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My second discussion got rejected in SCN. Felt bad but I thought it get rejected from the time I raised the discussion but never thought its a meaningless question. It was/is/will be meaningless question (as per Moderator/ Now I too agree)… 🙂 …!!!

This might happen with most of us (574 threads almost has the same topic). I knew what most of us all do. We ask our seniors and when we get no answer we google it and will get threads of SCN as first reference answers to our doubts.

We visit the SCN with a complete hope that a thread with question will definitely have the answer.

SCN addresses our doubts (which are already put forward by someone else) in two different ways.

ANSWERED

We feel happy when we get a thread with Green color word ANSWERED… Happy endings…

ASSUMED ANSWERED/NOT ANSWERED

I know how it felt when we get this Red color words in SCN. We work on the solutions given by the experts. One or other of the solutions given addresses our doubts (Its worked for me at least) but are red in color because they are not closed by the one who raised it.

Coming to the points where we do not get answers. How to address them?

Lets do this exercise…!!!

1. Is your question carries any meaning? (No hard feelings. We all are consultants and we always ask meaningful questions but lets think it again and ask ourselves do we ask the meaningful questions)

Yes (Go ahead). No (stop thinking of it as it carries no meaning of meaningless question).

2. Do you search it correctly in SCN? (There are N-number of answered discussions of our doubts. Lets take the pain to search it correctly before asking SCN).

3. Still got no solution. OK. Go ahead and ask the question. But prior to post a discussion, check whether you are following The SCN Rules of Engagement? (which I neglected while posting my second discussion. Got a beamer / bouncer from moderator – Rejected as it’s a meaningless question).

If yes is the answer for the third question, then definitely you will get the answer. 

***There are so many blogs explaining the same but thought I should share my experience in SCN too***

Keep learning and keep growing in SCN…!!!

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  1. Jelena Perfiljeva

    You are right, there are many blogs on the subject already, but I think it’s nice to hear from an “ex offender” 🙂 as well. Great advice to take rejection as a learning opportunity, not as a personal insult.

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  2. Gretchen Lindquist

    Gopal,

    I am glad that you learned something from your discussion rejection and that you shared that learning here. However, I would like to take issue with just one point that you made, under #1:  “We are all consultants…” No, we aren’t. In fact a good number of us here are customers. Thus our experiences and view points are likely to differ on certain situations; for example, a  “challenging learning experience” for a fresher consultant was quite possibly a “wretchedly painful  consulting experience” for the customer who had to bring in another consultant later to fix the mess. Do keep it in mind that some of us have different  needs and opinions based on our different roles and experiences.

    Definitely keep up the learning!

    Gretchen

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