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Why do users abstain from discussions?

If I look at the discusions in this portal I do not find much participation in discussions. What might be the reason for this?

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  • Posted on Aug 14, 2003 at 05:03 PM

    Hi Uwe,

    That is an excellent question. There is no one simple answer. If I may venture, I think I can point to one most likely reason. At this point in time, SDN is a brand new. The general announcement within the SAP community only happened 2 weeks ago. As with all new sites, there is an amount of ramp up time. After the Tech Eds in the US and Switzerland, the site will become more widely known outside of SAP. I anticipate that things will become more lively at that point. This is not just because we will have more people. It is also because many of these people from outside of SAP, actively search for ways to communicate with those of us inside SAP, and this is a relatively easy way for them to do so. The interest is there. You need only look at the various Yahoo SAP Portal related forums to see that. It is just a matter of growing the awareness and building adoption.

    Best Regards,


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    • Former Member Mark Finnern

      I third all of the comments before me. I think we as SAP Employee's are probably going to be the "evangelists" for SDN, to get people to come here and check it out and participate. At this point, I'm trying to find a place where I can also post my general questions. For example, I'm wondering if there's some sort of buffer where my messages do not get posted immediately.

      Any how, we are out there, reading - and hopefully responding!

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    Posted on Dec 29, 2003 at 10:26 AM

    I tend to disagree with the statement. SAP peofessionals and users do discuss a lot of things. This, however, may be true for SDN as this is quite a new infrastructure. Otherwise if you visit SAP, you will find discussions on practically every subjact and very good level of participation.

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