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Too many Collab Areas for a start

There are too many collaboaration areas for the start, which is the reason why they are all empty. My experience (I used to admin CompuServe) tells me that you need some "critical mass" to start free flow of infos.

The big thing is how to guess how many people come in here once opened to the public...

And BTW: "Collaboration area" is not understand by many people. Why not call it "forum"?



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    Posted on Aug 11, 2003 at 01:49 PM


    We've created forums for all the current products and components SAP Developer Network offers. As we are in Beta phase, we are checking which forums are 'live and kicking' and which forums are not needed. We may change our offering in the future.

    Feel free to post relevant questions in the forums you would like to promote.

    We chose the 'Collaboration' topic as we plan to offer not just forums, but other type of collaboration features in the future.

    Stay tuned.


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    • I think the reason the Yahoo Group is so active (I assume you are talking about sap-portals-admins) is that it was set up in the early days (Feb 2001) and it was the only forum available at a time when everyone involved with the portal needed to share experiences to make any progress. It is now a victim of its own momentum...

      I do think that when SDN goes public that the Yahoo group might move here - although it will have to be public enough that content can be found via search engines like Google, as the Yahoo group's content can.

      The disadvantage of the Yahoo group is that it has now run out of storage space - new postings force the older ones out of storage, so that the older knowledge gets lost.

      - Darren Hague

      (SAP Portals Admins moderator)

  • Posted on Aug 27, 2003 at 05:44 PM


    I have a suggestion for a new "function" that I belive will be usefull to the users AND also will give and overview of which forums you should keep and which you could "kill".

    It should be possible to build a "myForums" view with a simple liste of the SDN and Non-SDN forums I want to work with.

    And it should be possible to swich between myForums and All forums (the tree view we se today).

    If this "function" was implementet you could statistically use the myForums data as a parameter (one of more) to decide which forums you should keep and which you could "kill".

    Best regards

    Thomas Madsen Nielsen

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