I hope all are enjoying the powerful networking feature, fresh look and incredible navigation functionaliy and new reputation system of New SCN.
It is true that New version of SCN is the best of best, more useful than the old SCN. But there are little important stuffs, which were very useful in old SCN, missing in New SCN.
I am not sure what others are thinking, Might be SCN development team would have some specific or valuable reason to remove these stuffs. Either or the case, I felt that I am missing these below features.
1. My Contribution Point, Custom selection view
This is the very useful feature where you can track your contribution by any selection date range, Without this feature Last month I got some misunderstanding on this points, I raised the below discussionPoints for Last 12 months not changing , finally got convinced.
Later I found there are lots of discussions raised to scn everyday regarding missing points Points are wrongly getting deducted by the system..
So why don’t we consider these challenges and bring this old feature back.
2. Find the Expert Page
This is the another important feature, if any time I want to look at my peers or experts in other topic forums, I always use this link to get the top 5 experts of all the topics in single page.
I am happy, If I get all the experts in all the topics in one single page again in New SCN,
3. Contribution Corner
This is the another most accessible link in old SCN. I some times wonder, what might be the reason for SCN development to remove this wonderful stuffs. 🙁
Even working in small/big organization, as a contributor always like to get the working company name as one of the Top companies. It motivates all the other colleagues in the company .
4. Expert Blogger Home
In Old SCN, we have certain workflow for creating web logs, which are more structured way. Each blogs published after proper approval. This assured the quality of the blogs.
Now in new SCN, we can publish the blogs ourselves, But I strongly felt that technical blog should be reviewed by experts before it get published.
Still I remember, my first blog get rejected by the moderator , with the valuable commands. That is the one indirectly guides me how to write the quality blogs.
I got some basic guidelines from the blog moderators like,
1. Space between paragraphs.
2. Mentioning SAP Product version and year.
3. Elaborating Observation.
4. Font Size.
5. Aligning the Bullets.
6. No SAP.HELP contents.
Now, a new blogger who started to blog in new SCN, might not know about this, more over I could say don’t have any one to correct these. ( Unless If he/she go by themselves and read such documents The Rules of Engagement, In old SCN at least we could see this rules as the first thread in each forum home page, now a days, not sure how many of them searching for these rules!! )
If this continuous, down the years, SCN might lasts its blogs quality. My recommendation is, SCN should introduce this approval process at least for the technical blogs.
5. Easy navigation for Forums
In old SCN forums tag in the top of the site, where we can easily go to the all forum page
In new SCN, I go this document Forum Finder for SCN for navigation to other forums. Other case I set the bookmark for the particular forum space.
But I felt Forums tag should be in the top view, as like in Old scn where one single page we get the entire lists of forum spaces.
Above are the important things which I strongly felt to be added to the new SCN. I also like to hear the others view also.
Please provide your valuable comments for further improvements on SCN.