TR Community scoreboard for Feb. 11, 2011 - Avoid tech debt

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

No one wants to get buried in technical debt, which is why Chip Camden's post about how to avoid it generated the hottest discussion of the week. Find out what other posts and TechRepublic members were the most active on the boards.

Top 5 discussion threads:

  1. Avoid getting buried in technical debt (Chip Camden)
  2. Lessons from Egypt: Kill the kill switch and decentralize the Internet (Jason Hiner)
  3. 10 Windows annoyances (that Linux doesn't have) (Jack Wallen)
  4. Fear of liability is putting a stranglehold on common sense (Toni Bowers)
  5. What the experts think about the viability of an Internet kill switch (Michael Kassner)

TR members with the most total posts on the forums

  1. AnsuGisalas (178 posts)
  2. seanferd (109 posts)
  3. NickNielsen (73 posts)
  4. Tigger_Two (69 posts)
  5. Michael Jay (53 posts)

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum

  1. AnsuGisalas (75)
  2. Tigger_Two (61)
  3. apotheon (57)
  4. Maxwell Edison (56)
  5. Jason Hiner (43)

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

  1. robo_dev and OH Smeg (5)
  2. CG IT (3)
  3. Dippncope, markp24, and SinisterSlay (2)

Top spam busters

  1. AnsuGisalas (9)
  2. seanferd (8)
  3. Justin James (3)
  4. Hal 9000 (2)
  5. NickNielsen, Dom Doe, SSandersTX, hegmonia, and PurpleSkys (1)

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AnsuGisalas 1 Like

*facepunch* See, now you have fat lips! EDIT: Someone else flagged that one, but I couldn't pass up on the pun ;)

Tigger_Two 1 Like

I actually made it to two different lists. How do these things happen? And for the second time in a row? *shaking head*

seanferd 1 Like

was pleased to see this symbolic statistical indicator of your presence. (Still here, still posting, yay!) OK, I'll calm down now, and take my seat in the corner...


Of course, it is anyone's guess on any given day how much of my mind is joining me. I don't think I plan to go anywhere. I'm trying to learn how to be sociable. This place is perfect- I can still be sociable even when I don't feel like leaving my house!


I simply don't remember making that many posts, and "My Stuff" reflected that. There were only about 20 or 30 from February on the list. But now that I'm writing this, it occurs to me that the Water Cooler posts don't yet show up in My Stuff.


Check the power gauge on your Invisibility Cape!!! Also, it doesn't work well if it's covered in Silly String *peer HAL9k*.


Always just more evidence of that... BTW; Can you see the TR vital signs Soni? I'm wondering about the avg comments per day before and after the change... I can tell it's dropped off dramatically, but I can't see just how much... BTW, 9 spamkills to my name? I wonder if it counts also those offensive posts I flagged... I don't remember tagging 9 spams... maybe 5 or six... but then I guess I could've lost track.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 1 Like

Who's been tagging all of my posts. :p Col


Oh Smeg told me to, and I was sleep-deprived! ;)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

That even the Spammers are having trouble posting to TR. ;) Col


but that's what we want isn't it Col? ;)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 2 Like

I didn't think that making it hard to post at the expense of the Members was part of the deal though. :( Col


You are thinking about this the wrong way, Col, according to the Prevailing Business Models. :^0


i only nailed one spammer last week... ;) Nice job Soni, but I admit, I had to dig around a bit to find this weeks TROLOV, but I always prevail in my endeavors :D ...have a good weekend :)

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