An Oracle blog – Amardeep Sidhu

September 14, 2008

OTN forums suck ?

Filed under: General — Sidhu @ 6:41 pm
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Okay, so kids have stopped crying as they got some milk from their mommy: forums are better now (than when came back after an upgrade). There are reasons that it takes time for the things to be smooth. Fine. But what drives me mad is the way Oracle handled this and now ? The font size and those bloody bullets on left side which tell you if you have read the post before ? Please let me know if someone can interpret what those bullets tell and can read the forum without doing Ctrl + in Mozilla/Chrome and suffering from reading everything in large font size in IE 6 ?

Is Oracle a bunch of duffers ? Can’t they see these two simple things ? And i don’t think that these simple changes call for editing some code written in assembly language ?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr………..

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…

August 10, 2008

OTN forums under maintenance

Filed under: Oracle General — Sidhu @ 7:58 am
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I was just wondering what kind of maintenance OTN forums are undergoing ? It is 2nd day today and still not available. I checked it yesterday morning and now today morning still under maintenance.

Is another new design on the way ? 😉

What you say !

Just noticed that there is an announcement about the maintenance in Community Feedback forum.

Due to maintenance, forums.oracle.com will be in read-only mode between 6pm PT, Aug. 8 and 6pm PT, Aug 10. Search will still be available during that time.

Thanks for your patience during this time!

Lets see when it comes up…mentioned period is over, i think.

June 29, 2008

OTN forums get a new look

Filed under: Oracle General — Sidhu @ 8:25 pm
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Just had a glimpse. OTN forums has got a new look. A bunch of new features has also been added. Some of the new things i noticed are:

  • That simple editor is now rich text editor. Also supports emoticons.
  • You can add tags to a post and it displays the tag cloud (for all the posts) on right side.
  • A post can be marked as a question and then there will be some points system based on answers.
  • That list of Top users doesn’t show those users n ACEs. It display a new list of people instead.
  • Report Abuse button has been added (with each reply).

May be there are some other changes too. That is what i noticed in the very first look.

Nice change indeed ! I am not happy with the font though, it is very small 🙁

June 28, 2008

High Availability – Live ;)

Filed under: Fun — Sidhu @ 8:15 am
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I just opened OTN forums and found:

High availability live 😉

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