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TR Community scoreboard for Jan. 28, 2011 - Site upgrade

The TR Community scoreboard highlights the hottest topics and most active members on the boards over the past week. Be sure to watch the video accompaniment!

It should come as no surprise that Jason Hiner's post about TechRepublic's 2011 upgrade generated the hottest discussion on the site this past week. Be sure to watch the video accompaniment and see what other posts and TechRepublic members were the most active on the boards.

Top 5 discussion threads:

  1. TechRepublic's 2011 upgrade: Simpler and lot more social (Jason Hiner)
  2. Poll: Has Steve Jobs or Bill Gates made the greater contribution to tech? (Jason Hiner)
  3. Can you rise in a company without being a strategic thinker? (Toni Bowers)
  4. NASA tech breakthroughs that led to innovations (Andy Moon)
  5. Pop Quiz: RAID basics (Bill Detwiler)

TR members with the most total posts on the forums

  1. AnsuGisalas (108 posts)
  2. seanferd (73 posts)
  3. Michael Jay (66 posts)
  4. NickNielsen (65 posts)
  5. santeewelding (62 posts)

Top spam busters

  1. MehulBhai (5)
  2. Michael Jay and PurpleSkys (4)
  3. santeewelding (3)
  4. Palmetto (2)

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You can now also purchase merchandise from the TechRepublic store on CafePress!

Addendum:

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About

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.

67 comments
unhappyuser
unhappyuser

The previous "version" was simpler, easy to find things and worked well. This new "version" is the exact opposite. It really makes me want to dump TR and find some other tech site as my main source of info. You've gone downhill the past year and this has really put you over the edge into the abyss.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

If they had not of pushed out the redesign I wouldn't have fell over yesterday and broken my leg. Currently it's a real pain in the rear while the leg is broken it's broken in such a place they they can do nothing but let you hobble around on crutches with no Splint or Plaster and the muscle pain has to be experienced to be believed. :D Currently I'm stuck in the chair in front of my computer and am unable to get up till someone gets over to lift me. When I get up without putting any weight on the left leg I'll be OK but at the moment I keep falling down as I get so far then my good leg buckles and down I go again. No fun at all. ?:| Now who are the Web Developers so can instigate Legal Action against them? If I could actually use TR I wouldn't have been going down the stairs so it must be their fault. :^0 Anyway it's mostly a nuisance as the pain is making me slow and groggy and I'm probably making even less sense than usual as I feel all over the place now so I have no idea of just how bad this will be. :p But on the up side I managed to avoid Emergence Surgery as the broken bit was not all the way through just a little crack where the Muscles attach to the top of the leg so there is No [b]Bone Welding or Glue Required.[/b] Just a few weeks of Light Duties so I'm guessing that is My Holiday for this year. :-& Anyway it's all TR's Fault so I expect lots of Grovelling from the Web Developers and the rest of the staff or I'll start opening Air Lock doors. :^0 Col 0:-)

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

I do like your Microsoft help desk (nudge-nudge-wink-wink) t-shirts. :^0

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys

I think this is the first time in a number of weeks that my Cafe thread didn't make it to the top discussion. Oh well, just means I should be paying more attention ;) . Loved the T's by the way, they rock! I'm slowly finding my way around, will figure it all out eventually :)

santeewelding
santeewelding

Where did you get my number from? Edit: Okay. I think I see. Had to be over the last weekend because, since the site change, I have been flat-out ignoring the obviously automated spam. I have no method I can see to definitively report it. I haven't dared click on the Flag thingy -- if that is what Flag is for -- expecting to cause pandemonium in the Louisville headquarters.

seanferd
seanferd

That's a rather low-speed accident. I've come to expect more from you. :D :^0

santeewelding
santeewelding

I was doing something stupid. What were you doing?

