Private & Public Topics
About public and private topics
There are two types of topics: public and private. In order to promote transparency and to build your community’s knowledge base, we recommend opting to make topics public when at all possible.
A public topic is viewable by the entire community. They can see the topic and can join in the conversation if they feel that the topic is relevant to them. Public topics are those with a hashtag (#) in the icon next to the name..
A private topic is only visible to the specific neighbors that have been invited– it will not appear in the list of browsable topics. Private topics are those with a padlock (🔒) icon in the title.