What are the features, functionalities and rules on WorldSupporter.org?


To make optimal use of the WorldSupporter platform, you can use the functionalities below. Most features are only available to logged in WorldSupporters.

Access level of the page

Each page has one of the access levels below
  • Public: this content will be visible for everyone.
  • WorldSupporters only: this content will be visible for logged in Supporters, and JoHo member without full online access.
  • JoHo members: this content will be visible for JoHo members & subscribers with full online access.
  • Private: this content will be visible for you (the author) in the 'My Collection' section of your personal magazine only - great for drafts or notes to yourself.

Add to my selected supporters: 

  • You will be able to follow the latest contributions of this Supporter through your own magazine.
  • Supporters who are 'selected' many times will be highlighted on several WorldSupporter overview pages.

Categorise

  • When you add content you will be asked to 'catagorise' or tag your content.
  • The categories that you select will be used in (search) filters, so other supporters that share your interests are more likely to find your contribution on selected pages
  • Tags will be shown on your contribution page.
  • Moderators will also be triggered to pick up your content to put in the 'spotlight' of the chosen category.
  • When your content does not fit to some of the category options, don't worry, just leave that option blank.
  • Does you content fit to multiple categories? Just click 'add another' to add an extra category.
  • Doesn't your content fit in any of the categories? Then you are probably using the wrong platform....

Content & Contributions

  • JoHo WorldSupporter provides people and organisations with different tools to share knowledge and experiences.
  • You can compose the following contribution types:
    • Summaries: Book summaries, Course Pointers, Practice Exams, Study Guides & Study Notes
    • Texts: Blogs, Instructions, Opinions, Quotes, Statements & Tutorials
    • Tips: Events, Sustainable Tips, Travel Tips & World Recipes,
    • Tools: Bundles (selections), Media (movies, photos, documents), Starting pages ('magazines') & Updates ('messages')
  • Contributions that you make are listed in the 'My collection' section of your personal magazine, so you can easily return to your pages.
  • Adding content on JoHo WorldSupporter is a functionality open and live to logged-in JoHo members to avoid misuse.
  • More information about adding content can be found in the using content and tools on WorldSupporter.org starting page
  • More information about JoHo memberships can be found on the register with JoHo WorldSupporter starting page     

Comments & Compliments

  • You can add compliments and give feedback, so your favorite Supporters will be encouraged to add more and even better content.
  • The author of the page will receive a notification by e-mail highlighting your comment.
  • Adding comments on JoHo WorldSupporter is a functionality open and live to logged-in JoHo members.
  • Anonymous visitors can also add a comment, but it will always be read by a moderator before it will be published, which can take up to 48 hours.
  • Comments are listed in the 'My collection' section of your personal magazine, so you can easily return to the pages where you have commented before.
  • When someone replies to your comment, you will receive a notification mail, when someone adds a new comment on a page where you also added a comment, you will not receive any notification.

Countries

  • Contributions that apply to a specific country/continent will be listed on country & regions overview pages.
  • Adding multiple countries to one contribution is allowed.
  • Part of these contributions will be advertised at joho.org for additional exposure.
  • Country moderators use these categories/labels to spot new relevant content for their followers.

Exposure

How can you influence the amount of exposure your contributions get?

  • Complete profiles, with filled out mini CV, are more likely to get exposure on WorldSupporter main pages.
  • Pick a title that is both catchy and informative using smartly selected keywords.
  • Adding (sharp and supportive) images to your contributions will help others to click through to your content.
  • WorldSupporter moderators select and highlight the contributions that fit their subject.
  • A selection of contributions will also be highlighted on selected pages of www.joho.org.
  • Supporters with many followers will be listed more prominently on the 'Best Supporters' page
  • By actively participating in the Contributions/Comment section you can increase your personal exposure.

Favorite

  • Content that is flagged as 'Favorite' will be highlighted on several Magazine overview pages.
  • Content that you mark as Favorite will appear in your list of favorites on your personal magazine (section: 'my collection' - only visible to you personally), making it easier to return to that page.
  • Marking a page as your 'Favorite' can also be seen as a compliment to the author or a trigger to read for other browsing Supporters.
  • For your privacy, it is not possible for other users to see which content you have tagged as 'Favorite'.

