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Nov 16, 2010 (last update: Feb 5, 2013)

How to choose the correct section to post in

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Recently, I've been seeing idiots intelligent people weird people strangely posting their problems in the "Articles" sections, which is extremely stupid kinda strange. So, I'd thought I'd contribute an article about how to figure out where to post what.

Beginner: If you doubt your skills as a C++ programmer and you want to ask something probably obvious or something a newbie would ask, here's where to do it. Please be sure to read about how to post a topic here: http://cplusplus.com/forum/lounge/31041/ http://cplusplus.com/articles/how_to_ask/

Windows Programming: If you're programming specifically for the Windows OS, post here. If your program isn't Windows specific, don't post it here.

UNIX/Linux Programming: If you're programming specifically for any *nix OS, post in this section. If your program isn't specific to any *nix OS, don't post it here.

If you are unsure if your program is specific for *nix or Windows, post in the Beginners section.

General C++ Programm...: If you're programming using portable C++ code, even if its using an external library, please post here. Please note that if your problem is not specific to C++ and has to do with an external library outside of the standard, you're better off going to find support elsewhere for the external library.

Articles: This is where you post your problems with C++ articles of knowledge based on C++ or something beneficial to C++ programming.

Lounge: This is where you hang out to flame, talk mess, name call, give the middle finger relax and have a lively and/or non-productive conversation.

Jobs: This is where you post jobs that are available that you know of. This is a serious section so if you do not have a legitimate job, do not post in this section at all. (Please note the other sections are serious as well but this one is seriouser)

I thank those who read this topic, even though the only ones who will read it are those who already know how to post correctly or those that have already made a mistake.