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Can i get a free NitPicker

Vishal Hegde
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Joined: Aug 01, 2009
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Dear Ranchers,

I want to Join Cattle Drive, but the Current Salary I get Here is almost equivalent to 200$ ..Also I tried contributing 20$ using Paypal via debit card, but due to Some Government Of India Restrictions , i was unable to do the transactions.

Can a restriction be made in my case.I promise I will Work hard and do my homework sincierly || OCJP:81%
Vishal Hegde
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Tim Moores

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Hm.... not only do you want something for free, you also want it quickly. On a weekend, no less.
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Tim Moores wrote: On a weekend

Tim, *I get more time on weekend*. yes i may be useless to my localities
Vishal Hegde
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Tim Moores wrote:Hm.... not only do you want something for free, you also want it quickly. On a weekend, no less.

Dear Tim,

Long back i posted that i am unable to pay 20$ via paypal.Also i posted it in here:

.One of the Moderator of Cattle drive promised me to be the Nit Picker if I Donate 20$ and I am really greatful to her for her Generous gesture.I will not reveal her name without her permission.

But as my bad luck My debit Card cannot perform any such transactions.
fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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Everyone here is a volunteer - including the nitpickers. The don't get the money from the tuition, that money goes to offset the expenses Paul incurs keeping this site up and online. You are asking someone to give you an AWFUL lot of their time to help one person, with no benefit to anyone else but you. They could instead spend that time with their families, learning on their own, or spending that time helping dozens of folk through the forums.

Seriously...what is in it for the person who helps you? Yes, we've read your 'woe is me, i don't have any money and my government blocks what I thought might work' story. But none of that is our problem. Your are asking for a lot from strangers and offering nothing in compensation. Why would you expect anyone to help you?

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Carol Murphy
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Joined: Mar 15, 2001
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Actually, if you cannot afford the cattle drive you can still work through the assignments and post questions you may have about any coding issues that arise. There are forums for Java Beginners, as well as other forums where you can discuss programming questions. The people who post on JavaRanch are always willing to help with free knowledge and advice, but having your code nitpicked is very time-consuming for the nitpickers. If you can't afford to pay for the nitpicking, just try doing the assignments yourself, and asking for help in the appropriate forums when you have questions. Your will still learn to write Java programs, but you won't have your assignments analyzed by the nitpickers. Your code may not be elegant or as easy to read as it would be if you had it nitpicked, but you will have learned something just by doing the exercises.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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And it doesn't have to be a CodeRanch nitpicker. It could be that you do the assignments and ask a more experienced friend or colleague to review them.

Whomever "promised" to nitpick for $20, offered. He or she didn't promise. I haven't read this promise, but I want to reinforce the volunteering point. Circumstances change. Even if the person intended to nitpick for $20, that offer isn't necessarily good forever. To which you haven't even contributed $20 so now you are asking for it for free.

Other sites charge different amounts. For example, a BlackBeltFactory coach can cost any amount. You and the coach negotiate it I believe. Why not ask there if someone will coach you for free?

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Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
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One of the best ways to really learn something is to teach it. There are a number of Cattle Drive students at various stages in the process. Maybe one would like to volunteer to be Vishal's nitpicker?
Gary Ba
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Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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I can volunteer my time to nitpick someone's the homework. Currently, I am toward the end part of the servlets assignment.

Let me know if I can help.

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Vishal Hegde
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Joined: Aug 01, 2009
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Sure Gary I would love to , please let me know when i can start
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