The basic components of the Arm Community include:
A community is built around engagement, collaboration, and content. The Arm Community provides community structure, collaboration applications, and social tools to:
Community Groups provide the context - membership and content creation tools - for member contribution. In the Community groups, members are organised according to a commonality - such as an interest, product or content access - within the broader community. Group membership types control access to group functions. Applications (blogs, forums, media galleries, wikis, ideas) provide the means of content creation and collaboration.
The Community uses community membership, group membership, roles, and permissions to control access to functions and content. Community membership confers certain permissions by community role, while group membership confers permissions within a group. For example, community membership is required for profile creation, and group membership is required for forum posting within a group.
Community membership is a prerequisite of most community functions. Non-members, for example, can only read content. Members have the ability to post and reply or comment.
Applications are used for content creation, iteration, and member collaboration. Using applications in the Community, members can:
Telligent's social tools help members converse and engage, providing them the ability to create conversations and add people to discussions. Members can also use social tools to indicate content liking and rating, and report abusive comments or replies.
The social tools include: