Dear all ranch members, I know this mail will be read by all the gr8 developers, sheriffs, bartenders and all. So my hello to all. I am a new budding java programmer, with a lotsa dreams in eyes. Now my doubt.. I m working on threads these days. i posted a query in the "Threads and synchronization" forum. I did not get the reply from that forum, so i posted the same query at "Java in General(intermediate)" forum. There Mr Joe Ess(Ranch Hand), helped me very nicely, very a very gud discussion. Now i have some more queries on threads. So, if i m not voilating the rules of JavaRanch, can i post these queries at Intermediate? Thanks and regrds Sandeep Jindal
Of course, u can go ahead with ur questions there... I also usually share the knowledge there in "Java in General" forum... Even though the topic is not directly concerned with the forum... I guess our questions is valid for intermediate level of Java knowledge...
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posted 16 years ago
Thanks Mr. Ko Ko, My question was valid for Intermediate . The fact the Mr Joe answered my question very nicely prooves it. Well, Thanks for your reply. Regards
Sandeep, With all due respect to Mr. Ko Ko Niang, if there's a forum dedicated to a particular topic, we would prefer that you use it. The JavaRanch staff will often move off-topic threads to the forum where they belong, anyway. If no one answers a post after a day or so, it's appropriate to reply to your own post, in the same thread and add details, clarifications, etc, in the hope of getting an answer. In the case of your particular query which you sent first to Threads and then to Java in General, Intermediate, less than one hour elapsed in between your two posts. This suggests that you think it's reasonable to expect that any post you make to JavaRanch will be answered within one hour, and if you haven't gotten an answer in an hour, you need to try something else. That's actually not a reasonable expectation. Questions are sometimes answered within minutes, but often they won't be answered until a few hours or even a few days go by. That's just the way it is. You have to be patient.
To add to what Ernest has said, JavaRanch is an all-volunterr site. No author, bartender or sheriff or anyone is compensated for their time and expertise. That people get responses to their questions at all on this forum testifies to how willing people are to "pay forward" what they have learned. It's a great thing. So many things seem 'free' because internet life makes it relatively easy to share information. And that's a good thing. But it's a cooperative effort; people help when they can. That often makes it tempting to post in Forums where the traffic (and resulting attention) is realtively high. But we are also dedicated to making a useful archives out of the exchanges here, and that means we need to file questions as well as we can. Even though the number of repeated questions and answers is pretty high, a substantial number of people do use searching to see if their questions have already been covered. And we certainly don't like encouraging global searches on the archives. Put your topic question in the most appropriate. If you're really concerned, you can try using Private Messages to ask someone if they wouldn't mind looking at your question. But remember that answering questions on JR is no one's (paid) job. We do this for the love of the technology and the satisfaction of helping others learn. That said, getting an answer to a question in the wrong forum is not proof of anything. As volunteers, we do not spend time maintaining a rigid consistency in enforcing naming policies and misplaced questions. Some people would just rather help, for the same of appearing friendly and encouraging. Others (like me) will just move your stuff without comment, because we feel like we do it all day long and we're down to conserving our time. Thanks,
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posted 16 years ago
Dear Michaeil and Friedman, Thanks for your answer. I really appriciate the helpfulness of all the JR memebers and dedication towards the technology. I used to walk in the different forums and idfferent questions of this site. And gained so many concepts. In fact I want to be one of the bartender or sheriff of this site. Thats why i wanted to know more bout the policies, rules and traditions of this site. Nyways, Thanks for you answer and in future i will take care for that. Regards Sandeep Jindal