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services:matrix:start [2021/05/27 11:21]
behrmj87 [Communities] rewrite to spaces
services:matrix:start [2021/09/17 16:53] (current)
behrmj87 more motivation for spaces
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 ==== Spaces ==== ==== Spaces ====
  
-<note important>This feature used to be called communities before, but has been supplanted by //spaces// as of late May 2021. We do **not** have this feature enabled yet, but we have already changed the documentation in preparation of rolling this feature out.</note>+<note tip>This feature used to be called communities before, but has been supplanted by //spaces// as of late May 2021.</note>
  
-You might wonder, "I have a group of people, but we also have a set of topics and a single room for that might be confusing!" That is what spaces are for, they group people and rooms and can have long descriptions. They are a tool to organise rooms and people by topic. When creating a space, you can add existing rooms, direct conversations and users to it. You can always add more rooms and people later and both rooms and people can be members of arbitrarily many spaces, so you can group them however you like.+You might wonder, "I have a group of people, but we also have a set of topics and a single room for that might be confusing!" Or you might wonder "Some of my rooms and conversations belong to this one thing, I'd like to group them together somehow." That is what spaces are for, they can group people and rooms, that means they are a tool to organise rooms and people by topic. When creating a space, you can add existing rooms, direct conversations and users to it. You can always add more rooms and people later and both rooms and people can be members of arbitrarily many spaces, so you can group them however you like.
  
-Unfortunately spaces are currently **not** searchable, so you will need to be invited to join an existing space. This should become more comfortable soon™️.+Unfortunately which spaces exist on the server is currently **not** searchable, so you will need to be invited to join an existing space. This should become more comfortable soon™️.
  
 Spaces are handled via the sidebar on the far left of your screen. It might look something like this. Spaces are handled via the sidebar on the far left of your screen. It might look something like this.
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 {{ :services:matrix:spacessidebar.png | }} {{ :services:matrix:spacessidebar.png | }}
  
-This shows the sidebar of an account with two spaces (with initials T and F). Clicking on either of them will narrow the list of direct conversations and rooms to only those that belong to that space. The button at the top will return you to the view where you see all your direct conversations and rooms you are a member of. The bottom at the bottom will create a new space.+This shows the sidebar of an account with two spaces (with initials T and F). Clicking on either of them will narrow the list of direct conversations and rooms to only those that belong to that space. The button at the top will return you to the view where you see all your direct conversations and rooms you are a member of (the //Home screen//). The bottom at the bottom will create a new space
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 +By default rooms that are part of a space are not shown in the list of rooms on the Home screen. If you want a room, that is part of a space, shown there you will need to either 
 +  - set it as a favourite via the three button menu when you hover over its name, 
 +  - right-click on the Home button and then on //Show all rooms//, or 
 +  - enable //Show all rooms in Home// in the Spaces section of the //Preferences// 
 +You can also just search for the name of the room in the search box above the list of all your rooms and conversations.
  
 === Public Spaces === === Public Spaces ===
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