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Re: Resourceful Link for Oracle

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 09:06:55 -0700
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Galen Boyer wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, wrote:

>> Galen Boyer wrote:
>>> On 23 Jun 2006, wrote:
>>>> Galen Boyer wrote:
>>>>> Do the 80% of your responses directing posters to your website
>>>>> belong in
>>>>> --
>>>>> Galen Boyer
>>>> Directing a poster to a helpful website in response to a question is
>>>> markedly different to unsolicited spam, isn't it?  Or did I miss a
>>>> meeting...?
>>> Directing one to your personally maintained website has quite a
>>> bit of
>>> similarity to, not as egregious, but still holds its own flavor of
>>> commercialism.
>> Personally maintained? The site is owned by a user group with more
>> than 1000 members and several web masters.

> You have Morgan's library. Are you saying you don't maintain that?
>> I direct people to where I know they will find the answer. Tom Kyte
>> refers people to places he knows contain the answer. So does Jonathan
>> and so do you. The posts are to answer a specific question posted by
>> someone with code demos that cost them nothing and do not expose them
>> to marketing materials. 

> Your site does contain marketing materials.
>> If you create a site with equal value I would be happy to direct them
>> there too.

> Daniel,
> Your site is good, but are you trying to have me believe that you do
> this completely and 100% only to "help" Oracle folks in need and you
> have zero interest in profiting from it?

Here's how the site came into being and I'll leave you to figure out what interpretation you wish to assign to it.

I have been teaching Oracle at the University of Washington for 6 years which means 3 quarters per year plus some summer intensive programs. As the university refuses to use canned curriculum (Oracle's or anyone else's) all demos are developed by the instructor ... that's me.

I used to put them up on a website at the U but, unfortunately, students earning their keep doing system maintenance kept trashing it. So the user group volunteered to host it at no charge figuring it would be of value to the general Oracle community.

Given that the site is averaging more than 400,000 page requests per month I think the Board was correct (and yes I have one vote on the Board so no need to ask the question).

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington
(replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Tue Jul 04 2006 - 11:06:55 CDT

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