Here comes another improvement to the SAP Developer Network. The introduction of categories within the Forums.
The list of forums in the Collaboration Area of SDN got really long, so we added categories to make it easier to find the one you are looking for. Additional advantage, if you don’t care about our separation within a category, you just select its header and you get all recent posts within that category.
We also changed the order slightly, bringing the categories with the most posts to the top of the list. To round it all up, we added a what’s new section to the top, that will inform you about new forums and other changes within this area.
I also put in a subliminal message just underneath the first category header. A message I took from Brian McKellar and the BSP forum:
“Keep in mind that a community lives because of its users. You’re welcome to ask questions at all times, but you must return within one day to also answer one! ”
As a good SDN citizen you should.
Bummer, today was April Fool and we missed the opportunity to switch back to the old forum software with the message: “Trial period of new forum software ran out on the 31st of March, reviews and feedback regarding the new functionality was not enthusiastic enough, this is why we switched back.” That would have been so cool. I guess we are too busy introducing improvements.
Bonus Link: If you are not sure how Blogs and RSS and all that works together, here is an excellent Weblog post including graphic by Roland Tanglao with a step by step description. The beauty is, that it nicely continues within the comments. Read it all. [Via Jeff Nolan of SAP Ventures]