Game Rules & Etiquette

Community Manager
Community Manager

Game Rules & Etiquette


Stay on topic. DellEMC Support Communities is here to help people use DellEMC products and technologies more effectively. Unless otherwise noted, do not add Submissions about non technical topics, including:

  • Speculations or rumours about unannounced products.
  • Discussions of DellEMC policies or procedures or speculation on DellEMC decisions.

Some actions will not be immediately available to you; certain badges must be earned before you are able to perform some actions, such as upload a video, for example. As you reach each level, the rewards grid becomes more expansive to compliment the ability to perform certain actions as you progress. (In other words, the better you perform, the more you get to see and do!)


Please play nicely.

Everyone should feel comfortable reading Submissions and participating in discussions. DellEMC will not tolerate flames or other inappropriate statements, material, or links. Most often, a "flame" is simply a statement that is taunting and thus arbitrarily inflammatory. However, this also includes those which are libelous, defamatory, indecent, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or offensive in a sexual, racial, cultural, or ethnic context.

Post constructive comments and questions.

Unless otherwise noted, your Submission should either be a technical support question or a technical support answer. Constructive feedback about product features is welcome as well. If your Submission contains the phrase "I'm sorry to say bad things, but…" it is probable you are in violation of this policy.

Do not post polls or petitions or links to same.


Test your answer.

When possible, make sure your Submission works on your own PC before posting it to the greater DellEMC community.


No advertising.

Do not use the Site to sell or market your products to others and do not post a URL unless it directly answers a users question. If any part of your Submission, including any posted URL, results in any accrual of compensation or benefit to you, you must note this in your post by stating, "I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link." As well, the following are not allowed:

  1. A submission created solely to advertise a book, service, software or some other item for sale.
  2. Any reference, including a link, to a commercial item that is not directly related to a relevant technical support question or answer. For example: "This post created by Super Post Creator."

You may sign your Submissions with information about yourself. However, this should not include a link to a website. An example of an acceptable signature: Julie J. Julian, "DellEMC Communities: Tips and Tricks"

No inappropriate user names ("Aliases") or impersonations. Inappropriate or offensive user names or aliases will be removed and persons attempting to impersonate another user will be removed. User names may not contain website, email addresses or other contact information.


Keep within the Law, cowgirls & cowboys...

No material may be submitted that is intended to promote or commit an illegal act.

Do not submit software or descriptions of processes that break or otherwise work around digital rights management software or hardware.


Do not post defamatory material

Material submitted must be your own work or work to which you have a license. You warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the information contained in your Submission.

License to Use Submission. By sending a Submission to the Site you agree to grant DellEMC a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to the Submission. If you do not want to grant to DellEMC the rights set out above, do not send your Submission to the Site. Never reveal any personal information.


DELL-Rosie H
Social Media Support
Community Manager

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