Do we still get Telerik points for answering forum questions?

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  1. Jon
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    Posted 17 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    I recently answered a question in the forums, but didn't get any points.  I also don't see this listed in the Telerik points page anymore.

    So, I just wanted to clarify if this has changed.

    Thanks!
  2. David
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    Posted 18 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Points? I had no idea we did or did not get points.  Assuming we do get points what the heck could you do with them?  I do not believe the new Porsche can be bought with 10,000,000 points.

    As to answering questions, why not provide help when you can.  Sharing knowledge tends to help all parties.
  3. Jon
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    Posted 20 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    If you have no idea what they are or what you do with them, why did you respond?

    Points can be used to get discounts on most Telerik products.  I've answered plenty of questions and will continue to do so.  As for the points, it used to be that if you responded and your response was marked as the answer, you could receive points.  It was a nice challenge to take a break and see if there was a question you could answer and earn some points.  I'm just curious if the points part has stopped.

    I'm seeing more and more Telerik questions being posted on Stack Overflow.  I'm thinking of answering questions there instead.  You definitely can't get anything for your points there.  But it's still fun to rack up points.
  4. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 21 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Jon,

    The forums are a place for sharing knowledge and ideas, in order to help each other out.
    We may award Telerik points for some posts in the forums as an exception if there is something exceptional about them (e.g., they share an extensive research, or offer a solution to/way to reproduce a complex problem, etc.), but this has not been a general practice for each post.
    I hope this answers your question.


    Regards,
    Marin Bratanov
    Telerik
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  5. Jon
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    Posted 21 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Hey Marin,

    I was asking specifically about answering forum questions, not simply posting (see heading and initial post).  Below is a quote from an older Telerik blog.  Maybe it's just no longer true.

    "*Note: People answering questions in the forums (with replies marked as answers) can earn Telerik points or MVP tokens which can be used for future discounts when upgrading/purchasing our controls or gain Telerik MVP status respectively. This stimulates developers to help each-other and thus becomes a 'natural extension' of the Telerik support service. "
  6. Rumen
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    Posted 24 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Indeed, the blog post is outdated and as Marin wrote Telerik points are given for exceptional contribution to the Telerik community, creation of new code library projects, blog posts for Telerik controls.

    Please, see this FAQ page for more information on how to earn Telerik points.

    Best regards,
    Rumen
    Telerik
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