Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Just a thought, what about the ability to rate questions? Could be something like "splendid question" all the way down to "interesting" or "PICNIC".

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  • Eirikur Eiriksson (9/7/2014)


    Just a thought, what about the ability to rate questions? Could be something like "splendid question" all the way down to "interesting" or "PICNIC".

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    Isn't that what this option is for?

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  • Luis Cazares (9/7/2014)


    Eirikur Eiriksson (9/7/2014)


    Just a thought, what about the ability to rate questions? Could be something like "splendid question" all the way down to "interesting" or "PICNIC".

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    Isn't that what this option is for?

    Guess this was just another PICNIC, my rating is therefore

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  • Sean Lange (9/5/2014)It is truly a shame. He has so much he could offer to anybody in this profession but his demeanor online has jaded me so much I instinctively turn the other way when I see his name. :angry:

    We all need to just ignore him. Too many are sinking to his level by biting whenever he posts. Just ignore Joe, and help the OP.

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  • WayneS (9/8/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/5/2014)It is truly a shame. He has so much he could offer to anybody in this profession but his demeanor online has jaded me so much I instinctively turn the other way when I see his name. :angry:

    We all need to just ignore him. Too many are sinking to his level by biting whenever he posts. Just ignore Joe, and help the OP.

    That is what I try to do. Often times though the thread is overshadowed by stuff that doesn't belong.

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  • Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

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  • Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    WayneS (9/8/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/5/2014)It is truly a shame. He has so much he could offer to anybody in this profession but his demeanor online has jaded me so much I instinctively turn the other way when I see his name. :angry:

    We all need to just ignore him. Too many are sinking to his level by biting whenever he posts. Just ignore Joe, and help the OP.

    That is what I try to do. Often times though the thread is overshadowed by stuff that doesn't belong.

    I really try to, but it's difficult. I tend to just leave the whole thread alone because I don't even want to engage in such in a thread with such a venomous rant on some poor guy making his first post. Then again, perhaps that's an even better reason to participate in the thread. If the new user thinks this is a typical response, they won't be back to the site ever again. I guess it's better to show them that this isn't the way the forums work, except in isolated cases. Thanks for making me think about it and reach the right conclusion - at least I hope it is. 😉

  • Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    Sean, I know exactly what you mean. I attend karate classes twice a week. Our local PASS chapter meets on one of those days, so I miss class once a month to attend it. A couple times a year, I miss class because of SQL Saturday. I really enjoy the SQL events, but feel guilty about not attending class. Then again, I can get a substitute instructor for the Saturday class, so I don't have the same responsibility as the only coach of a team. Nonetheless, I feel your pain.

  • Ed Wagner (9/8/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    Sean, I know exactly what you mean. I attend karate classes twice a week. Our local PASS chapter meets on one of those days, so I miss class once a month to attend it. A couple times a year, I miss class because of SQL Saturday. I really enjoy the SQL events, but feel guilty about not attending class. Then again, I can get a substitute instructor for the Saturday class, so I don't have the same responsibility as the only coach of a team. Nonetheless, I feel your pain.

    I am trying to see if I can find somebody to fill in for me but then I will feel REALLY guilty about shirking my responsibilities. I need to just plan on a road trip to make sql saturday somewhere not too far from.

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  • Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Ed Wagner (9/8/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    Sean, I know exactly what you mean. I attend karate classes twice a week. Our local PASS chapter meets on one of those days, so I miss class once a month to attend it. A couple times a year, I miss class because of SQL Saturday. I really enjoy the SQL events, but feel guilty about not attending class. Then again, I can get a substitute instructor for the Saturday class, so I don't have the same responsibility as the only coach of a team. Nonetheless, I feel your pain.

    I am trying to see if I can find somebody to fill in for me but then I will feel REALLY guilty about shirking my responsibilities. I need to just plan on a road trip to make sql saturday somewhere not too far from.

    If you can get someone to fill in, then come. It's one game for them, and once a year for SQL Sat. If you can't, then you're committed to soccer. Such as it is.

    I've often only committed to coaching if I can get one other parent to help since I know I'll miss 1-2 games a season for something.

    I do miss lots of events, mostly UG meetings, because of other commitments. My daughter's volleyball last year, and karate/Scouts with my middle kid have had me missing plenty of career events because those are more important.

