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June 2005 Forum Contest Winners

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    This is the second month of our new forum contest. Now, anyone who has posted at least once anytime during the month is elgible to win in a random drawing. Below are the winners for June 2005.

    To claim your prize, you MUST CONTACT ME, using the e-mail account you used when you registered with the forum. Once I get your e-mail, I will make the arrangements for you to receive your gift. If you don't contact me within 30 days, then you loose out.

    Below are the winners, selected at random, along with the gift they have won:


    gvphubli: ApexSQL Doc ($249) from ApexSQL Software

    billbobcu: SQL Scribe Documentation Builder ($400) from A&G Software

    jastone: Book: In the Trenches with SQL Server & .NET: Advanced Techniques & Real World Solutions ($150)

    James B UK: DbNetGrid ($599) from DBNetLink

    ryanFX: SQLZip ($500) from SQLZip Software

    snoopy: myLittleAdmin for SQL Server ($490) from myLittleTools


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

    Congrats from me! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  3. satya Moderator

    This is great to see and congratulations as usual to the new comers with good opportunity.

    Brad, btw during last month have all the contest winners claimed their prize?

    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

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by satya</i><br /><br />This is great to see and congratulations as usual to the new comers with good opportunity.<br /><br />Brad, btw during last month have all the contest winners claimed their prize?<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><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<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 />
  5. derrickleggett New Member

    Congratulations everyone. I've been a slacker this month. [<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.
  6. ghemant Moderator

    Congratulations to all the Winners [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][:I]<br /><br />hsGoswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com
  7. ranjitjain New Member

    Congratulations Guys.
    Grab your prizes.
  8. Madhivanan Moderator

    Congratulations to all

    quote:Brad, btw during last month have all the contest winners claimed their prize?
    That should be noted


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  9. benwilson New Member

    Congrats to the winners!<br /><br />If there are any unclained prizes around, i would be happy to take them off your hands [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />] ...<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  10. surendrakalekar New Member

    Congrats and best wishes to all the winners.


    Surendra Kalekar

  11. dineshasanka Moderator

    Congrat from me. Keep posting
  12. bradmcgehee New Member

    No, not all of last month's prizes were claimed. This was even true in the previous version of the contest. Sometimes people would never respond to my e-mails, and in some other cases, they did respond, but did not want any prizes.

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

    Then Brad i feel you need to re-think over this idea of contestant with mere one post.
  14. ghemant Moderator

    Rather what if the Best Quality Post wins ?!

    hsGoswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
  15. ranjitjain New Member

    Hi hemant, i feel we have already disscussed this about best quality post.
    Its difficult to decide the quality unless and untill the question poster doesn't rates it.
    So brad needs to start allowing giving rating by user.
  16. FrankKalis Moderator

    What is "the best post" anyway? Not only is this subjective in the eyes of the one who judges on this. But it might also be the cause for harm and distress. Even if the members are allowed to vote on this, you still need a "feature" here that will allow you to do so. Who will develop this? Who will have the time for it? It isn't readily available out-of-the-box.
    Anyway, personally I think, that while having the chance to win a prize is a nice goodie, that shouldn't be ones' main motivation to post here. Almost certainly this is the wrong attitude towards online communities. If members who have won a prize, doesn't collect it, well, that's the way it is. That's their own fault. Brad can't do more than announce the winners and maybe shoot a mail at them. If they don't answer, well....

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    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  17. Madhivanan Moderator

    The voting system will create unwanted problems<br />If more than one "Good Answer", what will happen?<br />As Frank says,this feature should be developed and implemented<br />Let us not to focus on that [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  18. SQL_Guess New Member

    I personally think the current format is great (although I may be biased, having won before [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />] )<br /><br />Panic, Chaos, Disorder ... my work here is done --unknown
  19. satya Moderator

    Anyway, personally I think, that while having the chance to win a prize is a nice goodie, that shouldn't be ones' main motivation to post here. Almost certainly this is the wrong attitude towards online communities.
    Frank
    Absolutely correct and that individual will not be able to sustain, let us not care about them.

    I agree with Raulie's post in this regard.

    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.
  20. bradmcgehee New Member

    My goal to try and reward those who participate. Unfortunately, I can't offer prizes to everyone. I would also like to "spread" the prizes around as much as possible, which is what I hope the new format will no. I don't think there is any perfect solution. I will continue with this format for a while, and then perhaps change it later once I get more feedback.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  21. satya Moderator

    Brad
    I believe there is nothing wrong with current format as we deployed this based on other members feedback and changed from previous format. I believe what you're doing is a right and one cannot always satisfy everyone.

    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.
  22. ranjitjain New Member

    Yes Brad,
    I agree with Satya.
    The system does not have perfect 10 but have crossed 9.
  23. NilaySoni New Member

    Congrat from me. Keep posting

    Nilay Soni
    Software Engineer.
    Rishabh Software Pvt.Ltd

  24. ghemant Moderator

    Its not about to rate the answered post but i mean by "best post" is a question or answer that is best in opinion / view point of moderator...and not for the prize to win...


    Regards.

    hsGoswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami

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