What are Recognition Points and Achievement Medals?

 

Recognition Points

Recognition Points show how successful you are in the MSDN/TechNet community. It tells people how trusted a source you are.  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 finally (and most importantly), in Wiki they come in views when an article that you either authored or edited gets a certain number of views:

First, the article you authored reached one out of 10 possible page view milestones. The various milestones range between 500 and 1 million page views. Then you get between +5 to +2500 Recognition Points.

Second, the article you edited reached one out of 10 possible page view milestones. The various milestones range between 500 and 1 million page views. You are eligible to receive a portion of an available set of points, depending upon your edit quantity and the milestone reached. Then you get between +1 to +250 Recognition Points.

Wiki Activity Point Summary

Trigger Points



(Create)
Points



(Update)
Activity Message (original author)
Article viewed 500 times 5 1 The article has achieved its 15 minutes of fame. Congratulations!
Article viewed 1,000 times 10 1 The article has reached the critical mass. Well done!
Article viewed 3,000 times 25 3 The article is pulling away from the pack. Way to go!
Article viewed 5,000 times 30 3 The article has possibly gone viral. This is full of win!
Article viewed 10,000 times 50 5 The article has become an interwebs sensation. Epic!
Article viewed 20,000 times 150 15 The article has become a global phenomenon. Smile for the cameras!
Article viewed 50,000 times 200 20 The article has possibly become Kind of a Big Deal.
Article viewed 100,000 times 250 25 The article is officially the Greatest Thing Ever. Congratulations!
Article viewed 500,000 times 1,000 100 The article is Setting World Records. Incredible!
Article viewed 1,000,000 times 2,500 250 The article has discovered the end of the internet. You win, congratulations.
Article is published 0 0 Contributed a new article [@PAGE_URL|@PAGE_TITLE] to the TechNet Wiki.
Edit is made to an article 0 0 Updated the article [@PAGE_URL|@PAGE_TITLE] on the TechNet Wiki
Comment is left on an article 0 0 Commented on the article [@PAGE_URL|@PAGE_TITLE] on the TechNet Wiki
Comment is left with an edit to an article 0 0 Commented on the article [@PAGE_URL|@PAGE_TITLE] on the TechNet Wiki

Achievement Medals

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.

Here's what you can get for TechNet Wiki...

BRONZE:

  • New Wiki Editor - 1 Edited Wiki Article
  • New Wiki Contributor - 1 New Wiki Article
  • New Wiki Commentator - 1 Wiki Comment

SILVER:

  • Wiki Editor II - 25 Edited Wiki Articles, & 10 of those Wiki Articles Receive 500 Page Views
  • Wiki Contributor II - 10 New Wiki Articles, & 6 of those Wiki Articles Receive 500 Page Views
  • Wiki Community Editor - 10 Revision Comments (to explain your edits)
  • Wiki Commentator II - 35 Wiki Comments

GOLD:

  • Wiki Commentator III - 100 Wiki Comments
  • Wiki Community Editor II - 50 Revision Comments
  • Wiki Editor III - 100 Edited Wiki Articles, & 20 of those Wiki Articles Receive 500 Page Views
  • Wiki Contributor III - 50 New Wiki Articles, & 20 of those Wiki Articles Receive 500 Page Views
  • Wiki Ninja - 500 New Wiki Articles
  • Wiki Ninja Master - 1,000 New Wiki Articles  (no one has this yet)
  • Wiki Ninja Supreme - 2,000 New Wiki Articles

Wiki Achievement Summary

Achievement Medal Trigger Description
New Wiki Contributor Ícone de realização Bronze

1x Create Article Published your first article as a Wiki contributor.
Wiki Contributor II Ícone de realização Silver

10x Create Article

6x500 Page Views
Published multiple, quality Wiki articles.
Wiki Contributor III Ícone de realização Gold

50x Create Article

20x500 Page Views
Demonstrated an on-going commitment to high quality Wiki contributions.
New Wiki Editor Ícone de realização Bronze

1x Edit Article Made your first revision to a Wiki article.
Wiki Editor II Ícone de realização Silver

25x Edits

10x500 Page Views
Made multiple edits which contributed to continued community engagement.
Wiki Editor III Ícone de realização Gold

100x Edits

20x500 Page Views
Demonstrated an on-going commitment to providing meaningful revisions to the Wiki.
New Wiki Commentator Ícone de realização Bronze

1x Comment Posted your first comment to a Wiki article.
Wiki Commentator II Ícone de realização Silver

35x Comments Contributed multiple comments to Wiki articles.
Wiki Commentator III Ícone de realização Gold

100x Comments Demonstrated an on-going commitment to participation in the Wiki community.
Wiki Community Editor Ícone de realização Silver

10x Revision Comments Revised multiple articles and contributed comments for your revisions
Wiki Community Editor II Ícone de realização Gold

50x Revision Comments Demonstrated an on-going dedication to the quality of the Wiki through multiple edits with comments.
Wiki Ninja Ícone de realização Gold

500x Create Article Demonstrated an uncanny commitment to the success of the Wiki. Thank you!
Wiki Ninja Master Ícone de realização Gold

1000x Create Article Demonstrated a superhuman commitment to the success of the Wiki. Amazing!
Wiki Ninja Supreme Ícone de realização Gold

2000x Create Article You are the Ninja Supreme of all that is Wiki. Simply incredible!

Click here for more info about how to earn specific Achievement Medals (for all the social tools).

See this list on TechNet Wiki of the medals (it's a different way to organize the same list, so it might be easier to read).

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