The text you enter in the Article Teaser Section, it will not show up in the Blog Section, so you will need to copy that text from your Article Teaser Section to the Blog Section if you want it included with your blog content.
The Article Teaser Section will feature in the Blog Board only and once people open your blog by clicking more > they will see your full blog.
In summary, the intended experience is:
Article Teaser introduces your text in the Blog Board
Once a reader is interested in reading further from browsing the Blog Board, they click your full blog
We'll be putting out some content around this soon, but let me know if you have any more questions.
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Hi David, Can you check your display settings from the My Settings > Preferences and select Display in the drop-down to see if you are set on (default) Linear format? We've noted some display issues with Threaded Display in our Known Issues and Future Enhancements and are working through that issue if you're set in a Threaded Display format.
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Learn more about common features from our previous platform hosted on Jive/JX and how those features now work in the new platform.
Your account profile features:
Your Avatar (Profile Photo)
Your online status
Community engagement stats
Your latest contributions feed
Your ArcGIS Ideas submissions
Your latest activity feed
Your image gallery
Your tags used throughout the community
Your community member connections
Stats of your activity in the community that are only visible to you
Subscriptions allow you to receive email updates to places, groups, labels, and content in the community. Manage your frequency and email notification preferences in My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications > Notification Settings.
Bookmarks save links to content on your profile. Bookmarks are located on your profile and in My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications > My Bookmarks. Bookmarks do not have email notifications.
Private Messages (PM)
You can message other community members directly without being connected to a community member. Community members can also turn off the private message feature or ignore users.
Navigation and Browsing
Use the mega menu in the top navigation bar to access the to view all communities, places, and user groups available. Alternatively, you can use the search feature in the top navigation bar or within search bars available across the community.
Asking A Question
Create A Post
Navigate to a place in the community and click the Create A Post button. The ability to create a post is only available within a specific place or board level. Posts cannot be shared to multiple places.
Mark Correct or Mark as assumed answered
Accept as Solution
Click the Accept as Solution button or select Accept as Solution from the Post Options menu. The post author can mark one or more replies as an Accepted Solution. Moderators can additionally mark replies as an Accepted Solution. Authors will be emailed a reminder notification to return to their post to identify if a reply can be marked as an Accepted Solution. “I have this question too” and “Mark as Helpful” are no longer features of the platform.
Creating Ideas, Blogs, Documents, Videos
Creating Ideas, Blogs, Documents, and Videos
Members can create Ideas and post Questions in Places. Place Managers and User Group members can create Blogs, Documents, and Videos. Posts cannot be shared in multiple places.
Search, Advanced Search, and Filters
Search, Advanced Search, and Filters
The top navigation bar search icon is a static feature to search all community content. Search bars throughout the community can search all community content or content within a specific board. The Search or Search Results Page will provide additional filtering and advanced search capabilities to narrow down results.
Usernames can be changed in the new platform.
Follow Community Members
Connect with Community Members
Connect with members to follow their activity and contributions to the community by going to their member profile and clicking Connect.
Give a Kudos
The equivalent to liking content is now considered giving a Kudos. To give a Kudos, click the Kudos button. Members cannot kudos their own posts or replies.
Report a Post for Moderation
Click the Post Options menu and select Report Inappropriate Content.
My Settings is where you manage your account information, sign-in options, preferences, display, notification settings, and more.
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We are monitoring issues that may have occurred as a result of the platform update .
If you are experiencing issues please let us know in Community Feedback . Once we are able to replicate the reported issue, we will update the community through this live document. Please subscribe to this document to be notified as soon as there are updates.
To date, the following issues have been identified:
ArcGIS Ideas - GeoNet, The Esri Community
Latest Activity Feed A-Z sort behavior unexpected and refresh takes user to top of page
General styling issues - desktop and mobile
Minor styling issues of components on mobile and desktop views
Navigation - megamenu
Tab switching after clicking an item from All Communities tab
Ideas Exchange boards - Filter by Idea Status
After selecting a status there is no clear/view all option
Workaround: Refresh the page to load all Ideas with no status filter applied
Special character issues
Various issues with & and special characters appearing in feeds on Profile Page.
