Frequently Asked Questions
What is commonplace?
commonplace is a social network of Places. Each Place is a visual, real-time and collaborative space for showing off your interests and style. You’ll discover new things and connect with people that share your passions and affinities. Join a Place and collaborate with friends. commonplace is a great way to publicize, plug, hype and boost interest in the things you are passionate about.
How much does commonplace cost?
A free commonplace account is available for individuals and businesses. The free account allows you to create up to 3 Places and with up to 17 pages each. You can upload or import up to 100 Items and collect an unlimited number of Items from commonplace.
Account upgrades will be available in the near future. Contact us if your requirements exceed the limits of the free account.
What can I use commonplace for?
Here are just a few of the things commonplace Members have created.Personal
- Collector Showcase
- Gallery & Community Wall
- Group Meet up Space
- Personalized Catalogs
- Wish List
- Online Store Window
- Custom Catalog
- Group, Club or Community
- Personal Sales Channel
- Showcase, Showroom or Gallery
How can I sign up for a commonplace account?
commonplace is currently in a closed beta trial and is available by invitation only. You can request an invitation by clicking the Request a Beta Invite button on the home page. If you’re interested in commonplace for business, click the link beneath the button to request an invitation for a business account.
How can I edit my account information?
You can edit the information and settings in your account by clicking (edit) at the top of any commonplace page. When you click the edit link, the Edit Profile page appears. Halfway down the left column you’ll see the My Account links. Click these links to edit your account information.Account Details
The Account Details page summarizes your account status and shows you how many Places, Collections and Items you have.Notification Preferences
Use Notification Preferences to choose whether you want notifications about commonplace activities sent to only your commonplace inbox or your commonplace inbox and your email account.You can also use the settings to choose which commonplace events trigger notifications. You can sign up for the commonplace newsletter here as well. Change Password
To change your commonplace password,
- Type your current password.
- Type the new password.
- Enter the password a second time.
- Click Save Changes.
If you need to change your email address,
- Enter your new email address.
- Retype your new email address.
- Enter your commonplace password.
- Click Save Changes.
I can't login, or I forgot my username or password
If you can't login, check to make sure that your "caps lock" key is off. Your username and password are case sensitive. If you still cannot login,
- Click Forgot Password beneath the Login button
- Type your email address in the field
- Click Reset Password
How can I delete my account?
If you’d like to close your commonplace account, this is the page to do it. To close your account, click Delete Account.When you close your account, the following actions occur.Places
- Public and private Places with Participants are expired and remain for others to view
- Public and private Places without Participants are deleted
- Offline and disabled Places are deleted
- Places without participants will be deleted
- All comments remain
- Collections with subscribers remain
- Collections without subscribers are deleted
- Unpublished Collections are deleted
- Items collected or contributed remain
- Items not collected or contributed are deleted
- Unlisted, disabled or retracted Items are deleted
How can I invite my friends to commonplace?
Click the Tell a Friend link in the navigation bar to invite a friend to check out commonplace. You can also click Invite a Friend on any Member’s profile page.If you’re a Place host you can invite your friends to join your Place. Click the Invite a Friend tab beneath the Place and enter the email address of your friend. If you’re not the Place host, you can still tell your friends about the place by clicking the Tell a Friend tab beneath the Place.
You created a commonplace Profile when you set up your commonplace account. The Profile page shows others a little bit about you and your interests. You can feature a Place or Items on your Profile and see statistics about your Places, Collections and Items. The Recent Activity Feed shows what you and your friends have been up to on commonplace.
How can I edit my Profile information?
You can edit the information and settings in your account by clicking (edit) at the top of any commonplace page. When you click the edit link, the Edit Profile page appears. You can navigate the profile and account information by clicking the Edit Profile and my Account links on the left of the page. Basic Info
The fields on the Basic Information page captures a little bit about who and where you are. Some of the information on this page may displayed on your profile. You choose what to make public. When you are finished editing the information, click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.Picture
The picture page lets you choose a picture that appears on your Profile page. To upload a picture,
- Click Browse.
Find a picture that you’d like to use. You can use jpg, gif or png files. When you’ve located a picture file,
- Click Upload Picture.
