Micro Focus Community: Rules of Participation
Welcome to the Micro Focus Community!
Do you want to read a bunch of rules? Naw? We didn?t think so. HOWEVER, if you take the time to read this short document and adhere to its precepts, you can get the most out of your Micro Focus Community experience.
We want you to be successful so the Micro Focus Community has been set up as a peer-to-peer channel to help people find answers, solve problems, and get the most out of their Micro Focus products and services.
If you recognize any violation of these rules, please notify us immediately by using the "report abuse to moderator" feature in the Options menu of the message, or by contacting us directly at: admin.swcommunity@MicroFocus.com
To ensure a safe and productive forum, we ask that you observe these forum rules:
- Be respectful. Respect your fellow users by keeping your tone positive and your comments constructive. Good or bad, your experiences are always welcome if offered in a courteous way. Respect people's time and attention by providing complete information about your question or problem, including product name and model number. People like helping those who ask good questions.
- Be relevant. Make sure your contributions are relevant to this forum and to the specific category or board where you post. If you have a new question, start a new thread rather than interrupting a conversation. Solicitations inviting members to join, participate in, or buy something, are never relevant.
- Obey the law and keep your word. Don't post anything that would violate any law, or any contractual agreement that you have made.
- Protect privacy - yours and others'. Don't share anything about yourself that you would not want to see on a road-side billboard. Don't post contact or other personal information - your own or anyone else's - or any content that you receive in one-to-one communications without the author's consent. Be wary of posting confidential information in product logs, etc.
- Remember this is user-generated content. You'll find plenty of good advice here, but remember that your situation, configuration, or use may vary from that of the individual sharing a solution. Some advice you find here may even be wrong. Apply the same good judgment here that you would apply to information anywhere on the Internet.
- Think before you post. You may not use, or allow others to use, your registration membership to post or transmit:
- "Rants", "slams", or legal threats against Micro Focus, another company or any person.
- Offensive content such as personally attacking, calling names, otherwise harassing or being condescending to any other person, ethnic, or religious group
- Political statements or commentary.
- Off-topic comments not related to a technical or usage issue regarding an Micro Focus product.
- Language that promotes illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them, encourage others to do so, or teach others how to do so.
- Duplicate posts. (We hate those.)
- Hyperlinks that lead to sites that violate any of the forum guidelines.
- Any message that solicits or promotes the use of an illegal substance.
- Post ?spam? linking to outside sites that are not related to Micro Focus and/or ongoing discussions. This includes your profile content.
- Posting adult oriented or sexually explicit content or images.
- If you are an Micro Focus employee, you must identify yourself as one. You must always be clear that you speak for yourself only and not for Micro Focus and follow Micro Focus policy.
- We will make an effort to remove objectionable content in a reasonable time. We reserve the right to remove any content and/or post without providing a reason.
- Do no Harm: You may not interfere in any way with the operations in the forum or with a fellow user's message box, including, but not limited to, mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.
- Cooperate with site Moderators and Administrators. You may not evade bans or suspensions or otherwise disregard directions from Micro Focus Community moderators or administrators.
- Please participate in English, so that your fellow community members will have an opportunity to take part in your discussion and provide you with assistance.
The content found in the Micro Focus Community comes from a variety of sources, primarily from community members. The opinions expressed in the Micro Focus Forum(s) are those of their authors and not of Micro Focus or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Micro Focus makes no claims or representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or truth of any material submitted or found in the discussion areas. Micro Focus is not liable for any website links posted within the discussion areas; website links posted in the discussion areas may link to sites not administered or under the control of Micro Focus and users open such links at their own risk. Micro Focus is not liable for any errors or delays in the content or transmission of postings on the site. Remember that you are responsible for your own decisions to act upon the information provided by community members.
Please remember that you are responsible for all statements made and acts that occur through the use of your user name and password. If your user identification or password(s) is compromised, or if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security, you are responsible for promptly notifying us. You can notify us by sending an email to admin.swcommunity@MicroFocus.com
Micro Focus may at any time for any reason and without prior notice remove any posted message or thread, delete words from posted messages, or ban your account for violating these Rules of Participation or other site terms.
Forum Moderators and Administrators
You will see some community members have a moderator or administrator logo next to their names. Their primary purpose is to help keep the forum running smoothly and report any issues with the site.
On occasion they will answer questions, particularly those regarding how to use and navigate the site. They will assist you where they can, but remember that they are not Micro Focus technical experts. The Micro Focus Community is a peer-to-peer channel where the answers come from your peers, not from Micro Focus.
Requests for direct email support will not be granted. All discussion should remain in the community.
We thank you, and your fellow community members thank you.