Community Code of Conduct

General Guidelines

👋🏽 Hi! We’re so happy you’re here. We’re working hard to build one of the most helpful and valuable communities for networking professionals who . Here’s how to get the most of it ↓

How to be a great member (highly encouraged)!

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👀 Ask questions — ask for help or advice when you need it

✋🏽 Ask for feedback on something you’re working on — a blog post, an ebook, an idea, a product, a design, and so on

🌲 Give more than you take – help others by answering questions

🎁 Thank folk who take the time to reply to your posts

👋🏽 Say hello to new members and welcome them into the community

🎉 Have a positive attitude — be friendly, helpful, and encouraging

☎️ Talk about the community to others, and help grow it

🎃 Include your full name and company within your profile

📸 Where possible, use a real photo of yourself in your profile instead of an avatar

How to raise a red flag 🚩 (highly discouraged!)

👹 Solicit members with products and services

👻 Drop in only to self-promote while otherwise being inactive

🤖 Spam or troll other members

💩 Be rude or condescending to other members

Thanks for joining the community. We’re glad you’re here. But we always reserve the right to deactivate accounts at our discretion should you choose not to abide by the spirit of our community guidelines.

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Slack Specific Guidelines

1. Be Real

We’re a real community of real professionals. We expect you’ll use your real name and photo as for your profile. Please also add your company to your display name (this also helps everyone find you more easily, especially those from similar industries). Introducing yourself in the #intros channel is the most real thing you can do (Hint Hint)

2. Context and Relevance

Please don’t make a post with just a link to something, or a thought with no context. We encourage you to focus on starting a conversation (always make sure to explain why you’re sharing a link, image, or thought, and what other members can learn).

3. Keep it Clean

You should respectfully challenge ideas, but never attack the person. Help us make sure that everyone feels safe within Network VIP. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments will not be tolerated.

4. Know Thy Channels

👐 Open to Everyone

#general – discussions and questions that help the entire networking community, regardless of vendor affiliation or preference

#intros – share a few quick lines about yourself, and learn about your fellow Network VIP’ers

#jobs – find and share jobs related to networking and DDI

#random – anything goes, fun stuff

#network-disrupted – Quick access to the Network Disrupted podcast, interaction with podcast guests and host Andrew Wertkin

🔒 Private (BlueCat Customers only)

**NOTE: These are not official support channels. While these channels do have BlueCat SME’s

#bluecat-general – participate in discussions with, and ask questions of, other BlueCat customers. Specifically related to sharing bet practices and knowledge around BlueCat’s DDI solutions

#bluecat-product-chat – Discuss with the BlueCat product team how to take advantage of new feature releases and enhancements

#bluecat-integrations – Automation and integration chatter

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