    I weigh the events and frequency and do what I can. My kid's orchestra concerts usually take precedence, but he's got one on Oct 10 and I need to fly out that night. Gonna have to miss it and get my wife to record it instead.

  • Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    I have the same thing. But we have to remember that the time with the kids is limited, and our careers will last longer. I'll be missing a user group meeting and SQLSaturday in the next 6 weeks or so due to coaching my son's fall baseball team. Honestly, I'd rather be doing the baseball too. I love the SQL community and contributing, but with PASS Summit in November I'll get community then and also at SQLSaturday - Orlando, which I'm missing baseball for.

  • Jack Corbett (9/8/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    I have the same thing. But we have to remember that the time with the kids is limited, and our careers will last longer. I'll be missing a user group meeting and SQLSaturday in the next 6 weeks or so due to coaching my son's fall baseball team. Honestly, I'd rather be doing the baseball too. I love the SQL community and contributing, but with PASS Summit in November I'll get community then and also at SQLSaturday - Orlando, which I'm missing baseball for.

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  • jcrawf02 (9/8/2014)


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    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    I have the same thing. But we have to remember that the time with the kids is limited, and our careers will last longer. I'll be missing a user group meeting and SQLSaturday in the next 6 weeks or so due to coaching my son's fall baseball team. Honestly, I'd rather be doing the baseball too. I love the SQL community and contributing, but with PASS Summit in November I'll get community then and also at SQLSaturday - Orlando, which I'm missing baseball for.

    This. If you died on Sunday, which would you rather have done?

    Agreed 1000%. This is the reason I have not yet ever made it to a Sql Saturday in Kansas City. :angry: Thanks for helping me confirm that my decision to stay with my kids is the right choice. I really wish I had the chance to meet Steve and many others who are volunteering their own valuable time to speak here in my city. I will have to continue my friendship with these people digitally for at least one more event. I have been told some others around that "you are dead to me because you have never made it to a sql saturday". To that I shall have to continue my reply that my kids are more important to me and hope they understand.

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  • Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    jcrawf02 (9/8/2014)


    Jack Corbett (9/8/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Sometimes being a parent is really difficult. I have been coaching both of my boys soccer teams for a long time. As an adult who plays it is immensely rewarding to teach my children a sport that I love. Then comes a weekend like the one coming up and it is kind of painful. This Saturday is SQL Saturday here in Kansas City. Several people from here will be presenting as well as lots of other people. I am most likely going to have to miss this event again this year because I have committed to being a coach.

    I have the same thing. But we have to remember that the time with the kids is limited, and our careers will last longer. I'll be missing a user group meeting and SQLSaturday in the next 6 weeks or so due to coaching my son's fall baseball team. Honestly, I'd rather be doing the baseball too. I love the SQL community and contributing, but with PASS Summit in November I'll get community then and also at SQLSaturday - Orlando, which I'm missing baseball for.

    This. If you died on Sunday, which would you rather have done?

    Agreed 1000%. This is the reason I have not yet ever made it to a Sql Saturday in Kansas City. :angry: Thanks for helping me confirm that my decision to stay with my kids is the right choice. I really wish I had the chance to meet Steve and many others who are volunteering their own valuable time to speak here in my city. I will have to continue my friendship with these people digitally for at least one more event. I have been told some others around that "you are dead to me because you have never made it to a sql saturday". To that I shall have to continue my reply that my kids are more important to me and hope they understand.

    Yes, kids are important, and I actually wish I was home to spend time with my kids and grandkids right now, but I also chose to came out here to Afghanistan to help pay for college for my two youngest kids since I wasn't able to help my oldest.

    Your kids are younger than mine, spend this time with them. As I have read in numerous places no one has said on their death bed that the wished they had spent more time at work or working on my career.

  • Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Agreed 1000%. This is the reason I have not yet ever made it to a Sql Saturday in Kansas City. :angry: Thanks for helping me confirm that my decision to stay with my kids is the right choice. I really wish I had the chance to meet Steve and many others who are volunteering their own valuable time to speak here in my city. I will have to continue my friendship with these people digitally for at least one more event. I have been told some others around that "you are dead to me because you have never made it to a sql saturday". To that I shall have to continue my reply that my kids are more important to me and hope they understand.

    Totally understand and enjoy the day. If you can swing by early, late, love to shake your hand. We'll also be at the Royals game Fri night for the speaker dinner if you want to.

    Hopefully I'll be back next year.

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