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hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
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Re: Congratulations January 2013 MVP Awards & Re-Awardees!!!

Corrine now that is very cool and thanks for having everyones back
G
»securitygarden.blogspot.com/2013···wfd.html

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Triple Helix
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Re: Congratulations January 2013 MVP Awards & Re-Awardees!!!

said by Corrine:

Actually, G, this is the link to the updated Microsoft MVP site: »mvp.microsoft.com/en-US/Pages/default.aspx

For whatever its worth, the names mentioned above do have public profiles and I believe all have announced being awarded again in 2013. (Our area had a rather traumatic end to 2013, which influenced my "announcement": 2013 - Microsoft MVP, Pay it Forward, #WWFD.)

What a nice personal story Corrine you posted on your Blog!

Daniel
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DownTheShore
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Re: Congratulations January 2013 MVP Awards & Re-Awardees!!!

Pardon my confusion, but what's such a big deal about the MVP award that people would want it to be secret? Are they ashamed of being named? Are they awarded a million dollars and are afraid of being robbed? Are they afraid that they are going to be kidnapped by tech terrorists and forced to build a computer that will take over the world?

It seems to be a worthy reward for good work, not something that should require secrecy and skullduggery.

Congrats to all the awardees.
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Link Logger
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said by DownTheShore:

Pardon my confusion, but what's such a big deal about the MVP award that people would want it to be secret? Are they ashamed of being named?

Not me, but I don't tend to keep a lot of secrets.

said by DownTheShore:

Are they awarded a million dollars and are afraid of being robbed?

Not a cash award so robbery is unlikely, however my Gadgeteer based home security devices are always on the look out for fresh meat to obliterate.

said by DownTheShore:

Are they afraid that they are going to be kidnapped by tech terrorists and forced to build a computer that will take over the world?

Maybe, I was kidnapped on my way to a conference once, fortunately it was a 'friendly' government, but that was before I was an MVP and the guise was to build a computer what would prevent someone from taking over the world.

said by DownTheShore:

It seems to be a worthy reward for good work, not something that should require secrecy and skullduggery.

I don't know why a lot of people do what they do, but Microsoft does try to obligate their wishes, but I'm always up for a little skulldugger

Blake

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Vendor: Author of Link Logger which is a traffic analysis and firewall logging tool


hayc59
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said by DownTheShore:

Pardon my confusion, but what's such a big deal about the MVP award that people would want it to be secret? Are they ashamed of being named? Are they awarded a million dollars and are afraid of being robbed? Are they afraid that they are going to be kidnapped by tech terrorists and forced to build a computer that will take over the world?

It seems to be a worthy reward for good work, not something that should require secrecy and skullduggery.

Congrats to all the awardees.

Its something so cool you want to share it and very rewarding
I personally have not run into anyone that wants to keep it a secret
the cash is rather over whelming
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pieter arntz

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Even if I wanted to, I couldn't keep a secret for 10 years.
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Cudni
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reply to hayc59

Congratulations on a well deserved award

Cudni



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said by DownTheShore:

Pardon my confusion, but what's such a big deal about the MVP award that people would want it to be secret?

For some, it's not about keeping the award secret but about keeping the PII behind the award a secret, especially in the security arena where enemies with a wide reach do materialize.
said by DownTheShore:

Are they ashamed of being named?

Not shame, just a real concern over physical safety.

said by DownTheShore:

Are they afraid that they are going to be kidnapped by tech terrorists and forced to build a computer that will take over the world?

Humor noted.
said by DownTheShore:

Congrats to all the awardees.

+1


Littlem129
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reply to hayc59

Congratulations to all the winners!!!



Dustyn
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reply to Steve

Does this site still award MVMs or has this stopped?...
If BBR does, is it announced?



planet

join:2001-11-05
Oz
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reply to hayc59

Congratulations MVP people!! So glad you are on our side.


goretsky

join:2001-11-05
Colorado Springs, CO

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reply to hayc59

Hello,

Thank you.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky



dp
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Greensburg, PA
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reply to hayc59

No secrets here, thank you



TheJoker
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reply to hayc59

Congratulations to all, well done!!


goretsky

join:2001-11-05
Colorado Springs, CO

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reply to DownTheShore

Hello,

In some parts of the world, it is considered poor form to announce that one received such an award because it is considered bragging (at the same time, it is okay for parents or older relatives to announce such things).

There are also other cultures, where an employee is expected to give 100% of their productive time to their employer, and outside activities are frowned upon unless they are in a completely different sphere from one's employment.

Example: If someone was a fireman and received an MVP Award, it would be okay with their employer because that person probably did not spend all their time working on computers for their employer. On the other hand, if they were employed as a programmer, system administrator or other developer or IT-related activity, it would be mean they were not focused fully on the success of their employer, and would be considered a negative.

There is also the case where an employer might frown on an employee being awarded for other reasons. See the following article from Ars Technica for an example of that: Google tells employee: you can no longer be a Microsoft MVP. As someone whose day job is at a competitor to Microsoft, I am somewhat sympathetic to Google's position, however, my employer also cooperates with Microsoft (and, for that matter, Google) and my receiving the award benefits not just Microsoft and myself, but my employer as well, who gains from having the additional expertise on staff. I really think that Google's decision in that case was a poor one.

In my case, I am happy to be recognized and re-awarded by Microsoft; like Corrine, I am a big proponent of paying it forward and this comes as a validation that I have done things which are genuinely useful and helpful to my fellow computer users.

By the way, I work in the security field (even though my MVP Awards have been in sister fields, networking and operating systems) and, in this field, one does deal with criminals and their actions in a very real-world fashion: In 2011, a colleague of mine had his son kidnapped and another had his daughter returned in 2010 after being held for five years.

Anyways, I hope this answers your questions.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

said by DownTheShore:

Pardon my confusion, but what's such a big deal about the MVP award that people would want it to be secret? Are they ashamed of being named? Are they awarded a million dollars and are afraid of being robbed? Are they afraid that they are going to be kidnapped by tech terrorists and forced to build a computer that will take over the world?

It seems to be a worthy reward for good work, not something that should require secrecy and skullduggery.

Congrats to all the awardees.

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