I also think that by using your real name, your posts are more, how to say this, cleaner, nicer, truer, instead of a post that antagonizes kind of like one I read in the SCWCD forum about Sun dicounts, and the guy goes crazy over the policy. If that person had his/her full name on the post, I don't think they would have been that rude.
I have gotten serveral comments from coworkers about this site while at work. It does NOT present itself visually as a professional site when there is a cartoon picture of a moose with one eye on every page. And there is a fly buzzing around it too. Some people might find this cute, others might find it sick.
I'm just telling you that from experience with what other people in my office have said, it does NOT look professional. I think this is a bigger issue than the naming policy. People glancing over my shoulder don't notice the names of people, but they always notice that moose.
Originally posted by Guy Allard:
Why this thread at this time guys?
When we updated the software, we suddenly had a "displayed name" to deal with. This brought about an updated Naming Policy Page. Although this topic has been discussed many times in the past, we thought it would be good to have a centralized place (thread) to discuss it. Therefore, this thread is linked to the page and the page is linked to this thread.
I, too, appreciate the aura of professionalism at this site that is enhanced by the Naming Policy.
Though this isn't the topic of this thread...
I haven't had any bad experiences regarding the Mouse Head. But wouldn't it be easy to have a button to make it disappear if that's how a user would prefer his or her configuration?
I never said I didn't like the moose, I said it was unprofessional. If you have to scroll down to hide the moose, as I do, that should be a sign that the moose goes against stated goal of this site being a place where employers feel ok letting their employees use it at work.
The only item that I found confusing was the prompt on the form for entering a public name.
....Like most users,I did not read the instructions.It seems like alot of effort goes into having new users correct their invalid public name.I think this is wasted effort and should be corrected.
Here is a solution I came up with:
This should be the same as above:
The right time to enforce the naming policy is during registration and not after it.Any one who does not follow the naming policy should not be allowed to be a registered member.This also simplifies the work of moderators.
This is my view ,ofcourse.
I am big fan of javaranch site. I am a daily visitor to this site.What I hate is the logo. Cant u find any other??
Please change it.
Good Luck to javaranch site.
Originally posted by Rob Ross:
If you are really serious about being professional, then I must sadly criticize the Java Ranch logo - the one-eyed moose.
I think thats right b/c when i first visit the site i think that i've come on a wrong site.
But when i win two books after two posts i start liking the one-eyed moose.
The naming policy is fine
I think it is better if we get only one big alert message higlighting all ther errors made. I saw this kind of an alert somewhere in IBM site ( I don't remember the link ???)
My favourite ... At the first user error, show an alert message for that field ONLY and focus back to that field. Don't validate the rest for the time being. We always follow this in most of our WEB projects.
Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
Take a look at http://test.javaranch.com/register.jsp
I registered with JavaRanch in Oct 2000 with a display name 'J Ash' (close to real name), which I later changed to 'Ashok M' (almost real name).
I was surprised to get a final warning from Jessica about display name after almost 2 years. I didn't really wanted to display my 'short' lastname, so I was hiding it behind a 'M'.
Not that I am unhappy about the warning, and I agree its the right thing to do, but was just wondering how come this final warning after 2 years :roll: Also I missed my first or second warnings somewhere
It looks like most of your posts are in MD which has no naming requirement.
Francisco, I guess that is the right thing to do. And I have a feeling that many in here are not using their actual name. Especially since we post here in forums like Job Discussion forum, that too bitching about Project Managers. He too might be a JavaRancher, who knows
Thus on the discussion site I run you can call yourself anything you like (you need to have a live email address to collect your password) but apart from that any name goes.
Thus someone gave themselves the name Adolph Hitler, and plenty of people came to the conclusion that they did not want to get into conversation with Adolph. Instant foot shooting or what .
We JUST upgraded to this version of UBB a few months ago, so if we had done it before - we would be doing it yet again.
If you look down in this forum you will see that there has been alot of effort put into migrating to JIVE. That is turning out to be WAY more painful than you would think.
Needless to say in the middle of that - adding a little hack is not a big priority.