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July 2004 Forum Contest Winners

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    As always, thanks everyone for their contributions.

    The winners for June 2004 are:

    -- satya
    -- derrickleggett
    -- FrankKalis
    -- rlahoty
    -- dhilditch
    -- Adriaan
    -- Twan

    The people listed below are inelgible to win this month, but they still contributed a lot this month, and I want to thank them also. Some of these will again become elgible in the months ahead.

    -- LuisMartin
    -- FarhadR
    -- Chappy
    -- Argyle
    -- amitm79
    -- vbkenya
    -- ykchakri
    -- Raulie
    -- tdong
    -- ChrisFretwell


    Here are the available prizes this month. I will be contacting each winner, asking them what they want to receive. When you do receive my notice, please respond as soon as you can so I can then contact the next person. If you don't hear from me, and you are winner, please e-mail me, just in case my e-mail to you did not get to you. If I do not hear from you, I will assume you don't want the software.


    --ApexSQL Code ($399) from ApexSQL Software
    --NetworkSmart 2003 ($449) from LeadByte Software
    --SQL Scribe Documentation Builder ($400) from A&G Software
    --DbNetGrid ($599) from DBNetLink
    --myLittleAdmin ($490) from myLittleTools.net
    --SQLZip ($500) from from SQLZip Software
    --RapTier Professional ($299) from SharpPower.Com


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
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  2. derrickleggett New Member

    Yippeeee!!!!! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Congrats everyone.<br /><br />MeanOldDBA<br />derrickleggett@hotmail.com<br /><br />When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  3. Luis Martin Moderator

    Good to see olds members back and winning.
    Congratulations!!

    Luis Martin
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  4. satya Moderator

    Thanks Brad and best wishes to all the winners and valuable contributors.

    Brad, I have all the utilities mentioned in the given list of prizes. So I will not choose any of them and happy to leave the proceeds upto yourself for further distribution.

    Regards.


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  5. FrankKalis Moderator

    Congrats to everybody!

    I don't have all tools mentioned above, but since I don't have a need for any third party tool (the other prizes I've won here, still remain to be downloaded by me), I leave the choice what to do with my prize to you, Brad.

    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
  6. bradmcgehee New Member

    Gee, I wish I could offer some different products for prizes. I'll work on this.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
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  7. Argyle New Member

    How about a t-shirt <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />
  8. bradmcgehee New Member

    Is there any interest in t-shirts, besides Argyle?

    Any ideas for a clever slogan on the t-shirt?

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  9. satya Moderator

    Wow, thats a terrific idea by Argyle.

    Slogan :

    SQL-Server-Performance.com - one website enlightens extensive tips for real-time business performance.

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  10. Luis Martin Moderator

    Very good idea.

    Slogan: Once in, never out.


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  11. wabbash New Member

    Very good idea ...

    Slogan: Once in, never out. Take your precautions ....

    (thats a never-end orgasm??) blasphemy!
  12. Luis Martin Moderator

    Well, I don't meant that.
    If it is a common phrase, I'm sorry I did not have idea.

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  13. vbkenya New Member

    The best slogans are the simplest and those that are not amenable to random misinterpretation.

    "SQL SERVER PERFORMANCE.COM" would do it for me if there ever was a T-Shirt handout. And remember size matters.

    Nathan H.O.
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  14. FrankKalis Moderator

    I like the idea with a T-Shirt. However, one must consider administration, shipping (oversea available?) and, and, and...<br /><br />I'm with Nathan on the slogan. Use the KISS approach. But it surely is arguable when Nathan says "Size matters". Well... Isn't that a slippery topic? <br /><br />Time for lunch break. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  15. bradmcgehee New Member

    I'm in the process of checking this option out.

    Just for fun (and I make no promises) what sizes of tee shirts do people wear? I have no experience in this area. The reason I ask this is that I will probably have to order a minimum number of tee shirts, and I must also specify the sizes at the same time.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
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  16. Luis Martin Moderator

    In general M and L.


