A Personal View of SCN From A Top Contributor
Being on top of the contributor for a long time, I decide to become more involved to the network to be a Blogger.
I have become active contributor on the SCN within a month when I decided to post my first message on the forum since July 2008. Believe it or not, I hadn’t browsed the SCN a single time during those periods after I registered on December 7, 2007 till July 12, 2008. That is over half a year!
Unlike most of users here (I noticed it based on my personal observation), before my formal activities on the forum I had read all regulations and articles that explain how to use forum correctly and efficiently. Especially the blog by Mark Yolton: ” Let’s Start Something … for our Planet and Its People” makes my mind further. Because I know: “the more you contribute your knowledge, the more SAP contributes to U.N. program”!
If you browsed my profile, you will find I have posted over 11,900 messages so far during these 18 months. That means about 22 messages every day! How could I do it? Some members may think I am crazy. In a sense, yes! I found I could not stop posting because it is so awarding when you find you could help many peoples around the global to solve their problems.
Different persons have different purposes to use this network. Most of them would be finding answers. To me, it is the place that could provide help. When I first browsed the SAP Business One Forum, I found my views were almost always in line with then top contributors. That gave me confidence – I could become top contributor in a foreseeable future. I watched my score higher and higher to reach the top 3, then top 2 and finally top1. It took me less than 3 months for that goal.
Thanks for my broad scopes IT backgrounds, SAP Business One is a perfect package to apply my knowledge. I end up with answering every possible questions when I found my answer could save lot of other members’ time.
What I want to share is: to all members who aim to contribute, it is not that hard at all. You just need to be ready to lower your anticipation and to increase your time spend on the SCN.
I believe one of Chinese saying: “We must do good rather than evil, on however humble a scale”. When we started no matter how small a step, we could reach our goal eventually.
I used to add “Thanks, Gordon” at the bottom of my posting whenever I answer others’ questions. That is because, I value everyone’s time. Whoever read my message, I would appreciate their time.
The feelings to give would be much better than just to take. So many other active members give me more insight in improving my B1 knowledge. To name a few: István K#rös who has the top SQL knowledge, Jesper Magnusson who has sophisticated financial module knowledge, Jitin Chawla who seems know all SAP notes related to B1 and Suda.Sampath who was the then top contributor that gave me the confidence.
Bottom line: I would like to see more and more SCN members become active contributors. Hope our SCN to be the number one Technology Community Network in the world! I believe so. How about you?