Jerry Janda started it in his Coffee Corner post, Hello, 2019, I hope you’re ready: he kicked off 2019 in Sap Community. Jerry’s post was a signal that this is a new year, a time for new beginnings, a time to start fresh (and for some people, a time for resolutions).
Following Jerry’s lead, I’m going to say that it’s a great time to get started in the SAP Community, especially if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to finally become an active, participating community member, instead of just a consumer. It’s even a great time to take another, fresh look at the community—how it works, what the rules are, and so on—if you’ve been around here for a long time already.
And we have just the thing to help you in this (re)fresh endeavor: a new SAP Community Tutorial and an accompanying mission and badge!
Our new tutorial, Tour the SAP Community, guides you on an 11-step journey through some of the community basics. If you complete the tutorial, you’ll learn:
- About key settings in your SAP profile
- How to follow tags, content, and people
- About the SAP Community Rules of Engagement
- How to publish good questions and blog posts
As a bonus, if you want to be a blogger in the SAP Community, but you are currently at Subscriber level, completing the tutorial will take your permissions to the Contributor level, which will allow you to draft your first blog post here.
What could possibly top that? Well, how about a fun, new badge that we will be awarding to those who complete the tutorial:
(Note that we will be awarding the Tour the Community badge once a week, so it may take a few days between the time you complete the tutorial mission and the time you see the badge in your profile. Your permissions change, however, should take effect as soon as you have completed the full tutorial; no need to wait for the Tour the Community badge to appear before drafting your first post.)
If you’re new around here, we’re hoping that going through the tutorial will give you a great start in our community, help you learn how we do things here, and enable you to get more out of your participation and contributions. And if we can help you get up and running properly, that benefits all community members, old AND new.
For those of you who are not new around here, I’m guessing you will want the badge in your badge list regardless, and will complete the tutorial so you can earn it, right? I’ll be curious to hear (in the comments) if you, too, learned something new by going through the material. I learned a few new details myself while helping to put it together!