Fixed - monitoring
Wrong user attribute
When viewing another users posts on Recent Posts Page Latest Contributions is displaying current logged in user
View counts on board tiles
Some board tiles displaying 0 for topic counts although board has content
Unexpected error message 'Request Entity too Large'
When replying to threads an unexpected error is seen.
Threaded View Hides Replies (default Post view changed from Linear to Threaded)
When changing to Threaded layout, no replies show. *New version of reply component added that uses inline replies.
Fixed - monitoring Both threaded and linear views display replies
Replies to threads - text editor behavior
When replying to a post the text editor displays one line and does not offer the expanded view.
Fixed - validating The same text editor is now available in both New Posts and Replies to existing Posts. Expanded using 3 dots on right of text editor.
Insert Code - lost formatting
Insert code loses expected format between editing and publishing.
Fixed - monitoring
Migrated Code - lost formatting
Migrated content pre Nov 12 not displaying content correctly in all content types
Fixed - validating
HTML error message
Blog owners of migrated content reporting issues with Rich text editing and HTML error message preventing publishing or warning of formatting removal.
Badge count on profile page is off
Badge count on profile page does not match total badges earned on view all badge page
Fix in progress
Some redirects are not working as expected. This affects mostly archived content and JX pages that existed below a space or group e.g. /overview
Fixed - monitoring
View All Badges page - avatar menu behavior
When viewing all badges earned from a Profile page the dropdown menu has lost it's stacked format.
Intermittent Attachment Virus Scan Not Completing
Some members are seeing attached files on posts not completing the virus scan.
Fixed - monitoring
Private Message - Attachments
Issues viewing and downloading attachments in Private messages in their original file format.
Fix in progress
The following enhancements have been requested:
Latest activity feeds - sort by
Adding the ability to sort by unanswered posts in all activity feeds
Search results - filter options
Move the options to filter search results by unanswered posts from advanced search to a filter button alongside other Search results filter options
Hero banner height
Reduce the height of the hero banner on all place and board pages to promote content higher up the page
Label Chooser experience
Improve the UI for searching, reviewing label descriptions and choosing labels to add to posted content
Code snippets - line numbers
Including line numbers automatically with posted code snippets
Code options - insert code
Adding Arcade as an option in list of languages
Other board tile navigation
On boards having the Other Boards in this Place widget be defaulted to collapse on page load.
Reply to cursor placement
Suggestion to default to Reply body instead of Subject field
Latest Activity sort by
Add Sort by Most Recent Activity (e.g. comments/replies) Anchor link the Load more to where clicked rather than scroll to bottom on load Add Sort by Unresolved Posts (e.g. has a comment but not marked with an accepted solution)
Mark as Read - manual
Will you add a manual "Mark posts as read" option?
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Take one last look around at the community as you've known it for the past few years.
As of November 12, 2020, everything you see here will have updated to our new community platform.
COMMUNITY OUTAGE NOTICE: Due to the GeoNet Community Platform Update, the community will be inaccessible from Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. PST through Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The new platform will be accessible on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Key Takeaways in this message
Last Chance: Review the list of features or content that will not migrate to the new platform, and save content associated with your account by November 9, 2020 .
Learn about how we incorporated community feedback and about what to expect in the new platform.
See details on the updated community structure, archival rules, and more in the GeoNet Platform Update - FAQs - November 2020.
Remember: Save Your Content
At this time, we recommend you take any last measures to save personal content that you may have accumulated since our previous announcement, including bookmarks, follows, notifications, inbox messaging, photos, personal blogs, and more. Review our last announcement for a list of content that will not migrate and will not be available in the new platform to take action:
A New GeoNet is Coming: How to Prepare Your Content and What to Expect
E-mail Digests and Weekly Newsletters
Automated e-mail digests and weekly newsletters will expire once the new platform is launched. In the new platform, you will be able to recreate email subscriptions to places, content boards, and labels at a frequency of your choosing.
For curated Weekly Digests from the GeoNet Team, subscribe to our Community Blog board in the new platform where we’ll continue to post GeoNet Weekly News featuring highlights from around the community.
Listening to Your Feedback
More than 1,000 of you participated in community feedback loops, including our most recent survey!
From previous community-wide surveys (@mention survey article) and general feedback provided to us over time, we collected your thoughts on ways the community could be improved. We are pleased to report that you can expect the following updates in your community experience:
Top 7 Features to Look Forward to Based On User Feedback
1. Wayfinding and Navigation
The community structure is flatter and organized by Places where Products, Developers, Industry, and other communities are located along with User Groups.
