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Tech Ed '05, WYSIWIG blogs, weird LANs, game morality, & divorce tips

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
TECHREPUBLIC COMMUNITY NETNOTE NEWSLETTER [beta] for May 31, 2005

TECH ED '05, WYSIWIG BLOGS, WEIRD LANs, GAME MORALITY, AND DIVORCE TIPS

We've had a busy week here in the TechRepublic community, despite the
U.S. Memorial Day holiday. We've already upgraded our brand new
blogging functionality to include a WYSIWYG style editor and to allow
members to edit their comments on blogs. You asked for these features,
and within seven days, you got them!
http://techrepublic.com.com/1200-22-5713463.html

To kick off our new kick-butt blogs, we've started a new feature in
this NetNote called Something to Blog About (thanks to Community editor
Beth Blakely). It should help you break through the writer's block and
get a handle on the full power of blog tagging. We're also tweaking the
style of some existing Community NetNote features, giving your more
information on last week's hottest Discussions and Technical Q&As.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5213-6257-0.html?id=2767530

As to weird LANs, game morality and divorce tips, check out the
featured threads below.

Got a comment, question, complaint, or kudos for the TechRepublic
Community Team? Post it in this discussion.

You can view the Community NetNote archive here.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5260-1-0.html?query=community%20netnote

You can instantly subscribe to the Community NetNote Newsletter here:
http://nl.com.com/MiniFormHandler?brand=techrepublic&list_id=e129

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SOMETHING TO BLOG ABOUT: TECH ED 2005

Looking for inspiration for your next blog entry? How about Tech Ed
2005, Microsoft's annual uber-conference for IT pros, the U.S. version
of which starts on June 5 in Orlando, FL? Rumor has it that some
TechRepublic members have strong feelings about Microsoft (it's true!),
and we'd hate to see that passion go to waste.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2005/default.mspx

Anyone attending any of the Tech Eds--or simply reacting to the tech
news filtering out of conference--is encouraged to blog about it, and
tag their blog posts with teched2005.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5261-1-0.html?query=teched2005

TechRepublic staffers attending Tech Ed will also be using the
teched2005 tag, and by doing the same, your posts will be displayed on
equal footing, and the whole community will benefit from your wisdom
and insights. Bystanders will be able to monitor all the
teched2005-tagged blog posts here.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5261-1-0.html?query=teched2005

If you haven't yet started blogging, your very own TechRepublic blog is
waiting for you here. (Note: If you are not logged in, this link will
redirect to the TechRepublic home page.)
http://techrepublic.com.com/5247-6257-0.html

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JDCLYDE

Member JDCLYDE's story is almost cliche. He was hired as a Y2K
programmer, got saddled with all the extra IT "crap jobs" and woke up
one day running the whole tech show at his company. And if you think
that's crazy, he also came to the TR community looking for legal and
relationship advice, starting one of 2005's most active discussion
threads in the process (see below). Get to know this forthright and
outspoken community member by viewing his complete profile.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5213-6257-0.html?id=1040999&redirectTo=%2f1320-22-20.html

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TAG, YOU'RE IT: SITE IMPROVEMENTS

TechRepublic staffer use the site improvements tag to mark discussions
announcing new features or bug fixes. Use this tag to keep up with all
the latest enhancements to your TechRepublic toolset.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5260-1-0.html?query=site%20improvements

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE TECHNICAL Q&A QUESTIONS

LAN SPEED WEIRDO
Member OZI EAGLE is grappling with a Frankenstein-ish peer-to-peer
network with multiple operating systems, Web access via a USB modem,
and a schizophrenic preference for 10Mbps LAN connections. See if you
can make heads or tails of this week's most intriguing technopuzzle.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6251-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=174623&start=0

2. BOTH CD'S ARE INTERMITTENT
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6251-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=174696&start=0

3. START, TASKBAR, AND CLOCK, ETC...GONE!!!
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6251-0.html?forumID=49&threadID=174175&start=0

