Another way to improve quality: clean out the closet!
In that last months, we often complained about the quality in SAP Community.
As far as I can tell, the idea to reach that, was to get more quality contend published.
I agree that having more good content can improve overall content quality.But there’s another aspect:
Removing bad content will also help.
We do that already, reporting bad blogs (or not even letting them through moderation), down voting low-quality questions, trying to educate new users and so on.
But what we (at least I) haven’t done so far, is take a look at what content we created in the past!
For my Blogs, I try to do that now!
I sure wrote some good blogs (feedback does tell), but there might be some, that are not that great:
Maybe I started of learning about something (and blogging about it on the way) but then had other priorities – #eCatt.
Or I posted something very relevant at past time, but now it’s no longer true (things do change) #saponesupportlaunchpad.
It’s probably quite hard to delete something you created, after all, you put some effort into it. But with every lifecycle-management, decommissioning (=the end of life) should also be part of it, right?
So this is an inventory if my “not-so-high-quality-blogs”:
All of my “SAP ONE Support Launchpad“-Blogs?! (Not linking all of them…) Those where exciting, when it was new, now the problems are either solved or probably will never be.
But at least with this there’s lots of other people’s content in those 51 Comments, I wouldn’t want to kill that!
This one I don’t think is that bad:
…but it didn’t receive ANY feedback, that’s why it might be irrelevant!
This helped me to structure my thoughts back then, but I guess there are dozens like this, so this might be a candidate for removal.
There are does “there’s the new SAP Community“-Blogs:
…good for nostalgia, not sure if there’s more to it.
Just have to keep this link from the comments: 🙂
recent, un-answerd questions on S/4HANA
(I did open my old blog to get that link already a few times this year! It’s a few clicks, but still the fastest way for me. (Except if I would use browser bookmarks, I know….)).
Ideaplace is long gone, so this blog could well go:
Those two are a classical “I tried to learn/do something, but then didn’t:
Noticed something and felt like writing it down:
With this one, even when writing I noticed already, that it’s basically only a link-collection. But there’s valuable content in the comments so it’s a keeper!
Well, that’s a link collection:
(once all those are tagged with [an AdT-Tag] this sure can go! )
Now that I got this inventory, what can I do with it? I’m not going to delete anything today, but I think those are candidates for removal of some kind, thus increasing the overall quality of my blogs.
I think back in SCN we had “personal blogs” which were not part of the spaces but only associated with your user, but we don’t have that here.
Also it would be helpful to see, if someone links to your blog (like in SCN, where we had “incoming links”) – I wouldn’t want to break those links!
(I do notice the irony of me putting links to the deletion-candidates above . But I have control over this blog, so I can remove them again if I want to).
Over to you:
Have you ever thought about cleaning out your blog closet? What solution did you come up with?
Do you think it’s even a valid thought I have here? Or – in the age of big data – should we treat SAP Community as an insert-only (never-delete) database ?