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Delphi experts,

At the moment I write this message, we have 3388 open questions in this area and the last ones are from December 2000. So it is high time to close all these old questions.

So we search experts that:
- experts in this area just to be sure you are familiar with the questions you will have to close
- active in the last 3 months - you can be great expert but if in the last 3 months you have at all 10 comments that means you have no time...
- have some time and want to help.

If you fit in the above, please read:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs7

If after reading it, you are still interested in helping please post here and I will assign you a range to work on.
If you have any questions, please ask.

Thank you very much for the help.

AnnieMod
Community Support Moderator @ Experts Exchange
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by:snehanshu
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I'd like to help.
I have been overactive in the past month, but don't qualify for the 3 month criteria: I guess that helps in being unbiased :)
Thanks,
...Snehanshu
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by:knightmad
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 Annie: I'm still alive : ), busy till 01/11/2003. But you can already assign me a new range (or reassign my old range), then I can start to recommend in my spare time. After 01/11, I will restart with my 20 recommendations/day : )
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by:snehanshu
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No problemo :-)
Deal!
Its just that I had anxious moments for the past few days when I knew I have answered questions but they were not accepted and I was approaching the 10K expert points mark.
So, I thought I should help others like me :-)

See you next month then...
Cheers,
...Snehanshu
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by:Lukasz Lach
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AnnieMod:
   I have a trip tomorrow and i wouldn't ba able to finish my range.
   I will be back in two weeks, but dunno if that suits you...
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by:snehanshu
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Why not.
How do we start?
...Shu
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by:kacor
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Hi,

I'd like to help cleaning up

Janos
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by:snehanshu
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Can some one clarify my doubts about how it works?
What I understand is that in the first round, I go about posting comments in open questions that some answer should be accepted, no comment means you don't care, my recommendations etc.
Then, after about a week, I should re-visit these threads to see how many were accepted. Whatever is not accepted, I should make a list and post it ... (I'll have to look up where!)
Is that right?
...Shu
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by:kacor
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AnnieMod,

I'll begin with TA

3078  01/01/2001  50  Acces to bigger files  blice  

Janos
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9851208
Thanks Annie. That clarifies every thing!
So, this is my first Question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_20458244
Currently, the 2644th unanswered Q.

Cheers!
...Shu
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by:kacor
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Hi AnnieMod,

I found an interesting answer. The author said to delete, not useful (for the given task) but it is clear explained how it works and what to do - see:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20036331.html

To delete - it would be a loss. What have I to do?

Janos
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9865370
Thanks Annie.
I am enjoying the job so far :-)
I wonder what speed others are achieving: I could only manage 15 Qs on day 1 and I think 20 on D2 :-(
...Shu
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by:kacor
ID: 9865409
Hi snehanshu,

the speed differs, this depends on how many time you can apply for volunteering :=)))

Janos
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by:snehanshu
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Janos and Annie,
  Thank you for replying :-)
...Snehanshu
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,
the following question belongs to the Visual Basic topic:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20059914.html

Janos
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

I am out of question, there are in this moment (see time in the header) only
from
3001  01/31/2001  100  Looking for TCP component  ajgonzalezm
down to
3013  01/29/2001  20  Menu Items  toddy  

so please give me a new range

with best regards
Janos
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by:kacor
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Annie,

this was similar in all my life: if somebody told me for example to paint the sky yellow, I told never why but I asked whether hell yellow or dark yellow ...     :-))

Janos
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by:kacor
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You told: "it sounds like a very long range.."
there is only todo and this must be done. I hope you did undersdtand.

Janos
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by:kacor
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Annie,

the question http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20090936.html
belongs to cpp/cppbuilder topic
Janos
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by:kacor
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Annie,

if I make more list on the same day of the same topic, each of them must be placed on different page, or as Comment I may add to the first list? (if I have some free time and I read through 5 questions for example)

Thanks

Janos
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by:snehanshu
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Annie,
  Are you a 24-hour helpdesk?
  I see that you have posted comments at almost all hours of the day!
:-)
  Cheers!
...Snehanshu
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by:snehanshu
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I saw a cleanup post in the C TA today that also recommended a grade.
So, I was curious to know, what grade would questions be PAQ'd with if I don't leave such a recommendation? And, should I also start recommending grades or it is not necessary?
Thanks,
...Snehanshu

The post:

No comment has been added lately and this question is therefore classified abandoned.

