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    Quote Originally Posted by Melawe View Post
    The forum is only for offline communications. Please remember this is a study group I'm making, I don't intend to steal any forums members nor do I plan or know how to teach more than 25 people. Especially this forum, this is the only forum that I used while learning Java and many JPF members have helped me; if the link offends the owner of this forum I'd be glad to remove it.
    I don't think he'll ask you to remove it, that's the point- he's a super nice guy. So it just seems shady to use this forum to say "hey guys, come join this other forum" even as you use this site's bandwidth to send private messages, etc. That stuff ain't free.

    I'm not saying it's a world-ending big deal, it just might be a little dicey. That's all. I don't speak for JavaPF, this is just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    So you are using this forum to administrate a competing site? The owner of this site is a super nice guy, but doesn't that seem a bit dicey? You could have used this existing forum for all your communication, which would give you the benefits of not making people register in two different places (web users are notoriously lazy) and getting input from more experienced non-members.
    This is a Java forum, I'm looking for Java study partners; how is it wrong if I ask if someone is interested here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    I don't think he'll ask you to remove it, that's the point- he's a super nice guy. So it just seems shady to use this forum to say "hey guys, come join this other forum" even as you use this site's bandwidth to send private messages, etc. That stuff ain't free.

    I'm not saying it's a world-ending big deal, it just might be a little dicey. That's all. I don't speak for JavaPF, this is just my opinion.
    Let me see if I get this right; you think I am using JavaPF's kindness to advertise my forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melawe View Post
    Let me see if I get this right; you think I am using JavaPF's kindness to advertise my forum?
    In a way, yeah. I don't know the inner workings of the site, but I assume that JavaPF is paying for hosting and bandwidth, which he tries to make up for with minimal advertisements. I don't think he's making a profit. So to set up a different forum (instead of, say, setting up a topic or topics here for your group) and to still use this forum's private messaging (and therefore bandwidth) for your forum seems- I don't even know the word. Shady?

    But like I said, I don't speak for JavaPF, and he would probably not say anything. But in a very real way, you're using somebody else's bandwidth ($) to take ad viewers ($) away from them. That seems non-kosher to me, but also like I said, it's not the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. Do with my two cents as you will.
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    The only reason I am making another forum is cause some members are from other sites. I can't ask them to sign up to JPF or any of the other forums. That would be stealing members and wrong. The only solution I found was to make another forum so everyone can communicate with each other and to have a place for offline coding talk. Otherwise I have no other reason to use so much time as I did to build the site. But like I said before, if a mod doesn't like this thread or it violates the rules in any way they can delete this thread. I got a lot of Java help here and don't intend to harm this site in anyway.

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    But aren't you requiring users to PM you here in order to get their accounts activated there?

    It's fine, I don't feel like arguing about this, I just thought it was a bit dodgy is all.
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    Yes, because I don't want other people to sign up to the site. It's the only way I can know their username so I can approve their account. I have around 20 members in the study group, that's probably to much so I need them to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melawe View Post
    You can see the list of the members and some other info here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...JOdVE&hl=en_US
    or perhaps not. Google says I do not have permission. How may I access this list or where on this site do you exist?

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    Ah, yea, I made the document private so you wont be able to see it.

    -Mel

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    Default Re: Learning together

    I have just read up on this thread. I do not mind you organising a study group here but please be careful if advertising a competing forum. We do not want a conflict of interests. You can use our resources but please give credit where credit is due.
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