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Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson

SCN Topic Leader Contest Changes for 2015/2016

It’s that time of year again, when we start to look ahead to the closing of another Topic Leader contest cycle.

Wait… What was that? Close of the Topic Leader contest period?

But it’s… it’s only January!

Well, as you know if you have been following the progress of the 1DX Community Experience project and read Jeanne Carboni’s year-end blog post, The Latest Update on One Digital Experience and Community, the new experience is slated to debut in beta form at SAPPHIRE NOW, in May, and the live version will follow sometime not long after.

So, with the launch of the new experience anticipated to be earlier than the “usual” date that our Topic Leader contest would end (July 31, 2016), the SCN team has had to take a look at our options for holding a 2015/2016 contest at all.

The good news is: we still want to have a contest!

The hitch is, the duration of the contest will have to be shortened; it won’t be possible to hold a full 12-month contest. This is due not only to the timing of the new experience launch, but also because of the move from the space concept that we have now in the Jive platform to the tag-based concept that we will have in the new experience (there will not be a one-to-one mapping of spaces to tags).

So, after careful thought, we have decided to hold a shorter 2015/2016 Topic Leader contest:

The contest runs from August 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016.

Winners will be calculated after the contest closes, and the announcement of the winners will take place sometime in May. Details about point thresholds etc. will be communicated shortly before the winners are announced. (You can see the kinds of details we provided for the 2014/2015 contest here in Caroleigh Deneen’s blog post from last year, Updates to Topic Leader Contest.)

We hope you share our excitement in being able to conduct one last go-around of the Topic Leader contest before we launch our new Community Experience, and we look forward to sharing the list of winners in a few months!

P.S. If you’re new to SCN, and you’re not sure what the Topic Leader contest is, check out the blog announcing the 2014/2015 winners.

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      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
      Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer

      Awesome!!

      Change is inevitable and wonderful too.. I am waiting with 10000000000 eyes for the new experience...

      Rgds

      Ajay M

      Author's profile photo Rohit Singh
      Rohit Singh

      Hi Adurey,

      Is the Topic Leader contest over for 2016 ?

      Regards,

      Rohit

      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Rohit,

      The 2015/2016 contest is now closed, yes. The team is already working hard on producing the list of Topic Leaders, and sometime in May is when we will have the work finished.

      Thanks in advance for your patience!

      Regards,

      Audrey

      Author's profile photo Rohit Singh
      Rohit Singh

      Hello Audrey,

      Thank you for your response. I will wait for further communication on this.

      Best Regards,

      Rohit

      Author's profile photo Suman Thangadurai
      Suman Thangadurai

      Why my name is not listed for sap dashboards 😕 😥

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Hi Suman,  Unfortunately, no one reached the point threshold for the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards space this contest period.

      Author's profile photo Raghuraman S
      Raghuraman S

      Hello Carloeigh,

      Good Day!!!

      The winners list  for 2015/2016 has been announced?

      If not,When the same shall be expected?.

      Author's profile photo Sajid Amir
      Sajid Amir

      Hello Raghuraman, here is the blog announcing the 2015-2016 Topic Leaders:

      Announcing the SCN Topic Leaders 2015-2016

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Raghuraman S
      Raghuraman S

      Thanks Sajid..

      So for 2016-2017 from march 16-march 17 will be considered?

      Author's profile photo Sajid Amir
      Sajid Amir

      Hello Raghuraman,

      Given we are moving away from points in the new 1DX Community, I am afraid we will not be having a Topic Leader Contest next year with the same rules. However, we will have a rather innovative way to recognize expertise. Please give this a read:

      Reputation Program Reloaded

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Raghuraman S
      Raghuraman S

      Thanks Sajid. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Pradeep Kumar N
      Pradeep Kumar N

      Hi Audrey, "2015/2016 Topic Leader contest: The contest runs from August 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016" What would happen to the points gained after March 31, 2016? Will it be considered for the next year? since it is mentioned it would start from August. Thanks, Pradeep.

      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Pradeep,

      I'm sorry I did not reply sooner (I was out ill). Please see the reply that Sajid Amir gave to Raghuraman Sritharan right above here.

      Regards,

      Audrey