Hi I don't want this to be a complaint but rather a suggestion. I've been reading the forums and I've noticed (maybe my bad luck) that some user are asking very smart interesting questions, and getting "blown off" because they didn't adhere to the JavaRanch naming conventions. I have no problem using the naming conventions, but, could we not just change registration so that ir REQUIRES 2 names. some of these user who post their questions only see "get out, fix your name or we don't want to deal with you", then never come back. My other suggestion, answer the guys/gals question and then tell them to fix ther name. At least they are getting 'something' to make them come back instead of 'fix your name' attitude. We could be losing a wealth of information with these people. P.S. I also noticed that even the Sun forums let people use aliases, what was the reason for choosing 'real names' on java ranch? Personally I HATE giving out my real name unless it's needed (like CV submission etc). Thanks for the time folks!
Originally posted by John Bateman: My other suggestion, answer the guys/gals question and then tell them to fix ther name. At least they are getting 'something' to make them come back instead of 'fix your name' attitude.
That's what we do. No one is refused an answer because they didn't register correctly. It may be that the bartender/sheriff didn't have an answer or didn't have the time to reserach an answer. The other point is that answers don't come from just bartnders and sheriffs. They come from the greenhorns and ranch hands that make JavaRanch great.
"...what was the reason for choosing 'real names' on java ranch? " Hi John, there's a post called "Naming Convention - Issues - Long Post" in this forum that may answer this question. Check out the official naming policy too.
[This message has been edited by Pauline McNamara (edited August 16, 2001).]