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Re: Contest: [message #209466 is a reply to message #209413] Fri, 15 December 2006 00:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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Barbara, I agree we all were newbies once (heck, we still make stupid mistakes every day).
BUT (there is always a but)...
The conditions regarding your first post, in the early days, cannot be compared with the people posting today. Back then, there was AltaVista that sometimes could find you something; there were just a few companies that provided more info on their website than just their address.
Nowadays, people are used to google, tons of info and the fact that you can find about anything, if you make an effort
The thing that irritates me the most, is the fact that some posters obviously did not make such an effort.
Re: Contest: [message #211293 is a reply to message #209466] Wed, 27 December 2006 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is freaky. Recently posted to by a newbie after almost 12 months of inactivity, but have a look at how many newbies have posted a reply!

15 of the 19 posts are by members with 5 or fewer posts.
2 of the remaining 4 posts are by members with fewer than 25 posts.

A staggering 10 posts by members for whom this is their only post!
Re: Contest: [message #211332 is a reply to message #211293] Thu, 28 December 2006 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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LOL
The sheer NONSENSE given as answers...
This one really is the best:
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2.Function do not return the images,text whereas sp returns all.

And this bold statement:
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4) function parameters are always IN, no OUT is possible
Re: Contest: [message #211673 is a reply to message #211332] Sun, 31 December 2006 03:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What's the matter with all those people?!?
Re: Contest: [message #211689 is a reply to message #211673] Sun, 31 December 2006 20:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rleishman
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Classic! I reckon if you fished around, you might find a moderator of the Newbies forum (perhaps with a handle beginning with M) who merged all of these. (but it would be funnier if I was wrong)

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Re: Contest: [message #212078 is a reply to message #211689] Wed, 03 January 2007 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nope, these were not merged (as far as I can tell). They would have to have the "merged" in the subject line I think, plus each message is a response to a previous message in the thread.

I must add that I have found this thread to be hilarious. what kind of response is Dtaabase and baheoooz subject?
Re: Contest: [message #212143 is a reply to message #212078] Thu, 04 January 2007 00:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They would have to have the "merged" in the subject line I think
Quickly, go to the Test forum and produce a bunch of "no body message" messages and you'll see for yourself Smile

Because, "(merged)" in the topic subject will be added by you (or anyone else who merges topics) - you (i.e. the moderator) is the one who names a merged topic.
Re: Contest: [message #212153 is a reply to message #211689] Thu, 04 January 2007 00:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rleishman wrote on Mon, 01 January 2007 03:39
Classic! I reckon if you fished around, you might find a moderator of the Newbies forum (perhaps with a handle beginning with M) who merged all of these. (but it would be funnier if I was wrong)
I think you'll find it hilarious then, because I don't think that thread was ever merged. It is a 'me too' thread that has never been locked. It has the classic "pls help me" message body though...

MHE
Re: Contest: [message #213027 is a reply to message #212153] Tue, 09 January 2007 03:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool
This One
Re: Contest: [message #213034 is a reply to message #213027] Tue, 09 January 2007 03:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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Very Happy
Great!
Re: Contest: [message #257684 is a reply to message #213034] Thu, 09 August 2007 00:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Anacedent's reply (post #257613) in this topic /forum/fa/449/0/
Re: Contest: [message #259126 is a reply to message #196380] Tue, 14 August 2007 08:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MarcL
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Okay I couldn't resist posting this one ..


http://www.orafaq.com/forum/.?t=rview&th=87194&rid=96298


Re: Contest: [message #259146 is a reply to message #259126] Tue, 14 August 2007 09:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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Uh oh, someone must have deleted the post Marc.
Re: Contest: [message #259244 is a reply to message #259146] Tue, 14 August 2007 18:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Try http://www.orafaq.com/forum/?t=rview&th=87194&rid=96298

David
Re: Contest: [message #260478 is a reply to message #196380] Mon, 20 August 2007 01:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Arju
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http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/87509/107034/
Re: Contest: [message #261127 is a reply to message #260478] Tue, 21 August 2007 22:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This one is hilarious. http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/80305/78693/

OP reports to moderator on the SAME DAY complaining he has no responses, then when he does get a response, posts thanks 4 months later! Laughing
Re: Contest: [message #262414 is a reply to message #196380] Mon, 27 August 2007 00:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Arju
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How is this one? He is senior member and he wants clear command after providing syntax.!!!

