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

and gmail doesn't like your email address.

so here, something to consider when you check the responses from TR members.

We only started having a Moderator on the site 2/3 years ago. Both of them came from the membership. We tend to be self policing on TR, and the moderator was actually only added for deleting the "spam" posts. where people post large posts of links to sell items.

In general, if someone new picks a fight with anyone who has been around for a while, they have the entire active membership on their case. We tend to see ourselves as an extended family.

It truly is a unique online community.


p.s. some members seem to like to pick fights with new members, just ignore them.

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Thanks for the insight

by ms09nk In reply to ~chuckle~

Thanks for the insight into the forum's situation with moderators, it's been taken on board.

I agree, this online community truly is unique. I seem to have somehow offended a member or two by posting my invitation to the survey and I am now having to defend my research intentions from a a plethora of false accusations (or misunderstandings?).

Thanks for the tip.


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Nobody is offended

by neilb@uk In reply to Thanks for the insight

We're just a suspicious lot. You only got your form filled in by me because I've been to Coventry and I feel sorry for you.

Unfortunately, I'm a long-time Sky Blue's fan.

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by ms09nk In reply to Nobody is offended

Thanks. Not a big fan of Coventry myself (FC or otherwise), but did give it a go last game of last season, when they lost 4-0 to Watford. Not setting foot at the Ricoh Arena again.

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Do you remember the guy who posted a Job on TR years ago?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Nobody is offended

he got a real caning wanting people to work in South Africa.

Seems that the same people who gave him a hard time all those years ago are now extolling the virtue of that product. :^0

so this bit in your post We're just a suspicious lot. seems a bit of a understatement. :^0


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an example

by Jaqui In reply to Thanks for the insight

of the work of our beloved moderators.;CR56

he joined and started posting long product lists with links to generate sales.
so now we';; just watch for his posts and tag em spam with the magic button, and they go away.

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RE: an example

by ms09nk In reply to an example

By now, I hope to have convinced the community that I'm not one of the bad guys (like heebee123). Just an innocent MSc student here. Perhaps I should have come up with a more trustworthy username than ms09nk?

In fact, I even feel that I've contributed a little back to the community by creating quite a lively and entertaining-to-read discussion thread :)

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Does this mean

by santeewelding In reply to RE: an example

You are going to run away from what was and join the circus?

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Re: Does this mean

by ms09nk In reply to Does this mean
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by santeewelding In reply to Re: Does this mean

The Re: shilt.

By it, you increasingly convince me you proceed by means of template thinking, much in the way you presented your thesis.

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