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12 Nov 2012   #1191
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm filling out MVP application MS sent for third year re-award January 1st. This is a spreadsheet that wants me to list all of my publications, speaking engagements, etc. into various columns. It is nearly impossible to communicate my contribution of 6-8 hours a day in these forums, and it looks very insignificant on a huge spreadsheet.

It is also frustrating because I learned that for third year re-award they want to see a huge social media presence and 7F also provides all the social media I want - although I added Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn just for them.

And since the company's changed focus entirely to Win8 I don't know that I'm even eligible any longer as a 7 guy. But I've done more this year than the past two so I'll fill out their application.
Hello Greg,

Yes you will still be eligible. The MVP award is for the support you provide for all Windows, not just Windows 8.

Social media presence is a very broad generic term. Take me for example, I do all my help only at VF, EF, and SF. I only relay tutorials off of FaceBook and Twitter. Every once in a blue moon, I post at the MVP private discusion sites. Basically all of my activity is here at VF, EF, and SF. So far, I have had no issus with my MVP award (4+) be renewed each year.

If you stress over trying to be everywhere, you're going to burn yourself out. I'd say stick with what your happy and good at. Next, just occassionlly post an update on FaceBook, Twitter, etc... if you like about say a link to a new tutorial or solution you created.

As John posted, if you don't get renewed, then there's something wrong at Microsoft and not you with all that you do.
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12 Nov 2012   #1192
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
"Lets face it, if you ain't re-awarded then they've lost the plot with what an MVP is all about and it ain't worth having. "

zr3010 , That is the best quote I have seen in a long time thank you so much for posting it
I agree with you 1000%!

gregrocker ....... just point them here and I'm sure you'll get so many endorsements they won't have a CHOICE but to re-award you.
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12 Nov 2012   #1193
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Greg I'm sure your MVP lead is aware of your tireless work you do here. Not many have the knowledge if Installation and Setup as you have and we all learn from you.

You can aslo point out the gregsvc.exe to them as well.

Seriously, I wish you the best!
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12 Nov 2012   #1194
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I agree with the rest of them, I don't see how they can not give you another year, your work here is a great testament to your knowledge and help. I'll keep everything crossed, but I don't think you'll need it, I'm sure your name will be among the MVPs in the January list.
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12 Nov 2012   #1195
gregrocker

 

Can anyone suggest an easy way I can link key fixit posts or tutorials to FB, Twitter and LinkedIn to populate those? I'm being told in MVP group I joined on LinkedIn that with what I do this will be adequate for social media connections.

Also if anyone wants to friend, tweet or link to help me get it going (if it's not too late) I guess you'd PM me.

Guess I need to make a gregrocker FB page to separate it from my personal, or can I just wall off my personal stuff.
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12 Nov 2012   #1196
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
And since the company's changed focus entirely to Win8 I don't know that I'm even eligible any longer as a 7 guy. But I've done more this year than the past two so I'll fill out their application.
What have you been smoking Greg ??? Of course, you'll get it! If you don't, then MVP isn't worth the 3 letters its made of........
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12 Nov 2012   #1197
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can anyone suggest an easy way I can link key fixit posts or tutorials to FB, Twitter and LinkedIn to populate those? I'm being told in MVP group I joined on LinkedIn that with what I do this will be adequate for social media connections.

Also if anyone wants to friend, tweet or link to help me get it going (if it's not too late) I guess you'd PM me.

Guess I need to make a gregrocker FB page to separate it from my personal, or can I just wall off my personal stuff.

I'm not facebook expert but I think you could setup fb like I did for SF & EF, you could make a page for GregRockerMVP that is connected to your personal account for administration purposes but none of your personal stuff shows.

To do that go Create a Page | Facebook and setup GregRockerMVP under "Artist, Band or Public Figure" once setup just post all of the threads you help in on the new page.
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12 Nov 2012   #1198
gregrocker

 

Done, thanks. www.facebook.com/GregrockerMVP

Now how do I link from 7F to there, Tweet stuff from 7F, Link it to LinkedIn profile?




(I think I shocked myself when I filled in on spreadsheet: Post count past year 11,840 vs. previous year post count 6562)
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12 Nov 2012   #1199
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Greg,

Liked you on FaceBook.

Do you have a Twitter account setup?
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12 Nov 2012   #1200
gregrocker

 

Thanks Shawn.

@GregCarmack is my twit. Would it be better to make it gregrocker1 which is available? or similar to the FB name?

Fifteen threads have piled up while I try to become sociable. Is there a way to easily tweet or link key posts or tutorials that won't get me behind here?

One reason I've avoided this in the past - and admittedly put it off to the last minute - is I don't like getting help requests outside of the forum threads. So what would this benefit?
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