I’m excited to announce that starting Saturday May 4th we will be upgrading our VMware Community platform from Jive 4 to Jive 5. We will complete the upgrade on Sunday May 5th. Users will be able to use to communities but with limited functionality as the site will be in a read-only state.
VMware Communities – Just Some of the New Features and Customizations in Jive 5:
- Full Width Layout (We created a dynamic template for better viewing)
- My Communities Tab (This new tab lists all of the communities you are following for easy access to communities you commonly visit)
- View Community Discussions Full Screen. Find the option under Username > Preferences > Place Content View Style (This removes the side bar to allow full screen view for discussion and document pages)
- Community Navigation (Navigating the communities is now easier as we have exposed most of the communities at the top level of VMTN)
- Mobile Support for iOS and Android devices. (All mobile devices have the option to use the mobile app or use the desktop view. Register your mobile device by going to Username > Preferences > Mobile > Add a device)
- Enhanced Search (we have included YouTube, VMware KB, Tech Pubs into extended search results)
- @mentioning all over the community, even in documents, comments, and discussion posts
If you’ve been on VMTN forums for six months or longer, you might have noticed that we hold elections to introduce some new blood to the moderator group every six months. Anyone who wants to become a moderator is welcome to “run for office” by sending a private message to me, Corey_R.
In order to qualify, you must agree to follow the VMTN Code of Conduct as well as User Moderator Guidelines. In addition to that, you have to be a registered VMware Communities user for 6 months or longer and achieve a status level of “Expert” or higher (751+ reward points).
Check out the Community FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to find out how the points are earned and what status levels we have.
I am qualified to be a moderator, now what?
Now, you need to send a private message to me, Corey_R, and include a couple paragraphs describing your motivation to become a moderator and why you think you would make a good one if elected.
The elections work quite simply: Every single current moderator has a veto. If a candidate receives no negative votes, or only positive ones, they are confirmed and will be made moderator come January 2nd.
We will collect all candidates’ names until December 31st, and notifications will go out on January 2nd. This is also the time when the newly-elected moderators will receive their access privileges to the private Moderators forum.