User talk:Catskill549

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Explicit authors in code examples for tasks

Hi, I note that some of your contributions have a comment that they are by Dan Nielsen. Normally we rely on Rosetta code history to supply the editors of a task page and don't add your name to the code, as it can be amended by others later, and tends to look better to the reader. I have only added the author to a code sample once or twice in several years and that was because I had asked, and gained permission to use previously published code by an author that doesn't participate on the site.

If you are going to regularly add code by that author, and you are that author, then would you perhaps flesh out your user page with your name and remove the author comments? If you are submitting code for someone else then could you get them an account and get them to submit as themselves - without the author comment?

I know that it is only a matter of style and that it may not be part of an obvious style-guide, but, as in a lot of things on RC, we are definitely making things up as we go along - but this is us "going along" :-)
--Paddy3118 06:48, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I am Dan. I changed quite a lot of my code eliminating the "contributed by Dan Nielsen" line. Thanks for the suggestion.
--Catskill549 8 Jan 2013 20:15 EST
Thanks again Dan.
--Paddy3118 04:26, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Maybe my fault but I always find/found it hard to find the author of some code in the history log I use to tag my code with name and date Changers are invited to document their changes in the progra,'s prologue. That's what we did in production environments. --Walterpachl 09:13, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Summary Comments

Hi Dan, please can you fill in the Summary: section when you add a sample? You leave it set to the default so it looks like you have changed the Algol 68, Algol W, Basic, etc. samples when in fact, you have added an AWK solution. If you just put something like "Added AWK", it would be less mis-leading - thanks. --Tigerofdarkness (talk) 17:11, 11 April 2021 (UTC)