Rules of Participation
Welcome to the HPE Developer Community!
The HPE Developer Community is a place where developers using HPE products and services collaborate with each other. HPE employees participate in the community as well, but it is our primary intent to let users interact with other users. We have a strong community of volunteers, partners and HPE employees that strive to help as many people as they can. However, due to the nature of a user to user community, HPE does not guarantee that questions will get an immediate response. To learn more about our community and its best practices visit our First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More board or the FAQ & Help section. If you have community feedback or suggestions that you would like to share, visit Community Suggestions.
Unless specifically identified by HPE management, HPE employees and affiliates who participate in the community do so on a volunteer only basis. Such volunteer participants are not compensated for their work nor is their participation considered in the context of HPE performance management.
HPE may monitor this community to identify and remove inappropriate use.
If you recognize any violation of these rules, please notify us immediately by using the "report inappropriate content" feature on the post.
To ensure a safe and productive community, we ask that you observe these rules:
1. Be respectful. Respect your fellow users by keeping your tone positive and your comments constructive. Good or bad, your experiences are always welcome as long as they are offered in a courteous way. Respect people's time and attention by providing complete information about your question or problem. People like helping those who ask good questions.
2. Be relevant. Make sure your contributions are relevant to this community 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.
3. Obey the law and keep your word. Don't post anything that would violate any law, or any contractual agreement that you have made.
4. Protect the privacy of yourself 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. For example, don’t post your computer’s serial # or contact information publically, and do not allow someone you don’t know to remotely take control of your computer.
5. 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.
6. Think before you post: You may not use, or allow others to use, your registration membership to post or transmit the following:
a. "Rants", "slams", or legal threats against HPE, another company or any person.
b. Political statements or commentary.
c. Off-topic comments not related to a technical or usage issue regarding HPE products and services.
d. Language that promotes illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
e. Duplicate posts.
f. Hyperlinks that lead to sites that violate any of the community guidelines.
g. Any message that solicits or promotes the use of an illegal substance.
h. If you are an HPE employee you must identify yourself as one. You must always be clear that you speak for yourself only and not for HPE, and follow HPE policy.
7. Do no harm. You may not interfere in any way with the operations in the community 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, broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.
8. Do not artificially inflate community statistics. There are several statistics in place that are used to measure performance and overall health of the community. You may not purposely attempt to inflate a particular statistic in order to promote yourself in the community. For example, creating a duplicate account in order to acquire more kudos is prohibited.
9. Cooperate with site moderators and administrators. You may not evade bans or suspensions or otherwise disregard directions from HPE Developer Community moderators or administrators.
The content found in the HPE Developer Community comes from a variety of sources, primarily from community members. The opinions expressed in the HPE Developer Community are those of their authors and not of HPE or its subsidiaries and affiliates. HPE makes no claims or representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or truth of any material submitted or found in the discussion areas. HPE 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 HP and users open such links at their own risk. HPE 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.
HPE may at any time 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.
Community moderators and administrators
You will see some community members have a moderator or administrator logo next to their names. These individuals help keep the community 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 please note that moderators and administrators are not HPE technical experts. The HPE Developer Community is a place where people with HPE products and services collaborate with each other. Our primary intent is to let users interact with other users. If you need an answer from HPE, please contact us using one of the options listed at this URL: http://welcome.hpe.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html
We thank you and your fellow community members. If you have any questions about our rules or terms, please let us know by posting them to this board: Community Suggestions