Profile overview for jvanderb.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to CustomizingVoat

1 submissions to explainlikeimfive

1 submissions to introductions

This user has so far shared a total of 0 links, started a total of 3 discussions and submitted a total of 30 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 8 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 26 and downvoted 0 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

Greetings! 7-year user of the site which shall not be named, but here now. Happy to be a member of this community!, submitted: 7/9/2015 1:12:04 AM, 24 points (+25|-1)

Test Post - Please Ignore, submitted: 7/10/2015 4:45:13 AM, 7 points (+8|-1)

What is the best way to test CSS changes?, submitted: 7/8/2015 6:46:06 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

What is the best way to test CSS changes?, submitted: 7/8/2015 6:46:06 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Test Post - Please Ignore, submitted: 7/10/2015 4:45:13 AM, 7 points (+8|-1)

Greetings! 7-year user of the site which shall not be named, but here now. Happy to be a member of this community!, submitted: 7/9/2015 1:12:04 AM, 24 points (+25|-1)

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3 highest rated comments:

It might be a good idea that we don't start abbreviating Contribution Points as 'CP'. submitted by No_Its_EYEgore to ideasforvoat

jvanderb 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago

Yeah. It's actually SCP and CCP, but I guess people are abbreviating those abbreviations. I would find someone asking for CP a bit disconcerting to say the least.

Let non moderated users use flair submitted by Unpronounceable to ideasforvoat

jvanderb 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

Agreed. I think it would be helpful to allow mods to specify which flair is eligible to be added by the users, and which flair only a moderator should be able to use. If that were possible, users wouldn't have the ability to use the flair reserved for the moderators, but they would be able to add the unrestricted flair.

For example, say you have a subverse where people ask questions. You could allow them to flair their post with "Answered" once someone answers their question. Users would not, however, be able to flair their post with "Mod Post" if you set that as a mod only flair.

Those are just my thoughts, but I think it would be very useful.

ELI5: The origin of Voat submitted by G4 to ELI5

jvanderb 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

Most of what you want to know is available in the about link at the bottom of the page.

The site was officially launched in April of 2014 as "WhoaVerse" and was renamed to Voat in early 2015. It was initially started as a hobby site by two students from the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

3 lowest rated comments:

Hey /v/programming - What's your favorite language to program in and why? submitted by Brozekial to programming

jvanderb 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

My first language was PHP (Actually BASIC, but that doesn't count), and I really liked it. I still like it to some extent, but more from a rapid prototyping standpoint.

I have since come to my senses, and prefer Java. I like that for the most part it is a platform independent language, and that there are a variety of IDEs available that help you code. I've never been a big fan of Visual Studio, but I have used it before. C# is very similar to Java, and I suppose if I needed to I could probably (eventually) get used to it and be as familiar with it as I am with Java.

There are a lot of people that complain about Java being slow, and that other languages are faster. That may be true, but I've never been bothered by it.

I also like that there are so many Java libraries out there that can be leveraged so you don't have to reinvent the wheel to do something common (e.g. deserializing a JSON message). It is an extremely robust platform, and I have yet to come across something that I cannot do with Java. That being said, I'm certain there are plenty of things you can't do with it, or at least not easily accomplish. I may not be an advanced enough developer to have encountered any of those situations, but for now, Java is my language of choice.

Sharing power line: PC malfunctions despite UPS. Please, ELI5 what to do to prevent/fix this submitted by just-my-2c to ELI5

jvanderb 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Not sure about your exact situation, but a better UPS might be the answer. I don't suppose you have a wireless mouse and/or keyboard do you? If so, it's possible the power drill is causing some interference. Otherwise, the UPS may be at fault. Do the lights flicker when the drill is used?

Good tutorial on how to add Facebook Login to your app? submitted by neverstoptostare to programming

jvanderb 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I've never done anything like this, nor am I a particularly skilled ASP.NET developer, but I did find this article here. Not sure if it will help or not, but it seems to be fairly explanatory.