The picture you selected appears with a selection rectangle. You can drag the handles on the rectangle to crop the image and drag the rectangle to reposition it.
Select the portion of the picture you wish to display.
- Click Make Picture.
The new image appears on your profile page.
You can click the Best Fit link and let commonplace crop the image for you, too.Privacy & Activity
commonplace Privacy settings allow you to control how much or how little information about yourself you wish to share with other commonplace members. You can control:Profile Privacy – limit who can view your Profile page.
Comments Privacy – determine who can leave comments on your Profile page.
Search Privacy – choose to appear or not appear in commonplace search results.
My Last Actions – show or hide your last actions in commonplace on your Profile page.
Activity settings let you determine which of your activities on commonplace appear in public activity feeds. You can also select which member activities appear in your activity feed.Comments
Manage the comments that appear on your Profile page with Comments settings. You can delete the comment or you can flag the commenter to commonplace administration.Featured
Featured something displays a Place and up to four Items on your Profile page. Use featuring to draw attention to the Places and Items you love.
- Click Browse.
What are the types of users on commonplace?
There are at least four kinds of users that you’ll run across in commonplace. The things you can do on commonplace are determined by which kind of user you are. The roles are:Guest
A commonplace Guest is someone that is browsing but has not signed in.Member
A commonplace Member is someone that is has a commonplace account and has signed in.Participant
A commonplace Participant is a Member that has joined a Place.Host
A commonplace Host is someone that curates a Place.
How do I become a commonplace member?
commonplace is currently in a closed beta trial. You can request a beta invitation by clicking the Request a beta invitation button on the home page or by following the Request beta invitation link on the top of any commonplace page. We’ll notify you when you’re granted access to commonplace.
How can I explore commonplace?
A great starting point is the commonplace Tour. After taking the Tour, click the Explore link at the left of the navigation bar. You’ll see tabs for Featured, Highly Rated and Most Favorited Places. Filter by category to narrow your search. If you’d like to browse all of the Places in commonplace, click the Places link on the navigation bar. This page displays Recent, Popular, All or my Places. Use the keyword search to find Places based on their title, description and tags.
How can I search commonplace?
commonplace allows you to search for People, Places, Collections, Items and Comments. The easiest way to search is with the Search field in the upper right corner of the page.You can use the search field at the top of each page to search for Places, Collections, Items, Members and Comments. After you type in your search term, click the magnifying glass or press Enter to start the search.Search results are returned on the commonplace Search page. You can click the tabs to find the results for each type of content. You can also refine your search with additional keywords, restrict the content type, or search text and tags, text only or just tags.
What’s a Place?
Places are where commonplace members show off things that they love and meet up with others. Click the Places link on the navigation bar to browse some of the Places available to you. When you find a Place that catches your interest, click the Enter button beneath the Place cover to enter the Place. You can browse the Places’ pages by clicking the left and right navigation arrows at the bottom of the Place window. The Place Host controls the settings that determine what a visitor or member can do in a place.
What’s an Item?
Items are the images and text that populate Places. Collections contain image Items and text Items are created with the Text tool within a Place. Image Items include associated metadata with name, description, URL and owner. Import or collect items to your Collection before adding them to a Place. You can search for Items by clicking Items on the navigation bar and clicking tabs to view Recent Items, Popular Items, All Items or My Items. The Item owner can set an item to be listed (visible in search results) or unlisted (does not appear in searchresults).
What do people do in Places?
Places are where people display, collect and contribute Items to Place pages. Since Items can contain links to other websites, Places are often jumping off points for your exploration and discovery of all sorts of Internet destinations. Levels of Place participation are determined by the Place host. A host can create a range of settings for a Place. Settings range from Places that are browse only to Places in which everyone can participate by collecting and contributing Items.
What’s a Collection?
A Collection contains a set of Items that you have collected fromcommonplace or uploaded from your hard disk or the Internet. Eachcommonplace account starts with a default Collection. You can choose tocreate and name unlimited additional Collections to help you organizeyour Items. You can set your Collections to public (shows up in searchresults) or Unpublished (does not show up in search results).
