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What is your experience of using TechRepublic?

By ms09nk ·
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Hello everyone,

As part of my MSc Dissertation project at Warwick Business School in UK, I?m conducting a survey that deals with users? experiences of participation in professional virtual communities, of which TechRepublic is perfect example.

I would be great if you could help me and participate by clicking on the link below. The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to answer. All responses will be kept strictly confidential (used only for the purposes of my dissertation). Everyone who participates will have the option to enter into a draw for five ?20 (or $30) Amazon vouchers.

The survey is accessible at:

I greatly appreciate your help. My degree depends on this survey! If you would like to know the results of my work, I will be happy to share them here with the TechRepublic community after the data is collected.

Best regards,

Nikita Kursov

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Yep I have to agree

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I completed it

The questions where repetitive which is to be expected by Uni Requirements so that was no biggy for me.

However with all the questions about the
Moderator Running the site which isn't the case with TR I think that the results may be far from what actually happens here at TR. I've had occasion where I've been giving Technical help to a Moderator off line.

Also many here give help just because they feel that it's their responsibility to return what they received years ago when they where starting out.

While they do run into problems and they do expect help from the community at those times occasionally it's not the reason why they offer help to begin with.

But then again maybe I'm completely wrong and I'm just strange, as it's how I work. :0


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I'll agree

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Yep I have to agree

that you are just strange. :0

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that also. ~nt~

by Jaqui In reply to I'll agree
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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I'll agree

I still control the Air Locks and run no risk of getting sucked out unlike some people here.

I'm Sorry Davette but this conversation can serve no purpose goodbye.

Col :^0 :^0

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by Jaqui In reply to Yep I have to agree

it's that you been infected with the free software / open source software spirit Col.

you can't help but to help.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to well

That's probably correct.

When I used to bash out code I gave most of it away. It was far easier to do that than train others to write the same thing.

But on a more serious note we all got a lot of help in the early days and we all have to Pay it Forward so if nothing else we have a quieter life.

Or maybe it's just because I used to run training classes so in some perverted sort of way I used to teach. Perhaps I just can not break the habit.


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It's like a geek convention

by Slayer_ In reply to What is your experience o ...

Here, geeks are cool. Those highschool jocks, I see em every few days, they bag my groceries!

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by Jaqui In reply to It's like a geek conventi ...

them doing stuff for you is new ... how?

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Never said otherwise

by Slayer_ In reply to and
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Taken on board

by ms09nk In reply to It's like a geek conventi ...

Thanks for the insight, this seems to be quite a unique community.

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