In this Tip in a Minute video, Jerry Janda from the SAP community team shows how to use Community Topic Pages and tags to find and follow content.


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    1. Jerry Janda Post author

      Hi, Mike:

      We acknowledge this is a big problem.

      We are going to publish a full list of the tags along with the corresponding links so you can go to them directly and follow them. We should have this by next week, if not sooner.

      For now, you can search a tag in the questions and/or blogs areas. You should find posts with the appropriate primary tag, then, per the video, you can click the tag and follow it. Not an ideal experience, but it’s the best option until the full list of links is available.

      Best regards,

      –Jerry

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  1. Emmanuel Miret

    Hello,

    Thanks for the tips but I have 2 questions:
    1. How I can follow only blog post for a tag. I don’t want to follow “Question”.
    2. How can I receive alerts for a Tag.
    I’m not always connected to SAP community, I have to work too….

    Thanks,
    Emmanuel.

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    1. Jerry Janda Post author

      Hi, Emmanual:

      1) After you follow a tag, you’ll have the option to separate by either blogs or questions. You can’t, however, follow a tag for certain types of content. So filtering is the only option, I’m afraid.

      2) You’ll receive alerts for tag activity via your Followed Activities, but you’ll need to be in the community for that, of course. At the moment, we don’t have e-mail notifications, but it is a feature very much in demand that we’re exploring.

      Best regards,

      –Jerry

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      1. Emmanuel Miret

        Hello Jerry,

        1. Ok I saw the filtering, it could be improved as if you filter with Blog, you get also all the comments on the blogs….

        2. Ok I will wait, RSS feed could be helpful as well or replace email notification.

        Thanks and regards,
        Emmanuel.

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        1. Jerry Janda Post author

          Hi, Antoine:

          I’m not sure if it exists in Idea Place, but I can confirm it is a high-priority feature on our list.

          Best regards,

          –Jerry

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      1. Muhammed Azim

        i mean if i posted a question in scn

        before i clicked my user name then Content then i can open all my activity and my questions , comments  and blogs

         

        but now with the new scn i don’t know how to get or follow my question ?

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          1. Muhammed Azim

            Hi Jerry,

            thank you for the clarification

            i have another question regrading to the new SCN

            how can i change my username ?? that starts with (@) and how to prevent it to display for the other users ?

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  2. Ana Basabas

    Hi,

    Is there a way to go about creating a new Community Topic Page myself? Or, is there a person/group that I need to liaise with to create a new Community Topic Page?

    Regards,
    Ana

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    1. Jerry Janda Post author

      Hi, Ana:
      At this time, there is no way to create community topic pages. The initial list of community topic pages was based upon certain criteria for the corresponding SCN space — such as traffic, editorial support, interaction, etc. Since SCN had grown to 500 spaces, there was a decision to limit the number of community topic pages.
      Eventually, I believe the responsible team will release a process for requesting new topic pages and tags. But it doesn’t exist at the moment.
      If you’d like to make any sort of request formally for the community’s consideration, this post might help guide you: https://blogs.sap.com/2016/10/05/reporting-bugs-and-providing-feedback-after-go-live/
      Best regards,
      –Jerry

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    1. Jerry Janda Post author

      If you are logged in and go to any page for a primary tag, you should see a Follow button.

      For example: Here’s the blogs page for the Training tag. You can see the Follow button in the upper right: https://blogs.sap.com/sap/82352407468693968798155/676305042803066886656318788802663/

      Another example: Here’s the Q&A page for the SD (Sales and Distribution) tag. The Follow button is under the tag (to the left): https://answers.sap.com/questions/metadata/24413/sd-sales-and-distribution.html

      If you’re not seeing the Follow button on these pages, and you’ve confirmed that you logged in, could you post a screenshot of the page?

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      1. Stefan Weisenberger

        Hello Jerry,

        many of the topics I would like to comment & respond to questions do not have a primary tag.For example: variant configuration, batch management, or some industries .

        I tried Questions & Answers to search for questions, but this displayed questions from the archive.

        I wanted to see the recent, unanswered questions where I have expertise to contribute.

        What’s the best way to achieve this?

        Thanks, Stefan

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        1. Jerry Janda Post author

          Hi, Stefan:

          I have a few suggestions, observations, and questions — all of which I hope can help you.

          * You are correct that most of the Q&A responses pull from Archive. This is because the archive has the wealth of SCN discussions in it. As more people ask and answer questions in the new community, the search results should give newer results. If you’re not finding unanswered questions suited to your expertise, then it’s possible that people haven’t asked questions about those topics yet.

          * The examples you gave didn’t have their own SCN spaces either (at least with that phrasing), so they wouldn’t have received primary tags. But it’s possible that they did receive tags and they have slightly different names. For example, variant configuration isn’t a primary tag in the list available at http://go.sap.com/community/about/using-tags.html, but PLM Variant Configuration is: https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=411295671235448601330173655419575. And when I checked this tag, I was happy to see a recent contribution from you: https://blogs.sap.com/2016/10/21/product-definition-modeling-metal-mill-products-indsutries/. Also, any of the industries served by SAP should have primary tags. Please let me know if you discover differently.

          * To tie those previous points together: Once I was aware of the PLM Variant Configuration primary tag, I was able to search for questions with that tag. And as I suspected, there just aren’t that many yet. Here’s one of the few I could find (which, coincidentally, was someone looking for the proper tags): https://answers.sap.com/questions/34466/where-is-sap-erp-plm-classification-and-variant.html

          * User tags might be another way for you to find content. Going back to your blog post, I saw that you had “batch management” as a user tag. When I clicked on that, I found other blogs about that topic — although I admit that doesn’t address your concern about unanswered questions. I also searched for “batch management” in Questions and Answers, and as you may have guessed, my results came from the archive. Again, however, this may simply be because no one has asked a “batch management” question yet.

          I hope this helps…or at least guides you in the right direction.

          Best regards,

          –Jerry

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          1. Stefan Weisenberger

            Thank you Jerry,

            I have started to explore the tag list and subscribed to a larger number.

            Probably it boils down to a wish: To be able to filter and sort the search result in questions.

            I’ll be able to work with it for now. And I am very much looking forward to any tag cloud or related future developments.

            Thanks, Stefan

             

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            1. Jerry Janda Post author

              You’re welcome, Stefan.

              A better method of finding tags is high on the list of requests for new features. The spreadsheet is just meant to provide a short-term fix.

              Best regards,

              –Jerry

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  3. Nicolaas Johannes Van Zyl

    Hi,

    I haven’t had the opportunity to browse around yet, but I already see a missing feature I want to save my own blogs to a pdf format file this does not seem to be possible anymore.
    Also it seems documents and blogs have merged I don’t see document section anymore?

    Kind Regards,
    Johan

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  4. Wei Han Tan

    Hi Jerry,

     

    I just got myself upgraded from a subscriber to a contributor but I am still not able to create a blog without a moderator. May I know who can I approach to get a moderator for my future blog posts?

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    1. Jürgen L

      read the details about blogger levels here: http://www.sap.com/community/about/blogs.html

      You only need to write your blog and add a relevant primary tag and submit it for review, based on that tag the moderator of this tag is automatically notified and will make his decision

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