OutSystems Community Code of Conduct

OutSystems Community Code of Conduct

  

OutSystems Community Code of Conduct


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This community is, of course, the place where you go to discuss OutSystems and seek support. The community is for people who use and care about OutSystems. But it’s more than that. Our members are willing to go the extra mile, come together and spend even more of their time deciding how to improve and support it.

This community makes OutSystems better and more successful, since our aim is to have a widespread, innovative, robust, and well-tested product. For this reason, we find community feedback and contribution to be extremely important. We value the participation of each member and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. 

Accordingly, everyone is expected to show respect and courtesy to others. This code of conduct applies to all of OutSystems, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or removed at the discretion of OutSystems.  

Learn more about the OutSystems Community Mission and Values here.

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the [Contributor Covenant], version 1.4, available at [version]. Nod to Discourse for helping us find Contributor Covenant as a resource. 


TL;DR

The OutSystems Code of Conduct goes into depth on many subjects. It may be more information than you need. Here are the most important things to know.

  • Be positive and constructive.

  • Improve the discussion.

  • You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But, remember to criticize ideas, not people.

  • Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park.

  • Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. 

  • Here in this community, we provide tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

  • We do not tolerate harassment of anyone in any form.



This Is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely aids to the human judgment of our community. Use these guidelines to keep this a clean, well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.


Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the conversation in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post will add value, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering others that are already happening. Please spend some time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

Are you asking a question to start an argument, or are you asking in good faith because you need to know the answer?


Our Community Is Primarily English Speaking

For the moment, our Community is primarily English speaking for ease of everyone here.

However, please keep in mind that the community has non-native English speakers, and members from all around the world. There are language barriers here so you might have to be patient with some of the posts. 


Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But, remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling.

  • Ad hominem attacks.

  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.

  • Knee-jerk contradiction.

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.


Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for everyone. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

Here in this community, we provide tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

Let’s try to leave our park better than we found it.


Always Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be kind to people who are new to Outsystems.

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.

  • Don’t feed the trolls.

  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.

  • Respect each other. Don’t harass anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.

  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. 

This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.


Keep It Tidy

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Post a topic in the category that applies most.

  • Create titles that are succinct and clear about your problem, or what you are seeking. 

  • Only post once in one topic, this will make sure we can be efficient when answering your question.

  • Try to only add to the conversation with your reply. 

  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.

  • There’s no need to sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, create a New Topic.


Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.


Offensive, Provocative and Defamatory Content

All communication on the OutSystems sites should be appropriate for a professional community with people of many different backgrounds. Please be kind to others; do not insult them or put them down. Do not use our site or tools to engage in personal attacks, defamation, harassment, spam, offensive content, inappropriately aggressive behavior, or any illegal activities. 


Make This Your Place

Rules aside, there are a few things that we hope you'll do here. They are:

  • Don't be afraid to ask “stupid” questions. Someone else will learn from every stupid question that you ask.

  • Be positive and constructive.

  • Share your challenges and wins.

  • Share your plans, strategies and goals.

  • Offer your feedback on what happens here. This community belongs to all of us.


Off-Topic Comments

We cherish the sense of community, friendship, and humor frequently demonstrated in the off-topic comments. However, our goal is to provide highly relevant, professional content. To help maintain the focus of the site, we may remove off-topic comments or comment sub-threads after three replies. We believe this is a solid compromise between our interest in providing highly relevant content and fostering a fun, friendly community.


Post the Question and Respond to Feedback

Post a question like you ask your peer for something. CAPS don't improve your chances. Multiple !!! will only lessen the chance of getting the right answer.

When asking about a Forge-component. Post it via the Forge, instead of directly in the forums.

When you do this, there will be a relationship made between your question and the Forge-component. This will help the community understand what component you are asking about!


Promotional Content

We don't mind if you promote a business, product, or service if the promotional content is valuable for OutSystems community members and relevant to the discussion. However, whether promotional content is valuable to the community is entirely at our discretion, and we will remove any link we feel is not relevant to the discussion without notice.

To be a valuable and credible member of the community, please visibly disclose any commercial relationship you have with the promoted business, product, or service, including (without limitation) reciprocal advertising agreements, conflicts of interest, or other non-consumer relationships.


Anti-Harassment

OutSystems is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of anyone in any form.

Ultimately, what constitutes harassment can be subjective. We reserve the right to terminate or restrict access to a User's account and to delete any content posted through it, without notice and at our discretion, if we deem it to be engaging in any of the behavior above.

Very good information ,

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Regards


-PJ-