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Take the 2013 SCN Mid-Year Member Survey

We know that our members visit SCN often to engage with experts and thought-leaders.
Now we’re asking you to give back.

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Take the 2013 SCN Member Survey and help us make the SAP Community Network ever better. It requires only a few minutes of your time. Express your opinion and you will feel good about it. You get more value from SCN when you take part.

The SCN team takes your input seriously, so speak your mind!  We read your survey comments and use your feedback to help us focus on the right things.

We want to be pulled in the right directions by our members. Now you can contribute your influence to the SCN community.

Complete the survey and you will be awarded 10 SCN Recognition points when the survey ends.

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      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      Survey is closed... 🙁

      Author's profile photo Lorcan Bouchier
      Lorcan Bouchier

      "Survey is closed since 6/19/2013"

      Or maybe it was never opened?

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Minor glitch: just checked with parties responsible and it's now open.

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      Thanks Jason!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello, I receive the following message : Survey is closed since 8/17/2013

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Yes, it's closed now.  This was the mid-year survey so follow the About SCN space for news on the next survey.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you

      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      whats wrong with this message? A survey is open for a certain period only. And October is no more mid year, isn't it? There will be probably another one next year. Make sure you follow the About SCN  and track it in your communications and you will not miss the announcement

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Took me almost 30 min. of nail-biting decisions between satisfied/unsatisfied. Oh the things I'll do for 10 points! 🙂

      Thanks for posting this.

      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      Meat Loafs biggest hit: you took the words right out of my mouth

      I already thought about taking a screen shot and blogging about some decisions.

      Maybe we get the chance to talk about if the results get published. Hopefully.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Jelena, I know you don't do it for the points, but I do hope your nails survived!

      Author's profile photo Benedict Venmani Felix
      Benedict Venmani Felix

      How about a 'SCN Survey 2013' badge. A Red badge would add some nice bling to my collection 😆

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      We're planning a badge that will be awarded when we do the points upload at the end of the survey in July.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I have completed the survey last week but didnt got the batch...!!!

      What could be wrong..?

      Author's profile photo Martin Grob
      Martin Grob

      wait for it.. it will come.. they only get processed once a week..

      Author's profile photo Wilian Segatto
      Wilian Segatto

      When is the deadline for completing it?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      We're going to leave it open for a few weeks. Will close sometime in July but we've not yet set the date.

      Author's profile photo Wilian Segatto
      Wilian Segatto

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      There's a big, open text field at the end to add comments. Please add yours. We really do read them... and this helps us prioritize improvements and extensions.

      M.

      Author's profile photo Benedict Venmani Felix
      Benedict Venmani Felix

      You really read them 😛 uh..ho.....if only I knew. I would have said something nice 😆

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Honesty is the best policy here. 😀

      Author's profile photo Benedict Venmani Felix
      Benedict Venmani Felix

      Honestly, I said "It can't get any better" 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kavindra Joshi
      Kavindra Joshi

      Hi Keith ,

      Completed the survey, then read the rewards 🙂 . Would have done this anyways.

      ~Kavindra

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      In my opinion, you did things in the right order and for the right reasons too!

      Author's profile photo Pavan Bhamidipati
      Pavan Bhamidipati

      Hi,

        I finally got a chance to express my opinion. After engaging myself to SCN community for long lasting 5 years. I still feel I am not recognized.

      I hope you consider my opinion regarding   "Reputation and Recognition"  seriously. There were so many instances where members who joined recently joined had dramatic recognition, for me this made me to feel bad, after all these years of contribution to community.

      Thanks SCN

      Regards

      Pavan

      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      to my experience there is not any difference between a new member and members who are active for several years. you can as well get those easy points and badges for the beginner missions.

      And your recognition and reputation is certainly much higher having a Topaz visible next to an answer than a Glass or Aluminium medal.

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Pavan, just curious - what exactly did you feel was missing from the recognition program?

      I agree that when the points only for the last N days counted it was rather frustrating for the long-standing members. But I believe this has been changed already.

      Also even if you look at SAP Mentors - many of them actually do not have that many points. And with the ratings/likes on the New SCN we actually have something close to a reputation system that we didn't have before. Certainly it heavily depends on actual participation. So maybe a solution would be to just start doing what you'd want everybody else to do. E.g. if you want more comments on your blog - add comments on somebody else's. Do what your heart tells you to.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Participated in the Survey. SCN is the best tool for sharing and learning.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Naresh K.

      Author's profile photo Lukas Weigelt
      Lukas Weigelt

      Only about 255 characters space in the "please explain" input fields.. :-/ feels like "please provide your personal opinion, but shut the hell up"; wanted to rant provide more feedback than this. Oh well, the big comment field at the end worked out.

      Anyway, thanks for opening this survey; I hope people read the comments and value them more than the statistically evaluable radio-buttons ;-/

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      I hope people read the comments and value them more than the statistically evaluable radio-buttons

      Excellent point, Lukas. Somehow I felt that's what happened with the previous survey.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I can confirm that many, many people read the comments.  The "scores" derived from the radio buttons give us a general overview snapshot of trends, but the comments provide a richness of input and insight that is most interesting and helpful to our planning and prioritizing.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      We could have made any or all of those input fields size Large, but we were already worried about the total length of the survey, so decided to implement the small ones for the body of the survey, hoping that 255 characters would seem like a feast to the Twitter crowd.

