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  • Yesterday I noticed MCC listed in my profile, was not sure what it was so I Googled it and it said this meant Microsoft Community Contruibuter. Was there until about two hours ago now it's not in my profile nor next to my name as it was several hours ago.

    Any idea why it was there and now it's gone?


    KSG



    Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:31 PM

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  • May want to ask them at mailto:MCCGA@Microsoft.com

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

     

     

     


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    Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:44 PM
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  • I think this happened to a few people (myself included) over the past 48 hours.  As a stab in the dark I would think you may have qualified for the award but the badges were given in error as you are supposed to get an email for you to accept first.
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:52 PM
  • I did look at the FAQ page but found nothing that would indicate a reason for me seeing MCC yesterday morning then roughly 24 hours later it does not show up. Seems like emailing them is the best idea.

    Thanks


    KSG

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:58 PM
  • I think this happened to a few people (myself included) over the past 48 hours.  As a stab in the dark I would think you may have qualified for the award but the badges were given in error as you are supposed to get an email for you to accept first.

    That makes sense especially if it happened to you and others. Thanks for the thought, will have to see what transpires.

    KSG

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:01 PM
  • I was just wondering myself what has become of the (MCC) badge?  I've had it myself for quite a long time but I'm not seeing it any more. 

    I thought perhaps because I've been forthcoming in sharing my own (sometimes negative) opinions of recent Microsoft developments rather than being a fanboy that I might have been stripped of the title, and frankly I wouldn't mind one bit - I'm not here for titles. 

    But it seems odd that the (MCC) badge appears to have just quietly disappeared from everywhere.

     

    -Noel


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    Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:08 PM
  • Form what I understand the MCC program was put on hold for the past 6 months or so while they implemented some sort of automated recognition system.  It looks like this work is nearing completion but a few teething problems are still being ironed out.

    There are a couple of threads in this forum on the subject: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Profile/threads

    Steve

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:18 PM
  • About a month ago the MCC program came back to live. Many people (myself included) were given that award (which is now 3 months in duration only) and the only recognition is the badge. However, this badge did not appear for me and for many other people who recently received that e-mail (BTW, my own e-mail went into SPAM folder and if I would not send inquiry to the MCC coordinator, I would think I was left out again as it happened with the first round of awards, when I was awarded very late in the cycle).

    Anyway, since the badge didn't appear, we complained to the coordinator and this is the latest I heard from him

    First, I wanted to address the question pertaining to the badge not appearing in the community.  With the new re-launch of the Microsoft Community Contributor badge, we are steadily adding the badge next to the names of those who’ve received the recognition.  In the process of this change, there was a small operational bug that prevented a limited number of Microsoft Community Contributors from seeing the badge.  A member of our team has personally taken to remedy this issue as soon as possible.  This, hands down, is our top priority, because it’s a primary component of being recognized.

    I received this e-mail last Friday. I sent another letter since then, which didn't get a response. So far, no badges were given to the people who got the award in the middle of October although this is the only way this award is useful now.


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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 12:38 AM
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  • About a month ago the MCC program came back to live. Many people (myself included) were given that award (which is now 3 months in duration only) and the only recognition is the badge. However, this badge did not appear for me and for many other people who recently received that e-mail (BTW, my own e-mail went into SPAM folder and if I would not send inquiry to the MCC coordinator, I would think I was left out again as it happened with the first round of awards, when I was awarded very late in the cycle).

    Anyway, since the badge didn't appear, we complained to the coordinator and this is the latest I heard from him

    First, I wanted to address the question pertaining to the badge not appearing in the community.  With the new re-launch of the Microsoft Community Contributor badge, we are steadily adding the badge next to the names of those who’ve received the recognition.  In the process of this change, there was a small operational bug that prevented a limited number of Microsoft Community Contributors from seeing the badge.  A member of our team has personally taken to remedy this issue as soon as possible.  This, hands down, is our top priority, because it’s a primary component of being recognized.

    I received this e-mail last Friday. I sent another letter since then, which didn't get a response. So far, no badges were given to the people who got the award in the middle of October although this is the only way this award is useful now.


