SAP Community – We only want you if you are a professional!!! Not true…
Are you professional?
Do you know EVERYTHING about all areas of SAP? Do you know enough not to write a “stupid” question about an area you’ve never worked in before? Then we want you.
If you don’t know what a stupid question is… I’ll write one for you.
“Hi all, I have normally posted in ABAP, but I have a current project that requires me to know the basics of FI/CO – the ACDOCA table or financial posting?”
HA! There are many problems with this question. Are there? I mean it wasn’t asked professionally – right? Right! So therefor – off with my head, I MUST not be a professional. So I must expect bad answers, a quick response that I need to give more information… Insert something negative here:
So we do need more information. Think about the responses for a second:
- A. It’s not an excuse that you normally post in ABAP, you should know to give more information.
- A. Give more information.
- A What exactly do you need to know about the ACDOCA table. Basically all of FI/CO will flow there. So I need more information to give you a better answer.
- A. Do you even know what you are asking for? All the FI/CO basics?
- Skip it and go to the next question to answer. If this question frustrates you, It’s a pretty good reason to skip it. Hopefully someone else will pick it up.
Oh boy! Based on the response, I’m never asking a question again. My professional image is hurt just because of the responses. My personal image of myself is hurt.
Aha!!! There are blogs on questions what is right and appropriate. There are guidelines.. There are…. Well I’m kind of in a hurry for that answer. I can’t read everything out there. I also HAVE searched, but maybe not with the right words. So who will help me now? The person who asks me the correct question so I can sort out what I really need will help.
So my blogs… I wrote a blog that has been written many times before. So skip my blog just don’t read it. Why would I write a blog like that? I think I have a better perceptive? Not so. I could have missed the others – which in fact I did when writing one of my blogs. After seeing that in the comments, I fixed my blog. I could just think I may have a different experience to share.
Skip my blog and don’t read it. I guess as I stated above I mean if the title or even the first paragraph frustrates you then skip it! – there is as always exceptions to every rule:
- Inaccurate information – comment and I’ll fix the blog
Again – off with my head. That can’t be professional. Oh yes, I’m olderish. So a lot of the time I double space between my sentences. Horrible, awful, that means my blog should be removed. Should it?
This blog is not technical. Heck it really isn’t a business solution. Does that mean it should be removed? Your thoughts in the comments please.
You want me only if I’m a professional? But I am a student, I am an intern, I am just starting my career. Does that mean I can’t ask? I don’t have a new and different way of looking at things? Sorry no, you are not a professional. Sarcasm here. Yes, of course we want you. You are the people we were. You will become better at some things than we are. There is so much going on right now.
SDN – SAP Developer’s Network Destroyed not very long ago
- SDN – the platform was… Well OK the platform was not the greatest.
- SDN – The community was smaller.
- SDN – No question was a bad one. Such notables as Thomas Jung, Blag, Craig Cmehil ., Marilyn Pratt… and many more answered question, wrote blogs, gave encouragement.
- SDN – No blog was stomped on. If we didn’t like it – we debated it.
What. Stop the bus right there. They were encouraging? Does that happen anymore? I don’t see a lot of it. I do see some of it peaking through the cracks. I think at one time we had WWMD shirts. What would Marilyn do? Did she discourage people? I didn’t see it.
Vision for community
For me the first part of Marilyn’s blog hit me, this was from 2015:
- A positive user experience for all visitors, including content consumers, contributors
- Quality content – not just an easy way to publish, not just gamification, not an ad farm.
- Easy engagement amongst visitors.
- Simple governance and community management.
- Differences of opinions / perspectives are welcomed.
- Clear vision to the project and up-to-date communication.
- Best of breed technology, coupled with custom development to support these principles and provide key functions that members expect.
No we didn’t get the big “fix” of the technology. But look at the other things on the list. A big one for me is the removal of ads and easy engagement. A HUGE one is that we encourage engagement, not discourage it. Don’t like this or any other content skip it.
Now what do you consider “quality” content? Open for discussion.
If you are doing research (Searching for an answer via google) and you find a question you think is too basic. Read it an move on. No one said it would be easy. It usually isn’t.
This is my blog. My opinion. So feel free to comment. I would ask that it not become a debate on question and answers. Why? Because there have already been so many. This blog is less about Q&A and more about the simple encouragement that “I” feel at times is lacking. Feel free to call me wrong and debate the encouragement piece.
OH one last thought – blog could be considered a repeat. (Coffee corner and I think I wrote something similar at some point.)
// Updated with some help from Jelena
FYI – some great links from SDN – yes SDN 2007 – the more we learn the less we know. Bad questions:
FYI – some repeated questions SDN (ALV):
Technical Issue with SDN