If I have learned anything in the last few years it is that everything you post online becomes part of your identity and has a weight on your reputation, not only as a professional but also at a personal level.
Enough has been said about the do’s and don’ts of community behavior and a lot of time and resources invested in content and people management. The SCN rules of engagement clearly define the basic netiquette expected from all new comers and old wolfs, but somehow there is no much written about how to use SCN to your advantage.
SCN (former SDN) started as a collaboration platform for developers, somehow during those early days the community shaped itself to procure to a much larger audience, the amount of spaces multiply to accommodate the demand for segregated environments for the different subjects, some created on demand and others where simply hijacked. As the number of spaces increased so did the amount of users and with that policing became increasingly a priority. Simply, the community demanded an increase in the quality of the content and that translated into self-moderation. This is how the genius of a group of people that decided to stand aside and let the users do the talking and lead the changes gave us a place where collaboration has no limits.
SCN is now a place where anonymity is the exception rather than the rule, meaning that people are not afraid to be accountable for the content they post. In fact in a world where most companies procure talent online, having a clean presence in a site like SCN is an asset.
Aha! So?… What’s the point?
The point is SCN is not simply a troubleshooting tool; it’s a collaboration engine and a place where producing high quality content helps you build your reputation.
What about the points?
Points are just happy consequences!…
Love to hear your comments,