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MCC + MVP RRS feed

  • Question

  • I started seeing some people with MCC+MVP logos.  I thought MVP was the next level to MCC.  If so, all MVPs should have MCC??

    I know it is 2 different awards.  But if an MVP is active in the forum and other activates, they should be awarded with MCC+MVP not just MVP.  Since MMC is a new award, old MVPs doesn’t have that recognition.  To me MCC+MVP give more credit than just MVP.

    Any thoughts?

    Friday, July 15, 2011 6:39 PM

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  • MCC and MVP are two different programs. Having MVP doesn't mean you'll have MCC. It's confusing, I know. Hopefully we'll get it sorted out as the MCC program matures some more. Thanks for your patience. :)
    Friday, July 15, 2011 8:46 PM
  • See Sean's reply.

    Q10. Are Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) eligible to receive the Microsoft Community Contributor Award?
    A10. No. Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals can recommend individuals for the Microsoft Community Contributor Award as part of their role as leaders in technical communities.
    Cf.: Microsoft® Community Contributor Award's FAQs

    Regards,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 5:05 AM
  • @Vincenzo – I understand that. In that case most of the MVPs should be MCCs.  Most of the MVPs are active in forums.

    Monday, July 18, 2011 3:59 AM
  • @Vincenzo – I understand that. In that case most of the MVPs should be MCCs.  Most of the MVPs are active in forums.


    An MVP can't become an MCC, but an MCC can become an MVP. Basically it's harder to become an MVP because more is being evaluated than just community collaboration done in online community tools.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    • Marked as answer by David Sham Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:05 AM
    Friday, September 30, 2011 10:26 PM
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  • The question is - can a person hold 2 statuses at once. To me only one status (the highest) should be the person's status - e.g. when a person becomes an MVP this person loses MCC status automatically.
    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:20 AM
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  • The question is - can a person hold 2 statuses at once. To me only one status (the highest) should be the person's status - e.g. when a person becomes an MVP this person loses MCC status automatically.
    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Yes and no. Yes simply because it might take a year for one status to expire or time for it to be removed from the system. No in the sense that I don't think they add them on. For example, if you were to become an MVP, then you wouldn't be able to become an MCC once your MCC award expired. But after your MVP expired, you could become an MCC again.

    Thoughts?


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1:08 AM
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  • I think, once an MCC person has been awarded MVP, he/she automatically lose the MCC status and keep MVP. After a year of MVP if this person don't get re-awarded, he/she can get MCC again (but for their contributions).
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    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1:12 AM
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  •  

    Hello everyone,

    Meanwhile, thank you very much Microsoft Award allotted for MCC, which are still in disbelief.
    My question since I am not able to find my fault probably for the award of the MCC shall be reinstated annon to year as the MVP award and from this point of view there are differences?.

    Thanks in advance for clarification.

     

    Best Regards.


    Carmelo La Monica

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    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:14 AM
  •  

    Hello everyone,

    Meanwhile, thank you very much Microsoft Award allotted for MCC, which are still in disbelief.
    My question since I am not able to find my fault probably for the award of the MCC shall be reinstated annon to year as the MVP award and from this point of view there are differences?.

    Thanks in advance for clarification.

     

    Best Regards.

     


    Carmelo La Monica

     


    I'm having trouble understanding, but I'll try to answer this.

    First, if you (Carmelo) got the MVP award, then the MCC would likely continue until the end of the year.

    Second, to see the differences, you'll want to check out the two programs. In short, the MCC is for using the community tools (like these forums) and the MVP is for higher-level influence, such as organizing conferences (and also using tools like this).

    MCC links:

    https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

    https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/overview.aspx

    https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com

    MVP:

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpnominate (if these links don't work, copy and paste the URL into another tab/window)

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/aboutmvp

     

    I wrote this article about how to become an MCC or MVP:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/how-to-become-an-mvp-or-mcc.aspx

     

    Hope this helps!

     


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:37 PM
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  • Hello Ed Price,

     

    Hello everyone,

    Meanwhile, thank you very much Microsoft Award allotted for MCC, which are still in disbelief.
    My question since I am not able to find my fault probably for the award of theMCC shall be reinstated annon to yearas the MVP award and from this pointof view there are differences?.

    Thanks in advance for clarification.

     

    Best Regards.

     


    Carmelo La Monica

     


    I'm having trouble understanding, but I'll try to answer this.

    First, if you (Carmelo) got the MVP award, then the MCC would likely continue until the end of the year.

    Second, to see the differences, you'll want to check out the two programs. In short, the MCC is for using the community tools (like these forums) and the MVP is for higher-level influence, such as organizing conferences (and also using tools like this).

