Even though the Sage MAS Community has yet to formally launch, there are already an impressive number of members signed up to the service.
Most of these are Sage Software employees – which is perhaps the most impressive portion of the current user count.
Based on a quick early morning count (as of 10-31-2008) the forum shows 112 members broken down as:
- Total Members: 112
- Administrators: 8
- Members with Sage “badges”: 69
- Non-Sage identified members: 42
The image below is a partial publicly available list of forum members. Notice the heavy presence of the green Sage badge which formally identifies the user a Sage Software employee.
These employees likely had to sign up on their own and the extent of those who have done so seems to show a big push by Sage to make this new discussion forum a success.
Messages left late last night in the new forum seem to indicate that the previous SageTalk forum will be slowly wound down with members encouraged to migrate to this new forum. There does not appear to be any plans to migrate the old message database from SageTalk to the new forums.
Sign up for the new Sage MAS Community by visiting the site here. At present (and hopefully for the future) reading messages posted to the site is not password protected – though you will have to create an account to leave a message.
Sage Software has indicated that they intend to leave the access this way which is a change from their previous forum (SageTalk) that required members to log in first to the Sage Software technical support area and then again into SageTalk.