You might have noticed that recently quite a few threads have been locked. It's not that we don't like any of you - we are just enforcing the board rules after a rather long spell of not doing so.
A lot of you are failing to see the point of this board. So, for the benefit of those who don't know:
The object is to show everyone your programming skills by compressing as much programming code as you can into 20 lines or less to produce the most impressive
program that you can.
If your thread doesn't enter the 'spirit' of this, it will simply be locked. This includes:
* Uncompressed programs:
Where's the challenge in that? If you can't compress your programs then they belong on the Code Snippets board. Part of the challenge is compressing the lines without stopping the program from working.
* Programs Longer Than 20 Lines
These simply break the rules. It's not the 22 Line Challenge, or the 21 Line Challenge. More than 20 lines and it's simply not allowed on this board. Period!
* Pointless Programs
Anyone can write a 'Hello World' program in less than 20 lines and post it on here. No-one does because it's pointless and shows no programming expertise. Your program should make people say "Wow - that's clever! How did they do that"?
Now if you can write a complete game in 20 lines or less (as many posters have already done) then feel free to post - and amaze us all.
If you can't avoid the three points above then please don't complain when your thread is locked.