Wednesday, July 19, 2006

So long i021268

For more than five years, I was using my SAP ID i021268. It was also my SDN ID and was using it till now not until yesterday when this user account was finally removed. Though it was possible to retain that ID for SDN access rather than creating a new one, I still opted to have a new SDN ID. Why?

First, it was also too limited in the sense that I cannot update my email address in my profile which is always defaulted to my previous SAP email account. Thus, I didn't have the alert emails to all of the watches that I set in some SDN forums as I don't have the access to that email account... Just a personal thought, SDN should let SAP employees who are using SAP ID as SDN ID, to be able to change there email account. The internal mail quota of 64MB would not suffice for an active SDNers of watching several forums.

And lastly, I do not want fellow SDNers think that I'm still related to SAP. Yeah, I was proud to be a SAP employee! If SAP gives me a honorary membership as a SAP employee in the SDN, it would be a pleasure to me then. But since Im not related in a way or another, I don't want fellow SDNers to consider my every post sound like an official word from SAP. That's why I have to get rid of the SAP logo beside my name to avoid such implications.

Frankly, I was a bit surprised yesterday when I wasn't able to login with this ID as I had decided to stop using this ID when my SDN points reaches 2000. Damn, I was 326 points away for my contributions in Mobile Infrastructure! (see figure). I wanted to reach sen pointo (Japenese for 1000 points) as well for my forum posts at Forum 46 but I was 146 short... :(
Anyway, I didn't actually contribute to SDN for point's sake. I didn't know where to use it actually until Craig told me thru his comment that it can serve as my ticket to SAP Tech Ed! Mmmm, I just heard that there'll might be no more Tech Ed here in Tokyo so it would seem useless to me at all... ( And my current job is not related to SAP; so I won't be permitted by my boss to join such event without any special reason.) SDN also gives out t-shirts to those who earned 250, 500, 1000 and so on... but I never received one till now. Perhaps it is only for those people who are physically near?
Well, finally, with my new SDN ID now activated for SDN weblogs, check out for my next MI tips in a week or two. I would like to introduce another convenient tool on how to startup/shutdown MI from Internet Explorer. See the screenshot and a short summary at my GPages: If you can't wait to get it, just drop me a comment...


Craig said...

LOok at me jumping over to answer your questions :-)

T-Shirts for internals are in process now so as you were one before you missed them - but as you are not one now - well it doesn't matter everyone is getting them now I send a list each week for those who cross from one level to the next 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000. Drop me an email with your info and I'll be sure you get your 1K sent out.

As for the ID well the internals (like me) are ID's are pulled in automatically so to update the data it would have to be in the SAP personel system which is why you couldn't and why I still can't.


Rahul said...

Hi Jo,
Hope you are doing fine!
One my friends has just quit SAP. He is also having problems with his SDN id and is unable to log in SDN with it. Can you let me know how he can retain his original SDN id?


Rahul Gavande

A fellow MI SDN forum member.

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