I’ve used several SAP and nonSAP platforms to solve my issues or questions in the past (SDN, SCN, SAP Notes, StackOverflow, different Q&A Pages,…). Mostly found via Google Search, and so
I really didn’t care much about design, layout, usability or…
I just needed some idea to solve my problem! I never thought about these girls or guys who help me.
Encouraged by one of my colleagues I thought about my role in my firm and also the SAP community:
- Could I really help others?
- Do others really need my help?
- Where and how can I help others?
I decided to give it a try and so I came back to sdn.sap.com after some years and was forwarded to www.sap.com/community.html and – …the first time I was really shocked (really like WTF!!!).
But this also happened so many times at some other sap.com pages and I also dislike StackOverflow or other Q&A platforms, so maybe it’s my fault!
When I had read some blogs and discussions (e.g. Has The New SAP Community Killed The Community?) I was still really “disappointed”, but then I remembered my days at school: I learned the most when I explained things to others!
And so: I really don’t care about design, layout, usability or…
If I can find some question on SCN (hard enough 😉 ) and may have a suggestion or possible solution or – even better – have no idea what the question is about, I try to solve it!
Not just for the user or the community, not for any kind of points, not for praise – but to learn something new and to get better! At least in solving unforeseen problems!
A better platform would be great and could help find and offer solutions and maybe will encourage others to participate in the community.
I now try to use SCN as a kind of problem generator, and solve them – just like daily business but with a safety net!
And most of the problems I’m facing have already been solved on any sap.com page!
Big thanks to all of you for providing and solving problems!