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What is Tek-Tips?

Tek-Tips is a large group of Internet forums where over 1 million technical professionals swap ideas.   Tek-Tips has the most active Crystal Reports forum on the Internet (Crystal Reports 4 Other Topics).   In this one forum you will find 40,000 Crystal users posting roughly 1000 posts each week.  Not even Business Objects own forums have this much activity.  And, out of these 40,000 users I am one of the top 3 in the All-Time TipMaster List.  I have been in this position since 2001.  

How does one become ranked as a TipMaster?

TT members post questions or technical problems, and other professionals (like me) volunteer answers or solutions.  If an answer is particularly helpful, another member can mark that answer as an "Expert" post - giving it a star.  Tipmasters are ranked by the number of stars received.  The voting is voluntary and monitored for artificial votes.  There are really two rankings.  The short list shows the top 10 TipMasters based on the past few weeks.  I will sometimes be listed here depending on how busy I have been in the past few weeks.  The more complete list shows the all-time ranking of the top 30 members in each area.  I am at or near the top of this list.  If you would like to verify my ranking just drop me a line and I can show you how.   

What does this ranking tell you?

I can't think of a better way to demonstrate my ability to solve real-world Crystal problems.  That is what I do in TT.    If you are not a member, you can join for free, anytime.  If you have any questions about Tek-Tips, drop me a line. 

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