Sunday Surprise – Sharing my Forum’s participation experience

Good day to all my readers!

In my first blog in Forum's Ninja blog I want to go back into the memory line. I want to remember how I became a forum contributor and a moderator in many forums...

It all started in the beginning of 2007 when I found MSDN forums and started to answer various questions right away. I always was very active in the different online communities although I am a very private person and don't have an experience of public speaking. But online you can be active to your heart content.

I started answering questions about MS Visual FoxPro as this is the programming language I was very familiar with. Eventually I also switched to answering in SQL Server forums and in particular, in Transact-SQL forum, as this is the area I can provide the most help and the T-SQL challenges were always interesting to me.

I have been answering for a while (may be 2 or more years) before I became a moderator in Transact-SQL forum and other SQL Server related forums.

Today I am moderating about 20 different forums and answering questions when time permits.

I am interested in other people experience with the forums, please, leave me comments about your forums' participation.

All the best and see you soon in a new blog. I plan to highlight interesting forums' discussions as well as share my vision on forum's moderation...


Comments (4)
  1. Shanky_621 says:

    Great Naomi, even I am as well a private person and avoid public speaking, I am just not into public speaking. I started in 2013 and from then never looked back. Answering on forum has become kind of hobby I do it both when I am free and busy.

  2. NinoRCTN says:

    Hi Naomi,

    Thanks for your support

  3. Thanks Naomi! We’re glad to have your help moderating the SQL forums!

  4. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Your expertise and contribution to the forum is immense. You have inspired many technical enthusiasts like me. As Shanky mentioned, It becomes hobby and helping others is one way of updating ourselves. Thanks for your time and support!!!

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