sasCommunity:Goals

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The Main Page contains a number of statements about sasCommunity.org and its goals. You may have read them but might not fully appreciate just how important they are. In case you missed them, or they have become so familiar you now skip over them, here they are again.

  1. Welcome to sasCommunity.org
  2. A collaborative online community for SAS® users worldwide.
  3. sasCommunity.org is an ongoing global community effort
  4. created by SAS users for SAS users.
  5. This site is a place to find answers, share technical knowledge, collaborate on ideas and connect with others in the worldwide SAS Community.
  6. Get started now by creating a UserID.
  7. Join sasCommunity.org
  8. Get Involved
  9. Contribute

So what does it all mean? Perhaps what follows will assist.

Welcome to sasCommunity.org

The key word is Welcome.

A collaborative online community for SAS® users worldwide

Main article sasCommunity:A collaborative online community for SAS® users worldwide.

To deal with this one let us pull the statement apart.

A

We are not the only one, there are others ... some are (a bit) like us, others are different.

Collaborative

This is a place of collaborative writing. That means people have to co-operate with each other and work together.

Online

While this may be obvious to some, it means we need to be aware that what we write can be seen by the whole world. But if we don't write it here, openly, others might not understand what is going on.

Community

We are not just individual people who have logged onto a website but a collective group of people with a shared interest. The group remains, even if some of the individuals are no longer part of the group.

For SAS® users

This is our contributor base and our audience.

Worldwide

This is a global effort. It is not confined to one country, or even one language.

sasCommunity.org is an ongoing global community effort

Key words are ongoing, global, community, and effort. See above.

Created by SAS users for SAS users

This is a creative process. The creators and the audience are SAS Users.

This site is a place to ...

This site is a place to find answers, share technical knowledge, collaborate on ideas and connect with others in the worldwide SAS Community.

Just some of the things to do.

Get started now ...

by creating a UserID.

Start now! There is no time like the present. Time waits for no-one.

Join sasCommunity.org

See Get started now.

Get Involved

See all of the above.

Contribute

You might have missed this little message. It appears in the left navigation bar on every page. The only way that the sasCommunity.org will become better is for people to contribute.