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The 400,000 Member Milestone

By Press Release,

400K and Still Growing!!!

Wow, it's amazing to think of yet another milestone, especially after just crossing the 300k barrier last February (Feb 7, 2006 to be exact), and less than a year later we've grown tremendously to reach 400,000 members just before our sixth year anniversary.

As a celebration, SQL Server Central is donating a number of free prizes this year to show the members of SQL Server Central how valuable they are to the community at large. As a reward to the busy professionals that participate, we've decided to give away a large quantity of software (thanks to Red Gate for agreeing to supply this!) to the top posters on the site. We've also got some random prizes to give out as well so everyone in the community gets a chance to get something back.

Here are the prizes we're giving away:

Top 400 Posters - A free copy and license of the new SQL Prompt - After acquiring this tool last year, Red Gate went to work rewriting it and making an improved version that is ready to release. This valuable tool adds Intellisense to your queries, something Microsoft hasn't gotten around to implementing for T-SQL. A list as of the 400k mark of top posters is below.

Top 20 Posters - A SQLServerCentral.com polo shirt. We've got them in a nice forest green, perfect for those warm days at the office. I'll be emailing you to get the sizes.

Random 20 posters - A SQLServerCentral.com polo shirt. The same forest green ones, but distributed among anyone that's ever posted here at SQLServerCentral.com.

Random Poster - An Apple iPod
I've randomly selected one person who's posted more than 100 times as the winner. And it's:

cppwiz


Why 100 times? Because that shows real dedication to the cause, and when alls said and done this is a community and everyone's time here is appreciated. We know many of you are learning and come here to get answers. We hope that we can help and one day you'll be back answering questions for others.

But it's those who give their time, that answer questions, and point people in the right direction who have helped us thrive. I can't do it alone, and even with Andy and Brian helping, we could only do so much. It's the amazing ideas, suggestions, and solutions from so many of you that we have greatly appreciated.

Please join me in congratulating and thanking the winners.

There are so many people that have really participated and helped to build the site. This is just our way of recognizing a few people that have answered lots of questions for people, taken the time to share their knowledge, and contributed content to the site. We look forward to doing this again when we cross 500k members.

Every year we also sponsor a few people to attend the PASS Summit. We go through our list of authors and contact the contributors from the past year and offer admissions. We can't reward everyone, but we try to give back to the community. So participate and maybe you'll get picked in the near future.

Once again, thanks to everyone for being a part of the community.

Steve Jones

Top Posters

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Ninja's_RGR'us8694
Antares6866864
Frank Kalis5481
K. Brian Kelley4384
noeld3001
Allen Cui2454
sushila2423
SQLBill2337
philcart2217
Jeff Moden2055
David Burrows1896
alzdba1603
David.Poole1572
rudy komacsar1529
Sergiy1479
Chris Hedgate1435
Yelena Varshal1416
colin Leversuch-Roberts1240
Kenneth Wilhelmsson1213
AJ Ahrens1195
PW1180
Rodrigo Acosta1139
Farrell Keough1075
Jonathan1021
Ray M957
Greg Charles934
stevefromOZ933
Greg Larsen879
Phil Parkin800
mccork797
Vladan794
John Rowan788
Nicholas Cain763
Jo Pattyn757
GilaMonster724
Lowell718
hoo-t705
DCPeterson695
Scott Coleman693
5409045121009657
Mohammed Uddin653
Ian Yates652
Jonathan Stokes627
jpipes613
John Mitchell600
ckempste592
Trigger580
stax68566
Robert W Marda554
Jamie Thomson550
homebrew01547
NPeeters542
mkeast537
Kathi Kellenberger530
Scorpion_66528
Calvin Lawson521
Mike Metcalf516
Edward W. Stanley514
gljjr504
Adam Machanic502
michael vessey497
Wesley Brown495
sswords487
Hanslindgren486
sa24482
Simon Sabin474
Robert Davis473
Gabor Nyul472
billsalkin459
fhanlon439
Dinesh Asanka435
DavidB432
peterhe426
raj422
shahgols421
Jeff Gray414
Jesper411
Carl Federl409
gova404
David A. Long404
Mike C401
RyanRandall400
wz700393
Dale Corey391
Peter Larsson390
ThomasH388
Steven White387
Roust_m379
PBirch375
Michael Du Bois373
mdamera371
Mark Harr369
Erik Little365
Crispin Proctor364
Joe Celko363
bryan99y362
guarddata350
john342
ron k335
rschaeferhig334
EdVassie334
Alamir332
Gift Peddie323
Julian Kuiters323
Luke L321
SQLZ321
Jeremy Kemp319
zach_john317
Tom Goltl313
Sreejith Sreedharan307
mhweiss307
Jeff W307
Juanita305
Vasc302
Clive Strong301
sukhoi971300
gbn299
Jim P.295
mom290
Ian Scarlett289
don1941287
MarkusB285
Prasad Bhogadi285
Hans Brouwer284
mimorr282
Carl B.282
cdun2281
kknudson279
Paul Ibison278
Joseph Mulhall277
StefanJ273
rhunt272
bellis268
Stewart Joslyn267
mngong267
rockmoose267
chrisleonard267
yogiberr266
lucky263
barsuk263
Lee Dise262
Lynn Pettis261
Markus259
Aaron Templeton258
ChrisMoix258
Pam Abdulla256
Linda Johanning256
mromm255
ishaan99252
rsharma252
Shas3251
Loner249
Ferguson246
Balmukund Lakhani243
Philip Kelley240
SQL ORACLE239
Mkumari236
JeffB233
ray_higdon232
David Webb228
David Russell224
DSP223
hawg223
Jules Bonnot221
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DBASkippack219
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sqlpro218
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Dinakar Nethi211
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AVB209
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Wayne Lawton207
midan1207
Grant Fritchey207
tosscrosby205
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bp202
jayharper201
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Steve189
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