# Sunday, 01 July 2012

Today is a bit of a special day for me. I started exactly 10 years ago on a professional level with ASP.NET. I has given me quite an interesting journey and quite a lot of interesting projects to work on with other dedicated people with whom I could exchange views and insights.

Another mark is that I started the same day, thanks to the mentioning of a consultant who told me about its existence, I started on the ASP.NET forums. In the beginning only either lurking for information or simply to ask questions when I got stuck with something. I remember that after a while I was looking through some posts and noticed I knew the answer to one of them. I replied and a got a huge thank you!! back from the person who started the thread. Since then I’ve been trying to answer more and more question with the end result being that after 10 years I’m the number one recognition points holder: http://www.asp.net/community/recognition/hall-of-fame.

It’s been quite a remarkable and exciting time during those years and I loved it! The coming years will I not only continue to invest in ASP.NET, the forums, the (Belgian) community but also in something that inspires me and in which I believe: cloud computing, so be sure to see more blog posts about that topic as well around here.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 01 July 2012 19:50:05 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 01 May 2012

I just noticed I passed the 175.000 recognition points border at forums.asp.net. Cool! Does this mean something special? Well not at first glance but it does mean that I tried to help out a lot of people worldwide trying to solve their small or big problems while working on real world projects.


Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 21:08:53 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 02 April 2012

I just noticed that the ASP.NET website has gotten a small but very interesting upgrade. Until recently it was somewhat hard to find the information about Web API and Single Page Applications (SPA). As the menu was already pretty crowded the site now has an extra menu called Solutions. From there on one can easily find all the major technology stacks with references to tutorials, videos, samples, …


If you want direct access, go ahead:


Grz, Kris.

Monday, 02 April 2012 19:44:51 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
# Thursday, 18 August 2011

results in increasing my post count on the ASP.NET forums a lot it seems:


Yep, that’s me on top Smile.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 18 August 2011 19:55:20 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 19 January 2011

It was lingering for some time but I finally made it across the border of the magical number of 150.000 recognition points over at the ASP.NET forums. I’m glad I did as it shows the appreciation of those thousands of people I have helped out in the past trying to find their solution for their problems. I don’t know to how many applications my answers made a difference in order to get things done and shipped with happy customers as an end result but I’m sure it were more than just a few.


Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:38:32 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  | 
# Thursday, 01 July 2010

8 years ago I started to program in .NET professionally. Also on that day I started out as a newcomer on the ASP.NET forums. During those years I was first moderated like all newcomers, then unmoderated and after a couple of years I was suddenly asked to become a moderator myself. I’m still doing that because I believe the community invested in me when I was in need of help and now I’m trying to invest my free time myself back into that same community. I hope to be able to keep up the good work there for years to come.


Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 01 July 2010 14:48:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 04 April 2009

Wow, it seems I’ve been busy lately. First becoming an ASP Insider, then got my MVP renewed and today I breached as the first person ever the mythical barrier of 100.000 recognition points on the ASP.NET forums.


Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 04 April 2009 15:02:37 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  | 
# Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Just noticed that I just wrote my 10.000th post on the ASP.NET forums. Cool! Well I hope many people enjoyed my replies and possible answers during those years.

Grz,  Kris.
ASP.NET | Forums | MVP
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 12:43:22 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Well, it seems I just hit the "magic" border of moderating 10.000 posts since December 18th 2006. A nice achievement but the most important part of it is that it helps out people that are looking for an answer to their question.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007 20:25:45 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 14 October 2007

Since I see a lot of questions in the ASP.NET forums that make me believe that people don't always seem to find the information they're after I thought I pointed out to this page: Community support. It lists links to quickstart tutorials, videos, documentation, ...

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 14 October 2007 18:42:04 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 27 July 2007

A site that I visit frequently just got a repaint job. It looks nice I must say. Be sure to check it out at http://www.asp.net/. If you should have any suggestions or remarks you can leave them in the Feedback forum.

Grz, Kris.

ASP.NET | Links | Forums
Friday, 27 July 2007 09:22:49 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 01 July 2007

Today I'm celebrating my lustrum on the ASP.NET forums. That also means that I started developing with .NET 5 years ago officially. I learned a lot in those 5 years and not only on a technical level. With this post I would also like to thank Patrick Vanoverbeke for picking me out of the crowd to start developing ASP.NET applications back then and giving me the opportunity to grow on a steady pace.

First I was more of a person that asked questions, trying to seek knowledge for problems. After a while I suddenly noticed a certain post, can't remember which one though, that I could provide the answer to. I did and got a friendly reply with a big thank you back. Well that gave a good feeling so I started out giving more and more answers. Somehow I got noticed by the moderation team and when they asked to join them I became a moderator to help even more people out. This year I also became an MVP thanks to my strong participation on the forums.


Grz, Kris.

Forums | MVP | Personal
Sunday, 01 July 2007 13:20:41 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [7]  | 
# Sunday, 27 May 2007

Since recently the ASP.NET forums got an upgrade to the new Community Server 2007 there's also the possibility to show your Fans and Friends. Not really much at the moment since the feature's a little unknown by most members at this moment and you have to enable some parts in your Profile.

If you're a member reading this you can enable it by clicking on the Edit Profile button in the right upper corner, navigate to the Favorites tab and check the Share Friends checkbox and hit save at the bottom of that page. After that it's easy to add friends by going to their public profile of a member you see on the forums or, if you know their nickname, navigate directly to http://forums.asp.net/members/nickname.aspx. So for me that becomes http://forums.asp.net/members/XIII.aspx.

Then click the Add as friend link and go back to your public profile and voila, the person appears in your friends list.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 27 May 2007 11:22:24 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  | 
# Monday, 30 April 2007

The Silverlight forums, where I'll also be playing a moderation role, just went live. Go check them out! Of course there's not only the forums but also a getting started part, a learn section where already several videos are available. Whitepapers and quickstarts are also available.

Grz, Kris.

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