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/88134/107034/
Re: Contest: [message #262559 is a reply to message #262414] Mon, 27 August 2007 08:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Senior member only by number of messages (or questions asked). Try to find one question by this person that cannot be answered by someone who just starting learning Oracle on the same day.

This poor soul has a learning disability that does not allow them to understand the most basic answer, has no idea how to use the internet to find an answer, does not know how to read since links to documentation have been provided in almost all 150 questions.

It is best to ignore this person hoping they will go away and never work for your company, although I'd question the company or person who would hire someone like this. They must be one hell of an actor.
Re: Contest: [message #262583 is a reply to message #262559] Mon, 27 August 2007 11:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad
So true
They come flocking to me crying
"Will you help us, pretty please?"
And I help them!
Yes I do!
Re: Contest: [message #262596 is a reply to message #262583] Mon, 27 August 2007 16:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unfortunately, I have seen a few cases where such people get hired. In some cases, it is due to nepotism, where they are hired by a family member or by a friend of a family member as a favor, and everybody knows this and therefore tolerates them and just works around them or does their work for them. In other cases, it is to fulfill some sort of quota, showing that they hire people from various races and such and do not discriminate against people with disabilities, regardless of qualifications or lack thereof.

I have seen a pattern where such people are raised in what is intended to be an encouraging environment, but is overdone, and falsely leads them to believe that they can do anything. Some of these encouraging people have good intentions and do not realize what a disservice they are doing. Some are just concerned with receiving attendance fees. There are regular colleges that offer special classes for people with learning disabilities. They offer the same course names as regular classes, but the grading system is drastically different. People who get an A on a final exam in such classes might fail the same test if it were graded according to the standards of a regular class. They can also get extra credit for the most minor things. This falsely leads them to believe that they are excellent students.

When such people finally get away from the sheltered environments of such homes and schools and encounter the real world, they tend to incorrectly perceive the rest of the world as mean and do not realize that most criticisms received are true and not unduly harsh. Some eventually realize that they have been misled and wasted years of effort preparing for things they cannot do, instead of preparing for what they realistically can do. Others are given menial tasks or useless tasks and retained just to placate their relatives or fulfill the quotas. Sometimes it takes other people more time to fix what they mess up than if they had done it themselves to begin with.

I should also point out that there are many people with various disabilities, physical or learning, who can successfully do various jobs. I have seen some good programmers with disabilities, some confined to a wheelchair, some deaf and mute, some who have overcome dyslexia, and so forth. It seems that sometimes the inability to do physical things may cause people to focus more time on things that require mental effort. The famous Stephen Hawking might be a good example of this phenomena. He is well-known for having both extreme physical disabilities and extremely superior mental abilities, sometimes referred to as the most intelligent man in the world. He is paralyzed, confined to a wheelchair, unable to talk without the aid of a special instrument, but has authored books on theoretical physics.

Sometimes it is hard to tell, especially just from forum posts, whether there is a learning disability or laziness or language barrier. One of the more difficult problems to overcome seems to be "visual learning". Although they might be able to learn initially from only visual material, such people might have problems in the workplace where not everything is visual. Some might do fine if everything can be presented in that manner. In some places, laws exist that may require employers to accommodate any and all disabilities. Wheelchair access is commonly required in all work environments. Comically, I even read recently where an employer was required to install a wheelchair ramp to the stage at his strip club, even though there had never been any strippers who used wheelchairs. But, who knows, someday he might be required to hire one to fulfill a quota. I have seen special communications devices for the deaf and hearing impaired provided, including a string of Christmas tree lights wrapped around the cubicle that flashed when the special phone rang. Some day employers may be required to provide everything visually to the "visual learners".
Re: Contest: [message #262652 is a reply to message #262596] Tue, 28 August 2007 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you, Barbara!
Re: Contest: [message #264228 is a reply to message #262652] Sun, 02 September 2007 03:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes! A very good explanation....i wish i could explain that well in english c",)
Re: Contest: [message #264231 is a reply to message #196380] Sun, 02 September 2007 03:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ara.oracle rocks again.

