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Ramesh Ch
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could you please create seperate forum for Web2.0
Pj Murray
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Originally posted by Ramesh Ch:
could you please create seperate forum for Web2.0


It's an interesting idea - but I think you need to clarify what you mean by Web 2.0 - I guess you mean the technologies? This is JavaRanch - so there's a Java focus.

When I think of Web 2.0 technologies, I don't particularly think of Java (RSS, AJAX, wikis, blogs, mashups, etc)


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Ilja Preuss
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What kinds of questions would go into such a forum?


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Rahul Bhattacharjee
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I have no much idea about Web 2.0 , but I guess that posts would mostly revolve around javascript ,AJAX and for that there is already a forum available.


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Peter Chase
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Does "Web 2.0" actually mean anything? I think it's just a general marketroid term for anything new-ish and cool related to the Web. As such, I would not be in favour of legitimising their BS with a JavaRanch forum. Probably bolting the barn door after horse has bolted, but...

I think existing forums cover it.


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fred rosenberger
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As a further point of clarification, we usually wait until we see a need for a forum before we create it. In the past, when we've tried to anticipate what will be the next "hot thing", we've been wrong.

On the other hand, if we get a lot of questions on topic 'A' in a forum kind of related but not quite right, we take a break from plotting to take over the world and talk about the need for the new forum.


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Ulf Dittmer
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Originally posted by Fred Rosenberger:
we usually wait until we see a need for a forum before we create it.

That probably wouldn't work in this case, though, since "Web 2.0" has so little to do with Java development directly that it's unlikely people would pose questions about it here, no matter how hot the topic is elsewhere.

So the issue -as I see it- is more "would we want a forum that is different in style from most others?" We do have forums that are only tangentially related to Java, but to create a new one, answering Iljas question becomes even more important: What kind of questions/discussions would fit in there?


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Jim Yingst
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I think that rather than simply following the current trend to talk about Web 2.0, we should lead a new trend and start a forum on Web 3.0.


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I think that rather than simply following the current trend to talk about Web 2.0, we should lead a new trend and start a forum on Web 3.0.


Wouldn't that one be on RubyRanch?
 
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