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“Community” Content

When Socrata data consumers from across the world encounter public data on your data site, they often create and save their own charts, maps, and filtered views. Each of these assets - collectively known as “community content” - is indicated on your site by a blue community label and “badge”. This badge serves to communicate to your team and other data consumers that these assets, while valuable, may not be truly “official” - they were not directly provided by members of the publishing organization.

“Community” badges will display based on who owns an asset. Assets owned by roled users (e.g. Administrators, Publishers, etc) on your site will not receive a badge. Assets not owned by roled users on your site (e.g. members of the broader community) will receive a “Community” badge.

In addition to the badges, you are also able to quickly filter by official and community-created content through a new filter option in your catalog called “Authority.”

Administrators will also see a "provenance" column in the Asset Inventory that indicates whether each asset is marked as "official" or "community."

Remember: All assets not owned by a roled user (Administrator, Publisher, etc) on your site will receive a “Community” badge. If you observe an asset with a badge - but you do not believe it should have one - please verify the asset’s owner first. Then, if appropriate, transfer ownership of this asset to a roled user on your domain.

If you do not see the “Authority” filter facet or “Community” badges on your site, please reach out to support@socrata.com to enable this functionality.

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