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It seems to me that people are more attracted towards the book promotions. I have been watching the responses I was getting in the "web application frameworks" when there was this book promotion of "Pro Jakarta Struts, Second Edition". Now I have posted around 3 topics in this forum and couldn't get a single response for them.

If you believe this is true, I would suggest the book promoters to hang out in the respective forums atleast for a month before awarding the winners. I hope this would build up some interest in the members to continue posting and become an active member.

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So there's a couple reasons why that would be a problem...

* We'd need to have the authors of that book commit to replying to posts for a month! and sometimes its tough to even get them to stay the whole week (luckily that's not TOO often)... but you get the idea.

* It would limit the number of books we can do promotions for -- we couldn't have two Struts books be promoted in the same month -- cause then the book doesn't get highlighted enough.

On the other hand...

* it definitely may keep the post-counts up on some of the forums...

I just don't know how much extra work this will be for the book promo guys... nor how it would work with the authors and the number of books we promote...
 
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I agree with your reasons, so is there any other alternative which could retain the interest in some hot forums such as Jsp, servlets and Web application Frameworks etc. If so are the Javaranch people working towards it?
 
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