Glossary Category H

Hybrid community

A hybrid community includes both public and private sub-communities. Typically, the majority of the community is publicly accessible. But there will also be smaller private or hidden groups for a specific subset of users, such as moderators or paying members.

Hidden post

A hidden post is only visible to the user who created it and the community’s administrators and moderators. Posts can be hidden by their creators for privacy or other reasons, or by admins or moderators for violating community standards. In…

Header image

Also known as a banner or cover image, the header image appears at the top of a user’s profile page and groups in a community. Aside from the obvious functions of branding and personalization, header images are often used to…

Hashtag

Hashtags are a form of metadata used to cross-reference content by adding the hash symbol (#) as a prefix to specific segments of text. A search for a specific hashtag will return all the public posts that included it. Widespread…

Hybrid Community

A combination of both public and private communities. This kind of online community is public in general but has a private or secret groups (subcommunities) within. Part of the community can be accessed by anyone while there is an exclusive…

Hiding (Posts)

When members post something that is against community guidelines (spam, obscenities) host can either hide or erase posts. Posts with large sound or image files may be hidden to keep from slowing down the systems of users with slower Internet…

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