In the week before the TechRepublic Community Event, TROLOV tries to contain the excitement and carry on as usual, recapping the most popular discussions and highlighting the most active members on the boards. If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. What sci-fi/fantasy world is most appealing to you?
  2. Why did you try programming?
  3. Spam: Previous record toppled
  4. Open letter to Microsoft: It’s time for a single version of Windows 7
  5. I’m appealing for donations ..

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Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena over the past week

  1. Jacky Howe (21 thumbs)
  2. OH Smeg (20 thumbs)
  3. The Scummy One (19 thumbs)
  4. boxfiddler (17 thumbs)
  5. shasca (14 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. jdclyde (237 posts)
  2. Deadly Ernest (213 posts)
  3. Michael Kassner (122 posts)
  4. Palmetto (118 posts)
  5. Jacky Howe (99 posts)

TR Member participation

Thanks to Tammy, shasca, Jacky Howe, jdclyde, NickNielsen, pgit, and John/datacommguy for participating in this episode of TROLOV. These folks are eligible for some free swag!

Last week’s Question of the Week by jdclyde was: “When you go on vacation, do you take technology with you?”

And there are two new Questions of the Week! NickNielsen asked, “If you aren’t going to be in Louisville for the Event, what are your plans for that weekend?” And Jacky Howe wants to know, “When will My Workspace stop misbehaving? Any predictions?” Please send your answers to all of these questions to trol at
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We have lots and lots of swag. If you’d like a complete listing, shoot me an e-mail, and I’ll send a reply.