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Joining NeoCollect Communities
An introduction to NeoCollect's communities, which allow you to meet and share with other collectors interested in similar items.
As you saw in the Overview
video, NeoCollect helps you manage and showcase your collections, connect
with other serious collectors and share your expertise.
The videos on Entering Collection
Information and Describing an Item explained the template
for entering information about a particular item, and provided a few
ideas to consider when describing an item.
The Organizing Your Collection
video explained how your NeoCollect collections and items can be moved
around so they are easy for you to locate, enjoy and share.
And the videos on Creating
a Slideshow and Creating a Catalog showed you how items from
your collection can be arranged into slideshows that you can share,
and how you can collaborate with others to create more comprehensive
catalogues than any single collector could develop alone.
This video describes NeoCollect’s collector communities, and how to:
A NeoCollect community is very
much like a collectors’ club or association that exists in the physical
world, but with an array of online features and without any geographic
You may have already received
an invitation to join a NeoCollect community from a fellow collector
or someone else who knows of your collecting interest. To accept
this invitation, you simply click on the link in the e-mail message,
log in to NeoCollect, or sign up if you’re not already registered,
and then accept the invitation to join the community.
While a few communities are
small and open only by invitation, the majority of NeoCollect communities
are public. Anyone can join a public community by going to that community’s
home page and clicking on the Join this Community link.
Once you have joined a community,
click the Your Settings link, select which of your collections you would
like to link to this community and save these selections.
You can also link your collections
to a community from your collection pages by clicking on the Linked
Communities button and choosing one or more relevant NeoCollect communities.
Once you have joined a NeoCollect
community and linked one or more of your relevant collections to it,
your user name and photo (if you have added a photo to your profile)
are displayed in the Member’s directory.
The public collections
you have linked to this community are displayed on the Collections page.
The officers of the community
may choose to feature one or more of your public collections, in which
case these collections will be displayed in the Featured Member Collections
section, just above all of the member collections, and become eligible
to be featured on the NeoCollect home page.
When you link your collections
to one or more NeoCollect communities, the items in your collections
that you have flagged as Wanted or Available for Sale or Trade will
be displayed in the Classified listings section of that community for
others to browse, in order to help you and others build and refine your
Just as with collections linked
to NeoCollect communities, catalogs, items and classified listings can
also be selected by the community officers to be featured on the community’s
home page, and the Recent Updates are listed at the bottom of the page
so you can keep track of the most recently added features and discussions.
Any NeoCollect user can communicate
privately with another user by clicking on that user’s profile tile
and then clicking on Contact This User. You can decide whether to send
the message with your name and e-mail address identified, or anonymously,
which is the initial default setting. Just type your NeoCollect
message as you would type an e-mail message and hit the Send Message
The messages you send and receive
using NeoCollect are displayed in your message box. The messages received
in your NeoCollect message box can also be sent to your personal e-mail
automatically by choosing that setting on your Contact and Notifications
settings, in case you would prefer not to have to check a separate mailbox
for messages sent to you through NeoCollect.
In addition to private messaging,
each NeoCollect community has a Discussion Forum where you can engage
in an ongoing dialogue with other members of the community on any of
several existing topics, or on one that you start yourself.
If there is not already a NeoCollect
community organized for a collecting specialty of interest, you can
start your own community. Just click on the My Communities link,
then click on Create a New Community. Type in the name of the community,
a simple identifying word, and a brief description of the scope or purpose
of the community.
As the creator of the community,
you are automatically an Officer of the community and can therefore
control the settings, such as whether
others using NeoCollect will be able to find this community in public
listings and searches, whether non-members will be able to see the community
content such as members’ public collections, catalogues and classified
listings, and whether anyone can invite others to join.
Find a Representative Image
for the community by clicking the Select an Image link, find a typical
item in one of your relevant collections and then click Create Community.
You’ll then need to link
one or more of your collections to the community.
You can start by featuring
you own collection and then feature more collections as other NeoCollect
users link their collections to your new community.
To invite others to join your
community, or other public communities, go to the community home page
and click on the Invite New Members link near the top of the page, type
in the e-mail addresses of the people you would like to invite, customize
the invitation and click the Invite New Members button.
This NeoCollect pilot website
is currently set up for medals only, but we will soon be adding templates
for tokens, ancient coins, and eventually for a broad spectrum of fine
art, antiques and other valuable collectibles.
Please watch the other NeoCollect
And, of course, please e-mail
or call us if you need help or more information.