People who have more than 1000 posts.

To the people who have more than 1000 posts: Do you go back and check on the posts you made after a day or two to see any responses? Have you ever went back to page one and laughed at things you said 5 months ago? Just a question ;D.
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I don't know about people with over 1000 posts, but I usually check back to all the recent threads that I have replied in. Like if its in the beginner forum I'll check back to see if my suggestion helped or if they had more questions.
I check the topics in My topics that are marked with new!.
http://cplusplus.com/forum/myposts.cgi

I rarely go back and read very old posts just for fun but it has happened.
I try to post links to problems that have already been solved, but the search facility on the site sucks, so I often don't bother.

I do keep links to a few things like some of disch's Unicode stuff, jsmith's Posix stuff, helios as some interesting stuff too. I wrote some template specialisation/meta programming stuff years ago, but I can't find it. GreyWolf posted some really good stuff on memory management/pointers that make good references, but I can't find that either.
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usabdfriends wrote:
"Do you go back and check on the posts you made after a day or two to see any responses?"

Yes. Sometimes it takes days for the OP to respond. Consequently, those threads fade into the distance, especially if you respond to a lot of queries.

usandfriends wrote:
"Have you ever went back to page one and laughed at things you said 5 months ago?"

Not always. The only time I flick through my previous responses is when I refer another user to a piece of information I used in a previous thread. Some of the things I said were stupid, but if I did not ask those questions I wouldn't know half the stuff I know now.

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I found i go back, im kind of using you guys to learn (along with keeping notebooks and practicing stuff on the compiler) you guys are my learning tools , i can actually see in older posts my learning process.
I also use the "My Topics" feature to check if there is anyone that I was working with that needs help and has been stuck without anyone else for a bit.

I used to go back to old posts when I had come up with an interesting code snippet, but that became unmanageable with my increase in posts, so I've been organizing my interesting functions into a library. When someone has a question, instead of looking for an old link, I just paste the function from that library.
Peter87 wrote:
I check the topics in My topics that are marked with new!.
http://cplusplus.com/forum/myposts.cgi

Whenever I go to My Posts, I have to manually check them because I don't get a new! marker for some reason.

FrameworkORWazzak wrote:
Some of the things I said were stupid, but if I did not ask those questions I wouldn't know half the stuff I know now.

Yeah, same here.

devonrevenge wrote:
I found i go back, im kind of using you guys to learn (along with keeping notebooks and practicing stuff on the compiler) you guys are my learning tools , i can actually see in older posts my learning process.

You keep notebooks? Maybe I should... I also look back and can see my learning process.

kbw wrote:
I try to post links to problems that have already been solved, but the search facility on the site sucks, so I often don't bother.

You just have to search for keywords. Also, if you want to search for specific words put quotations around them. It works just like Google.
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Try refreshing the page if the new! markers don't come up.
Yeah dude if you test the new thing you learn by going through a tutorial and writing the code that does stuff, you remember exactly whats going on if you also write down what you did and what happened as if someone else was gonna one day read it then you will keep what you have learnt a lot better.

i also print out stuff so i can read and code, like linked list stuff, its the only way to learn if you have a short attension span like I
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chrisname wrote:
Try refreshing the page if the new! markers don't come up.

It worked! YAY! Thank you!

devonrevenge wrote:
Yeah dude if you test the new thing you learn by going through a tutorial and writing the code that does stuff, you remember exactly whats going on if you also write down what you did and what happened as if someone else was gonna one day read it then you will keep what you have learnt a lot better.

Oh... *Runs to the Office Depot, gets 3 notebooks, starts writing down notes.*

devonrevenge wrote:
i also print out stuff so i can read and code, like linked list stuff, its the only way to learn if you have a short attension span like I

I don't print out stuff, I just bookmark it or copy the URL onto a text file.
EDIT: Or I copy parts of information onto a text file.
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Awhile ago I went back and looked at the first threads I made. It was kind of interesting (and funny) to see how much I have progressed in a little over a year.
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I was probably smarter around my first posts... I feel like I've faded in motivation to some degree... I started learning C++ around a bunch of haters who basically told me I would amount to nothing and I probably can't get past that... who knows? I still contribute to a project here and there if I can which I could not do when I first started on this forum. "D

Also, taking part in a college course where I was supposed to have been taught some of the worst practices of programming imaginable definitely demotivated me... I even lost motivation to go back to school after that.
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@ResidentBiscuit a year you say... I know you're a linux guy, but wasn't it you that I helped out with Win32 about a year ago?
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I was probably smarter around my first posts... I feel like I've faded in motivation to some degree... I started learning C++ around a bunch of haters who basically told me I would amount to nothing and I probably can't get past that... who knows? I still contribute to a project here and there if I can which I could not do when I first started on this forum. "D


I'm in the same boat as you. My whole immediate family is into computers and a lot of my brothers always tell me I won't succeed in it. But for me it just makes me work harder and learn quicker just to prove them wrong.


I used to go back to old posts when I had come up with an interesting code snippet, but that became unmanageable with my increase in posts, so I've been organizing my interesting functions into a library. When someone has a question, instead of looking for an old link, I just paste the function from that library.


Hmm that is a great idea. I'm actually going to start doing that. I have been building up a library of code that I usually use in projects so I can see what sort of stuff is needed in game engines but that is about it. Now I'll start another one with the answers to common questions.
a year you say... I know you're a linux guy, but wasn't it you that I helped out with Win32 about a year ago?

Possibly, it's been about a year and a half since I've been here actually. I believe it was summer of 2011 that I joined.
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