Participating in Community Content and Discussions

Document created by tdobbins on Jan 21, 2012
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Participating in Community Content and Discussions

Comment on content or join a discussion to engage with other users in the community.


Collaboration is your main activity in Jive. When you look around your community and discover documents and conversations, you'll want to take advantage of the opportunity to comment and collaborate. Documents and discussions have different methods for generating collaboration, but they both provide opportunities for idea exchange. The following guidelines can help you get started with participating in discussions and documents:

  • Commenting is as simple as clicking Add a Comment at the bottom of a document. In a discussion, click Reply. You can Reply to an individual message in a thread or to the original question, but keep in mind that the discussion remains public. Everyone reading the thread can still see your responses.
  • Documents have owners that control whether you can change the content of the document, comment on them, or even see them. You may be able to see documents that you don't have rights to comment on or participate in. If you think you should be able to comment on a document and you can't, you could contact the author and ask for rights.
  • Discussions that have been marked as a question sometimes have helpful and correct answers indicated so you can see that the question has been answered usefully. You'll see stars next to answers that have been marked as correct or helpful, so you can avoid jumping to the end and posting an answer that's already there. Posting a correct or helpful answer can help ensure that you are Earning Reputation Points in your community!
  • If you can edit a document, you'll see Edit in the Actions menu on the upper right.