How to Create a Team
Teams are collections of users on iFixit.
Teams allow you to create a space for your fellow community members to gather and work on things together. You can create teams based around:
- Types of devices, such as the Android Alliance.
- Groups of like-minded repairers, like the Global Fixers.
- Local groups, such as the Philadelphia Fixers.
Once your teams are created, all of your teammates will be able to see and help with the guides being created in your unpublished queue.
When you create or join a team, all of the users that are together will be able to pool their reputation and contributions. Visitors to a team's page view information about the team and its members. Members of the team are also able to freely edit each other's guides.
Whatever the use, anyone may start their own team to work with others, be it co-workers, local repair groups, or just like-minded folks.
Once you are on the Teams page, you can:
- View an Existing Team
- Join an Existing Team
- Search Teams
View or Join an Existing Team
To check out one of the teams that already exists, click on a team name or team avatar. This takes you to that team's profile. The tabs below the team name and avatar allow you to navigate between the different parts of the team's profile in the same way you would with an individual's profile.
The top of the team's page features the team name, picture, stats, summary, and a Join Team button. The button will say, Leave Team, if you have already joined. If you want to join the team, click on the Join Team button.
- The Contributions tab automatically updates each time a member of the group contributes to the site.
- The Activity tab automatically updates with a list of recent team member activities performed on the site. Clicking on an activity opens the page that was changed.
- The Members tab provides a list of every member on a team. The Members tab allows viewing of individual team member profiles. To view profiles, click on either the team member's name or their avatar image.
On the right side of the Teams page site header, there is a search bar. Use this to search for a specific team name or a part of a team name. Giving your team a descriptive name optimizes your team's search recognition and increases your team's visibility in search results.
How to Create a Team
Inviting Users to a Team
Creating or joining a team provides editing options. Any member of a team may edit the Team page. To edit the page, click on the Edit tab on the top-right of the team page, beneath the site header.
Parts of a Team Page
Team Name & Avatar
The name of your team should succinctly explain what the team is and the Avatar is the visual representation of your group.
The team summary often includes a brief overview of your team, its members, and the team's role and purpose. The summary appears in the title banner at the top of your team page as well as in the team's banner on the main Teams page.
In this area, include all of the information or images relating to your team. This is the main part of the team page. It is the first view that users see when they view your team page. It should contain the full description of your team's purpose and any other relevant and important facts for your team's identification and purpose. You can also upload images and documents to this page and create links to other pages on your site.
Delete a Team
Only admins and page creators have the ability to delete a team page. To delete a team page, click the Edit tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the Delete Team button. This erases all of the information about the team and removes all of the members. But it will not delete anything from any individual user's page or reputation.