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Re: Complicated query: searching for results within results.

From: Charles Hooper <>
Date: 20 Nov 2006 10:09:15 -0800
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DA Morgan wrote:
> Michel Cadot wrote:
> > No Charles, Daniel post is not for you. He did remind me to take care
> > about lazy students many times during the past years... and from to
> > time to time I slacken my attention and post a solution.
> > (I don't either think his post was just for me, it is just a general warining.)
> Correct on all accounts. We are getting close to finals time for the
> first academic quarter and the warning is quite general and Phreaker's
> post was just an on-topic place to put it.
> My instinct was that what he asked was likely homework but it might have
> just been an example based on some real work: Couldn't be sure.
> Sorry Charles if an offense taken. It was most certainly not intended.
> --
> Daniel A. Morgan
> University of Washington
> (replace x with u to respond)
> Puget Sound Oracle Users Group

I did not find your post offensive - I can fully understand where you are coming from regarding the method of providing hints and not full solutions. As I am sure you are aware, not everyone reads and uses the hints provided in these groups as intended. I would certainly hope that someone would not post here in the middle of a final exam.

There are an incredible number of excellent solutions/tips provided in the c.d.o.s and c.d.o.m Usenet groups by a wide variety of members in the group, yourself included. Unlike the Yahoo Oracle related groups where in one post a person may ask "what is the point of having indexes when 'the' book states that accessing a record by rowid is the fastest method?" and in the next post ask for dumps for an OCP test that they intend to take next week, the Usenet Oracle related groups have a surprisingly good signal to noise ratio.

I stopped posting solutions to Usenet nearly seven years ago for a variety of reasons, but it is good to see after the long pause that experts still visit the various Usenet groups (and I enjoy reading what the experts have to write).

Charles Hooper
PC Support Specialist
K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc. Received on Mon Nov 20 2006 - 12:09:15 CST

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