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TR Community scoreboard for Feb. 25, 2011 - Time-wasting tasks

In this weekly recap, you'll get a quick look at the top discussions and members on the TechRepublic forums. You'll also learn about an upcoming weekly site update post by TechRepublic Product Manager Brandon Seltenrich.

Bill Detwiler tells the TR community to get with the 21st century and stop wasting the IT department's time doing time-wasting tasks — and of course, the TR community had a few tips of their own. Find out what other posts and TechRepublic members were the most active on the boards.

* Before we dig into the stats, I'd like to address some concerns that have been raised in the forums about difficulties that the TR community is still experiencing since the site upgrade. I'm pleased to announce that TechRepublic Product Manager Brandon Seltenrich will publish a weekly site update starting next Friday in the TR Out Loud blog. He will discuss the latest site developments, bug fixes, upgrades, new features, and upcoming changes. These posts will also give members and opportunity to continue the conversation, including concerns and helpful tips, in the discussion threads.

Top 5 discussion threads:

  1. Five time-wasting tasks IT shouldn't be doing anymore (Bill Detwiler)
  2. The one big reason why iPad rivals can't compete on price (Jason Hiner)
  3. Getting paid to break into things: How vulnerability assessors work at Argonne National Lab (Michael Kassner)
  4. Why breadcrumb navigation is better than the Up button (Greg Shultz)
  5. You've been labeled at work. What do you do now? (Toni Bowers)
TR members with the most total posts on the forums

  1. AnsuGisalas (129 posts)
  2. seanferd (117 posts)
  3. Tigger_Two (59 posts)
  4. Neon Samurai (54 posts)
  5. SinisterSlay (50 posts)
TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum

  1. AnsuGisalas (91)
  2. Tigger_Two (54)
  3. seannyob (46)
  4. Palmetto (44)
  5. Neon Samurai (37)
TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum

  1. OH Smeg (15)
  2. seanferd (5)
  3. robo_dev (4)
Top spam busters

  1. Tigger_Two and seanferd (11)
  2. PurpleSkys (5)
  3. NickNielsen (4)
  4. Palmetto(3)

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Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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