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The deifintive QBASIC forum posting placement posting guideDean Menezes on May 29
 You have been the WORST offender here! Anything is better than nothing!Clippy on May 29
  Re: forum suggestions forum, also tutorialqbguy on May 29
 *I hope you are being sarcastic.Michael Calkins on May 29
  qbguy doesn't have a sarcastic bone in his body. His brain, however, is a different story.Pete ( * Asterisk Overflow Space.) on May 29
   CHR$(42) More about this...Galleon on May 29
    * 'The Developer's Guide to a Sense of Humor' gets yet another ride in the shopping on May 30
     Just get rid of all of this crap that does not belong in the QB Forum please!Clippy on May 30
 Speaking of the Penguins (link)Clippy on May 29
Ideally, talk about this forum should be separated from talk about QBASIC code...'G' the ideas man on May 28
 *The above post should be moved to the FORUM RELATED sub-forumNot 'G' the ideas man on May 28
  *Or maybe we should have a QB code questions sub forum, lol.roy on May 29
Dear Forum Community - Please read this!Fred on May 26
 This is not QBASIC.COM's Forum!Clippy on May 26
  Re: This is not QBASIC.COM's Forum!Fred on May 26
   Qbasic.comroy on May 27
    Pleading?Mark Wilhelm on May 27
     removed by posterMybad on May 27
      Nobody else I know minds that Mark has QBasic.comPete on May 27
       Mark has no need for itClippy on May 27
       qbasic.comBen on May 28
        Okay, here are my thoughts...Fred on May 28
        That "SPAM" comes from the QBnews Community News Forum.Clippy on May 28
         QBASIC.COM should be a single page site with a mindmap of links...'G' the ideas man on May 28
         Well I did ask if someone wanted to be an editor on and write articles.Mark Wilhelm on May 30
          Dammit Jim, we're coders, not co-authors...What Dr. McCoy Might Say on May 30
           Murder 2! Twenty to life! Take it or leave it.........McCoy from Law and Order on May 30
            *I thought I did. :SMark Wilhelm on Jun 8
 Fred can research QB history and thanks to Microsoft, he can BING it.Pete on May 27
  We should accept ANY help when it comes to this Forum!Clippy on May 27
How to force code to Goto on F1 pressShaun on May 26
 Something like this?London on May 26
  Something Like this IIShaun Hayter on May 26
   * Redo from start error.........Ian Luver on May 26
Running Quickbasic in Windows XPNate on May 25
 Can you run fullscreen modes other than SCREEN 0 on your XP without DOSBOX?Clippy on May 25
 About directory commands...TheBOB on May 25
 You might try compiling your programs in QB64...Pete on May 25
 Windows XP is your problem.Artelius on May 26
  Thanks for all you help..Nate on May 26
Attention all personnel... Graphics Forum Wallpaper for Memorial Day.Radar O'Reilly on May 24
 *Thanks, Radar -- ya done good.Hawkeye on May 24
  *Semper FiMarineDon on May 24
   * That phrase is NOT listed in QBguy's "comprehensive" dictionary file.Clippy on May 24
Are GOSUBs ever okay?Pharoah on May 20
 GOSUBs.MystikShadows on May 20
  If I may expandLondon on May 20
   That is illogical unless Mounties still ride on horses where you live........Spock on May 20
    GOSUB is for your is for main a program some thing fast and easymad_man on May 21
     *In English or Spanish please :)Pharoah on May 21
    Don't force me to emotionally compromise you again Spock!Kirk on May 21
     * I have no emotions Captain. Throw that hammer if you dare!Spock on May 21
    *True, I guess if you throw the Nail Gun, you can retrieve it again with the air hoseLondon on May 21
     * How?Ben on May 21
      * Please go to the "Nailgun Forum" for details........Clippy on May 21
 * I guess you have not hit the QB "ceiling" yet?Clippy on May 20
  *What?Pharoah on May 20
 *GOSUBs are fine! Just don't use RETURN.Artelius on May 20
  * But that is effectively a GOTO statement.qbguy on May 20
   *I think he was kidding. Using GOSUB without RETURN also eats some stack space each time.Pharoah on May 21
    * Ya think? LOLClippy on May 21
 My research shows GOSUB is significantly faster than using a SUB if arguments are neededGalleon on May 21
 You've answerwed your own question, Phar__hArtelius on May 21
 GOSUB's also allow the use of multiple entry points...TheBOB on May 22
  *Hmm, this could be used to create switch() style fall through behavior.Pharoah on May 22
   Exactly, also simple things like...TheBOB on May 22
  Sure, but you can do exactly the same thing by passing a parameter...Pete on May 23
