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Sayantan Auddy
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I have to say this:
JavaRanch is the best place on earth for Java enthusiasts.
Thanks a lot to all of you at JavaRanch who have helped me whenever I've needed it,
and the promptness with which help arrives is quite amazing. Keep it up guys
 
Damodar Mukhopadhyay
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Right... Its the best forum I have seen in java...
 
Campbell Ritchie
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It was even better before 13th October 2005

The standard of discussion here is very good, probably because we clamp down on duplicate discussions. Also the "be nice" rule stops people being rude, and the naming policy prevents people calling themselves "Java Ace" and posting rubbish.
 
avi sinha
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:It was even better before 13th October 2005


well sir i didn't understand.... what had happened to the saloon on 13th???

avi sinha

 
Vikas Kapoor
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avi sinha wrote:well sir i didn't understand.... what had happened to the saloon on 13th???

avi sinha


I bet the answer is in your 15" screen. Look closely.
 
Vikas Kapoor
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... right in this page.
 
avi sinha
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got it.

avi sinha
 
Maneesh Godbole
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What makes the Ranch a cool place?

Functionality wise, it is a forum and there are lots of forums where you can ask questions and get answers? Then what is it that makes the Ranch better? Naming policy? Heavy moderation? Be nice rule? No read made solutions? Book promos? Fun forum like Meaningless Drivel? Cool moderators?
 
Monu Tripathi
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@Maneesh: Wait a minute..I know..I know what these are called...rhetorical questions, right?
 
Sagar Rohankar
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:What makes the Ranch a cool place?

Friendly and Professional,
And all guys with good sense of humor..
 
Monu Tripathi
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I am a member of quite a few forums on different subjects. I think I am most comfortable with JavaRanch for a number of reasons some of which Maneesh and Campbell have already outlined. The quality is very good thanks to all the moderators.

Even the "sun god" trod on these grounds once, if you know what I mean or whom I am referring to!
 
Maneesh Godbole
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Monu Tripathi wrote:@Maneesh: Wait a minute..I know..I know what these are called...rhetorical questions, right?


Believe it or not, for once I am being serious.
When I started out learning Java, I came across many forums. They were full of people with weird sounding screen names. Not that I really cared about that. You should have heard some of the names I had for other people! The forums were also full of flaming and cuss words and I thrive on such kind of entertainment! But you know what? I came across the Ranch and never went out again. The one thing which appealed to me the most was the no ready made solution approach. According to me, that is the best way to learn.
 
Ankit Garg
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My friend was the first person who suggested me to join javaranch. Before that I used to google and came a few times here, but never took it too seriously. I was of the mindset that sun's forum was THE BEST. Then I was completely confused on this and had to ask it on a forum. So I took my friends advice and decided to join this forum. I came to the home page, and I was not impressed by the look of the homepage. I was thinking "is this a joke?", but still my friend strongly insisted that I should join here. So I joined and since then I'm kinda addict to it. I actually chose the wrong forum for my first question, didn't use a good subject line, even the display name Ankit Garg was not available so I used AnkitJi Garg, then changed it to Ankit G@rg, and then magically Ankit Garg became available. I was reminded a lot of rules many times which frustrated me in the beginning, but one thing was sure, the forum was helpful. The rules here are strict to a certain extent, but that's what makes this place THE BEST ...
 
Campbell Ritchie
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I first went to Sun, and after about two weeks there was a dispute between many of the users and management because they had restricted the "about this site" forum. Lots of poeple moved over here, I followed and have stayed.
 
Campbell Ritchie
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I think my first post was about a "bouncy ball" exercise; I had set the constructor so it wouldn't ever go beyond the left edge of the screen (never allow x < 0) then I couldn't understand why it would never go off the left side of the screen . . .

Then I had somebody asking about how to draw a clockface with sin and cos. "Oh, we had one of those in our MSc class this week," I said, and tried to explain on screen. I ended up having to say, "I'll see you on Thursday, and I shall show you then with a pencil and paper."
 
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