OEM GlobalNet Community FAQs
Below are some more frequently asked questions about GlobalNet community (Community). If you are not able to find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us. The Community is designed for corporate electronics OEM professionals. Each account is evaluated for authenticity and being associated with a real person using their real name. Duplicate accounts and accounts created for spamming and other nefarious activity are deleted.

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OEM GlobalNet community

What is OEM GlobalNet community on (VO)?

The Community is part of the Website and is designed to further assist OEM decision makers when seeking electronics services and gathering information on contract electronics manufacturing.

Forums allow you to ask questions and connects you with a group of individuals who are interested in sharing their viewpoints and learning yours on a shared topic.

Private Message puts you in direct touch with readers who may share your background, tastes, or professional goals. Your connections can become valuable contacts in business and your personal life.

My Contacts let’s you privately identify and save members to your personal network of contacts.

What’s in it for me or my company?

Joining is free. is the #1 resource and community online for OEM decision makers seeking electronics services, contract electronics information and toll-free referral (888) 860-1193.

What are the rules? wants to encourage the broadest exchange of industry and related information and news and welcomes you to participate and encourage stimulating, informative, and smart discussion. The Community is a collaborative endeavor and to help maintain an environment conducive to quality, all users must respect the rules.

  1. You must use your real first and last name when creating your profile.
  2. Profile avatars must be a personal image of the registered GlobalNet community user. Company logos and promotional images are not allowed and will be deleted. Users who continue to violate this rule will have their entire profile deleted.
  3. (See site Terms for complete list)

In what ways can I participate?

You can private message and connect with members; comment on articles, create posts in Forums, ask a question or respond to members’ questions, add reviews of electronics services, to name a few. If you have questions or problems email us at: insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com

Can I sign up using only my initials?

No. You need to sign up using your full first name and last name.

How do I change my password?

After you log in, click the ‘My Profile’ link located at the top right corner of the site. Once you land on your profile page, click the link: Click to edit your profile. This will take you to the backend of your profile where you can change your password (bottom of the page) and make other edits/changes to your profile.


Reviews of Electronics Services


Profiles for Registered Users

What is a profile and why should I create one?

Your profile identifies you to other users. You should create a profile to make it easier for others to connect with you. Including your region, company type and responsibilities facilitates easier connections with others. Doing so may also help all users gain a more thorough perspective when they read your posts, comments, questions or reviews.

I created a profile. Why was my profile deleted?

The most frequent reasons a profile is deleted is the user is not verifiably active in the electronics industry with an OEM or, a user avatar image is not a personal image of the user. Other reasons can include a user tried to circumvent our Terms to their advantage such as deceiving other users. Additional reasons can include a user routinely uses ALL UPPER CASE LETTERS in his profile or posts (this can appear to some users in some cultures as YELLING AT THEM!); or, a user posted personal contact information or promotional information about him or his company. See Terms for more information or write to us at: insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com.

Can I create my profile using just my first name?

No. Your full name must be used to create your profile.

Can I create my profile using only my initials?


Why do I have to use my real, full name to create my profile?

VO GlobalNet was developed to help encourage thoughtful dialogue and meaningful connections between real people. Using your real name discourages against bad behavior and prevents impersonations which can degrade conversation quality.

Can my profile display only my first name once it is created?


How do I add / change my own avatar or picture of me to my profile?

Once logged in, you will see the ‘My Profile’ link at the top of the site. Click ‘My Profile’ to access the edit view of your profile. Near the top of this page, click the link, ‘Click to edit this profile’. Use the ‘browse’ button to locate the image you want on your computer then click submit to upload. Doing so will replace any current image of you we may already have. When selecting an image for upload, keep in mind images are automatically re-sized to 85 pixels (square) to fit the profile page.

Why is my location being asked?

This is just one of the common denominators we use to try to bring individuals in VO GlobalNet closer together. Whether it be based on cultural interests and exposure, geography or time zones or familiarity with a certain region of the globe. Knowing this can also aid in helping other users better understand your comments or postings from your perspective.

What should I input for my location?

City and state, or just a general area. You can then use the pull down menu to select your region such as Asia/China, North America, Europe…

What do I put in the ‘About Me’ section?

