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18 months?

So where are we? Around the 18 month mark, ( I think), since this new community was launched? I noticed the question count in the QM area today. 651. I assume that's the count since we changed over. I know that QM is a lesser used community area, but I know we still haven't gotten back to where we were before in the old SCN. Maybe one question a day on average it seems now.

Are there any actual stats generally available on the site usage compared to the old SCN? Is it getting better? Are we getting new users? Active new users? I haven't seen any new ones that I can speak of.

Mostly the hit & run users. One question, maybe two asked over six months, very few reply to questions/comments on their questions. Even fewer close them out. I'm not seeing any engagement between people. No technical blogs. (of course I'm guilty of not producing any myself).

Am I the only one feeling that way? Do the general inhabitants of the coffee corner feel like there is progress/improvement?

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  • Jun 25, 2018 at 04:31 PM

    <rant> Do you have an image of a nice dog/cat to share? That's a way to feel productive here these days, I guess </rant>

    EDIT: Don't get me wrong, these are awesome pets in the mentioned CC thread:)

    • Jun 25, 2018 at 04:57 PM

      Which CC thread was that? I must of missed that one.. cause yep.. I got a lot dog pics to share. Video's as well. puppy videos as well.

      Don't even tempt me to share them!!!



    • Jun 25, 2018 at 04:59 PM

      See. I just saw that one..

      Temptation.. Temptation... :-)

  • Jun 26, 2018 at 07:56 PM

    18 months is the pregnancy time of a Asian Elephant, 22 needs the African Elephant, SAP is even bigger and it may take longer until something happens :-p

    The public available statistics are Robert Russel's unofficial stats:

    In my opinion there are still too much questions under the wrong tags, and too much tags in general, which makes us feel as if there are less questions.

    Already checked those tags for questions which should have been posted under QM?:

    Data Quality Management :

    or SAP ERP Quality Issue:

    or SAP Quality Issue Management:

    or SAP Data Quality Management for SAP NetWeaver MDM:

  • Jun 27, 2018 at 09:59 PM

    I'm kind of wondering myself too what is going on.

    The "teaser" about a new design was posted when, around January? It's June and not only we don't have a new design but we don't even know ETA of the new design.

    There is definitely no improvement in engagement. If the quietly implemented Gamification was supposed to improve that then it was not a success IMHO.

    I could rant forever on how many things we've asked for were not improved (activity stream or answers/comments, anyone?) but what's the point? We used to get "thanks for the feedback" or "we'll look into it". Now it's not even that. Just crickets.

    Recently SAP tweeted this:

    You can see 14 retweets, 20 Likes, 0 replies. The link goes to Craig's blog. Yesterday I checked and didn't see any new comments there since the tweet. No one replied to the existing comments either, so does anyone really wants to know anything? Have not enough input been given already?

    18 months. Blimey...

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    • Jun 28, 2018 at 01:57 PM

      No offense but I don't use twitter. Why are we asking for feedback via twitter and not asking for it here in the community?

      There's been a ton of feedback already provided and it's seemed to fall on deaf ears over the past years. And now Craig posts on twitter???? His last post in here appears to have been his intro blog "Hello my name is Craig". And it was simply posted. He never engaged via it. Not a good way to introduce yourself.

      I can't tell if he "liked" any of the replies that congratulated him, (I believe that's something that has been a requested improvement).

      I don't see one personal reply or thank you to any one of the many people who seem to know him personally and I can't see anything that indicates he has engaged with anyone on the site since then. No more blogs, no updates, no dropping in for a cup of coffee in the coffee corner. If you're in charge of community relations, maybe you should try to build some in the same tool you expect us to use.

      I believe that if you are responsible for something you should be actively engaged with it at some level. It's like finding a Toyota vehicle in the driveway of a Ford executive. Or a retail executive authorizing new packaging for a product but fails to try opening it for themselves.

      Ask the people here @craig.cmehil


      • Jul 03, 2018 at 03:19 PM

        I see Craig posted a blog the day after my posting. Probably just a coincidence.

        But its good to see. Hopefully they'll keep coming.


        • Jul 11, 2018 at 07:47 AM

          Yeah, but wouldn't one expect from someone having the role "SAP Developer & Community Relations" that he comments/answers here IN the community if he is mentioned?

  • Jun 27, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    Re: technical blogs. ABAP tag is still not dead and good blogs are being posted regularly. Mike Pokraka, for example, have been treating us to some good blogs recently. I don't think any blogs of notice have been posted since 2015 in the functional areas. Although maybe I just somehow missed them among all the noise.

  • Jun 28, 2018 at 03:43 PM

    As a Moderator, you can review the stats for overall quantities in the Moderator Jam Group ( I collected them manually from November, 2016 as my efforts to access the analytical tools from Lee Clemmer were unsuccessful.

    Reach out to me in the Moderator Jam Group which all who can read this should be able to access since this comment was restricted to Moderators. Or email me (visible in my profile).

    Cheers, Mike

  • Jun 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    No, you're not the only one feeling that way.

    No, I don't feel there is progress.

    I'm still waiting for the platform's relaunch to happen. Until then, I'll mostly be lurking and maybe write an angry thread from time to time..

  • Jul 09, 2018 at 03:33 PM

    Craig S, in my own opinion, the first point is do our homework.

    For example, Is there any sense some SAP Mentors and Moderators still with "former member" in profile? Today we don’t have a community, we have a small group, with 50 or 60 peoples that push the blogs, questions, Meetups, Sap Inside Tracks, all content available and related to SAP.

    The first rule as per my understanding is leading by example, and some people that really should pull our community (and have a SAP entitlement by the knowledge and effort to help the community) don’t do these.

    No offense but... nothing happens.


    • Jul 10, 2018 at 12:39 PM

      I agree. I think after a certain amount of time any account with "former member" should be locked.

      And I agree about the same 50-60 people. That might be generous actually. I think the 90/10 rule applies here. 90% of the content (answers, blogs, meetups, etc..), are provided by 10% of the people.

      I'm a bit at fault myself as I haven't done a blog for awhile. But it's frustrating to write something anymore. At least for me. I really have no sense of who my audience is anymore.


      • Jul 11, 2018 at 06:45 AM

        The problem is.. at the moment i have to go look for a blog i could find interesting.

        No more spaces means everything end in the cauldron of multiple tags and... it's time wasting.

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