Recognizing members who engage in our community in ways other than writing (Part 1)
You provide value. Yes, you.
Sometimes it may seem like we focus just on those members of our community who post content like blogs, or who answer questions. They get a lot of badges, they receive a lot of recognition; they are the ones who qualify for selection as Member of the Month.
And it’s true, we do spend time recognizing those members who contribute their time and knowledge here. Without them, we could have no community. There would be nothing to see here. Literally.
But there is another contingent of members who also contribute in a different way than posting. It’s those of you who consume what’s posted and provide your feedback by liking or commenting or voting on those posts. Without the feedback that you provide, there would be little incentive for contributing members to contribute.
This blog post, and the badge that it discusses, are for you, the “engagers” in our community. I’m referring to the Random Day Surprise badge, which we award sporadically as a fun way to recognize every member who participates in our community on a particular day that is kept secret until that day. This badge is for more members than just the ones who post.
Most recently, we awarded Random Day Surprise on September 19, International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If you participated in our community on that day, you earned this cool badge (designed by our very own Caroleigh Deneen):
And now we intend to recognize you in this blog post. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you will continue to do the things that you do! You never know when the next Random Day Surprise may happen…
Members who participated in SAP Community on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19:
Note: Due to the large number of members mentioned here, I was not able to include avatars. Also, if you earned any other badges last week in addition to this one, your name appears in my Weekly Mission & Badge Roundup post instead.
Note: this list is continued in Part 2.