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What is Microsoft Social Forums?

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  • @Mike Laughlin How do you make signature like that you have with those bears?

    You can create a signature by going into the 'Quick Access' dropdown and selecting 'My settings'. There's a signature section there where you can use standard HTML.

    A word of caution though - if you're going to use an image, make sure you control the location it's linked from. The last thing you want is some third party site being able to break or change your image. Additionally, make sure it's small and non-intrusive. Some people don't like the concept of image signatures (especially animated ones).


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:35 PM
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  • I've seen there are hundreds of "Microsoft branded forums". Like Microsoft Community, TechNet, MSDN, O365.

    What is MS Social Forums?

    General forums that don't fall under the MSDN or TechNet brandings mostly.

    Some other product forums, such as Money and Streets and Trips, live there.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:42 PM
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  • So, if you have a PC question, this would be the right place?

    No, not really. The best place for general help is over on the Answers site here:

    Microsoft Community Forums

    Are you a moderator here?

    Yes, but only in this one particular forum (Forums Issues).


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:54 PM
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  • But what kind of questions are supposed to be answered here?

    What do you mean by 'here'? If you're asking about this forum in particular (which exists in all three brandings [TechNet, MSDN, and Microsoft]), we answer questions about the forums platform itself and it is also used to report problems with the platform.

    And how did you become a moderator here?

    I lurked here for months and learned the ropes. After I knew what I was talking about I started responding to questions. After awhile of doing that I was granted Answerer permissions, which was followed up with Moderator permissions about a year later.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:17 PM
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  • What is the purpose of having a community without a purpose?

    There are a few product forums there that do not exist in TechNet or MSDN. That's about it.

    Also, is it possible to contact MS from here?

    There are some MSFT employees who can be found in several of the TechNet/MSDN forums, but 99% of us are community members.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:02 PM
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  • OK! Do you know if it's possible to send an email to MSFT?

    There are contact options here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus


    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:10 PM
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  • Those are the Microsoft branded forums.

    Do you have a specific question about them?


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:28 PM
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  • @Mike Laughlin How do you make signature like that you have with those bears?
    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:30 PM
  • @Mike Laughlin How do you make signature like that you have with those bears?

    You can create a signature by going into the 'Quick Access' dropdown and selecting 'My settings'. There's a signature section there where you can use standard HTML.

    A word of caution though - if you're going to use an image, make sure you control the location it's linked from. The last thing you want is some third party site being able to break or change your image. Additionally, make sure it's small and non-intrusive. Some people don't like the concept of image signatures (especially animated ones).


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:35 PM
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  • I've seen there are hundreds of "Microsoft branded forums". Like Microsoft Community, TechNet, MSDN, O365.

    What is MS Social Forums?

    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:37 PM
  • I've seen there are hundreds of "Microsoft branded forums". Like Microsoft Community, TechNet, MSDN, O365.

    What is MS Social Forums?

    General forums that don't fall under the MSDN or TechNet brandings mostly.

    Some other product forums, such as Money and Streets and Trips, live there.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:42 PM
    Moderator
  • So, if you have a PC question, this would be the right place? Are you a moderator here?
    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:49 PM
  • So, if you have a PC question, this would be the right place?

    No, not really. The best place for general help is over on the Answers site here:

    Microsoft Community Forums

    Are you a moderator here?

    Yes, but only in this one particular forum (Forums Issues).


    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:54 PM
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  • But what kind of questions are supposed to be answered here? And how did you become a moderator here? ^_^
    Monday, March 14, 2016 12:55 PM
  • But what kind of questions are supposed to be answered here?

    What do you mean by 'here'? If you're asking about this forum in particular (which exists in all three brandings [TechNet, MSDN, and Microsoft]), we answer questions about the forums platform itself and it is also used to report problems with the platform.

    And how did you become a moderator here?

    I lurked here for months and learned the ropes. After I knew what I was talking about I started responding to questions. After awhile of doing that I was granted Answerer permissions, which was followed up with Moderator permissions about a year later.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:17 PM
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  • I'm referring to the Microsoft Social Community.
    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:40 PM
  • And how did you become a moderator here? ^_^

    This one might also help.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5843.how-to-become-an-msdn-or-technet-forum-moderatoranswerer.aspx

     For clarity / search-ability it is better to limit each thread to a single question or topic.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.




    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:45 PM
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  • I'm referring to the Microsoft Social Community.

    You'll need to look over the available forum listing to see what is discussed there.

    Click the [view all] link next to the word 'Forums' and you'll see what topics are available.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:49 PM
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  • I don't get it. This community has the old Microsoft logo, and it looks like it's closed. What is the purpose of it?
    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:51 PM
  • I don't get it. This community has the old Microsoft logo, and it looks like it's closed. What is the purpose of it?

    Basically nothing.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:55 PM
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  • What is the purpose of having a community without a purpose? Also, is it possible to contact MS from here?
    Monday, March 14, 2016 1:58 PM
  • What is the purpose of having a community without a purpose? Also, is it possible to contact MS from here?

    When a forum is closed it is archived and set to read-only mode so no new posts but still searchable.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:01 PM
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  • What is the purpose of having a community without a purpose?

    There are a few product forums there that do not exist in TechNet or MSDN. That's about it.

    Also, is it possible to contact MS from here?

    There are some MSFT employees who can be found in several of the TechNet/MSDN forums, but 99% of us are community members.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:02 PM
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  • OK! Do you know if it's possible to send an email to MSFT?
    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:07 PM
  • OK! Do you know if it's possible to send an email to MSFT?

    There are contact options here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus


    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:10 PM
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  • The team handling forum issues, website development and things like that :)
    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:14 PM
  • The team handling forum issues, website development and things like that :)

    I have no idea. That's an extremely wide breadth of scope.


    Monday, March 14, 2016 2:25 PM
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  • The team handling forum issues, website development and things like that :)

    fissues at Microsoft. Are you just going to mention what was mentioned here? Because the answers given are solid here.

    Thanks!


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