If asker wishes to close the question, then refer to
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/closing.jsp

Otherwise, I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:
PAQed with A grade to snehanshu

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days. It is assumed that any participant not responding to this request is no longer interested in its final disposition.

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

Sunny
EE Cleanup Volunteer
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by:knightmad
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  Hi, I just finished my range ... I've been busy in a (trap) schedule but now I am free again ... I finished my range working only yesterday and today and I am ready for a new range ... (Punish me, Annie, I like it, give a new and broader range, hehehe: ))
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by:knightmad
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   Btw, when Annie posted this thread, we had 3388 questions, now we have 3138 .... I wish we can take this number under 2000 someday : )
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9888422
knightmad,
>>I wish we can take this number under 2000 someday : )
The C TA has only 1412 unanswered questions!
And the cleanup message Sunny posted was in a question asked on 10/27/2003!
I am inspired: lets aim at cleaning up our TA like them!
...Snehanshu
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by:snehanshu
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Annie,
  I have around 20 questions left from my range (I managed 60 today: my personal best). So, please assign me a new range.
...Snehanshu
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9894468
OK Annie,
  You've shown us that you are not a 24/7 person :-)
  Now, I think you could get back to work! :-)
  I hope it's just that you were away for the weekend and all's well.
  Cheers,
...Snehanshu
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by:snehanshu
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Welcome back Annie: nice to see you!
Thanks for the range and the answers.
...Snehanshu
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by:snehanshu
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>>and please be sure you are not posting recommendations in questions outside the range

I I sir er... madam. <with a salute and tapping of feet>

But I can't help it with boundary questions: I see questions by IST (Indian Standard Time: GMT + 5:30), so to me, some questions would seem to be from a diffrernt date :-)
...Snehanshu
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

the question http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20093406.html belongs to an other (???) topic

Janos
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

I will be soon out of the range I've got for Jan...Oct 2001 and now I have reached 2922  03/30/2001  145  How to load an icon...  Oli2  so there are 5 more Q for March 2001. Where have I to continue? Please spcify the new range.

wbr Janos
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by:snehanshu
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>>We are in 2003 year
Great to hear that!
...Shu
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9905974
Finished my first range today (Jan 16 to 31, 2003)
Started with the heavily fragmented new range (year 2000, December 2001 and all the questions from year 2002)
:-)
...Shu
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9910687
Annie,
  Last question that Cleanupping has posted in was asked on 08/07/2003 (Which leaves only 1000 questions).
  I am curious to know how many cleanupping'd questions still remain unassigned for Delphi TA.
  Can you provide an approx. number?
  Thanks,
...Snehanshu
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by:snehanshu
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OK, so what is the approx. number of questions not yet assigned for cleanup?
I want to compete with C/C++ TAs :-)
...Shu
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by:kacor
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:O)))
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20523844.html

what have I to do? refund points or delete and points for mocarts?

Janos
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by:snehanshu
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Hey,
  I had some great news during the weekend: I became uncle of my sister's son (Dec 11, PST), the first member of the next generation of our family :-)
  Well, since Saturday, my home PC keeps crashing and I was struggling during the weekend to get it to be able to work for longer than a few minutes. Hence, my cleanup work is stuck :-(
  Thanks to the crash, I shall be buying a new desktop (Dell most probably) on/before Christmas, but till then, I shall not be able to cleanup regularly :-(
...Shu
P.S.
  We now have approx unanswered 2800 questions: looks better than the 3100+ figure earlier, but still, we do have a long way to go.
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by:snehanshu
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kacor,
  When I see points for questions, I send the link to netminder and computer101 by mail. I think netminder then emails the concerned expert.
  I also add a comment in the question and include the link in my cleanup list (With a recommendation "notified admin").

e.g.

