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These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.
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Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, 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 ones that are already happening. Spend 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.
Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree
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Your Participation Counts
The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. 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.
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Let’s leave our community better than we found it.
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When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
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Always Be Civil
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
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These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.
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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:
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Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
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Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.
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Below are the Neo4j Community team, these users are here to help support and grow the Community space. Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions or ideas you may have!
TrevorS Community Specialist
Trevor enjoys working with people and is passionate about online communities. He brings with him years of experience in moderation and support and will provide those same services here as the go-to face of the Neo4j Community. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YolandeP Sr. Manager, Developer Community
Yolande is passionate about technology and developer communities. Her goal is to empower developers and data scientists everywhere to successfully grow their projects. At Neo4j, she runs the advocacy programs, including the Ninja program. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- julie_hamel Sr. Director of Community
Julie leads and supports the passionate Neo4j community team. She has been building communities for enterprises and tech aficionados for the past 15+ years, and loves creating immersive and engaging experiences that promote making connections, learning and having fun.
Starting at NASA, Andreas designed systems from scratch to support science missions. Then in Zambia, he built medical informatics systems that complement technology with social good. Now with Neo4j, he is democratizing graph databases which elevate understanding by emphasizing relationships. Twitter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alexander (Community profile link) Senior Developer Marketing Manager at Neo4j.
Alexander is passionate about graphs and loves observing the positive resonance and learning about the multitude of innovative graph applications. New technologies (hardware and software) have been the focus of his entire career. LinkedIn
We're pleased to share that the Neo4j Community is about to change to a new platform designed to improve discussion, collaboration and learning.
Here's what's about to happen:
this site will be placed into read-only mode
all content and accounts will be migrated to the new platform
the new platform will become the new https://community.neo4j.com
A Community of Communities
The strength of this community is in each one of you. You are curious, capable, and compassionate, asking good questions and offering insightful advice. From conversation to collaboration, both personal and professional, sharing your experience and working towards mutual success. You are amazing at building relationships.
We want to support a community of communities. Pairs, groups, organizations. A better world, a better product, a better way. In the moment, again tomorrow. Common purpose, common interest. Practically with Neo4j, idealistically with graph thinking.
These forums have served us all well. We want to take the good parts and make them even better. Some of what's here doesn't fit well in a discussion format. For example projects, job listings, or events are super useful information that's a little awkward to access. We've observed, brainstormed, and debated.
After evaluating our options, including a long hard stare at the ever-tempting path of building from scratch, we've chosen a platform which will be excellent for discussion and enable us to build great new features.
Our first step is humble, simply migrating from this platform to the new one with minimal disruption. Please be patient through this period. Things may go wrong. When they do, please reach out directly to me as @abk of neo4j on Discord to let me know what's up. We've also set up a temporary #community-site channel there for feedback and problem reporting. If you're not on Discord, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, including [Neo4j Community] in the subject.
I will do my best to fix things expediently.
This thread itself should make it over in tact. I'll use this as a running report of progress. Stay tuned!
Questions, concerns? Let me know.
Welcome to the community!
If you have technical questions, we’d love to help you find the answers to them!! Please help us help you by following the guidelines below.”
Write a title that summarizes the specific problem The title may be the first and the last thing that potential viewers see of your post. Make it count. Make it describe the problem, not your current state of mind. ALL CAPS and lots of question and exclamation marks are an indication that you wear your underwear on your head ??? not that you have an urgent problem !!!
Choose the correct "category" and add the relevant "labels" Both of these serve to narrow down the problem area. A database creation error on the "Neo4j Desktop" is quite possible, it is almost impossible if installed with a Yum package. For installation questions specifying the OS is definitely useful. And so on.
Explain First What do you want to accomplish? What is your problem? What have you tried (you have tried something, right ... right?)? Can you reproduce the situation? Which steps need to be followed to get there?
Code Second For some weird reason, Verdana 12pt does horrible things to code. There's a ton of ways to add readable code in your posts, the easiest is to select it and use the </> preformatted text icon. Reading hundreds of lines of code and Cypher-queries is the favorite hobby of most of the visitors of the forum. Just in case it's one of the others that is trying to help you ... provide the code that demonstrates the issue and no more.
Proofread You're ready to press "post"? Take a deep breath. Exhale. Go once more over what you've just written. Does it look like the kind of question you could answer?
Be Patient - Be Friendly - Be Polite - Help somebody else in turn Somebody is going to spend some of the single most valuable resources for a human on your question. Time. Giving an indication that you understand the value of that is the least you can do.
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