Follow

  • By clicking the button '+ Follow' below the Authors avatar, you can add the Supporter to your list of selected Supporters.
  • Newly published content by these authors will appear on your own personal magazine as well.
  • A list of supporters that you follow is shown in the 'my selected supporters' section of your personal profile, visitors of your profile can not see this list.
  • The number of 'Followers' a user obtains is used on the 'Favorite supporter' overview page.
  • The Supporter you follow is not notified when you start or stop following, if you want an author to know you started following her/him you can add a compliment/comment below the contribution that triggered you to follow that Supporter.

JoHo members

  • JoHo members have access to all content on WorldSupporter. You can become a JoHo member here
  • You can help recruit JoHo members by choosing 'JoHo members' as access level for (some of) your contributions.
  • When you stop your JoHo membership, your WorldSupporter account will remain active, only your access level will be reduced.

Media

  • You can add media page as one of the tool of your WorldSupporter account. As the other page types it will appear also as teaser on your own magazine and the magazines of supporters that follow you.
  • Media include photos, movies (links to YouTube/Vimeo or other platforms), (links to) presentations or documents.
  • adding several photos in the same pages will create a slide show.
  • For all file types a maximum upload size of 2MB is set, all bigger items can be shown through an external link.

Moderators

  • A WorldSupporter moderator is a thematic guide through WorldSupporter content.
  • What does a moderator do? A moderator manages a special moderator magazine next to his personal magazine. The modarator magazine serves as a starting point for other visiting supporters. 
  • Moderators also search outside WorldSupporter for interesting web pages or blogs or for instance Youtube channels to refer users to.
  • Want to know more about becoming a WorldSupporter moderator? Please fill out the contact form

Save for later

  • No time to read a contribution directly? Or you want to read something again later?
  • By clicking on the 'Save for later' flag, you can add the page to your list of selected content.
  • This list appears in the 'my collection' section of your personal Magazine and is only visible to you personally.
  • Additionally, pages flagged/marked as 'save for later' will be available when your are creating a bundle or magazine in the field called 'resources'.

Search

  • The search tool is available at the bottom of most pages.
  • There is also a Search & Find page

Sharing knowledge & Rules

  • All contributions and comments should be written and made in the spirit of WorldSupporter. Which means aiming to contribute to a tolerant and sustainable world.
  • Comments and contributions that do not meet the requirements, or seem to be made for the wrong reasons can be removed or set on private.

Sustainable Development Goals

  • On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
  • On WorldSupporter you can show other what actions you take to reach these goals and inspire others to follow your lead.
  • The 17 goals are a framework - your personal actions are part of a worldwide movement for a stronger, sustainable world.

Tags & Taxonomy

  • The tags and taxonomy give you insight in the amount of contributions that are tagged by authors on specific subjects.
  • This type of navigation can help find content that you could have missed when just using the search tools.
  • Tags are organised per activity, country, organization, subject or field of study.
  • Note: not all content is tagged thoroughly, so when this approach doesn't give the results you were looking for, please check the search tool as back up.

WorldSupporters

  • You can join WorldSupporter for free by creating a WorldSupporter Profile. After creating your own page you will have access to all content with the access level 'WorldSupporters only', that is uploaded and made by other Supporters.

Read more

Content categories
Check all content related to:
Related content or attachment:
How to add or share content and contributions on the WorldSupporter platform?

How to add or share content and contributions on the WorldSupporter platform?


What is you Personal Profile and how can you use it ?

  • Your profile or user page is is your starting point on WorldSupporter, it is also the page that other WorldSupporters will visit to read more about you and your contributions to WorldSupporter.
  • You can compose your own page using the following contribution types:
    • Text & Stories
      • Texts: Blogs, Instructions, Opinions, Quotes, Statements, Tutorials
      • Summaries: Book summaries, Course Pointers, Practice Exams, Study Notes
    • Tips & Suggestions:
      • Tips:  Events, Travel Tips, World Recipes,
      • Suggestions: Jobs opportunities, Volunteer opportunities, Internship opportunities
    • Tools & Navigation
      • Bundles (selections)
      • Media (movies, photos, documents)
      • Starting pages ('magazines')
      • Updates ('messages')

Texts: What are Texts & Stories?

