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my role in SCN

Do you think about what you represent or what you want to represent in SCN?

What does your image stand for? Taking a macro level stance, what points - traits, characteristics, symbol, do you want to surface from your participation?

Do you think about this (the "bigger" picture)? or are you more concerned about the day to day posts and let the bigger picture take care of itself?

For example, the identification of a role for a moderator is easy - to moderate. But what about the members?


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    Oct 23, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Well... probably you will live to the age of about 80, so a bit of thought now might make sense already. Moderators as well (possibly less than 80 on average). Repeat offenders as well (unless their user ID life-span is the unit of measurement).

    So carpe diem in all aspects, also in doubts and the needful... but concentrate on the sensible.. :-)



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  • Oct 25, 2015 at 03:16 PM

    What I could give/get from SCN:

    Discussion threads:

    I view my job as a game - so these questions are just brain-teasers/side quests. This has absolutely nothing to do with the forum points and reputation system - I simply challenging myself and others.

    If a person is stuck with a problem and my post could help him see an alternative route to achieve his goal or help him improve his solution after I have taken the role to criticize it: then why not help out? If a thread could lead to an intellingent discussion and exchange of ideas - this would be a nice bonus.

    Blog posts:

    Option 1: business process not encountered before (highly appreciated) - the more you learn, the better could be your consulting service in the future. I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand the industry-specific challenges.

    Option 2: a new technique to overcome a specific problem. OK... now how can I use/abuse that in a completely different scenario?

    What I cannot give/do not expect to get from SCN:

    Teach/learn how to become a (better) consultant.

    Call it cynical or elitist if you wish - I believe that this is something you have to discover and experience by yourself. Neither internet forums, nor books, a mentor or any course can teach you that.

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  • Nov 10, 2015 at 05:51 PM

    TW, your questions are always so philosophical. 😊

    I post under real name and am not trying to build any kind of special "image". There is no special "SCN persona" for me - it's WYSIWYG. 😊 Having said that, it is a good idea to be careful about what you post online. Not just on SCN but any other website.

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  • Feb 07, 2016 at 03:10 PM

    Closing this thread.

    It is far from answered yet I close this because I am going deeper into "my" (from my role in scn) and "what is me"...somehow this intense thinking sort of detaches me from wanting views on this topic.



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