When writing EEM applets or policies that act on CLI commands, keep in mind that the pattern matching is not context sensitive. For example, if you want to disable the reload command and use the EEM applet …
event manager applet NoReload… you cannot enter the action x.y reload configuration command any more (or any other command that includes the string reload).
event cli pattern "reload" sync no skip yes
To distinguish the reload command from other appearances of the same string, use the ^reload pattern (reload occuring at the beginning of the line).
Trivia: this actually occured to me when I was testing the setup described in the December IP Corner article. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way :)