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Collaborating on projects

Participating in discussions around projects

The Discussion tab captures all the communication between team members about the project. Either join an ongoing discussion or start a new one to collaborate with your team members on the project. You can also use this space to provide feedback on projects.

To collaborate on a project:

  1. Browse to a project.

  2. Go to the Discussions tab and start a new discussion or participate in an ongoing one. You get an option to Flag or Like comments in a discussion. Flagging notifies support team of potentially inappropriate content in the post.

  3. While adding comments, you can use Markdown and add images and links. You can mention users (using @user_name) to notify them about an ongoing discussion to get their attention and participation. Some important things to note:

    • When you do this for private resources only available in an organization, typing @ suggests only the members of that organization. It also shows a prompt to contact an administrator of the organization to ask them to allow others to have access to the organization. If you are an administrator, you get the option to invite other people to the organization.

    • For community resources, you get a list of suggested users from the community.

    • In both cases, only the users who have at least read access to the resource are notified. So make sure that when you are setting access for the users, you also give them access to the resource where they need to participate in the discussion.

  4. If you are a user with Admin access to the project, you can delete a discussion topic and change the title of a discussion.

Requesting access to projects

Use the request access feature to make contributions to projects that you can only view or discover.

To request access to projects:

  1. Browse to a project you want to be able to contribute to.

  2. Request access to it.

  3. Fill in the details in the Request access window and press Submit.