Letter to Registered members of Student Rockstar Contest RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Dear Participant,

    Hope you are having a great time participating in the contest. This is a first of its kind student oriented initiative and together we can make it an immensely learning experience.

    Over the past few days we have received a lot of mails and seen your posts on our Forum, suggesting various improvements and seeking clarifications on certain aspects of the contest. We have tried to answer them on a case to case basis however for the benefit of all of you, would like to reiterate certain points through this mailer.

    Points for Quiz, Academic Project Program, Imagine Cup and Forums: Points for the activities performed by you during the month of February 2007 (for activities performed till Feb 25th 2007) shall be updated and live in your profile by the end of day. The next updation of points for all next level activities on Academic Project Program, Imagine Cup (eg reaching the India finals, as and when that happens), Forums (monthly) and Quiz (if any held during March) will be updated on a monthly basis in the 1st week of the successive month.

    Referral Points: Referral points will be added real time once the friend referred by you joins the contest. Please note that the friend being referred by you should use the same URL for registration which is sent to him in referral mail. If the same URL is not used for registration, points can’t be added real time. In this case points will be added at the end of the month.

    Posting of Announcements: Most of the announcements which seem to be non-academic / meaning less have been deleted and points credited for such announcements have been reverted accordingly. This will be an ongoing activity. An upper cap on the number of announcements that can be posted by any user per week has been put up.

    Feedback on the contest: There are few queries on how to give feedback about the contest. You can send your valuable feedback about the contest to the E-mail address specified in the Contact Us section of the site. Your suggestions and comments will help us to improve the contest.

    Webinar / webcast: When ever a Webinar / webcast are launched by Microsoft you will be intimated by Administrator Announcements and the links for the same will be provided in the site.

    Features coming soon (by 2nd week of March):

    • Knowledge Base: Registered users can post a white paper / technical article on the site. Students can download and rate the articles.
    • Points Redemption: You can redeem your points against the gifts available.
    • Community Page: Community page will be provided where you can see the list of all students who are registered in the contest along with their rank and contact details.
    We will be sending a detailed mail on how to use the above features before they are made live.

    Just one request...please make full use of this platform to learn from each other and from what Microsoft has to offer, rather than for just earning points. Activities like posting junk messages to earn some points shall not be beneficial for you as well as the community.

    We will keep posting updates about the contest regularly. This contest is a learning experience for us as well and your feedback will continuously help us to improve the program. Wishing you success...!!!!

    Lets together make this Forum as the best place to interact and seek answers!!

    With best regards,
    Student Rockstar Team.

    Thursday, March 1, 2007 1:19 PM

All replies

  • Yep shadowman

    i hope Points Redemption,Community Page, and knowledge base would be a great feature..

    Thursday, March 1, 2007 1:43 PM
  • About the redemption, i will save the points for the 10K :) once i get more than 10 K, then i will redempt them ):

    what say you others ?
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 1:59 PM
  • nice idea man. but still, i'm at 621. i have also received that letter.
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 5:17 PM
  • I think they have mailed it to everyone ;)
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 6:13 PM
  • I too agree with ShadowMan. This mail must have been received by everyone.

    Friday, March 2, 2007 3:44 AM
  • One my friend got it in the BULK :P how funny is that :) even mail from MS was put into the bulk :P
    Friday, March 2, 2007 4:28 AM
  • every on get this mail actully it is automail for all from microsoft
    Friday, March 2, 2007 7:41 AM
  • it's true. but the mail should not go in the bulk folder.
    Friday, March 2, 2007 7:29 PM
  • yes its strange, but as everyone knows MS has most of the bugs in the world than any others :P i think there are even more bugs in MS software than in a MUMMY :P hehehehe jk
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 11:16 AM
  • yes i too got the newsletter
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 3:09 PM
  • One question i have, it says that we can see the rank of the participantsin the community page, but i want to know is whether they will show the points too or not ? anyone has a idea, or emailed the admins abou it ?
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 1:13 PM
  • every user of this program wud have received this letter and regarding the point redemption, its really a good idea...
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 3:24 PM
  • you are right charles. The redemption of the points is the best feature that i like, if we dont reach 10K points for being qualified for the MSP, atleast we can use our hard earned points for the redemption :)
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 4:34 PM
  • I dont remember if I have recieved the letter or not.! Need to check up..

    Monday, December 10, 2007 6:39 PM

    Shadowman, Can you please let me know your status so that you can guide me if you can..! Whats the rank you are standing on..? And, how many points did you secure.,,!? There are still no points awarded for my FORUMS REGISTRATION activity. POSTED to ADMIN.. But, never a response..!!


    Please help me out if you can..!!


    I would be greatful to you..!

    Monday, December 10, 2007 6:41 PM