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As you work in the SAP Community platform, you may be a little confused about the author levels in the new system. The new author level system is designed to help grow the quality of our Community content. Here’s a simple breakdown of how the new blogger levels work.

1.) Subscriber: This step allows new users to get acclimated to the Community and learn how to create valuable content. New member accounts start automatically at this level. Subscribers can comment on posts, but cannot create new blog posts. A Subscriber must complete 1 of 2 tasks to become a Contributor:
(a) Follow this blog post AND follow a tag of your choosing;
OR
(b) Follow this blog post AND follow another member of the Community.

These tasks are designed to help you learn your way around the Community and some of the engagement features you’ll be utilizing to connect with content and other users.

2.) Contributor: The Contributor level allows the user to try out their hand at content creation. Contributors can create their own blog posts, but they must work with a moderator to publish their content.

3.) Author: When the Contributor successfully publishes two blog posts, they automatically become an Author, capable of publishing their own content independently.

So what happens to existing users when we migrate to the new Community?

If you have two or more published blog posts in SCN (not counting personal blogs or coffee corner posts), you will become an Author in the new Community. With less than two posts, you will join the new Community as a Contributor.

Want to know more about how to successfully create content in the SAP Community?

Check out the Rules of Engagement to learn more about best practices and rules guiding our moderators in approving content.

Troubleshooting

Completed the steps above but still not able to start blogging?  Try logging out of the Community altogether, closing and reopening your browser, and logging back in.  Still can’t figure it out?  Leave me a comment below.

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  1. Janie Henry

    Hi Jamie,

    Following your guidelines mentioned above, I had completed the first level i.e. ‘Subscriber’ and reached to second one i.e. ‘Contributor’. I submitted my first post to SAP community near about 20 days ago and it is still showing under moderator’s review.

    Can you please let me know how much time it will take to go live on SAP.

    Thanks.

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  2. Sophia Haegerich

    Hi Jamie,

    I’ve just signed up and am experiencing trouble to move from subscriber to contributor status although following your guidelines and the suggested steps of logging out again etc.

    Could you please let me know how to proceed and upload my first article?

    Thanks,

    Sophia

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Sophia,

      I see you followed me (great!). Did you also follow this blog post? I’ve checked and you are indeed still a Subscriber.

      Best,

      Jamie

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      1. Sophia Haegerich

        Hi Jamie,

        thanks for the quick answer. Yes, I’ve also followed this blog post (only have the option to ‘unfollow’ this post).

        What can I do to change this?

        Thanks,

        Sophia

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          1. Sophia Haegerich

            Hi Jamie,

             

            just wanted to let you know that I now got the notification that I’m a blog contributor.

            So everything seems fine, just have to wait until my blogs are reviewed.

             

            Thanks for the support!

            Sophia

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      2. Pradeepta Sahoo

        Hi Jamie,

        I’m a very senior and experienced consultant having more than 14 years of SAP experience. Need your guidance to move in this community.

         

        Please guide me.

         

        Regards, Pradeepta

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  3. Neetu agarwal

    Hi Jamie,

    Hope you are doing Good!!

    I’ve just signed up and am experiencing trouble to become subscriber and move from subscriber to contributor status although following your guidelines.

    Could you please let me know how to proceed and upload my first article?

    Thanks,

    Neetu

     

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Neetu,

      Thanks for your interest in the Community! I checked your profile and noticed that you don’t seem to be following anything. On joining the Community, you are automatically a Subscriber, but to move to Contributor, you must follow either a tag or another member, AND you must follow this blog post. Please let me know if you are still experiencing issues after performing these steps.

      Best,

      Jamie

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  4. Francis Omare

     

    Hello, I have completed the step of following the following the blog post and 2 members of the community…but I still cannot write a blog.  Why is this, please?

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Francis,

      I just checked and it says you are still a subscriber. Are you sure that you’ve followed this post? (I see you followed me, so that’s step 1).

      Best,

      Jamie

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  5. David Balaban

    Hi Jamie!

    My profile page: people.sap.com/davidbalaban

    I have created 2 blog posts: #594684 and #594261

    Both posts are pending review.

    Would you please let me know how long does it take to review and approve blog posts?

    Thanks,

    – David

     

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  6. Sourin Acharjee

    Hi Jamie,

    I have followed all the steps required to be a contributor, but am still not able to post for review by the moderator. Can you please guide me on how to proceed for the same?

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  7. Omar Ahmed

    Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for the detailed information. I’ve submitted both of my posts for review. Any ideas on roughly how long it can take. Thanks!

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  8. Anne Mulloy

    Hi Jaime,

    I am a contributor and submitted my first blog post two weeks ago (12/18). It hasn’t been posted yet and I haven’t seen any editorial feedback on it. Do you know what the timeline is for publishing?

     

    Best,

    –Anne

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Anne,

      With the holidays, many of our team members have been out of the office. We expect to begin catching up and resume normal operations starting this week. My apologies for the delay.

      Best Regards,

      Jamie 

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Murray,

      I checked on your account and you are, indeed, still a subscriber. I see that you followed me. Did you also follow this blog post?

      Cheers,

      Jamie

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      1. Murray Newlands

        Hi Jamie

        Yes I did follow the post and I got a notification saying

        “Congratulations! Your blogging level was upgraded from blog subscriber to blog contributor.” However I still can not write a post.