      There is one large input field at the beginning and one at the end for extended input, but, if there is a consensus here, it would be easy to enlarge input fields, even in mid-survey.

      Mark is speaking the truth when he says we read all the comments. We dump them into a spreadsheet and categorize them individually as positive, negative, and belonging to one or more of various topic categories. This helps us sort the comments into 'buckets' so we can get a better overview of current topics and issues.

      In our post-survey report, which we deliver to the management team, we liberally sprinkle member's comments, both positive and negative, that are particularly good at articulating the topic or issue. As Mark pointed out, the written comments are the most interesting part of the exercise.

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      If I remember correctly, there was a question on what department do you belong to and what kind of work do you do. It would be interesting to correlate other replies to these two. You might hear completely different things from the "techies" than from the "communicative types".

      Also a perception of SCN by someone who just happily follows one space on Twitter and someone who has to go to 5 different places to get what used to be on one page might be a bit different. And mobile device users might have an entirely different view (or might just be happy it works 🙂 ).

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Keith Elliott i have taken the SCN survey today. but i havent got 10 points for the same.

      can you please help me here.

      Regards,

      Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke
      Steffi Warnecke

      Hello Jitendra,

      The points will be rewarded after the survey is closed, which will be somewhere in July. 😉

      Complete the survey and you will be awarded 10 SCN Recognition points when the survey ends.

                         

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      thanks Steffi Warnecke for highlighting 🙂

      Rgrds,

      Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Keith,

      I have completed the survey today & nice to see that it is going to help to improve SCN stuff.

      Anyway to complete survey was a rhythmic work 🙂 .

      Suggesting to have separate survey for TechEd locations..worldwide. 😉

      Thanks & regards,

      Milind Kulkarni

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Milind,

      Thanks for taking the survey. We'll consider your suggestion for separating out the various SAP TechEds.

      Keith

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I would like to but I can't seem to take the survey.  I try to browse out to https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/webcontent/uuid/007f7123-d2a8-2f10-8ea9-d354f6f39dda?SurveyID=31 I can see it handshakes and tries to pass my certficate, but somehow in the process it gets messed up and throws up a logon screen to the SCN site (https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/logon) that I can not logon into, no matter what I use.  I have tried resetting my password to no avail.  I have tried multiple pc's, multiple browsers.  Same thing happens on all of them.  I have no certificate/authentication issues with any other part of SCN/SAP.  Seems to be an ID exclusive problem.  Very strange.  I am out of ideas.  Does anyone have any ideas what may be happening?

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Log On Support FAQ for SAP Community Network (SCN) or contact second level support via eMail (See Contact Us on the footer).

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks.  I tried everything on the link to no avail.  I sent an email to 2nd level support, hopefully they can help me.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      An update on this in case it helps someone else down the road.  My SCN ID was locked.   A second level person responded to my email for help with the following info:

      Hi,

      I've unlocked your account.

      Please go to http://scn.sap.com/welcome

      Make sure you login to SCN, then on another tab try to open the survey.

      Let me know if you need any further assistance.

      Well that worked and I was able to submit the survey.  I had no idea that my SCN ID could get 'locked' but that apparently was what was causing my issue.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      This might not be the issue in your case, but a lot of SCN members don't login. After a certain amount of time (months) if inactivity the account can be locked, due to privacy considerations. Be sure to login once-in-a-while to ensure you keep your credentials up to date.

      Author's profile photo Matthias Wild
      Matthias Wild

      Very good - keep the community involved!

      Author's profile photo Sudhakar M
      Sudhakar M

      I like SCN Member Surveys and look forward for it, as it give the members across the globe an opportunity  to express their opinion to SAP.

      Thank you guys for conducting the survey and keeping the community up to date.

      Regards,

      Sudhakar*

      Author's profile photo Shashi Kanth
      Shashi Kanth

      Hi Keith,

      First of all Thanx to Keith,It z a best place to give suggestions and opinions taking from SCN members. But it is exceptional Survey.

      Regard's,

      Shashi Kanth.

      Author's profile photo Martin Grob
      Martin Grob

      Looks like you can still complete the survey but the badge does not get awarded anymore? (not the points)

      thanks

      martin

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      The badges and points will be distributed weekly (batch operation).

      Author's profile photo Martin Grob
      Martin Grob

      I thought we have arrived in everything realtime points system 😉 thanks for the info!

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Everything is, except for this.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I am not able to respond to survey as its telling that survey is closed on 17.08.2013. So what's the way out to give survey??

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I didn't get any notification for the SCN survey 2013 and getting a message Survey is closed since 8/17/2013. Without participant how could be closed.

      Author's profile photo Suman Sardar
      Suman Sardar

      It was a nice experience giving the input in the survey.