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Why is my project private?

All projects are created private by default, since over 90% are abandoned before any work is done or they are spam. Once you have a license, a clear description and a little bit of work done (first code checked in or documentation or bug tracker set up, etc) let me know and I will make it public for you and move it to the correct community. Dealing with projects this way helps keep junk projects from clogging up our catalog and search engine hits. More details about the workflow are at

Why do I only get five projects? How do I increase my number of projects?

The limit is in place to prevent spambots from automatically creating spam projects. If you need more projects, simply email communitymanager at and we’ll be happy to increase your limit.

Who can see/do stuff to my project?

What are the project features?

How can I migrate a project from to

The plan to merge projects into is definitely still on, but we don't have a schedule for it. There will be a big announcement when we get ready to do this and all project owners will be notified by email ahead of time.

How do I write a blog?

You need to be approved by our editor (not hard, just send him an email with everything spelled right and reasonable grammar) and it needs to stay on topic about things of interest to the community. If you want to do a one-off post on another blog and have it featured, you can do that too. Either way, the contact is Kevin Farnham. His email is editor at

How do I contact individual members on

Just append to any user name. So to contact helen, I would send a message to helen at You email is forwarded to the email address the user entered when they registered for

I see an error/broken link or have a question on a project - how can I contact the owners of a project?

If the project home page lists the owners, you can contact them directly (see previous question). However, if you want to contact all of the owners at once, or if the project page does not list the owners (some customized pages do not show the owner usernames), you can always reach the owners of a project by sending email to admins at So for example, if you wanted to email the owner(s) of project Incubator, you would use admins at

How do I change my username?

It is not possible to change your username. If you really need to do that, you need to create a new account. Then you will need to rejoin any projects that you have joined under the current username.

Where can I get support for Java? has updates, patches, training, and just about everything you could need. If you have a coding problem, try asking in our forums.

How can I get Java Magazine?

How do I file a bug?

There are two places to file bugs. Look at your page tab. Does it show the Java cup and steam? Then file your bug at If you see three bars use And, if you get confused, send us an email and we'll point you in the right direction.

How do I report spam?

Email spam-report at

How do I ask another question, report an issue, complain, or compliment?

Email communitymanager at

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