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So, there are a few large SharePoint events coming up including SPSNYC, SPSTC, and the pinnacle of SharePoint conferences The Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA. As these events approach it becomes more and more important that we label each other effectively. We need to know who is cool and who to avoid. Should I walk up and shake your hand when I see you or quickly cross to the other side of the room?? These are important questions!

Are you a SharePoint Rock Star with legions of adoring fans, your own clothing line, and a library of books written by you? Or are you a SharePoint Stalker? Do you giggle like a school girl when your SharePoint idol mentions you on twitter and toss and turn the night before the next SharePoint Saturday in anticipation of just being in the same room as those you adore?

Well! It’s time to find out!  Using the simple to follow test below we can easily calculate where you are at in this ShareSpectrum and you can fall in line accordingly!! 

So, without further ado…

Calculate your SharePoint Status

Keep track of your numeric score as you answer the following questions:

Question

Yes

No

Are you on Twitter? +1 +0
Do you use some form of your real name as your Twitter handle? +1 -1
Do you have more followers than people you are following? +1 -1
Do you get responses from people when you mention them in Tweets? +1 -2
Do you respond to those who mention you and regularly RT Tweets you find informative and helpful? +1 +10
Do you blog? +1 -2
Do you read the same blogs regularly and anticipate each new post? -5 +0
Could you care less about other people’s blogs? If it’s not yours why bother? +5 +0
If you blog, Do you blog regularly? (more than twice a month) +1 +0
If you blog, Is your blog accurate for the most part? +1 -3
If you blog, do people actually read it? +1 -2
Have you or your blog been the subject of someone else’s blog? +5 +0
Was it because you did something stupid or inaccurate? -5 +0
Do you have any certifications? +0 +0
Do you attend SharePoint Saturdays? +1 +0
If you attend SharePoint Saturdays, Do you speak at them? +2 -2
Do you sit in the back of the room at sessions an “correct” the speaker throughout his presentation? +10 +0
Has anyone ever flirted with you or hit on you at a SharePoint event? +3 +0
Have you ever flirted with or hit on someone at a SharePoint event? -5 +0
Do you put “SharePoint” in front of your name (ie SharePointTom, SharePointDick,SharePointHarry) +5 +0
Do you belong to some group that puts “Share” or “SP” in front of it? (SPJoggers) +5 +0
Do you wish you did? -5 +0
Do you have more SharePoint people as friends in Facebook than people outside of the SharePoint Community? -5 +0
Have you ever been a Key Note speaker at a SharePoint event? +5 +0
Have you ever gone to an event just because of who the Key Note Speaker was? -5 +0
Do you have trouble sleeping the night before conferences because you are so excited about going? -5 +0
Does your wardrobe mainly consist of SharePoint Shirts? -5 +0
Do you have your name or face on a TShirt? +5 +0
Can you name 5 SharePoint vendors off the top of your head that regularly sponsor conferences? +2 +0
Do most people know who you are, but have no clue what you actually do? +5 +0
Do you have a SharePoint Circle on Google+? -5 +0
Are you a pot stirrer, rabble rouser, and enjoy causing controversy on a daily basis? -2 +0
Did you really calculate your score? -5 +5
Do you think this blog post is idiotic, beneath you, and you wish you could have those 3 minutes of your life back? +10 +0

 

Calculating Your Score

So.. go ahead and add up your numbers, and use the key below to determine where you fall in the spectrum and what it means.

Score Your Label What it Means
< -10 ShareStalker Oh geez.. you are THAT guy. You really need to watch your step before people start taking out restraining orders. It’s okay to like these people and all, but FYI the shrine in your closet is taking it a little too far!
-10 to 10 Just another SharePoint Junkie You can rest easy. You are neither a stalker or an ego maniac that can’t get his/her fat head through the door. You are the perfect mix of technical and social. You know how to have fun without taking yourself too seriously.
10 to 20 SharePoint Rock Star!!! Woah! Step aside… Rock Star coming through! You are the proverbial cream that has floated to the top. You are a beacon and you help others without thinking too highly of yourself. You go the extra mile when possible and we salute you!
>20 SharePoint Egomaniac So… not only have your drank the SharePoint Kool-aid but you’re sippin your own special sauce. Wouldn’t hurt to take a quick look in the mirror and think about those who helped you out along the way. Maybe try giving back and supporting those less god-like than you?

