ITKE Community Blog

Sep 8 2011   6:46AM GMT

Featured Member: TomLiotta

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Chances are, if you’ve browsed the IT Answer forums at all, you’ve seen TomLiotta around. He’s been a part of IT Knowledge Exchange for a while, and he’s always providing quality answers, asking the right questions and following up. Tom’s participation and contributions are exemplary of what community is all about and though he can be a little blunt, he’s got the badges and cogs to prove that he’s always helpful.

Tom on being a part of the IT Knowledge Exchange community:

Helping at the site helps me learn too. Some problems get me to looking into things I never would have otherwise. I learn things better because I try to find out reasons that underlie problems that I don’t run into myself. That often connects with something else that wasn’t clear before, and I get a better fundamental understanding of larger areas.

But mostly it’s just fun.

We couldn’t have said what we hoped our members get out of the community any better. Thanks, Tom!

If TomLiotta has helped you out recently – most likely with an AS/400 question – be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

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You could earn a badge, too!

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at

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