How many Items can I have in my Collection?
The number of Items you can upload to commonplace is determined by thetype of account you have. A free account can upload up to 100 Items. Youcan collect an unlimited number of Items from commonplace.
What is a Host, what are Participants?
A Host is a commonplace Member who creates and manages a Place. Participants are commonplace Members who joined a Place.
Should I create my own Place, join someone else’s or just browse Places?
You should definitely make a Place, in fact, several Places. Start by browsing Places and joining the ones that interest you. You’ll be able to see what others have done and you can collect new Items for your Place. You make a Place by filling out Place Details and Settings on the Create a Place page. And don’t forget to invite your friends after you’ve launched your Place.
How are Places organized?
Anatomy of a PlaceA Place has a cover and one or more pages. The cover is the screen visitors see before they enter the Place. It’s like book or magazine cover and should catch the interest of passers by. You can update the cover at any time. If a cover is not added then a default commonplace cover is provided, but that’s pretty boring.Place Pages Place pages are real-time web spaces for displaying Items and for communicating with other Members. Each Place page is numbered and has a title added by the page creator. You can use the Place navigation bar to move from page to page.
What’s in the Place Navigation Bar?
The Place Navigation Bar is located at the bottom of a Place. It displays the page title, page count, recent activity, number of members in the Place, Place status and your status.If you are signed in to commonplace and roll your pointer over the page name, a new set of links appears on the navigation bar. The links to contribute, text tool, activity display and settings appear.Contribute
Click to display the contribute window. Use this to contribute Items to the current page by choosing a Collection and dragging an item to the page on the right. Text
Click to display an inline text editor for adding text elements to your page.Chat
The Chat link shows the number of people currently chatting. Click the link to open the chat window.
The chat window shows the chat currently going on. You can see Place Participants in the list on the right side of the chat window. A blue balloon indicates that they’re currently chatting. A gray balloon means they are in the Place, but not in chat.You can use the pull down menu to sort Place Participants alphabetically or filter them by Members or Friends.
If you click the Participant’s name, a thumbnail profile image that shows you what page the Participant is currently viewing. Click Profile to view the Participant’s profile in a new browser tab. The Follow link will let you follow the Participant as the move through the Place. The small Place on the right side of the screen will change as the Participant moves from page to page. Changes to each page are shown in real time.
The Msg link pokes someone that’s not in chat and lets them know you’d like to chat with them.Type your chat message in the field at the bottom of the chat window. You can use the pull down menu to send a message that can be seen by everyone in chat, or a specific Participant. Click Send to publish your message to the chat window.When you are ready to leave chat, click I’m Done Chatting.Settings
Click to show or hide Item captions.Arrows
Click to move to the next page or the previous page in the Place. Page counter
Displays the current page number and total number of pages in the Place.Page Browser
Roll over the page counter to show the Browse button. Click Browse to display page thumbnails. Click a thumbnail to see that page. You can also add or delete pages to the Place with the Page Browser.Activity Browser
Click the activity browser to see the most recent happenings in the Place. You’ll see the activities of recent Participants. You can use the links in the activity browser to jump to specific pages and items. The Enable Notifications checkbox toggles live notifications on and off.Visitor Count
Displays the number of visitors currently on the page you are viewing and the total number of visitors currently in the Place.Place Privacy /Member Status
The lower right corner of Place bar displays the Place privacy setting and your Member status.
How do I create a Place?
- Click the “+” link on the blue navigation bar at the top of the page.
- Select Create Place from the pull down menu. The Create Place form appears.
- Fill out the Create Place form and click Save Settings button. The Place and settings will be saved, but your Place will not be launched yet. To publish your Places immediately, click Launch Now.
What are Place Details?
Place Details contain information about your Place that will help people find your Place. The information also appears in the Place records you see while browsing or viewing search results. You can name your Place with a title and provide a description that reveals what’s inside your Place. Assign your Place with a category from the pull down menu and add tags that make it easier to search for and find your Place.
What are Place Settings?