A simple structure comes with simplified navigation. Users can browse the community from the top navigation bar that includes a mega menu to access communities and convenient areas to access help with the platform.
The megamenu is a dynamic feature that will display the top 11 most viewed places in each product, industry, developer, and worldwide community for quick access.
A pinned search feature in the top navigation will be accessible from any location within the community as a way to jump to other desired locations.
Most noticeably, you will not see a double navigation bar as you do in the current platform.
More search and filtering capabilities are available to find content of interest in the platform. You will find additional options to sort results by views, kudos (the new equivalent for "likes"), and replies in addition to the sorting features you are already familiar with.
If you are in a Place, you can limit the search to content within a place or content type.
Auto-suggestions in search will remain a search support tool in the new platform, with the ability to turn the feature on or off.
You can access a search feature in the top navigation menu to search content or places across the community from any location.
3. Content and Archives
Many users noted that there is an abundance of outdated content in the community. To provide more current search results, we will be implementing an archival rule on questions, videos, events, and discussions from before 2019 with view counts that have less than 100 views. Blogs will be available with no archival rules applied. Any content that is in a Group will not be subject to any archival rules.
Please note: Archived content will not be deleted, just removed from the general community's view or access. Content in the archive can be requested to bring forward by reaching out to the GeoNet team.
4. Subscriptions & Notifications
Create your customized email updates on places, groups, labels (a similar concept to categories), or discussions that you want to follow.
5. Logging in
We've aligned our accounts system more closely with Esri Accounts to reduce the issues around account connectivity and removed the duplicate "Sign In" features to the community.
To login to the community when it launches: Login through ArcGIS Online using your existing credentials. If you are signed in an Esri.com website and come to the community from where you are signed in, you will automatically be signed into the community under that account with our Single Sign-On (SSO) implementation.
For privacy, you can change your username associated with your account and control the display of your contact information in the community. Usernames can be updated by the user but must always be unique, meaning there cannot be duplicative usernames in the community.
6. User Interface
The user interface is significantly updated to align with Esri's brand. You will notice a cleaner user interface that focuses on content without clutter. Places and Group page layouts are consistent across the community.
7. Added Solutions for Community Participation and Responses
Members will receive automatic email reminders to respond to their posts with replies from the community. In the email, they are encouraged to mark answers as Accepted Solutions if one is provided to their post.
New: More than one response can be an Accepted Solution to a post. Members can "kudos" the Accepted Solution that works the best for them to upvote a select reply.
Questions will have increased visibility with members who subscribe to question content boards.
Additional Improvements to the Community Experience:
A new Rank feature will be applied to member profiles to help community members identify new and experienced community members.
New Badges are available to acknowledge your participation in the community and will feature in a section within your profile.
New Avatar Collections feature Esri's The Science of Where, Globie, and more.
Overall, this community offers the ability to grow with your needs. By selecting a leading community platform provider, we can enhance our platform to enrich your experience and serve 200,000 registered members and millions of visitors to the community. We look forward to implementing ongoing improvements to your experience.
We'll see you on the new platform!
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Welcome, Katherine Hill! Thanks for joining us here in the Esri Community and sharing your background! Check out our Public Safety space with the Law Enforcement category to connect with other professionals in the field. We hope you can share some of your tips and favorite insights there about working with the Crime Analysis tools. If you haven't done so already, take a look at our Product Communities for discussions happening with the products you use the most or might be curious about. We'll be updating our platform soon, so keep in touch with the GeoNet Lounge space for upcoming announcements.
