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7.2. Status Updates

Status updates are brief updates given by members. These can be anything related to MHPSS, e.g. the work they are involved in, questions they would like answers to, a link, a notice/message or any other piece of information. Status updates can be made on the Profile page, Group home pages or the main Activity page.

Profile Page

Step 1: Go to My Account> Profile> Activity.

Step 2: Type your update on the text box below ‘what’s new?’ and click on ‘Post Update’.

Group Home Page

Step 1: Go to the Home Page of the group where you want to post the update.

Step 2: Type your update on the text box below ‘what’s new in <group name>?’ and click on ‘Post Update’.

Activity Page

Step 1: Go to the Activity page through the main navigation bar.

Step 2: Type your update in the text box below ‘what’s new?’.

Step 3: Then select where you want to post the update from the options available in the ‘post in’ drop down menu and click on ‘Post Update’.

7.3. Activity

Activity refers to the member activities that take place on the site, e.g. status updates, uploading documents, creating new groups and forums, posting on forums, joining the Network or a group, when a member ‘connects’ with another member, etc. These activities go into an ‘Activity Feed’ that is displayed on the site. However, private messages sent through the site are not included in the Activity Feed:

Only the activities in Public Groups and the Private and Hidden Groups in which you are a member will be accessible to you. The activities in Public Groups are accessible by all visitors to the site, including non-members.

Step 1: The easiest way to access all the activity feeds is to go to the Activity page via the main navigation bar. Here you can see the activity of all the members, the activities of your connections, the activity in the groups in which you are a member, and comments that have mentioned your name. The activity updates appear with the last activity first.

Step 2: OR you can access all the activity feeds also through My Account> Activity. Two options are available here that are not available in the main Activity section – your personal activities, and the activities that you have saved (see Step 6 below to learn how to save activities).

Step 3: Group activities are also accessible through the group home pages.

Step 4: You can filter all the activity using the drop down menu on the Activity page.

Step 5: You can post a reply/comment to any of the activities using the ‘Comment’ tab below the activity. This will create a comment thread that others too can reply to. (Non members cannot post replies). This is the feature to use if you want to reply to a particular forum post (please see the section on Forums for further information).

Step 6: You can save any of the comments/ activities you like for later reference, by clicking the ‘Save’ tab below the activity. The saved activities will be accessible through My Account> Activity> Favourites.

Step 7: You can also report inappropriate updates/ comments/ activities by clicking on the ‘flag’ button below the activity.

Step 8: You can share any of the comments accessible to you via facebook and twitter using the ‘Share’ button below each comment.
Please note: You must be logged in to access these comments. Only members of those groups can access the Activity Feeds in Private and Hidden Groups. (Non- members can see the feeds in Public groups but cannot reply).

Step 9: RSS feeds – If you would like to follow the activity of a group or the entire network by RSS, you can find the feed URLs under the sub-navigation on the left marked by the RSS symbol. You can also use these feeds to integrate with other websites that are capable of reading them. Permission from one of the Regional Hosts should be requested.