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Hat Tip to the SAS Support Communities Super Users

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The SAS Support Communities are only as strong as our members.  And we're proud to say that we have some pretty outstanding members.

 

community-super-user-badge-icon.pngSome of our members stand out in significant ways. To recognize these special folks, we have established the SAS Support Communities Super Users program.  Super Users exemplify the best aspects of the SAS community: they are helpful, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.  When you post a SAS question on communities.sas.com, there is a better-than-even chance that one of our top users will respond with an answer that solves your query or at least nudges you in the right direction.

 

The SAS Support Communities Super User program recognizes the strongest members for their outstanding contributions.   In addition to the public honor of the "Super User" designation, inductees are given tools that help them to expand their community leadership.  We hope this helps them get even more out of their community experience. Certainly, their actions help the rest of us in the community as well.

 

What's so special about being a Super User?

  • Super Users are publicly honored with a special rank icon that appears on their community avatar
  • They have access to a private "Super Users" forum, where they can confer with their fellow "supers" and the SAS community managers.
  • They are invited to "Super Users"-only meetings with SAS staff, where they get the inside scoop on SAS communities and other SAS goings-on.
  • They enjoy more weight from the "Likes" that their posts receive.
  • They receive some special abilities, such as moving stray posts to the proper board and marking spam.

 

How are Super Users selected?

SAS communities managers select the Super Users based on their demonstrated behavior in the community.  Which behaviors are most valued for this elite group?  There isn't a single ranking formula, but we look at:

  • Time spent in the community
  • Quantity and quality of posts
  • Accepted Solutions, as determined by the members who ask questions in the forums
  • "Likes" received on posts, indicating helpful or interesting posts
  • Leadership behaviors, such as advising new community members how to ask questions effectively and post to the most appropriate areas.

 

How long are these users "Super"?

  • The "Super User" designation has a one-year term, beginning in 2019.
  • Every year, the SAS communities managers will identify and invite a new set of Super Users.
  • Super Users can repeat: if you've been a Super User once, you could be a Super User again. Keep up the great work!

 

SAS Support Communities Super Users Inductees Past and Present

 

2024

2023

2022

2021

ballardw

ballardw

ballardw

ballardw

Ksharp

Ksharp

Kurt_Bremser

ChrisNZ

Kurt_Bremser

Kurt_Bremser

Reeza

Ksharp

Quentin

PeterClemmensen

Tom

Kurt_Bremser

Reeza

Reeza

 

novinosrin

Tom

Tom

 

Reeza

 

 

 

SASKiwi

 

 

 

Tom

 

 

 

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

ballardw

Kurt_Bremser

ballardw

Kurt_Bremser

Art297

ChrisNZ

Astounding

ballardw

LinusH

MichelleHomes

novinosrin

novinosrin

novinosrin

Jagadishkatam

mkeintz

PeterClemmensen

Reeza

 

JuanS_OCS

Reeza

Reeza

Tom

 

Ksharp

RW9

Tom

 

 

Kurt_Bremser

SASKiwi

 

 

 

 

Shmuel

 

 

 

 

Tom

2016

 

Astounding

LinusH

 

ballardw

PGStats

 

DarthPathos

Reeza

 

Data_null__

RW9

 

Ksharp

SASKiwi

 

Kurt_Bremser

SteveDenham

 

 

If you have Super User aspirations, it's never too soon to begin showing your stuff! 

  


 
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See also: Learn about our PROC Star program, designed to recognize our many contributors who consistently go above-and-beyond to help fellow community members and make SAS Support Communities a fun place to be!

 

Comments

Congratulations @Astounding @ballardw @LinusH @PGStats @Reeza @RW9 on your outstanding contribution to the SAS Support Community and your recognition as inaugural Super Users! 

Thanks @MichelleHomes

It's an honour to join such a awesome group of SASperts.

Wow! Congrats to all. I've learned things from each of these experts.

Congrats all!

Congratulations!

Super Congrats !!!

Welcome aboard new Super Users! novinosrinart297ChrisNZ.

Thank you Boolean genius @SASKiwi

Happy 2021 everyone! At the start of every year, we anoint new Super Users. I have updated this article to reflect your 2021 Super Users. Congratulations, @SASKiwi @novinosrin @Kurt_Bremser @ChrisNZ @Ksharp @ballardw @Reeza @Tom. We appreciate all you do for the community. 

Happy 2021! 

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