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Happy New Year!
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Published: 18 Jan 2017
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Happy New Year! Published by: Ringer on 18 Jan 2017 view comments(2)

Hey, I thought I'd get the 2017 posts rolling. 

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Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: Happy New Year!
Posted: 4 months 2 days 7 hours 54 minutes ago
Edited: Wed, 25 Jan, 2017 at 12:05:39 (122 days ago)

Chris, something happened in our industry over the last few years. Seems like nobody is on IBM i-centric forums any longer. I do see some activity on places like StackOverflow.com and some other places such as developerWorks.

The big problem today is that there is literally no place to go where IBM i developers "hang out". There are no email lists, there are no active forums like there were just a few years ago.

We continue to have traffic on this site, but it is nearly 100% search-engine referrals, meaning people looking up stuff via google or whatever and linking to articles on this site. Even I'm guilty of that. I often find that a link I'll click on is either an article I wrote here or over on mcpress, or one here on midrangenews.com that someone else has written.

There are some efforts over on FaceBook.com to get IBM i-centric pages going, but they never seem to get anywhere.

Fortunately the IBM Power7+ running IBM i v7r2, v7r1 and v7r3, on which this website is hosted, is bought and paid for (by me) so it'll stay up as long as I'm active in the IBM i world.

 

Posted by: chrisp
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Portland, OR
Comment on: Happy New Year!
Posted: 3 months 5 days 7 hours 59 minutes ago

Bob, if it makes you feel any better, this site is still my "go to place" for answers. :-) I always search here first, because I know that the info I receive here will be the latest and greatest, which is what I'm always looking for. I don't want to code something based on a 1994 example! Lol.

I really appreciate the help I have received here and I try, from time to time, to add helpful tips as well. But to be perfectly honest I've been more a taker than a giver. :-(

Thanks for your dedication to passing along the knowledge to us that are not worthy. wink