Morfik Discussion Forums rules and guidelines

In light of recent discussions on the Morfik forum regarding Altium’s commitment to Morfik and its user community I would like to clarify a number of policy issues that seem to be missing or simply being ignored;

Firstly, the sole purpose of this forum is for technical discussions, be it sharing of knowledge, asking or answering questions and generally to help each other to get the most out of the Morfik products.  Threads based on rumors, conspiracy theories or that are negative and disruptive are not helpful and distract from the key objectives of this forum.   Secondly, we (Altium) do not disclose or openly discuss our product technology roadmaps and future technical development plans. I know Morfik in the past would discuss its future directions with its user community but this is not a policy that Altium as a public company has the liberty to take forward.  Please do not ask or demand for this type of information.

We have also taken this opportunity to update the forum rules and guidelines (see below).  I’m expecting that if we can all stay within these rules and guidelines then we will see greater participation by not only Altium employees but the many recent users that have discovered, downloaded and currently using Morfik!

Matt Schwaiger
Senior Vice President
Global Customer Success
Altium Limited
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How to use this online community effectively

Those using our products are the experts, and we thank those of you who have taken the time to share their knowledge with the rest of the community.

These Forums have been created for ‘peer-to-peer’ technical questions and discussions. Altium employees will moderate the Forums, and Altium employees will contribute to them as another source of comment and information from time to time.

So that everyone can manage their time within this community effectively, Altium respectfully requests that all users who wish to ask questions or contribute observe some basic guidelines at all times.

Please before posting any content (question or response):
a) Search these Forums, the Morfik Wiki  before starting a thread with a question, the chances are, your answer is already there! This may be quicker than waiting for a response.

b) Remember it IS a USER community, and it is always possible you might never get an answer.

c) Please do not demand an answer from Altium employees. While Altium employees do their utmost to help and provide support where their resources permit, they are just like other participants and are NOT obligated to answer every (or any) question.

d) Please include a concise and relevant Subject (title) to your message so users can can get an idea of the subject of your enquiry very quickly. Users do not read messages first, they read Subject lines. If you want interest in your content, post an accurate Subject. Your message should always be relevant and in line with the Subject title.

e) Remember this is a technical discussion forum, please keep your comments on topic and related to Morfik’s products.  There are other forums for off topic discussions.

f) Please do NOT create multiple threads on the same specific issue.

g) Please try to stick to one topic per thread. Creating a thread that covers multiple different issues can be confusing.

h) Please do not hijack a thread by changing the topic of discussion.

i) Please be friendly and respectful to everyone within the online community.

j) Please respect the moderators, they are here to help. If your thread has been disabled or locked, the moderators have a good reason and can explain it to you via email.

Forum Rules
Your use of and participation in Altium’s Forums constitutes your full agreement with these Rules and Guidelines.  By participating in them, you are required to agree to the following basic rules and guidelines for courteous and polite peer-to-peer exchanges of knowledge and information.

1.) You MUST register under your correct name with a valid email address. Your email address must be valid at ALL times and this is entirely the responsibility of the user. Bouncing or invalid email addresses may be suspended or removed at the sole discretion of Altium. (Note: as a user, your email address for registration will be tied to your account details.)

2.) You MUST refrain from posting ANY content (masked or otherwise), which contains profanity, insults, obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, discriminatory, religious or political subjects, or threatening, disparaging, demanding or disrespectful remarks. The “it was a joke” excuse is entirely unacceptable.

3.) You MUST refrain from posting content which may be understood as rude, aggressive, over-bearing by other users or Altium and any such behavior will not be tolerated. Please remember that the interpretation of written content is OFTEN taken out of context by alternate cultures or when read in a language which is not native to the reader.

4.) With the exception of Altium products and online communities, you MUST NOT actively or passively advertise or promote ANY other products or communities except where this shall contribute to the overall Altium community or product experience.

5.) You MUST NOT infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy, nor publish product serial numbers, or registration or activation codes of any kind.

6.) You MUST NOT post content which may violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation of any kind (including without limitation) the laws and regulations governing export control, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising.

7.) You MUST NOT post content containing viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other harmful programming routines.

8.) You MUST NOT impersonate any another user within this online community or any Altium employee.

Moderation: In the interest of maintaining the high degree of relevance of the information exchange within the online community, Altium, at Altium’s sole discretion, reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post at any time.

Disclaimers
As Altium has no control or advanced knowledge over the material posted within the community, these rules are intended to govern the behavior and content any user shall individually contribute.

Message content express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Altium Limited or any entity associated with Altium Limited, including but not limited to, messages by Altium staff. Altium does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message.

The moderators of the Forums will do their best to remove objectionable or questionable material in a timely manner; however, again…it is important to remember that posted content express the views of the author, not necessarily those of Altium or its employees.

By using the Altium Forums you accept these terms of use which have been kept to their most basic form and to a minimum so that constructive interactive discussions can be freely undertaken by the user community.

Failure to comply with any of these Rules and Guidelines may lead to your access to the Forums being suspended without prior notice.

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