Contribute content

Thank you for your interest in contributing content to the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community. The directions for how to contribute content (Blogs and Discussions) are provided below. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Contribute a Blog

      Step 1 : Please join one of our Community User Groups in the Global User Group Hub to gain access to contributing blog content.
      Step 2 : The authorization process takes about an hour.
      Step 3 : Once you have access, remember to login and you can contribute blog content, including rich images and video, using the Contribute Blog page.

Contribute blog

Once in the Contribute Blog page, you will see a text editor like this:

  • Enter the Title of your Blog in the ‘Title of your Blog Entry’ field
  • Copy / type in your blog post in the body of the editor
  • You are able to include rich images / video
  • Select the User Group / Topic Group in which you would like your Blog Post published in the ‘Associate this post with a group’ field
  • Select ‘Public’ for the ‘Who can read your Blog entry’ field
  • Leave the ‘Who can make comments on this’ field to ‘Members only’
  • Click Publish – your blog will be published soon!
      Tips / Tricks : If you see a page like this, you are not logged into the community. Please login and you will be able to contribute content.

How to Join a Discussion

Discussion capabilities are provided on all Topic Group and User Group pages

Click on ‘Start a discussion’ from a Topic Group page or

‘Post to this discussion’ from a User Group page

The first time you Start or post to a discussion you will see the following Email preferences page. Choose your preference and click ‘Save’

Once you save your preference you will get to the following text editor page to post your discussion :

  • Select the group you want to post the discussion to in the ‘To’ field
  • The ‘From’ field will have your name from your login session
  • Add a title to your post in the ‘Subject’ field
  • Copy or Type the discussion content in the body of the editor
  • You can Attach files to your post if needed
  • Click ‘Send’ to share your discussion post

IBM Z and LinuxONE Community Content Guidelines

Please take a few minutes to read these content publication guidelines

  • This Community provides a professional network and a unified set of community tools for connecting, sharing, and collaborating. By posting content (“User Content”) in the community, you agree to allow anyone with access to the community to access the content you post. You agree that any discussion you initiate or participate in, or content you post on the Site will be related to IBM products, software, programs, services or associated technologies.
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