I don’t accept guest posts (except this)


I get a lot of requests from people wanting to post their articles on oracle-base.com, and they are always answered with a firm no! One of things I’ve always said is I like the fact it is one person’s voice. I think that means something…

A few weeks ago someone asked me if I had written anything about Oracle partitioning from a design perspective. Not how to do it, I’ve got loads of those types of articles (here). Since I had nothing suitable, I went to Twitter to ask for advice, and Patrick Wolf pointed me to this article by Lothar Flatz. It’s in German, and the person who asked me the original question was a German speaker, so it was a fortunate turn of events. 🙂

Google Translate did a pretty good job at translating it, which allowed me to read it, but speaking with Lothar we agreed an English translation of the article would be nice. It’s really easy to overlook posts that aren’t written in your native language, even with Google Translate available…

Fast forward a few weeks and Lothar was looking for somewhere to publish his translated post. I suggested a few options he should check out, and in a rather unusual turn of events I also offered to publish it on my website. 🙂

After speaking to some other people he came back to me and here is the first, and probably only, guest post on my website. I hope you like it.

Partitioning From a Design Perspective (A Practical Guide) – By Lothar Flatz

As a general point, I’m a firm believer in owning your content, so I would always suggest people publish on their own blog.

As for my website, my stance is still the same. I don’t accept guest posts (except this). 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “I don’t accept guest posts (except this)”

  1. How about this guest post….
    “If you have a question about the Oracle Database, oracle-base.com is the place to get the answer”!
    Would you accept that one?

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