Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.
By joining our community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to limit any distribution of content to that is best suited for the theme of this platform followed by its topics and sub-topic. This includes but is not limited to discussion topics and replies, shared links, and shared files.
This is a great platform to solicit the advice from peers, learn from shared experiences, and participate in an ongoing conversation geared at facilitating the growth of corporate health and wellness practitioners.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these important guidelines.
In order to preserve an environment that encourages growth and thoughtful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.
There are a large number of highly competent and outspoken health and wellness professionals in the ThriVita community. Eager to share their thoughts on how to solve various challenges, discussions around vendors and tooling will invariably arise. These are welcomed but we have set forth the following standards as it relates to these discussions.
Commentary by Vendors
In our community we have a number of professionals from various backgrounds and organizations.
This is not an accident. All professionals serving or hoping to serve within the corporate landscape have something valuable to share and/or learn.
We ask that vendor advocates and representatives, especially, keep their content inline with ThriVita’s mission and the topic and subtopics with which they choose to engage.
Participation by all is encouraged but the content needs to speak to a specific problem, experience or topic more than it needs to speak to the specific vendor’s product or service. Keep content relevant and appropriate without any bias towards a sale. Think big picture and consultative versus always be closing.
Somethings to consider:
“Is there value in this aside from being a billboard for my offering?”
“Would others who read this who aren’t concerned about this offering learn something from this answer?”
If the answer to either is no, don’t send it.
“Happy to chat offline about XYZ” is a public solicitation to both the asker, and others, and could result in you and possibly your organization being suspended indefinitely.
Answer questions in a helpful manner. If more clarity is required there is no reason the discussion can’t continue on the platform.
Please make sure your signature line merchandises your role and organization if directly affiliated. If somebody wants to find out more it should be easy for them to do so without your solicitation.
Direct outreach to individuals who raise particular problems may be warranted, in a respectful, consultative manner. But commentary (not promotion) on a topic should be public first, and followed by private outreach.
Trying to set demos/sales calls with people asking questions will get you and your organization banned.
Forwarding a thread to salesperson in your company will get you and your organization indefinitely suspended if it results in direct sales outreach.
Outreach that doesn’t align to these standards should be reported to the ThriVita community management team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If a vendor identifies a previously published factual inaccuracy (e.g., “XYZ vendor doesn’t support integration with Office 365” and in fact, they do) please reach out to the community management team for assistance at
Commentary about Vendors
Commentary about vendors should be nothing short of constructive. If any particular aspect about a service or product falls short and is the subject of your contribution, tasteful criticism should be limited to that particular aspect and not the organization as a whole. Please remember this community is for anybody working to deliver health and wellness benefits in the corporate space. We are working to do this together.
Outdated or false information about a product or service is subject to review. In these instances, community management can send out corrections upon request.
Examples of correctable items:
A missing API that has since been added
A complaint about a missing feature that actually exists.
Vendors should emails email@example.com to clear up these inaccuracies. Vendors are not permitted to send out corrections themselves unless updating the specific thread that calls their products and services into question.
Commentary by Consultants
We have a number of professional consultants in our community. They offer a wealth of knowledge. Their participation by adding pertinent, actionable commentary to questions is a welcome part of the community and a fantastic way to build a reputation. This is encouraged.
Commentary by consultants geared at lead generation or spamming the community will be viewed harshly. This can lead to their removal from the community and all their contributions being curated.
“I’ve had a number of clients deal with this situation and would be happy to connect directly” is an advertisement and may result in your being banned.
Similarly, content-free +1ing (prohibited elsewhere in standards as well) and “that’s awesome!” will lead to you being moderated or removed as well. Using your email signature as a billboard is not what this community is for. Please provide insightful commentary.
Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.
Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise".
Discussion Group Decorum
State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.
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