    MCC links:

    https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

    https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/overview.aspx

    https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com

    MVP:

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpnominate (if these links don't work, copy and paste the URL into another tab/window)

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/aboutmvp

     

    I wrote this article about how to become an MCC or MVP:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/how-to-become-an-mvp-or-mcc.aspx

     

    Hope this helps!

     


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog,Twitter, Wiki)

    thanks for the reply, I apologize if my question was unclear, in the past by reading the articles about the MVP award I saw that the current MVP can be reconfirmed, and I was wondering if the same thing for the prize MCC.

    Thanks for the links, I will give a reading immediately.

    Best Regards. 


    Carmelo La Monica

    Blog http://community.visual-basic.it/carmelolamonica/

    WordPress http://carmelolamonica.wordpress.com/

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    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:44 PM
  • The rules have changed, turned our according to https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

    Q11. Are Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) eligible to become Microsoft Community Contributors?

    A11. Yes. This badge can be given to Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPS).


    Arthur My Blog

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:33 PM
  • I see that even Joe Celko got this award this month, but I didn't get it again. That's weird, I spend a huge amount of time answering questions and moderating.

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


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    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:54 PM
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  • Hi Naomi,

    I see that even Joe Celko got this award this month, but I didn't get it again. That's weird, I spend a huge amount of time answering questions.

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


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    I saw the time you spend in forums, I believe that soon you will receive this prestigious award.

    Bye.


    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:00 PM
  • Hy Naomi,

    This is the second time the same problem happens - I don't understand it. When the first round of award was going on, I received mine at the end of June - about 9 months after every one already got it.

    Now again almost everyone got the award and I don't get it. It is really quite a bitter feeling of being unappreciated.


    Even today I received the email and where I was informed that I would receive MCC award, last year I think I gave my contribution weather permitting and expired in April 2012 to the year of my last affiliate then, I had about six or months after today.

    Bye.


    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:11 PM
  • I see that even Joe Celko got this award this month, but I didn't get it again. That's weird, I spend a huge amount of time answering questions and moderating.

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


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    There's definitely something wrong with the way MCC is awarded as you spend soooo much time on the forums and answer a lot of questions.  You are also a moderator on many forums.  Something’s really wrong.

    Obviously the criteria for MCC doesn’t take into consideration replies marked as “abusive” otherwise Joe would never get awarded!


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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:00 AM
  • I see that even Joe Celko got this award this month, but I didn't get it again. That's weird, I spend a huge amount of time answering questions and moderating.

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


    My blog


    Hi Naomi !

    Total disbelief, i was searching your name whole list and then i though may be you haven't shared your detail, it's like disbelief to hear that you haven't got it till now. May be you need to check with the email address.

    In past few months, i haven't been as Active in Transact-SQL Forum but i was active in SSRS Forum with Top Answers so i got this. But Erland and you ,,i think you guys have been Helpful Multiple times more than me. There is definitely something wrong with the email. You might need to check it out with Ed if you still haven't.

    Also, i need to know about your MVP recommendation.

    Thanks, Hasham Niaz

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:47 PM
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  • Here's another interesting October 2012 MCC award:

    • Awarded for MSDN work
    • Has 527 replies, 26 Helpful posts and 189 Answers
    • Has been a member since March 2009

    I would really love to know what the criteria is for awarding MCC as I fail to see how this particular person could be awarded while people like Naomi probably get these sorts of stats every week (maybe even daily!).

    Can we please get some official feedback from the MCC Awards Team.


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    • Edited by Mr. Wharty Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:51 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:41 PM
  • This is the e-mail I got last night 

    Hello Naomi, Thanks for your mail and interest in the Microsoft Community Contributor Award Program. If one is awarded they would receive an email from support@microsoftcommunitycontributor.com.  Please check your other email aliases (Gmail alias) as well for any email notice as we show you may very well have been awarded.

    And nothing since then.

    The MVP recommendation felt through, I guess. 


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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:41 PM
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  • Glad to see that you have been awarded MCC.  Sorry to hear about the MVP side of things though as you deserve that ward as well :-)

    BTW, I posted a request on the MCC facebook page for someone to address the growing number of threads and concerns about the program.


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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:49 PM
  • No, I haven't received anything. That was the e-mail I got yesterday when I asked the question directly from the coordinator and that was his/her last response. There was no communication on this matter today and I didn't receive any e-mails in regards to that.

    Funny, right after I posted this, I got:

    Hi Naomi, Were gonna resend the welcome email to you at this alias. Please make sure to check your junk mail or adjust your junk mail settings. Please let us know if you receive. Best Regards, MCC Global Administrator mccga@microsoft.com


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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:52 PM
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  • Ok, I found this e-mail in the SPAM folder. Apparently gmail automatically decided it was a SPAM because it came from "support".

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    Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00 AM
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  • Excellent news.