There was an abandoned points for question too (notified admin):
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_20246374.html - points for nestorua

HTH :-)
...Shu
P.S.
  emails:
computer101@experts-exchange.com
netminder@experts-exchange.com


http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi91

 "Points for" questions  

 
A good number of the open questions are those left by members and Moderators which give points to an Expert, usually the result of a split. Posting a notice in the question is highly unlikely to get a response from the person who is the intended recipient of the points, so these questions have to be handled differently. Currently, we ask that you keep a list of the URLs and email it to one of the Administrators (Computer101 and Netminder). They'll take care of alerting the intended recipient of the existence and location of the question.

If you happen across a question that has a comment by either C101 or Netminder that says "Email sent", and that comment is more that two weeks old, include it on your list and schedule it for deletion.  
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by:snehanshu
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Thank you Annie.
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by:kacor
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Congratutalions to be uncle snehanshu!

Janos
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9955380
Thank you Janos.

Hey, this has become the 483rd question (in 1.5 months). The "abandoned questions" list simply keeps growing. Looks like we volunteers have a permanant jobs on our hands :-)
...Shu
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9961588
Some good news:
My home PC did not crash for the past 12 hours!
I just posted a list in the cleanup area and today, it is allowing me to assign points for the cleanup question (max of 250).
So, I assigned 250 points my list.
Annie, here's your chance to grab 250 cleanup points on Dec 24!
:-)
...Shu
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/CleanUp/Q_20828975.html
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by:snehanshu
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Annie,
  What next? I have around 10 questions left from my current range.
  (My PC has not crashed for more than a day now!!)
...Shu
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by:snehanshu
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Thank you Annie.
Just finished the last 10 questions also.
Will start working on the new range from tomorrow.
Cheers!
...Shu
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

a new range would be needed ;-|

Annie and Shu,

Merry Christmas and peaceful happy new year

Janos
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by:snehanshu
ID: 10004002
Thank you Janos and wish you the same.

Annie,
Here's a "Points for" question. I notified netminder and computer101, but perhaps they are on holidays.

Points For:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_20534822.html - points for Dissaster

...Snehanshu
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

a new range would be needed for Delphi cleaning.

Janos
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by:snehanshu
ID: 10040813
Thanx Annie.
Sorry, I was busy getting rid of my old computer (Backups etc), so haven't made much progress with my range. (The ongoing India-Australia cricket series didn't help either!)
I expect to be up to speed by the end of this month.
...Shu
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by:kacor
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Hello everybody,

I wish you the same!!

Annie,

the following question is to be moved into InterBase topic

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20581764.html

please help!

wbr
Janos
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by:DragonSlayer
ID: 10133417
Hi AnnieMod (and everyone else!)

After being *dormant* for some time, I think I'll be making an active comeback to EE soon. Perhaps somewhere in early Feb. If you still need any cleanup volunteers by then, count me in! :-)



DragonSlayer.
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by:snehanshu
ID: 10145053
Annie,
   I blew up my home PC during the weekend and will perhaps place an order for my new system next month.
  So, please grant me leave from cleanup till further notice.
  Sorry,
...Shu
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

please look at Q. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20588669.html. The guy has more login name.

wbr

Janos
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

please look at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20780328.html

The guy has more login name.

wbr

Janos
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Hi Annie,
give me please a new range to clean
Janos
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OK Annie

Janos
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No problem, Annie!
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by:kacor
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Annie,
just a silly question: would be the whole range of

1837  05/15/2003  20  ok i need help with a line of code  karatekid182
...
2299  11/01/2001  100  in need of  medem component and a workin...  anas_madani  

mine?

Janos
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ok
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by:kacor
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OK Annie! this is a rare questioned topic so I can make it regularly if you mean

wbr Janos
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OK, Annie
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

is this old thread still usable? Please give a new Delphi range.

regards

Janos
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by:DragonSlayer
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Hi AnnieMod,

I'm a bit freer now... so I can take some date range. Actually, was freer a couple of days back, but I couldn't find the link to this Q. Is there some ways to make the questions sticky? ;-)



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by:snehanshu
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err... March 2003 was assigned to me, wasn't it? I think it's only half complete.
I am still without a decent home PC :-(
Hope to re-join the club soon.
...Shu
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by:kacor
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Yes Annie, i'll also take March 2003.

snehanshu,

if you'll have util you can continue your efforts to clean up your favour topic. every day we get 10-15 open questions.
Don'worry! You'll have to do :-))))

wbr Janos
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>>Cleanup is collective effort and I hope you do not feel bad for reassigning your area.

