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Author's profile photo Mark Finnern

How to truly Celebrate a Community Manager #DTMC instead of #CMAD

Update: the answer to the question of life the universe and #DTMC further down.

It’s the time of the year again end of January and the love fest called Community Manager Appreciation Day cmad is just around the corner.

Late last night I taped a tongue in cheek video making the case how to truly celebrate a community manager and why our hash tag should be dtmc instead of cmad.

YouTube played a little trick on me and stopped recording the audio once I started to sing and play the Ukulele. Are they trying to tell me something?

Frank Koehntopp It’s the new DSDS quality filter 6 hours ago · Unlike · 1

On Facebook Frank Koehntopp concluded that it is a new quality filter 😉

I have a super busy day with internal SAP Mentor webinar, SAP HANA Startup Forum, … 

I will not be able to add lip the rest of the video anytime soon.

In the meantime, there are some open questions: What is the message that I wanted to bring across in the video? What does the hash tag dtmc stand for?

How can you truly celebrate an old school community manager? What does the C stand for in dtmc 

Do you have the answers to these pressing questions?

The most frustrating thing for a community manager is folks not participating, sitting on their hands, ;tilting their heads to the side and giving a blank stare.

Real joy comes from enthusiastic engagement. When it clicked and someone gets the joy of sharing and being an active part of the community. I think a lifetime of TV has put us in a perpetual consumer state.

So the greatest gift and thank you that you can give to a community manger is to contribute.

Therefore all Community Managers should from now on use the hash tag dtmc Don’t Thank Me Contribute

I was tempted to use #goybc but no 😉

Oh and of course the answer to the other questions is 42.

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      I can't quite figure out what #dtmc stands for, but I am going out on a limb and saying it has nothing to do with Desert Tortoise Monitoring Committee.  Perhaps it is Dizzy Tiger Music Company?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      "Don't Touch My Community"?

      "Dammit The Music Cut-off"?

      "Delightfully Torturous Mnemonic Conundrum"?

      Either way: Thank YOU - to all of the people who make THIS community so amazing... the Content Strategists, Community / Collaboration people, the behind-the-scenes IT and technologists, the project managers, Moderators, Mentors, Topic (Space) Owners, and especially the active contributors who consume, share, contribute, and participate... #CMAD is a day to celebrate the people who make a community vibrant, and #SCN wouldn't be so rich and successful without broad contribution from people all over the world.

      Author's profile photo Mark Finnern
      Mark Finnern
      Blog Post Author

      The Community Manager Appreciation Day has arrived, but the mystery around the missing video sound has not been lifted. dtmc so far eludes everyone.

      OK time for a little hint: The T in DTMC is the abbreviation for Thank.

      Should make it easier to figure it out, Mark.          

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      OK, I am going with

      Daily, Thank My Community

      Are you going to argue with that ?

      Author's profile photo Frank Koehntopp
      Frank Koehntopp

      "Developers talking mucho community" ?

      Thanks for the extra mention, I was of course refering to this:

      Author's profile photo Frank Koehntopp
      Frank Koehntopp

      So, what's the solution now, Mark?

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Okay Mr. Finnern, could you please enlighten us?  Otherwise, I may have to use the 'Report Abuse' button.

      Author's profile photo Mark Finnern
      Mark Finnern
      Blog Post Author

      Updated the blog post with the answer to the question of live and the univers and what #DTMC stands for. One simple gateway drug to more contributions is to nominate an SAP Mentor dtmc

      Author's profile photo Frank Koehntopp
      Frank Koehntopp

      We'll thank you anyway 😉

      Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann
      Tobias Hofmann

      Thank you Mark for providing the answer. I thought I had a good start with guessing that D stands for Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft, but after you revealed that T is for Thank, that really made it complicated. How to combine my solution for D with Thank?

      One riddle solved!