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Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:59 PM


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Even with trusted sources - sometimes (often?) we can get it wrong, too. It's easy to misinterpret a 140-character question, or leave out a crucial detail.

Another thing I like about #SQLhelp is that it's bite-sized learning. Joey D'Antoni and I were talking with a few user group attendees last night after the Philly meeting, and one of them asked an exact question that he and I had answered that day on #SQLhelp! It was funny - anybody who watched our exchange on Twitter would have been able to answer that same question too, just based on seeing the #SQLhelp thread.



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Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:47 AM
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SQLServerCentral is best option according to me. This is due to two things one is limitation of 140 character and another many might not help you as twitter is filtered in firewall.

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It might surprise the average person how much more difficult the DBA job (or many tech jobs) would be without Google, Bing or sites like this.
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Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:18 AM


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This might be an option for some, but in our company we can not get to twitter, facebook, ect.
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Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:30 AM


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I've never actually used Twitter, but it seems to me that if the question can be expressed in 140 characters or less, then the answer could probably by found quicker and more reliably by typing it into the search box on SQLServerCentral, especially if the results are sorted according to how the topic or answers were rated. However, if someone has hit a snag while trying to do something like configure DTC, and they've already tried step by step instructions on MSDN, then I can see how tweeting with a group of subject matter experts in real time would be very helpful. On the other hand, it does seem like a lot of clutter to sift through.
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I use Twitter and Facebook for personal connections and linked in for business related ones. For information I use newsletters. For issues there are forums. I tend not to like the vast instant social media style for development issues due to the amount of rubbish that you can get back.

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I've used #sqlhelp a couple of times for quick, almost dumb questions that I couldn't find a quick answer for using google, but knew someone had to know off the top of their head. Worked like a charm.

For people who are the lone DBA or don't have an in-house mentor they can turn to for a quick question, it's a great resource.

THANK-YOU to everyone who follows & actively answers on #sqlhelp.


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One of the best parts of Twitter, and using #sqlhelp is that it forces you to think about your problem and include only the base of the problem as you only have 140 characters to express your problem. There has been at least one time when I was rewriting my question and thought of a different way to ask Google, and ended up finding the answer, basically focing me rubber ducking my issue against the twitter input box.








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