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sathish
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hello
what the heck is happening here?
how can the mods say i was posting the real question?
is this discussion board silent.?
let me ask the discussion board
hi
i asked a question on Garbage collection
like which can be true about gc
[ . . . ]
is this a real question???/
it is an act of prejudice!
are there no sheriifs out there?
is this how you mods show the power???
is there anyone else whom i can ask about??/
sathish
[This message has been edited by Tony Alicea (edited April 25, 2000).]
 
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"what the heck is happening here? how can the mods say i was posting the real question?"
Easy. I took the exam and I say your question looks "too close for comfort".
"let me ask the discussion board... is this a real question???"
If I told you I would have to kill you (American joke).
"it is an act of prejudice!"
PreWhat? No. It's an act of AFTERjudice.
"are there no sheriifs out there?"
Somebody called me? (I've been at the Beach too long you say? )
"is this how you mods show the power???"
No; We usually show the power by stealing all the money from peoples' bank accounts without their knowledge since we know so much Java
"is there anyone else whom i can ask about??"
Ask about Jim's dog. I myself wonder how's he's getting along...
And don't forget the guarantee that we here at JavaRanch are VERY proud of: If at any time you're dissatisfied with the service provided here, we will REFUND 100% of the money YOU PAID to join!
Can't beat that, can you!
Now, I assume that you've got a good sense of humor...


 
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Sathish-
I was the one who removed the thread; I would have notified you directly, but since you posted without registering I had no e-mail address for you. The reason I removed it was that one of the other posters who has taken the test wrote to me saying that he recognized the question as one he had seen on the exam, with the same wording. Since there are many different questions on the exam and none of the moderators knows them all, we are happy to accept help from others who point out such questions. It is possible that in some cases this may result in posts being removed when they should not have been. (Although this is the first complaint I'm aware of.) We try to avoid this, but mistakes can happen.
At this point however, my guess is that this question is from the exam, but that you got it from some other source (possibly even another post on javaranch) without knowing where it originally came from. I realize that there is often no way of knowing where questions really come from, and so when we delete messages we try to make clear that we aren't blaming the person who posted it (unless of course the person tells us that the question came from the exam). I also realize this can result in wasted time for you, and frustration when your posts vanish - and for that I apologize. But my first priority is to try to keep real exam questions out of javaranch, and so far I haven't come up with a better way of undoing the damage.
If you have reason to believe the question could not possibly have come from the exam, please let me know. But until I hear otherwise, it seems most likely that you were an unknowing victim. And note that if you read the question in someone else's post, it's very possible they didn't know either where the question really came from. If it's here on javaranch though, let us know where (in private e-mail preferably) and we'll remove it. And hopefully we'll have an e-mail address for whoever posted it, to let them know what happened.
> it is an act of prejudice!
Umm, perhaps you meant that as a question? If so, the answer is no, as far as I know. Prejudice against who? I have no sympathy for anyone who knowingly posts real exam questions, but I try to remember that in many/most cases the people involved don't know, so I try to act accordingly. Is there some other group I'm maybe prejudiced against?
Anyway, I'm sorry for the confusion about what happened. If you have suggestions for how we can improve this process, please share them.

[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited April 25, 2000).]
 
sathish
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hi tony & jim
i am extremely sorry for being rude.
i felt bad because my messages were removed constantly and none answered my question(hmmmm mods gave me a hard time in not replying! and that's why i called it as an act of prejudice!)
and you can very well say that it is too close from being called a real question. well i wouldn't have accepted that but nother go i would have taken it. it's unfair to delete those messages without notifying me.
alright, thanks for replying me
sathish
 
maha anna
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Satish,
it's unfair to delete those messages without notifying me.
Say it again. You were not registered here when all this happened. We did not have your email id. Otherwise you would have got a private mail explaining what happened.
regds
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sathish
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hello maha anna
i don't want to start it again and you know, if one wants to inform, there are plenty of ways to inform and there was!
i posted another message on inner classes the day before and another one on the same day. well, if you had the PATIENCE, you could have added messages to anyone of that! but you didn't see that message!
so please stop this and i can keep arguing for everything and i don't want to and i didn't ask you either!
sathish
 
sathish
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i got the message jim and i appreciate your writing, and you know the way to explain things much better.
Tony, your joke was good but don't forget, you will get a similar one from me (and it will be purely indian, tamilian and not an american and you will have fun and i certainly hope you wouldn't take it seriously when it comes!!!)when i finish the exam.
thanks
sathish
 
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Originally posted by sathish:
i posted another message on inner classes the day before and another one on the same day. well, if you had the PATIENCE, you could have added messages to anyone of that! but you didn't see that message!
sathish[/B]

As someone who has benefitted a great deal from the seemingly inexhaustible patience and enthusiasm of the moderators here, for free and without ads no less, I find your comment incomprehensible and inappropriate.
Eric B.
 
sathish
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ohh thanks for your comments
sathish
 
sathish
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sorry i didn't get any answers or reply and i felt they had prejudice or something! yes i thought it that way and it happened that way. so stop this argument and move along with other discussion topics. i understood what jim wanted to say, and just b'cos anna wanted to say we couldn't get your mail id , i replied..
but thanks for your advice
sathish
 
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Hi guys!
It sounds like everything got worked out long before I showed up.
Cool!
Since I would like to see this forum get back to Java talk rather than forum business, I'm gonna lock this forum.
Thanks to everybody involved for being reasonable and decent so this can still be a friendly town.
 
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