To join or leave a Community in Edelweiss+, go to the People tab of your account. On the left side of the page, you will see People Options. If you click on Available Communities, a list of Communities that are available for you to join will show up on the right side of the page:
A pop-up window will show confirmation that you have joined the Community successfully. It is that simple! Once you join, that lane will be removed from the available Communities displayed.
Another way to confirm that you have successfully joined a Community is to take a look back over on the left in the People Options at the number listed under Your Communities. If that number has increased, you will know that you are in! You can also look here to view the list of Communities that you have joined.
Should you decide for some reason that a particular Community is not for you, it is very easy to remove yourself from it. Find that Community in your list of Communities and click the Leave button in the lower right corner. A pop up window will confirm that you have successfully left that community.
Please be aware that if you are leaving an account based Community, all users in the organization will be removed from the group.
Another way to confirm that this was successful is by once again checking Your Communities in the People Options section on the left side of the page to see that the number of Communities has decreased.
If you are searching through the list of available Communities and know that you do not want to join a particular Community, you have the ability to hide it from the list by clicking on the highlighted button shown below:
You can always bring the Community back into view at a later date if you choose. To do this, look at the gray bar near the top of the available Communities section. You will see the number of communities and it will indicate if any are hidden. Hover over the number hidden and click on the box that appears that says Show Hidden. The hidden community will now re-appear on that view.
For certain Communities such as ABA and Barnes & Noble, there may be a code required in order to join that Community. In such cases, you will need to contact Edelweiss+ Support in order to leave the Community if you choose to do so.