4. MY PC CAN NOT BOOT IN ANY MODE IN XP SP2
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6251-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=174231&start=0

5. XP TO WIN2003 SERVER CONNECTION PROBLEM
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6287-0.html?forumID=47&threadID=174758&start=0

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

DEONTOLOGY/CONSEQUENCES/VIRTUE
Member SLAPSHOT wants to know if programmers and project managers
should be held responsible for the moral content of their products,
specifically violent and lewd video games. The debate has raged from
between equal parts culture war and consumer protection. Come see what
the fuss is about.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=170685&start=0

2. DOES THE IT FIELD HAVE AN ARTIFICIAL CEILING?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=174107&start=0

3. SO MANY ZEALOTS, SO LITTLE TIME
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=174373&start=0

4. IS MICROSOFT AT FAULT
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=89&threadID=173751&start=0

5. MICROSOFT TO ADD 'BLACK BOX' TO WINDOWS
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=89&threadID=172584&start=0

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"TOO HOT FOR TR"

The following discussions were sufficiently non-technical or
controversial to be suppressed from the Hot and New Discussions lists.

HAVE YOU HAD A DIVORCE? NEED TIPS.
For seven weeks straight, member JDCLYDE's struggles with divorce--and
the TechRepublic community's support and advice for him during the
rough transition--have made this list. This week, however, is the first
time his story has topped the off-topic charts, on the strength of over
100 posts. As jdclyde has dealt with becoming a single father, your
TechRepublic peers have been there offering advice and debating the
unanswerable topics of love, parenthood, and relationships. Take a
look.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=169818&start=0

2. FRIDAY YUK. SOMEONE HAS TO START IT
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=174373&start=0

3. THE EVOLUTION LIE
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=165453&start=0

4. NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE KILLS 16 PEOPLE
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=173860&start=0

5. AM OUT OF GIFT IDEAS
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=174527&start=0

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You guys are clearly making a huge effort

by stress junkie In reply to Tech Ed '05, WYSIWIG blog ...

I haven't made too many unflattering comments about TR staff in the past so I feel that I don't have a lot to recant. A bit, but not a lot.

It's clear that you people are making a huge effort to survey, listen to, and act on members' suggestions to improve the TR site. Your hearts and minds are definitely in the right place. This discussion's initial post, by you, rightly points out that you people have recently implemented and deployed quite a few members' suggestions very quickly. I hope that you are not staying too late at the office. After all there are a lot of pictures to download from the Internet.

Good work. I'm still not ready to pay for TR TPG content but I'm thinking about it. Hopefully you will be able to make enough money through advertising to make TR worth continuing your efforts.

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The updates and notifications

by jdclyde In reply to Tech Ed '05, WYSIWIG blog ...

are a real nice addition to TR. Making the TR techs more visible and more available to interact with the members makes it much easier to provide the user feedback of what we do or don't like.

While I have yet to take much advantage of the blogs, it is looking real cool.

Thanks and keep up the good work.

jd

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Great Job Guys!

by ITgirli In reply to Tech Ed '05, WYSIWIG blog ...

But I still want something free and tangible.

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...mmm coffee

by Garret` In reply to Great Job Guys!

Is it just a sick rumour that TR coffee mugs actualy exist and are given away?

I looked it up on Snopes.com but I got no results

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it's real

by ITgirli In reply to ...mmm coffee

But I think you have to bug them to get one. I'm trying to be buggy, but I'm alas without a mug.

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suckups, not bugging

by jdclyde In reply to it's real

got to be a good little boot licker! And know who's boots and when!

Break out the polos! Black!

Just point the way to the boots.....

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*lick lick slobber slobber*

by jmgarvin In reply to suckups, not bugging

The TR guys are going a bang up job! He is another atta boy!

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hey!

by ITgirli In reply to Tech Ed '05, WYSIWIG blog ...

It's not like i'm asking for much. I would just like my existence to be acknowledged by way of a gift of a tangible item.

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