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Former MS (contractor) support retaining posts; points and Moderator status after leaving RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've just spotted an interesting situation.

    A person I remember as being a MS Chinese support person (i.e. working for a contractor) now works for HP and is an MVP.

    The interesting thing here is that he is clearly still using the same Passport to login as then which means various things

    - the date he joined the forums is the day he started working for MS support

    - the number of posts; number of points; "achievements" assigned to him are based on the entire period since then - not the period since he started posting in his own time (when all would be substantially less)

    - all posts written by him when a MS support person now are labelled as if they were written by an HP employee

    - he retains the Moderator status he was given as a MS support person.

    All this seems wrong. Shouldn't all ex-support people have their logins changed to start from zero once they leave MS's (contractor) employment?


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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, February 7, 2012 5:31 PM should -> shouldn't
    • Moved by Brent Serbus Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:08 PM purge user account (From:Forums Issues (not product support))
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 5:30 PM

Answers

  • why should they have to start from zero?

    other person change their employers too without having to zero their profile, you could argue any mvp or mcc should have to change account when running out of the award to not be confused there as well.

    I guess moderator status should be revoked unless the person had it before already, then again, as you say he's mvp now, he propably would get moderator status again if he asks for it.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:00 PM
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  • why should they have to start from zero?

    other person change their employers too without having to zero their profile, you could argue any mvp or mcc should have to change account when running out of the award to not be confused there as well.

    I guess moderator status should be revoked unless the person had it before already, then again, as you say he's mvp now, he propably would get moderator status again if he asks for it.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:00 PM
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  • In my opinion he should retain everything (including the Moderator status if he deserves it). I don't see why different place of work should mean that all prior history should be removed.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    • Proposed as answer by FZBEditor Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:10 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:05 PM
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  • BTW, I noticed an opposite situation - one user who was quite active in T-SQL forum now seems to work for MS and post much less than before.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:07 PM
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  • BTW, I noticed an opposite situation - one user who was quite active in T-SQL forum now seems to work for MS and post much less than before.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    HI Naomi !

    Seems like you are talking about Manooj [manub22]

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/manub22/?ws=usercard-mini

    I was happy seeing his profile status changed to Microsoft Employee. To be honest these days i find it soo hard to get time for Forums (espicially Transact-SQL) i feel soo bad myself of not being able to bring sometime for the community.

    Recently changed my Employeer and since then its been hard finding time for Forums. I am looking forward to be able to get things in my grasp and join you guys back on Forums.

    Thanks, Hasham

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:48 AM
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  • Yes, I was talking about him. Good luck with your new job!

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:28 PM
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