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I am an "LOL" MVP for MSN Messenger! - and other graphics fun

UPDATE: Based on comments I've added a few more images if anyone wants to use them - thanks for the feedback!

I was talking with Alex Papadimoulis on IM tonight and we somehow got on the topic of how (...hmmm...I know this is a sensitive subject so I'll try to be nice here) certain MVP's sometimes give out less than "great" answers on various newsgroups and forums. Now, I know at least a dozen MVP's personally so this is in no way an attack on them - just some attempt at humor. Please, nobody take themselves too seriously with this one.

Anyway - I told him that because of my efforts on the microsoft.public.msn.leetspeak group and through my efforts to bring 13375p34k to the masses, Microsoft recognized me by awarding me with the "LOL" MVP for MSN Messenger designation. All that time spent ROFLing, WTFing, A/S/Ling and OMGHI2Uing has finally paid off. Since I had IconWorkshop and Photoshop fired up at the moment I decided to make myself a little logo real quick. So, there you have it:

I'm going to leave this up my blog links under "flair" (Office Space reference). For all the other non-MVP's - feel free to steal it and use it on your blog, too. For Alex, he was awarded MVP for MS Paintbrush - so I made him a logo too:


If you'd like me to make you an MVP Logo for your blog (instead of using one of these) let me know and I'll see what I can do!

Posted: Nov 12 2005, 11:53 PM by jamauss | with 46 comment(s)
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Frans Bouma said:

Don't laugh, but there are actually a couple of MSN MVP's... :)
# November 13, 2005 6:23 AM

David Findley said:

A MVP logo for solitare would be kinda funny as well. I'm my own MVP! or I'm an SOL MVP.
# November 13, 2005 7:44 AM

David Findley said:

Oh one more thing: I'm sure when you said "photoshop" you really meant "MS Expression Graphic Designer" aka Acrylic.

just kidding.
# November 13, 2005 7:47 AM

Stefano Demiliani said:

I want to be an MVP for Notepad! :)
# November 13, 2005 8:14 AM

Scott Allen said:

It's the XBOX MVPs who make the real sacrifices.
# November 13, 2005 9:23 AM

Emrah ÖZcan said:

I want to be the MVP for C#! (:))
# November 13, 2005 2:34 PM

BradC said:

Heh. Minesweeper mvp?
# November 13, 2005 4:33 PM

Jason Mauss said:

Frans - Seriously? Wow...I guess they...uhh...wait ..I have no idea how you could become an MSN MVP.

Solitaire, Minesweeper and Notepad...haha I'm gonna have to make those as well.
# November 13, 2005 4:38 PM

Marcie said:

I want to be a Command Prompt MVP.
# November 13, 2005 9:14 PM

Jason Mauss said:

Oohh - that's a good one Marcie - come back in a little while and I'll have it made for ya
# November 13, 2005 9:17 PM

Alex Papadimoulis said:

Congratulations, man. All those hours chatting on the IM did pay off afterall!
# November 13, 2005 11:56 PM

Frans Bouma said:

" Frans - Seriously? Wow...I guess they...uhh...wait ..I have no idea how you could become an MSN MVP. "
Me neither, but at the summit, everyone had a badge with a given color. I saw a guy who had a color I hadn't seen on any other badges... I looked closer... MSN MVP.

Now, msn has a lot of options, but still... oh well. If he's happy, I'm happy ;)
# November 14, 2005 5:04 AM

Tim Marman said:

By the way, it's "flair" not "flare".
# November 14, 2005 8:07 AM

Omer van Kloeten said:

I want to be a Microsoft Linux MVP! :D
# November 14, 2005 12:22 PM

Scott Bellware said:

I want to be a Typed DataSet MVP. If you could make a logo with a guy with an ass where his head should be, I think that should about do it :)
# November 15, 2005 5:40 PM

Darren Neese said:


Dude, I'm worried about you man...are you still taking your meds?

Years back you were a charter member MCSD in .net...then a few weeks back I heard you were doing animated gif's...now you're got your MOUS (not to be confused with MAUSS) cert in Word....omg..now an msn mvp.

...and to think you were the top expert on askme.com on programming. :(
# November 21, 2005 3:33 AM

Marcie said:

How about Volume Control MVP? Now there's a Microsoft technology I really feel like I've got down pat.
# December 1, 2005 12:54 PM

Andy said:

How about Windows Tour MVP ;-)
# December 1, 2005 6:00 PM

Jason Mauss said:

Hahaha, you guys are nuts. Volume Control, Sound Recorder, and Charmap. Oh, and Windows Tour, lol. Maybe there can be a balloon help MVP, too. "I can show people how to click their balloon help like nobody's bueinss!".
# December 1, 2005 6:14 PM

David Stone said:

How about a Start Button MVP?
# December 1, 2005 6:59 PM

jayson knight said:

I'm a folder options MVP by all definitions...on a fresh install of Windows I can change the folder options to what I need in under a minute :-).
# December 2, 2005 2:21 AM

Jason Mauss said:

You're not the only one Jayson. ;-)

Hide extensions for commonly known file types. un-check
Show hidden files and folders. - check
Display the contents of system folders. - check
Hide protected operating system files. - uncheck. YES, I'm sure.
Remember each folders view settings. - uncheck.
Show Control Panel in My Computer. - check.

And most importantly - "Apply to All Folders" - heh...that's all I can remember from memory....
# December 2, 2005 2:25 AM

Marcie said:

Oh good, if Swienton is Sound Recorder MVP, as Volume Control MVP I can finally make him be silent! ;)

# December 2, 2005 8:36 AM

jayson knight said:

Hey Jason...none of the images are displaying, and I hotlinked to the notepad MVP one so it's blanking out on my site (yeah, I should have copied it to my drive I guess).

And yeah, those are the exact steps for folder options!
# December 2, 2005 7:19 PM

Jason Mauss said:

I'll check on the server they are hosted on. They're not displaying on my blog, either, which makes me think maybe the server they're on is down or something. They'll be back up soon, probably. They're on a server at MaximumASP.
# December 2, 2005 7:22 PM

Ryan said:

You're missing the obvious one... "Screensaver MVP". I'm awesome at making that work.

"Hmmm, the screensaver isn't on? OK, don't use the mouse and keyboard for awhile... That did it? Sweet! Anytime you need help with the screensaver just ask."
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