A question of mine seems to have been removed and I have lost 100 points without any explanation.
I think it's brutal that someone can lose points without explanation while people that make noise are not penalised so significantly.
For those interested, original revision below. Michael Petrotta edited to remove the argumentative last sentence along with a few typos, but it was promptly reverted by the OP.
looking for a license key algorithm.
There are alot of questions relating to license keys asked on stackoverflow. But they don't answer this question.
Can anyone provide a simple license key algorithm that is technology independent and doesn't required a diploma in mathematics to understand ?
The license key algorithm is similar to public key encryption. I just need something simple that can be implemented in any platform .Net/Java and uses simple data like characters. Preferably no Byte translations required.
So if a person presents a string, a complementary string can be generated that is the authorisation code. Below is a common scenario that it would be used for.
Don't be afraid to describe your answer as though you're talking to a 5 yr old as I am not a mathemtician. Just need a decent basic algorithm, we're not launching nukes...
NB: Please no philosophy on encryption nor who is Diffie-Hellman. I just need a basic solution. Stuff that goes off topic will be flagged noise or marked down.
Stuff that goes off topic will be flagged noise or marked down.
That is a threat. Asking a question that ends with a threat is offensive.
The system works!
To add on to json's answer.. I would guess that a few people found these comments offensive and flagged the post as such:
This comes back to the old adage that "in order to make friends you must first not make enemies."*
*I don't know who first said that. I just made it up. So if it eventually becomes a popular aphorism, you heard it here first!
You announced that you would flag and downvote stuff you don't like:
It seems like people were offended by that, probably especially since you rolled it back after somebody edited it out. The post probably got automatically deleted with a -100 penalty due to six "offensive" flags.
After all, people try to answer your questions out of the goodness of their hearts, and nobody likes to be treated harshly for that.
It was flagged as spam/offensive by 6 users and automatically deleted by the system.
If that was not the case, and it had exactly 10 upvotes (20 if it was a question), your rep might have been recalced after the deletion of the post by a mod, but this is unlikely.