If you guys have suggestions on what I/you can do to get more people coming to the site please let me know. Tell all your friends and feel free to advertise the site


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:56 am 

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I'd head over to Gamedev.net and make an announcement in one of there forums and also in the beginners sections.

I got to know about your site from your signature on gamedev but you should make a Image Of The Day post about your engine as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:14 pm 

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What about posting a few of the first of game engine tutorials on youtube?

I bet you'd get a lot of hits that way.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:23 pm 

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Ah ha, I'm on 32A.

I finished the parser last night. Felt like giving birth but it works great.


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