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    That is completely understandable, should I simple wait say a week and see what happens or email them?

    KSG

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:26 AM
  • Did you receive an e-mail in the beginning of October? I'd say, there is nothing wrong in e-mailing. The more often we complain, the more chances it will be resolved in the timely manner.

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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:38 AM
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  • Did you receive an e-mail in the beginning of October? I'd say, there is nothing wrong in e-mailing. The more often we complain, the more chances it will be resolved in the timely manner.

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    Nothing came in regular email but could have gone to junk mail and very possible I removed it without realizing it was important or Norton removed it.

    KSG

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:22 AM
  • In this case I suggest to check with MCC coordinator first - did you receive it this cycle or not.

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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:23 AM
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  • In this case I suggest to check with MCC coordinator first - did you receive it this cycle or not.

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    Will do, thanks for your input.

    KSG

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:31 AM
  • I've seen the same thing as you do. Just a minute ago I saw MCC near Huan's name http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/transactsql/thread/a71b66d7-9b3f-4a4d-9410-dc25cf484179

    Right now it shows without MCC. 


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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 3:35 AM
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  • Actually, in the threads list I see MCC near his name, but it does not appear when I drill down to the thread http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/transactsql/thread/af706d00-2bf0-4741-b17a-0b82b14ce58a

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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 3:43 AM
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  • Actually, in the threads list I see MCC near his name, but it does not appear when I drill down to the thread http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/transactsql/thread/af706d00-2bf0-4741-b17a-0b82b14ce58a

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    The same exact thing happened to me, saw MCC (spelled out) near my name in a thread but not under the section on the right with my profile. I logged out, logged back in and MCC that was near my name in the thread was also gone.

    BTW I e-mailed them and rec'd a two business day time for them to respond.


    KSG


    Sunday, November 11, 2012 3:57 AM
  • The list of current awardees is at https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/current-recipients.aspx

    FWIW, George1009 (a fellow WGA specialist) was re-awarded in October - and is on the list - but his MCC 'badge' seems to have gone AWOL last week sometime.

    I'll get him to contact MCCGA and see what happens.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, November 12, 2012 11:57 AM
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  • This list only reflects people who opted to be put in that list. In other words, if you explicitly not agree to appear in that list, your name will not appear, therefore this is not a complete list.

    BTW, I e-mailed few times more and didn't get responses. Last response was on Friday 2 weeks ago that someone from the team is working to show badge for awarded people. Nothing happened since then.

    Same as here with 'Unexpected error' problem. It's been a month or more since the errors started to show and they still show - like right now.


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    Monday, November 12, 2012 12:37 PM
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  • last weekend the MCC award did appear besides my name but now it had disappeared again even I'm still listened in the list.

    In addition I've a different question related to MCC award.

    some Microsoft pages about MCC mentioned that MCC member get a 1-year subscription to the Microsoft Press E-Reference Library.

    • REWARD: The reward is a "small benefit": the award status in your TechNet/MSDN profile and a 12-month subscription to the Microsoft Press E-Reference Library. The MCC award ends after one year.

    is this benefit still available or is that page out of date (as it even mention one year  award and not only 3 month).


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    Monday, November 12, 2012 6:00 PM
  • I think that this reward is no longer available. This award is now completely worthless and the only worth is supposed to be that badge. However, due to some internal bug this badge does not appear. I suspect none of the people awarded recently (in October) did get the award to show.

    You may want to e-mail MCC coordinator and ask him these questions and post back his response if any. My few last inquiries are left unanswered, but I suspect the more people will try to get some answers, the better chances are of fixing the bug and receiving an answer. 


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    Monday, November 12, 2012 6:05 PM
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  • Just checked and it appears MCC is back next to my name/picture but not in the list (and understand as per Naomi post) as I never got an email from the program.

    KSG

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:03 AM
  • You need to get the e-mail so you can add your name to the list.

    By the way, as always I don't see these same MCC letters near my name! Perhaps it's because I complained too much :)

    And of course, I got 'Unexpected error' while trying to post this message. Why I am not surprised!

