Top Contributors Awards! Monster scores! New record contribution numbers! Crawler crashes! Ninja editors!

Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week.

First up, the weekly leader board snapshot...


This week was another record breaking week of community contributions, with Maheshkumar yet again way out in front!

The usual crew behind him, which is great to see such consistency from so many regulars.


As always, here are the results of another weekly crawl over the updated articles feed.


 Most Revisions Award  
Who has made the most individual revisions


#1 Maheshkumar S Tiwari with 562 revisions over 476 articles!!! Another personal record!


#2 with 403 revisions over 271 articles!! Also an eye watering number of changes Richard!!


#3  with 148 revisions over 120 articles! Great work Carsten!


 Most Articles Updated Award  
Who has updated the most articles


Exactly the same line-up this week...


#1 Maheshkumar S Tiwari with 476 articles!!!


#2 with 271 articles!!


#3  with 120 articles!



 Most Revised Article Award  
Article with the most revisions in a week


This week's most fiddled with article is ADDS PowerShell (CMDLET, ADSI & .Net) to Expedite Your Tasks by i.biswajith. He, Richard and Naomi all had a hand in it this week, buffing it up to new heights of awesome. Nice work!




Err.. at this point, when I tried to reorganise the crawler DataGrid to show me the next ordered set of data (the "largest change" and "smallest significant edit" awards)... the crawler crashed   D:

So, this week sees the return of an award I have been leaving out for several weeks due to the number of other awards, but is one of my favourites, the Ninja Edit Awards!!

This is the only DataGrid I could still see and screen grab, before I clicked the "close error" button and lost it all 🙁




 Ninja Edit Award  
Fastest to edit an article after someone else 


This award celebrates a true ninja quality, that of constant vigilance and rapid reactions!

Below are the top three winners this week, down to the nearest minute, which is all the page info tells us:


Gold Award WinnerGold goes to Understanding the Error 1105 in MS SQL Server Database by  for a ninja edit less than a minute after Techarge, in revision 2 on his article 

Silver Award WinnerSilver goes to SharePoint 2013: A no Code Solution to Build a Change Management Request by Dan Christian for a ninja edit within two minutes of Naomi  N in revision 2 of Dan's article

Bronze Award WinnerBronze goes to MSDN/TechNet Forums: How to Strikeout Text in Your Post by Naomi  N for her ninja edit within four minutes of Richard Mueller in revision 6 of his article  


All three winners displaying the true qualities of the master wiki ninja.



Congratulations to those who managed to get a look in before the crash...

And special thanks to the extreme work done by Maheshkumar, for finally managing to break the crawler! 😀

I have several changes to make to the crawler this week, including storing data to a database as it is grabbed, and generating a file summary of sorted results for quicker access, rather than relying on manually ordering a painfully huge DataGrid of results.


Best regards,
Pete Laker


Comments (13)
  1. bshwjt says:

    All you are awesome.

  2. Thanks Pete,

    for your verdict "by Maheshkumar, for finally managing to break the crawler! :D"  :).

    Well this motivates me to ask a question/suggestion(I don't have much idea how it works): Is it time to upgrade the server and the crawler as number of users are getting added day by day.

  3. Thanks for this "so difficult to write" article !

  4. Pete Laker says:

    I have a number of fixes to make to the crawler this week, that will make it more bomb-proof. I'll let you know next week how I got on with that.

    Thanks again to everyone for contributing, and for such supportive comments too.

  5. I have an easier solution : ensure that Maheshkumar will be away from keyboard for a few days 🙂 🙂

  6. Benoit,

    Ha! Yes, but then we don't get Maheshkumar's great contributions! =^)

  7. Hi Ed,

    U're right …

    So let's Pete do the work 😉

  8. Hi Benoit,

    I liked your solution, will consider and act soon   😉

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