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You need to implement/override your own version of the toString() method. You would have to specify what you want to be displayed.
 
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I down voted this answer and I feel like I should explain why, I see that often on this site and it kinda bugs me. I don't like the fact that a poster says the exact same thing as the poster before him.
Ok, true, postmessage can cross eachother, you can be typing your answer, while in meanwhile someone else allready posted it, but if there several hours between the two posts, that can't be the case.
In this case, I saw this particular post yesterday and was planning to comment on it, but since I saw carey already provided the op with the answer, I didn't. Now someone else did.
If you repost the exact same answer it comes across as just trying to be interesting and it can confuse the op more then it helps, so I hope by starting to downvote these answers, peoplpe will start to pay more attention.
I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by doing so
 
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A new breed of contributor has shown up in the last year: those who are given a quota to fill by their instructor. They have to post N number of times to get course credit, never mind if the posts aren't any good. I wish these instructors had to police their own students rather than leave it up to already hard working unpaid volunteers. If I were an optimist I'd hope that these contributors would improve over time. Feedback like yours (Daniel) might give them a bit of a wake-up call.
 
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Carey Brown wrote:A new breed of contributor has shown up in the last year: those who are given a quota to fill by their instructor. They have to post N number of times to get course credit, never mind if the posts aren't any good...


That's true Carey?! seems no sense from an educative perspective or from an instructor's point of view ... or i misunderstood  it?
 
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Harry Kar wrote:! seems no sense from an educative perspective or from an instructor's point of view ... or i misunderstood  it?


It's easy to measure . If the goal is to teach them that forums exist, it would accomplish that goal.

Unfortunately, it isn't phrased as three meaningful posts. My grad school required three substantive posts in the class forum. However, there were only about 12 of us so it was easy for the instructor to check.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:

Harry Kar wrote:! seems no sense from an educative perspective or from an instructor's point of view ... or i misunderstood  it?


It's easy to measure . If the goal is to teach them that forums exist, it would accomplish that goal.

Unfortunately, it isn't phrased as three meaningful posts. My grad school required three substantive posts in the class forum. However, there were only about 12 of us so it was easy for the instructor to check.


Sorry Jeanne but that's completely new to me(in my Uni's era (early 80's) Internet was not in use); so if I get it correctly as part of your homework you have to post on some forums? i don't see any educative target(regardless of the post's content) here(from the instructors' perspective); if one visit a forum or some kind of website and do a question or a discussion that's a personal choice that not demonstrate nothing about if you have understand the subject matter or not; why your instructor is so interested on that instead of require proof about your knowledge on the subject at hand? I can't understand that  
 
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Harry,
It's kind of like measuring participation. It's about effort more than subject mastery.
 
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