Etiquette and Guidelines

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    Welcome! We are happy you are part of the Mellanox community. Like any other community, we encourage members to be respectful of other members and to foster a positive sense of community. Here are some member guidelines to follow plus links to other resources.


    • Respect copyright, fair use, and financial disclosure laws.
    • Protect all confidential and proprietary information.
    • Write in the first person and identify yourself by name.
    • Protect your credibility by correcting your mistakes. Please indicate if you have changed a previous post.
    • Respect your audience. Lively discussions are always encouraged, but never resort to insults, slurs, or obscene language.
    • Steer clear of unrelated topics that could be considered objectionable or inflammatory.



    Rules of Behavior

    adapted from Wikipedia:Etiquette

    • Treat others as you would have them treat you—even if they are new members. We were all new once. Just remember the Golden Rule: Treat others as you want them to treat you.
    • Please be polite and courteous.
    • Keep in mind that raw text can be ambiguous and intent can be misunderstood—reading text is not the same as hearing the words from a person standing right in front of you. Irony isn't always obvious—text comes without facial expressions, vocal inflections, or body language.
    • Be careful of the words you choose—what you intended to say might not be what others perceive, and what you read might not be what the author intended. Argue facts, not personalities.
    • Work toward mutually beneficial agreements.
    • If someone disagrees with an edit you made, provide good reasons why you think it's appropriate.
    • Concede a point when you have no response to it and admit when you disagree based on intuition or taste.
    • Recognize your own biases and keep them in check.
    • Give praise when due. Everybody likes to feel appreciated, especially in an environment that often requires compromise. Drop a friendly note on users' talk pages.
    • Remove or summarize resolved disputes that you initiated.
    • Please don't ignore questions asked of you.


    Useful Links & Resources