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Monday, 21 July 2014

OTN APEX Forum Link

Oracle again changed the layout of the forum. For me, the old link didn't work any more. In case you have problems finding it, here is the new link:

https://community.oracle.com/community/database/developer-tools/application_express

If you go to the forum and search for example for "APEX" or "Application Exp", you will see no results. Typing in "Application Ex" will find "Application Express".



Each of the found links will have a funny description saying:

"An error occurred processing your request. If this problem persists, please contact the webmaster or administrator of this site."



:) So, it seems there are now even more bugs than before.

Probably, the intention to change the forum wasn't bad. However, once you manage to open it you will see a lot of information you don't need (or at least not all of the time). The real content is somewhere underneath and needs scrolling like in Facebook (oh, how I hate that site). And the worst thing is that you can see only ten threads per page - if you want to see more then click and scroll again. For those interested in helping others this is making things much more complicated.



One positive thing though. :) My name suddenly appears in the top list of the participants in the forum. The list isn't reduced to the top five but it now shows the top six. Top six is obviously the new top five. ;)

2 comments:

Scott Wesley said...

Someone in the forum update post suggested using something like adblock to include css filters to hide that content. Great idea that worked - filters like
community.oracle.com##.j-page-header
community.oracle.com##.jive-alert
community.oracle.com##.mn-anchor

Denes Kubicek said...

Scott,

Thanks. I also thought about that. Still angry. They should have asked a couple of real users prior to making such dramatic changes. Looks like frequent Facebook users were programming a forum for Oracle users. :)

Denes