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Top 20 Forum Posters for May 2005

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    Since the forum contest has changed, I want to begin posting the top 20 posters of the month. They are listed below, in the number of posts they have made. And I think we have a first. The first time that Satya has not been the top poster of the month, ever. I guess Satya has a good excuse, as he presented at SQL PASS in Munich and was busy preparing for it.

    Great work Dinesh, and to everyone who helped out. Thanks again.

    dineshasanka
    satya
    Madhivanan
    derrickleggett
    LuisMartin
    FrankKalis
    deepakontheweb
    ranjitjain
    Argyle
    surendrakalekar
    mmarovic
    ghemant
    gkrishn
    Adriaan
    dhilditch
    FarhadR
    zvidas
    Cesar
    aaronsandy
    benwilson


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
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  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    "The first time that Satya has not been the top poster of the month, ever"[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />].<br />Is good to see new members working hard.<br /><br />Congratulations to all[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><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 />
  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    Very interesting. Shame on you Satya [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  4. Madhivanan Moderator

    Congrats to everyone.
    Brad if possible, specify the number of posts also


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  5. ranjitjain New Member

    Congrats Dinesh to win such tough competetor like Satya.
    Congrats to all you guys,
    All the best for coming months.
    Cheers......Now i need a treat from dinesh for sure.
  6. Madhivanan Moderator

    Yes. It is something miracle that Dinesh is top of the list(as Satya is still here [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />])<br />Well done Dinesh. We need more tips and info from you in coming days also<br /><br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  7. surendrakalekar New Member

    Congratulations everybody.
    Brad, why don#%92t you start a posting of the month/week to improve the forum quality?



    Surendra Kalekar

  8. ranjitjain New Member

    Hi surendra,[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />i feel it would be very hard for brad to decide posting of week [:0]as everyone tries<br />to give their level best and it would be injustice [B)]if only one get selected as all moderators here [^]post best contribution with all there experiences so we can decide on our own which post is best suited for us.[:I]<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 surendrakalekar</i><br /><br />Congratulations everybody.<br />Brad, why don#%92t you start a posting of the month/week to improve the forum quality? <br /><br /><h6>Surendra Kalekar</h6><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
  9. surendrakalekar New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ranjitjain</i><br /><br />Hi surendra,[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />i feel it would be very hard for brad to decide posting of week [:0]as everyone tries<br />to give their level best and it would be injustice [B)]if only one get selected as all moderators here [^]post best contribution with all there experiences so we can decide on our own which post is best suited for us.[:I]<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 surendrakalekar</i><br /><br />Congratulations everybody.<br />Brad, why don#%92t you start a posting of the month/week to improve the forum quality? <br /><br /><h6>Surendra Kalekar</h6><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Yes it is true[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />], <br />but, I think it is not that difficult also [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br />or <br />we can say max(readers) for particular post during that period (reader's choice) [?][?][?]<br /><br /><h6>Surendra Kalekar</h6>
  10. ghemant Moderator

    Dear All,
    Congratulations to Mr. Dinesh as he is top poster.
    Congratulations to all of you guys...

    hsGoswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
  11. dineshasanka Moderator

    thankx all,
    But I got this PURELY because that satya was out of the PC for a while.
    Moral story
    If you want to be the top poster, keep satya out of the PC
    Anyway thanks for all of the others who helped others

    keep posting
  12. dineshasanka Moderator

    Good idea

    quote:Originally posted by surendrakalekar
    Brad, why don#%92t you start a posting of the month/week to improve the forum quality?


    Surendra Kalekar

  13. bradmcgehee New Member

    Surendra, do you mean a single top quality posting for a specific time period? This would be difficult to judge, as there are many good postings. What criteria should a post be based on?

    Madhivanan, I have purposefully not listed the total number of posts because I don't want to potentially embarass anyone, either because there are a lot, or because there are not a lot.



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  14. satya Moderator

    First of all congratulations to Dinesh for his valueable contribution and knocking me out for the first time since November 2003.

    As Brad referred during first half of the May I was very busy in practicing the PASS presentation.. by keeping all other works aside. I feel it was a great learning curve and experience in presenting a theme in public, that I was experienced all these years... my motto is ... Attempts may fail .. but never fail to attempt.

    As a contributing writer to the website I would like to devote more time on other side and equally contribute in forums too, its a good sign that new people are flooding in the recent times.

    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.
  15. Madhivanan Moderator

    quote:
    Madhivanan, I have purposefully not listed the total number of posts because I don't want to potentially embarass anyone, either because there are a lot, or because there are not a lot.
    Ok. No Problem Brad

    quote:
    my motto is ... Attempts may fail .. but never fail to attempt.
    Yes Satya. Thats ture (so as my Signature)



    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  16. surendrakalekar New Member

    quote:Originally posted by bradmcgehee

    Surendra, do you mean a single top quality posting for a specific time period? This would be difficult to judge, as there are many good postings. What criteria should a post be based on?

    Madhivanan, I have purposefully not listed the total number of posts because I don't want to potentially embarass anyone, either because there are a lot, or because there are not a lot.



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

    Yes Brad, I mean a single quality posting for a particular week or month. I know it's very difficult to judge.
    Or
    Simply the posting read by maximum users/members in the particular period will be winner.


