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Recognition Points show how successful you are in the MSDN/TechNet community. It tells people how trusted of a source you are. So if someone says something, and they've got 100,000+ Recognition Points, and someone disagrees who has 35 Recognition Points, who are you going to believe? Boom.
You get Recognition Points by being successful... In Forums that comes when your posts are marked as answers and when folks vote for them as Helpful. In Gallery that comes from the amount of downloads your contributions have and when folks rate your code snippet/download. In Blogs that comes with views and when people rate the blog posts highly. And in Wiki they come with views when an article that you either authored or edited gets a certain number of views.
Achievement Medals show your accomplishments. Where Recognition Points focus on the QUALITY of what you do, the Achievement Medals focus on the QUANTITY of what you do... so you can try to collect them all. As you'll see, you get quick wins with the Bronze Medals, but the Gold Medals take a little more work.
Example of the TechNet Wiki Achievement Medals:
|New Wiki Contributor||1x Create Article||Published your first article as a Wiki
|Wiki Contributor II||10x Create Article
|Published multiple, quality Wiki articles.
|Wiki Contributor III||50x Create Article
|Demonstrated an on-going commitment to high
quality Wiki contributions.
|New Wiki Editor||1x Edit Article||Made your first revision to a Wiki
|Wiki Editor II||25x Edits
10x500 Page Views
|Made multiple edits which contributed to continued community engagement.|
|Wiki Editor III||100x Edits
20x500 Page Views
|Demonstrated an on-going commitment to
providing meaningful revisions to the Wiki.
|New Wiki Commentator||1x Comment||Posted your first comment to a Wiki
|Wiki Commentator II||35x Comments||Contributed multiple comments to Wiki
|Wiki Commentator III||100x Comments||Demonstrated an on-going commitment to
participation in the Wiki community.
|Wiki Community Editor||10x Revision Comments||Revised multiple articles and contributed
comments for your revisions
|Wiki Community Editor II||50x Revision Comments||Demonstrated an on-going dedication to the
quality of the Wiki through multiple edits with comments.
|Wiki Ninja||500x Create Article||Demonstrated an uncanny commitment to the
success of the Wiki. Thank you!
|Wiki Ninja Master||1000x Create Article||Demonstrated a superhuman commitment to the
success of the Wiki. Amazing!
|Wiki Ninja Supreme||2000x Create Article||You are the Ninja Supreme of all that is Wiki.
Click here for more information about how to earn specific Achievement Medals (for all the MSDN & TechNet social apps).
You can also find a lot more information about how to earn Achievement Medals and Recogntion Points on TechNet Wiki:
- User Ed