 

Conclusion

So, yeah.. this blog was all in fun, there’s no scientific results, your score may vary… blah.. blah.. blah…  What’s my point? Well… aside from the enjoyment of being able to write something without having to think too much about it and hopefully making someone smile along the way.. if you REALLY wanted to pull a nugget of wisdom out of it, think about what kind of person that would score very high on this test… then take measures to ensure you aren’t that guy.  Smile There… that should do it.. see.. there’s value in my idiocy if you look really… really… really.. deep.

On the bright side, I PROMISE my next blog post will be about something technical and will actually answer a question or two.  Until then, post your score in the comments below if you dare. Smile  (I scored a 10).

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:11 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: What’s YOUR Status in the SharePoint Community?

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I scored -14, but that's because I'm guilty of INNOCENT flirting. :P
Left by Matt Bramer on Jul 12, 2011 2:14 PM

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It's good to score a 23 and know that not only do I have a solid business selling homes, but I am a SharePoint Egomaniac...
Left by Michael Bluth on Jul 12, 2011 2:17 PM

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11 - I agree with Matt 'innocent flirting' doesn't count.
Left by Ruven Gotz on Jul 12, 2011 2:29 PM

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I scored a 13, I'm still not sure if that's good or bad though.
Left by Marrell Sanders on Jul 12, 2011 2:51 PM

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Hmmm I was in the 20+ bracket so I guess I'm a SharePoint Egomaniac. The SharePoint circle on google+ made me laugh. Good job.
Left by Matthew Hughes on Jul 12, 2011 2:59 PM

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hmmmm... I tried to design it so that very few would ever get 20+ may need to revisit the scoring at some point :)

Remember... it's all in fun!
Left by Mark on Jul 12, 2011 3:06 PM

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Now wait just a minute... I worked hard to get those 23 points. No touch! No touch!
Left by Michael Bluth on Jul 12, 2011 3:09 PM

# Is there an app for this?
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One day I aspire to be that back-of-the-room-correcter. Not.
Left by Sadie Van Buren on Jul 12, 2011 3:35 PM

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17... you always tell me I'm a rock star!
Left by Lori on Jul 12, 2011 4:04 PM

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22 .. LOL this is awesome. Anyway to make it a series of JavaScript radio button? A little JQuery magic? Bah, I know it's a lot of work too. Just the developer kid in me had to say it. Fun post, always enjoyable, thanks Mark!
Left by @SPJeff on Jul 12, 2011 8:00 PM

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-9. What a kinda expected beforehand
Left by Rene on Jul 12, 2011 10:00 PM

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18...but I'm not sure that I'm SharePoint Rock Star. Thank for the great post.
Left by Thuan on Jul 13, 2011 5:32 AM

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I love that flirting w/ someone at an SP event is -5.
Left by Claire on Jul 13, 2011 9:16 AM

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12... awesome :-)
Left by Benjamin Athawes on Jul 13, 2011 10:39 AM

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16 ..

my favourite question:
"Do you have any certifications" ...

Both yes and no are +/- 0 :)
Left by Martin Hatch on Jul 13, 2011 10:55 AM

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Yes Mark, you and Bo Derek are both 10's. Coincidence? I think not.
Left by Christian Buckley on Jul 13, 2011 10:57 AM

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9 - thus solidly confirming my junkie status. ^_^
Left by Tasha on Jul 13, 2011 11:34 AM

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so i did it and got 36, ruven did it for me and got 38, both of which mean i must surely be an asshole! Oh well, such is life.

Beat that, bitches :)
Left by Spence on Jul 13, 2011 6:20 PM

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I least we know the scoring is somewhat accurate :)

Cheers!
Left by Mark Rackley on Jul 13, 2011 6:30 PM

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there really should be a line item in here about MVP, or perhaps one "do you Bing yourself at least once a week" ... :)
Left by spence on Jul 13, 2011 7:33 PM

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Looks like I need to check my SPEgo
Left by RichFinn on Jul 14, 2011 8:50 AM

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Hysterical! I'm a 13, does posing for an innocent picture with my leg wrapped around you count as flirting? If so then I may be a 8 :-)
Left by Kim Frehe (@chomp1313) on Jul 28, 2011 3:35 PM

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