MEMBER GUIDELINES: Oxford Dictionaries API Community

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edited March 9 in Member guidelines

Welcome to the Oxford Dictionaries API Community, a space for you to get support for your questions and meet fellow developers who also use the Oxford Dictionaries API.

About the Oxford Dictionaries API Community
We will do our best to provide help and support with any you might have.
We also encourage you to browse questions submitted by other users and have a look at our FAQs document (coming up soon), as the answers you require may already be there.

In order to help us in providing replies that are useful, please add as much information as possible to your question, including:

  • What you were trying to achieve
  • How you proceeded
  • Which results you got instead of the expected ones
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The team will do their best to reply as soon as possible, but some questions will demand a little bit more time – so bear with us, we will be working on it!

The community will be accessed by a team member at least once a day every weekday. We will start working on getting a good answer to you as promptly as we can, but we may not see every question posted immediately.

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Behaviour
We welcome contributions from everyone. The following behaviour will not be accepted in any type of post or comment:

  • Any behaviour to other members or visitors to the forum and Oxford Dictionaries API portal which could be deemed aggressive or abusive.
  • Use of vulgar or offensive language (except in the context of a scholarly discussion about such language).
  • Any posts of a commercial nature, advertising, promoting, or selling products and services (unless it is a recommendation specifically requested by another member).
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  • Any sensitive, personal, proprietary or confidential information about yourself or others in your comments.

Moderation
We reserve the right to monitor all postings for anything which contravenes these guidelines; as a result, some posts may be sent for moderation before publishing and, consequently, there may be a delay in the posting appearing on the forum.

We reserve the right to block without warning or discussion any user who does not adhere to these guidelines, and remove all previous posts and contributions.

Accuracy and honesty
We ask that you do not misrepresent yourself on your profile. It is the Oxford Dictionaries policy that members communicate with each other using their real name, for reasons of accountability and transparency.

These Guidelines can also be accessed as a PDF document (attached below).

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