According to Toni Bowers, posting online can be a slippery slope for the employed. Find out what other top discussions made the weekly TechRepublic community stats and which members were the most active on the forums.

Top 5 discussion threads:

  1. More people are losing their jobs due to online missteps (Toni Bowers)
  2. Buggy software: Why do we accept it? (Michael Kassner)
  3. Poll: Which PC vendor makes the worst laptops? (Jason Hiner)
  4. Have you heard the one about the 21st century Russian spy ring? (Chad Perrin)
  5. Poll: What should Apple do about the iPhone 4 antenna problem? (Jason Hiner)

TR members with the most total posts on the forums

  1. Palmetto (152 posts)
  2. santeewelding (120 posts)
  3. seanferd (112 posts)
  4. apotheon (91 posts)
  5. NexS (89 posts)

TR members with the most Thumbs for answering Questions

  1. CG IT (7 thumbs)
  2. christianshiflet (6 thumbs)
  3. Darryl~ (4 thumbs)
  4. oldbaritone (3 thumbs)
  5. seanferd (2 thumbs)
  6. NexS (2 thumbs)

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