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Gregg Bolinger
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Why is it that often times when a question is asked on here, the person asking the question gets answered with a link to some web site with an explination(most often java.sun.com).
It seems to me that most people who are programming in JAVA already know about java.sun.com and other web sites. And the reason we ask questions on here is because people who write technical manuals and instructions don't always explain things for us to understand.
So please, if you know how to do something, just explain it to us.
I'm not trying to sound rude. I just know that when I ask a question and get refered to a link and nothing more, I get aggrivated. I know you are trying to help, but that doesn't help so much.
 
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Many questions on here are asking how to. It is obvious that the person asking hasn't spent any time looking into the issue. They are just asking for the entire code to do whatever. If the question is well formed and it looks like serious attempts to find the answer were made, I will give more help. There are many questions placed here that it is obvious that the api was not looked. That a simple tour through the Swing tutorial will answer, or that a site that has examples of exactly what the questioner was looking for address. I think links at the top or bottom of the main forum page here would help.
 
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That makes sense, but sometimes the API's are that easy to decifer, especially for rookie JAVA programmers. I had to have the API's explained to me before I really understood them. But I know what you are saying. Some people just want to rip some code and copy and paste it and go on. Some people are not wanting to do the work the rest of us did.
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