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Time to step up and nominate 2016 Internet Hero and Villain
Saturday 21 May 2016 10:06:52 by Andrew Ferguson

The ISPA Awards are due to be presented on 7th July 2016 and the judging panel is currently sifting through the reams of entries to reach their conclusions for the main award categories but the Internet Hero and Internet Villain Awards are run differently.

To nominate a person or body that you feel deserves recognition for helping the Internet industry or alternatively recognition for those who have hindered the industry the most in the last 12 months then you have until Friday 10th June 2016 to get your nominations directly to ISPA, either via email or by tweeting @ISPA with the hashtag #InternetHero or #InternetVillain.

"The Internet Hero and Villain awards are how we recognise, in a light-hearted manner, those who have, for better or worse, haveimpacted on the UK Internet industry. We want as wide range of suggestions as possible, so call on the public for their help in getting their ideas across to us."

ISPA Secretary General Nicholas Lansman

The nominations will be considered by the ISPA Council and awarded during the event at The Brewery, London.


Posted by NICK_ADSL_UK 11 months ago
My Microsoft mvp consumer security award for my eleventh year is due for nomination for the July cycle of the mvp program

for those interested in becoming a mvp or who may know of someone who has world class leading skills in the Microsoft technologies then further information can be found here

Posted by baby_frogmella 11 months ago
Does being good at Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc make you eligible for MVP? :P
Posted by NICK_ADSL_UK 11 months ago

Indeed it does ‘the main criteria is that you participle either at a local level in your community or in any of the main worldwide forums so that your knowledge is well known and to be judged by those forum members that you are well respected in your field of technology

While there is no benchmark for becoming an MVP, in part because it varies by technology and its life-cycle, some of the criteria we evaluate include the impact of a nominee’s contributions to online forums such as Microsoft Answers, TechNet and MSDN

Posted by NICK_ADSL_UK 11 months ago
you can get to read up on some of the mvp's profiles here which will give you a good insight as to what Microsoft look for in a MVP
Posted by jumpmum 11 months ago
My Nomination for Internet Hero would be; BT for getting SFBB to over 90% of the country balanced by my nomination for Internet Villain which would be; BT for not rolling out SFBB to 100% of the UK. They should either win both or neither!
Posted by tommy45 11 months ago
Theresa May should be internet villain , for the ridiculous IP bill she has been trying to implement, without a scooby doo of how the internet works
Posted by DrMikeHuntHurtz 11 months ago
BT remains the villain until I get FTTC or better.
Posted by New_Londoner 11 months ago
Hard to see anyone beating Dido for villain after her cyber security fiasco.
Posted by patches 11 months ago
Internet villain should be Superfast Cymru for giving vast areas of rural North Wales false hope that one day this century we will have a decent download speed NO not FAST just usable!
Posted by zhango 11 months ago
BT is my villain for massive price increase about to be introduced.
Posted by The_Voyager 11 months ago
BTOR is my villain for cutting me off twice in the past 2 months 4 days first time 8 days the second, and I caught the second engineer while he still had the manhole open in the small chamber outside my block of maisonettes - he denied it of course - my Internet has now been degraded because of his ineptitude
Posted by Llety 11 months ago
OpenReach as super hero for giving my neighbor and I 1.2km of duct plus boxes to put in the ground and sorting out wayleaves which should have but did not exist. Everyone we have dealt with in OpenReach has been amazing. Except the 2 Muppet engineers from west midlands who left steel strands of wire in a field with livestock.

BT as villain for closing a FTTP order 3 times in 3 months and now refusing to open a new one!!!!
Posted by CarlThomas 11 months ago
BTOR as villain for needing a campaign to enable cheaper FTTC here in a fully ducted estate, and ending up building 2 x 288 line cabinets and extending the copper one due to high demand, while being happy to pay wayleave and a 1.2km dig to serve 2 customers with FTTP.

Seriously villain has to be Theresa May. Especially in context of Tories trying to shut investigation into their election expenses down. Surely nothing to hide, nothing to fear.
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