Place settings allow you to customize how your Place behaves. You can set:
- Who can view your Place
- How Members join your Place
- Who can add pages to your Place
- Who can contribute Items to a Place page
- Whether you will share your Collections with other Participants
- Whether Items in your Place can be collected
- Who can add comments to your Place
- Whether your Place will expire at a specific time/date
Free commonplace accounts are able to make a public Place public. Public Places appear in search results and anyone can view the Place page. Entering the Place is determined by the Join settings. Joining
Whether or not joining is required is determined by the Place Host. Some Places require joining, others do not.There are 4 join types:
- Members are not required to join
- Members are required to join
- Members must send a request to join to the Place host
- Members must receive an invitation from the host to join
Use these settings to determine who can add pages to your Place and who can contribute Items. Adding pages has two settings, you or any participant. There are three settings for contributing to a Place, only you, participants or the page creator can decide during page creation.Collections and Items
A Place host controls how Collections and Items are used in a Place with this set of radio buttons. The host chooses whether or not to share their collections, whether or not participants can share collections, and whether or not Items can be collected from the Place.Comments
These settings determine who is able to leave comments on Items in your Place. You can allow Participants and Members, only Participants or only you to leave comments in your Place.Duration
You can set an expiration date for your Place. Once a Place expires it can still be viewed, but Participants can no longer contribute Items or add Pages.You can revive an expired Place by going to Manage Place: Settings and scrolling to the bottom of the page. Click the No Expiration Date radio button and click Save Settings. Your Place is now unexpired.
How do I set a Place cover?
Manage Place: Cover Image is where you can find and upload a Place cover image. To add or change a cover,
- Click Manage on the My Places tab.
- Click Cover in the left column.
- Click Browse to find an image on your local hard disk.
- Click Upload
What’s the difference between an unlaunched and launched Place?
An unlaunched Place is only visible to the Host. Places that are unlaunched can be populated with Items prior to launching publically. Once you click Launch Place, your Place is visible and accessible to everyone and is displayed in browse listings and search results.
What’s the difference between a public and private Place?
If you take a Place offline...
- Visitors cannot enter your Place
- Those currently in the Place are sent to the Place cover
- The Place cover displays a Place offline message
- The Place appears in search results
- Notification of offline status is sent to Place participants
- The Place host can add and delete pages, contribute move and remove Items while the Place is offline
How do I collect Items from a Place?
The Host of each Place determines who is able to collect Items to the Place.
- Assuming you have permission, you can collect an Item by,
- Click an Item to display the badges beneath the Item.
- Click the collect badge. It’s the one that looks like a suitcase.
How do I contribute Items in a Place?
The Host of each Place determines who is able to contribute Items to the Place. Assuming you have permission, you can contribute an Item to a Place by,
- Click Contribute in the lower left corner of the Place. The Contribute Pane opens and your collections appear in the list. Even if you haven’t made a Collection, there’s a collection that’s been set up for you.
- Choose the Collection creator from the pull down menu.
- Select the Collection and drag an Item from the collection into the Place. A red X indicates that your Item cannot be dropped outside the bounds of the Place.
How can I promote my Place?
If you are the Place host, you’ll see the Invite a Friend tab beneath your Place. You can use this tab to invite people that are not members of commonplace to join your Place.
- Click the Invite a Friend tab.
- Click the Guests radio button.
- Click the webmail address books to import your email contacts to the Invite a Friend email field.
- Click Send Email.
- Click Invite a Friend.
- Click the Members radio button.
- Click each friend’s thumbnail to select them. You can type a personal message in the field below.
- Click Send Invitations at the bottom of the page.
How do I embed a Place?
Embedding means adding a Place to your blog or website. commonplace can generate embed code for a full sized (920 pixels w x 560 pixels h) or 50% sized (460 pixels w x 280 pixels h) Place. Copy the embed code and paste it to an HTML page or the appropriate widget for your blog.
- Go to the Place page of the Place you want to embed.
- Click the Embed tab beneath the Place.
- Select the Place dimension, 100% or 50%.
- Copy the embed script from the field.
- Paste the embed script into your web page HTML source or add it to your blog.
What features are available in an embedded Place?