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Videos are hosted within a post content type with videos inserted in the post. Videos must be MP4, YouTube or Vimeo, or another allowable URL source to be uploaded or embedded. The user must have permissions to upload a video within the group or space. Video size is unlimited. However, timeouts, loading issues, and lag may occur with large videos over 1GB depending on a user's internet, network, or browser. Videos are a great way to share information, entertain, or to provide a simple how-to guide. Remember to use videos from a reputable source that falls within the GeoNet Community Guiding Principles. Please note the following about using videos: Don't use video that does not come from a reputable source. Do not use video to create a specific how-to instruction for using the community. If creating a GeoNet specific how-to, please contact the GeoNet team at email@example.com discuss your how-to needs and how we can help. Create A Video Post In your place or group, go to your Video board. From your Video board, select Create A Post. Enter the title of the video in the Subject Line. Select the camera icon to upload a video, select a video from your gallery content, or insert a video from the web. Select how you want the video size and alignment to display within the post if applicable. Choose your Labels and enter applicable Tags. If you do not want community members to add additional tags to your video, select the checkbox for Do not allow anyone to tag this article. If you do not want community members to give a Kudos to your video, select the checkbox for Do not allow anyone to give kudos to this article. If you are ready to publish the video to the community, Click Post. From the published video post, click the Options menu. In the Options menu, you can make additional choices. Select Edit Article to edit your video. Select Delete Article to delete the video.
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A blog post conveys information to the community in an article or story. It helps drive engagement through comments and allows readers to share their thoughts, opinions, or ask questions about the post. A good example of a blog post is to make an announcement, share an interesting story, provide thought leadership, or to provide news.
Do not use blogs only to share a single link or if you want to collaborate on a topic with other community members.
If you want to share updates on information that you will be regularly updating, use a document.
Create A Blog
In your place or group, go to your Blog board.
From your Blog board, select Create a post.
Enter the title of the blog in the Article Subject Line.
Using an Article Teaser
If you would like to create an introduction to your blog to interest readers to read the blog from the brief text displayed in the board feed, enter a brief Article Teaser
Article Teaser text will not show up in the opening text of your blog once your blog is open.
Boards will display the opening lines of your blog content body if no Article Teaser text is provided.
Following the Article Teaser section, add your content in the Body of the post.
Choose your option for Email me when someone replies. This option is selected by default. Uncheck the box if you do not want to receive an email.
Choose your Labels and enter applicable Tags.
If you do not want community members to add additional tags to your blog, select the checkbox for Do not allow anyone to tag this article.
If you do not want community members to give a Kudos to your blog, select the checkbox for Do not allow anyone to give kudos to this article.
You have the additional option to schedule the publication of your blog. Enter the date and time you want the blog to publish.
If you are ready to publish the blog to the community, Click Post.
From the published blog post, click the Options menu. In the Options menu, you can make additional choices.
Select Edit Article to edit your blog.
Select Delete Article to delete the blog.
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A document is content that you write directly in the community and use to collaborate with multiple people. The document content type is designed to be a collaborative document by nature. This means when you create a document, other members with permissions will have access to edit your document unless you choose the option to restrict contributors before publishing. If a member does not have permissions, they will not see a button for editing. Members with permissions to edit documents are typically Place Managers or Group Owners. Examples of collaborative documents are when you need to create several versions to share and track meeting notes or create how-to guides, policy outlines, workflows, training materials, and step-by-step how-to's. Do not use Documents to share news, events updates, start open discussions, or stand-alone questions. Consider using a blog or post for those needs. Create A Document In your place or group, go to your Documents board. From your Documents board, select Create a post. Enter the title of the document in the Article Subject Line and your content in the Body of the post. Choose your option for Email me when someone replies. This option is selected by default. Uncheck the box if you do not want to receive an email. Choose your Labels and enter applicable Tags. If you do not want community members to add additional tags to your document, select the checkbox for Do not allow anyone to tag this article. If you do not want community members to give a Kudos to your document, select the checkbox for Do not allow anyone to give kudos to this article. Click Publish. From the published document post, click the Options menu. In the Options menu, you can make additional publishing, interaction, and editing choices. Select Edit Article to edit your document. Published versions of your document can be viewed by View article history. When you click Edit the document, you will see additional options to add Contributors to the document. In the field for Contributors, search for the username of the person you are adding and select their name in the results. If you are making an edit, you can add a Revision note, and Request a review from a contributor. Revision notes are viewable by all members. If you request a review from a contributor, the document will show that it is waiting for Review in the article history. The document cannot be viewed by the community while it is under review. Select Delete Article to delete the document. This action cannot be undone. Select Restrict Edits to limit document editing to only roles with permissions. Your Place or Group leadership team will have permissions to edit the document by default. Members who do not have permissions to edit the document will not see an edit option. Select Block Edits to blocks roles with permission from making edits to the document. Select Block New Comments to prevent comments from being added to the document.
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