    Surendra Kalekar

  17. FrankKalis Moderator

    quote:
    Simply the posting read by maximum users/members in the particular period will be winner.
    That would technically be almost impossible, since you can't record the hit for a single answer within a thread. And you already can see how many people opened a thread.

    I don't think we should turn this forum into a kind of lottery where the prize is everything.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  18. bradmcgehee New Member

    Yea, tracking individual hits would be difficult, although interesting to know.

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    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  19. surendrakalekar New Member

    quote:Originally posted by bradmcgehee

    Yea, tracking individual hits would be difficult, although interesting to know.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
    Thank you Frank & Brad


    Surendra Kalekar

  20. mmarovic Active Member

    How about rate the post feature?
  21. FrankKalis Moderator

    If we decide for that, only the original questioner should have the ability to do so.
    But if you ask me, I think it's quite okay the way it is right now.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  22. Madhivanan Moderator

    quote:If we decide for that, only the original questioner should have the ability to do so.
    . Yes I have seen this feature in other forum where the questioner can give points to the replier whose answer the questioner thinks is very helpful


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  23. satya Moderator

    First of all is it possible using Snitz, I don't think so.

    I feel it will not be feasible entirely in this forum, in my experience with forums I have seen very few members (who post questions) leaving a feedback for the solution/information they had from here. Another guess is it shouldn't degrade the current forum loading performance.



    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.
  24. FrankKalis Moderator

    Well, it might be possible. I haven't checked with Snitz yet. However, this would only be a mod, not a part of the regular package. Each mod will make an update/upgrade process of the forum software more difficult and prone to errors.
    And honestly, I see no need here. You get good and/or feedback on this forum for your postings anyway. So, why not leave it as it is?

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  25. satya Moderator

  26. mmarovic Active Member

    It would give Brad "customer experience based" criteria he could work with. It would also give one more incentive for providing useful and expressive answer. I can't comment on how difficult would be to implement and maintain, I am just a customer proposing a feature I think would be usefull.
  27. dineshasanka Moderator

    Many forums like www.codeguru.com also have this. in those site more value is given to the rating rather than the number of posts.


    quote:Originally posted by mmarovic

    How about rate the post feature?
  28. Luis Martin Moderator

    Agree 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


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



  29. ranjitjain New Member

    Hi,<br />This is good idea where poster rates the reply.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />But as i've faced it happens many times that the questioner doesnt understand what<br />we've replied and sometimes we answer thinking questioner wants this.<br />So definately this is bad idea.[}<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />As the coin has more than one face so likewise it is possible to get to the answer in many ways[^]<br />so if two guys post answer in differently and if the questionare give one poster 2 marks and other one 9 marks then that doent mean guy1 answered imperfectly.<br />And just imagine if someone rate ur posting 0.5 marks but you think you deserver full marks, then what impact will it make, so if i wld be in your place i could leave the forum.<br />So in my viewpoint its better to leave the current scenario as is.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Madhivanan</i><br />Yes I have seen this feature in other forum where the questioner can give points to the replier whose answer the questioner thinks is very helpful<br />Madhivanan<br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
  30. mmarovic Active Member

    quote:But as i've faced it happens many times that the questioner doesnt understand what
    we've replied and sometimes we answer thinking questioner wants this.
    So definately this is bad idea.
    I don't think so. I remember many times I posted solution for the problem that was overlooked. Sometimes it was because I was too lazy or busy to put toghether long explanation, sometimes it was because poster (for some reason) just continued to ask even though a few good solutions were posted. Also, sometimes questions are not really clear. But I think in average over-rates and under-rates would cancel each other and rate will show the quality of posts. If you are motivated by good rate you will ask poster for clarification and then offer expressive answer that will better target the issue.
  31. ranjitjain New Member

    Here Again, Its hard to understand each other, as we are contributing together here from last 6 months i guess, but still its hard for us to understand and sometimes to explain what we are aiming at.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Even i mean by my last post that questionare overlook becoz of not enough explanation then it doent mean the quality of post is not good.<br />Then the question arises why we have not got good rating for such quality post.<br />Anyways as satya said im agreed that very few people revrt back after getting their answere and only we guys remain in the team.[^]<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mmarovic</i><br />I don't think so. I remember many times I posted solution for the problem that was overlooked. Sometimes it was because I was too lazy or busy to put toghether long explanation, sometimes it was because poster (for some reason) just continued to ask even though a few good solutions were posted. Also, sometimes questions are not really clear. But I think in average over-rates and under-rates would cancel each other and rate will show the quality of posts. If you are motivated by good rate you will ask poster for clarification and then offer expressive answer that will better target the issue.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
  32. mmarovic Active Member

    To clarify: I agree it will happen many times that quality of post is not recognized, but in a long run I expect average poster rate to be accurate at least compared to average rates of other posters. Rating posts will improve their quality. Human performance measurment usually improves measured performance. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  33. FrankKalis Moderator

    Hm, maybe we should wait for a response by Brad for now. After all, it's his site and therefore his decision.

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    Frank Kalis
    SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
  34. mmarovic Active Member

    The owner makes decision, the smart one appreciates feedback from his customers. Brad is smart. QED. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]

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