Summaries: What are Summaries & Study Notes?

  • You can use the specific content type Summaries & Study Notes for summarized versions of study material. This way you can help your fellow students at home and abroad with practice materials and a better understanding of the study material. This content type allows you to explain a certain subject. This can be based on your own texts or on summarized versions of study material. Many Supporters use this type for university course material, but feel free to use it as a broad tool for knowledge transfer
  • Always make sure that you do not violate copyright if you use material from others and make good use of source listings
  • Read more about: WorldSupporter Summaries & Study Notes
  • Create and contribute: Add your Summary or Study Note

Tips: What are Tips & Suggestions?

  • With Tips & Suggestion you van make a short tips on job opportunities, exams, packing lists, travel destinations, tours, local customs, your favorite world recipes, events. This basic tools allows quick additions to your (Personal) Magazine. When your message needs accompanying images or comprehensive text, creating a blog, media page of even a bundle would be a better option
  • Read more about: WorldSupporter Tips & Suggestions?
  • Create and contribute: Add your Tip or Suggestion

Tools: What are Bundles?

  • Bundles are selections of existing content on WorldSupporter.org This tool offers a basic structured overview of conten. tA bundle makes it easier for users to navigate from one page to another, because below a page that you have added to a bundle a automated back link is created. You can create your own Bundle from content shared by others, by yourself or a mix of both.
  • Read more about: WorldSupporter Bundles
  • Create and contribute: Add your Bundle

Tools: What are Media?

  • With the Media tool you can share movies, photos, presentations or documents.
  • Uploaded Media can tell their own story or can be used to strengthen one of your other contributions (such as Blogs, Magazines or Summaries)
  • Read more about: WorldSupporter Media
  • Create and contribute: Add your Media

Tools: What are Starting Pages ('Magazines')?

  • On a Starting Page you can bring together all your information or items connecting to one subject of your choice. This tool offers the most space for self-determination on what information you want to show in which place.
  • A Starting Page will make it easier for visitors to find all your contributions and easier for you to advertise your content and inspire other
  • Read more about: WorldSupporter Starting Pages
  • Create and contribute: Add your Starting Page

Tools: What are 'Updates'?

  • An Update is a content form for private messages. A quick way to share a message with only designated WorldSupporter Moderators or employees.
  • Updates give other WorldSupporter moderators insight into your activities on the WorldSupporter platform and beyond
  • You write an Update to inform your assigned moderator about an activity you have carried out, content that you have added to WorldSupporter or, for example, to draw extra attention to an event.
  • Read more about: WorldSupporter Updates

What are Comments & Compliments?

  • You can add compliments and give feedback, so your favorite Supporters will be encouraged to add more and even better content
  • The author of the page will receive a notification by e-mail highlighting your contribution
  • Adding comments is a functionality only open and live to logged-in users to avoid misuse
  • Anonymous visitors can add a contribution, but it will always be read by a moderator before it will be published, which can take up to 48 hours
  • All comments should be written and made in the spirit of WorldSupporter. Which means aiming to contribute to a tolerant and sustainable world. Contributions that do not meet the requirements, or seem to be made for the wrong reasons can be removed or set on private.
  • Comments are listed in the 'My collection' section of your personal magazine, so you can easily return to the pages where you have commented before
  • When someone replies to your comment, you will receive a notification mail, when someone adds a new comment on a page where you also added a contribution, you will not receive any notification.

Where to read more?

Rules for content and contributions on WorldSupporter - Bundle

Rules for content and contributions on WorldSupporter - Bundle

Image

Here you will find information and answers to questions such as:

  • What are the Game Rules on WorldSupporter?
  • What does Fair Play on WorldSupporter mean?
  • What do colleagues and scientists say about copyright?
  • What is the Privacy Policy on WorldSupporter?
Comments, Compliments & Kudos

Add new contribution

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Access level of this page
  • Public
  • WorldSupporters only
  • JoHo members
  • Private
Statistics
49108 1