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SAS Support

1971

Channels

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Web ticket
  • Dedicated Resource

Email

When emailing support@sas.com, it's helpful to use the following template (colon separated name value pairs)

Web Ticket

Will prepopulate items based on your profile:  http://support.sas.com/ctx/supportform/createForm

SAS User Groups

1976

Types

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Global
    • SUGI (SGF since 2007)
  • Forums
  • Conferences

Lex Jansen

SAS-L

1986

Search the archives

First Ever SAS-L Post

SAS vs SPSS

"In the early 90's was the Great SAS vs SPSS War, when comments were being cross-posted to SAS-L and SPSSX-L."

 

F J Kelley

(listserv site manager)

 

Top 10 Contributors in 2017

Roger DeAngelis 1930
Joe Matise 377
Yinglin Wu 254
Rick Wicklin 148
Nat Wooding 146
Quentin McMullen 106
Arthur Tabachneck 97
Vincent Martin 79
Stanford Mwasongwe 77
Matt Kastin 74

A collection of presentations with more detailed historical stats is available here:

http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/SAS-L_BOF

Approximate Posts

source: http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/SAS-L_BOF

L-ROY

SAS Communities

2006

Content

  • Q&A discussions
  • Articles
  • Webinar

Usage in 2017

  • 18,000 new topics
    • 100,000 replies
    • 80,000 topics overall
  • 41,000 new members

Access to R&D

SAS Super Freqs

SAS Employees who are High Contributors

  • DanH_sas
  • Bruno_SAS
  • Madelyn_SAS
  • Vince_SAS
  • WarrenKuhfeld
  • FalkoSchulz
  • WendyCzika
  • OliviaWright
  • Cynthia_sas
  • Sam_SAS
  • Rick_SAS
  • CaseySmith
  • Sanjay_SAS
  • RandyMullis
  • Renato_sas

Super Users

these are the outliers – these people are crazy-active and usually respond first to most tech questions

  • Tom
  • RW9
  • Astounding
  • LinusH
  • Ksharp
  • KurtBremser
  • ballardw
  • SASKiwi
  • Reeza

2007

So Long, Farewell

Tip of the Day

User Contribution Scores

(number of unique pages edited) + 2 * square root ((number of edits) - (number of unique pages edited))

2008

Started by Paul Hawley on 13th March 2008.

Continued for many years by Phil Holland then subsequently:

  • Andrew Karp (late)
  • Andrew Howell
  • Nik Markovic

Biggest group (by far):

Other Groups

 

  • There are over 600+ SAS related groups (with "SAS" in their title and/or description)
    • Very few (<50) are active / self sustaining
  • Almost all suffer from blog-broadcasting
    • means discussion is very diluted
  • Increasingly reduced admin functionality following Microsoft buyout

 

2008

SAS proactively listens and responds with technical help on the @SAS_Cares channel

2008

First Question

2016 vs 2017

Big thanks to Joe for these stats!

 

  1. Tom (365, 401)
  2. Joe (296, 337)
  3. DomPazz (103, 110)
  4. Reeza (99, 96)
  5. user667489 (72, 83)
  6. Allan Bowe (73, 82)
  7. Quentin (65, 80)

Top users in 2017

(Answers, Answer Score):

Top Answerers

(All Time)

Rep Race!

Reddit

2009

Top Post

2010

2010

2011

First Post - March 29th 2011

Other Stuff

  • SAS Blogs
  • Google Groups
  • Youtube
  • data-steps.com
  • ...

2017

Stats

  • ~1000 players
  • ~500 questions

Levels

Allan Bowe

allan@boemskats.com

www.linkedin.com/in/allanbowe

www.boemskats.com

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