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Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson

Tour the SAP Community and Earn a New Badge

Jerry Janda started it in his Coffee Corner post, Hello, 2019, I hope you’re ready: he kicked off 2019 in SAP Community. Jerry’s post was a signal that this is a new year, a time for new beginnings, a time to start fresh (and for some people, a time for resolutions).

Following Jerry’s lead, I’m going to say that it’s a great time to get started in the SAP Community, especially if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to finally become an active, participating community member, instead of just a consumer. It’s even a great time to take another, fresh look at the community—how it works, what the rules are, and so on—if you’ve been around here for a long time already.

And we have just the thing to help you in this (re)fresh endeavor: a new SAP Community tutorial and an accompanying mission and badge!

Our new tutorial, Tour the SAP Community, guides you on an 11-step journey through some of the community basics. If you complete the tutorial, you’ll learn:

  • About key settings in your SAP profile
  • How to follow tags, content, and people
  • About the SAP Community Rules of Engagement
  • How to publish good questions and blog posts

As a bonus, if you want to be a blogger in the SAP Community, but you are currently at Subscriber level, completing the tutorial will take your permissions to the Contributor level, which will allow you to draft your first blog post here.

What could possibly top that? Well, how about a fun, new badge that we will be awarding to those who complete the tutorial:

(Note that we will be awarding the Tour the Community badge once a week, so it may take a few days between the time you complete the tutorial mission and the time you see the badge in your profile. Your permissions change, however, should take effect as soon as you have completed the full tutorial; no need to wait for the Tour the Community badge to appear before drafting your first post.)

If you’re new around here, we’re hoping that going through the tutorial will give you a great start in our community, help you learn how we do things here, and enable you to get more out of your participation and contributions. And if we can help you get up and running properly, that benefits all community members, old AND new.

For those of you who are not new around here, I’m guessing you will want the badge in your badge list regardless, and will complete the tutorial so you can earn it, right? I’ll be curious to hear (in the comments) if you, too, learned something new by going through the material. I learned a few new details myself while helping to put it together!

Update: See which members earned this badge soon after the tutorial went live in my weekly mission and badge roundup post.

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Completed (I hope)

      I think it was a good refresher and reminder of the rules.  Hopefully everyone will take the tutorial and earn a badge.

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan

      I will say this is must do tutorial for everyone, very nice.

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      This is a great idea! But other than your link here in this blog post, I can't figure out how a newcomer would find this tutorial. I don't see any links to it on the Community home page, and if it shows up under Developer -> Tutorials, it's lost in the many tutorials there... and under Developer is not where I'd naturally look to find a Community beginner tutorial anyway.

      Is there a plan to make this more prominent, perhaps under Community -> My Profile -> Getting Started?

      Thanks, Audrey and Iris!

      Author's profile photo Craig Cmehil
      Craig Cmehil

      That is all coming, piece by piece we are rolling it out and the thinking was here would get to our existing users first to make sure there were no major show stoppers in it.

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Ah, got it, that makes sense.

      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson
      Blog Post Author

      Jerry has updated the Blogging resource page to point to the new tutorial as well now:

      Author's profile photo Lee Clemmer
      Lee Clemmer

      Great idea! Now I've got my first tutorial, mission, and achievement in the bag 🙂

      Author's profile photo Bärbel Winkler
      Bärbel Winkler

      Thanks for this quick refresher!

      Author's profile photo Phil Cooley
      Phil Cooley

      Definitely doing this - right now!

      Author's profile photo Sergio Guerrero
      Sergio Guerrero

      done ! w my 2 blogs over the weekend (1 in english and 1 in spanish) testing out the language tags

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      Did the tour, got the badge! Nice! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Did the tour.  Clicked on the last link -   It didn't work for me. (Page not found)

      Great tour!

      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Michelle,

      IT is aware and working to fix the issue with the subscriber-info page. That page contains an error message that guides users to this Blogging page, which describes the blogger levels and lets them know what to do to change their level.

      I will reach out to you offline as well about a related question I have.

      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson
      Blog Post Author

      The issue with the subscriber info page is now fixed.

      Author's profile photo Pascal Wasem
      Pascal Wasem

      Audrey Stevenson many thanks!

      Author's profile photo Marco Büscher
      Marco Büscher

      done, thanks!