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superk

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: Suggestions for re-arranging the Forums
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I've got some suggestions for re-arraning the Forums:


  • Put VSAM and SMS together.
  • Put DFSORT/ICETOOL into its own Forum.
  • Make a new forum for SYNCSORT/SYNCTOOL.
  • Get rid of the Job Postings and Interview Questions Forums.
  • Is it really necessary to have three different COBOL Forums? Couldn't they be merged into a single COBOL Forum?
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject:
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Nice, I am happy to do the needful. But do we really in a situation to get rid of the Job Postings and Interview Questions?

Any suggestions from other users?
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MFRASHEED

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for re-arranging the Forums
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Put VSAM and SMS together.

Sound good.
Put DFSORT/ICETOOL into its own Forum.

Make a new forum for SYNCSORT/SYNCTOOL.

I would prefer all SORT and related TOOLS be in one forum.

Get rid of the Job Postings and Interview Questions Forums.

I would prefer to keep this forum, this forum is good help for job seekers.

Is it really necessary to have three different COBOL Forums? Couldn't they be merged into a single COBOL Forum?

I agree can be merged into a single forum.
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Man, We have done all.

And waiting for replies before removing Interview Questions...
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superk

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for re-arranging the Forums
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I scan every posting in the Job Postings forum, and then normally lock the posting. Very few, if any, that I see seem to be valid, especially since most don't use what would apepar to be a valid email address for the responses. Also, a lot seem to be the same posting, for the same skills for the same companies, sent over and over again every week.

Isn't there another Forum that would be better suited for these postings?
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject:
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I have locked the Job Vacancies Forum, So users can't reply. Why don't we remove the invalid posts instead of removing a Forum? Expecting other members suggestions regarding this...
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:20 am    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for re-arranging the Forums
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Why don't we remove the invalid posts instead of removing a Forum? Expecting other members suggestions regarding this...
Doesn't that sound something familiar which we discussed once...
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject:
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I see there were earlier suggestions to either merge the SORT forums or create a SYNCSORT/TOOL forum.

I'd prefer a common SORT forum. I realize that solutions for one product may not apply to the other but that can be true even for different maintenance levels within the same product! Sharing a forum would simplify searches for common questions.

If sharing is not acceptable, a SYNCSORT forum would be better than putting SYNCSORT into JCL.
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Craq Giegerich

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject:
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Bill Dennis wrote:
I see there were earlier suggestions to either merge the SORT forums or create a SYNCSORT/TOOL forum.

I'd prefer a common SORT forum. I realize that solutions for one product may not apply to the other but that can be true even for different maintenance levels within the same product! Sharing a forum would simplify searches for common questions.

If sharing is not acceptable, a SYNCSORT forum would be better than putting SYNCSORT into JCL.


I agree but it would be nice if the user's would determine which product they are using before posting their question.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject:
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Put DFSORT/ICETOOL into its own Forum.


DFSORT/ICETOOL already has its own Forum and I would prefer we keep it that way. I provide DFSORT solutions in that Forum that work with DFSORT. On other boards where they have just a Sort Forum, all too often I provide a DFSORT solution that works with DFSORT only to be informed later that the customer has the other product and the solution "doesn't work". Then I have to tell them they're not using DFSORT, yada yada yada. That happens sometimes in the DFSORT Forum, but not as often.

FWIW, I do occasionally answer general sort questions in the JCL Forum. I wouldn't do that in a separate SYNCSORT Forum.
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:33 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

I agree with CRAG
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I agree but it would be nice if the user's would determine which product they are using before posting their question


and I agree with Bill
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Sharing a forum would simplify searches for common questions.



Gerry
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