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Thomas Paul
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OK, so a question is posted. First the post isn't formatted correctly and it has a couple of syntax errors to fix. You do that. Then to answer the question you need to refer to the API and maybe search through the JLS. 20 minutes later you have the answer and post it. And you never hear from the original poster again. Not a word of thanks. Grrrrr.... that gets me sooooo mad!!!
Thanks for letting me whine.


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And you never hear from the original poster again. Not a word of thanks.
Well, you are just a part of visual environment, something enclosed in HTML tags, so what did you expect?
Speaking seriously, I remember reading somewhere that there is "no thanks" policy on the Ranch. That may work for "can a static method be overriden" kind of questions - well-formulated and with well-known answer In this case "thank you" is assumed But less theoretical questions are often not so well-worded or depend on too many details not stated in the question. Sometimes real challenge is not to find an answer, but to understand a question. So I often wonder if my answer makes any sense or is it totally irrelevant In this case feedback is highly useful.
[This message has been edited by Mapraputa Is (edited August 03, 2001).]


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Dave Vick
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I semi-sort of agree. It is nice to get thanks from people you've helped. On the other hand, perhaps it is nice to get thanked because it happens so rarely ??!!

Pet peeve is people posting more than 10 lines of code not within the code tags makes it very hard to try to figure out what the code is doing.


Dave
Anonymous
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OK but when im using <CODE>Here is my code</CODE>
How do I intendent or what It's called in english. I meen how can you make spaces so the code is more readable? I've tried it a couple of times but the code just goes like this
<CODE>
public class tester{
public static void main( String args[] ){} // Using 2 spaces here
}
Please help me out with this
Johannes de Jong
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
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I suggest you edit your posting above and select the "*UBB code is ON" on te right hand of your edit box.
And all UBB code will be revealed
Good luck
[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited August 12, 2001).]
Anonymous
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I have ubb code is on. But why can't I use spaces? How do you other indent( make more readable code )?

<PRE>Public class test{
public static void main ( String args[] ){
System.out.println( "Testing" );
}
}</PRE>
The above text uses PRE. But if html is off I can indent it?

[This message has been edited by Mathias P.W Nilsson (edited August 12, 2001).]
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Use [ code] and [ /code] (without the spaces) ubb tags.

To get an extra blank line, you need to put at least one space on that line.
example:


Also, you can click on the "edit this post" icon to see how someone else did something you are interested in. You just can't "Submit Reply". When you are done looking, you just hit the back button on your browser.



// The lines above each have two spaces in them.

// One more just for good measure.
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited August 12, 2001).]


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Anonymous
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Sorry all! If feel like a complete idiot! . I'm so use to Html so I've use the html formatting all the time?
Thanks again!

[This message has been edited by Mathias P.W Nilsson (edited August 12, 2001).]
Thomas Paul
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Sure, turn my whine into a UBB lesson. Now I'm really depressed.
Anonymous
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Sorry about that. But, you've actually accomplished something with you bad formatted code whine , even though It wasn't just about that. You have a new rancher .. namely me writing real code. And.. Thanks
// Mathias
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Welcome, Mathias. I hope you like it here at the ranch.
David O'Meara
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Posts: 13459

Fine, to get back to minor spits, since I browse the ranch while at work I like to be able to pick out the interesting ones without having to read them all.
Therefore I hate the topic Help!!!
Then it annoys me further when the topic is simply Help! Urgent!!!
(not having a good day and trying not to tawe it out on anyone here...)
(sort of)
Oh, and for the record I don't like names that are all in capitals (don't shout at me) and entire-resume-signatures (I don't care what your score was).
Dave.
(see, that's a whine. Soon I'll be accused of being Jim)
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Soon I'll be accused of being Jim)

Did you mean "Soon I'll be accused of being mean?"
Ok, Thomas, I know what to do. I can browse through your posts and add "Thank you, Thomas!" to each thread. Will it work? See a prototype.
Vanitha Sugumaran
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Joined: Apr 11, 2001
Posts: 356
Hi all,
I am also joining the club. Yeh, atleast they can say whether they understand the explanation or not. (thanks would be nice )
I haven't posted many like Tom, but still when I explain something, and don't get any followup makes me
Vanitha.
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Ok, Thomas, I know what to do. I can browse through your posts and add "Thank you, Thomas!" to each thread. Will it work?
Then what would I have to whine about?! That would just make it worse.
David O'Meara
Rancher

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I haven't posted many like Tom, but still when I explain something, and don't get any followup makes me

OK, that's a nice point. Better if you answer someones question and they don't NEED to come back.
I also find it quite rewarding when you get into the one-on-one question-answer thing in a single thread. It doesn't even matter if someone else drops a suggection in there as well.
I suppose there can't be too many problems with the way the ranch works, it seems to be doing OK
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Then what would I have to whine about?! That would just make it worse.

Now that was ! Thomas, thanks! Your post is really insightful. Now I understand some members of my um... household - used to be a mystery to me
Thomas Paul
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I got a thank you!!!
http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum35/HTML/000351.html
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Rats... Now you must be really depressed...
Madhav Lakkapragada
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While thanks would be really nice, I don't
care for it much now-a-days!!!
However, things that piss me off are the improper
subject
. I literally HATE urgent (or any
variation of that word) posts.
Drives me
pssst....why can we not state what we want!!!
Ofcourse, we are asking some help, its implied.

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