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Posting Guidelines Quick Reference (Ann's Sandbox Draft Version)

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Created on: Feb 4, 2011 4:39 PM by Ann Marcus - Last Modified:  Jul 15, 2011 3:09 PM by Ann Marcus

POSTING GUIDELINES QUICK REFERENCE

Welcome to the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK. The site is open to anyone interested in Cisco technology and Cisco certifications. We encourage your participation and count on users doing so in a way that serves to support our entire community.

 

Please familiarize yourself with the following CISCO LEARNING NETWORK Posting Guidelines. Violating these guidelines may result in a request / warning to edit your post, a temporary or permanent ban from the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK, or a ban from the entire CISCO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

 

For full details on CISCO LEARNING NETWORK policies, please refer to the Acceptable Use Agreement. In the event of a conflict between these Guidelines and the Acceptable Use Agreement, the terms of the Acceptable Use Agreement shall control.

 

To view the Acceptable Use Agreement: click

here

 

 

RED

= Don'ts

 

GREEN

= Do's

 

POSTING

DO's & DON'Ts

POSTING RESTRICTIONS

ACCEPTABLE POSTING OPTIONS

CISCO ENFORCEMENT

 

Users must be 13+ to join and post to the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK

Individuals under the age of 13 are not permitted to become members of or post content on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

To register for the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK and post content you must be 13 years of age or older and have a Cisco.com log-in account. Those under 18 should seek parental permission to use this site.

Posts by and accounts of individuals under 13 may be removed.

 

 

Do Not Post Exam Questions, Answers, or Scenarios

IMPORTANT:

Users are expressly prohibited from disclosing any exam-related information including questions, answers, worksheets, computations, drawings, or diagrams. Posting of specific training content here violates copyrights and is forbidden. Help ensure the integrity, security and value of Cisco certifications.

Users may post information on networking challenges and how they solved them, as long as this material is not related to a Cisco Certification Exam.

Users may face PERMANENT ban from accessing CISCO LEARNING NETWORK and potentially from the entire CISCO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

 

Do Not Request Exam Questions, Answers, or Scenarios

Users may not ask whether a particular question will be on an exam, request an answer to a question they think might be on an exam or ask whether a particular scenario will be part of an exam.

Users may ask questions about preferred study approaches or preferred materials or inquire about general networking situations or equipment. Questions must not refer to any material on an exam.

Posts may be edited or removed. Users may face temporary or permanent ban from posting on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK and from the entire CISCO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

 

Do Not Post Cisco Proprietary Information (Test IDs, Passwords, Test Scores)

Users may not post any of the following Cisco-related information on the Cisco Learning Network:

  • Actual Exam Scores

  • Their Testing IDs (For example, CSCO123456789)

  • Passwords to any Cisco website

You may post your CISCO LEARNING NETWORK User ID.

Posts may be edited or removed. User may face a temporary or permanent ban from posting on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

Do Not Advertise on this Site

Users may not use the Cisco Learning Network to advertise. They may not post content for the sole purpose of promoting their business or exam preparation materials or services. See also "Do Not Post Personal Contact Information".

 

Note:

From time to time, the Cisco Learning Network will feature materials from authorized Cisco Learning Partners that are of value to the community. Cisco-authorized Learning Partners and Cisco affiliates should contact their Cisco representative if they are unsure about the material they are posting.

Users may post content that contributes to the knowledge of the community, making reference to their experience and resources. Users may put their company name and website URL in their profile and may sign their content contributions (discussion forum posts, comments, or uploaded documents) with their name, company name and web address.

Post edited or removed. User may be issued a warning via email. Subsequent violations may result in a temporary ban from posting on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

Do not post Personal Contact Information

Users should not post a home address, email address or phone number in a discussion forum, comment area or in their profile. If the user does post home or email addresses or telephone numbers, Cisco will not be held responsible for spam or other harassment that the user may encounter as a result.

Users must supply an email address when registering, however display of that email is automatically suppressed in the user's profile. To exchange email with another member, use the internal email feature. That protects the privacy of both parties. Users may add their company name and URL in their profile and may sign their content contributions (discussion forum posts, comments, or uploaded documents) with their name, company name and web address.

Post may be edited or removed. User may be reminded via email of the hazards of sharing personal contact information. Subsequent occurrences may result in a temporary ban from posting on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

Do Not Duplicate or Repost CISCO LEARNING NETWORK Content on Other Sites

Users may not copy exact content or images from the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK without citing CISCO with a link to the original text on this site or, at minimum, indicating that CISCO LEARNING NETWORK was the source of the material. Treat this content as you would content from any other news outlet.

Users may summarize CISCO LEARNING NETWORK content (in their own words) on another site. User may quote material verbatim from CISCO LEARNING NETWORK with a citation attributing the material to CISCO LEARNING NETWORK (with a link or notation of the site). Include the original author's name where possible. Quoted material may not be longer than 50 words.

User may be asked to provide a link to original content rather than duplicating it or add a citation to CISCO LEARNING NETWORK. Users who duplicate CISCO LEARNING NETWORK content without attribution/ citation or a link may be contacted by the legal department at Cisco.

 

Post Relevant, Appropriate Images and Videos only

Posted material may also not infringe on the intellectual property rights of another. The user must be the photographer, subject, or other authorized agent of any image or video s/he publishes on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK; or, the material must have already been published in the public domain. Visual material should relate to the site topics; materials may not contain nudity or inflammatory content.

Users may post appropriate images or links to videos; User must be the photographer or videographer, subject in the visual material or other authorized agent with rights to publish the visual material or it must have already been published in the public domain.

We may remove part or all of the user's post and send a strong email warning. Subsequent occurrences may result in a temporary ban from posting on the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

Use Professional Language & Tone in posts

Users may not post personal attacks, use profanities, negative racial or ethnic slurs or use hostile language or tone in the posts. Be professional and civil.

We ask that users be respectful of others in the community. It is acceptable to disagree with someone, respond to the content of their post, ask a question or request the source of someone's information. It is acceptable to disagree with an idea or an opinion and engage in a healthy debate. But respect others. We are all here to share information, knowledge and time. Keep the tone professional and civil.

Post may be removed. User may receive a warning or a temporary or permanent ban from the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

Exercise care in referring to or linking to Exam Study Materials from non-Cisco-authorized sources

If a post contains references or links to unauthorized sources that Cisco deems unreliable, the post may be edited or removed at the administrators' discretion. The user may receive a request by email to refrain from further referencing of this source. Users may also be directed to a list of current Cisco-authorized Learning Partners and affiliated organizations.

Users may refer or link to material used to prepare for exams, even if it comes from a source other than a Cisco-authorized provider. Cisco does recommend the use of services and materials from Cisco-authorized sources—Cisco Authorized Training Partners,Cisco Press, Pearson VUE—and materials on this site to ensure material is timely.

To ensure integrity, users may be asked to refrain from referencing particular non-authorized sources. Not complying may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

Post information on Jobs (offered or wanted) in designated Discussion Forum or Job Portal only

Do not post job search or openings across the site in different forums.

Post job search inquiries (a job opening or interest in finding a particular type of job) in the Jobs Discussion Forum on the Careers/Get Working area or in the Job Portal.

Posts may be moved, edited or removed. Users may receive a warning. Not complying may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the CISCO LEARNING NETWORK.

 

RED

= Don'ts

 

GREEN

= Do's

 

 

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