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by Community Manager
on ‎12-10-2014 07:42 AM


Thanks for your suggestion.  We have also noticed that the content from the German-language community has appeared in a number of places that we didn't intend.  We recently welcomed an established community from the DACH region into our site, and this included the infusion of many German-language articles.  You're seeing one of the unintended side effects, where content from that community is "leaking over" into our English-language communities in the form of "suggested" articles on the side bar.

We're working to see if we can limit the impact of this in the short term.  In the longer term, we plan to have more capabilities for community members to control the content that they see.

As we have updates on this particular issue, we'll post them back here.

Chris Hemedinger

Manager, SAS Online Communities

by Frequent Contributor
on ‎12-10-2014 09:02 AM

Well, at least this explains why there are english responses to german questions in our Smiley Happy

BTW: you are all welcome in our small group Smiley Wink

by SAS Employee Community_Help
on ‎12-10-2014 09:37 AM

Hi Patrick, this is filling in as community admin. I am looking into this. When you mention the general "SAS Support Communities" page I assume you mean: -- is that correct?

by Respected Advisor
on ‎12-10-2014 04:17 PM

I mean "anywhere". I've seen it for example here even before I've joined this group.

Or I guess such links would also show up for anybody under "unanswered questions" like here:


by Trusted Advisor
on ‎04-03-2015 09:21 AM

I personally think it is great the entire SAS Support Community gets to see discussions/articles in the non-English language communities. Using Google Translate also means I can get a general idea of discussions and have the option to participate.

by Respected Advisor
on ‎04-03-2015 09:36 PM

And you would then participate in the language of this community? Not everyone there might be on a sufficient level of English that's why there is a need for non-English communities. I'm only asking for an "opt out" option so if you choose to see everything then of course that should be possible.

by Trusted Advisor
on ‎04-04-2015 12:58 AM

Hi Patrick,

Yes I would contribute if I could assist and understood the discussion appropriately. My comment was in response to Andreas statement about commenting in non-English communities. In relation to your idea about having a hide communities option, I think it is a valid point and hopefully the SAS Support Communities platform can support this.

by Community Manager
on ‎10-10-2015 11:05 PM
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