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I am a passive user of the javaranch site. There is just one thing about the site which I wish would improve. I wish there was someone for every topic who could decide as to what finally the snwer to a question should be. There are so many replies to a question that one never figures which one is correct expecially when one is trying to learn something from the answers. I wish that the moderators could finally add a note to decide which answers are correct. I know that it is quite a time consuming as well as a challenging job for the moderators but frankly it helps the ones who know lesser.
Thanks.
 
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anu
I kow what you mean, it would be nice to be able to go somewhere and get a definitive answer to a question. The problem with that is that all of the bartenders and sherrifs are volunteers here and to make sure that every answer is correct would be a huge task. Also, I dont think that anyone here can qualify as the absolute authority on every possible questions.
It is hard to get a straight answer sometimes, you're right, but you can often do a search and locate previous topics that address the same topics. If you really get stuck and want to make sure the answer that the answer is correct then post a summary to the thread - sopmething like:
'just want to make sure that this is correct...' and then summarize what you think is the right answer - you'll usually get a pretty good answer that way.
hope that helps

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Thanks Dave. I can only imagine how hard it must be evaluate every reply that people post. I have the ultimate respect for the the volunteers who take their time to go thorugh the postings as much as possible. I will try to use the subject line that you mentioned. I am sure that I will get my answers that way.
 
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Hi anu,
In a perfect world we might always be able to provide a definitive answer; unfortunately, it ain't a perfect world
It can be maddening when you are looking for a specific, correct answer and have to go through 8 or 10 posts to figure it out. There is an advantage though Often you'll find that 'wrong' answers are quickly pointed out ... not just by moderators but by everyone! And very often the discussions about why something is wrong help you learn more than you would if you only read 'right' answers
If you are really confused by a thread (as a last resort) you're welcome to send an e-mail directly to a moderator with a link to the thread that's giving you problems. Just please remember that we are volunteer's, not paid Java instructors. We may not know the correct answer or have time to respond in full but we might be able to point you in the right direction
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