|Community How To|
The Community area is where you will interact with other MTA members. Within the Community, you will be able to message other members, join groups, make connections and create or subscribe to blogs and forums. To access the Community, log in and select Manage Profile.
The MTA website has its own online messaging system. You can send and receive messages to/from other MTA members and Groups you are a member of. You can edit your Messaging settings in Preferences. You can also access Messages from the quick links on the right side of the page.
To make sure you know when messages are sent to you, set your Preferences to email you when a new message arrives in Your Inbox.
If you are a member of a MTA Chapter, a MTA Committee or the Board of Directors, you're a member of a Group. You will have access to the Group Member Directory, files, photos, calendars, Group Forum, Blogs and other features within each Group.
Connections are similar to LinkedIn where you can create a circle of MTA members that you would like to network with. To edit your Connections, select Manage Profile from the right navigation menu and then select Connections or simply select Connections from the right navigation menu.
Three levels of referral are displayed. You may see who you referred, who they referred, as well as who was referred by your referrals' referrals. Mouse-over the profile icon to view the date the member joined and click the icon to view the member's profile.
If you are a member of a Group, you may be interested in participating in a Group Blog. You can manage your Blog preferences in this section, but you first must subscribe to the Blog within the Group.