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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The good MGA question and how to post it.

Posting a good WGA question – a how-to guide, with the reasons behind the requests!   Background: There are two acronyms which I tend to use almost interchangeably – WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) and MGA (Microsoft Genuine Advantage). Both refer to Microsoft’s technologies and surrounding procedures to reduce the level of pirated software on the…

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Microsoft Forums URL address format

Good day, I have small tip for you today. Did you know that understanding the URL format will give you the power to find forums that you didn’t even know exist? Moreover, by understanding the URL format you can learn a lot about the forums that you are using. In this post I would like to…

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Getting the best out of your forum signature

This post has also been published as a TechNet Wiki article on: http://aka.ms/forumsignature. Surf to the Wiki article, and feel free to add more useful hints and tips to get the best out of your forum signature. Introduction When you participate in the forums, by creating a new discussion or question, or responding to a question/discussion, you’ll…

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How to get the maximum return on your forum question?

This post is a more generalized version of the Wiki article I initially posted for asking questions in the FIM/MIM Forum. [EDIT] To allow continuous improvement of this topic and integration of community feedback, the current post has been published on TNWiki too: https://aka.ms/asktherightquestion Abstract Whether you’re a first time user or a long-time expert,…

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