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Hey Everyone,
I know its illegal to copy stuff from other peoples websites. But I want to clear the following things:
1. I have only copied Maha Anna's comments and Mock Exams which I think are totally free for distribution.
2. There are a thousand web sites which copy data.
3. I have made this web site to help my fellow countrymen to get all the things in one place. In a third world country like Pakistan where literacy rate is very low, where a computer is considered a luxury, where surfing on the ner costd too much, I think for such a country which is my homeland I have made this site to help everyone. So that my fellow friends dont have to waste their precious time and money on searching data. Plus it is also providing free information to all of you.
4. I have already said that my web site will be updated soon with the authors name.
5. I have hosted this site on a free domain and server so they are running their ads. I have no link with them. You can check the ads by yourself. They are all of www.freeservers.com. Plus I dont want any fame. I just want to help the cause of JAVA. Help the people around the world. But if you all think that my mission is something else than I can't help your thinking.
So what do you guys want more from me?
There is no difference between mock exams and sample test papers.
The site has a problem if viewed with Netscape. Plz use Internet Explorer.
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Rahim.
 
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Hi,
I think that the complaints are not against You, but against the sort of attitude this behaviour represents for some people (including me).
The fact that You react shows that You are not a very typical representative of the copy-and-paste freaks.
The fact that there is a lot of copy-and-pasting on the internet does not mean that it is a nice thing.
Dont understand what it has to do with Pakistan. Pakistani people with access to Internet have access to JavaRanch and all the other Java-certification sites. Pakistani people without access to Internet dont have access to your site neither. It looks a little bit nationalistic, which I don't like (especially as being german).
There is really a problem with copy and pasting. I have colleges who copy and paste code without even taking the time to look what it is all about. This leads to very chaotic projects and internal conflicts and (most important) because they do not contribute with something of their own, I learn nothing from them.
Sites like JavaRanch and Marcus Green should earn some money, because they do a terrific job. With national java-certification sites (what a word) they will have less viewers and so less money.
Axel

[This message has been edited by Axel Janssen (edited July 13, 2001).]
 
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Originally posted by Abdul Rahim:
Hey Everyone,
2. There are a thousand web sites which copy data.


As my mom would say ' Just because someone else does it doesn't mean it's right'.


3. I have made this web site to help my fellow countrymen to get all the things in one place. So that my fellow friends dont have to waste their precious time and money on searching data. Plus it is also providing free information to all of you.


That's great to try to do someting like that and consolidate everything for people. However, anyone that can access your site can also access the original sites, JavaRanch, and Sun's own page. That's not to say that what you've done is not without value, you just need to be realistic about it. I'm also adding some java pages to my web site - to be honest they are more for my own benefit than anyone elses (the more I read, write, type edit and work with something the better I'll remember it) but if it helps out even one or two people along the way that's all the better. As far as the whole Pakistani thing, your fellow countrymen (and women) probably like the idea, but I can also guarantee that you'll offend more people than you impress. The internet and its access to resources and information is one of the first truely global communities - why would you want to give the impression that your one part of it is only for certain people.


4. I have already said that my web site will be updated soon with the authors name.


You may want to include links to the original site also, so people can check for updates and also access other content at those sites that aren't available at your site.


5. I have hosted this site on a free domain and server so they are running their ads.


Then I would think twice about it, as someone said in a different post your almost using someone elses work to make money (not for yourself). You might want to just put links on your site to the content.
just my $.02
Dave
And yes when I have the java content added to my site, I'll post it here too. The criticism I get will be taken and maybe used maybe not, it's my site (as yours is yours) but consider that the people in these forums are for the most computer science professionals (or trying to become such) and they are probably fairly well educated too, and, most importantly, we could all be considered peers - so their advice will count for a lot when I ask for it and hopefully get it (good or bad).
[This message has been edited by Dave Vick (edited July 13, 2001).]
 
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Guys, please keep away from digression. This forum is for discussing SCJP related topics only. I will be forced to close this thread if it contains anything that is not directly related to Java Certification. Ofcourse, you can discuss issues like this in the Meaningless Drivel.
Thanks!
Ajith
 
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Hi Ajith,
I understand your viewpoints. But just think once, almost 47,000 people are already with Javaranch's Certification Study. So, in short, Javaranch is a place for clarity and quality. If a handful of people always plays music of PAKISTAN, then it will boil the minds of other nationals automatically. So, I would think of stopping such threads lot earlier!
Albert

Originally posted by Ajith Kallambella:
Guys, please keep away from digression. This forum is for discussing SCJP related topics only. I will be forced to close this thread if it contains anything that is not directly related to Java Certification. Ofcourse, you can discuss issues like this in the Meaningless Drivel.
Thanks!
Ajith


 
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