06-17-2011 04:59 PM - edited 06-17-2011 10:07 PM
Hello and welcome to the Polycom Community PSTN Forum
As the title suggests, the Community Forums are open to all, and driven by the Polycom community: customers, resellers, distributors, and other industry activists from all over the world. The Community Forums are NOT an official support channel, and answers or suggestions provided by other community members may not always resolve your issue. If you need official support for your Polycom product or service, please contact Polycom directly through the official support channels, or contact your Certified Polycom Partner for assistance.
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Tips for Posting or Contributing to Technical Discussions
Posting technical discussions or questions on the forum can be a great way to receive community assistance. Here are some tips to help ensure you get the best possible response to your post.
- Help the community help you by including as much detail as possible about the issue, the devices involved (model, software versions, etc), how the devices are inter-connected, configuration, etc. More and clearer details enables the community to assist you better and faster.
- Always use context-sensitive forum post titles. Post a clear, relevant, appropriate title and problem description or question, try not to leave anything for interpretation or assumption.
- Add a summary (TL;DR) at the bottom of your post if it’s very long.
- Don't repost and/or re-post the same question/issue in multiple boards. Duplicate posts cause confusion and will only fragment the community support you receive. Per the community rules, duplicate posts will also be deleted.
- Help keep forum discussions from growing unnecessarily long by limiting quotes to the relevant portion of text. Reply to contribute and help the discussion progress.
- Don't threadjack. If you have a similar discussion or issue that does not fit into the current discussion, it may be best to create a new discussion.
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- When posting configuration or code snippets/files, be sure to remove any sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, server addresses, Certificate keys, etc. For clarity, you may consider using "<redacted>" without quotes in place of the removed data.
-Always make backups of your configuration or data before implementing or testing suggestions from the community.
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