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Hyperlinks in Stats? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When a user goes to their profile page it would be nice to be able to click on the header names of the sections to get to those type of pages. I would like to know how to visit those pages but I don't have a clue where to go. I don't mean necessarily "my" pages but rather the general locations (Forums, Galleries, TechNet Wiki & Blogs).

    Thank you for your time!!


    Chris Ward

    Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:46 PM

Answers

  • I still have no idea about TechNet Wiki editing, Galleries etc.! Does anyone outside of Microsoft know how to do this? Or, is it even possible for people who are not Microsoft employees or MVPs?

    I believe only people with a Microsoft email (mostly MSFT employees) can write a blog on blogs.msdn.com. Discussed here for example.

    The TechNet Wiki can be edited by anyone with a Windows Live ID.

    It seems there are several "galleries" that contribute to the stats in your profile. For example:

    Again, I believe you only need a Windows Live ID to contribute. I've only once commented on a Visual Studio add-on, and that showed up in my profile, so I can't be 100% sure about the first two links.

    It's all very confusing with the TechNet, MSDN and perhaps many other similar MSFT sites that are supposedly targeted for different audiences but look almost the same with only slight differences in links and such. I often end up looking for a link that seemed to be there just the other day just to realise I'm on a TechNet site instead of an MSDN one...

    As for the suggestion the OP made. Yes, a good idea. I had trouble finding the gallery item (and the gallery itself) I rated since the Activity tab only shows activity for a certain amount of time.

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:08 PM
    • Marked as answer by KCDW Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:02 PM
  • Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read and respond. Sipla thank you for the links. The links will help me get there at work until I forget where to find them. At home I can do whatever I want with them but at work they will eventually disappear.

    As far as the Forums are concerned I have made several suggestions but other than a few nice users agreeing they are good ideas and posting links, it seems like this forum is really just a void for ideas like an unmonitored email address. One can say what they want as changes but this has no effect in the real world. Those who could make changes here don't read these and are never aware of the users likes and dislikes. Fret!!! Please tell me I am wrong.

    Signed,

    Disappointed.


    Chris Ward

    • Marked as answer by KCDW Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:24 PM
  • Take also look at the top sticky thread in this forum with another venue for providing suggestions. May be this venue (Technet WiKi) will have better response. As far as I know, this particular forum is not moderated by Microsoft employees and I think Brent was talking about shutting it down at some point.

    So, most likely these suggestions are not even considered, which is a pity.


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


    My blog

    • Marked as answer by KCDW Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:30 PM
    Moderator

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  • Good suggestion!

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


    My blog

    Friday, July 6, 2012 12:57 AM
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  • +1

    Good suggestion.


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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:39 AM
  • I finally found out how to create an MSDN blog... To got this information (available from blogs.msdn.com), I had to search Google for "create MSDN blog"! I think this pretty much says it all. Even once you have this information, it still looks unbelievably complicated... A bit like working with the old version of "partners.microsoft.com" (the new version is somewhat better). Wouldn't be surprised if they were developed by the same people...

    I still have no idea about TechNet Wiki editing, Galleries etc.! Does anyone outside of Microsoft know how to do this? Or, is it even possible for people who are not Microsoft employees or MVPs?


    Matthew Slyman M.A. (Camb.)

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:26 PM
  • I still have no idea about TechNet Wiki editing, Galleries etc.! Does anyone outside of Microsoft know how to do this? Or, is it even possible for people who are not Microsoft employees or MVPs?

    I believe only people with a Microsoft email (mostly MSFT employees) can write a blog on blogs.msdn.com. Discussed here for example.

    The TechNet Wiki can be edited by anyone with a Windows Live ID.

    It seems there are several "galleries" that contribute to the stats in your profile. For example:

    Again, I believe you only need a Windows Live ID to contribute. I've only once commented on a Visual Studio add-on, and that showed up in my profile, so I can't be 100% sure about the first two links.

    It's all very confusing with the TechNet, MSDN and perhaps many other similar MSFT sites that are supposedly targeted for different audiences but look almost the same with only slight differences in links and such. I often end up looking for a link that seemed to be there just the other day just to realise I'm on a TechNet site instead of an MSDN one...

    As for the suggestion the OP made. Yes, a good idea. I had trouble finding the gallery item (and the gallery itself) I rated since the Activity tab only shows activity for a certain amount of time.

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:08 PM
    • Marked as answer by KCDW Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:02 PM
  • Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read and respond. Sipla thank you for the links. The links will help me get there at work until I forget where to find them. At home I can do whatever I want with them but at work they will eventually disappear.

    As far as the Forums are concerned I have made several suggestions but other than a few nice users agreeing they are good ideas and posting links, it seems like this forum is really just a void for ideas like an unmonitored email address. One can say what they want as changes but this has no effect in the real world. Those who could make changes here don't read these and are never aware of the users likes and dislikes. Fret!!! Please tell me I am wrong.

    Signed,

    Disappointed.


    Chris Ward

    • Marked as answer by KCDW Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:24 PM
  • Take also look at the top sticky thread in this forum with another venue for providing suggestions. May be this venue (Technet WiKi) will have better response. As far as I know, this particular forum is not moderated by Microsoft employees and I think Brent was talking about shutting it down at some point.

    So, most likely these suggestions are not even considered, which is a pity.


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


    My blog

    • Marked as answer by KCDW Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:54 PM
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:30 PM
    Moderator