Last update: 07/08/15
Why Are There Usage Guidelines?
This is your Community, but please remember that you share it with others. If you are new to the forums and are unsure about anything, just ask. The moderators and other participants are always happy to help. A moderator avatar easily identifies Pulse moderators.
Be a Valued Member of Your Community
Keep it Relevant
For everyone's benefit, stay on topic. We should strive together to be helpful to one another and discuss information that would be beneficial to other members of the Community and provide relevant insight which is on-topic and warrants good feedback via the rating system. Before posting, consider whether the material is both appropriate and relevant.
Just as in a live community, you want to build a personal reputation of trustworthiness and of professional distinction. Pulse will continue to enhance the Community rating system that will allow you to gain a reputation as a knowledgeable member and allow others to identify you as a valued contributor.
Avoid posting the same question in multiple discussions. Try to identify the best place for your question and post it there. If in doubt, ask. Multiple postings are annoying to your fellow members and to the Community moderators who remove them. Additionally, they are difficult for you, the poster, to track.
Pretending to be someone else is prohibited; be it another member, a Community moderator (who is always identified with an avatar), or a representative of a legitimate organization. You may; however, elect to use a “screen name” in order to remain anonymous.
No Commercial Activity, Advertising or Solicitation
Commercial activity is strictly prohibited in this Community. These forums may not be used to post or discuss pricing, discounts, availability, margins or any other matters related to the purchase, sale or exchange of Pulse products or services of those of any other entity or person. You must also refrain from posting any content that would constitute advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of solicitation of vendors, customers, products, services, or personnel. If you do post any such commercial material or engage in any advertising, spam or solicitation, Pulse will remove such content and your account from the Community.
Protect Your and Your Company's, Private Information
Do not share your User ID and password with anyone. It is against Community policy to share your User ID and password so that others can log on with your identity.
You are solely responsible for your actions and the information you share in the Community. Before submitting files, images or other documents ensure that you have removed any confidential information about you or your company (including, but not limited to, individuals’ names, company name, IP addresses, etc.).
Keep Confidential Information Confidential
You may not use this Community to disseminate or discuss any confidential information of you, your company, Pulse or any other person or entity. You are solely responsible to ensure that anything you post does not contain information that may be deemed confidential by Pulse, your company, or a third party. This may include (but is not limited to) any proprietary information, trade secrets, and the terms or existence of Pulse related agreements, nondisclosure agreements, sales or service agreements or other information that may be deemed confidential.
Practice Good Decision-Making
Most people are happy to help in this Community, but remember, their advice is theirs only. You are responsible for deciding, whether or not to follow it. Any reliance on advice given to you is at your own risk. It is possible that the information you find here could be incorrect, inappropriate, incomplete, unclear or misleading.
Keep in mind that other Community members have varying levels of experience and that each environment is unique. These factors affect their decisions and advice.
Please do acknowledge answers that help. If an answer solves your problem, post a short reply and rate the posting. It will help others with the same or similar question, to know what information has been helpful. Remember, someone took the time to help you. It is important for the growth of this Community that you help others where you can.
Also, if you solved the problem yourself, please try to post the solution. That way all of us may be able to see the benefit from the experience.
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