Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Jeff Moden wrote:

    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    If you can send a note to marketing@ with your specific complaints or issues, that will help. There is a proposal up with our internal IT staff/developers to do some upgrades and then set up a dev environment. However, a little encouragement from all of you always helps.

    I'm not getting this.Β  Why do you have no pull with your own marketing, Steve?

    How about you have them read the last 5 or so pages of this thread? πŸ˜‰Β  Or print it out and send it to them.

    I (and others) can do write something to marketing or whoever but I'm thinking it's going to be a waste of time.Β  They deployed this site with all these problems (and more) in place even though many of tested the bejeezus out of the pre-release site and clearly identified the everything that needed to be fixed.Β  And, if we complain, are they going to do what they did to Simple-Talk (shut down the forums) or ASK SSC (shut down the whole site)?

    If they're not listening to you, why would they listen to us?

    I just want a little reassurance that it's not going to be a bigger waster of time than it already has been.

    Are the 2 activities mutually exclusive?

  • Jeff Moden wrote:

    @Grant Fritchey,

    I think you'll absolutely love the following article...

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/looking-to-ditch-twitter-morse-code-is-back

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    😎

  • Influence is something that is hard to understand and measure.

    I have some level of influence inside Redgate, but I don't always make decisions. My requests (or complaints) are weighed against other things happening. With just my opinion, it's hard to move things along.

    Having some of you complain directly creates additional pressure. It doesn't mean things will change, or that they'll fix everything. You all must see this in your jobs, that not everything goes how you want, or gets done when you want it. There are always competing priorities and not enough resources. You influence some things, and not others. You don't necessarily have complete power or can make decisions. That's where I am.

    Having any, all, a few of you email the department will raise the level of awareness and create some pressure.

    Supposedly they are working on a plan and schedule with internal people to do some upgrades and get a contractor of some sort to help, but I don't want that to fall to the side. We have a few people on holiday this week and next, but your emails will influence them when they return.

     

  • Understood.Β  Thanks for the feedback, Steve.

    --Jeff Moden


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  • anyone finding the posts in last couple months are real Facepalmers

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  • Perry Whittle wrote:

    anyone finding the posts in last couple months are real Facepalmers

    You should start a thread about that πŸ˜‰

     


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  • Neil Burton wrote:

    Perry Whittle wrote:

    anyone finding the posts in last couple months are real Facepalmers

    You should start a thread about that πŸ˜‰

    Bravo, Neil!

    The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
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    The absence of consumable DDL, sample data and desired results is, however, evidence of the absence of my response
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  • Neil Burton wrote:

    Perry Whittle wrote:

    anyone finding the posts in last couple months are real Facepalmers

    You should start a thread about that πŸ˜‰

    Oooh, that's a good idea.

    "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood"
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  • Neil Burton wrote:

    Perry Whittle wrote:

    anyone finding the posts in last couple months are real Facepalmers

    You should start a thread about that πŸ˜‰

    rimshot

  • Neil Burton wrote:

    You should start a thread about that πŸ˜‰

    Phil Parkin wrote:

    Bravo, Neil!

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    Oooh, that's a good idea.

    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    rimshot

    ah right so Comedy Central not sql server central.

    if I were you guys I wouldn’t give up your day jobs yet in pursuit of a comedy career πŸ˜‰

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  • Would anyone be prepared to help me with a few (seemingly) simple DAX questions?

    I've been reading up and searching for answers, but can't seem to find the right way to get what I want.

    The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
    - Martin Rees
    The absence of consumable DDL, sample data and desired results is, however, evidence of the absence of my response
    - Phil Parkin

  • Phil Parkin wrote:

    Would anyone be prepared to help me with a few (seemingly) simple DAX questions?

    I've been reading up and searching for answers, but can't seem to find the right way to get what I want.

    Happy to have a look at it

    😎

    Just pinged you on gmail.

  • Eirikur Eiriksson wrote:

    Happy to have a look at it 😎 Just pinged you on gmail.

    Eirikur, many thanks for the offer.

    Excellent timing on your part, by the way, as I solved my issues approximately 30 minutes before your message arrived!

    Spent a lot of time on filtering and aliasing … things which I can do in a flash in T-SQL … and got there in the end.

    My users are, so far, impressed with the results – I won't be telling them how many painful hours it took.

    The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
    - Martin Rees
    The absence of consumable DDL, sample data and desired results is, however, evidence of the absence of my response
    - Phil Parkin

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