I am an avid user of Red-Gate products, but it is pretty sickening that the articles on what used to be the best SQL site are becoming advertorials. A waste of my time and a big hit on the creditablity of this venue.
He is in a tough spot, but thats the life of an editor! He's luckier than most to now be insulated from the pressures of advertisers. That said, I agree with David, it's hard to win.
If it were me (and it's not!), I think just publishing some guidelines would help show and prove that all was fair, for example:
Those might not be perfect, but the idea is to write the rules and stick to them. I'd challenge anyone unhappy with what Steve does to look at it from his perspective as an editor and make suggestions that would help address the problem and serve the community while remembering that RG is bearing the cost of the site plus his salary. Steve's been my friend and business partner for a long time now and I promise you that he is trying to do the best he can to be fair to everyone.
I was going crazy today trying to figure out how to make this work. I finally looked really closely at the picture and saw that I had to get rid of the "*" and bring up the selection dialog.
I really like red-gate products. Version 3 of SQL Prompt is so much better than version 2 was (the version they bought) - I can't wait to see what version 3.5 has. My biggest request is that when I re-size the dialog window that pops-up - it stays that size for all my query windows and remembers it for the next time.
Or better -give me an option to set that says - remember size.