Contributions to SAP Community Network are the lifeblood of the community and really make SCN the live, vibrant and passionate community we love. Whether you contribute by writing blog posts, commenting on blogs, answering questions in the forum, or submitting content in the wiki or via articles, whitepapers, etc, you are an important part of the Community. Your contributions make SCN a place of choice for information around SAP solutions and services, and for interaction with members who have the same interests as you.
You’ve known about the SCN point system we have had for many years to thank members for their contributions. To refresh your memory, read the Contributor Recognition Program FAQ.
We distinguish contributors who have been active enough to accumulate 250 points or more in the current calendar year. They are called Active Contributors. I am happy to announce that starting today, Active Contributors will get to enjoy more recognition on SCN!
Introduction of the Active Contributor Badge:
Is it a trophy?
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Well, maybe not in that sense, but still you can be proud of your Active Contributor status. Whether you are fairly active or very active, there is a badge for you, check it out:
The badge shows 2 business days after the latest contribution that made you achieve a new level of Active Contributor status. Active Contributor status is an annual status, therefore make sure that you don’t miss the threshold of 250 points this year to enjoy this well deserved recognition.
Where do I enjoy the visibility?
As soon as you log on SCN, you can check your current Active Contributor status in the Contributors Corner (left hand navigation), next to the number of annual points you have earned:
The badge will also show in the following places:
We are implementing some changes in the wiki system, so we won’t have badges in the wiki on day one, but stay tuned!
What other benefits?
With your contributions and a demonstrated expertise, you build a name within the community. In addition to that, this badge will help fellow members identify how actively you contribute on SCN.
Also, if you are an Active Contributor with Gold or Platinum status, you may be selected to be featured in a Spotlight, thus benefiting from a highest exposure on SCN and via the various social media channels.
We will be working to enhance contributor recognition on SCN, so stay tuned and watch for more changes to come in the next months.
Top Contributors are now Topic Leaders
You may remember that in the past few years we recognized the top three contributors in the various categories on SCN. Read Former SCN “Top Contributors” now SCN “Topic Leaders” to learn more about the initiative and its new name: Topic Leaders.