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Thanks for participating in the “Be a Better Member” mission. Check out my new blog post that includes the answer to the poll about the Rules of Engagement.

Since the launch of Gamification on SCN, we’ve noticed a marked increase in the amount of content being posted that violates the Rules of Engagement. In an attempt to increase the quality of content in the community, we revised the Rules of Engagement to make them clearer.

Be aware that we will be removing any content that does not follow the rules of engagement. First offense will include a warning to the author, content removal and points deletion. A second offense will result in account lock, as well as removal of points and badges.

rulesofengagementltblueRoE75png1420578c1d5.pngIn conjunction, we are launching a new mission to encourage all members to read the revised Rules of Engagement and complete an anonymous survey that will help demonstrate the collective understanding of rules by SCN members.

Upon completion of the mission, you will receive the “Be a Better Member”  badge and 15 points. To achieve the badge and points, read the Rules of Engagement and “Bookmark” them. Then take the survey.

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    1. Jeanne Carboni Post author

      Hi Steffi,

      I agree that it seems like a pity to have to post this type of message and take extreme actions to stop (what appears to be) points cheating.

      However, I understand that some cultures may not understand these issues, especially if English is not their native language.

      We felt it important to make the issues and consequences clearer. I hope that we don’t have to disable too many accounts, but we need to consider the quality of content on SCN for those members who use it appropriately.

      Best regards,

      Jeanne

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      1. siraj shaik

        Hello Jeanne,

        I fully agree with your views and also agree to Steffi’s views.

        How about like cross checking the document/post/blog prior it is posted on SCN.

        Just like to know ℹ “Is it ok to share ideas through blogs or posts, may be at times the views put forwarded or the post/blog written may be similar to someone written or might have put forwarded”.

        I welcome views and suggestions.

        Regards

        Siraj

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    1. Jeanne Carboni Post author

      Hi Roberto and Prashanth konduru,

      Great idea! 

      People do have to accept Terms of Use as a mandatory step to get an account on SCN. However, the Terms of Use are written from a legal perspective, and I suspect most people click through them without reading them. 🙁   However, they must be written that way for legal reasons, and they must be the mandatory click through.

      We wrote the Rules of Engagement to be an easier to understand version for members.

      We are considering a “Welcome Letter” for new members that would point them to the Rules of Engagement, as well as to valuable getting started content. Look for that in early 2014.

      Best regards,

      Jeanne

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      1. Roberto Vidotti

        Hi Jeanne,

        “However, they must be written that way for legal reasons, and they must be the mandatory click through.”

        and considering the responses of the poll 😏 , to gain access should also give the right answer to the survey or should re-read the rules from the beginning. 😈

        Best regards

             Roberto

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      2. siraj shaik

        Hi Jeanne,

        –  😎 About the survey polls SCN should have added/included along with the four opinion “What’s your opinion in few words”. this is just my thought.

        – And more over ℹ once again while logging in SCN members should accept “terms and conditions” or else upon periodic intervals “terms and conditions” have to be accepted to login SCN.

        – upon reviewing “terms and conditions ” completely and scrolling down should highlight the ❗ “Accept” check mark.

        – ➕ declaring and display name (first & last). Better than using nick name or initials or shortcuts.

        – ➕ Also using avatar may be fun, but I believe in professional community “Be Self” why hide or avoid identity. Should encourage to upload picture.

        Regards

        Siraj

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        1. Mariela Castro Kohler

          I agree with you Siraj. I did that when I set up a Moodle Platform so that upon Registration/first Login, the users had to accept the Code of Conduct (Rules of Engagement) before being allowed access to the Courses and Services.

          I also believe that as members of a professional community we should use our real names and photos, and contribute with our posts meaningfully.

          Best regards,

          Mariela 🙂

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        2. Prashanth konduru

          Adding to Siraj,

          Instead of survey can we have a small quiz for each user with random questions on ROE. User need to take this test inorder to keep his account active for long time … with user knowing the ROE we can make sure of good n quality content posted on SCN.

          Regards

          KP

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  1. Anshu Lilhori

    Hi Jeanne Carboni,

    Undoubtedly in the past few months i have witnessed that moderators in the forum where i contribute are really stringent and ensures that all the contributors follow ROE.

