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;
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. Elisa Schmidt

    Hi Jamie,

    do you know if I can somehow speed up the process if I urgently need to get my first blog post approved by a moderator?

    Thank you so much

     

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Elisa,

      Our moderators work very hard to process items quickly through pre-moderation.  Do you already have a draft created and sent in for review?

      Best,

      Jamie

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          Hi Elisa,

          I see Tammy got back to you today and you are working with her to get the post publish-ready.  If you are still experiencing any issues, please let me know.

          Best,

          Jamie

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      HI Manpreet,

      Please try logging out and clearing your cache. Then, close/reopen your browser and log back in.

      Let me know if you are still having issues.

      Best,

      Jamie

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  2. Ashish Taneja

    Hi Jamie,

    I am trying to write a blog for a value addition for other SAP colleagues.

    “You have not achieved the blogging permission level required to perform this action. ”

    There was an option of writing and submitting a Whitepaper earlier. However, after migration to new SAP portal, it seems to have lost.

     

    Could you please help me with the next steps to post the whitepaper/blog

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Ashish,

      Please read the blog post above for instructions on how to get started with SAP Blogs.  I would also recommend reviewing the Community Rules of Engagement and the Blogging Guidelines to ensure that your proposed content will be appreciated by the wider community.  If your blog post is intended only for other SAP employees, I would recommend using internal channels to publish it (e.g. SAP Jam).

      Best Regards,

      Jamie

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  3. Heidi Viik

    Hi

    I am member of the LEAP program and it was agreed that we will post some blog articles about the SAP LEAP program. My LEAP sister Nancy Callahan has already done that. Now I am trying to have our blog post published but seems to have some difficulties in order to post it. I read the instructions but trying to publish it before leaving my holiday. Can you help me?

     

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Heidi,

      Would you please let me know what steps of the above have you already taken and where are you getting stuck?

      Thanks,

      Jamie

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      1. Heidi Viik

        Hi

        I have a profile and when trying to publish the blog, there is following information.

        You have not achieved the blogging permission level required to perform this action. To learn more about user levels, please click here.

        Heidi

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          Thanks Heidi.  Please perform one of the following:

          (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. 

          If you are still experiencing trouble after this, please try logging out, clearing your browser cache, closing the browser, and then, logging back in.

          Best Regards,

          Jamie

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          1. Keyur Modi

            Hi Jamie,

            I have followed your  instruction which you have mentioned into Point (a) and Point (b). also i have cleared my browser cache, closed the browser, and then, logging back but NO LUCK. same message.

            Can you please help-me out to post blog on scn.sap.com.

             

            Regards,

            Keyur

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  4. Hardeep Tulsi

    Hello Jamie. Thanks for your time.  I will appreciate if you can grant me access to create the Blog.  I already followed several blogs but could access to create it.

     

    Thanks

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Hardeep,

      Please follow the instructions above.  To begin blogging, you must perform two tasks:

      (1) Follow this blog post AND follow a tag of your choosing;

      OR

      (2) Follow this blog post AND follow another member of the Community.

       

      Best Regards,

      Jamie

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      1. Shalin Roger B

        I have done the 2nd option. But still when I click to write a blog, I am not allowed. What shall I do ?

         

        I have followed this post and I am following another member of this community (Vivek N S).

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  5. Roseline Kanagaraj

    Hi Jamie,

    I working on my bog post on Emails on F.27. There is loads of info on this but nothing that can be used on one go. I personally had to go thru so many posts. So my intention is to create a blog that will let me post the actual steps in configuration and development. This will be very helpful for people like me.

    Much Regards

    Rose

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          The good news is that I am not a bottleneck in the publication process.  Once you’ve reached contributor status, you can simply click the “Write a Blog Post’ link in the Actions menu (top right of your screen) and enter your information there.  Please be sure to follow the Community Rules of Engagement and Blogging Guidelines to ensure that your post is quickly reviewed and published by our moderators.  After your second successful blog post publication, you’ll be able to hit the Publish button all on your own.

