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Chengwei Lee
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Sometimes, rather often, I found myself reading similar posts, questions in the some of the Java forums, like Beginner, Intermediate & other certifications forums.

And usually, these questions had been answered many times.

Would it be possible that we compile such frequently asked questions together with all its replies into a FAQ for each forum?

That way, people won't have to keep posting the same questions & can find the solutions/hints quicker. We would see lesser of repeated posts, find more time to answer new questions, etc.

Just my 2 cents...
 
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See http://faq.javaranch.com. You're welcome to make whatever additions you'd like.
 
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Oh man, I didn't see that link on top of the Java Beginner's Forum at all...

How about making a sticky thread/post on the 1st page of the forum (1st thread) to contain the FAQ?

I find it more visible this way. Other forums that I visit seems to do it the same way too.

Lastly, how do I contribute to the FAQ? As in, send the question & answer to who? The moderator of the respective forums?

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The FAQ is a Wiki -- an editable web site. Our FAQ is therefore a collaborative work and you're free to join in! There's an "edit this page" button at the bottom of every page. If you haven't used a Wiki before, read the help pages first.
 
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Specifically, read http://faq.javaranch.com./view?PageFormatting and try out things at http://faq.javaranch.com./view?SandBox
 
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Great! Will take a look at it. Thanks!
 
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