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This morning dotnetslackers announced me as the winner of the XBox article content for the month of June. Special thanks to everyone who vote my Ajax Control Development article. Some of my friends asked me why did I choose to write in dotnetslackers over codeproject when codeproject got 8x more traffic. The reason behind choosing dotnetslackers, I think it got much more Ajax specialist as a member comparing to codeproject and once it won the Atlas Mashup contest of and these make me feel that there is no better and friendlier place other than this for my Ajax Articles. But I have few suggestions for dotnetslackers to make it more attractive for the developer community:

  • Publish Article Instantly, same as codeproject Unedited Reader Contribution.
  • A Better Navigation System, Add Editors Pick, Best of this week/month etc.
  • Hierarchical Comments section for each article which allows user to post html as well as code. Dump the complete comment in Mail. Send mail when there is a new topic/reply.
  • Stop Paid Articles (I am not sure how many good article they found comparing to unpaid) instead find sponsors for article competition, may be for different categories too.
  • The Home page is too bulky (385KB as per Firebug). 2x heavy comparing to codeproject and my startpage pageflakes
  • A Better Search System (Currently it only scans through news, no article get indexed).
  • Allow Article Authors to add meta tag (SEO Optimization)

I hope they will take my suggestion seriously and start implementing the above features one by one.

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:51 AM , Ajax , Article | Back to top

Comments on this post: I am the winner for the Month of June

# re: I am the winner for the Month of June
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Hello Amit,

Thank you for all of your suggestions. I am very serious about any suggestions that are made to DotNetSlackers whether they are positive or negative. I will definitely consider all of your mentioned points. Once again congratulation for winning the contest.

Left by Sonu Kapoor on Jul 19, 2007 2:10 AM

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Thanks Sonu for your prompt reply and considering my points. I would love to see the dotnetslackers shaping up as the #1 Site for .net developers.
Left by Kazi Manzur Rasshid on Jul 19, 2007 3:14 AM

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