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All the discussions taking place in our community are
located within a group. All groups can be found one of the following
In your area
In order for you to take part in discussions in a group, we
ask you to join that group. You will then become a member of a group. For more
on this, see our guide to getting involved with groups.
A discussion is a conversation within a group which contains
an original post and any replies made by members of the community.
A post is a single message within a discussion or blog. We
encourage members to reply to posts to build up discussions across the site.
A blog (or web-log) is an online space for you to write and
post your thoughts ideas or activity on a subject or subjects of your choosing.
For example, Community
News Blog. Each blog contains:
A title - think of something catchy
A description - that briefly reflects what your
blog is about
Keywords - that sum up your blog so people can
easily find it
For more information about blogs, please see our guide to
A private message is a communication which is just between
you and the person who sent it to you or the person/s you send it to. Nobody
else can see your private messages.
You can only exchange private messages with a member if you are friends on the site.
An activity message is a notification from the site about a
single piece of activity which has happened on the site. This could be one of
the following activities:
Joining a group
Posting a discussion or a reply
Creating a blog or blog post
Making or replying to a status update
The news feed is on the Community home page when you are logged in. It is made of a list of activity messages, ordered with the most recent first. There are four options for filtering the news feed:
Everything: All activity messages. This is the default option.
Activity for people and groups: This shows only activity messages from members you are friends with and groups you are a member of.
My posts: Shows your own posts. Useful for checking whether you have had any replies.
No replies: Shows posts that are still in need of a reply.
To help members categorise content to help other members
find it, we encourage you to tag your posts or blog with specific keywords. For
example, if you wanted to blog about a challenge event in Peru, at the least
we'd recommend adding the following keywords "challenge, event, Peru,
fundraising" You may choose as many keywords to use as you want and can either create
new ones or use existing keywords added by others.
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