I decided to stop answering questions in the java TA (except from some per month to keep my premium account).
Why? I'm fed with the tons of criticism I get in return for spending my time trying to answer questions.
1) Colleague-experts attack your comments in order to get the points themselves.
2) Admins and PE's indirectly attack me for being here for the points: "We're here to help others, not for the points."
My answer: "My ass! If that's the case why does EE keep rankings and presents the yearly Expert Awards?"
3) Question authors feel attacked if I ask the simple informative question: "Why do you think that is NOT the right way?"
and (too) rarely say "Thank you" when you provide the correct answer.
I was rather enthusiastic when I started commenting. It was fun, but that's over now.
Software Development Engineer
- 5 years in C
- 5 years in C++/MFC
- 15 years in Java/Swing
- 2 years in Adobe Flex
- 2 years in GWT & Ext GWT
march 2004: Started commenting intensively in the java TA
1-apr-2004: Master degree in the java TA! (50.000 points)
3-may-2004: 100.000 points
26-may-2004: Guru level reached (150.000 points)
16-jun-2004: 200.000 points
17-jul-2004: 250.000 points
11-aug-2004: Wizard level reached (300.000 points)
28-sep-2004: 350.000 points
25-nov-2004: Sage level reached (500.000 points) ----- time for some coffee ;°)
1-dec-2004: Goal reached: overall Java top 5 entered :°)
4-jan-2005: 600k - to start the year well
29-jan-2005: 700k - to continue it well ;°)
3-feb-2005: Reached #3 Overall [ and that's the limit ;°) ]
17-mar-2005: 800k - to celebrate being around for one year
4-may-2005: 900k - to celebrate my birthday this month
13-jun-2005: Main total of 1M expert points reached
(I expect my java Genius certificate will follow soon ;°)
24-jun-2005: Genius Level reached (1M) - now what's next?
march-2009: Master degree in the Flex TA (and no "difficult" colleague-experts met yet as I did in the Java TA :)
10-apr-2009: Master degree in the Action Script TA (yet another T-shirt coming my way ;o)
17-jun-2009: Today I received this kind words from someone accepting my comments as the solution:
"Thanks. You have definitely helped me a GREAT deal. Not just in solution but in explanation. I hope you don't ever decide to leave EE, it truly would be a loss."
That's always nice to hear. (cf.http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/Flex/Q_24495452.html)
19-jun-2009: Guru degree in the Flex TA (and yet another T-shirt)
14-nov-2009: Some kind words I received today:
"Thanks very much for your amazing solution so promptly! I asked you for silver, and you gave me gold :-)
You're a gentleman, and a scholar! Points well deserved!"
17-nov-2009: "Thank you for your thorough response, zzynx. You have answered quite a few of my past questions, and as usual, you are thorough."
08-jan-2010: Wizard degree in the "Adobe Flex" TA
21-jan-2010: Guru degree in the "Action Script" TA
16-sep-2010: Guru degree in the "New To Java" TA
04-aug-2011: Master degree in the "Adobe Flash" TA
26-jan-2012: Sage degree in the "Adobe Flex" TA
13-nov-2013: Guru degree in the "Adobe Flash" TA
25-nov-2013: Master degree in the "J2EE" TA
09-dec-2013: Master degree in the "AWT/Swing" TA
09-dec-2013: Guru degree in the "New to Java" TA
09-dec-2013: Guru degree in the "ActionScript" TA
20-dec-2013: Guru degree in the "Editors/IDEs" TA
26-feb-2015: Master degree in the "Programming Languages" TA
10-sep-2016: Master degree in the "Programming" TA
23-sep-2016: Guru degree in the "Java EE" TA
My deepest respect for CEHJ, TimYates and aozarov who I admire for - besides spending time and answering Q's - their integrity towards question authors ànd other experts.
Keep up the good work you three!
Absolutely NO respect for one specific expert whose name I'm apparently not allowed to type here.
[ I did but an EE admin removed it. Yes, this things not only happen in China but also here @ EE :( ]
I'm talking about one of the java language top experts who proves that knowledge, graduates and a top ranking are no guarantee for a pleasant human.
And if some EE admin will remove the above paragraph again, I'm done with EE.