Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Neil Burton

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 21900

    And they've changed their minds.

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  • jasona.work

    SSC-Forever

    Points: 49863

    It's been the kind of week where:

    1. Mandated anti-virus software gets an update pushed over the weekend, begins gobbling CPU like it's the only application on the server (ALL the servers, SQL, Web, application, you name it.)
    2. You reach your work-from-home day, and the VPN to the office is bouncier than a toddler on a pure caffeine, sugar, and given a puppy
    3. When you try to go in to put in a ticket to get the work-around to the AV problem put in as requested by your boss, the VPN goes down and you can't reconnect.  When you get a text back from the boss after texting him to let him know, you find out the fire alarm went off in the office, so no one is in there anyways...
    4. You have tomorrow off, but you're requested to connect in (here's hoping the VPN works) to check on your servers (but at least you'll get comp time for it.)

    Yeah, I'm frustrated today...

  • Brandie Tarvin

    SSC Guru

    Points: 172521

    jasona.work wrote:

    It's been the kind of week where:

     

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    1. Mandated anti-virus software gets an update pushed over the weekend, begins gobbling CPU like it's the only application on the server (ALL the servers, SQL, Web, application, you name it.)

     

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    1. You reach your work-from-home day, and the VPN to the office is bouncier than a toddler on a pure caffeine, sugar, and given a puppy

     

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    1. When you try to go in to put in a ticket to get the work-around to the AV problem put in as requested by your boss, the VPN goes down and you can't reconnect.  When you get a text back from the boss after texting him to let him know, you find out the fire alarm went off in the office, so no one is in there anyways...

     

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    1. You have tomorrow off, but you're requested to connect in (here's hoping the VPN works) to check on your servers (but at least you'll get comp time for it.)

     

    Yeah, I'm frustrated today...

    Could be worse. About six months ago, someone pushed the AV update during the middle of a work day and blew away our database file exceptions in the process.

    Brought down EVERYTHING and then our VP went on the warpath with us trying to find out what we did wrong.

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  • jasona.work

    SSC-Forever

    Points: 49863

    Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    Could be worse. About six months ago, someone pushed the AV update during the middle of a work day and blew away our database file exceptions in the process.

    Brought down EVERYTHING and then our VP went on the warpath with us trying to find out what we did wrong.

    Oh lord, now you've got me worried that might've happened as well...

    Although I don't think it did, thankfully...

  • Thom A

    SSC Guru

    Points: 98255

    Can we do that with some other recent decisions now please..? ??

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.

  • Alan Burstein

    SSC Guru

    Points: 61026

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  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 994238

    Heh... more "new site" sucking sounds.  The fnTally script that was recently published and nearly 4,000 reads and 9 votes yesterday.  Today, it says it's only had a little over 300 reads and 2 votes.

    Please, Steve... can we finally get the bugs worked out and properly repaired?

    --Jeff Moden


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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 715053

    Bugs are being fixed and things repaired. This is the first I've seen/heard of this. It's been filed.

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  • ZZartin

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 30331

     

    Should have gone for 'NULL'

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 994238

    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    Bugs are being fixed and things repaired. This is the first I've seen/heard of this. It's been filed.

    Thanks, Steve.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Beatrix Kiddo

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 32347

    Thom A wrote:

    Can we do that with some other recent decisions now please..? ??

    Yes please!

    This forum is really quiet now. I know everybody's working hard fixing the issues and I don't want to put the boot in further, but I must admit I come here less myself nowadays because of how long pages take to load, how difficult it is to navigate now, etc.

  • Thom A

    SSC Guru

    Points: 98255

    Beatrix Kiddo wrote:

    This forum is really quiet now. I know everybody's working hard fixing the issues and I don't want to put the boot in further, but I must admit I come here less myself nowadays because of how long pages take to load, how difficult it is to navigate now, etc.

    I've found the volume of questions has been on the decline as well, meaning that my visits is on the decline, as there's no questions that I can answer, or haven't already been.

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.

  • Beatrix Kiddo

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 32347

    Yes, it's a vicious circle!

  • Ed Wagner

    SSC Guru

    Points: 286957

    Thom A wrote:

    Beatrix Kiddo wrote:

    This forum is really quiet now. I know everybody's working hard fixing the issues and I don't want to put the boot in further, but I must admit I come here less myself nowadays because of how long pages take to load, how difficult it is to navigate now, etc.

    I've found the volume of questions has been on the decline as well, meaning that my visits is on the decline, as there's no questions that I can answer, or haven't already been.

    You guys hit the nail on the head there.  As the functionality and performance go down, use follows.

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