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Also, although we will not limit the discussions, we want them to be about the specific publication. If you would like to participate in more general product discussion we recommend the developerWorks forums.

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We reserve the right to delete offensive messages and to restrict individual access if necessary. We will attempt to inform the offender that this action was taken.

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