Tell users about who you are, your interests, accomplishment or objectives. Whether personal or business related, as long as the information is about ‘you’, not your company. This is an opportunity to provide information for colleagues or headhunters to see. Your profile can be one of your gateways to business success. By completing as many of the other profile portions you provide more insight about you to users which helps them find ways to identify with you and your interests, while also encouraging them to reach out to you plus, also respond to you, when private messaging.

How do I complete the section titled ‘My thoughts on…’?

Various statements are provided across a wide range of interests and topics. You can complete / change as many statements as you like but your profile will only display the statements to other site users that you complete.

What is a Corporate Verified Member (CVM)?

Corporate Verified Members are identified with a green star beside their profile name indicating a user’s identity and employer or company have both been verified. Email address on file must reflect the user’s name and company or employer Web domain.

What are some benefits of being a Corporate Verified Member?

Corporate Verified Members gain some immediate momentum toward establishing relations with other Community members. Other members are more likely to interact with a Corporate Verified Member, knowing the user is who they say they are and/or works for the organization the user claims to be associated with.

How do I edit my profile?

Once logged in, located at the top right of any page, you will see a ‘My Profile’ link. Click on this link and you will be directed to your profile page. Near the top of your profile page, click the link: ‘Click to edit this profile’.

How will my profile look to other members / site users?

Your profile only displays the image you upload and the sections in your profile you complete.

What is Private Message (PM)?

Private message allows you to connect with another user in a closed environment with message seen only by you. Private messages are not indexed by the search engines.

How do I Private Message another member?

You must be logged in. Then, click on the ‘Private Message’ link to the right of a user’s avatar image in his profile, write your message and the recipient will receive an email notifying that user he/she has a private message waiting to be read. The recipient will then log in and see a notification at the top of their browser screen. Clicking on that indicator reveals the private message to the recipient.

Can I send bulk private messages to multiple users?


A member repeatedly PMs me. I have no interest. What can I do?

Notify us by sending an email, with the name of the user, to insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com. You can also choose to block that user from sending you additional private messages from within your Private Message system when logged in.

What is My Contacts?

My Contacts allows you to keep a list of member profiles you have interest in, all in one location. You can add or remove member profiles from your ‘My Contacts’ any time.

Will send messages to members in My Contacts?


How do I manage My Contacts?

Once logged in, click on the ‘My Contacts’ link located at the top right of your screen. To add a member to your ‘My Contacts’, visit that member’s profile page and click the ‘Add to My Contacts’ link located on that member’s main profile page. To remove a member, click ‘Remove’ in your My Contacts list.

Can anyone else see members I have saved in My Contacts?

No. Your saved list of members is exclusive to you. You are the only one who can see your list of members in your My Contacts, but you do have to log in to see them.

Can members see, or know, whether they have been added to, or removed from, My Contacts?

No. Adding or removing members in your My Contacts is exclusive to your knowledge and is not seen or known by other members.

How are profiles governed?

Each account is evaluated for authenticity and being associated with a real person using their real name. Duplicate accounts and accounts created for spamming and other nefarious activity are deleted.

How do I report abusive language in a profile?

Send an email with a link to the profile in question, to: insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com.

How do I report a profile that is promotional?

Send an email with a link to the profile in question, to: insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com.


Ask & Answer

What is Ask & Answer?

Ask & Answer helps users obtain and share information. Any user can ask a question(s) which is then displayed for all site users to see. Questions can be answered by any site user.

Must I register or log in to ask or answer a question?


How do I ask a question?

You can ask a question in one of three ways:

  1. Through the Ask & Answer section on the homepage
  2. Through the Ask & Answer section in the right sidebar located on some site pages
  3. On the Ask & Answer main page

Through any of these platforms, you will be prompted to enter your question, enter tags (keywords having to do with your question), and you will then be able to either ask your question anonymously or, if you’re logged in, ask your question with attribution.

How do I answer a question?

View any question and enter your answer in the field below the question. You will be able to either answer anonymously or, answer with attribution.

Can I answer questions anonymously? How anonymous is anonymous?

