As you work in the new Community platform (now in Beta), 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;
(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.
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.