An embedded Place has a subset of Place functionality. An embedded Place is a “view only” Place. You cannot contribute to or collect from an embedded Place. If you want to make changes to an embedded Place, you’ll have to log in to and edit the Place from commonplace.com. Click the commonplace logo on the embedded Place to return to commonplace.com.
How do I delete a Place?
Find the Place you wish to delete.
- Click Manage Place. The manage Place page appears.
- click Delete Place
How do I transfer a Place?
Transferring a Place means another commonplace Member will assume the role of Host instead of you. Any time you try to delete a Place you are presented with the option of Transferring the Place. To Transfer a Place,
- On the my Places page, click Delete Place.
- Click Transfer Ownership.
- Select Show Participants or Show Friends from the pull down menu.
- Click the checkbox next to the Participant(s) or Friend(s) to whom you wish to transfer the Place.
- Click Send Request.
- Type a personal message if you wish.
- Click Send Request.
What is a default Collection?
Each new commonplace account begins with a default Collection. Your Member name is used as the title of the Collection. You can use this Collection to store Items that you collect or import to commonplace. You can also contribute Items from this Collection to any Place in which you have contribution privileges. You can create new Collections to further organize your Items.
Who can make a Collection?
Anyone with a commonplace account can create a Collection.
How do I create a Collection?
To create a new Collection,
- Click the plus sign in the navigation bar.
A pull down menu appears.
- Choose New Collection.
The New Collection page appears.
- Fill out the Collection detail fields with a Collection name, description and tags.
- Choose to make your Collection public or private.
Select Published, anyone can view and subscribe to this Collection if you want to let others view your Collection. Select Unpublished, only you can view this Collection of you do not want to allow others to see your Collection.
- Click Create Collection.
- Click the plus sign in the navigation bar.
How do I set a Collection cover?
The Collection cover is the thumbnail image that appears when Collections appear on a search result page. Go to my Home. Click the my Collections tab.
- Find the Collection you want to edit and click Edit Items.
Each Item has a radio button that you can click to select the cover of your Collection. Find the Item you’d like to use as a Collection cover and,
- Click the Collection Cover radio button
- Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
- Find the Collection you want to edit and click Edit Items.
How can I delete a Collection?
To delete a Collection, go to my Home.Click the my Collections tab. When you delete a Collection, several things happen.
- All Collection information will be permanently removed.
- Members who collected Items added by you will retain their collected Items.
What is a shared Collection?
Shared Collections are those Collections that the Host permits to be shared in a Place. If permitted, Members can subscribe to the Collection. By subscribing to a shared Collection, that Member can contribute Items from that Collection to Places in which they participate.
Why should I subscribe to a Collection?
By subscribing to a Collection, you’ll be updated on changes to that Collection through your Activity Feed.
What are Collection Settings?
You can control whether or not you share your Collections by changing the Collection Setting.s There are two settings, Published, anyone can view and subscribe to this Collection and Unpublished, only you can view this Collection.
An Item disappeared from my Collection. What happened?
The Item may have been retracted or deleted by the Collection owner.
What are Items?
commonplace Items are the individual images you see in Collections and Places. They are more than just image files because they contain metadata that allows them to be searched for and discovered by others. They also may contain a URL that references other websites related to that Item. For example, the Item may be something for sale on Etsy or eBay or it may be a link to a collector’s website. Either way, Items are the foundation of commonplace. One of the most common things people do with Items is add them to their own Collections for later use.
What do people do with Items?
Many people first encounter Items as they browse through Places. When you see something interesting, you can check out the Item details, click the link associated with that Item or just add it to one of your Collections. Once in a Collection, Members add Items to Places in which they participate or build their own Place to show off their Collections.
How can I collect Items?
Not all Items are collectable. The Member that imported the Item to commonplace may have set the Item’s status to not collectable. Collectable Items can be found in Places and search results. To collect an Item from a Place,
- Click an Item in a Place to reveal the Item badges.
- Click the collect badge beneath the Item. The collect badge looks like a suitcase.A pull down menu appears that lists all of your Collections.
- Choose a Collection from the pull down menu.When you choose a Collection, a message appears at the bottom of the Place confirming your action. This action is added to the Place’s activity feed.
- Click the collect link that appears in the Item record.
