I have been an application, more specifically, a Java Developer for quite some time now and am very familiar with how to act on forums. I also have a very good attitude and really don't need to have people tell me how to act when I'm accessing the internet.
I asked a simple question and received a very "terse" and condescending response, which I felt was very out-of-line for a "Marshall" of this forum. He also changed one of his responses, which I thought was odd.
No apologies from him, just an accusation that I was taking this out of context.
Maybe he should also imagine people out there with smiles on their faces and people wanting to gain knowledge without having to feel stupid asking questions.
I have used this forum, quite a bit over the years, and have asked questions that actually got reasonable and non-condescending responses. I guess I was taken aback what I received Bear's response.
I'm hoping he can be "coached" on his future responses to provide users with reasonable, accurate, and non-confrontational responses to their questions.
Not sure you can teach an old dog new tricks, eh Bear?
Seriously though, I think there is an overreaction here from the OP. In my time on the ranch, I have found Bear to be nothing but helpful. He isn't going to provide you with direct coding answers but he knows how to steer you in the right direction. Just don't get him started on constants in the Calendar class!
subject: Essentials of The Well Grounded Java Developer