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Here lately, I have been coming with either A. Stupid questions no one should answer (and people are ignoring) or B. Questions that are very difficult, which people are having trouble answering (I would like to think it is the second one). I do realize that this is on a volunteer basis and that no one has to answer my questions. I was just wondering what I should do when this happens. I have been able to resolve my own questions (usually after a few days), but some of them I haven't. To be clear : I am not mad. I am glad to help (I try to answer other people's questions when I can). I just want to know what is going on and what I should do.
Thanks for your wonderful help,
“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.” (Mosher's Law of Software Engineering)
“If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.” (Edsger Dijkstra)
To be honest, I am not seeing it - when I look at your recent posts, they mainly have answers. One that did not was "please write a complete client & server in IP4 then rewrite it in IPV6 for me" - I would be surprised if anyone did that, as it is asking way too much of most volunteers.
Looking over the threads you've started in recent weeks that have no replies, I see a variety of reasons why they might have gone unanswered. One (which I just answered!) consists of almost nothing but hundreds of lines of code, which few people are going to have the patience to read. Another asks a legitimate question about IPv6 which, quite honestly, few people know the answer to. Just the luck of the draw, really.
Those are just a few of the recent posts that don't have an answer. I know you are trying to help, but I just can't help but feel frustrated. I do appreciate the ones that you guys DID answer. You have pushed my Java career/hobby in the right direction . I don't know what else to say, or what responses you might have but yeah. I'll try to ask better questions, I guess.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/549005/Applets/java/Low-Priority-AppletViewer-doesn-work I haven't worked with applets for years and frankly speaking im surprised they are still around. Way I look at things, your question is more of an academic interest (nothing wrong with that of course). As a volunteer, for me it would take prior knowledge (someone facing this same problem before and having found the solution to it) Maybe there are no volunteers who haven't faced this problem before.
Those are just a few of the recent posts that don't have an answer. I know you are trying to help, but I just can't help but feel frustrated.
So you self resolve before anyone else can contribute and you feel frustrated? I would then suggest the frustration is helping you figure it out yourself when you get to the Aha! moment, when everything is crystal clear to you. Don't know any other better way of learning, than figuring out things yourself!
I seriously doubt, if anyone here says, "Oh this is John Price's question. I won't answer it" Way I look at things, you are doing good. Encountering problems and solving them yourselves.
Okay, thank you all. Speaking of the DOS attacks on the server, I have done countless tests since I found the solution. For some strange reason, I keep being attacked by many people. I don't know who would want to attack homemade stuff, but I guess only they know the reason. Anyway, I have this solution and another one (didn't post the second as I resolved it myself, didn't post, a while ago). That project is about 1k lines long so far on client & server end. It has tons of features and stuff...yada yada yada. Anyway, I guess there isn't much more to say, so I'll go ahead and close it.