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author's profile photo Vadim Kalinin

Do we really need questions like this one?

I have created 2 moderators alerts for the question:

But it's still here, looks like according to the new moderation rules!

But for me it's too much ... It's not a question to be visible in the professional Community.

P.S. Next time we will see the question: SAP icon disappeared from my desctop, can you help me?

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  • Dec 14, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    LOl.... or "why doesn't my building access card work anymore?"

  • Dec 14, 2018 at 01:54 PM

    As Q&A moderators we are not supposed to remove any questions.
    No matter how ...... they are.
    It is part of the inclusion initiative.

  • Dec 14, 2018 at 02:10 PM

    I see a competition for the best ... question here :)

    • Dec 14, 2018 at 03:37 PM

      Ah, yes, ask for gamification...

      (Probably with some fuzzy/unofficial rules for the according badges so no one has to feel embarrassed :))

  • Dec 14, 2018 at 03:45 PM

    May be the most important KPI's for the Community management team are: number of questions and number of blog posts?

  • Dec 14, 2018 at 04:44 PM

    I'm not sure if the community does this, but do we push the questions with highest number of down votes to the bottom of the list ? It may not instantly take out the question from the queue but less number of users shall encounter such questions.

    • Dec 14, 2018 at 04:52 PM

      I think that very low percentage of users use "Sort by Votes" option! Chronological order is much more relevant and is selected by default. Sorting by votes you will get a list of old high voted questions each time - what for?

      • Dec 17, 2018 at 10:24 PM

        You were sayin' Vadim?

      • Dec 17, 2018 at 11:44 PM

        imho, this is true for low feed and low vote counts but if both become of the high velocity, i would go for the vote count sort or even author's name, some of which Lars' meme seems to suggest, but chronological is best most of the time (low counts for both) #newsworthiness

      • Dec 20, 2018 at 07:49 PM

        In general, number of votes on SCN is just not large enough to do anything meaningful with it. E.g. a good ABAP question could get 2-3 votes. Same with bad ones, except those would get a downvote.

        I feel SCN has been struggling with this strategy that "community" will use votes/likes and that will just organically sort out the content (e.g. good one would "float up", bad would "sink", etc.) since 2012. There is simply not enough votes and apparently no incentive for whatever visitors come here to vote or offer any feedback. Which, quite frankly, does not surprise me because doing anything requires a login and this website logs you off as soon as you close the browser. By comparison, on LI I logged in like a year ago last time.

  • Dec 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    I just open Q&A on ABAP and i became depressed.

  • Dec 19, 2018 at 04:04 PM

    Yet someone posted an answer to it. And with the new "unanswered question" filter it is now considered "answered". So SAP improved their "answered questions" KPI, whoever answered possibly gained karma points (or at least some kind of satisfaction) and OP likely is never coming back to this question. Win-win except for those who see the question and wonder what is wrong with the humanity these days. :)

    This reminds me of a great scene from The Fifth Element when Mr. Zorg drops a glass on the floor and explains how this gives purpose to so many little robots and their maker. At the end though he starts choking on a cherry and has to be rescued by a fellow human. Quite an interesting lesson...

    • Dec 19, 2018 at 04:41 PM

      isn't that how capitalism work in general ?

      • Dec 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM

        To my mind, USSR was a better example of useless jobs :)

        • Dec 19, 2018 at 05:16 PM

          at least they were not for profit :)

          • Dec 19, 2018 at 05:25 PM

            Can't agree)) If you reported perfect results of useless job, you got a bonus or better position! Just one example: USSR produced 12 times more harvesters then USA in 1980th and at the same time had to purchase grain abroad...

            • Dec 19, 2018 at 05:36 PM

              That's not exactly how that worked. Not to mention that I see this exact behavior in US corporations as well.
              As to the harvesters and grain - it is a bit more complex subject than simple inefficiency. But would be a total off-topic here.

          • Dec 20, 2018 at 07:39 PM

            It's eerie how much some big corporations can resemble USSR sometimes. :) First we create a problem, then heroically solve it. And "those who are not with us are against us". So yeah...

    • Dec 20, 2018 at 07:09 AM

      Haha :D, very funny, now I've to watch that movie(dont know how i didnt watch it till now)

      PS: I dont think you will get points for posting answers, except if it is selected as answered.

      • Dec 20, 2018 at 07:32 PM

        Encouraging someone to watch the greatest movie of all times - that's what I call the day well spent on SCN. :)

        • Dec 23, 2018 at 04:53 AM

          It's a very different & a thought provoking movie(only that zorg and human nature scene). 2 hours well spent on youtube :D (instead of watching those prank videos :D)

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