- The collect link appears when the Item is collectable. Once you click the link, the collect overlay appears.
- Choose a Collection name from the pull down menu.
- Click Collect Item
How can I import Items to a Collection?
You can add Items to one of your Collections by importing them to commonplace. You can import Items from websites, eBay, Esty or any hard disk you are able to access. You will become the owner of each Item you import. Item owners can edit the Item in ways that Collectors cannot.
- To import an Item,
- Click the + link on the navigation bar. A pull down menu appears.
- Choose Add Items. The Add Items to Collection page appears. The tabs across the top of the page allow you to import Items from a web address, eBay, Esty or from a hard disc you have access to. The import options vary according to the source you choose.
To import images from a web address (URL) click the Web Address tab.
- Choose one of your Collections from the pull down menu.
- Type in the URL of a specific image or all of the images on a page.
(www.websitename.com) You can use the Results per page drop down menu to choose how many Items to show on the page.
- Click Submit. commonplace will try to import all of the image files associated with that URL. To import a specific image, use the URL associated with that image file. You can also selectively add Items once the Items appear.
Take the time to fill out the Item’s metadata. Giving it a meaningful name, short description and tags will make it easier for other commonplace Members to find. You can Import all of the Items on the page by clicking Import all 9 Items. To import Items selectively,
- Click Add Item for each Item on the page you’d like to import.
You can click the page numbers at the bottom of the page to see additional Items that may have been imported. Make sure you import the Items you’ve added metadata to before going to the next page.
To import images from eBay click the ebay tab.
- Choose one of your Collections from the pull down menu.You can search eBay by Keyword, eBay Store Name and Keyword, eBay Seller ID and Category or the eBay Item Number and Category. You can choose one your search option from the Import Items by searching eBay pull down menu.Once you’ve filled in the field(s) and selected a category,
- Click Search.The eBay Items that match your search parameters will be displayed on the page below the search button.
Etsy’s Collection of hand-crafted products is available to you through commonplace’s Item import tool. To import Items from Etsy,
- Click the Etsy tab.
- Choose a Collection for the Items you intend to import.
- Choose how to search Etsy.
- Click the my Computer tab. The my Computer tab allows you to add up to 10 files to a list of files to upload.
- Select the Collection you wish to add the Items to.Click Add Files.
- Select up to 10 files to add.
- Click Upload Selected Files.
How do I delete Items from my Collection?
To delete an Item from a Collection, go to your my Home page.
- Click the my Collections tab.
- Click the name of the Collection you wish to edit.
- Click View Item. The Item detail page appears.
- Click Remove
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Delete
- Click Delete Item When you delete an Item, all collectors including yourself will permanently lose access to it within their Places and Collections. You can also remove, retract or disable an Item.
Removes Item from all Collections. Item remains in the my Items tab on the my Home page.Retract
Retracting collected copies of an Item, basically “uncollects” the Item from all Member Collections. Copies contributed to a Place – remain, but are set to non-collectable. As the Item owner, your copies also remain. When the Item is retracted, a message is sent to all Members who collected the Item.Disable
Disabling collected copies of an Item, basically “hides” the Item from Collection and Item listings, Places and in search results. All collected copies are instead viewed as a Placeholder image in lieu of the original image within their Collections. Metadata for disabled Items (except title) is suppressed for any collector other than the Item owner. When the Item is disabled, a message is sent to all Members who collected the Item.
How do I copy an item from one Collection to another Collection?
On the Item detail page,
- Click Collect. A drop down menu appears.
- Select the Collection to which you wish to add the Item. You can add it to published or unpublished Collections.
- Click Collect Item.
- Click Close.
How many items can I have in my collection?
With a free commonplace account, you can have up to 100 imported Items in your Collections. There is no limit to the number of Items you can collect from commonplace.
What are the badges associated with an item in a Place?
