Hello All ,
With almost One year of completion with the New SCN I would like to share my views regarding the experience with it and I would also like to hear from other members as well. And any further suggestion or feature you all desire that could have been with our New SCN ( Just curious to know ).
My experience is as follows:
Truly speaking the New SCN was out of my head during my earlier times with it.
I hated it like a bad smell and was desperately waiting for the SCN to be reverted to its Classical Flavour.
And I am not alone with this same experience.
These are the below links with similar ideology for the New SCN :
Where is the old SDN ??????and many more like this ...
I think many like me where annoyed with this . I have even seen a Documented criticizing the New SCN at its earlier stage.
I felt searching in Old SCN was simpler , just to CTRL + F for your topic and hit the link for the same.
But there is very popular saying that time heals everything , similarly I started getting used to with this New , Awesome , Fluid ( due to JIVE ) , Graphical SCN.
I started liking it very much .
With much like a popular social networking site like interface it became very easy and interesting for use.
And nothing to say about this fantastic link by Keith Elliot which made by life easy with the New SCN.
And as already mention in this document about the new features of SCN http://scn.sap.com/community/getting-started/blog/2012/03/19/impressions-about-the-new-scn .
I like this tool boxes very much.
Messaging features are also up to the mark and I like using them very much.
One additional feature which I would desire is an Instant Messenger option.
Five Stars for the New SCN.
Wishing to listen from you all
Hello Prasanna ,
Mine was also a similar kinda experience.
I even posted for my problem:
But now I am pretty well adjusted with the New SCN and its features and I like it.
Prasanna, thank you for sharing. Just a hint - you could've posted it as a blog and gotten some points for it. This very much fits the blog definition and, by the way, is better written than some other ones out there.
Personally I still can't say I trully "like" New SCN. But I came to terms with it and accepted it just like an annoying drunk uncle whom you secretely wish away but hey - he's family, so what do you do?
Navigation has been a problem since day one and it's still the same. Ratings/Likes were supposed to be huge, but other than for giving points to someone, I'm not sure what they're for really. Where is the "best rated", "most liked", etc. content?
I've actually found great value in "following" as now I can see what others liked. But then you need to know whom to follow and that kind of goes against the whole idea of community.
Hello Jelena ,
First of all very thanks for your motivating comments
Just a hint - you could've posted it as a blog and gotten some points for it. This very much fits the blog definition and, by the way, is better written than some other ones out there.
Very thanks for your complements regarding this thread.
Actually I don't use to write that much so I thought that this stuff might not do good as a Blog.
with it and accepted it just like an annoying drunk uncle whom you secretely wish away but hey - he's family, so what do you do?
Must say nice example to compare with
Where is the "best rated", "most liked", etc. content?
Am Sure the mentors will be looking into the matter.
But many new things like member of the month , trending people , trending content are into the game now
But then you need to know whom to follow and that kind of goes against the whole idea of community.
That indeed depends on one's capability to access other individuals.
Thanks for sharing.
Also, do you know about the custom Google search for SCN and related sites like help.sap.com? There's actually a few ways to search SCN that you might not be aware of: Everything I know about... Searching SCN
Hi Prasanna ,
I would like to add some more points with my earlier comments.
Retrieval of Contacts is very slow when we are sending any Personal message to any of our contacts in SCN. When we provide the initial alphabets of contact person while sending any message , instead of searching for the contacts maintained only in our list it searches for the whole people in SCN forums starting with that alphabets , which makes things slower .
And one more suggestion , Selection process of Member of Month should involve some participation of fellow SDNers also , I mean something like voting. So , that we can also get involved in the process.
It can't be denied that there can be discrepancies with this approach but a healthy rules and regulations will carry this whole process comfortably I guess .