A resolution is defined as “a firm decision to do or not to do something” and in the beginning of each year, many of us identify ways to improve ourselves or our surroundings and make “firm decisions” to act on them.
Well, we were thinking: “Why shouldn’t our New Year’s resolutions include the BMC Communities?” So, we challenge you, during the month of January, to complete one or more of the following actions we’ve identified as potential BMC Community New Year’s Resolutions. For each, we’ve identified a related mission and doubled the point value to give you a little encouragement and avoid procrastination.
Starting today and until January 31, 2016, you’ll receive double the points for completing the following actions and related missions.
- Modify your avatar and add skills to your profile.
- Like content to communicate it’s value.
- Comment to share your experiences, ideas and expertise and help others and be heard.
- Flag replies to your questions as correct or helpful.
Modify your avatar with one of the new official BMC community avatars, or even better, upload a profile picture of yourself, and add two skills to your profile to earn 200 points and this badge. To complete this resolution:
- To update your avatar, select the arrow after your name > Edit Profile. Scroll down until you see Avatar and select an available avatar or upload a new picture. When finished, click Finished.
- To add skills to your profile, select the down arrow after your name > View Profile. Under the Skills and Expertise card, select New Skill, enter a skill and click Add. Repeat until you’ve add a minimum of two skills. Skills could include the BMC products you use, or related certifications on BMC products.
A like is a great way to communicate that you found a piece of content, comment or reply in the community helpful to the author and the community at large. Like up to five documents, status updates, blog posts or discussion threads by January 31st to earn 60 points and this badge.
A benefit of being a member of the community is the opportunity to share your experiences, ideas and expertise to help others... and be heard. Post your first comment on a blog post, document or discussion to earn 40 points and this badge.
But we hope you don’t stop there! For each new comment on blog post, document or discussion, you’ll continue to earn points. We look forward to hearing from you more in 2016!
Flag replies to your questions as correct or helpful.
All missions related to marking a reply as Correct or Helpful and having your reply marked as correct and helpful have been doubled until January 31st. Here is a guide to each action:
If you mark five replies to one of your questions as Correct or Helpful during the month of January, you’ll earn 60 points and a badge. In addition, you’ll also receive 30 points for every reply marked as Correct and 20 points for every reply marked as Helpful.
Join us in curating the best answers in BMC Communities by returning to the community after you receive a reply, or series of replies, and marking those that helped you find a solution as Helpful or the reply with the answer as Correct. By marking replies, you’re helping other members with the same question in the future find an answer faster and improving search results in the community. Learn more about marking replies in: Did that answer your question? Mark the reply as Correct or Helpful.
Help answer questions for a chance to have your reply flagged.
Points haven’t just been increased for marking a reply. Points have also been increased to reward members that post a quality reply as a way of saying THANK YOU. We wouldn’t have this community if it weren’t for the members that help answer member questions, thank you to all of you that ask and answer questions. What do you get for having your reply marked as Correct or Helpful?
If a reply to a question that you posted is marked as Correct or Helpful in the month of January, you’ll earn the following:
- 300 points and a badge for having five replies marked as correct or helpful
- 100 points for each reply marked as correct
- 40 points for each reply marked as helpful
Help other members by answering their question in the month of January.
Thank you to you all for being a member of the BMC Communities! We wish you happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!
P.S. We’d love to hear your New Year’s resolutions for 2016 too. Share them in the comments below. It could be professional or personal. Who knows? You may find someone that has a similar resolution and you could help each other, or you could get ideas for a 2016 resolution.