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Add Community Type (single select drop down) to the Start a Community Screen
Its is necessary in our environment to assign a "Type" or grouping to a community. It would greatly simplify administration if this field were available within the connections community itself.
This typing allows administrators to identify the level of oversight required for the community as well as facilitating reporting on overall connections usage and adoption by type. In our case this drop down would contain selections such as "Overhead Group", "Project" ,"Charity", "Club","Communication","Government Contract" etc..
The field display itself and the items in the drop drop down should be managed administratively so that each IBM Connections Client can choose to enable the field for display or not, make the field required or not, and configure their own selections as they apply to the clients business requirements. It could also allow for a single select or multi select option.
Once enabled, on community creation the end user would select from the drop down list to identify their community type.
Reports can then be generated for community participation by type and clients can better mange communities based on their business needs.
As you can imagine oversight requirements for a Club community are significantly different then a Government Contract or Project community