What does it mean to Participate in the MSDN forums?

Greetings on this Beautiful Day!! Today we continue the Thursday Best Practices series with another article on Forums Life. In my day to day office life I come across various people who ask me the same question why do you contribute to the MSDN forums, what do you get out of it? Does it pay…


Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 6 – Let your Vote be Heard! (I wonder what it’s saying.)

Hello! This post continues the conversation in this series of blog posts: Forum Moderators Best Practices Part 1 – Behold the Forum Moderation Guide!!! Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 2 – Propose an answer and then mark it 7 days later Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 3 – Are you marking a third-party solution as the answer? Use…


Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 5 – Mark other peoples’ answers as much as possible!!!

Hello! This post continues the conversation in this series of blog posts: Forum Moderators Best Practices Part 1 – Behold the Forum Moderation Guide!!! Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 2 – Propose an answer and then mark it 7 days later Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 3 – Are you marking a third-party solution as the answer? Use…

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Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 4 – Ask the OPs to mark the answers on their question

    Hello! This post continues the conversation in this series of blog posts: This post is part of conversation in this series of blog posts: Forum Moderators Best Practices Part 1 – Behold the Forum Moderation Guide!!! Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 2 – Propose an answer and then mark it 7 days later Forum Moderation Best…

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Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 3 – Are you marking a third-party solution as the answer? Use caution!

  Hello! This post continues the conversation in this series of blog posts: Forum Moderators Best Practices Part 1 – Behold the Forum Moderation Guide!!! Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 2 – Propose an answer and then mark it 7 days later Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 3 – Are you marking a third-party solution as the answer?…

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Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 2- Propose an answer and then mark it 7 days later

Hello! This post continues the conversation from last week’s blog post: Forum Moderators Best Practices Part 1 – Behold the Forum Moderation Guide!!! Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 2 – Propose an answer and then mark it 7 days later Forum Moderation Best Practices Part 3 – Are you marking a third-party solution as the answer? Use caution!…

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Forum Moderators Best Practices Part 1 – Behold the Forum Moderation Guide!!!

Back in 2010, Anthony Mann, who helps moderate the Windows forums, migrated the TechNet/MSDN Forums Moderation Guide to TechNet Wiki. It’s worthy of an ebook. So he broke it up into different articles. Here is the TOC (it’s so big that we broke it into sections)… Forum Moderation Forum Moderation Overview Audience Terminology Roles and…

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Forum Best Practices: Protecting the crown jewels

For a long time the forums have been the last resort for people with high urgency questions, … And that’s fine, the forums are there to help each other… But in many of these highly critical situations, people are at the end of their breath, they don’t know where to go, or have tried many different things without result,…

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FORUM BEST PRACTICE: Remember the language barrier

Sometimes I read interviews, and it reminds me of important topics. This topic was sparked in this interview with Tibor: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/forumninjas/interview-with-microsoft-mvp-and-forum-moderator-tibor-karaszi/ Here’s the question in question (do you have questions about the question in question?)…   Do you have any tips for people answering questions on MSDN/TechNet Forums? Again, hopefully just common sense. Stay calm,…

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“Code Only” and “Link Only” Replies!

If you found a question without any reply, and you do not have enough time to write a complete reply, did you try to post only URL(s) or few line of code without any description? I think posting a piece of Code without any description is not good at all. But, links are useful if using…

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