An Oracle blog – Amardeep Sidhu

August 28, 2008

OTN forums – 2nd upgrade attempt

Filed under: Oracle General — Sidhu @ 7:28 am
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Well, as everybody has seen, last week they have again upgraded the OTN forums. And sadly it has been handled in a very poor manner. End result is that it is running terribly slow and throwing some errors many times. In my office, i cant even open it properly may be its too heavy or some issue with the internet. Also there has been lots of hues and cries about the new point system and all. That in my opinion is fine except that speed at which forums are running should be fine.

But Oracle itself handling an upgrade like this is really bad. It should have happened in a sweet manner. Or no money comes from OTN, so no experts out there ?

Since the upgrade, i am not feeling like posting and i think number of posts have also gone down.

Lets hope for some improvements…


  1. It presented a sorry face again today. Its not at all opening. God only knows it is upgrade or degrade and if it is upgrade,how it is done?
    May God help OTN!

    Comment by Aman.... — August 28, 2008 @ 5:50 pm | Reply

  2. Maybe they need some “Real Application Testing” …

    Comment by Daryl — August 28, 2008 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  3. Aman and Daryl

    Really it has been totally a poor show both the times. I can’t see a reason why they aren’t taking it seriously. Perhaps OTN doesn’t generate any money, that is why. In their language they call it business importance of something…yuck !

    Comment by Sidhu — August 28, 2008 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

  4. Not sure if you have been following … Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood have been podcasting through the development process – an interesting exercise in itself. stackoverflow is still in private beta, but it promises to be the ultimate tech Q&A site, open and community driven. If it delivers on the promise, it could even make the forums obsolete if the oracle community makes the switch.

    Comment by Paul — September 4, 2008 @ 11:06 am | Reply

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