MVP forums

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by nasirmajor, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. nasirmajor

    nasirmajor Guest

    nasirmajor, Jul 11, 2006
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  2. nasirmajor

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    my quetions is : which newsgroups and online communities are most
    If any are 'preferred' then I guess the microsoft.public newsgroups. You
    might also consider the forums at and
    Guest, Jul 11, 2006
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  3. rer:
    Some MVPs have been awarded for participation in mailing lists, too,
    and some for community-building efforts.

    In general, you will get more easily noticed if you participate
    in forums, mailing lists or newsgroups where MVPs hang out.

    That's because, for the most part, nominations to be awarded as an MVP are made by MVPs.

    Also, remember that there's many MVP categories.

    You could also post to forums like :
    which caters to Visual Studio-related technologies.
    Juan T. Llibre, Jul 11, 2006
  4. There are many ways to get involved in the community. Starting a blog
    (, writing technical guides
    ( and helping users out in the various
    newsgroups and forums are generally the best way to help others. There's no
    "best" place - any MVP or Microsoft employee can nominate someone else for
    an MVP award, so if these people hang out where you're helping, I'm sure
    you'll get noticed. Generally speaking, for ASP.NET, Leon is correct, and these newsgroups are heavily populated with Microsoft
    employees and MVPs.

    It takes a while before you become eligible to be an MVP - generally over a
    year. It's probably safe to say that if you help out for the purpose of
    becoming an MVP, you'll get frustrate well before you are ever considered...

    Karl Seguin [MVP], Jul 11, 2006
  5. nasirmajor

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    It takes a while before you become eligible to be an MVP - generally over a
    Agreed. If you like helping out and know what you're talking about then you
    might get nominated, but thinking you can just fire off loads of responses
    over a couple of weeks to become an MVP will lead to disappointment.

    And you have to keep it up! I lost my MVP when I lost newsgroup access at my
    new job due to a restrictive firewall and proxy server. Managed to convince
    them to allow acces now though :)
    Guest, Jul 11, 2006
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