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/88436/107034/
Re: Contest: [message #264731 is a reply to message #196380] Tue, 04 September 2007 06:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Though it is not a vague one. But answer of raji77 gave me much pleasure. While I am in office I laughed loudly.
Here it is.

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/68650/107034/
Re: Contest: [message #269786 is a reply to message #261127] Mon, 24 September 2007 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rleishman wrote on Tue, 21 August 2007 23:17
This one is hilarious. http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/80305/78693/

OP reports to moderator on the SAME DAY complaining he has no responses, then when he does get a response, posts thanks 4 months later! Laughing


Someone should post "You're welcome" 4 months after his post. Cool
Re: Contest: [message #269789 is a reply to message #196380] Mon, 24 September 2007 11:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's a new contender: http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/89804/84463/
Re: Contest: [message #269809 is a reply to message #269786] Mon, 24 September 2007 13:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ericle wrote on Mon, 24 September 2007 17:45
rleishman wrote on Tue, 21 August 2007 23:17
This one is hilarious. http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/80305/78693/

OP reports to moderator on the SAME DAY complaining he has no responses, then when he does get a response, posts thanks 4 months later! Laughing


Someone should post "You're welcome" 4 months after his post. Cool


You certainly tried your best. The post is over a month old..
Re: Contest: [message #269812 is a reply to message #269809] Mon, 24 September 2007 13:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, I know that, Frank. Thanks, pal. I haven't been on here for a month, so I'm getting caught up. I'd say one month is much better than four.
Re: Contest: [message #270154 is a reply to message #269812] Tue, 25 September 2007 23:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are we going to have to toss a bucket of water over you two? Wink I joke, yes, but I bet LF can find an appropriate smilie.

Personally, Ericle is OK by me on two fronts:
1. This is a live thread. There's no statute of limitations on returning to prior posts. If it tickles you; share the joy.
2. I was a bit jaded when I first noticed and posted that link. I nearly revisited my lunch laughing, but no-one else chimed in. About time, I say. Cool
Re: Contest: [message #278292 is a reply to message #270154] Fri, 02 November 2007 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Should we rename this site?

Slightly modified

- Hi, Michel!
- This is not AskMichel, ask the whole community
Re: Contest: [message #279429 is a reply to message #278292] Thu, 08 November 2007 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One of the most original ways to ask a question on OraFAQ Forum.

Re: Contest: [message #279448 is a reply to message #279429] Thu, 08 November 2007 08:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Heh, that's a good one. I even gave a stab at answering. I was going to write it one paper, scan it and post it, but it was going to take too much time.
Re: Contest: [message #280369 is a reply to message #279448] Tue, 13 November 2007 06:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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O M G !

/forum/fa/450/0/
ThomasG

Don't worry, on any reasonably fast machine a check of sysdate will take less than 6 months.
/forum/fa/449/0/
Re: Contest: [message #283887 is a reply to message #196380] Wed, 28 November 2007 06:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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had a great time going through all these Laughing
Re: Contest: [message #283895 is a reply to message #196380] Wed, 28 November 2007 06:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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how is this one?


http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/92415/0/
Re: Contest: [message #284255 is a reply to message #196380] Thu, 29 November 2007 04:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:

Quote:

ThomasG

Don't worry, on any reasonably fast machine a check of sysdate will take less than 6 months.




Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Vague [message #313938 is a reply to message #196380] Tue, 15 April 2008 04:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I remember there being a thread about the most vague/useless/ridiculous questions being here somewhere, but I can't find it (probably can't see it for looking Sad ) Anyway, I just found this on OTN. Brilliant

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Re: Vague [message #314011 is a reply to message #313938] Tue, 15 April 2008 08:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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Actually, that one is rather specific, as long as you look at the title, "Oracle 10g new features". Combine that with the body of the message "please provide me" and you get the whole thing "Please provide me Oracle 10g new features".

Re: Contest: the most vague question [message #319252 is a reply to message #196380] Fri, 09 May 2008 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They just keep getting better:

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/m/318792/66800/#msg_318792
Re: Contest: the most vague question [message #319261 is a reply to message #319252] Fri, 09 May 2008 08:56 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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OMG Shocked
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