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A curious (Non Java) Question

 
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I cant help but notice that most if not all the topics in this part of the forum are closed or are closed as soon as they are created. I am just a little curious why?

No offence meant


Oh, and by closed I mean that they are locked against further editing
[ April 15, 2008: Message edited by: Arthur Buliva ]
 
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Most topics have been moved to other forums. You can look at the posts and see a message explaining this, along with "CLICK HERE" in big letters to direct you to the new location. For some reason, many people use this forum to ask questions that aren't advanced at all. Other topics are advanced, but can be better handled in other, specialized forums. So we move them, leaving behind a closed copy so the original poster can find where it's gone to.
 
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Ok. So this leads to the next question then, how or when is a topic considered advanced enough?
 
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The decision is made somewhat similar to this algorithm.

 
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From time to time, the staff has discussed closing this forum. The truth is, the Java language itself is a simple language; it's hard to come up with advanced questions about the language itself.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
The decision is made somewhat similar to this algorithm.

I haven't even looked yet, but 1st April was two weeks ago.

 
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BTW: Is there any risk of this thread moving to Meaningless Drivel?
 
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There was a long thread nearly a year ago in the Java Ranch forum about closing this forum. It appeared it was going to happen.

I wish it would be closed, it really doesn't have much/any value when every posting is closed and moved.
 
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I am not convinced that this forum has little value. For some reason, many newbies love to post beginner questions in the advanced forum. If the advanced forum didn't exist, then the intermediate forum will be inundated with the posts...

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