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Advertise The Advertise Forum is an avenue for vendors (suppliers) with relevant products and services targeting the SWPCDCS community. Your email address is concealed from fellow subscribers of this forum as long as you passively obersve activity within this forum (in other words, while subscribed you do not post a message). Content produced by suppliers and submitted to the Advertise Forum must pass examination for relevancy by the SWPCDCS Steering Committee.
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  • Vendors produce postings for this forum.
  • All content in this forum is exclusively created by vendors who obtain the appropriate clearances in advance.
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Announce The Announce Forum provides a platform for declaring upcoming events for the SWPCDCS community, On-line surveys, and improvements to the SWPCDCS.Users-Groups.com Internet Portal. This forum is not designed as a discusssion forum.
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    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
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Discussion The Discussion Forum enables discourse of plant design, engineering, and operations. This forum focuses on knowledge sharing.
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  • Vendors are not permitted to subscribe to this forum.
    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
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Emergency The Emergency Forum drives high priority and critical nature discourse about plant operation. For example, subjects for this forum include:
  1. return the plant to operational status from an unplanned outage.
  2. prevent an unplanned outage from occuring when it is imminent.
  3. solicit other plants for difficult to obtain equipment in a pinch.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Vendors are not permitted to subscribe to this forum.
    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
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Employment The Employment Forum opens the door to employment advertisements related to SWPCDCS facilities. This forum's configuration prohitits the exposure of email addreesses for those that are passive observers (those not posting a message). The advertisements may be for posting help wanted, employment advertisements, project postings, job wanted, and resumes. You should not reply to the forum unless you desire everyone in the forum to know what you write; moreover, directly responding to the original poster is the primary method to communicate with that person.
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  • Once a position has been filled, the original poster must transmit a message indicating that the position has been filled.
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Index The Index Forum compiles the previous month's activity for the entire site. This email based index includes:
  • Section 1: Publication Postings
       each index entry is comprised of:
    • Subject: line of submitted email message
    • URL (a.k.a. link) to the archived email message which includes the document
  • Section 2: Display Advertisement    each index entry is comprised of:
    • Subject: line briefly describing the advertiser
    • URL (a.k.a. link) to the Advertise Forum archive
  • Section 3: First Message of All the New Threads of Conversations of the User Only Forums, including:
    • Announce
    • Discussion
    • Emergency
    • SurplusParts
    • Vendors
       each index entry is comprised of:
    • Subject: line of submitted email message
    • URL (a.k.a. link) to the forum archive's initial message of the Thread of Conversation
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
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    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
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Publications The Publications Forum supports posting an organization's White Paper(s), Newsletter(s), and other publications of interest to SWPCDCS participants. Content produced by users and vendors (suppliers) then submitted to the Publications Forum must pass examination for relevancy by the SWPCDCS Steering Committee.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Whitepapers or Newsletters produced by a vendor may be submitted by that vendor, the vendor must obtain the appropriate clearances in advance.
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SteeringCommittee The SteeringCommittee Forum is a private, restricted access exchange for SWPCDCS Steering Committee members. Steering Committee members utilize this forum to formulate strategy and actions of and for the SWPCDCS Users Group. This forum is open to SWPCDCS Steering Committee members, only.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Vendors are not permitted to subscribe to this forum.
    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor must be subscribed to the forum, a SWPCDCS Users Group member in good standing, or a person with relevant information for the SWPCDCS Steering Committee.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are accessible to forum participants.
  • Violation of charter may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the forum.
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SupplierFeedback The Supplier Feedback Forum provides a channel for discourse between users of Siemens Controls (SPPA, Teleperm XP, WPDF) and suppliers of Siemens Controls products and services. A SWPCDCS Users Group Member must initiate all conversations; in other words, a vendor is not permitted to start a conversation.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • People posting to this forum may request anonymized submission by including a first sentence stating Please anonymize this post., and the SiteManager will remove header information which identifes the submitter (including at a minimum the From: header thus removing the submitters email address from the message); however, it is up to the submitter to make certain all other personally identifiable information is removed from the body/content of the message, including the removal of signature lines. Anonymity is not required to utilize this forum. Anonymity is an option.
  • Vendors (Suppliers) are permitted to subscribe to this forum by completing an Vendor Profile and indicating your desire to join the "SWPCDCS SupplierFeedback Forum" in the comments on the form.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor must be subscribed to the forum.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are accessible to User forum participants, but not to Vendors.
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SurplusParts The SWPCDCS SurplusParts Forum exchange enables a member to dispose of asset(s) by notifying the entire membership of new or used parts. The equipment for sale must be directly applicable to the operation of a SWPCDCS plant. The organization submitting the post must not operate in a "distributor", "OEM", nor "dealer" capacity; in other words, the parts are a once-off sale for equipment owned by the submitter originally intended for use by the submitter for operating the plant, yet the plant no longer requires the asset(s). Members may also use this forum to solicit other members for needed parts. Messages posted to the SurplusParts Forum will be evaluated by the forum moderator prior to distribution to the membership.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Vendors are not permitted to subscribe to this forum.
    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor must be subscribed to the forum.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are accessible to forum participants.
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Vendors The Vendors Forum enables you to:
  • compliment
  • complain
  • comment
regarding supplier relationships. The Vendors Forum illuminates the SWPCDCS community's satisfaction level with vendors. Candid positive and negative criticism about vendors amongst the membership benefits the entire SWPCDCS community.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Vendors are not permitted to subscribe to this forum.
    Exception: a specific person from a Vendor organization may be granted participation if all three of the following conditions are true:
    • Vendor possesses a valid O&M contract, or the person from the Vendor organization exhibits exceptional knowledge and professionalism within the SWPCDCS community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The SWPCDCS Steering Committee grants permission.
    If the exception is met by a Vendor, then the person from the Vendor organization is denied access to the Member Profile roster.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor must be subscribed to the forum.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are accessible to forum participants.
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