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The recent premium exercise

WV,

great answer in the test premium question..the results and process I experienced, if consistent across the board, is troubling with a capital T. I will be assembling my
perspective on this, over next few days, as I am waiting on premium.support responses to my enquiries..

bottom line..

i could only see one expert response at a time, and those only flipped when i reposted the problem. i did no evaluations of anyone..i will venture that those were done by others.


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RoboTek covered what I missed and I think these two responses together makeup a good Wiki page.

Thanks for the props. I'll be looking for the results at some future time.

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Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Glenn Rogers Oct 25, 2008

    In your Lounge thread regarding the test where you exchanged thoughts with Robotek and others you reference that you sent emails to Lauren and me about the issues. Just so you know, I am only another expert here like everyone else. I don't have any other relationship with FixYa nor do I have a channel to staffers on FixYa.

    I somehow became someone others looked to for questions they had and I did what you would do in a community. As far as I know from my sampling of your intelligence and intuition you will find yourself in the same boat. Robotek calls we who are like this FixYa Pros, a tilte he has proposed for a class of experts that can handle some responsibility within the Lounge, similar to a Moderator. I've asked for Mods since I joined as I'm a Mod somwhere else and mod a free clinic with another person.

    The results of your test and your ability and problem solving skills brought you to the same conclusion several of us, Ekse, Benimur, Ginko, Robotek and I, just to name a few I can recall right now, have already concluded. What was interesting was your approach and just jumping to it. Another expert, no longer here did the same thing before the interface change. Lauren calls it the WideUI, that's because the pages are now written for a column width of 1024 (I believe) and before they were 800. When the layout changed is not consistent with the script changes in the Premium Qs and Live Chats, they were just around about the same time. So, when Lauren states WideUI, we have to accept we know what she means. I've tried to correct her on this but to no avail. So, apparently the office staff workers in the CA office refer to it as this (indicating a change over period of time).

    Lauren is pretty good at Photoshop, no slouch for sure, but as far as I can tell not a programmer and cannot justify her acting as an expert in any other area in order to earn expert rights to see Premiums and Live Chats. So we voted her up into Wizdom ranks so she could participate and do an analysis as you have just done. She being staff and you not, carrys more weight in a meeting. So, the more you can educate her, especially in what you can ferret from programming assumptions would be most helpful to all of us in the end.

    I disregarded Java, VisualBasic and even ActiveX programming and stuck with javascript (I built an aucion site using Cold Fusion, once and that was enough/I avoided ASP too)as I felt it would remain dominant eventually, as it has proven out in the long run. When I see things happening on a web site, I can tell if its a module, VBscript, Java Plugin, or whats now called AJAX. We were doing AJACS, that is using the DOM and style sheets to create Objects in a page with a unique IDs and then scripting out to an Object. XML when it started creeping into the chatter looked like it would hold a lot of promise, but I soon realized this was reinventing the wheel since it could already be done with what we had already. Then, MS tried to dominate the XML committee and had programmed Word to use XML to convert a document to a web page. Since then, XML has been slowing dying off.

    Google gets credit for AJAX, but its just a poke in the eye of MS to do this and its an inside joke. Hell, you may already know all of this and more than me. We all know though that Google is MS's white whale.

    Want to have some fun? Download Google Chrome and then visit "Windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and watch what happens. The more Chrome hits are there the more the meetings will be full of joy over at the IE8 team.

    I started out to just let you know I'm not affiliated with FixYa other than being an expert so there isn't any misunderstandings... unless I read it wrong.

    WV


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    Glenn Rogers Oct 25, 2008

    I meant to add, among we experts, when we use the Buddy Talk link now called Ask Me, we usually exchange the courtesy of a FixYa. Don't ask me why or how this got started but it is what it is; I just joined in on this when I realized what was happening. You will find out that there is a point in your ranking when a Helpful will hurt your ranking.

    No need to change anything here, I just wanted to pass on the information to you since you seem to be newer here than others. Some experts might be pretty offended by it and not bother to answer you in fear of a Helpful.

    WV


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