Talk Back: Let me know what you think of Imar.Spaanjaars.Com!!

Over the weekend, I designed and implemented a new feature: Talk Back aka User Comments.

From now on, at the bottom of each article you'll see the following form:

This forum allows you to add your comments to the article you were just reading. This allows you to add comments or corrections, ask questions and express your opinion about the article.

I'll moderate the comments, but only afterwards. This means you're pretty much free to post whatever you feel like, as long as it's appropriate, related to the article and doesn't offend anyone.

Only your name and the comment field are required. You don't have to fill in your e-mail address if you don't want to. If you do post your address (for example, if you want me to contact you) there is no need to worry; I won't sell, give away, display or otherwise (ab)use your e-mail address other than using it to contact you.

Once you hit the Post Comment button, your comment will be visible immediately. There is *no* way to delete comments once you have posted them, so make sure you know what you're doing.....

Where to Next?

Wonder where to go next? You can read existing comments below or you can post a comment yourself on this article .

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On Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:04:24 PM joost said:
Congrats with this new feature! Will you provide the community with some tech background how you did this?
On Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:10:25 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Ha, great idea... ;-)

Although it's not too complex, it might be a good idea to show how it's done. I have added this to my "Articles that need to be written" list.....

On Monday, September 27, 2004 5:07:46 PM Peter Lanoie said:
I think it's freakin' GREAT!! Of course, I'm biased.
On Monday, September 27, 2004 5:09:16 PM Peter Lanoie said:
By the way... the site looks good in FireFox.
On Monday, January 15, 2007 10:24:01 AM Gilbert Espina said:
how can ask question? or how can read those answered question by other person? thanks.

this is my problem

Please help with CrystalReport.
I have a main report that has embeded subreport. The main report links to subreport through a UserID database field, and I assign datasource to both report at runtime by using ReportDocument.SetDataSource().
When I view the report using CrystalViewer control, it prompt me to enter parameter discret value. How do I suppress this dialog?

private void ConfigureCrystalReports()
        String reportPath = Server.MapPath("CrystalReport.rpt");
        ComplaintObjectsReport = new ReportDocument();
        CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = ComplaintObjectsReport;        

On Monday, January 15, 2007 5:24:16 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Gilbert,

How is this related to the original topic?

For questions not related to a specific article on this web site, please post on a forum like


On Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:46:11 AM Joel said:
CAPTCHA images only make things difficult for blind, visually impaired, and dyslexic people. Hacker / spammer scripts that have been available for some time can blow right by them by posting the image on their own high-traffic site (e.g. a porn or warez site) and asking the next site visitor to tell them what it says, as if the hackers were using it to protect THEIR site. The script then posts the human-supplied answer back to your form, and your site can't tell the difference.
On Friday, August 1, 2008 9:05:19 AM Edmund Ward said:
Hi Imar

I am a big fan of this talk back facility and have enjoyed and benefitted greatly from the comments of others on this site. I used to be subscribed to the talk back for quickdoc 419, and happily received the email updates telling me whenever a new comment had been posted to that article. Accidentally, however, I clicked the unsubscribe link in one of these emails instead of the view-article link. So now I am unsubscribed. Is there any way of re-subscribing without posting a noise comment just so I can check the "Notify me of replies" box for that article?

On Sunday, August 3, 2008 11:12:42 AM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Edmund,

I just resubscribed you to the article. It can only be done manually, or, as you pointed out, with a new comment. Had you posted this on 419, you would have been subscribed automatically.... ;-)

It would be a nice enhancement to let people subscribe without posting a comment (so you could subscribe to 416 and 420 as well). It's on my Todo list now....

On Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:26:55 PM Cort said:
I hope you will provide a how to on the Talk Back section. Getting a similar section on my website is one of the reasons I'm wading into the very deep waters (at least for me) of

Talk Back! Comment on Imar.Spaanjaars.Com

I am interested in what you have to say about this article. Feel free to post any comments, remarks or questions you may have about this article. The Talk Back feature is not meant for technical questions that are not directly related to this article. So, a post like "Hey, can you tell me how I can upload files to a MySQL database in PHP?" is likely to be removed. Also spam and unrealistic job offers will be deleted immediately.

When you post a comment, you have to provide your name and the comment. Your e-mail address is optional and you only need to provide it if you want me to contact you. It will not be displayed along with your comment. I got sick and tired of the comment spam I was receiving, so I have protected this page with a simple calculation exercise. This means that if you want to leave a comment, you'll need to complete the calculation before you hit the Post Comment button.

If you want to object to a comment made by another visitor, be sure to contact me and I'll look into it ASAP. Don't forget to mention the page link, or the QuickDocId of the document.

For more information about the Talk Back feature, check out this news item.