   Dammit Jim, SUB parameters are too slow!Bones on May 23
    Captain's Log, stardate 0523.9.Kirk on May 23
   Not quite the same thing, Jim (I mean Pete, whoever you are)...Spock on May 23
    * Then I'll just CLIPPY them!Bones on May 23
    As usual Mr. Spock, you are correct in your assessment; however...Kirk on May 23
     *I can't argue with your results, Captain, but you tend to Klingon to an idea.Spock on May 23
      *And you sir, tend to "pun"tificate.Kirk on May 23
  This is really an unorthodox use of GOSUB without matching RETURNs for each occurence,Solitaire on May 23
   * Why bring religion into this discussion?Clippy on May 23
    Don't use case fall-through behavior or I'll excommunicate you from the Church of EMACSSt. IGNUtius on May 23
     * Note to self: No more Romulan Ale for Mr. Chekov.Kirk on May 23
   * Please sign in as a Star Trek character if you expect to be taken seriously.Kirk on May 23
    Dammit Jim, we're show girls not programmers!Yeoman Rand on May 23
     Mr. Sulu, lay in a course for Risa, warp factor 10!Kirk on May 23
      *Those better not be Canadian quarters! *;-)Yeoman Rand on May 24
  ASM exampleqbguy on May 23
The QB_station domain has expired!Solitaire on May 17
 It expired on the 13th and Jack has 5 days to reinstateClippy on May 17
  Whois will give you his telephone number. Enter Qbasicstation.roy on May 17
   * I sent an email to his video site and it apparently worked. We'll see.Clippy on May 17
   * I called Jack today, but it's just another message machine!Clippy on May 18
 * It looks like the qb_station site is back in business.Solitaire on May 18
  * GREAT except I cannot Login! That will take another month.Clippy on May 18
Attempting to post a new thread..Solitaire on May 15
 Post worked, but unable to edit it.Solitaire on May 15
  There's a message I've been trying to post for the last two days:Solitaire on May 15
   Is there some kind of ban on typing that url?Solitaire on May 15
    *Will someone else please test it by typing that url in this forum?Solitaire on May 15
     * qbasicstation.comqbguy on May 15
     Here it isDean Menezes on May 15
      I've been going to that website every day for the last year,Solitaire on May 15
       I just tried posting that url to the title and I got that same error message again.Solitaire on May 15
        Re: I just tried posting that url to the title and I got that same error message again.Dean Menezes on May 15
         * I think Pete placed some "anti-competition" code here......Clippy on May 16
          Yupasdf on May 16
       I too noticed this a couple of days ago and was surprised...Galleon on May 15
        LOL are you talking about Jack releasing his GOTO code?Clippy on May 16
     Qbasic Station has been gone 3 days now. URLClippy on May 15
      Qbasicstation.roy on May 16
       *You can put a back order. Cost about 20$.roy on May 16
        * Sure, while he gets the AD money and we pay? NO WAY!Clippy on May 16
       *I think Pete should buy the domain name & redirect to this forum (or no nothing)Galleon on May 16
        *(or do nothing)Galleon on May 16
        * According to one site, Jack has 5 days to reinstate it.Clippy on May 16
Need Help in doing a qbasic flow chart n hipo chart with do while and case codesLuke Smith on May 15
 Flowchartsqbguy on May 15
  Link and more infoqbguy on May 15
  Hipo ChartLuke Smith on May 15
   * I've never seen a "flow chart" with dead ends..........Clippy on May 15
    Dead ends?Luke Smith on May 15
     A flow chart compares choicesClippy on May 15
      Why (-1)?Ben on May 15
       * -1 is all ones in binary two's complementqbguy on May 15
        I see...Ben on May 15
         The method used to represent negatives in binary is called "two's complement"Artelius on May 15
          Nice explanation of bitwise logical operators in QB, Artelius.Solitaire on May 16
           I don't believe I did explain the bitwise operators in the first placeArtelius on May 18
       You answered your own question. QB returns -1 for true.(code)Clippy on May 15
 You should really learn how to use real SUBSPharoah on May 15
  Re: You should really learn how to use real SUBSLuke Smith on May 15
   I'm surprised they are still teaching QbasicPharoah on May 15
    Re: I'm surprised they are still teaching QbasicLuke Smith on May 15
     This is what I'm talking about...ExactlyPharoah on May 16
      BIG DEAL! So what if you were born in the 90's?Clippy on May 16
       Since when are Scheme and Python "Harder"Pharoah on May 16
