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Should Microsoft allow points to be traded in for free Microsoft products? RRS feed

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  •        Since Microsoft receives free support in its forums by technically knowledgable people shouldn't those people be allowed to trade their points in for free Microsoft products? I think that Microsoft should award points a value towards purchasing Microsoft products.

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    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:27 PM

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  • Good suggestion.

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    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:02 PM
  • I like this idea :)

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    Friday, June 22, 2012 4:06 PM
  • Emmm... I'm not so sure.

    For discounts (or even rebates that's fraction of original price) it could be good, but for "free"? I think that'll only attract more trolls to come here.

    Monday, June 25, 2012 7:26 AM
  • Naomi N, with 140,421 points you should get stock options. :)

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    Friday, June 29, 2012 11:06 AM
  • Nah, that probably would make other forums go deserted/offended. Forum monopolization is not a good idea.

    Top contributors are already awarded Microsoft MVPs, which includes a lot of software from Microsoft (I don't get Microsoft Games, not sure what a Microsoft Game MVP would get). Given how many MVPs got awarded for there contributions elsewhere, Microsoft is doing a lot more than just awarding top users in its own forums.

    Declaimer: I am top 10 user of CSDN, a developer community with 18 million members. I am also a top 5% user on stackoverflow.



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    Monday, July 2, 2012 1:56 PM
  • Naomi N, with 140,421 points you should get stock options. :)

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    Good sense of humor :)

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    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 1:48 PM
  • Well, being top contributor in MSDN forum does not automatically equate to being MVP. 

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    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:56 PM