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Personalization of SCN Content: Setting Up a Personal Homepage

[UPDATE] Personal documents were shutdown to prevent them from being used to launch spam attacks on SCN. See Pre-moderation on SCN

Over the weekend I saw a great idea on Idea Place from SCN member Stefan Luettke suggesting the ability to “personalize an individual working area to save and arrange the places and contents.” I think we already have this by way of personal collaborative documents.

The first thing that came to mind when I saw Stefan’s idea was that I needed something like this too because it was becoming cumbersome to go between the content feed on my profile and bookmarks to find what I’m looking for. So I created a document that I can use as a personal homepage:

Create New SCN Document in Personal Space.png

The nice thing about these is that the access permission can be restricted to Just you meaning only you can see it.  You can use this document to create your own homepage for storing information that is relevant to you, such as often visited links and reference information.  You can optionally share it with anyone or a selection of other users, such as your team, by configuring the collaboration and visibility settings:

Collaboration Options on New SCN Document in Personal Space.png

As a Global Moderator and Content Strategist, my personal homepage, which I’m sharing with everyone, reflects my tasks and roles within SCN.  Images cannot be added to personal documents so I used colored tables to group links and content together: see Everything I know about… Tables on the New SCN.

Jason Lax SCN Homepage.png

I’ve bookmarked the URL but, being a document, the 5 digit ID number is easy to remember and all I have to do when using Chrome or FireFox is dial in

Here’s one more tip about customizing your SCN experience: have a look at my document Everything I know about… New SCN Quick Links and Browsing for information on easy to remember SCN URLs that can be customized to give you what you’re looking for consistently when opening links like

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