There are several ways to stay informed and browse recent activity and content posted to the community, so we've created this overview to help you discover and find your preferred option.
On Home, you'll find a stream of the most recent activity under "What's New in the Community" across the entire community. The view of content will vary by person based on their role and access to forums, so to get a view of all or most important activity to you, log in or register to join the community.
In each forum in the community, there is a stream of the most recent activity specific to that place. Select your forum from the main navigation or go to Places to locate your forum and view the most recent activity and new content. In addition to each individual forum, there is also a Products and Developers forums that showcase the activity in the forums most related to the category and offers a view of all activity specific to Ciena hardware and software and then the most recent activity and news for all developer forums.
News offers a variety of views at content in the community and include:
- News: A personalized view of community activity organized and prioritized first by the people, places and content you follow. Then, it will show the top and trending content based what other members are viewing and collaborating. Find out what's new in the community.
- Custom Streams: News offers the ability for you to create custom streams and follow people, places, content and tag to get a focused view that eliminates the noise of other community activities. Up to ten custom streams can be created per person.
- Top & Trending: This stream will auto populate based on content and people that are trending, popular and recommended to you. Use it discover new content, forums and connections in the community. Check out new Top & Trending content and people.
- Most Recent: For a full view of all activity and content in chronological order in the community regardless of where or who posted it, use Most Recent. If you can see it, it'll show up here. It's a great way to explore the community beyond the forums you use and learn more about the people help make the community.
To access News, select More > Activity. You'll by default be taking to Most Recent, but can select all other options for your preferred view.
The Inbox is personalized to you and shows replies, @mentions, messages, latest acclaims, and shares - plus any activity you decide needs to show up in your Inbox through by following it and all content you've created in the community. When something new appears in your Inbox, the notification icon in the upper right corner next to your avatar will show the number of items you have to review. The more engaged you are in the community, the more you'll use your Inbox - it's a great way to stay informed and organized on content and people important to you.