Feedback on the Coding4Fun site

We've gotten a lot of really positive feedback on the Code4Fun email alias and even some like-minded readers who are interested in contributing content. I think this is great and I'm really excited about having the community contribute.

We've also gotten some not-so-good feedback that we've taken and addressed.

  1. Request: Add an RSS Feed. Complete. We always planned to have an RSS feed for the site and per-column, but the problem with this was really one of schedule. Kent from the MSDN team worked ungodly hours the last two weeks to get Beta 2 out the door and I'd rather we got the site up with no RSS feed then no site at all. The per-category RSS feeds will be added soon. 

  2. Feedback: Some people (1, 2) didn't like the tattoo guy picture. Complete. We're having our most talented graphic designers adding a tattoo that says "Mom" in a red heart to our new picture.

Thanks everyone for the feedback so far!


Comments (12)

  1. Brook says:

    I LIKED the tattoo guy! It made the site feel more college/university orientated.

  2. George says:

    Hehe, I liked the tattoo guy too!

    What about hosting a forum for hobbyists to post and discuss code with each other, as well as with article authors? People could also post links to samples and open source or freeware components that would help a hobbyist build kewler programs faster, or post code snippets or templates (beta 2 style). Granted there’s already a ton of forums out there, but a very specialized, focused forum may be useful.

    Just a thought.

    George Saliba

  3. Franklin Adjaye says:

    I’m glad you removed Tattoo Guy. Coding4Fun does’nt neccessarily mean with a nose ring.

  4. Sean M says:

    I thought the Tatoo Guy was a graphic designer?

  5. zzz says:

    I liked the earlier pic too, but the tattoo could have been replaced digitally with something appropriate or removed..

    The new pic has a fun idea but the execution doesn’t look too ergonomic and the hands seem to be the whole focus.

  6. zzz says:

    And the earlier comment about forum seems interesting too. Managed DirectX and maybe some managed game dev/design categories with RSS feeds.. And some bit more engaging theme than the dull one in msdn forums.

  7. Thanks everyone for the comments, the tattoo guy seems like a love/hate relationship 🙂

    I also just sent an email to Josh Ledgard, our community guru to see if we can get a dedicated C4Fun forum.

  8. George says:

    C4Fun.. lol!

    I like that. 🙂

  9. Ali '' says:

    i’m so sorry to write here, but there is no support mail address in msdn, i’m facing an error in .net runtime, how i can i reach you Mr.Fernandez?

    i’m using c# in an application.

    Problem is that in below is a snapshot from disassembly, after executing mov ins. the some of the fields of object i created as msg, becomes null,0..

    return msg;

    000000b8 mov dword ptr [ebp-14h],ebx

    000000bb jmp 000000BD


    I’d be very happy if you can help.

  10. daryllmc says:

    IMO, bring back the tattoo guy

  11. In this post on my pal Dan Fernandez’s blog, Dan shows that he has a sense of humor–witness the link…

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