EENet Connect is now open!
We have made a change to EENet Connect and we want to tell you about it! Based on feedback received from surveys and focus groups over the past year, we have decided to make our site more open starting today, so that content can be more easily shared via email or social media.
So what does this mean?
Before, EENet Connect content was only visible to members and could only be searched within the EENet Connect platform. For example, it didn’t appear in Google searches. With this new change, posts on EENet Connect (including resources, discussion topics, and calendar events) may now appear in broader internet searches – and they can easily be shared externally with the click of a button.
While people who are not members of EENet Connect will be able to view this content, only those with EENet Connect accounts (i.e., people who have registered, verified their email addresses, and been approved by site admins) will remain able to post new content, and reply to or comment on others’ posts. Member display names, profile pages, and profile pictures will remain visible only to EENet Connect members.
What about content that's supposed to be private?
To be clear, this change WON’T impact the visibility of content in private and hidden subgroups (*groups are now called subgroups). Group-specific discussion forums, member lists, surveys, and calendars in private and hidden subgroups will remain private. All member names and avatars across the site will also remain hidden from guests who are not members of EENet Connect. And email addresses, which have never been visible, will remain hidden. Content posted in public groups and forums will become visible.
For those who are still concerned about the visibility of their posts or their profile details, these can be easily edited or deleted by following the instructions in the EENet Connect How-to Guide.
This change will be an opportunity to spread all of our knowledge even further, and to enhance collaboration within the field of mental health and addictions. If you have questions about how this change could impact you, or any particular groups or communities of practice/communities of interest you belong to, please reach out to Emma and Rupi, the EENet Connect admin team, via email@example.com.