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Welcome to the Community!

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Welcome to the Authorize.Net Developer Community. The purpose of this community is to provide a peer-to-peer support and interaction channel for developers using Authorize.Net’s APIs, certification and affiliate programs.

 

To be part of our community, there are some guidelines to which we expect you to adhere. Nothing crazy – just the basic, should-go-without-saying kind of stuff that we actually do need to say.

 

Authorize.Net Developer Community Guidelines
First and foremost, to register for an account on the Developer Community, you will need to agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We strongly recommend that you read these thoroughly as your community membership is at all times contingent on your adhering to both of them.

 

The following community guidelines are intended to help foster helpful community interaction and in some cases are already covered in the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But because they are so important for a successful community, we’re listing them again:

  • Be nice and courteous to everyone. Seriously. If you can’t play nice with the others, then you won’t be playing at all.
  • Be professional and respectful. Everyone has something to offer. You may not agree with everyone or think every message adds value, but that doesn’t give you the right to start acting like a teenager. Any posts that contain profanity; material that is libelous, fraudulent, vulgar or obscene, indecent, lewd, harassing, pornographic, abusive, offensive, defamatory, threatening, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable; or attacks on other users, will be removed and you run the risk of being banned from the community.
  • Be relevant and concise. Stay on topic and add value. Don’t post just for the sake of posting. If you post, your comments should be relative to the topic at hand, and be straight and to the point. Those reading your posts shouldn’t be taken on a trip through la-la-land before finally figuring out what you’re talking about.
  • Be careful. Remember, as a peer-to-peer community, this is user-generated content. You’ll find great advice here, but your particular integration probably varies a bit from those giving the advice. It’s even possible that some posts contain information that is flat-out wrong. Use the same good judgment in our community that you would use on information pulled from anywhere else on the Internet.
  • Do not send SPAM or use the community for unauthorized commercial use. Don’t be that guy. No one likes him. Really, they don’t.
  • Respect the moderators and the job they do. Every member of the Developer Community is responsible for doing their part to foster an open and inviting community. If you see inaccurate, off-topic, or disruptive posts, you should report them to the moderators.

And last but not least…

  • Have fun. Sure, this may be “work” for all of us, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and entertaining at the same time. As your community administrators and moderators, we can assure you that we’re expecting to have some fun as well—or at the very least, not be bored to tears.

The Community Guidelines were created so that you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from other members. We want the community to be friendly, informative and fun for all. If at any time you have questions about the community, please ask! Our moderators and administrators are always happy to help.

 

And now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we hope you'll enjoy the community!

 

Michelle
Authorize.Net Developer Community Manager