Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Naomi N: T-SQL & SQL Server Forum Moderator, MCC, and Forums Champion!

If you don’t know Naomi N, then you probably haven’t visited the forums yet! Naomi is one of the top MSDN and TechNet forums champions, a Moderator on many forums!

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First, she has some amazing forum statistics:

  • 175K+ Recognition Points
  • 9K+ Answers
  • 5K+ Helpful Posts
  • 31K+ Replies

From Naomi’s profile: “I am an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in variety of programming languages and technologies. I am a Microsoft Community Award Recipient and Personality of the Year at forum in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.”

I should add that she’s a multi-MCC award winner! How many times have you won the MCC award, Naomi?


And we’ve been graced to have her contribute her fantastic SQL and T-SQL solutions for us on TechNet Wiki:

  • 68 Articles
  • 385 Edits


Thank you to Naomi for all your contributions! Now let’s get started with the interview…


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? What are your big projects right now?

I am Naomi Nosonovsky, Software Developer in Siriusware. Our company produces a custom sales of point solution for Ski Industry, Attractions and Museums and my role is to participate in all aspects of developing and enhancement of our product. I work with variety of technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server and Visual FoxPro. One of the projects I am working on right now is conversion project of the legacy code into C#.


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

TechNet WiKi is a great collective efforts of many talented individuals to create extensive knowledge base in all areas of IT World. TechNet WiKi is for everyone who wants to learn and share knowledge


What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

When I see an existing article where I can contribute, I go ahead and try to improve it. If I come across an interesting problem that I would like to share I try to create a new article. I found that TechNet WiKi is a whole new world where you can dive very deep. Last few days I’ve been spending considerable amount of time there and enjoying it.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

I am good at spotting typos in technical articles, so this is one area where I can apply this “talent”. I am able to improve content of the articles written by other people. I also learn about new technologies as I read the articles. So, it is both entertaining and interesting for my professional growth.


On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?

I spend most of the time on my own articles devoted to SQL Server. I hope to be able to evolve some of the articles I’ve written and write more.


What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

I think my latest article for TechNet Guru Contributions in June is my favorite. See SET ANSI_PADDING Setting and Its Importance.


What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?

I am not sure, I am only starting to actively participate in WiKi and I like most of the articles I read. I can see that many of them are very thorough and deep. I wish to be able to write such an article myself.


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

I can see many people contributing and it is hard to name someone in particular. I am impressed by everyone who dedicates their time to writing and editing articles.


What does success look like for TechNet Wiki?

Writing great technical articles that attract many viewers and let people learn something new and love to contribute.


Do you have any comments for product groups about TechNet Wiki?

I just recently found a forum dedicated to TechNet Wiki, where I already put one of my suggestions (and I shared it in special WiKi article too, of course).



Thanks again to Naomi and to all of your contributions to the Forums and to TechNet Wiki!

Come on in. The Wiki is fine.

– Ninja Ed

Comments (20)

  1. Patris_70 says:

    She's amazing.

    Congratulations Naomi.

  2. Naomi N says:

    BTW, I am with our company right now in NM. We're having our annual roundup when all company employees are gathering together and having fun. So you may not see as much as usual of me in the forums this week.

  3. Naomi,

    Great, you're giving everyone else a chance to catch up! =^)

    How many times have you won the MCC award?

  4. Hezequias Vasconcelos says:

    Congratulations Naomi.

    Thanks to his dedication and involvement of the community is always possible to improve it. Success in your life.

  5. Naomi N says:

    First time when it was announced (but that time very late in the cycle) and then I think it was 2 times since its re-newal, although there should have been more cycles. I remember getting email twice last couple of months.

  6. Naomi has gotten up to speed very quickly in the Wiki, and has made some great contributions.

  7. wow 175,309 Point! Awesome Naomi 🙂

  8. Richard, yes I was surprised when I realized all the contributions Naomi has been making lately. It's truly amazing!

  9. Naomi, yes 3 times sounds about right.

    Hey, what Richard wrote has me thinking. Do you have some other favorite articles you wrote that you want to mention here? You've written 68, and there are some really great ones I've seen, and I realized we only linked to one of your articles in this interview! I usually include more links. How about in that question about the SQL Server articles that you mention (that you spend most of your time on)? Can we link to a few of those?


  10. This is a fantastic quote from Naomi: "I found that TechNet WiKi is a whole new world where you can dive very deep."

  11. Thanks Naomi for helping us to get a better world! Appreciate your amazing work!

  12. 9K+ Answers and 31K+ Replies !? Very very fantastic work, Naomi!!

  13. Naomi N says:

    I think I wrote less articles, about 6 or 7. The profile has a bug, at some point it said I had 50+ articles when I created my first or second.

  14. Congratulations Naomi, you are a true community champion!

  15. Naomi's stats now…

    – 181K+ Recognition Points

    – 9,921 Answers

    – 6K+ Helpful Posts

    – 32,673 Replies

    On Wiki:

    – 104 Articles

    – 2,353 Edits


    Fantastic job!

  16. Samuel Lester - MSFT says:

    Naomi is an extremely amazing contributor!  Visit her profile statistics page and hit refresh …. you'll see the numbers grow before your eyes!  🙂  

  17. Anonymous says:

    You can find the list of authors here:
    Wiki Ninjas Blog: The Contributors

    Anyone can join us

  18. Anonymous says:

    This blog is a follow up to our last list of Wiki Ninja Blog Authors: Council Spotlight: Who are the

  19. It is great and very nice to me to see faces whom i know as msdns old friends on the microsoft msdns. four years ago on msdns and in technet wiki too for two years ago and in this year 2014 on technet blog. On the Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Naomi N: T-SQL & SQL Server Forum Moderator, MCC, and Forums Champion!: A lot of thanks indeed the wiki ninja intervie