Recently one of my friends had a problem with his code and so I suggested that he post it on Java Ranch (which also happens to be my favorite site ).
Then he asked me "How long does it usually takes to get an answer back?" and "Does someone answer at all?"
I could answer the IInd question telling him about how great people on this site are and about the "bartenders" etc...but the first question got me thinking...do we have any such statistic???
Anyhoo --- I know that a lot of the questions I ask have an answer in a couple of hours. Sometimes they never get answered.
Usually if a question isn't answered it's because the question was asked in such a way that no one could figure out what was being asked.
And often the person asking the question finds the answer before anyone else even reads the post.
Expecting an answer sooner than 24 hours is sort of unrealistic - but it does happen.
Thanks for all your inputs. This site is filled with so many enthusiastic people that I was wondering if anyone had worked on some statistics concerning response time.
those which have been asked and answered numerous times before. In such a case a quick forum search will yield better results than asking the same question again. Also if the question is asked in a wrong forum, or in a way that is difficult to comprehend, it takes longer.
Originally posted by Tim Holloway:
... although I wouldn't hold out too much hope of seeing a quick answer when the question is a "I need a complete debugged commercial-grade production system with source code absolutely free ASAP". :roll:
Especially if it has to meet "the Instructors" requirements .
[ March 14, 2003: Message edited by: Eugene Kononov ]
$1 gets you a rather quick response.
Asking for money gets you no replies. Wait, so now that means I must have just ended this thread, because anyone that replies now will owe me money.
Just Kidding of course.