    I've decided to be brave and send an email to the awards team highlighting some of the low-contributing awardees (names removed of course) for October 2012 compared with a list of high-volume forum contributors who have once again missed out. Will probably get me put on a "black list" lol.


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    Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00 AM
  • Ok, I found this e-mail in the SPAM folder. Apparently gmail automatically decided it was a SPAM because it came from "support".

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


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    Congratulations! Yes, you definitely deserve it.

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:44 AM
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  • Well it might take time for all the folks who deserve it to get notified, to find their email in the spam folder, etc. Plus another few weeks for the award to show on MSDN/TechNet profiles. The MCC award has become automatic, and I haven't seen any reason to think it's flawed yet. It does mean that some folks that you guys are pointing to haven't been on the forums as long, and so they don't have as many points, but I'm pretty sure they're using a straight forward algorithm of amount of answered questions in a specific span of time.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:47 AM
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  • Well it might take time for all the folks who deserve it to get notified, to find their email in the spam folder, etc. Plus another few weeks for the award to show on MSDN/TechNet profiles. The MCC award has become automatic, and I haven't seen any reason to think it's flawed yet. It does mean that some folks that you guys are pointing to haven't been on the forums as long, and so they don't have as many points, but I'm pretty sure they're using a straight forward algorithm of amount of answered questions in a specific span of time.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    I hope not as that would mean that no consideration is given for all the time moderators spend doing all the other things other than answering questions :-)

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    Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:25 AM
  • Ok, I found this e-mail in the SPAM folder. Apparently gmail automatically decided it was a SPAM because it came from "support".

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


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    Hi Naomi !

    First of all Congratulation to you. Did you hear anything about Erland yet. It is now such nice to hear that you have it because i was in total disbelief that you haven't received an email on the first day of program resumption.

    @Ed Price !

    Ed, unlike last year we haven't got any MCC Award Certificate this year, i understand the reason that since resumption Award has been limited to quarterly basis but there needs to be something else for the Award Recipient to show up with the prove of it cause Award Recipient Name would only appear in the Current Recipient List for the quarter he/she has been awarded.

    Hope, MCC panel will review this and with come up with something.

    Thanks, Hasham Niaz

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:38 AM
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  • Hi Naomi,

    Ok, I found this e-mail in the SPAM folder. Apparently gmail automatically decided it was a SPAM because it came from "support".

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


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    first of all congratulations, second I found very strange that it had not been recognized by your valuable contribution and have given the Forum :)

    Bye


    Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:19 AM
  • BTW, I see that label again disappearing from my profile. What gives? Isn't it weird? Up until recent forum's re-design I continued to contribute as much as possible + I recently started contributing more and more in TechNet Articles. So, now not an MVP and even not an MCC? That's discouraging.

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    Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:42 PM
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  • Hi Naomi,

    BTW, I see that label again disappearing from my profile. What gives? Isn't it weird? Up until recent forum's re-design I continued to contribute as much as possible + I recently started contributing more and more in TechNet Articles. So, now not an MVP and even not an MCC? That's discouraging.

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


    My blog
     

    My TechNet articles

    I saw, I also no longer see the badge MCC to my profile this morning, let's see what happens.

    Bye.


    Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:53 PM
  • I've seen a few people in the SP forums lose it recently too.

    And Naomi, how you're not an MVP, who knows. 


    Cheers,

    Steven Andrews

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    Friday, July 5, 2013 12:10 PM
  • Check this thread

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/92d58738-c63f-462e-bf59-e552afce68bf/naomis-mvp-nomination

    May be you can vote or nominate me through the MS channels?

    I found this whole MCC thing quite strange. When it was first announced, I received it about 7 or 8 months after it came into existence, way after many other people had it.

    Now I see many MSFT people show it - I believe the original idea was that MSFT employees can not have MCC as well. 

    And some very deserving folks (not only me) now don't show it. I don't understand what is behind this award then. 


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    Friday, July 5, 2013 2:32 PM
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  • The FAQ is not updated as it states:

    Q10. Are Microsoft employees eligible to Microsoft Community Contributors?

    A10. No.

    However, I now see many MSFT employees with that award. I believe there was someone here recently (the new manager) but I can not find that message now.


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


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    Friday, July 5, 2013 3:21 PM
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  • The FAQ is not updated as it states:

    Q10. Are Microsoft employees eligible to Microsoft Community Contributors?

    A10. No.

    However, I now see many MSFT employees with that award. I believe there was someone here recently (the new manager) but I can not find that message now.


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


    My blog


    My TechNet articles


    I think it was an MSFT called Amanda.  I'll check, it was on one of the threads in this forum.

    Cheers,

    Steven Andrews

    SharePoint Business Analyst

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    Friday, July 5, 2013 3:23 PM