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We're glad you're here. Here's why we're here.

Enable Architect exists to connect Architects in the modern enterprise. Architects enable technology teams to deliver on complex systems that are secure, scalable, and informed by industry standards and trends alike, all while meeting business objectives.

Architects are encouraged to share their expertise here. But when you're participating in our network of members, there are some guidelines we uphold.

First, we want to keep our content work appropriate. Avoid language and jokes you wouldn't want your dearest family members to hear you say out loud.

When communicating with other members, always imagine you're saying it to the person's face. If what is said does not meet the standards written here, we intend to delete the post. Repeat offenders may be banned from the community.

In additional, all members are expected to:

  • Be polite. It never hurts to be nice, and you'll be much more likely to get a useful response when you're civil.
  • Be genuine. You can use your real name or a comfortable pseudonym—just act like yourself. Don't hate or imitate.
  • Think, then speak. We like people who are curious, eager, and creative. Have a comment? Got a question? Post it. Someone else is wondering the very same thing.
  • Consider Godwin's Law in effect. First to violate it loses, and the conversation is over.
  • If you have a connection to Red Hat, such as working for a Red Hat partner, please identify it up front so that others know where you’re coming from.

On the side of actions not to take, do not: 

  • Use inappropriate language or provide links/trackbacks to obscene, inappropriate or demeaning content. This includes using obscenities as well as being unintentionally harmful to others.
  • Defame an individual or group, or violate any trademarks or copyrighted material.
  • Upload or link to viruses or other malicious code.
  • Encourage or advocate illegal activity or propose illegal activity.
  • Violate the privacy of others.
  • Promote commercial services or products.
  • Feed the trolls. It only encourages them.

These don't cover every possible unacceptable (or encouraged) act. We reserve the right to reject or redact any communication that violate the spirit, as well as the letter, of our policies.

Don't forget to respect whatever rules your employer might have about contributions like this being an author on this publication. In fact, we'd prefer it if your employer got really excited about the site and encouraged you to learn and share here.

Lastly, if they want to get involved by buying ad space, we're not selling. This site is a network that we hope to grow into a community of practices. Communities are about relationships.

That's all. Go forth and be open. If you find relevant, helpful ideas here—share them with the world. That's what this site is about.