I have been reading and posting on the Spring forum since before it became mainstream, to be specific I joined on 22 November 2004. And under the name ‘Alarmnummer’ I have placed more than 1000 posts (in most cases answers to questions).
But the quality of the forum has dropped dramatically. Perhaps it is caused by:
- Spring becoming yet another bloated environment
- closed design by Spring-team and not the community
- Spring getting too commercial
Thereby loosing touch with the community and especially with smart early adaptors.
Most questions I see on the forum are not about design any more, but in a lot of cases RTFM (Read the Fucking Manual) or UTFS (Use the Fucking Search) and not fun to answer at all.