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Where is the old SDN ??????

hi,

i am confused........where is the good old SDN ? i can't find anything here. Even not the

right forum.

best regards, Martin

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    Mar 15, 2012 at 04:52 PM

    Hi Martin,

    On the "homepage" of the New SCN ( http://scn.sap.com/welcome ) are links to a helpful forum finder: ( http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-18971 )

    It maps the old forums to the new.

    The idea behind this redesign was to create an environment where your questions (in this case discussion threads or forum questions) could be raised in the context of topic areas or community spaces that relate to your topic of interest. Of course if you only wanted to ask ABAP questions you could go directly to the ABAP Forum(s) and urls to those are found in the mapping.

    Or you could find your forums by looking at

    ABAP Dictionary http://scn.sap.com/community/abap/application-development/dictionaryABAP Objects http://scn.sap.com/community/abap/application-development/objectsABAP Performance and Tuning http://scn.sap.com/community/abap/testing-and-troubleshootingABAP, General http://scn.sap.com/community/abap

    But each of these forums now lives in the context of a topic area that has much more than "just" questions and answers. There are helpful blogs, documents, rich media contents that are all associated with an area. You can "follow" topics and get updates on particular themes.

    Generic questions or rants or off-topics are welcome in the Coffee Corner as always:

    Coffee Corner http://scn.sap.com/community/about

    I can move this thread to the About SCN forum area so others can see it as well.

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  • Mar 15, 2012 at 07:19 PM

    This new layout sucks,,,typical SAP style, can't leave well enough alone.

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    Mar 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM

    I also find this new layout very non-intuitive so you're not alone. It appears to be one of those designed by committee things... I will try to give it a bit more time in the hope that all of a sudden everything will become clear...

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    Mar 15, 2012 at 09:02 PM

    Completely agree Martin.

    As a Business One user, I now can't find anything relevant at all, & I was a frequent user of the old forums

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      I also completely agree with most the comments about this new site... it is difficult to find anything, it is extremely cluttered and un-friendly.. When something is working fine and people are happy with it, why is it that things have to be changed drastically? It is not like we have tons of time to try to figure out all the new things plus trying to find out where the things are now hidden. So frustrating... was there a user survey asking if they complained about the old site? Things were pretty good.. granted, you can always improve things for the better.. but this one is just not it... yes, for sure we will get used to it at some point but all I can say now is that this is not a friendly front-end anymore... It might be a good idea to put everything together but for users that are interested in one or two parts of the network, this is an overwhelming site... it makes you tired just looking at millions of panels, links, icons, etc. that are displayed on a narrower strip now thanks to the ads and notices and sidebars.

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    Mar 15, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    The new SCN is just that: New. So, it will take some time for anyone to get used to. It still has some issues that SAP is working on. I didn't like it first, but having used it for a few days, I'm starting to see the many new neat features and capabilities.

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    • Detlev,

      I simply see no sense in giving up hope. I hope that the KM forum content is on the to-do list, but other problems with higher prio are treated first. That's the same reason why I hope that SCN is already planing to consolidate the # of spaces.

      We (the beta testers) actually raised the issue of the navigation but the answer was simple and showed that SCN too looked into it: its bound to the corporate taxonomy => SCN cannot simply implement its own navigation. Maybe after the go live changes can be implemented.

      And for all the other problems: I blame Jive.

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    Apr 03, 2012 at 08:11 AM

    yes, its very unfriendly layout of sdn.scn. iface very difficultly to find the sdn forum.and any body guide me to my destination(forums).

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    May 21, 2012 at 06:14 AM

    I dislike the new scn. Why fix something that's not broken. I have to use google to find stuff on your site e.g. google the following "site:scn.sap.com abap forums"

    If you change 5 - 10% it's fine, but the total makeover was a ridiculous idea.

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    Jun 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM

    hi all,

    old version was user friendly, clear & efficient.And I was using it for years

    This new SCN is just a crap.

    It apprears that it has been concepted by people that didn't used SDN.

    Seeking an information is just too complicated, interface is so bad, & completely unfriendly.

    As a lot of SDN Forums ex-users, I moved to others SAP Forums, that I won't name here, but

    you'll find them easily on google.

    I can easily imagine, that SCN has been developped in SAP India for half price.

    We see the result.

    Can someone just tell me if it's possible to recover my old messages that were on SDN?

    Fab

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    Sep 04, 2012 at 03:52 PM

    I agree to most of the above. I totally dislike this new blog-like version of the forum. And indeed I can hardly find any relevant information anymore. Including my own posts from the past.

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