The Ops Community

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Frequently asked questions πŸ€”

Some of these are not actually asked frequently, but they're still good to know.

What is βš™οΈThe Ops Community?

The Ops Community is an online community for cloud engineers who want to learn, share content, and build their professional brands.

Can I contribute to The Ops Community?

Yes! We encourage you to publish your DevOps, SecOps, and cloud engineering related posts and engage with other members of The Ops Community. Please be kind and use common sense when posting and commenting. Your post is subject to removal at the discretion of the moderators if they believe it does not meet the requirements of our code of conduct.

How do I post articles on The Ops Community?

Click on "Write a Post" in the top right corner of the site. Write your article, give it a title, tag it with appropriate tags, and fill out any other relevant fields. Then, once you're ready, change published: false to published: true in the front matter of the post and save. Your post will now be published.

Can I cross-post something I've already written on my own blog or Medium?

Absolutely, as long as you have the rights you need to do so! And if it's of high quality, we'll feature it.

What about my post's Google ranking?

You can set the canonical_url of your post before publishing so that Google knows where to send the SEO credit.

Do I own the articles that I publish?

Yes, you own the rights to the content you create and post on The Ops Community and you have the full authority to post, edit, and remove your content as you see fit.

By posting content on The Ops Community, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it).

Who owns The Ops Community?

The Ops Community was started by the team at Blink along with other partners as a way to give back to the cloud engineering community. We built The Ops Community using Forem, the platform behind DEV.

You can learn more about Blink's no-code automation platform for cloud operations on the Blink website.

How do I report spam?

For a specific comment: navigate to the comment and click the dropdown arrow to report abuse.

For a specific article: navigate to the article, scroll to the bottom and click report abuse.

In general, you can contact The Ops Community team.

How do I delete my account?

You'll find the option to delete your account in your settings. Self-deletion will remove your Ops Community profile, and all articles, comments, Connect messages, etc.

If you require a full GDPR deletion, please contact The Ops Community team with the subject line "GDPR Delete Request" and we will ensure that any of your remaining data is purged from all systems.