Community Quick Start
We're glad you're here! Whether you're looking to ask a question or have knowledge to share with fellow members you've come to the right place.
How Do I Locate the Right Discussion?
From the homepage of the Community you may navigate to the appropriate discussion from the hamburger menu. This menu provides a list of all Community Neighborhoods, product forums, and blogs.
Each Community Neighborhood has all related forums, idea exchanges, tribal knowledge bases, and blogs, as well as links to Micro Focus product pages outside of the Community.
You may also find the appropriate forum or blog by typing a subject in the search field and choosing from the autopopulated options.The search field is available on every Community page. Narrow your search by selecting from the dropdown menu left of the search bar. From the homepage you can choose “All Community, Knowledge base, or Users,” from Neighborhood search bars you may select more specific categories found within the Community.
How Do I Participate in a Discussion?
Once you have navigated to the appropriate discussion area, you can participate in several different ways, including replying to a thread in a forum, commenting on a blog post, or posting a question and starting a discussion.
The green, checkmark" icon indicates a particular discussion has a reply that has been marked as the solution to the original question. Find the solution directly below the original post containing the question. You may also navigate through the replies to see the full thread.
Note: for your safety, avoid posting personal or official electronic mail addresses, phone numbers, serial numbers, or other private information that may put yourself or your organization at risk. Placement of any kind of advertising, including personal websites or extraneous links in posts or signatures violates the Community "Rules of Participation," available from the "Quick Links" menu.
How Do I Create a Post or Reply to One?
By clicking the "New Post" or "Reply" button, you can open the message body editor and create a post or reply. The editor has many features and each feature has a tool tip that explains what it is for. There is a file attach tool below the editor that allows you to attach files. The "New Post" button is located at the top of each forum.
If you are starting a new discussion, be sure to use a descriptive "Subject" to let other members know what your post is about and include as much pertinant information as possible.
Replying to a post is very easy and is done by using the "Reply" button to launch the editor.
How Do I Personalize My Community Experience?
Click your avatar in the upper righthand corner of the page and then "My profile" from the dropdown menu to access your profile page. Here you may customize and personalize your experience.
In the blue banner of your profile page, under your avatar, click "Settings." In the page that opens you will be able to customize your Community experience.
Use the "Personal" link to set or update your screen name, email, personal informaiton, IM screen name, etc.
The "Avatars" link allows you to set or change the visual "avatar" displayed next to your posts and replies, as well as on your profile page and private messages.
Using the "Subscriptions & Notifications" link allows you subscribe to areas of the Community, bookmarks, and to set up automatic notifications, so you'll know when new articles, posts, or replies are happening in areas of interest to you.
Note:if there are two seemingly identical settings in a list of preferences, the first one listed is the Community default for that item. If the default changes, this setting will also change in your profile. If you do not want that setting to change, choose the identical one listed further down in the options. If you do this, should the Community default change, your personal setting will not.