Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Cloudera Community!

The mission of the community is to provide a first-class peer-based forum for developers and admins to collaborate on the use of Cloudera’s Apache Hadoop-based platform to build and manage enterprise data hubs. We welcome your feedback on how we can improve the Community in our Community Suggestions forum.  

Before diving in to the community, please review the official Terms of Service. For those who prefer a more streamlined version, see the guidelines below, which also include helpful tips on using the community:

What to Do:

  • Stay on-topic - for best results, post your question to the right discussion board.
  • Provide as much context as possible - component(s), version, etc.
  • Maintain a helpful attitude - there are people with varying skill levels here, so don't assume that someone knows as much as you do. ("RTFM" is not an appropriate reply.)
  • Seek closure - if you get a response that answers your question, mark it as the "solution" for other users. (Multiple answers within a thread can be marked this way.)
  •                                 Accept as solution
  • Be thankful - if someone gives you a helpful answer, offer them Kudos!
  •                                 kudo button
  • Most important, have fun!

What NOT to Do:

  • Do not use profanity or hateful, derogatory, or demeaning language.
  • Do not include personally identifying information. (Careful, this can sneak into code or log snippets.)
  • Do not use these boards for solicitation or for any other commercial purpose.
  • Do not post multiple copies of the same message.
  • If you believe a post violates any of these guidelines, you can report it by clicking the "Report Inappropriate Content" link in the lower left corner of the message box.

Helpful Tips:

  • Before posting a new question, please search the community, as there may be an existing solution for your issue.
  • Be sure to check out our Community Knowledge, which includes articles full of helpful tips and solutions based on community posts.
  • When entering code or log information into a post, make sure to use the insert code tool in the editor.
                               insert code button

Click here for further information about how to use these boards.