Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are there any ground rules for participation in the Securonix forum?

Yes. They are simple, few and easy for everyone to live by:

Be nice. Treat others with the same respect you'd want them to treat you. We're all here to learn together. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know. Bring your sense of humor.

Be honest. Above all, be honest. If you see misinformation, vote it down. Insert comments indicating what, specifically, is wrong. Even better — edit and improve the information! Provide stronger, faster, superior answers of your own!

Be helpful. If you see a good answer to a question, vote it up. If your question has been answered, please mark it as answered. This community site depends on your participation.

What can I do here? Questions? Answers? What are those?

Right now, there are 2 basic functions of Securonix Forums:

Ask and answer questions (quickly!) Questions are Securonix-related questions, of course. As long as your question is:

detailed and specific written clearly and simply of interest to at least one other person somewhere then it is welcome here. No question is too trivial or too "newbie" so long the question is about Securonix or relevant to the Securonix community.

What kind of things should I not do here?

Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion. This is not a discussion board, this is a place for questions that can be answered!

And finally, gratuitous spamming will not be tolerated. At all.

By keeping a laser focus on questions and answers, this community ensures that finding answers to existing questions - and getting answers to new questions - can be done without any distractions.

What kinds of questions can I ask here?

Most importantly - questions should be relevant to this community. Before you ask, please make sure to search for a similar question. You can search for questions by their title, content, or tags.

What kinds of questions should be avoided?

Please avoid asking questions that are not relevant to this community, are too subjective or argumentative.

Do I have to log in or create an account?

Yes. If you already have a account, just click on 'login' in the upper right corner. If you don't already have one, it's easy to create - click 'sign up', also in the upper right corner.

Who moderates Securonix Forums?

The short answer is: you. The community is moderated by the users. The karma system allows members of the Securonix community to earn the rights to perform a variety of moderation tasks.

How does the karma system work?

When a question or answer is upvoted, the user who posted them will gain some points, which are called "karma points". These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in him/her. Various moderation tasks are gradually assigned to the users based on those points.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or give a helpful answer, your input will be upvoted. On the other hand if the answer is misleading, it will be downvoted. Each vote in favor will generate 10 points, each vote against will subtract 2 points. There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated per question or answer. The table below explains karma requirements for each type of moderation task.

  • add comments -> 50
  • delete comments -> 2000
  • close own questions -> 250
  • reopen own questions -> 500
  • retag questions -> 500
  • edit any answer -> 2000
  • open any closed question -> 3000
  • delete any comment -> 2000

What is a gravatar?

Gravatar means globally recognized avatar - your unique avatar image associated with your email address. It's simply a picture that shows next to your posts on the websites that support gravatar protocol. The default gravatar appears as a square filled with a snowflake-like figure. You can set your image at

Why can other people can edit my questions/answers?

Allowing experienced members of this community to curate the questions and answers improves the overall quality of the knowledge base content. If this approach is not for you, we respect your choice.

Still have questions?

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