Interview with a Forum Ninja – Thameur Bourbita

Hi friends, for this Monday, I’m very happy to interview Thameur BOURBITA. Thameur si a French moderator.
It's great to talk to other moderators from other countries. Know their experiences and what are the hot topics of forums located in other languages.

Here are some of Thameur’s Statistics:

  • 29,899 Recognition Points
  • 2,137 Helpful Posts
  • 2,756 Replies
  • Total of 25 Medals



Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

I’m Thameur BOURBITA from Tunisia, living in Paris. I'm an infrastructure consultant since 8 year; I’m specialized in Microsoft infrastructure technologies: Active Directory, Exchange, Hyper-V, Cluster, Windows Server

What are your big projects right now?

I'm focusing on some projects for my clients about Exchange, Active directory. I'm trying to discover and test the new Windows 2016 features and prepare the last certifications exams. Furthermore, I continue contribute in TechNet forum; publish new technical tips on my personal Blog...

What Microsoft Forums do you participate in? What different roles do you play?

I participate often in French forum and sometimes in US forum. I enjoy helping others to resolve their problems, provide and explain my technical recommendations about the followings technologies: Active Directory, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Exchange.
I’m moderator in many French forum sections: Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2016, Windows 10 and Exchange.
Thanks to the moderation, I’m able to help other to find the right answer by moving the thread to the right forum, avoid duplicate thread and validate the right answer.

In what other sites and communities do you contribute your technical knowledge?

I have created a French blog and a Facebook page to share my knowledges on the Microsoft technologies:

On what forum threads have you collaborated with other community members to help answer a question?

You can follow my participations in French forum and some UK sections like the Directory forum. I'm trying to share and explain the Microsoft recommendations, and provide a solution for asker problem or question about Active directory, Hyper-V, windows server, Exchange and desktop.
I moderate also many sections in French forum by moving a thread to correct forum, marking correct answer etc.


What forums need more attention? What could they use more of?

I think that some UK forums sections like directory forum need more attention by the moderators because there are many threads opened.
Mark the correct answer by the moderator can help other forum visitors who have the same issue or question to find the right answer, if the asker forgets to do it.

Who has impressed you in the Forums community, and why?

Many MVP, moderators and sometimes askers, thanks to their participations and sharing of knowledge and experiences, we can improve our technical skills. In TechNet forum we can learn many new tips.


Do you have any tips for people asking questions on MSDN/TechNet Forums?

Feel free when you ask a question in TechNet Forum. To get a quick and efficient answer, you should ask in the right Forum section Once your issue is resolved, don’t forget to mark the correct answer, to help other visitors who have the same question or problem. Avoid to opening an old topic, and open your own thread to be able to mark the correct answer when it will be resolved

Do you have any tips for people answering questions on MSDN/TechNet Forums?

Feel free, when you reply and share your experience. Don’t hesitate to reply, when you feel that that you can help the asker or just participate and exchange experience and knowledge with Forum community.

Thameur, thanks for your contributions to the TechNet forums! It’s been great to get know you better.

aka Antonino Bambino