          Cheers,

          Jamie

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  6. Simon Kessler

    Hi,

    I have followed all required steps to be able to write a blog post.

    Unfortunately I still cannot do that (cleared cache, logged off).

    Could you please check that?

    Thank you!

    Regards, Simon

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  7. Adren D Souza

    Hi Jamie,

    I have  followed this blog post, followed 3 tags and 2 users . Logged out, cleared browser cache . Am still am not able to write a blog. Still the same message – “You have not achieved the blogging permission level required to perform this action. To learn more about user levels, please click here

    Can you please check ?

     

    Regards,

    Adren

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Adren,

      I’ve checked into your blogging permissions and it appears that you have achieved Contributor level.  You should be able to submit blog posts for review now.  Silly question, but did you close the browser after clearing the cache?

      Thanks,

      Jamie

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      1. Adren D Souza

        Hi Jamie,

        Bingo. Now I have permissions to write a blog. Thanks. Yes, I had logged out, cleared cache , closed browser – all possible things, more than dozen times a day  !!!  Does it take 24 hours to reflect ? Coz I think it took a bit more than 24 hours to get blog permissions.

        Regards,

        Adren

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        1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

          It shouldn’t, but I had a few others complain that it wasn’t working in the past couple of days.  We’re investigating to make sure there isn’t an ongoing issue.  Glad to hear yours is resolved now!

          Best,

          Jamie

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  8. Abdul Basith Sulaiman

    Hi Jamie,

    I have done the below activities.

    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. 

    Now, will I be getting the notification to my email in order to post the blog?

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  9. Richard Norwood

    Hello Jamie. Thanks for your time.  I will appreciate if you can grant me access to create the Blog.  I already followed several blogs but could access to create it.

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    1. Jamie Cantrell Post author

      Hi Richard,

      You’ll need to follow THIS blog and either a tag or another person (per the instructions above).  Let me know if you’re still experiencing issues after this.

      Best,

      Jamie

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        1. Steffi Warnecke

          And which tag or person are you following? As outlined in the blog and Jamie’s reply, there is more to do than just following this blog.

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    1. Jürgen L

      This might not be the right decision at all, please see this page to know how to create a question: https://www.sap.com/community/getting-started.html

      and from this page you get even more details on blogs and questions which enables you to distinguish between both formats and choose the right one for your purpose

      https://www.sap.com/community/about.html

       

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      1. baoxiang lv

        I am sorry to say that I don’t know what should I do ,I am a rookie and  hope you will let me know what to do step by step(I read your link but can’t find anything help,maybe I’m too weak)

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          1. baoxiang lv

            Hi,

            First thanks for your quick reply

            I can’t understand the step:

            “(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.”

            I can understand denotation but don’t know how to do .

            Looking forward you reply

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            1. Jürgen L

              you have not seen the “Follow” button next to the Twitter and Facebook and linked-in buttons?

              Find your space of interest and click there the follow button

              find a person who gives valuable advises and you want to follow, click the name and then the follow button

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              1. baoxiang lv

                Yeah,After your prompt, I noticed

                Next,what should I do to “follow a tag of your choosing”? what is tag of my choosing?

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                1. Jürgen L

                  I think this is good introduction about tags here in the community

                  https://www.sap.com/community/about/using-tags.html

                  Looking into your profile I can see that you asked a question with the tag C4C Extensibility

                  If this is your area of interest then it will probably become the tag of your choosing. So you just click this tag, you are taken to a page which has all content belonging to this tag and there you have again a “Follow” button which needs a click to fulfill the requirements

                  Once again: you do not need to go through this procedure if you want to ask a question.

                   

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                  1. baoxiang lv

                    I know the tags but I don’t know what’s the path to find the tags(just like:About->Events->Find a event and the ” C4C Extensibility” tags you provide for me )

                    And“Once again: you do not need to go through this procedure if you want to ask a question.”what is the mean?How should I ask question by right way?

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