SQL Server Performance

Suggestion for New Forum Topic

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by bradmcgehee, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    Luis Martin has suggestion an idea for a new forum topic. Here was his message to me:

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    I was thinking about a new forum topic: "Brain-Storm".

    The idea is to work on one problem at a time and each member help to achieve the best solution.

    Example:

    I suppose all of you would like to have a way to identify the non-active indexes in a database (as many of you may know I wrote an article on this topic, but my solution was too hard.)

    In short, I'm not talking about solving particular problems like we read every day, but more general problems that affect most DBAs.

    Just a thought.

    Thanks,

    Luis

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    I like Luis's idea. Each topic in the forum would be a discussion of a big problem. This initial topic post should be very detailed and thought out. And then the responses to the issue would be a discussion on how to solve this problem. Ideally, we should only focus on a small group of "big" problems at a time. Also, this topic would need to be heavily moderated to ensure that only big problems are posted here, not small problems, which would be moved to more appropriate forums.

    So, what do you guys and girls think?


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

    Brad

    I appreciate Luis for lending this idea and I would vote to have such forum section seperately and based on the forum experience you choose the Moderators for thsi section.

    Satya SKJ
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  3. benwilson New Member

    I think it sounds like a great idea...in addition to solving some big problems, it would also be a great place for people like me to learn a lot! (and maybe even contribute from time to time <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />)<br /><br />Ben<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  4. ranjitjain New Member

    Yes Brad, The idea sounds great and very innovative.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />I feel Nothing happens till we make it happen[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />], so better start with<br />this idea.<br />Even Ill get chance to learn and post like Ben [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]
  5. Madhivanan Moderator

    Yes it seems to be good idea

    How about having a seperate forum for FAQs where the topics with best solutions of other forums can be made as sticky topics so that new members first visit there and see whether they find solution?

    This is just my opinion


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    Count me in! [<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 />
  7. ghemant Moderator

    its really sound a good ... like a real brain storming session ... even more we learn and share with this ...[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />hsGoswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  8. satya Moderator

    Madhivanan

    We can enable the topics to be as sticky but IMHO how many new members (even few existings members too) are reading them and posting in relevant forums, recenly I moved nearly 6 posts to relevant forums.



    quote:Originally posted by Madhivanan

    Yes it seems to be good idea

    How about having a seperate forum for FAQs where the topics with best solutions of other forums can be made as sticky topics so that new members first visit there and see whether they find solution?

    This is just my opinion


    Madhivanan

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

    Before I create the new forum category, I have several more questions for you all.

    First, should be only focus on one "big" topic at a time, or more than one?

    Two, how shall we determine what a "big topic" is?

    Three, who would like to volunteer to moderate?

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  10. Adriaan New Member

    (1) Stick to one topic to begin with. If that proves too limiting, then start allowing multiple topics.

    (2) I think new topics will come up as we go along. Perhaps have a sticky thread for suggestions for a new topic?

    I think I'll pass on #3 - way out of my league.
  11. FrankKalis Moderator

    (1) + (2) Again I agree with Adriaan. A sticky thread would make sense, as it should explain a bit what should be posted in that forum and what not. I would also suggest Luis makes a start since the issue with non-used indexes seems to be of very great interest for him. And after all, he started the whole thing so the honour belongs to him. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />(3) [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><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 />
  12. satya Moderator

    I believe 'big' can be measured depending on the severity of problem and volume of data/users affected.

    (3) I'm all ready to Moderate this forum.

    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum
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  13. Luis Martin Moderator

    1)and 2) I suggest to begin with ideas about problems, like non active index. After that choose one to the end.

    3) Since I suppose developers will work more, I'm out.
    4) I vote for Satya and Frank.



    Luis Martin
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
    Bertrand Russell


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  14. benwilson New Member

    1) I think one big topic at a time- otherwise it is too easy to move on before solving the big problems<br /><br />2) I agree with Adriaan- a sticky where we can post suggestions/big questions...i am guessing it will be the moderators job to select which truly are big problems and which/what order we should tackle them.<br /><br />3) Satya and Frank seem keen (and seem to be very good at solving problems), so they can have my vote <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  15. ranjitjain New Member

    3)Ill give composite vote for Satya and Frank.
    2)& 1) If we choose big topic then its gonna be sticky and as luis said we can start with non active indexes issue.....
  16. ghemant Moderator

    Hi All,<br />i am also voting to Frank and Satya , and to start with the Brain Storm .. in my opinion it should be sticky one and severity of topics... and but obvious as our honoured moderators have to decide wether the problem is severe as sometime it might seems not severe but actually it is due to less expereince and expertise ....<br /><br />so when we start ? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br />Regards<br /><br />hsGoswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  17. satya Moderator

    Thanks Luis, Ben, Ranjit & Hemant...
    I appreciate your belief on us and hope to keep this new section in a professional manner.

    Moreover I would like to notify that if the originator is not giving required details about the problem and scale of importance then we have to move it to appropriate section.

    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.
  18. FrankKalis Moderator

    quote:
    Moreover I would like to notify that if the originator is not giving required details about the problem and scale of importance then we have to move it to appropriate section.
    Good point!

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  19. bradmcgehee New Member

    I have created the new forum, "Brain Storm."

    To make this as easy to control as possible, I created a new forum category called "Brain Storm." By doing this, I can more easily control the "big issues" to be covered. It will also make it easier to segregate the responses. If you want me to add a new "big issue" please post your idea here so that we can get feedback on it before it becomes an official "Brain Storm" topic.

    Let me know what you think of this format?

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  20. merrillaldrich New Member

    This will be cool! The link to Luis' article seems to be broken in the first post, though ...
    appears to have an extra period at the end.
  21. FrankKalis Moderator

    That's a pretty annoying "bug" in this forum software. It doesn't properly determine the end of an URL. One should always leave at least a blank between URL and the dot. I usually continue on a new line after posting a link.

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  22. Luis Martin Moderator

    Well, let begin to think. What about non-active indexes?. Should be the first big problem?

    Sorry I did no read carefully the new forum[:I].




    Luis Martin
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
    Bertrand Russell


    All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.



  23. Luis Martin Moderator

    Shoud we write ideas about non-active indexes in new Forum?


    Luis Martin
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
    Bertrand Russell


    All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.



  24. ranjitjain New Member

    Yes Luis,<br />The topic is good to consider about non-active indexes.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Its really gonna be Brain Crunching with Fun[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]

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