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April 2005 Forum Contest

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    In April 2005, six people will win free software or books in the monthly forum contest. The available prizes are:

    --ApexSQL Doc ($199) from ApexSQL Software
    --SQL Scribe Documentation Builder ($400) from A&G Software
    --DbNetGrid ($599) from DBNetLink
    --SQLZip ($500) from SQLZip Software
    --myLittleAdmin ($490) from myLittleTools.net
    --Book: In the Trenches with SQL Server & .NET: Advanced Techniques & Real World Solutions ($150)


    Here's how the contest works:

    If you have not done so already, join the forum. When you join, you must give your actual e-mail address. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail at the e-mail address you gave, and you will need to click a link on that e-mail to verify your participation. After you have verified your membership, you can access and participate in the forum immediately. In addition, you will automatically be subscribed to our newsletter, if you don't already subscribe. But if you prefer not to receive the newsletter, you can delete yourself from the newsletter mailing list after you receive your first issue.

    The free prizes will be awarded to those forum members who provide the most quality posts to the forum (this includes questions and responses) throughout the entire current month. Any posts made before or after these dates won't count for this contest.

    Please note the word "quality." By this, the post has to be applicable to the category it is posted in, it should consist of at least a minimum of two sentences, and it must be useful information (or a thoughtful question). Thank-you posts and similar non-technical posts, don't count.

    In order to allow as many different people to participate as possible, top forum posters are only allowed to win one prize every three month. For example, if you win a prize for January, you aren't eligible to win another prize until April. If you are still a top poster, your name will be posted as a top poster, but you will be ineligible to win until three months have passed.

    In addition, you may only win the same prize once. In other words, if you have already won a specific prize once, you can't win the same one again. You must select another available prize.

    The webmaster of SQL-Server-Performance.Com will be the sole determent if a posting is a quality posting. Hey, I'll do my best to be fair.

    Once the contest closes, the top forum members with the most quality posts will be awarded prizes. Here's how the prizes will be distributed. The first place winner will be able to pick one of the prizes available in current contest. The second place winner will be able then to pick their prize of the remaining ones. The third place winner will be able then to pick their prize of the remaining ones. And so on. In essence, the higher you place in the contest, the better chance you have selecting the prize you want. It may take several weeks before every winner is contacted.

    The prizes will be provided directly from the respective companies.

    Advertisers on SQL-Server-Performance.com are not eligible to participate in the contest.

    The rules of this contest, along with its prizes, are subject to change without notice.


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  2. ranjitjain New Member

    My q is how u define quality of post as it will vary day by day by experience.
  3. satya Moderator

    Please note the word "quality." By this, the post has to be applicable to the category it is posted in, it should consist of at least a minimum of two sentences, and it must be useful information (or a thoughtful question). Thank-you posts and similar non-technical posts, don't count.

    The webmaster of SQL-Server-Performance.Com will be the sole determent if a posting is a quality posting. Hey, I'll do my best to be fair.


    What more you want from Brad... and I feel the selection is in fair process as it is continuing since March 2003 without any controversy.

    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum
    This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing.
  4. Luis Martin Moderator

    Indeed (This is an example of no quality post)[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important<br />Bertrand Russell<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />

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