        * Then go to those forums and quit arguing against QB in this one!Clippy on May 16
         Calm downPharoah on May 17
          Discussion moved to avoid stupid arguments about "off-topic" ness (*URL)Forum Placement Police on May 17
        *Personally I think Python is a little harder and Scheme is much harder.Artelius on May 18
    WRONG!Forum Placement Police on May 15
     * ROFLMAOClippy on May 15
     Well, you have to admitPharoah on May 16
      *I freely admit that. IMHO people who like DOS should love Linux.Artelius on May 19
    QBasic rulesArtelius on May 16
     Well, there are some things it seems only Qbasic hasPharoah on May 16
    Don't dis QBasic.Solitaire on May 16
     * Who said anything about teaching VB? He suggested Python and Scheme as the alternatives.qbguy on May 16
      * VB is more ON TOPIC than those two alternatives here!Clippy on May 16
       *Either it's on topic or it isn't. VB isn't Qbasic, so it too would be "off topic".Pharoah on May 16
       * But that isn't answering the OP's question!qbguy on May 16
        * No problem. Post your answers at the correct place and link it here.....Clippy on May 16
     I agree that OOP and GUI programming aren't essential, butPharoah on May 16
      It makes less sense to use it, then complain about it! Use INKEY$ function.Clippy on May 16
       It makes least sense to not post any codeqbguy on May 16
        * I already posted code twice in this thread. Your turn......Clippy on May 16
       *Way to put this in the wrong subthread.Pharoah on May 16
      OOP isn't essential?London on May 16
       * Yeah, I wish I had taken typing classes now!Clippy on May 17
       Thank you for this postPharoah on May 19
        If you have hit that "ceiling", then you are free to get out of the room!Clippy on May 19
         freebasicBen on May 19
          This doesn't belong in the QBasic forum Ben...MystikShadows on May 19
           I seeBen on May 19
  Re: You should really learn how to use real SUBSLuke Smith on May 15
   How about an INKEY$ loop?Clippy on May 15
    Your code doesn't workqbguy on May 16
     * I goofed. ThanksClippy on May 16
My new sharpLisztfr on May 14
 This is in the wrong FORUM!Forum Placement Police on May 14
  ?Lisztfr on May 15
 (*URL with the word Linux in it)qbguy on May 14
  *OkLisztfr on May 15
Why can't I post here?Solitaire on May 14
 * If anyone else is having this problem, email me. Apparently, I'm not experiencing it.Pete on May 14
 Still trying to post.Solitaire on May 14
  It looks like problem was cleared up temporarilySolitaire on May 14
  Still have trouble posting.Solitaire on May 14
   *Tried again without success to post a new message.Solitaire on May 14
   * I STILL CAN'T POST to a new thread!!!Solitaire on May 15
    * Anywhere? Or just here.......Clippy on May 15
     * To the top.Solitaire on May 15
      I've been trying to find out about a certain website.Solitaire on May 15
rofl @ "Dear Mark"Galleon on May 14
 I would have to agree butroy on May 14
  I removed that! I was not in a good mood yesterday :-)Clippy on May 14
The following doesn't work in QB7.1 but works in QBASIC, why?Qb7.1guy on May 12
 RE: IT WORKS FINEOpresion on May 12
  *Unlike your caps lock key?Pharoah on May 12
    * i love lower classed opressionists. kiss me baby!Clippy on May 13
    Well, OPRESION is in luck, as I program in uppercase.Pete on May 14
     *Don't worry, Opresion (aka __eqo__) will probably find a new Obsesion soon.Artelius on May 14
      RE: Don't worry, Opresion (aka __eqo__)...OPRESION on May 14
     At Least It's Not Title CasePharoah on May 16
      German capitalizes all nounsqbguy on May 16
       *Yeah I remember noticing that, but they don't cap every word.Pharoah on May 19
  You answered the wrong question!Galleon on May 12
   BC.EXE shows thisqbguy on May 13
    * Hopefully you don't either.................Clippy on May 13
    I figured that might be the case...Galleon on May 14
     Look at this:qbguy on May 14
     There be a good reason, though...Artelius on May 14
      But QBASIC has the same behavior (* URL)qbguy on May 14
     Actually there's a better reasonArtelius on May 23
 Bug in PDS 7.1?Solitaire on May 12
  * QB 4.5 has bugs too. I guess 4.0 was the best QB code they ever did.Clippy on May 13
 * You want bugs? M$ guarantees them!Clippy on May 12
question on creating a timermike on May 10
 lol@not homework...TheBOB on May 10
  I elaborated on Bob's code:Solitaire on May 10
   Shortened codeSolitaire on May 11

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