Mar 20 2022 11:23 AM
Mar 20 2022 01:06 PM
Mar 20 2022 05:00 PM
Mar 21 2022 10:06 AM
Just as a reminder, this is the Tech Community and not the TechNet forums.
Yes, as part of the agreement MVPs have made with Microsoft, they are allowed to post links to their own blog content, which we don't allow for end users. That does not apply for other external links such as advertisements.
We appreciate the feedback and sorry it was difficult for you to find that content. If you go here and click the KBs tab, you'll find all the relevant information, but we'll take the visibility into account as we look into updates and changes.
Mar 21 2022 11:48 AM
Mar 21 2022 12:00 PM
@John-project Sorry if the rules aren't worded clear enough - we can certainly look into that for the future. However, we have not seen instances of MVPs posting anything other than their blog content.
Do you have specific examples of MVPs posting ads for their products and services?
If you see an instance of an MVP posting an ad, please let us know as that is not the intent here.
Mar 21 2022 12:34 PM
Mar 21 2022 12:48 PMSolution
@John-project Thanks for the additional context.
As stated, we understand that we should clarify those rules a little further for MVP involvement and we'll look into doing so.
However, Vadim Gerya is not a current MVP and any exemptions for MVP content only apply to current MVPs. Current MVPs have a green ring around their profile and are listed on mvp.microsoft.com. They did not misrepresent themselves as in their profile they indicate they were a Project MVP from 2010-2017.
That said, if you see content that looks like advertisements, feel free to click "Report Inappropriate Post," and we will look into it.
The intent of that rule - and as stated, we'll look into clarifying the text of the code of conduct - is to allow MVPs to share technical content and yes, there is some element of self-promotion in that it cross-links to their blogs, but the point should be more along the lines of, "Help solve this problem using this blog," rather than, "Hire me for my IT services." But even sharing the blog content only applies to current MVPs.