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RE: Google has the *right* idea

From: Mercadante, Thomas F <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:43:34 -0400
Message-ID: <C9995D8C5E0DDA4A8FF9D68EE666CE07A7F969@exchsen0a1ma>

And one more reply......

Isn't this what we pay Oracle support for? At a much higher price and questionable results to be sure. But there are way to many sites like this one that answer questions for free. And I would question the sanity of Oracle providing a site like this. We are pretty free with our comments regarding Oracle software. I doubt very much that Oracle would support (with cash) an open forum like this one - it would soon be crushed with the spin (sales) doctors.

Just my 2cents.

Tom Mercadante
Oracle Certified Professional

-----Original Message-----
From: Carel-Jan Engel [] Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: Google has the *right* idea

The Oracle community already has this for free: it's here (thanks for your efforts Jared and Steve). And yes, not all Researchers have passed a qualifying test, which exposes you to more or less meaningfull answers of guys like me, Mladen and many other stand up comedians. That's what makes this list so nice, the right blend of a lot of knowledge, a small spoonfull of humour and a knifetip of sarcasm, shaken not stirred ;-) There is a High Quality and Highly Appreciated site with a payed researcher as well. It's not you who will pay to get your questions answered, Oracle does that for you. Resourses are limited, there is just one researcher, who gets overloaded with questions every now and then. You can reach him through


Best regards,

Carel-Jan Engel

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok) ===

On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 13:22, rjamya wrote:

> Jonathan,
> agreed doing all the work for $2.50 is not enough ... but to have
> someone else do it for you is priceless (@2.50 a pop).
> 8:)
> Raj
> On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 06:51:50 -0400, Jonathan Gennick
> <> wrote:
> > Friday, October 8, 2004, 6:08:47 PM, mhthomas (
> > wrote:
> > m> Check this out. Sorta a better version of MetaLink if you ask me.
> > m> ;-)
> >
> > I've seen lots of variations of this pay-an-expert-for-an-answer
> > scheme pop up on the Internet over the years. Maybe Google can do it
> > better than others have. So far, I've never been convinced there's
> > enough money to made in providing the answers. Researching an Oracle
> > problem is often time-consuming. $2.50 is not enough.
> >
> --

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