Please check the disclaimer

 Caution
SOME BIG FAT, AGGRESSIVE UPFRONT DISCLAIMER HERE

 

 Important Message (yes, real one)
Feel free to add some smart disclaimer texts and options below (disclaimer texts at the end)

Introduction

In general, for the Wiki articles, a disclaimer IS NOT NEEDED, but in some specific cases, where scripts are used or suggestions to change critical system configuration might cause damage if not handled correctly or without required expertise.

Keep in mind, if an article can cause serious damage, even in normal circumstances, it's not always a good idea to publish on the TN Wiki.

 Furthermore the article can be removed under the Wiki Best Practices and usage guidelines.

Option 1: Disclaimer + header

Disclaimer

Add the disclaimer at the beginning of your article, with a disclaimer header (H1 or H2) in full text, full view

Advantage

  • Disclaimer shows up in the TOC

Disadvantage

  • it looks very aggressive and takes the focus away from your article

Option 2: Disclaimer without header

Discard the header. But add the disclaimer text in the beginning of the article.

Advantage

  • Disclaimer DOES NOT show up in the TOC

Disadvantage

  • it looks very aggressive and takes the focus away from your article

Option 3: Link to disclaimer at the end

Discard the header. Add a link to the disclaimer text at the END of the article.

Advantage

  • Disclaimer DOES NOT show up in the TOC
  • User enjoys your article and gets warning at the end.
  • You draw the attention to the disclaimer in a gentle way at the beginning

Disadvantage

  • it looks very aggressive and takes the focus away from your article

Option 4: Disclaimer at the end

Discard the header. Add the disclaimer text at the END of the article.

Advantage

  • Disclaimer DOES NOT show up in the TOC
  • User enjoys your article and gets warning at the end.
  • You draw the attention to the disclaimer in a gentle way at the beginning

Disadvantage

  • people do not read the disclaimer and you get the blame ;)

Disclaimer Samples

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 Disclaimer
All the information below is only provided for reference. The article provides options to change critical system parameters , you MUST be very careful to test and deploy them because in some cases the changes can render a system defunct! Use it at your own discretion.

This solution is not supported under any Microsoft standard support program or service. It is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. Microsoft or the author disclaims all implied warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the sample script remains with you. In no event shall Microsoft, its authors, or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the scripts be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the sample script, even if Microsoft has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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As the disclaimer says, the sample itself is not supported by Microsoft, but let's hope that you find it useful.

' <year> Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
' This sample script is not supported under any Microsoft standard support program or service. The sample script is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind.
' Microsoft disclaims all implied warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.
' The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the sample script remains with you.
' In no event shall Microsoft, its authors, or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the scripts be liable for any damages whatsoever
' (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out
' of the use of or inability to use the sample script, even if Microsoft has been advised of the possibility of such damages.