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I suppose now you'll have time to acclimate to the new surroundings... :0

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys

...wouldn't ya just love to have one of them T's...I love 'em! They just crack me up :D

Darryl~
Darryl~

I haven't been able to find the Cafe....I've been Googling discussions to find them until I figure out how to keep track of them. Maybe I'll just make a new folder in my bookmarks :D

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

It's everyone's feedback that's going to make this site ROCK! ;)

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Sorry, that's just a random ricochet from the .45 (.44 - I know)... What I really meant to say is, go ahead press the flag thingy, it's nice and friendly and all. It may cause a random TR employee to receive an electric shock, but that's mostly harmless. Anyway, as with all things this shiny, it has an "Are you sure?" and an "Are you really really sure?" automated restraint mechanism. You can flag for "Spam", "Offensive" (uh-oh), "Off-Topic" and ... "Other" (Dum-dum-dum Dummm!!!), and you can leave a nice little note too, in fact it's mandatory.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Tammy send me the stats from the past week. I'd still like to highlight Spam Flags and Most Votes up... it would even be fun to see who received the Most Votes down (but I wouldn't want everyone to start competing for that spot). :-)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

It was embarrassing going to the Meat Works and telling that story. :-&\ And I have to go back there tomorrow and tell it all over again to the Fracture Clinic. Not really sure what they do there other than create fractures and I know that I don't want another one. :( But at least [b] SWMBO[/b] was involved. :^0 Col ;)

santeewelding
santeewelding

Age, and all. Er, and this "thong" of which he speaks -- doubled up, at that. I am beginning to think I see how it happened. The visual. It burns.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

I'm responsible for my actions. Surely that can not be correct. :^0 But in my case I was doing as Instructed or maybe that should read Destructed by [b]SWMBO.[/b] It's far less painful smashing a Hip that telling her that she doesn't know what she's talking about. ;) But i got off lucky and didn't smash the hip just a small crack that doesn't go all the way through so I got out of Surgery and more importantly the Hospital. But she did insist that I wear sneakers which she bought recently and I slipped in those. If I was wearing those [b]Dangerous[/b] Thongs [i]that you slip over and hurt yourself with[/i] I would have been OK. :D Col

OH Smeg
OH Smeg

I was going down the front steps and slipped, not really sure how but I was wearing sneakers instead of thongs which are supposed to be Dangerous. ;) Anyway instead of going over to my Mothers place and helping [b]SWMBO[/b] to mow the lawn I spent hours at the Hospital surrounded by sick people. :D Real fun that was I might add. :0 Col

OH Smeg
OH Smeg

Does this qualify as [b]Routine Maintenance?[/b] :^0 If it does I'm not liking it one little bit. :p Col

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

I think all the old Off-topic discos may have gone the way of the Dodo, or of the Doo-doo, depending on perspectives. Now we just gotta pester the PTB to find out if that's a bug or a feature!

deepsand
deepsand

And, which end is the front?

seanferd
seanferd

Testing. Check, check. Someone move the speakers, we're getting a little feedback.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

I flagged one as spam, and it just took it sans comment.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

if the person that came to delete it could see the little message that markers leave behind.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Why not Soni it sounds like fun. Now if only there was a link to the Blog that started this discussion I may know what you lot are talking about. :^0 I'm more than a bit slow today so I'm going to take a break and try to work things out. Like how to get out of this chair. Oh and for an explanation look down to my post Blaming TR for everything that happened to me yesterday. If there :p Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Yesterday at the Fracture Clinic I was sent in told that I needed another X Ray no biggy there it's expected but after the X Ray I wanted to back up quick. The same Quack but this time in Freshly washed Scrubs was waiting for me and smiling. I knew that there was a reason for those small wheeled wheel chairs it's so the people in them have no control and can not stop them. Anyway I have another 2 weeks till I have to return for another Pretty Picture to see if it's got any worse and they can push me into surgery. You had better bet real hard that things will not get any worse. :D Col

santeewelding
santeewelding

Sounds more to me like a place where they tutor you on how to do it more better next time.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Knowing my luck I'll get some whacked out Authopod who wants to break several bones so he can fix them. :( Col

seanferd
seanferd

I can't say I like the sound of that much myself!

