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Advertise The Advertise Forum is an avenue for vendors (suppliers) with relevant products and services targeting the GE7EA 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 GE7EA Steering Committee.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Vendors produce postings for this forum.
  • All content in this forum is exclusively created by vendors who obtain the appropriate clearances in advance.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor must NOT be subscribed to the forum.
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  • Moderated forum (all postings are reviewed and evaluated by the moderator prior to appearance in this forum).
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Announce The Announce Forum provides a platform for declaring upcoming events for the GE7EA community, On-line surveys, and improvements to the GE7EA.Users-Groups.com Internet Portal. This forum is not designed as a discusssion forum.
  • 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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 inaccessible.
  • Moderated forum (all postings are reviewed and evaluated by the moderator prior to appearance in this forum).
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Discussion The Discussion Forum enables discourse of plant design, engineering, and operations. This forum focuses on knowledge sharing.
  • 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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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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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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.
  • Violation of charter may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the forum.
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Employment The Employment Forum opens the door to employment advertisements related to GE7EA 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.
  • Subscription approval required (see Required Member Qualifications).
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor may be subscribed to the forum.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are inaccessible.
  • Moderated forum (all postings are reviewed and evaluated by the moderator prior to appearance in this forum).
  • Once a position has been filled, the original poster must transmit a message indicating that the position has been filled.
  • Once a person has located gainful employment, that person must transmit a message indicating that he or she is no longer seeking a position.
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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).
  • 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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.
  • This forum's messages compile automatically, and it is submitted from the Hostmaster.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are accessible to forum participants.
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PMBestPractices The PMBestPractices Forum consists of a committee of Users who develop, refine, and maintain Preventative Maintenance templates using best practices techniques. These PM templates become available to the entire membership of the GE7EA Users Group. Final drafts are posted to the "GE7EA Publications Forum".

These templates will specify one of two appliction types per PM template issued:
  PM Template Description
  Horizontal applys to all units.
  Vertical applys to a subset of the entire fleet.

  • 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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, it is optional for the submittor to be subscribed to the forum.
  • 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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Publications The Publications Forum supports posting an organization's White Paper(s), Newsletter(s), and other publications of interest to GE7EA participants. Content produced by users and vendors (suppliers) then submitted to the Publications Forum must pass examination for relevancy by the GE7EA 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.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor may be subscribed to the forum.
  • Forum's subscriber email addresses are inaccessible.
  • Moderated forum (all postings are reviewed and evaluated by the moderator prior to appearance in this forum).
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SteeringCommittee The SteeringCommittee Forum is a private, restricted access exchange for GE7EA Steering Committee members. Steering Committee members utilize this forum to formulate strategy and actions of and for the GE7EA Users Group. This forum is open to GE7EA 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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 GE7EA Users Group member in good standing, or a person with relevant information for the GE7EA 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 "GE7EA SupplierFeedback Forum" exists for technical discussion with a wide audience. This forum supplements the "GE7EA Discussion Forum"; in other words, Users may post on either one or both of the forums. Vendors may respond on this forum to Users inquiries and comments based on this forum's guidelines. This forum is fully moderated; in other words, every message on the forum must be manually approved.
  • Subscribers to this forum must meet the Required Member Qualifications (Users only).
  • Vendors are permitted to subscribe to this forum.
  • Users may initiate a thread of conversation.
  • Vendors may not initiate a new "thread of conversation".
  • Both Vendors and Users may respond to an forum post.
  • The "Anonymize" Option is enabled by including "Anonymize my email address" as the entire first line of your "GE7EA SupplierFeedback Forum" submission (not the "Subject:" line - the "Subject:" line should be relevant to the email message's body content). During the process of approving your post, the "Anonymize my email address" line will be deleted, your name and email address in the "From:" header will be replaced with the email address of SupplierFeedback@GE7EA.Users-Groups.com. You are responsible for removing all personally identifiable information contained in the body/content of the message, including the removal of signature lines.
  • If a post mentions another party, then that post obtains a default condition of deny circulation; however, if the parties collaborate in a positive way, and the post is positive (read: not slanderous, etc), then the post gets considered for distribution; in addition, the second party's permission will be sought prior to the post being considered for a waiver of the deny condition. Even the most vague reference will be cause for denial of circulation for a post.
  • Vendors specific guidelines are to:
    1. respond in areas of core competency; furthermore, responding to a User's inquiry despite the subject matter being outside the Vendor's direct scope of expertise thus displaying edge knowledge. For example, a water wash detergent Vendor's previous exposure to a vibration related incident and resolution, and the detergent Vendor can contribute to a solution for a User's inquiry about accoustics.
    2. Include signature lines in your email, such as; name, organization, and phone - not a vcard.
    3. avoid line cards because they are not permitted.
    4. avoid presentations outlining products and services because they are not permitted.
    5. avoid polling or surveying the Users because it is not permitted.
    6. avoid repetitive posts because it is not permitted.
    7. be timely when responding.
    8. compose material directly relevant, such as processes, your service(s), or your product(s), that resolve or diminish the User's difficulty.
    9. engage in polite dialog.
  • There are no guarantees as to traffic volume.
  • HTML is stripped out of postings, so please use plain text.
  • Violating any guidline or unpermitted condition may result in a denial for the entire email post. The most vague violation will be sufficient to deny circulation, so please be careful when composing postings. In the end, you are solely legally and morally responsible for all content you contribute to the "GE7EA SupplierFeedback Forum".
  • Repeated violations of any guideline or unpermitted condition may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the forum. This is regardless of whether the emails in questions circulate. In the case of Vendors, no refund will be issued for temporary or permanent expulsion from the forum.
  • For a message to be posted to this forum, the submittor must be subscribed to the forum.
  • Forum's subscriber email address database is inaccessible.
  • Moderated forum (all postings are reviewed and evaluated by the moderator prior to appearance in this forum).
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SurplusParts The GE7EA 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 GE7EA 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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.
  • Moderated forum (all postings are reviewed and evaluated by the moderator prior to appearance in this forum).
  • Violation of charter may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the forum.
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Vendors The Vendors Forum enables you to:
  • compliment
  • complain
  • comment
regarding supplier relationships. The Vendors Forum illuminates the GE7EA community's satisfaction level with vendors. Candid positive and negative criticism about vendors amongst the membership benefits the entire GE7EA 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 GE7EA community.
    • duly executed Confidentiality Agreement.
    • The GE7EA 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.
  • Violation of charter may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the forum.
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