Stay Ahead of the PAQ with Plone
Problems and Questions (PAQs) are bound to pop up when you are working in an open source platform that is constantly changing and moving. You know, the "I have a problem with my site, now what?!" moment we all face from time to time. Over the years, we have found that, while no two problems are identical, there are a lot of standard and frequent items that you may face while working in or with Plone. Follow our PAQ's for more detail on how we've addressed frequent problems and questions. Or, better yet, join in the fun and submit your own PAQ for us to feature!
To kick things off, here is a quick reference for what to do if you require emergency or critical support. Remember, if you think you need to submit an emergency ticket, be sure to check out our blog post on troubleshooting tips first.
Submitting Emergency or Support Requests
The most important thing to do first is answer as many of the support request questions in your ticket as possible. This helps the support team and cuts down on response time by eliminating back and forth Q & A sessions. Here are the questions you can expect:
- When did the issue occur?
- How long has the issue be occurring?
- Was any work done prior to the issue occurring? If so, what?
- What browser is being used? Does the issue occur in all browsers? What is the browser version?
- Does the issue occur for anonymous users? Does the issue occur for any other logged in users?
- What are the exact steps taken to produced the issue?
Details are key for quick and efficient support. Please be as detailed as possible. If applicable, please add:
- A screenshot of the issue
- A URL for where to find the issue
Undertanding Our Process
If an emergency ticket is placed, the on-call engineers are alerted immediately and will respond to your issues promptly.
However, if the Project Manager is emailed or called and no ticket is created, you're request is not marked as emergency or support and they might not be able to answer right away.
As an example, if your site is down, and you email a project manager, it would be down until your project manager is able to respond. Be sure to submit a ticket though our emergency ticket form for a quicker response.
Note: The easiest way to get a response on a support or emergency issue is to email support.
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