New posts to the GitLab forum are brought in to Zendesk and #gitlab-forum on Slack
Always be courteous, especially if they are a new poster.
Add a welcome message when replying to new posters. It could be as simple as "Hi, and welcome to the forum! :smile:" at the start of your post.
Use the like button as much as you can, to thank users for their input and to inspire other users to do the same.
Follow the relevant workflow depending on the question:
graph TD A((Non-support)) --> B B(Account) --> |Sales/Renewal| E[ping #sales] B --> |Other|F(Have they opened a support ticket?) F --> |Yes, using GitLab.com| G[ping #support_gitlab-com] F --> |Yes, self-managed| H[ping #support_self-managed] F --> |No| I[Direct them to support.gitlab.com] A --> J(GitLab vs Competitor) J --> |Question|K[Find answer via devops tools page/blog and link] J --> |Discussion|L[Link on #competition] A --> M(Feature Proposal) M --> |Already exists|N[Link to the open issue] M --> |Doesn't exist|O[Ask them to open an issue]
graph TD A((Support)) --> B(What level of GitLab are they on?) B --> |Not free|C(Have they opened a support ticket?) C -->|No| E[Link them to the support portal] C -->|Yes| F(Have they provided the ticket number?) F --> |No|R(Ask them for the ticket number) R --> F F --> |Yes|G(Self-hosted or .com?) G --> |Self-hosted|H[ping #support_self-managed] G --> |.com|I[ping #support_gitlab-com] G --> |not provided|J(Ask what they're using) J --> G B-->|Free| D(Is there an issue open already?) D --> |Yes|K[Link the issue] D --> |ask the following questions|L(Self-hosted or .com?) L --> M(What version are they on?) M --> N(Has this happened on a previous version?) N --> O(How long have they been experiencing it?) O --> P(What integrations do they have, if relevant?) P --> |Questions answered|Q[ping relevant product channel]
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