Just a note from me, your Jive Community community manager, to let you know that here in this community that personal content has been disabled. Note that this pertains only to the Jive Community, not in your own communities.
You might be thinking, "hey Libby, that was a really confusing statement and I have no idea what that means."
I figured that, so let me take this in steps:
- You are here in the Jive Community. This community is totally separate from your own communities. You with me so far?
- Here in this Jive Community, we recently re-disabled personal content. Personal content is anything that lives within your profile only and is not posted within a space, group or project.
- As a result, you can no longer access any personal content you created, nor can you create additional personal content.
Adding personal content to a community is like floating a message balloon from the roof of your house.
No one living inside the house is going to see the message unless they are specifically looking for it.
Always find a room (space, group, or project) for your content to live.
Historically, personal content in the Jive Community was disabled so that members would have to pick a place (space, group, project) for conversations, blogs, ideas, tasks or documents to live. We want that to happen so that we can be sure we are seeing your content and responding accordingly. When members are able to create personal content, such as an idea that lives only in their profile, there is absolutely no way for us to ensure that this content is getting the eyes that it needs. So questions are not answered, ideas go unrecognized, discussions suffer from neglect, and well, you get the picture. It's not a good practice for member engagement.
As I stated before, historically we have disabled personal content in the Jive Community. However, the way we disabled it was part of a customization. When the customization was removed from the Jive Community in our quest to get to cloud, personal content was unknowingly turned back on. It took us a while to discover this fact. Needless to say, some of you may have created personal content in the meantime. In fact, I know many of you have.
If you created personal content that you can no longer find in your profile (check under Your Profile > Your Content) please reach out to me and we will schedule some time when personal content will be re-enabled so that you can move your items to a place (space, group, project) to live. You can contact me in the comments below if you have any concerns. In the meantime, please refrain from creating personal content if you find that you are able to do so (we may have the settings tuned on in order to move content quickly). Find your content a place to live.
Thanks for understanding!