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TechNet Wiki: How to Earn Recognition Points and Achievement Medals
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:
Wiki Achievement Summary
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:
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