Community Guidelines

November 2019

These Community Guidelines are in addition to the Terms of Use that apply to all websites (the “Site” or “Sites”) including those Sites hosted on the domain “”,, and “” provided by ParTech, Inc. (“ParTech”, “we”, “us” or “our”) to provide information and selected functionality to interested parties (“User,” “Users” “you” or “your”) as provided on the Sites by ParTech (the “ParTech Services”) and are incorporated therein by reference.

By accessing the Site, you agree that you will follow these Community Guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium.

Community Rules

  • Don’t challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Don’t post commercial messages on any discussion list, resource library entry, or other area where others might see it. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
  • Remember that other Users have the right to reproduce postings to the Site unless you specify otherwise.
  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to reject any message for any reason.

Discussion Group Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information and put your response before the original posting.
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.
  • Send messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me, too” to individuals–not to the entire list. Do this by using the “Reply to Sender” link to the left of every message.
  • Warn other Users of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says “Long Message.”