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Tony Morris
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I apologise if this thread is not appropriate in this forum - I can't find a "general rant" topic in the forums.
I regularly visit this site to have my two cents worth every so often - usually when I'm procrastinating at work. I enjoy the excellent moderation provided and general lack of attitude that is so common in other forums.
One thing, however, strikes me as odd. I usually read Java In General (Intermediate) and Java In General (Advanced) forums. The most prominent noticeable thing when I visit these forums is that the Advanced section contains relatively trivial concepts that are asked by people who are learning, while the Intermediate section contains queries that aren't usually so straight forward (i.e. consulting relevant documentation, search engines, etc. doesn't always reveal an answer).
I like to propose a hypothesis: "The average user of the Advanced forum under-estimates the ability of the technology that he/she is using (in this case, Java)". "The average user of the Intermediate forum has a full understanding of his/her limitations and abilities regarding the technology that he/she is using".
Is it just me on a rant rampage ?
 
Mark Stech
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Ey Tony

I believe in ur statement. It probaly comes from, that alot of people underestimate their abilities in using java.
 
Antoine Waugh
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or even simply,
the more you learn a langauge, the more you learn about its complexities.
in other words, someone newer to java COULD see a trivial question as hard, whereas a more experienced programmer will know that there are much more complex questions, and thus post a rather difficult question, in the intermediate board.
just a suggestion on the topics of relevance on boards, maybe this would be more suited to the general rants section
http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-10/Ranch-Office
kind of ironic as your post is on a similar suggestion -that some threads are started in the wrong section

-twans
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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The right place for meta-discussion about the site itself is the "JavaRanch" forum. I'll move this there.
 
Tony Morris
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I was aware of the irony at the time I posted and I even predicted that it would be pointed out. It's no secret that I am selectively blind at times. My excuse was that I had just finished 4 hours worth of writing COBOL university lectures. How fun !?
 
Jessica Sant
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Excellent recommendation -- I just started moderating the Advanced forum a couple weeks ago and am still getting used to guaging which threads should be moved and which should stay.
Hopefully between Ernest, Max and I -- we can keep it all straight and logical.
 
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