How to create or change a community place or user group
Community Places and Groups are created by the Community team. Any community member can request a new place or group through the new community place/group request process (see links below). There are also some changes to existing places and groups that only the community team admins can make as well. To request a change to an existing place or group follow the link below.
To request an new place or user group please complete the new place & group request form.
To request a change to an existing place or group, please use this place or group change request form.
Things to know before you submit your request:
Places –Primary use cases are for Esri products, industries, services or programs, or Esri sponsored initiatives. Places will have at least two associated Place Managers for monitoring and oversight.
Groups – Primary use cases are to bring smaller groups of people together to collaborate on a specific goal, special interest or specific topic. Groups can be setup as open, closed or hidden. Groups will have a specified Group Owner(s) assigned. Groups require membership, specifically closed and hidden are member only.
Open: Visible, open to anyone in the Community.
Closed: Publicly searchable but requires a request or an invitation to join and view boards and posts.
Hidden: Invisible to the public and accessible by invite only.
Boards - Places and Groups consist of Interaction Style Boards (Board options: Question, Blog, Document, Videos, Event, Ideas).
Labels – are pre-defined and are applied at the Board level, they are useful for searching, filtering and subscribing at a more granular level.
Place and Group Structure is mostly flat. Groups will primarily be organized under: User Groups and all places will be organized under one of the Top-Level Communities:
Types of changes to a place or group that can be requested: