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His patience and humor are seemingly endless.

He has a fan club two million strong.

An extreme pleasure to salute one of the best-loved (and maybe most feared) detonators of trolls and unsavory behaviors and first-line responder to so many of us, community members and community network team alike. 

A rare look behind the curtain at the man many think of as our SAP Community Network Support Angel: Meet David Branan.

 

 

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  1. Frank Koehntopp
    for putting a face and a voice to the most powerful man on SCN.

    But man, he really needs to do something – all these accounts named _guest_  – I don’t know…

    ;))))

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  2. Laure Cetin
    It’s nice to put a face on a name. 2 million thank-yous for your hard work behind the scene, for your willingness to help and for your professionalism.
    All the best,
    Laure – still digesting all the reports you sent me 😉
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  3. Vijay Vijayasankar
    No one deserves to be featured on SDN home page than David – I cannot even imagine the amount of trouble he has to go through daily to keep up this excellent level of service on our problems.
    3 cheers to David (and his collegues)!!!

    And very thoughtful of you, Marilyn,  to take time to do this – way to go.

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    1. Bala Prabahar
      Marilyn,
      Thank you for this blog.

      David,
      Thank you for supporting!

      SDN is a great site and has become a essential part of my life to remain successful in SAP world. SDN’s availability (system availability I mean) is remarkable. The performance for a system supporting 2+ million members is unbelievably fast!! 

      I thoroughly enjoy my SDN experience and learn a lot. One of my top priorities this year is to give back to this community more.

      This site helps me in several different ways:

        1) Learning SAP technologies
        2) Learning/improving soft skills such as writing!
        3) Validation of my thoughts.
        4) More importantly opportunity to build online resumes!

      Thanks again,
      Bala

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    2. Marilyn Pratt Post author
      and to all that comment here, glad this resonates so indisputably well with you all.  David, you (as always), know best and say it clearest: “without you we are nothing”.  And how like you David to turn the spotlight we try to shine on you back around on the community.
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    1. Marilyn Pratt Post author
      Would love for more folks to get to see, hear, and meet David Branan.  We were fortunate to have him at TechEd a few years back.  People were thrilled with the opportunity to engage with “the man”.
      Maybe we can do a virtual meetup this year in Bangalore (if we can find a good time slot 🙂 )
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