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Mac OS forum cluttered of non-Java related topics

Bauke Scholtz
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http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-73/Mac-OS

How about that? I see a lot of hardware related topics. There are very little topics about Java (software) related issues/discussions regarding to the platform. Shouldn´t hardware related topics be moved to 'General Computing' as every other Non-Mac (read: PC) hardware related topics? Even, the subtitle of the forum tells this "Topics relating to running Java Technologies on the Mac platform, including OSx, iBook, PowerBooks etc.". No wording about hardware.
Bear Bibeault
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I have added:
as well as any other Mac or OS X related discussions.
to the forum description. Now everything is in line.


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Bauke Scholtz
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Good work, thanks.
Joanne Neal
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Wow. I wish all our customers were so easily pleased.
If one of them complained that the product didn't work according to the specification and I suggested that we simply change the specification, I'm pretty sure there would not be much gratitude forthcoming.


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That's an easy fix: just get different customers.


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Bauke Scholtz
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Joanne Neal wrote:Wow. I wish all our customers were so easily pleased.
If one of them complained that the product didn't work according to the specification and I suggested that we simply change the specification, I'm pretty sure there would not be much gratitude forthcoming.

Lol No, I just accepted it in silence. There is simply nothing to do against such a decision.
At least I now have a valid reason to ignore the Mac OS forum ;)
Henry Wong
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Bauke Scholtz wrote:Lol No, I just accepted it in silence. There is simply nothing to do against such a decision.
At least I now have a valid reason to ignore the Mac OS forum ;)



The Mac OS forum is really light -- maybe one or two posts a day. There is no reason to ignore it... just take a second to see if the question of the day is Java related.

If the volume climbs to the point, where it becomes cumbersome to separate Java from non-Java related questions, please bring this topic up again....

Thanks,
Henry


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Bear Bibeault
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As Henry pointed out, if we only allowed Mac-specific Java issues to be posted there, it'd be one quiet forum indeed. The command line is bash, and IDEs work just the same as anywhere else, so there's little Mac-specific discussion around compiling and building.

The only real mac-specific Java issues seem to revolve around Swing applications -- and we don't seem to get much of that type of traffic.

So, having it serve as a place for all-things-Mac, rather than spreading it out among the other forums, just makes a lot of sense to me.

Paul Clapham
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Bauke, don't feel you have to read every post. Me, for example, I pretty much ignore all the certification forums. I don't have the patience to keep answering why ++ works the way it does and so on, so I just leave them alone. I find it's much easier to Be Nice™ when I do that.
 
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