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Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by blueyedgeek(m): 1:40pm On Feb 15, 2015
Based on the number of threads regarding the issue of this section stagnating , I figured we could, instead of complaining, suggest ways on how to make this section lively again. It was through this section that I got interested in programming (web programming to be precise) in the first place and it feels really sad to see it go to waste like this. There is just too much potential and this section houses some of the brightest minds we have in Nigeria. I do hope that we can come together and suggest ways to give this section life. I will start first by saying that

* some of the threads that have no relation to programming should be deleted (not locked)

* if possible, before threads are finally pushed to this section, it should go through a moderator first who will then determine if said thread is appropriate for this section

* there should be a section for questions alone (programming related)

I still have more but I hope that others will contribute.
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by Nobody: 3:13pm On Feb 15, 2015
Thanks for creating this , I have good stuffs and they listed below

1. We take news from Sdtimes, Developer network and discuss them because these are future trends, meaning no more feeling comfy with PHP and stuff, this will enlighten people on what's being used and gear them towards researching on them.

2. We post topic on issues like Algorithm, Design Patterns or just discuss serious software development pratices.

3. We encourage topics to cater to beginners and help them to decide which path to take Script,static language , platform, Entreprise , Open Source and all.

4. We make room for freelance, software jobs and gigs and also monitor them so that if someone is trying to scam someone here on NL or isn't of good integrity we won't recommend the person, so this will be at the employer's risk.

5. Meetups if we can meet up in person though this is time consuming but if we could have conferences or so and promote a local community. when i was in Mauritius i was a member of Expat-blog meetup and a mauritian group meetup it was fun. its would be nice to have something like that, most of these companies support local meetups e.g PHP, Impresspages and even Python.


Anymore ideas will be shared.

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Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by nollyj: 4:15pm On Feb 15, 2015
pcguru1:

Nice idea
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by blueyedgeek(m): 11:15am On Feb 16, 2015
pcguru1:
Thanks for creating this , I have good stuffs and they listed below

1. We take news from Sdtimes, Developer network and discuss them because these are future trends, meaning no more feeling comfy with PHP and stuff, this will enlighten people on what's being used and gear them towards researching on them.

2. We post topic on issues like Algorithm, Design Patterns or just discuss serious software development pratices.

3. We encourage topics to cater to beginners and help them to decide which path to take Script,static language , platform, Entreprise , Open Source and all.

4. We make room for freelance, software jobs and gigs and also monitor them so that if someone is trying to scam someone here on NL or isn't of good integrity we won't recommend the person, so this will be at the employer's risk.

5. Meetups if we can meet up in person though this is time consuming but if we could have conferences or so and promote a local community. when i was in Mauritius i was a member of Expat-blog meetup and a mauritian group meetup it was fun. its would be nice to have something like that, most of these companies support local meetups e.g PHP, Impresspages and even Python.


Anymore ideas will be shared.

Comment of the year, we need more people to contribute and also let's do our parts in the little way we can. This section must be given life.
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by Greatfes17: 1:06pm On Feb 16, 2015
1. Dislike Button.
2. Vote Up and Vote Down button.
3. Recommend button.
4. Creating child threads according to programming languages.
5. Allowing registered members to do little moderator's work like reviewing threads before been published.
6. Giving out small gifts like recharge cards to those who help in solving problems.

I am not a programmer yet but zealous to be one soon. Happy #val and good luck to you all.
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by GodMode: 2:25pm On Feb 16, 2015
pcguru1:
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What's your problem with php
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by Nobody: 2:40pm On Feb 16, 2015
GodMode:


What's your problem with php

Thanks for replying if you read my post properly I said no more feeling comfy with PHP and I have a reason for this statement. First I do PHP alot but having dabbled into other areas , ave gained lot of knowledge from other languages, you should know that the Yii and Laravel Frameworks got most of their inspiration from other languages mostly Yii from Ruby. Learning other languages forces you to gain new design patterns and perspective. PHP is awesome, but sometimes you just need to rise above PHP and try your hands in other things. am sure you would agree that focusing too much on PHP will make it hard for you to gain entry in other platform. I want NL to talk about Spring,grails,ActiveMQ so many awesome things. PHP well unless we are talking about advanced PHP Development something out of the norms.

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Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by CodeHouse: 8:25pm On Feb 16, 2015
So many hidden posts, how then can things change..waiting to see all these happen.
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by blueyedgeek(m): 8:57pm On Feb 16, 2015
GodMode:


This confirms what I've been suspecting... Unless blueeyegeek reported the posts... I now know NL is authoritative and doesn't allow discussions that can improve programmers.

This is why this section is losing users.
I didn't report any post (never really used that feature before). I guess the posts were off - topic. None of the other posts (on topic) were hidden
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by Seun(m): 8:58pm On Feb 16, 2015
GodMode:
constructive discussions in programming and webmasters section are deleted.
Who is doing this?
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by CodeHouse: 9:09pm On Feb 16, 2015
Seun:
Who is doing this?

This section need serious improvement in all areas, scroll up you'll see lots of ideas coming from concerned members.

Your Mods..
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by blueyedgeek(m): 9:19pm On Feb 16, 2015
GodMode:


They weren't off topic..
ummm.... Yes they were. We were just arguing not bringing meaningful contributions to the table.
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by Knownpal(m): 9:16am On Feb 17, 2015
I think we need a code tag, All programming oriented forum should have this. This is a very crucial feature.

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Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by ps3o(m): 12:38am On Feb 19, 2015
always throw up a coding yet tactical problem for programmer to trash out with a reward attached.
create social group of developers' contacts
permit ideas on how people can improve the system
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by blueyedgeek(m): 6:58am On Feb 20, 2015
Knownpal:
I think we need a code tag, All programming oriented forum should have this. This is a very crucial feature.
nairaland already has a code tag
Re: Suggestions On How To Improve This Section by blueyedgeek(m): 7:01am On Feb 20, 2015
ps3o:
always throw up a coding yet tactical problem for programmer to trash out with a reward attached.
create social group of developers' contacts
permit ideas on how people can improve the system
Cool, something like that has been done here before and I think it was discontinued because of the reward parts. It will be better if the problems are presented for people to solve so that they can improve on their skills without necessarily getting any reward, learning in and of itself is a reward.

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