We started our Community a little bit ago and would like to offer a warm invitation to join us in the discussions. Feel free to share photos, videos and other media. (Click on the image below to be taken to the community.)
The team at FiWeBelize
What is a Google Plus Community?
A G+ community is more like a forum. The “members” can be people you do not have circled. A community is not like a Brand page because any member is allowed to start a post “thread“, whereas on a brand page, only the owner or moderator can post a beginning thread. Communities can have categories or topic sections within the community. These categories are added or deleted by the community owner or moderator. General members can post in the categories but cannot make new or delete a category.
I joined a community, but how do I find it again?
Click the Communities icon on the left side bar. That will open a new page and the communities you are a member of will be listed.
How do I find Google Plus Communities to join?
Just click on the Communities icon in the left column of your Google Plus page. There you will see a list of communities that your friends have joined. You can also use the search to plug in your keyword interest.
When I post to a public community, who sees it?
Obviously, the people in the community will see it inside the community and so will any one that visits. That post will also show on YOUR profile under your POST tab. The post will also go into the main stream of others in the community even if they do NOT have you in a circle.
Can I start a hangout in a community and who can I invite?
Yes, you can start a Hangout while inside a community and right now, you can invite others even if they are not members of that community. But BEWARE! When you start a Hangout while inside a community, it becomes PUBLIC INSTANTLY!!! That means as soon as you hit that button, other people (even people you don’t know) can join in.
Can I disable community notifications?
Yes, there is a little “bell” icon in the left column right under the community logo, you can turn it on or off. You will still get notifications when a reply is added to your post or a post you commented on. You can also MUTE a post, so you do not get more notifications about it.
How can I help keep the Community Clean?
The same spam that you see on blogs, emails and sites like YouTube are starting to spread in Communities. If you do see this kind of waste that is going to clog the community, each post and comment does have a little Flag you can use to report it.