TR Community scoreboard for April 8, 2011 - "Atta girl" award

In this weekly recap post and video accompaniment, you'll get a quick look at the top discussions and members on the TechRepublic forums.

The hottest discussions this past week, by Head Blogs Editor Toni Bowers, was about formalized company awards programs. Do I think they work? Be sure to watch my video accompaniment below to find out. You'll also learn what other topics and members were the most active on the boards.

Top 5 discussion threads:

  1. Do formalized company awards programs really work? (Toni Bowers)
  2. Poll: It is time to face facts and finally dump Windows XP (Mark Kaelin)
  3. Four misconceptions you have about me and dumping Windows XP (Mark Kaelin)
  4. First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser (Mark Kaelin)
  5. HTC ThunderBolt review: The new smartphone king of 2011 (Jason Hiner)

TR members with the most total posts on the forums

  1. seanferd (96 posts)
  2. Neon Samurai (65 posts)
  3. AnsuGisalas (61 posts)
  4. robo_dev and OH Smeg (39 posts)
  5. dcolbert (37 posts)

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum

  1. Tony Hopkinson (43)
  2. Neon Samurai (40)
  3. Mark Kaelin (32)
  4. NickNielsen (31)
  5. Sterling Chip Camden and Jason Hiner (25)

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum

  1. OH Smeg (12)
  2. krama (4)
  3. dougorr2000, oldbaritone, jonkers, and robo_dev (3)
  4. TheChas, wompai, AlexNet0, and seanferd (2)

Top spam busters

  1. Hal 9000 (16)
  2. seanferd (14)
  3. AnsuGisalas (12)
  4. NickNielsen (5)
  5. PurpleSkys (3)

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.


The form they take is immaterial. What is important to remember is that one awschitt will wipe out any number of attagirls.


Atta girl Soni...but I always think you rock anyway :) Have a stupendous weekend!! :D

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

The site seems to be working again. :D Now where was that Video of Soni getting spanked? :0 Col


and all of them in a one hour interval, I think. Took a bite out of my posting, too... I've had lots of work this week, I almost had to turn some down, too... but then something else got cancelled. Funny thing, I almost turned that one down prematurely, but then greed told me; wait - that other job isn't in the bag yet... even now, with bags under my eyes that could fit a bowling ball, I can't help but be happy that I didn't let it get away. I guess I like doing what I do. :) I like money, too :x

Peconet Tietokoneet
Peconet Tietokoneet

Hello Sonja, welcome back. :) That is a very nice short and sweet vid, not as long as the old version (TROL) but never the less a welcome sign of good things to come. Keep it coming. :)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

And I'm looking at this on a 7 Pro 64 Bit System and am unable to watch the Video. :( I'm getting a straight forward message [b]An Error Has Occurred Try Again Latter[/b] Now I'm going to have to cry myself to sleep as I can not watch the Soni Spanking Video. :( OH did I mention that I can't vote for this either? Col

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

The longer commentary was discontinued quite some time ago, but I was trying for a while to record some short video accompaniments. I'm glad that you like them! I will try to do more. :)

Peconet Tietokoneet
Peconet Tietokoneet

Make sure you have ALL of Windows updates including flash to watch the short vid of Sonja. Sounds weird (if you have all of the updates) that you can not watch it. Maybe your connection with your ISP.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Yep it's installed and 7 is unfortunately fully updated even to the stage of running Infernal Exploder 9. To be perfectly honest lately I've had a few issues with TR where I go to post an Answer to a Question and it all disappears. Happened a few times lately so I just leave it alone for 30 minutes or so and then try again. Last night I had that happen just before looking at this Discussion and I assume it was related to that. Now where are those Airlock Control's so I can discourage the Web Developers from doing anything more, nasty to TR? :^0 Col


We're having the hounds out after them as we speak... we need our data corrupt, dammit!

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Sorry but that Data is Disgusting I can not look at it. :p Yea right as if. :^0 Col

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