Is it possible to allow a named user from the Community Org to have a custom role with view only privies (no privies to create content). I tested this, and it doesn't appear that a view only community org member is able to follow an initiative.
The idea is that its more likely that we have community members who want to follow initiatives, but are not going to be contributing content.
We'd also like to be able to control whether or not Community Org members can create content. Content in the Community Org consumes credits - there is no way to throttle the amount of data storage a Community member has access to, yet the Parent Org is on the hook for purchasing additional service credits.
Meg Hoole you can remove a community member's ability to create content in the "Role Privileges" section of the associated community organization. Please confirm the "Groups" > "Join external groups" priv is enabled for all community org members to ensure they can "follow" you initiative.
Thanks Brian... I tested this just now.