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Tips

When you start a community, make it clear what kind of a group you are forming.

Select a tag to show a filtered list of communities that relate to a particular topic.

The Public Communities view displays all the public communities you can view. The My Communities view lists the communities you belong to.

When you create a community, you can set up feeds to maintain a current set of information to keep community members informed. Community members have the option of subscribing to the feed.

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Communities

Provide a meeting of the minds

Communities are groups of people with a common interest. A public community is available for all to join, while a restricted community is restricted to a particular group. A community provides a central spot for users to stay in touch, share information, and exchange ideas.

Find a community that works for you

Browse or search for communities of interest to you. Click a tag in the tag cloud to find communities tagged with a specific keyword. You can also browse by categories such as Recent (recently updated), Popular, and Alphabetical. When you join a community, you can view bookmarked information, connect with other members, and subscribe to feeds to keep informed.

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Give your community the tools it needs

As a community owner, you can make different types of functionality available to members by adding widgets from the content palette. The choice of widgets that you can add to a community depends on what your administrator has made available. Click Customize to open the content palette and see what you can add to your community.

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Ready to share? Start a community!

Whether you are forming a project team, researching an emerging technology, or looking for people who share your love of a hobby, a community is a great way to reach out, get organized, and start sharing information. As a community owner, you can manage the content and membership for the community.

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Give your community some personality

Import a logo or graphic to give your community the look you want. You might use a corporate logo to tie all communities together, or use unique graphics to visually identify each community. Change the colors and fonts used in your community by applying a theme. You can choose from the default themes provided or select a custom theme if custom themes are available.

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