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Birds of a Feather


Birds of a Feather

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I look forward to seeing the results of the first person to bravely declare in this one. I know where it's going but...popcorn?

#SQLFamily, it's surely all good, though I'm personally slightly more developer-y.
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Going on the stats released following various recent UK elections, it seems that people who vote "a certain way" have a higher education than those who vote "another way" Wink Certainly SQL folk would have a high average level of education... But there were many ways of dividing voters up into groups more likely to vote in either direction (gender, location, income etc).
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Considering the answers I've gotten from many supposedly highly experienced DBAs during interviews and the database designs rendered by many supposed Data Architects, I'd have to say that your hypothesis about people dealing with data generally being more intelligent is seriously flawed. Wink

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Jeff Moden - Monday, July 10, 2017 6:19 AM
...I'd have to say that your hypothesis about people dealing with data generally being more intelligent is seriously flawed. Wink

I never actually said more intelligent, did I? Perhaps I implied it, optimist that I am...


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hakim.ali - Monday, July 10, 2017 7:02 AM
Jeff Moden - Monday, July 10, 2017 6:19 AM
...I'd have to say that your hypothesis about people dealing with data generally being more intelligent is seriously flawed. Wink

I never actually said more intelligent, did I? Perhaps I implied it, optimist that I am...


Yes. Seriously implied. Wink

Heh... sorry for the off the cuff observation but it struck a note with me.

To your point, though, I agree... I've not seen another profession where people have such a sense of community.

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...it is a personality trait: that we tend to want things to make sense. Perhapsslightly more so than the general populace


Interesting idea. There's probably something to that.




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I think its true, and I've found that I'm one of those who don't fit in with the "SQL Server crowd." I'm interested in technologies besides SQL Server, I don't really lean the same way politically, and some of the things I see posted by the database community are, well let me just say I don't necessarily assign the same weight to some of the assertions I see being made, although its important to me that I try to understand and accept that I'm the outlier here.

None of these things mean I don't want to improve my skills and knowledge with SQL Server however.

to properly post on a forum:
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patrickmcginnis59 10839 - Monday, July 10, 2017 9:05 AM
...I try to understand and accept that I'm the outlier here.

Thanks for replying even though you think you are an outlier, that takes more courage.


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A daring editorial, and I'm going to say something controversial here in response. I don't think there's anything different about the personalities of SQL Server people vs. people in other careers or the general population. We're not special.

I also, and I hesitate to say this, don't like the #SQLFamily hashtag. Calling it a family sounds too much like a clique. It's a nice feeling for people who genuinely feel part of it, but for many others on the periphery who don't feel like that (and I'm sure there are many), it creates an unnecessary feeling of exclusion (though of course not intended that way).

That said, what I think makes the SQL Server community unique is PASS. PASS advocates for the free sharing of knowledge & high-quality training. From the board of directors & their employees down to regional, virtual & local chapter leaders as well as many community members (prominent & obscure), the message is the same: knowledge is to be shared rather than hoarded. It's a giant pay-it-forward scheme and I feel both lucky & privileged to be a part of it in my own little way.



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