MVP title suspended due to NDA
April 6, 2010 10 Comments
Three days back I went to the BizTalk forums and noticed my MVP tag was removed. I thought of some bug in the forum as the tag was entered after 45-50 days after getting my award so I couldn’t believe that something was wrong with my account. Then I went to my MVP profile and was happy to see that it was still there. I couldn’t login into my profile then certainly I noticed with my email a message saying “SuspendedforNDA-” with my email address and I was completely freaked out.
The NDA (non disclosure agreement) are for MVP’s to abide by the points in the agreement. I did accept the electronic version of the agreement but that agreement is valid upto 3 months which is over now. I was suppose to sign the hard copy of NDA which I was about to receive with my MVP award kit. Unfortunately I didn’t receive it. Why? Again the reason is wierd It was re-routed by my regional MVP lead as he received it from Microsoft. I was given the tracking number of the shipment company but that tracking number was invalid. You must be wondering what a luck I have 😀 I contacted the tracking company the first thing they ask is the tracking number which was invalid and they told me to contact the source.
I sent about 10 emails on the follow up of the award kit but at the end I gave up and since then the end result is here. My MVP title is suspended until I sign the hard copy of the NDA and send it back. There is a global MVP support email address for the MVPs which is the only point of contact other than the regional MVP lead. I was informed that I will receive another MVP award kit as I didn’t receive it. For God’s sake please find another way not that again. I know it will take 2 more months and on the forums where I like the MVP tag will come after another 2 more months. After that my MVP renewal time will come and the cycle will repeat again.
Please God, Please Microsoft help this poor MVP.