The icons beneath an Item appear when you click the Item. Click the Item again and the icons disappear and Item title appears. Item details
The Item details displays the metadata associated with that Item. The metadata may include the Item’s Title, Description, Tags and URL.URL
Items may have a link associated with them. The link may take you to a site that is an eCommerce site, or just one that has more information about the Item.Collect
Click the Collect icon and you’ll be able to add the Item to one of your Collections.Edit
Click the edit icon to resize the Item or change the background from opaque to transparent.Revert
Once you click the edit icon, the revert icon appears. Click revert if you want to reset the Item size and transparency to the state it was in when you clicked edit.Forward
Click the Forward icon to bring the Item to the foreground.Backward
Click the Backward icon to send the Item to the background.Remove
If you are the Item’s owner or you have the necessary privileges, you can click the Remove icon to remove the Item from the Place. The Item remains in your Collection after you’ve removed it from a Place.Not all icons are present all of the time. For example, only the Item owner can edit the Item’s metadata. If you are not the Item’s owner (the person that originally imported the Item to commonplace) then you will not see an Edit icon. Likewise, if the Item owner set the Item to not collectable, you will not see a Collect icon. The Forward and Backward only appear when there is more than one Item on the Place page. After a Place expires, only the Item details and URL icons remain.
What are the badges beneath an Item I’ve contributed to a Place?
When you drag an Item to a Place page, two icons appear beneath the Item. The icons are,Remove
Click the remove icon to remove the Item from the Place. Removed Items remain in all Collections in which they appear.Save
Once you’ve positioned and resized your Item to your liking, click the save icon. Save will save the Item to the current page. If you don’t click save, your Item will disappear when you navigate away from the current Place page.
How can I add/edit an Item’s metadata?
An Item’s metadata can only be edited by the Member that imported the Item to commonplace. If you did not import the Item, you will not be able to edit the Item’s metadata. If you are the Item’s owner, edit the metadata as follows,
- Click the Item details icon.
- The Place shrinks and the Item detail screen appears.
- Click Edit Item on the Details tab. Edit the fields that you’d like to change.
- Click I’m Done Viewing.
What’s the activity feed?
The activity feed is displays events that are occurring around commonplace. It will keep you informed about new Places and Collections and you’ll see what people are collecting from and contributing to Places. The Home page shows recent activity from commonplace Members.The my Home page shows the recent activities you’ve engaged in on commonplace. The Place page displays recent Place activity in the right column under the Place.
How can I manage the content of Activity Feeds?
You can choose which activities appear in the Activity Feed by going to your Profile page.
- Click your name at the top of the page to go to your Profile.
- Click Edit Profile.
- Click Privacy and Activity in the left column.
What are commonplace notifications?
commonplace notifications are displayed in your notification message inbox. There are several kinds of messages. They include,
- Messages you’ve received from other Members
- Messages you’ve sent
- Friend requests you’ve received
- Friend requests you’ve sent
- Invitations to Places
- Requests to join Places you’ve sent
- Requests to transfer Place host
How do I send/receive messages?
The notification icon at the top of each page shows the number of messages in your commonplace notification inbox. Click the envelope to see your inbox.To send a new message from your inbox,
- Click Compose New Message
- Title the message.
- Write your message.
- Address the message.
- Click Send Message.
How do I send a suggestion to commonplace?
Click Suggestions in the commonplace navigation bar or footer, and complete the suggestion form.
Privacy and Policies
Is my information kept private?
commonplace will not sell or share your profile information to third parties. Your profile data is as private as you want it to be. Use the Edit Profile controls to determine how public your profile information will be.
How can I make my profile private?
You can make your profile private by clicking the Only Me radio button on the Edit Profile: Privacy and Activity page.
How can I block users from contacting me?
You can block someone by going to the Member’s profile page and,
- Click the Block This Person link at the top of the page. A confirmation page appears.
- Click Block User. You can unblock people by clicking Unblock This Person.
How can I report a Member that is bothering me?
You can report a Member to commonplace administration for violating the commonplace Community Guidelines or otherwise being a bother. commonplace administration will review the Member’s activities and take the appropriate action.
- To report a Member,
- Click the Flag this person link on the offender’s Profile page.
- Select a reason for your report
- Describe the miscreant’s actions
- Click Send Report
How can I report spam or other inappropriate content?
You can use the Flag This link to report objectionable profiles, Places or Items. Click the link on the page containing the content you wish to report.