It was 3 days ago when I was an Atlassian Community Leader and published my 10th articles of this year. Just after a few hours, an article was published around 12:02 am IST, where the who are top contributors of the community have been listed. I saw the list and read all the names and commented on what I felt. Then suddenly a thought came to my mind that why my name was not there in the list, not even once! That time it was pretty confusing for me, then I thought I should contact someone from the Atlassian Community Manager because there might be some mistake. Then I opened my email and I saw I have received an email from my community manager that there was some suspicious activity fount on my account and I have been removed from the Atlassian Community Leader program! After reading that I was literally too sad. It was 12:10 am IST, I return back to the community and found that my profile is not working properly and the community leader tag has been changed to a member tag! The whole night I was unable to sleep because I haven't done anything but still the automatic system has detected something was wrong!
I used to spend most of my time in a day in the Atlassian Online Community like 10-12 hours. Even If I do some other work, I always used to refresh the page every 5-10 minutes to see if there were any new questions that I can answer. I have stepped into the Atlassian Community Leader program to help everyone; it was my PRIDE to help and solve issues & problems faced by any users. It's been 5 long years since I have been a community leader for multiple communities but never, not a single time I have faced an issue like this. No one has ever said that I have broken rules and guidelines, not even from the Atlassian community but it looks like that and we can't do anything if a machine decides anything!
I have taken 3 days to find out what was the actual core problem. But unfortunately, I still don't have any clues about what has happened within a few minutes while I was enjoying reading an article by another ACL. The final conclusion I came to was If you spend a lot of time and participate more than any other users then the machine can detect that you are doing some kind of suspicious activity. So please be aware.
The automatic system won't warn you or give you any chance, it will just remove you from the ACL program! It won’t even give you the exact reason why it has done that!
ACL should read this; I'm listing all those things I was doing all these days:
If anyone has anything to say personal DM me on social media I’ll be replying asap. Be professional while commenting in the community.
Anyway, I would like to thanks everyone who has supported me throughout my ACL journey! I would like to thanks Atlassian Team, Community Managers, and my fellow Community Leaders.
The reason why I visited Atlassian Community for the first time was in the 1st quarter of 2019 to help one of my friends who was using Atlassian products for learning & testing purposed and faced some issues. At that time, I visited to find a solution for him.
I'm here because of those users whom I can help them to solve their issue and problem with the Atlassian products.
It was very heartbreaking through for me I was removed from the ACL program but a total of 19 people DM me on Twitter and LinkedIn regarding various things that happened within these 3 days since I was not active in the community. Here are the 2 screenshots of the first 2 people who DM me on each platform.
I’m here to fulfill my resolution 2021 to help everyone! I have already shared what was my resolution for this year!
As I have myself came forward and taken some responsibility, I will never back down from those responsibilities. I would like to request you to make me the Tech & Education group leader as I was from my ACL profile. Just leave that profile however it is and add this profile as a group leader if possible!
I was willing to hold 2 events this month as an ACL but as I'm not anymore, an ACL I won't be able to host it. But the thing is, I have promised some of you that I will host an event and I never broke my promises. I won't be able to hold 2 events this month but I will hold at least one event this month the speaker will be myself because I don't have any speakers right now on my list but maybe in the future, I can ask few people to join as a speaker. I will personally DM & Email you with the event link.
As I have been seeing after the new ability to write an article and some changes in the UI has made some members confuse when to do, how to do, what to do? So, let me explain it to you!
1 - QUESTION - When you are facing any issues or what to as a question about any Atlassian products, in this case, you can use the button shown in the below images:
2 - DISCUSSION - When you want to introduce yourself or what some suggestion from the other members & leader or ask anything below 300 words and not related to Atlassian products, in this case, you can start a discussion using the button shown in the below images:
3 - ARTICLE - When you want to write something which was more than 300 words consider writing an article using the button shown in the below images:
OK! So that’s all for this article. I hope you read the whole article and I hope everyone will enjoy my upcoming articles which will be about Atlassian products and it’s not going to be like this article. This article was like a personal blog with some news, updates, and rules & guideline.
Connecting with me is now easier! You can contact me on social media I will be replying asap!
I HAVE LOVED BEING AN ACL & WILL LOVE TO BE THAT AGAIN IF POSSIBLE...
I WILL ALWAYS HELP EVERYONE EVEN IF I WAS A NORMAL MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY!
Soumyadeep Mandal - SaM
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