I meant to say I am sorry I can't help at the moment, but I am "Watching". No "feel-bad" about it being assigned to some one else.

...Shu
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AnnieMod,

I'm done with May 16-31 2003.

Gimme some new range, perhaps next week?


DragonSlayer.
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tnx
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OK, Annie!

kacor
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exactly which of them do you mean?
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the closing line will be in the future as follows:

"Please leave any comments here within the next four (4) days.

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

kacor
EE Cleanup Volunteer "
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OK
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Hi Annie,

the question http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20550581.html belongs to to topic InterBase containing no Delphi, please rearrange to IB topic

wbr

Janos
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Annie, as of now, I still have no time to tak June2003 yet (stupid project deadlines, hehe)... could you please assign it to someone else? Thx!
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by:kacor
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June 2003 OK

Janos
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by:knightmad
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Hi, I'm here for my current report. I was so excited in being a cleanup volunteer but unfortunetally I will need to take a break. I just got my bachelor degree in C.S. and I have been accepted to continue on my university, now to get my Masters Degree. There is still no scholarship (money), so I couldn't quit my full time job as Delphi Programmer. As the result, I ran out of spare time, but I hope I can come back as soon as possible.
Regards,
Fernando : )

P.S. Sorry for me not finishing my range. I was so excited but oh!, now I am running to get a "M.Sc." before my name in my signature lol
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Delphi?
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by:kacor
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No, I ask simply because earlier you asked me which one to choose :-))

So: Delphi July and August 2003

Otherwise the using of FastCAT accelerates the cleaning 2-3 times faster. This is a great product!!

wbr
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Annie,

everything til end August 2003 is mine

I try what I can do but between 25..30 I'll in Milano.
Today
from 1919 04/16/2003 50 Access violation while trying to destroy...  ruhan
til     1530 08/31/2003 400 Display waveform  duke_n  

there are 389 questions --> I hope

you know I am experienced (not old - hehe) therefore i am circumspect

wbr Janos
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by:kacor
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Hi Annie,

I'm here again.

A question:
If somebody replies using his own e-mail address (that means: the answer is hidden for a normal reader) what have I do:
- this comment  is excluded from the acceptable answers?
- or more?

see for example Q http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20688902.html

Janos
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thanks
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Annie,

somehow we are going by the wrong way. I met the same case in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20691394.html. In some way ExEx has to solve the possibility for transfering and storing the files to be repaired!!! Otherwise very important informations will disappear (or what is worst: ab ovo will not appear here) -> we have to delete this questions because they don't contain useful information and the references to the not known are "tres bizarre".

Nowadays the TA's can't contain complete program parts because
first         the most people is lazy to copy the whole interested parts (of course some of them won't to know his work to make public)
second     it is very problematic for the experts to split and to name accordingly into different files from here without error

By storing the problematic files our database could be better (and the best as our goal is) because this "demo" files can serve as base for problem handling for beginners and interested persons. Of course we have to restrict the file transfer only for text files (with strong filtering) because of safety reasons but the main goal is here the demonstration of the art of programing and not the transfer of compiled programs.

You could suggest this idea to ericp because of it's importance I mean. ExEx has to meditate about and consider this possibility. This idea is not the worst one and we have to discuss about ;-)

wbr
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the big ideas meet each other :-))
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Hi Annie,
this is not my home PC and don't remember where can I download FASTCAT from. Could you or somebody help me? I have now some free time...

kacor
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Anni, could you give me a new Delphi range?
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Hi Annie,

would be possible a newer one?

kacor
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kacor,

I started a new thread so I can find more helpers:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_21112482.html

Please subscribe there:) Thanks

Annie
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In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Windows Speech API in Delphi. I will only cover basic functions such as text to speech and controlling the speed of the speech. SAPI Installation First you need to install the SAPI type library, th…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.

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