iSixSigma Discussion Forum Upgrade

Thank you to everyone who contributes thoughts, suggestions and comments to iSixSigma on how we can improve what we provide. We’re constantly making improvements to our technologies as a result.

Our Discussion Forum is a popular Six Sigma-related destination on the Internet. Since our inception in May 2000, we’ve had about 94,000 postings. People have both become popular and been flamed as a result of the iSixSigma Discussion Forum. Friendships have been made, and old spats have been settled. It’s a wonderful yet challenging community, all rolled into one place.

Today, we made a couple of improvements to the iSixSigma Discussion Forum:

  1. We now index the entire discussion forum. Prior to today, we only indexed the most recent 75,000 or so posts, with the idea that many topics are revisited over time and/or become outdated. Well, many readers have set us straight. All information is useful. Our index now includes all information.
  2. Queries can now be done by “Posted by” name. Prior to today, if the person’s name wasn’t in the body of the posting, you couldn’t find them.

So let’s say that you remember a posting by “Heebeegeebee BB” from months ago, but you didn’t bookmark it at the time. Now just type in “Heebeegeebee” (sans quotes) into the search box (upper right hand corner of the main iSixSigma site) and select to search against the “Discussion Forum.” You’ll find all 654 posts referencing or written by Heebeegeebee BB. Want to read Heebee’s posts in reverse chronological order? Click the [ Sort by Date ] option at the top of the screen.

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So what kind of fun stuff can we find out, now that we have access to all 94,000 posts? Well…as of today, a search on the discussion forum for:

  • Mike Carnell turns up 4,014 posts
  • Certification turns up 3,447 posts
  • Minitab turns up 3,296 posts
  • Shift turns up 2,425 posts (1.5 shift is close at 1,305 posts)

What else can you find? Post your comments.

Comments 7

  1. Heebeegeebee BB

    I want to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work and patience in maintaning this forum and website.
    Kuds to you!

  2. Heebeegeebee BB

    uh…kuds = kudos.

  3. Lee

    Thank you iSixSigma. Now in the middle of the night when I am sweating about my projects and timelines, I can run to my computer and in a flash find an old Stan adage and reaffirm that I am definitely doing things wrong.

    Seriously, nice feature and much appreciated.

  4. Ann Taylor

    Stan had 5,759 posts! Probably more than anyone wants ;)

  5. Meikah

    Yes, congratulations everyone!

  6. Michael Cyger

    Hi Robert,

    I was told by my technical team that the system was designed with that purpose in mind, and that most people would refine their query if they needed to go beyond 200. Obviously, they didn’t know this would be a "use case" :).

    As such, we’ve modified our coding so that it now allows you to scroll through the whole lot. For example, you can now scroll all the way back to what I think is your very first post .

    Your first post? Friday, 8th March 2002, 3:56 PM

    We’re still working on making it a little easier to use, and we always appreciate the feedback. Enjoy!

  7. Mike Carnell

    I have certainly enjoyed the Discussion Forum and resemble many of those remarks in the second paragraph. Thanks.

    Probably what I enjoy most about iSixSigma is that it does for jet lag what spinning around on a swing does for little kids, it is entertaining and makes the world look a lot more interesting. (you may use that as quote when you sell advertising in the future)

    I am still waiting for two things: 1. Spell check (Darth will have less to do) 2. The "Posters Ball." I vote we hold it in New Orleans so everyone can wear great those masks they make down there and have name badges with the name you post under.

    Possibly one of those UFC rings for Stan (aka Dusty Rhodes) and Joe BB.

    Great site. Thanks again.

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