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Christophe Verré
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Many ranchers post their certification results in the exam forum,
not in the Certification one. For example, in SCJP forum or SCWCD forum, etc.
The threads are usually moved pretty quickly by the bartenders,
but I've noticed that the SCWCD ones tend to stay at the SCWCD forum.

Any reasons for that ?
 
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Christophe Verré
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when they include a thorough description of experience


Sorry, this doesn't anser my question regarding this kind of thread
November 18, 2005:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/170901/java-Web-Component-SCWCD/certification/Passed-SCWCD

I don't understand the "moving to" policy.
If threads were moved to the "Certification results" forum at once,
ranchers who would like to read other's experience could look at this forum.

I'd like to add that I have nothing against leaving them there
I was just asking.
 
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Marc P. and i talked about this a little (we moderate the SCWCD forum). Some of the posts were "i passed". these still get moved.

but if the poster says "i passed, and here's what helped me", we felt these could stay. The post is then more about the test taking experience, and often leads to a discussion about why sample tests "A" are better than "B".

We felt this type of discussion was well suited for the forum on getting certification.

Now, i have to admit i'm starting to rethink this philosophy. Often, the Original Poster says "i passed with XX%. i read the XYZ book", and then it is followed with 12 "congrats" messages... not really what we were hoping for (at least, not what I was hoping for).
 
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What fred describes above is exactly what's going on in the SCJP forum too. Same approach, same results, and now the same rethinking (at least on my part).
 
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Phil, Ajith and I discussed this some time ago for the SCJD and SCEA forums. For both those forums we felt that there was a very strong community feeling due to the amount of time it takes to do the assignments, so it is quite common for members to know each other and want to congratulate each other upon passing. So we decided to leave "I passed" type messages in the forum for 24 hours* for congratulation messages to be posted, and messages with content (e.g. I passed and here are some tips...) stay open indefinately.

Note: The whole "24 hours" was very loosely applied: in SCJD it generally worked that the first moderator to see the topic moved it after they had seen that the second moderator had posted congratulations. Since I was in Australia and Phil was in Belgium, this worked very well: if I posted first, then it meant that Phil hadn't seen the post that day, and wouldnt see it for another 12 hours or so, by which time I was offline and wouldnt see his reply for 12 hours or so.

Regards, Andrew
 
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Thank you Andrew for adding clarity from our prior discussions.

From what I have seen in SCEA forum, 8 out of 10 messages have such valuable content other than congratulations from fellow ranchers, they end up staying. I haven't seen any specific concerns with letting these messages stay where they are. So the do
 
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Actually this approcach helps a lot. A few years back I used to frequent javaranch. Didn't had much idea about forums, posts etc and all. I only knew SCJP forum. When I saw a passed with XYZ% and something about how he/she achieved such a score helped me a lot. I am also thankful to those moderators/sheriffs who along with moving a thread also included a link to the thread's new location.
 
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