HOW TO USE THE JMEETING WEBSITE

This document is a work in progress. It is incomplete, we’re still working on it!

Social Features

When you hover your mouse over Howdy, , this expands to link you to your Profile Screen as well as a Log Out link and your Jmeeting social features.

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The options on the menu may change according to your subscription status.

Activity Streams – A listing of cumulative activity for each Jmeeting user. Each time a user does something, such as post a new comment or status update, it shows up in their Activity Stream.
Members can use activity streams to follow activity site wide, just for their friends, or just for their groups, and to track @username mentions of their username.

Forums – Different options for viewing your activity in the forums.

Friends – Your friendships and pending requests. Allows Jmeeting members to connect with one another through the ability to “friend” other members; each member
subsequently has a listing of friends within the Jmeeting community.

Groups – Your Group activity and pending requests. Gives Jmeeting community users the ability to create groups, which are a gathering of community members with similar
interests, and gives them a place within the community to interact, discuss, and share information.

Messages – Your message inbox and options. Allows Jmeeting members to send private messages to their friends. Think of this as an internal e-mail program where users can send and reply to messages from one another, and the messages are kept private between the senders and recipients.

Settings – Many options can be set / changed here

Profile – View, Edit or change your profile and avatar

About Activity Streams

Activity Streams are a similar concept to Recent Activity in Facebook.

Any friend requests, joining groups, topics/replies posted in groups, status updates, profiles changes and any other activities are automatically recorded onto the activity streams.

Members can use activity streams to follow activity site wide, just for their friends, or just for their groups, and to track @username mentions of their username.

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They can also reply to any activities as simply as:

  1. Click on Comment
  2. Write their message
  3. Click on Post

Navigating the Activity Pages

There are five different Activity pages:

1. Personal – your most recent activities
2. Friends – most recent activities of your friends
3. Groups - most recent activities in groups you belong to
4. Favorites - most recent activities that you have marked as favorite
5. @username Mentions – most recent activities that include the use of an @ followed by the person’s username

Writing Status Updates using your Personal Activity page

Above the Activity listings on your Personal page is a text box where you can provide a quick status update directly onto your activity stream — works similar to posting an update in Facebook or Twitter.

You can use it to tell others what you are currently doing, ask a question that other community members will see or share helpful tips.

Posting an update is as simple as:

  1. Write your update
  2. Click Post Update

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About the Favorites Activity page

When you stumble upon a gem in an activity stream the idea is you mark it as a Favorite — so you can easily refer to back to it later.

How @username Mentions Activity page works

@ in front of a member’s username is a unique identifier for that person that you can type into any message on the Jmeeting site (but NOT in the Chat). That user will be sent a notification and a link to where it was used.

Sorting and filtering listings on the Activity pages

Each Activity page lists the 25 most recent updates per page. On the right hand side of each activity page you can sort and filter the Activities listings on that page.

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Filter options are:

  1. No filter - this is the default option and shows all possible activities
  2. Updates – displays just members updates
  3. Posts - displays list of recent blog posts
  4. Comments – displays recent blog comments
  5. Friendships - displays newly created friendships between members
  6. Topics - displays only new topics created within Group forums
  7. Replies – displays only new replies within Group forums
  8. New Groups – displays newly created Groups
  9. Group Memberships – displays new members to Groups

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