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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.

As noted above, temporarily until further noted, please allow 1-2 business days for the change from Subscriber to Contributor to take affect.

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  1. Paul Waters

    Hi,

    A Partner of mine in the UK, Thomas Bridge (Keytree PID: 870284) is trying to create some blogs here but needs some assistance.

     

    He would like to know if he can post as ‘Bluefin’ from a brand account rather than creating content on his own S-User.

     

    Can you please contact him regarding – Thomas.Bridge@bluefinsolutions.com

     

    Kind regards,

    Paul

     

     

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Paul,

      No, we do not permit anonymous blogging and require users to register as individuals (same even for SAP teams).  Instead, we recommend including the name of the company in his profile. He doesn’t have to use his S-User to blog if he doesn’t want to and can register as a new P-user instead.

      Best,

      Jamie

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      1. Alex Ainsworth

        Thanks for the info Jamie, I’m working with Paul and Tom to get these blogs published.

        We have three blogs, from three separate contributors, and want to post them under their name, but with reference to bluefin. I guess we can do this by including the name of the company on the profile.

        Do you recommend we create three new P-users for them to post the blogs from? If so, who should we reach out to for P-user creation? Will the new P-users automatically have ‘contributor’ level?

         

        Thanks!

        Alex

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          Hi Alex,

          Registration for P-User is self-service. They just have to come to the site and click the “ghost avatar” at the top of the page (where you would normally log in) and they will be prompted to register. All new users have to follow the above-outlined process to become contributors.

          Best,

          Jamie

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          1. Alex Ainsworth

            Hi Jamie,

             

            I’ve followed this post and a tag of my choosing. I have received the notification telling me that my account has been upgraded, but still ‘don’t have permission’ when I select ‘write a blog’ on the drop-down.

             

            What am I doing wrong!! Thanks,

            Alex

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      The change to Contributor level should be automatic if you’ve followed all the steps in this post. Please check the troubleshooting tips if you’re having issues.

      Jamie

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      1. Arulmurugan Veluchamy

        Though my blogging level has been increased from “Subscriber” to “Contributor”  as per the notification received on today morning, still i am unable to “write a BLOG post” due to the message   “You have not achieved the blogging permission level required to perform this action. To learn more about user levels, please click here“.

        Could you help me on this?

        Arulmurugan

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        1. Md Asim

          I am having the same issue-

          “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.”

          How do I get in touch with a moderator?

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  2. Misha Aggarwal

    Hi,

    Please provide me with Contributor access. I have completed all the steps mentioned in the blog, but still not able to write a blog.

    Regards,

    Misha

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  3. Puja Kumari

    Hi Jamie,
    I became a contributor but still I am not able to write my blog, It still says
    You have not achieved the blogging permission level required to perform this action. To learn more about user levels, please click here
    Request you to please help
    Regards
    Puja

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