        Cheers,

        Murray

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          It could be a caching issue. Try logging out of the Community altogether, closing and reopening your browser, and logging back in. You may need to clear your cache also.

          Best,

          Jamie

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  9. Stephanie Frasco

    I’ve upgraded level and got message:

    “Congratulations! Your blogging level was upgraded from blog subscriber to blog contributor.” However I still can not write a post”

    But still facing same issue.

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      It could be a caching issue. Try logging out of the Community altogether, closing and reopening your browser, and logging back in. You may need to clear your cache also.

      Best,

      Jamie

       

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  10. Vinayak Adavi

     

    Hi Jamie

    Yes I did follow the post and I got a notification saying

    “Congratulations! Your blogging level was upgraded from blog subscriber to blog contributor.” However I still can not write a post.

     

    Thanks

    Vinayak

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      It could be a caching issue. Try logging out of the Community altogether, closing and reopening your browser, and logging back in. You may need to clear your cache also.

      Best,

      Jamie

       

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  11. David Metser

    Hi Vinayak,

    sometime it is a cashe issue so i recomend log off and then log in or using a diffrent browser if that doesn’t help.

    Hopefully that will solve the problem.

    Dedi

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  12. Rishabh Agarwal

    Hi Jamie,

    Greetings !!

    I am also facing the same issue of not being able to write a Blog. I followed your guidelines and did all what was mentioned. Still I’m not able to write a blog, please could you help me.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Rishabh

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  13. Farhan Saeed

    Hi Jamie,

    I just signed up and  move to subscriber  although following your guidelines and the suggested steps  move to Contributor .

    Thanks,

    Regards.

    M Farhan Saeed

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  14. Vlad Pshenychka

     

    Hi,

    I want to write a blog and i have been waiting since a week now. I followed this article and another article, but brings me back here whenever i click on ‘write a blog’. Can you please help?

    Thanks

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Vlad,

      I checked the system and it shows that you are still a Subscriber. I see you’ve followed a few people. Have you also followed this post? If so, can you share a screenshot of what you see at the top of this page? For example, does your button (in red below) say “Follow” or “Unfollow”?

      Best,

      Jamie

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  15. Amanda Sparks

    Hi, Jamie.

    Something went wrong, and I still cannot contribute, although I have already got the notification about me being upgraded to contributor level. Could you please help me? Thanks!

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Amanda,

      Did you try logging out of the Community altogether, closing and reopening your browser, and logging back in? How about clearing your cache?

      Best,

      Jamie

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  16. AHMED FAREEDUDDIN

    Hello Jamie,

    I am trying to write a blog but still, I am getting I do not subscribe to it. I am too following your steps to get it to contributor level but couldn’t able to. Appreciate your help. Thanks !!

     

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Ahmed,

      Have you followed another member or a tag? I don’t see anything on your profile. This would be the first step, in addition to following this post.

      Best,

      Jamie

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      1. AHMED FAREEDUDDIN

        Hello Jamie,

        After following a member still, I am not seeing the change in my profile but I got the notification saying “Your blogging level was upgraded from blog subscriber to blog contributor” Is it something I am waiting for approval.

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          Now, as a contributor, you will need to go through pre-moderation (coaching from our moderators) for your first two blog posts before you can publish on your own. Let me know if you run into any issues.

          Best,

          Jamie

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  17. Sathida Pornjam

    Hi Jamie Cantrell,

    Just now create a content based in Business Technology, please check my submitted content? Is there any mistake please let me know.

     

    Best Regards

    Sathida

     

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  18. Komathi T

    HI Jamie,

    Followed the rules and now under contributor level. I submitted a blog for review a couple of days and it is still under review. Can you please help here?

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      1. Komathi T

        Hi Jamie,

        This is a high priority blog related to S/4HANA cloud 1802 release. Can you please review and publish it ASAP.

        Thanks in advance.

         

        Regards,

        Komathi

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  19. Jeshtal Sheth

     

    Hi Jamie,

    I’ve just signed up and am experiencing trouble to move from subscriber to contributor status although following your guidelines and the suggested steps of logging out again etc.

    And there is one optopn to follow jst below to your profile and I already click on follow button.

    Could you please let me know how to proceed and upload my first article?

    Thanks,

    Jeshtal

     

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Jeshtal,

      If you’ve followed this blog post (sounds like you have), you’ll also need to follow a tag or a person. To do that, you need to click on either the name of the person (you’ll be taken to their profile) or the name of a tag (you’ll be taken to the tag page). From either of these locations, you can follow the person or tag and move to the contributor level.

      Best Regards,

      Jamie

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  20. Noman shams

     

    Hi,

    I’ve just signed up and am experiencing trouble to move from subscriber to contributor status although following your guidelines and the suggested steps of logging out again etc.

    And there is one optopn to follow jst below to your profile and I already click on follow button.

    Could you please let me know how to proceed and upload my first article? Help Me Please.

    Thanks,

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  21. Arvind Bartwal

     

    Hi Jamie,

     

    I followed the instruction as mentioned above and reached to level contributor.

    But still not able to write a blog, can you help me in this.

     

    Thanks

    Arvind Bartwal

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