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apologies if this is the wrong way/place to point this out.

this account
http://www.javaranch.com

is just copying post from suns's forums, and posting them here.
It is highly unlikely he has all those different logins at sun, so I'm
assuming he is just posting to promote his site (in his sig).

note it is the same site 'drivehq' that 'Brent (something)' was spamming
just the other day - about 50 of his posts ended up being deleted.

here's some examples from the swing forum

https://coderanch.com/t/342245/GUI/java/changing-forground-color-JSlider
http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=702119&tstart=0

https://coderanch.com/t/342246/GUI/java/Why-InputVerifier-allowing-button-pressed
http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=702162&tstart=0

https://coderanch.com/t/342216/GUI/java/Mouse-Cursor-Not-Changing
http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=700878&tstart=150
 
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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We already wondered about the strange collection of questions.

We are currently discussing appropriate actions.
 
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Thank you for the clue. We suspected he was getting the questions from somewhere else, but we weren't sure where. We've already deleted many posts from this user that were purely spam, but we wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. We'll now delete them all, and close the account, as well as any others that advertise "drivehq". Don't hesitate to let us know when you see things like this.
 
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Thanks
 
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Originally posted by Michael Dunn:
apologies if this is the wrong way/place to point this out.



No apologies necessary! You have done the Ranch a great service by pointing this type of crap out.
 
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Thank you for bringing this matter up. I reported abuse several times on this user on the Sun forums. I and several other people wasted time on this sorry excuse for a dirtbag and while that language may be strong I think in light that others may not have gotten helped because people spent volunteered time "helping" him instead justifies it.

I hope that all this users threads omn JavaRanch will be deleted. This user isn't looking for help at all. Just a way to google spam.
 
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Originally posted by Maximilian Stocker:
sorry excuse for a dirtbag



let's not say things we can't take back...
 
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Originally posted by Nick George:


let's not say things we can't take back...



Well I could edit my post... however I stand by what I said. The individual in question did one of the worst and most cynical things one can do on any forum... and he did it on multiple forums.
 
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Originally posted by Maximilian Stocker:


Well I could edit my post... however I stand by what I said. The individual in question did one of the worst and most cynical things one can do on any forum... and he did it on multiple forums.



True, but calling someone name's doesn't help. I think what Nick really meant to say was:

If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal...

I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice.


And even then, be nice.
 
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