Scrum.org Terms of Use

Last post 01:22 am August 15, 2019
by Eric Naiburg
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09:57 pm March 8, 2017

Scrum.org may, at its discretion, remove any post that it deems unsuitable for these forums. Unsuitable post content includes, but is not limited to, Scrum.org Professional-level assessment questions and answers, self promotion, profanity, insults, racism or sexually explicit content. Using our forum as a platform for the marketing and solicitation of products or services is also prohibited. Forum members who post content deemed unsuitable by Scrum.org may have their access revoked at any time, without warning. Scrum.org may, but is not obliged to, monitor submissions.

06:36 am August 25, 2018

Yes.Thanks for the update.

05:46 pm August 26, 2018

Is it necessary to have these terms as a fixed topic on the forum?

It is frustrating to have to scroll past this thread every time I check for new posts. The terms are pretty obvious, and already visible at the bottom of each page.

11:02 pm August 26, 2018

It is frustrating to have to scroll past this thread every time I check for new posts.

(^_^)

Especially when browsing the web with a mobile phone.

 

07:17 am September 10, 2018

As a new member I would like to give some feedback and share the following experiences regarding the use of the forum (I am not sure if this is the correct place to do so, if no please take corrective actions):

  • Creating my first topic I was a little bit confused that it did not show up right away, but only after the submission has been approved (after some time). Maybe I missed an important piece of information while I created the topic, but I could not find a concrete, clearly visible & outstanding hint that this is the applied process. Also I did not get any email stating something like "Your topic is waiting for approval". Could this cause people to submit multiple times and be confused?
  • Same applies for the first few comments: they get submitted only after approval (I assume a review has been done?). At first this is again a bit confusing. I then just estimated that it might be the same as for new topics.
  • I was just about to create a new topic for a specific question, but I am unable to do so. I get a hint on the top of the forum page: "You are not allowed to post new content in the forum." I am again slightly confused as to why I am not allowed to create a new topic. Is there maybe a possibility for improvement?

I read through the terms of service, but also there I did not find a hint.

01:40 pm September 10, 2018

I was just about to create a new topic for a specific question, but I am unable to do so. I get a hint on the top of the forum page: "You are not allowed to post new content in the forum."

I get this too, and as a regular contributor (who as far as he knows) has never misbehaved here, and given that the message is not properly styled, I am guessing it's some kind of bug or configuration issue with the forum.

03:26 pm September 10, 2018

Hello Julien and Simon.

First, thank you for your interest in our community, it's great that people want to actively participate and learn more about Scrum, and it's also great that you want to contribute back!

Yesterday we discovered an attempt to abuse the forum system. A few accounts were obviously attempting to spam post, however, our moderation system thwarted the attempt, as it's intended to do. The frequency of this spam caused us to bring down forum posting as a temporary fix. We're actively working on a solution and will have this back up ASAP.

Thank you for your patience!

Ryan

04:35 pm September 10, 2018

Hi Ryan,

thank you for the quick feedback, very much appreciated!

Sad to hear about the spam situation, keeping my fingers crossed you will be able to resolve it soon.

05:27 pm September 12, 2018

Hi Julien and Simon,

Forum functionality has been restored.

Thank you for your patience.

Ryan

02:51 pm May 23, 2019

This is probably the most adequate forum rules thread I've seen.

Usually it's 97 points with a secret question somewhere in the middle that you need to answer before submitting your first post or they steal your first-born. :D

10:54 pm August 14, 2019

Is there a reason why there is a reCaptcha checkbox for logged in users? Posting responses as a logged in (and long-time) user always asks me to check this box, and often ask to "check all images that contain traffic lights" for example, at least once and often multiple times.

Can this be disabled?

01:22 am August 15, 2019

@Ben, it is there to prevent Spammers.  We have been attacked in the past and have seen many attempts since, but they have been prevented with this new Captcha.