Top 10 Wiki Ninjas: Craig Lussier (SharePoint Architect MCC) and his 2K en-US tags?

Welcome to our weekly Top 10 Contributors on TechNet Wiki!

There were 7 people with over 50 contributions this week. Let’s see what’s happening…

So I have to wonder if the numbers are perfectly accurate this week, but we’ll look into it more.

Craig Lussier's avatar

Craig’s profile

His biography reveals his background a little: “Senior Systems Engineer/SharePoint Architect Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 Recipient”

First, Craig is reported to have an astounding 2K+ contributions this week. Is it possible? Yes.

If he changed the title and tag in one and sometimes two edits for every article with a SharePoint tag or keyword search in the entire TechNet Wiki… then yes.

Let’s ask him… Craig, do you think you actually made over 2,000 edits this week?


Here Craig reveals his multiple-tag solution, where you can filter multiple tags (like if you wanted to view only the articles with both the “pt-BR” and “SharePoint” tags). Check it out here:

Community Request – Please Embrace a Multilingual TechNet Wiki (en-US)

Craig, I love your multiple-tag solution! I suggest you create an article that’s focused on the message of “how to find SharePoint 2010 articles in different languages”. It’s almost like a sub-section to this article (so you can just copy and paste it), but really it’s a different topic and worthy of its own article.


And congrats also to Gokhan, Horizon, Susan, Masahiko, Michele, Patris, Fernando, and Yottun.


What do you think about including the “en-US” title code and tag?

As a tag, one advantage of using the “en-US” tag is that you can include a tag filter on “en-US” and a second filter on a technology (such as “SharePoint”). The result is that you only get English articles about SharePoint… Assuming that every English article about SharePoint contains both tags… “en-US” and “SharePoint”.



Come on in! The Wiki is warm!

   – Ninja Ed (Blog, Twitter, Wiki, Profile)

Comments (10)

  1. Ed, I do have to say that the edit number isn't perfectly accurate. For some article edits I did notice that my profile activity feed indicated multiple edits when there should have been only one. Please have someone on the team look into this. With this said, last weekend I targeted and edited every article on the TechNet Wiki that contained one of the following tags:


    "SharePoint 2003"

    "SharePoint 2007"

    "SharePoint 2010"


    I didn't keep track of the number of edits, however I will say that it took hours to do and if it wasn't over 2k, it was pretty close. My guess is somewhere around 1900.

    I will create an article on "how to find SharePoint 2010 articles in different languages" – makes sense to me.



  2. Ed, it's a pleasure to me to help the WIKI, I was not "pro active" like Craig, Congratz to him. But i made my best effort to help community.

    Gokan Ozcifci

  3. Gokhan,

    Thank-you for the kind words.

    I am sure I speak for everyone on this – your contributions are significant and much appreciated by the community! Keep up the awesome work 🙂 Craig

  4. Gokhan, you made a huge contribution this week! 500 is still probably a record since we started doing these weekly contributor posts. It just seems small in comparison to Craig's contributions, but it's really not! I wanted to feature you more too, but I ran out of time.

    Craig, I don't know. If you estimate that you touched 1,900 articles, then 2,251 is likely the number. I can see how you might have had to double edit the tag field or edit the tag field and then edit the article title in a second action. If you edit the tag list on the bottom of the Article tab, it counts as one contribution. Clicking Edit to then edit the title would count as a second contribution. All it would take is for you to do that (in two actions instead of one) 300 times out of the 1,900 articles, which would then result in the 2,200 contributions. Also, add in all the edits you made to your own articles and article areas that aren't related to the en-US tag… and this number is arguably accurate.

    Regardless, thanks for working hard, and even if we end up not going with the "(en-US)" code in the titles, I really like the advantage of using "en-US" as a tag… which lets you filter by just the English language (assuming the en-US tag exists in all the articles you want).

    Thanks again!

  5. Ed, thanks again for this write up.

    The method I used to edit the articles was to 'Edit' the article and change both the title and tags in one shot. I do recall a few articles that I edited twice, but it would have been a very small number. I still think the number may be slightly high. Regardless of the number of edits, it took hours to do and the end result is positive for the community.

    I am happy that you like the multiple tag solution and I feel there is still room for improvement using multi-tag filtering. I'll am considering more tag additions in the future for SharePoint articles as I feel additional structure will be beneficial to have in place and refined prior to the SharePoint 15 cycle when I anticipate a flood of new posts.

    Even if adding (en-US) to article titles is not adopted Wiki wide, I believe that it was a suggestion worthy of consideration. Perhaps there will be something worked into the system to better support languages.



  6. Loved the title, very funny! I've been a "victim" of Craig Lussier too:…/7341.which-features-do-i-need-to-activate-in-sharepoint-2010-en-us.aspx Great job, Craig, for improving the findability of the wiki pages.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bugün, TechNet Wiki üzerinde birden fazla tag (etiket) için nasıl filtreleme yapabiliriz

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