Yes. You can either answer a question anonymously or your answer can be attributed to you. No personally identifiable information is collected when you ask a question anonymously. However, your IP address is captured (but only visible to site administrators) to help prevent abuse.

Why should I use my profile instead of asking / answering a question anonymously?

ASKING a question using your profile:

  • Your name and avatar will display next to your question and link to your profile
  • You will receive notifications of answers to your question
  • Members can contact you directly for clarification on your question
  • If there is a problem with your question, site administrators can contact you instead of simply deleting your question.

ANSWERING a question using your profile:

  • Your name and avatar will display next to your answer and link to your profile
  • You gain industry exposure / acknowledgement for your expertise
  • Your answer will have greater authority
  • Members can contact you directly for clarification on your answer

Will I be notified of answers to my question?

Yes. If you submit your question under your name / profile, you will be notified of answers by email.

If you submit questions anonymously, you will not be notified of new answers, your questions will not be tied to your account in any way, and your questions will not display on your profile page.

Will my questions be edited / reviewed before being posted?

No. Your questions will post immediately.

I posted a question / answer but I am unable to locate it? Why?

There could be a number of reasons. For instance, your posting could be misleading or promotional in that it blatantly (or is thinly veiled to) promote your company or your products or your services or, your posting(s) may have violated other Website Terms. Contact insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com with any questions.

Can I follow a question?

Yes. When you are logged in, you will see a link on every question page which reads: “Follow”. Click the link to follow a question.

What does it mean to follow a question?

You will receive email notifications whenever a new answer is submitted for that particular question.

Can I remove myself from following a question?

Yes. View the question while logged in and click “Unfollow”

Can I edit a question I submit? Will it display as new or indicate needing attention?

If you submit your question anonymously, you can edit it any time, and other users will be able to suggest edits to you. Edited questions do not display as a new question and there is no indication to other users your question has been edited. (If users’ responses are significantly different from what you anticipated, it is recommended you submit a new, more clearly worded question)

My question does not display in search results. Why not?

If you submit a question and it does not immediately display, please contact insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com

If you submit a question anonymously and it later disappears, it means a site administrator ruled the question is a duplicate or either not appropriate, or a duplicate of an existing question.

If you submit a question under your name and an administrator deems it inappropriate for or a duplicate of an existing question, we will contact you prior to removal of your question.

How do I retract a question I already submitted?

Please contact insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com. (See Terms)

What if no one answers my question?

Be patient. Give our users time to formulate quality responses. If you do not receive any responses within the first week, you might consider re-wording your question to make it more inviting for users to respond.



What is Forums?

In keeping with’s position in industry as a knowledge gathering and knowledge sharing online resource, Ask & Answer and Forums both allow you to engage peers and connect you with groups of individuals who are interested in sharing their viewpoints and learning yours.

What can I do in Forums?

You can interact with other site users on a shared topic such as careers, jobs, or outsourcing manufacturing operations and supply chains, to name a few. Comment on an ongoing discussion or start your own discussion topic.

How do I post to Forums?

Using site navigation select ‘Forum’. Then, click on the discussion topic / thread that best fits your comment or subject type.

How do I answer a member’s question or post in Forums?

You must be logged in and have a completed profile to respond to questions in Forums.

Can I create a new discussion topic?


How are discussions governed?

For the time being, discussion are periodically reviewed by a representative for compliance with site rules.


Comments / Posts

Can members comment on Website articles?

Yes. The member’s profile information will display in the comment, with a link to the member’s profile page.

Can non-registered site users comment on articles?

No. User must be registered with the site and logged in to post.

What are some reasons a post would be removed?

Messages may be removed if they contain advertisements or profanity; objectionable images, all capital or all bold or italic letters, comments not relevant to a forum topic or spammed material that has been posted in multiple forums, excessive links to external Websites, or links to site with objectionable content.


Community Access

My access was denied. My profile may have been deleted. Why?

Members must register using their real name and a valid email address assigned to that user. Members should also be part of our target audience, should follow our Website Terms and Community Guidelines. Please send an email with your full name to insight[at]ventureoutsource[dot]com for consideration to reinstate access if you feel your profile was removed.

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