Technical Writer List Rules and Expectations

Before You Post to the Forums & Email Discussion List:

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What to Post:


Vendors / Commercial & Non-Profit Organizations

We'll warn you the first time, ban you for a month the second time, and ban you for life the third time you post without identifying yourself or only post advertising versus answering the questions as an SME.

What Not to Post:


As a contributor to Community Forums and Email Discussion List, you should: You should NOT:

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