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Paul Stevens
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1. Posting the same question in multiple forums.
2. Posting in a wrong forum just because there is more traffic.
3. Posters who refuse to look at the API or attempt to solve their own problem before asking a question. At least make the effort.
Sorry for the venting.
 
Cindy Glass
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Ditto
 
Dave Vick
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Ditto...
plus the following:
people who title the subject like "help, urgent!!!" or "java question"
people who post the same question to as many forum as they can.
 
Jim Yingst
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I agree. On the other hand, after yesterday there's something rather refreshing about such mere "annoyances".
 
Paul Stevens
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I may not have even noticed those things except I came on here to try to take my mind off of things and those kept popping up in each forum. There was no tolerance on that day.
 
Marcus Green
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Here is one for the pile,
I create mock exam questions and ask "What will happen when you attempt to compile and run this code". In my answer I say what will happen. Then I get emails (or postings at the ranch) saying
I think the given answer is wrong.
I think, I think! why not just say, I can't bothered to compile it but want someone else to spoon feed me an explanation. But I get some really nice emails and lots of thanks as well so I shouldn't complain.
Marcus
 
Paul Stevens
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Notice how little things that didn't bother you much before just bug you right now. Thanks for your work Marcus.
I think your answer in question 15 exam 2 is wrong
 
Michael Ernest
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Personal pet peeve: A subject line like "What's wrong with this code?" followed by 50 or more lines of inscrutable spaghetti, all flush left aligned, and variables i,j,k and class names AAA, BBB, CCC.
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Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
 
Theresa Faulkner
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Here is my grievance.
I have been on JavaRanch a lot more lately and have been reading and posting a lot more lately and I want to know why some people have OBVIOUSLY fake names yet somehow keep posting and keep posting and even make ranch hand, etc.
I thought there was a naming convention?
Am I missing something???

 
Theresa Faulkner
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Concerning my above comment:
These are registered users. Not the unregistered ones. I am aware of that.
Thanks.
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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We try to keep on top of fake names. Can you list (or email) some examples?
 
Jim Yingst
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If they're just posting inside Meaningless Drivel, we generally don't enfoce the name policy there. But if they post elsewhere, their account will probably be blocked. Feel free to let us know of names we overlook outside Meaningless Drivel.
 
Cindy Glass
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Plus you have to be careful with that "obviously fictional" stuff. Recently we reprimanded a guy for signing up a Peter Pan. Turned out that is was his REAL name and he had to re-register as Pete Pan. How embarassing for us .
 
Theresa Faulkner
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OK.
I'll let you know of anyone I notice outside of Meaningless Drivel.
Thanks.
 
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I have another peeve:
Just noticed that people are replying to previous threads in a new thread rather than continuing the old one.
I'd noticed it before but a lot more in the last couple of days.
Dave.
 
Cindy Glass
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Yeah but almost always it is someone who is new and has not yet figured out how to use the buttons .
 
William Barnes
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People who quote the entire previuos post in their post, instead of the portion which they are actually refering to.
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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I hate urgent, help, plesae help msgs.....
IMO, you don't have to say it.
When you say it be polite, say it in the body somewhere
not as the topic subject....
Just so I don't abuse these people, I ignore such posts...
Sorry, better to ignore than be harsh/rude
And yes, I agree all others.
Hope people read these and aviod the absue.
- satya
 
Michael Bruesch
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What annoys me is people who get great programming jobs because of who they know, not what they know. I had a fried who worked at a video store. He had a customer who came in frequently, and chatted with him and got to know him slightly. This man owned a software company. Because he liked the way my friend sounded, he gave him a job developing software. We were in the same class, the first programming class in college, Programming Principles I using C++ and he lands a 50k a year job programming in SmallTalk, now in Java. And I know for a fact I code better than him, in any language and make better grades all around! And I can't get my foot in the door to save my life. It urks me to no end.
 
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If i offer someone free drink in this ranch and he refuses it... ...but none refused so far....
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