Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oracle Forums Down After Upgrade

It was about three months ago when the OTN launched a better release. It had to be rolled back with all the implied consequences. People who had participated for the new release saw their work simply disappear.

For the second time a new attempt to release the forum was made, it fairly worked for one week. Afterwards the forum had to be shutdown once again. What is going on with the oracle team who had assembled the forum? Is this really an escalable application?

The attempted version was pretty nice. The editor functionality was improved, there were reward points for the people who really aported valuable knowledge to the forum.

However it happenend that this solution simply doesn't work. It is very nice, and it would be even nicer if this solution worked, but ... the big BUT ...

"Oracle forums is experiencing technical difficulty. We are aware of the issue and are working as quick as possible to correct the issue. Please try again in a few moments.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
To speak with an Oracle sales representative: 1.800.ORACLE1.
To contact Oracle Corporate Headquarters from anywhere in the world: 1.650.506.7000.
To get technical support in the United States: 1.800.633.0738."

I like the philosophy of this forum, this way people like Sybrand "senior RTFM answers" Bakker can be easily spotted and automatically self-banned. This goes for all the similar inflated egos posters who are just playing a bullying games with junior level posters.

I wish Oracle Corporation really invested time, effort and money in its flag ship forum,


Don Burleson said...

Hi Hector,

Yes, I agree! It's a disgrace, allowing people to post unprofesisonal, bigoted comments on OTN.

Sybrand is gone )banned?), but there will always be "posers" on OTN, legends in their own minds . . .

Hector Rivera Madrid said...

Certainly, and I have seen some others who are still around. A couple of them even have endorsed Sybrand's behavior. At least I will still do my part being at the positive side of the balance.

I do personally thank you for the time you take to approach to the Oracle community, and for being a technical inspiration for all of us.

Aman Sharma said...

Just wanted to say Hi. Its been a while since I have seen you over Forums in the past time. Hope things are going perfectly and to see you soon over forums back helping all the novice people like me.

Hector Rivera Madrid said...

Certainly, it's been a while since the last time I participated in the forums, I have quit for a while from the public oracle life because of an excessive sudden peak workload. I have been involved in several projects that hardly allow me to even login to the forums. I'll make myself viewable soon.
Thanks for your comments.

Aman Sharma said...

No issues Madrid,whenever you would come, you are always more than welcome!