    So posting of links,multiple links or copy paste content is big no.Its really heartening that SCN is moving in a good direction and we also ensure to keep the the forum clean by posting only quality content which adds some value to the forum.

    Regards,

    AL

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  2. Andres Bermudez

    HI,

    It’s good to parameterize the content that they published and respect the content and copyright, since many people like me use this source as a solution to the problems we have.

    Regards

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  3. Tamilnesan Ganesan

    Hello Jeanne Carboni,

    I just have a small suggestion.

    We all know that people often tend to skip reading the RoE.

    To get their their attention, We can have an Interactive Telephone Voice (IVR).

    We can tell our members the key points of SCN through this IVR which would reach them in an even better way.

    – Regards,

    Tamilnesan 

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  4. Lakshmi Kumari Sama

    Hello Team,

    Good document and thanks for sharing this in order to engage with other members without breaching any rules to maintain a healthy relationship 🙂

    Regards,

    Lakshmi S

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  5. Guy Lamoureux

    Gamification is somewhat a failure then. 😉

    Just what I taught. Make it look like a game and a lot of people won’t take this seriously.

    That’s really unfortunate.

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    1. Benedict Venmani Felix

      My thoughts – I would’nt call it a failure. Gamification did bring in a lot of participation, but the downside was low-quality content. But, when there is a change in any environment it takes time for all the elements to adjust and stabilize. I see the same thing has happened with SCN.

      Quality wise thing plummeted, but slowly things are coming back to normal 🙂 and it did bring a lot of awareness like never before.

      Regards,

      Benedict

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      1. Guy Lamoureux

        “somewhat a failure”.

        Gamification is just a marketing ploy to get more people to join in. “More” doesn’t always imply “quality”. Obviously, they didn’t think much of the possible side-effects.

        Personnaly, stimulate my intellect and you will attract my attention. Gamification annoys me.

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        1. Jürgen L

          it is only a failure if you do not learn from failures. I am certain that we will see improvements.

          It is just here for 9 month, you probably know this 9 month thing

          Search for the rants about the new forum, look at the names, then check their history, and you wont believe that these people could have written that.

          I bet your SAP system has developed as well and is not still like it was when it got implemented.

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  6. Lakshmi Kumari Sama

    Hello Team,

    how to own this badge ?

    I have already bookmarked this updated rules of engagement and participated in this poll also on Jan 1st but up to now i didnt get this badge into my account. how much time it will take to get this badge after finishing of the poll ?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Lakshmi S

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    1. Jürgen L

      you have to bookmark the rules, not the announcement.

      the poll will take the time you need to read one question and 4 alternative answers

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      1. Lakshmi Kumari Sama

        Hello Jurgen L,

        You are like a trend setter to this community 🙂 . Thanks alot for your quick reply.

        I have already bookmarked this updated rules of engagement also after participating in this poll. OK, i have a hope to get this badge into my account soon 🙂

        Thanks & Regards,

        Lakshmi S

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          1. Lakshmi Kumari Sama

            Hello Ramanjaneyulu,

            Yes, i have already book marked this after taking the poll on Jan 1st but it was not updated on my account.

            I will re-try this once again and let me see the results.

            Thanks & Regards,

            Lakshmi S

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        1. Jürgen L

          I see the bookmark for the RoE in your bookmarks already from Jan. 3rd, however, I see that there is no progress  in your mission.

          Try it again, remove the bookmark and bookmark it again, then do the poll

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          1. Lakshmi Kumari Sama

            Hello Jurgen L,

            I have done this in Jan 1st but lack of progress in my account i have tried to mark the same in Jan 3rd and it came in edit mode. I just added one comment and re-bookmarked once again.

            Is it possible to take poll once again ? because it is showing as you have voted on Jan 1st,2014 message. I will try to do this once again now.

            Thanks & Regards,

            Lakshmi S

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    1. Dibyendu Patra

      Varshal Kachole wrote:

      In my opinion this kind of survey should be arranged regularly so that the efficacy of Rules of Engagement is improved.

      How it will be arranged regularly ? Do you have a way to arrange it regularly (by system) ?

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  7. Sergi D. Cecconi

    Jeanne,

    I’m trying to Access the “Rules of engagement” but I get an “unauthorised access” message. Is anything wrong with my account?

    Thanks

    Sergi

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