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  17. ChrisFretwell New Member

    In mens ("unisex") probably a M (or possibly a small)

    I love the idea!
  18. derrickleggett New Member

    XXL. Well, for a robe anyway. lol<br /><br />You could look at an online merchandise company maybe. Possible give them some advertising for free stuff. Microsoft ought to choke up some books or software. <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /> Have you hit them up?<br /><br />MeanOldDBA<br />derrickleggett@hotmail.com<br /><br />When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  19. ykchakri New Member

    Hi Brad,<br /><br />How about things like a free 1 year subscription to a technical magazine like SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Solutions etc. ? (My subscription to SQL Server Magazine is due next month <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by bradmcgehee</i><br /><br />Gee, I wish I could offer some different products for prizes. I'll work on this.<br /><br />-----------------------------<br />Brad M. McGehee, MVP<br />Webmaster<br />SQL-Server-Performance.Com<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
  20. derrickleggett New Member

    How about a free ticket to PASS. <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />MeanOldDBA<br />derrickleggett@hotmail.com<br /><br />When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.
  21. satya Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />] to see flood of wishes......<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  22. FrankKalis Moderator

    As for size, L to XL should always fit. I like T Shirts not being so tight (can I say so?)<br /><br />I remember filling out an online survey from SQL Server Mag. They gave away a baseball cap in return. Looks pretty cool, I had it on one time and then my son decided that it is his cap [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br /><br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  23. satya Moderator

    So far twas easy to acquire the prizes by the individuals and now I believe Brad should work out and resource to deliver the goods to various parts in the world ...(small world ..)

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  24. bradmcgehee New Member

    Shipping worldwide is tough, but can be done. In about a week or so, I should have information back about tee-shirts from a vendor I am working with.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  25. rlahoty New Member

    Wow, I just read the newsletter and saw my name there. Phew!!. Thanks!! I am simply elated. Congrats to everyone else who won and wishes to anyone who couldn't. Thanks again. I too like the idea of a t-shirt with a nice slogan on it.

    Cheers!!
  26. Chappy New Member

    Id like to win a Lambourghini Diablo please <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  27. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Chappy</i><br /><br />Id like to win a Lambourghini Diablo please <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />What scale?<br />1:33 or so?<br />Go and buy a matchbox car<br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-3.gif' alt=':eek:' />)]<br /><br /><br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  28. Chappy New Member

    Heh oh well. Not quite what I had in mind but I guess Ill have to settle for it <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  29. Luis Martin Moderator

    Id like to win a Audi, and SQL 2005 Beta 2.<br />Guess which is for fun[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-3.gif' alt=':eek:' />)]?<br /><br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br />
  30. FrankKalis Moderator

    Would an Audi A6 2.5 TDI Avant be appropriate for you, Luis? Or do prefer something like the A6 S6?

    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
  31. Luis Martin Moderator

    Frank, is there any Audi A1 is welcome too.


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  34. Luis Martin Moderator

    Yes, we have speed limits in highways, signals, rules to cross cornes, and all traffic rules you can imange, but none respest one of them.
    First time I was in USA I rent a car and drive it during one month.
    When back to town, I was insulted for every time I stop in a cross.
    People said we drive like in Rome, all crazy drivers.



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  35. satya Moderator

    Funny enough, even I had same trouble when I was my hometown in India... no one follows traffic rules and when I comeback after 4 weeks here in UK, I have to remind myself about not to break the rules.

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  36. FrankKalis Moderator

    Here we have detailed rules for almost every aspect of life, so for traffic. They are fairly followed, but beware when you reach the highway. It's like the Wild West out there. Not much fun anymore.


    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
  37. satya Moderator

    I believe everywhere in the world highways are meant to break rules for drivers.... its fun though.. upto some extent.

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  38. FrankKalis Moderator

    Well, the fun ends when someone at the speed of some 250 km/h is pushing another car that heavily that the driver looses control and crashes against a tree and dies together with her two-year old daughter. That driver is about to go to prison and that's good so!


    --Frank
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  39. satya Moderator

    I would say that nutty... and I said its fun upto some extent... no beyond 90 mph (in UK), don't know about rest of Europe.

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  40. FrankKalis Moderator

    Actually we don't have a speed limit on our Autobahns. There is a recommended speed of 130km/h, but that's all. I think Germany is the only country in Europe without a speed limit. At least of that countries I know.

    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
  41. Adriaan New Member

    From what I understand, they recently lowered the speed limit on the péage roads in France from 140 to 120. Meanwhile, in Italy most people seem to do 150 even if there are just two lanes in each direction, and practically no place to park your car safely in case of a breakdown.
  42. satya Moderator

    Aah.. I thought rest of Europe will be in faster lane than UK.. seems no great difference.
    I believe US is completely different in this case...

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