    BTW, looks like practically everyone did get MCC, but me!


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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:03 AM
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  • You need to get the e-mail so you can add your name to the list.

    By the why, as always I don't see these same MCC letters near my name! Perhaps it's because I complained too much :)

    And of course, I got 'Unexpected error' while trying to post this message. Why I am not surprised!

    BTW, looks like practically everyone did get MCC, but me!


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    I did send them an email indicating I have not gotten a e-mail a few hours ago.

    KSG

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:00 AM
  • Ok, hopefully you'll get a response. I do not get responses on my e-mails nor did I get the MCC near my name. The only proof I got it is in that e-mail I fished from the SPAM folder.

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:26 PM
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  • Ok, hopefully you'll get a response. I do not get responses on my e-mails nor did I get the MCC near my name. The only proof I got it is in that e-mail I fished from the SPAM folder.

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    First off thanks again for you assistance in this matter. Secondly in regards to you not having the MCC, I agree that it is strange especially from looking at what you have done here along with being a moderator, safe to say seems like you should have MVP near your name.

    KSG

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:59 PM
  • The following might be of interest.

    After several failed attempts for me to receive the welcome email thru my Comcast account the MCC admin asked if I had another email account to try. Gave them my Gmail account and did receive the welcome email. Interesting things is there are no issues with me receiving forum alerts at all via my Comcast account.


    KSG

    Friday, November 16, 2012 12:23 AM
  • That may be a case for some other people as well. My problem got resolved in the meantime so I am only now waiting an answer on email I sent in regards to MS employee with that badge. And it will be interesting to know why couple of deserving folks don't show this badge - could it be because they never sent e-mail to MCC coordinator or were somehow left out?

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    Friday, November 16, 2012 12:28 AM
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  • Heh, everyone got their (MCC) back but me.

    I guess I don't love Windows 8 enough.  ;-)

     

    -Noel


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    Friday, November 16, 2012 2:35 AM
  • Did you get your email in October? If you did, send email to MCC coordinator.

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    Friday, November 16, 2012 2:48 AM
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  • Heh, everyone got their (MCC) back but me.

    I guess I don't love Windows 8 enough.  ;-)

    -Noel


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    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options


    Perhaps you need to do what I did, send them an email and have the welcome e-mail resent.

    KSG

    Friday, November 16, 2012 3:31 AM
  • I found 2 cases of MSFT employee (contingent stuff) showing MCC badge. The FAQ states that MSFT employee can not be MCC. I reported both cases, but didn't receive anything in regards to the first case (second I reported just now).

    The question is - is it OK or against the rules?

    Got 'Unexpected error' trying to post this.

    UPDATE. On my latest report got a reply that they are going to look into it.


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    Friday, November 16, 2012 5:03 PM
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  • Perhaps you need to do what I did, send them an email and have the welcome e-mail resent.

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the badge means nothing to me.  People are helped by my posts whether or not there's some kind of useless award next to my name.  It's not like Microsoft gives out Windows licenses to MCC members for helping thousands of their users for free.

     

       

    -Noel


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    Friday, November 16, 2012 8:22 PM
  • That's a good suggestion to make the award worth of something :) Say, free MSDN or Windows version will be nice.

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    Friday, November 16, 2012 8:35 PM
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  • That's a good suggestion to make the award worth of something :) Say, free MSDN or Windows version will be nice.


    that would really be cool but I think it remains a dream only.


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    Saturday, November 17, 2012 9:36 PM
  • Those "promotions" were bestowed on me without asking me whether I actually wanted the honors first.  I sure they meant well.  Trouble is, I don't have a desire to help Microsoft manage their forums without being paid for it.  Contributing technical support help to their customers for free should be enough.

     

    -Noel


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    Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:36 PM
  • If you don't want to be a moderator in a particular forum, just post a separate thread and I am sure you will be demoted.

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    Sunday, November 25, 2012 3:13 PM
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  • Thanks, Naomi.  I've already contacted Ed Price.

     

    -Noel


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    Sunday, November 25, 2012 3:28 PM