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

the health-improving qualities of one's SWMBO having a way to indulge Crush Kill Destroy at a safe distance... I guess the engine noise also gets you fair advance warning if she decides to CKD your ass with it :)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

I'm not allowed to use the Honda to mow the lawn, that's [b]SWMBO[/b] play toy. :p She apparently loves the [b]Crush Kill Destroy[/b] action of the thing. :^0 Col :0

oldbaritone
oldbaritone

wearing only a tan thong and sneakers. We kept the drapes closed for a week, until he was done. ;-)

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

In his thongs?! I can only imagine what the neighbors think!

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

He had replaced his thongs... with sneakers! That's gotta be distracting ;)

seanferd
seanferd

A sight to behold, perhaps.

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Thongs must... yes, *must* mean something else than what I know it means, too...

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

* Old favorites missing: Bug being worked on, ETA this week. * Who's following me: Post launch change request, ETA unknown. * My Updates: Post launch change request, ETA unknown. * Subscribed threads: Not sure what you're talking about here. Do you mean alerts? * Print format: This is the new expanded format. Does that help?

deepsand
deepsand

You're so much nicer to talk to than Fred. Which of those things are [b]not[/b] bugs?

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

"TR's a modern Stone Age family!" Now, before you start going BAM BAM on your computer, looking for all those missing parts, let me do some investigative work - because some of the things you mentioned are bugs. Oh, and I'm totally not trying to ruin your love life! I'm a

deepsand
deepsand

Saved items/Favorites - Everything between 5/30/06 and 11/13/10 has gone "poof." Contacts - Those who count me as a Contact has vanished. Posts by Contacts - Lost in the fog. Subscribed threads recent activity - Out looking for the above. Print formatted view of threads - AWOL.

deepsand
deepsand

Are you trying to ruin my love life?

seanferd
seanferd

he or she tells me, "Don't call me sir, I work for a living." ;) It's just a habit really, like "dude" or "guys". (Although I use 'sir" to indicate respect in particular.) If I offend, I certainly apologize. I did confuse ThumbsUp2 by using "dude", I think, once. I guess it's a bad habit. Oh, P.S., I'm not using "sir" to distinguish officers from enlisted in the mil sense, either. Forgot that bit.

seanferd
seanferd

I heard you, anyway. So, hiya hiya, sir.

seanferd
seanferd

:0 But there is a flagged post in this very thread. Now, no one move until the inspector reveals how the crime was committed.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

And see what happens. The worst thing is that we'll break TR yet again. :D Now lets see first mark everything from Soni as a [b]-[/b] and then flag it as................... ;\ Sounds easy even. :^0 Col 0:-)

seanferd
seanferd

Thank you. :) I try not to disappoint. Except for those occasions where I'm being entirely contrary for no readily apparent reason. :0 I endeavor to keep that to a minimum, though. So, who sees the little comments on flagged posts? Who is notified of flags that are not spam? Hmmm. 0:-)

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

They look dead until you mouse-over! It sucks because I'm so used to dead buttons being dead until some prerequisite is met... But thanks for the info.

tcavadias
tcavadias

.. go to the same bin as comments marked as "spam", "offensive" and "off-topic". We do see your comments, though they come through in not the most prettiest form (it's a work in progress) -Tammy [_]3

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

She'll be able to provide the answer. Stay tuned....

seanferd
seanferd

Strange you mentioned it. We may soon find out.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

that's an idea. [i]wonder what happens with a post flagged as "other", then? I was hoping it could be used to ask TR for feedback maybe... but now it sounds too risky. [/i]

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

That's... that's not a good thing. I wonder what happens with a post flagged as "other", then? I was hoping it could be used to ask TR for feedback maybe... but now it sounds too risky.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I don't know about Tammikins, but Boxy can't see the comments that spam busters leave...

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

that it goes straight to the bin? Like my letters to the Government?