Acceptable Use

Any views expressed on these web pages are the views of the registered users who contribute to them and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Company, the MBN or their officers or members. Read the full Acceptable Use policy here and Terms of Use here


1.Sharing Options – What’s what? Wire Post: very short blog post, usually limited to 140 characters. Members may use this format for sharing updates on their recent events, to advertise training sessions or to comment on news events, or posting links to web sites. Pages: lets users collaboratively edit a web page. They are like people standing around a whiteboard working on a design or a plan. You can define who can and who can’t edit these pages. Discussions: A discussion topic is like a conference call or meeting, where individual people take turns leading the conversation. Blogs: a blog is a lot like a conference where a single speaker is presenting at a time. When the speaker is done, people can interact through questions. Comments: they allow members to react, discuss and interact around any content of the website. Files: Users can upload and share any kind of file: Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, photos, audio files, and videos. Bookmarks: Upon finding an interesting web site, members might bookmark it with their web browser and email it to their contacts. 2.Uploading Resources Wire Posts: Select the wire from the top navigation menu within your profile to publish a new post. To reply to a post, click the reply button on a wire post, inserts the username of the original poster into the text box with a ‘@’ character in front of it and proceed with your reply. Pages: Select Pages from the top navigation menu within your profile to add a new page. The creator of a page decides who has permission to edit the page and who can view it. Discussions: Within the relevant Community Page, select the Discussion section and reply to an existing discussion or to create a new discussion click on Add discussion topic. Blogs: Select the Blogs option on the Top navigation menu and click on the Write a blog post link in the sidebar menu. The title, body, and tags are entered in the main content area on the right and the controls are in the sidebar. Files: Select files from the top navigation menu within your profile to upload a new file. Before uploading a file, a user fills out information about the file such as title, description, tags, categories, and access level. The file is selected from the user's computer using the web browser's file chooser. When the user clicks the Upload button, the file is uploaded to the server. Bookmarks: On any of the bookmark pages, there is a link for manually adding a bookmark labelled Add bookmark. When creating the bookmark, a user enters a title, web site address, an optional description of the site, any tags, and the access level. 3.Article Format Recommendations – Best Practice Use Hyperlinks in your articles to link to other relevant pages, profiles, discussions and websites in order to make your page “sticky” and interesting Insert relevant illustration within your post: images, logos, pictures, videos… Encourage feedback and comments from readers Respond to comments Reference your sources       4. Privacy Controls Privacy Levels Within the website, there are three different levels of users: Administrators Registered/logged in users, and Public users (non-registered users). A registered user can modify his/her own profile and blog, pages, files, as well as other pages that they have been granted editing rights to. Users are also able to add other contacts to their network and approve contacts. In order to become a normal user you will need to fill out the online registration form and be approved by the administrator. Registered users are able to control who has access to their data and this is done through a granular permission system. Every piece of content on the MBN has an access level assigned to it. The engine gives users tremendous flexibility in who can see their data through simple privacy controls and custom access lists. The screenshot shows the different access levels that you can have for any piece of content that are available to you. Please note that "public" means everyone, even non-registered people, "logged in users" means registered users, “contacts” are the other members you are connected with and “private” means that no one but yourself can access the content. Non-registered users (public) can write comments on discussions that are visible to them, but those comments need to be approved either by the author of the item or the site administrator before they are visible to the network – so replies and content from non-registered users is strictly controlled. Public users cannot start a discussion/blog/page etc, they also do not have a profile page and are not able to use the inbox function. How do I protect my profile and content? It is important to note that there are no general settings for registered and non-registered users. Access to every piece of content is defined when creating the item, which gives you full control over everything you post. It is possible to block access to all information and content posted on one’s profile using the privacy setting tool except from the avatar and name of the profile owner. All other information and content can be selectively hidden from the different user types.