ChrisF

United Kingdom

Age: 52

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I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in FORTRAN 66. I've since moved to Silverlight with C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

Over the years I've used most operating systems (apart from MacOS), starting with PR1MOS and then moving onto various flavours of Unix. I'm now exclusively on Windows, but really should get back into other areas. The only things that are holding me back are lack of time and resources!

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answered Community wiki posts don't show change in username
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comment Is it OK to flag a post because there are no accepted answers?
@balintpekker the delay in being able to accept is to give time for other people to answer. There are times when it can be annoying, but mostly you do want to wait before accepting.
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comment Community wiki posts don't show change in username
Does it change if you edit the post?
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comment Community wiki posts don't show change in username
I think this is probably [meta-tag:status-bydesign] as it's always done this.
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comment Is it OK to flag a post because there are no accepted answers?
@balintpekker - there's nothing you can or should do beyond upvoting the correct answer(s) and downvoting the incorrect ones.
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answered Is it OK to flag a post because there are no accepted answers?
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comment Add automated comment from Community explaining downvote
possible duplicate of Automatically generate comment with link to a "what does downvoting mean?" post when a user with <50 rep has a question downvoted
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comment Lets get Community to leave an auto-comment when someone downvotes a question
I wonder if the same should be applied to answers?
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reviewed Looks Good In C, will working with global variables help the stack?
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reviewed Looks Good Java String concatenation with BaseColumns._ID brings an error
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comment how to install caldav4j using maven?
@RuchiraGayanRanaweera this sort of question and answer is allowed and welcome by the system. It is not a reason to close the question.
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answered What happens when a user updates his question on StackOverflow
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revised Three tables join using CI
appended answer 24927702 as supplemental
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comment Stack Overflow requires cookies for authentication -- are your browser cookies enabled for this domain?
How does clearing the cookies help store them for the domain?
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comment Beginning Web Development
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about hosting a website on a personal computer not software development.
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answered Can the reputation cap be removed for some smaller betas?
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reviewed Reviewed Blocked from making friends requests
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comment Blocked from making friends requests
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a question only Facebook support can answer.
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reviewed Leave Open What material might be behind my old bathroom tile?
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reviewed Reviewed Inverter air-conditioning units or non-inverter air-conditioning units?
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