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Offline Riven
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« Reply #60 - Posted 2014-02-03 07:34:47 »

People relatively new to programming (and so also this forum) are not going to know about the feature, and so we won't be able to tell anyway.
The link is shown alongside every post they make. Roll Eyes


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In the end it's not about your medals.
In the end it's not about your time as a developer.
In the end it's not about your personality.
In the end it's not about your intelligence.
In the end it's not about your drive.

In the end, it's about all those things, combined.

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Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #61 - Posted 2014-02-03 07:46:03 »

Well at least some of the people new to the forum...

Offline nerb
« Reply #62 - Posted 2014-02-03 13:16:13 »

It's not a bad feature. But it obviously has to be interpreted loosely. There are members on here that have developed a greater knowledge or accomplished more in one or two years than I have managed in four. Obviously Henry, who works in or studies programming every Monday to Friday is likely to have more experience than Bob, who programs every third Wednesday for a bit of fun.
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Offline Varkas
« Reply #63 - Posted 2014-02-03 16:53:33 »

I think it is helpful. At least on the large differences 1 Month, 1 Year, 10 years.

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Offline JESTERRRRRR

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« Reply #64 - Posted 2014-02-05 07:08:38 »

I very much like this addition, constantly looking at everyones experience now ... Oh look its blank, really that many years? Would never have guessed...
Offline philfrei
« Reply #65 - Posted 2014-02-05 21:15:58 »

Nice! I often include a line about my knowledge level, as a disclaimer, anyway. I try to just answer questions when I can and not get on people's cases for not "searching" and such, having recently been in the same position myself (without models even for how to search for things, there had to be a first time to learn that this was even possible and effective).

I think the best way to deal with someone you might consider is being lazy or a waste of time is to just ignore them, not berate them. But the people who give others are hard time are just attempting to be "helpful" according to their own lights. To some extent, when asking a question, one can/should separate out useful information from "attitude" that probably says more about the answerer and their life than anything else.

But having this new system should help take out some of the sting, and will prove to be a good addition, I bet.

I'd like to see the label read something like "Java Experience:" or "JExp:" so that it is clear we are not talking about overall experience, but focusing on that experience most relevant to the questions presumably being asked and answered here.
 
I started learning Java part-time about 3 years ago, maybe 4, but have been in and out with programming work since the late 1970's. A lot of the work (paid!) has been at the Microsoft "macro's" level or lower (Paradox, Excel, Access, then VBA for Access). I wouldn't say THAT experience has added much of anything useful in terms of Java expertise. A lot of it had to be unlearned.

Also, there's the two years of FORTH game programming...whatever, and writing a couple games in assembly for glorified calculators around 1980. Really not relevant to much of anything, except an awareness that hardware can matter (or at least, it did at one time). So, I can boast of 30 yrs or be embarrassed by how little I know for having been at this so long. In fairness, most of the time was not full-time programming. So, hmmm, what to put in, must ponder.

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Offline RobinB

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« Reply #66 - Posted 2014-02-05 21:20:45 »

We should also have our favorite opengl library listed Smiley
Offline Riven
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« Reply #67 - Posted 2014-02-05 22:27:41 »

So, hmmm, what to put in, must ponder.
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Offline Gef
« Reply #68 - Posted 2014-02-06 00:01:38 »

I've filled this experience in my profile and finally, I was bored to see it next to my avatar, so... Pointing

Offline tom_mai78101
« Reply #69 - Posted 2014-02-06 08:14:28 »

To Riven,

Can I put in 0 experience in Java?

Reason:
I do not have any actual experience in Java in the industry. That means, I do not have work experience involving Java. In fact, I don't remember when I started Java. Starting all over sounds like having a new leash.
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Offline Riven
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« Reply #70 - Posted 2014-02-06 11:23:25 »

The stat is not related to (paid) work.

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Offline jmguillemette
« Reply #71 - Posted 2014-02-06 15:58:55 »

Love the new fields.. I think we should add one more.. years of OpenGL experience.
As a long term java coder i was completely new to OpenGL when i started playing in the game space...


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Offline tom_mai78101
« Reply #72 - Posted 2014-02-07 01:38:22 »

I liked how my experience is labelled as unknown. I guess that's much better than 0.

And if people started to like having the stats shown to the public, one day, people will ask for more stats.  Would adding optional experiences work, like what one would put in their rèsumès.


EDIT:
It seems to me "unknown" will "hide" the data away from others.
Offline Grunnt

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Complex != complicated


« Reply #73 - Posted 2014-02-11 12:49:24 »

Stay young, or die trying.
I always say something like the opposite:

Grow older, or try dying.

Offline Grunnt

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Complex != complicated


« Reply #74 - Posted 2014-02-11 12:49:55 »

Also, nice new feature, and I like how the settings are saved as soon as theyre edited!

Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #75 - Posted 2014-02-12 06:11:43 »

Hmmm...
<rubs chin>

I switched from C to Java in '98 so that would make it....




...oh gawd I'm old.
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