What can I do as a community member?

Find out what actions you can perform in a community when you are a community member.

Tip: If you are unsure of what your role is within a community, open the Members page and look for your name or the name of the group to which you belong. Your role displays under your name or the name of the group.
As a community member, you can perform the following general tasks:
  • View community content.
  • View community membership details.
  • Mail members of the community.
  • Invite members to join the community (if the community has public access).
  • Export the community membership.
    Note: If the display of email addresses is enabled for your deployment of Connections version 5.5, anyone can export the membership of public and moderated communities. Any member of a restricted community can export the community membership. If the administrator configured email addresses to be hidden, the Export Members option is not available.
  • Leave the community.

    You can leave a community if you are explicitly a member. You cannot leave the community if you became a member because a group that you belong to was added to the group.

Community members can also perform the following actions when using the resources that belong to the community.
Table 1. Community member actions
Resource Community members can
Activities
  • Start community activities
  • Contribute to community activities of which you are a member
Blog The actions that you can perform in your community blog depend on your access level.
When you have viewer access, you can:
  • Read blog posts
When you have draft access, you can:
  • Save draft blog entries
  • Perform all the actions associated with the viewer role
When you have author access, you can:
  • Post blog entries
  • Edit and delete other users' entries
  • Perform all the actions associated with the viewer and draft roles
Bookmarks
  • Add bookmarks
  • Edit and delete bookmarks that you added
Events The actions that you can perform using the Events app depend on your access level.
When you have reader access you can:
  • Access information about events
When you have author access, you can:
  • Add events
  • Edit or delete events that you added
Feeds
  • Add feeds
  • Edit and delete feeds that you added
  • Subscribe to community feeds
Files The actions that you can perform using the Files app depend on your access level.
When you have reader access, you can:
  • Indicate that you like files
  • Follow files
  • Download files
  • View files in the trash
  • Flag a file as inappropriate
When you have editor access, you can:
  • Upload files
  • Share files
  • Upload new versions of files
  • Update, edit, or delete files uploaded by you
  • Perform all the actions associated with the reader role
Forums
  • Create forum topics
  • Edit and delete forum topics that you added
  • Reply to forum topics
  • Edit and delete your own replies to forum topics
  • Move your forum topics to another forum
  • Flag forum content as inappropriate
Ideation Blog The actions that you can perform in your community Ideation Blog depend on your access level.
When you have viewer access, you can:
  • View ideas
When you have draft access, you can:
  • Save draft ideas
  • Perform the actions associated with the viewer role
When you have author access, you can:
  • Post ideas
  • Edit and delete your own and other users' ideas
  • Perform the actions associated with the viewer and draft roles
Library
  • Add files to folders to which you have access
  • Edit files using personal drafts
  • Edit folder names and descriptions
  • Download, replace, copy, move, and use social features for files to which you have access
  • Delete and use social features for folders to which you have access
  • Use document types to describe files to which you have access
Linked Library The actions that you can perform using a Linked Library depend on your access level to the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) server.
If you have the appropriate access level to the server and are logged in with your ECM credentials, you can:
  • Add files to folders to which you have access
  • Edit files using personal drafts
  • Edit folder names and descriptions
  • Download, replace, copy, move, and use social features for files to which you have access
  • Delete and use social features for folders to which you have access
Note: You can only use social features for files and folders if this functionality is available in your deployment.
Media Gallery
  • Upload files
  • Share, download, comment on, and indicate that you like files
  • Flag file content as inappropriate (if postmoderation is enabled)
  • Replace, edit, delete files that you added
Related Communities
  • Recommend related communities to other members
  • Edit and delete related communities that you added
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Status Updates The actions that you can perform depend on your access level
  • Enter status messages
  • Upload files to status messages
  • Comment on other member’s status message.
Wiki The actions that you can perform in your community wiki depend on your access level.
When you have reader access, you can:
  • Read wiki content
When you have editor access, you can:
  • Create wiki pages
  • Edit wiki pages
  • Move pages
  • Perform all the actions associated with the reader role



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