I think you hit a valid point here. We all first came to BOB because we had technical questions. It was the knowledgeable and friendly atmosphere that kept us coming back. And just like in a physical work environment where you build relationships with your co-workers that extend beyond the office, this virtual work space has led to the same end.
Even though I’ve been out of BI for a while, BOB is one of several forums I still visit. I think we’re all going to miss to social dimension of BOB as much as (or more perhaps) than the technical dimension.
Perhaps I should change my .sig? “Refugee from the former nation of BOBistan”
I reckon I’ll be in the same position, although I have the feeling the council will be going down the SQL and PowerBI route in the long run (probably once they have a data warehouse of some kind), especially if the client level dataset replaces all other statutory returns. Fortunately, I expect to be retired by then.
I will miss the community here; the number of times I’ve come here to research obscure problems are too numerous to mention. I still find new ways of doing things by reading the fora.
I’m still supporting our legacy reporting in WebI. Our IT staff has “washed their hands” of all things BusObj. Anyone who knew anything (except for a few of us dinosaurs) has left or been shoved out the door. Not everything we use BusObj for will convert well to PowerBI or Tableau.
This board has been a fabulous resource over many years. I’ll miss it so much when BOB does retire.
Thanks to the entire community for all the years (yeah, I go back to the ListServe …). I was never a frequent poster, but I lurked a lot!
This site is like home to me whenever I need help or just wanted to see help what other users are looking for…it’s going to be very sad this site going away… can’t thanks enough for the wonderful BOBJ community people , who constantly try to help and reply voluntarily … I would be happy to see if anyone can carry on this site
where should i check issues if i got doubt…
kindly for reference keep it in off-line usage rather than closing the site. it will help full to all many others and your importance of this site… it will be like qa library
I know there are a few of us around who pre-dated BOB with the AOL Listserv which prompted the beginnings of BOB as AOL abandoned it’s listserv service!
BOB has always has been a community of givers! Thanks to all.
This forum has been a massive help to me and its a shame to see it go, although I know what goes into maintaining a forum being a committee member myself previously.
Thankfully on the forum I ran, there has been people willing to take over when it was time for the current committee to step down. But it wasn’t always easy to find people willing to take on the responsibility or for that matter, who you could trust.
Thank you for your efforts to date in keeping this going.