Following is the Nnub help menu and this should not be read as being authored by a locality or group using Nnub.
- Creating and managing notices using email
- Creating and managing notices using the Web interface
- Editing images for notices (i.e. file type, file size, and proportions)
- Adding an RSS feed to Nnub
- Downloading the noticeboard software
- Creating Scribbles using the noticeboard interface
- Adding an image to Nnub via Flickr.com
- Following Nnub on Twitter
- Sending notices to friends by email
- Subscribing to receive content of interest from Nnub
- Leaving comments on notices
- Using the forum
- Sending feedback
Nnub is a touch-enabled, networked, and digital noticeboard. Nnub is divided into localities or local groups of users and accessible through both a noticeboard interface (in a public space within the locality) and Web interface at www.nnub.net. Example contexts include a neighbourhood, library, and university campus.
Our philosophy is that anyone can post.
You can post a notice by using either the Web interface at www.nnub.net, by sending an email to a Nnub email address (see the creating and managing notices using email section for address details), or by using the noticeboard interface to create a Scribble notice (made by writing directly on the touch screen noticeboard). Scribble notices are fed to the Web interface and notices uploaded on the Web or sent by email are fed to the noticeboard. You can also upload photos to www.flickr.com (a photo sharing Web application) and these are fed to the Nnub interfaces. Twitter feeds for each locality are sent when a notice is created.
In addition, you can use the Web interface to distribute your notices to the community using email and subscribe to content descriptors that you are interested in (e.g. history, or 4Sale) to receive updates via email. We also provide a forum for general discussion including how you would like to see Nnub develop for your community use.
The instructions below outline how to create, distribute and receive information about your community using Nnub.
You can create notices by sending an email to Nnub. The email address is dependent on the Nnub you would like the notice to be displayed on. For example the Moggill Nnub at http://moggill.nnub.net/ has an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org and the Family History Nnub at http://familyhistory.nnub.net/ has an email address of email@example.com.
Nnub will use the email header as the notice title, the email body as the notice content, and keywords in the title as tags to categorize your notice. You can also add pdf and image file attachments. Image files must be either jpeg, gif, jpg, or png, and have a combined maximum file size per notice of 5MB.
You do not need to be registered or logged in to create an email notice although you will need to be logged in to manage (e.g. edit or archive) your notice.
After you have sent your email notice you will receive a confirmation email from Nnub and your notice will be moderated.
Managing an email notice
If you are not registered with Nnub before sending an email notice:
To manage your notice i.e. edit, delete, archive, or extend, you need to register using the email address that you sent the notice from. Once registered and logged in use the manage my notices link in the top menu. This will display the notices you have sent to Nnub by email.
If you are registered with Nnub before sending the email notice:
The notices you sent to Nnub by email will be listed on the manage my notices page if you sent an email notice to Nnub using the email address that you are registered with.
Please refer to the notes in the ‘Creating and managing notices using the Web interface’ section for help on how edit, delete, archive, and extend notices using the Web interface.
Register with nnub.net
You will need to register with Nnub to upload content using the Web interface. Use the sign up link at the top right of the home page. An email containing a password will be sent to you. You will need to be logged in to create and manage notices.
Your profile information (e.g. contact details) can be added to notices that may need this sort of information such as a for sale notice. Your profile information is only published with notices if you choose this option. You can edit your profile information by clicking on your name at the right of the top menu.
Create a notice
Use the create new notice navigation in the top menu to create a notice. Content for a notice can include text, images, and pdf files. Image files must be either jpeg, gif, jpg, or png, and have a combined maximum file size per notice of 5MB. A tag must be chosen to describe the notice and multiple tags can be added, including any you would like to add that aren't in the list. It is optional to include your personal details such as email, phone and address.
Edit a notice
To edit a notice, use the manage my notices link in the top menu and choose the edit option for the notice you would like to edit. You can also use the edit link at the bottom right side of the full notice listing (only available when logged in and on notices authored by you).
Delete a notice
To delete a notice, use the manage my notices link in the top menu and choose the delete option for the notice you would like to delete.
Archiving a notice
To archive a notice before the expiry date, use the manage my notices link in the top menu, choose edit for the notice you would like to archive, and choose the archive now option. Archived notices are viewable via the Nnub website only. To view archived notices select the show archived notices option at the top of the notice listings.
Extend a notice
To extend a notice archive date, use the manage my notices link in the top menu, choose edit for the notice you would like to extend, and choose a length of time from the extend notices option.
Accepted image file types and maximum size
Image files must be either jpeg, gif, jpg, or png, and have a combined maximum file size per notice of 5MB.
Image proportions best suited to notices on the touch noticeboard
For text and image notices: Images with portrait to square proportions are best suited to text and image notices on the touch noticeboard.
For image notices: Images with landscape to square proportions are best suited to image notices on the touch noticeboard.
Editing file types and sizes using Paint on Windows and Preview on Mac
For Paint (Windows):
- Right click on image file and choose 'Open With' and choose 'Paint' .
- To crop an image, choose 'Attributes...' from the 'Image' menu and use the height and width fields to adjust. Use undo (control-z) if the crop isn't how you expected.
- To change the file size, choose 'Stretch/Skew' from the 'Image' menu and use the stretch options to decrease the file size e.g. If you would like the file size to decrease by 50%, then enter 50% in both the stretch fields.
- To change the file type, choose 'Save As...' from the 'File' menu' and choose the file type from the 'Save as type' menu (jpeg, gif, jpg, or png for Nnub).
For Preview (Mac):
- Right click on image file and choose 'Open With' and choose 'Preview' .
- To crop an image, use the select tool (in the top pane of the image window) and click and drag the cursor to mark out the crop. Then choose 'Crop' from the 'Tools' menu.
- To change the file type, choose 'Save As...' from the 'File' menu' and choose the format type from the format options (jpeg, gif, jpg, or png for Nnub).
- Use the 'Quality' slider to choose the file size and save.
Nnub can create notices from individual RSS feeds. Please email info[at]nnub.net (please replace [at] with @ to send the email) to request an RSS feed for your Nnub locality.
You can download the Nnub noticeboard software to run on your home computer. Please see http://nnub.net/noticeboard/
Notices created on the Nnub Web interface are formatted differently for the noticeboard interface. When you download the noticeboard software you will be able to see how your notice formats on the noticeboard display.
The software is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The software acts like a container. It will fill up with notices sent from the Nnub server and render them for noticeboard viewing and interaction. You will need to be connected to the Internet for this to happen.
Choosing the Nnub noticeboard you want to view
When you open the Nnub software use the scroll bar to choose the Nnub location you would like to view. If you want to change between Nnub locations, please click in the title bar and click shift and R at the same time. This will close the software and when you re-open the options for Nnub locations will appear again.
Notices can be created using the noticeboard interface by using the touch display to write a message on the noticeboard. Use the create Scribble navigation at the top of the display and write or draw your message in the open notice window. Scribbles are saved to the noticeboard and fed to the Web interface where you can view them.
Flickr.com is a photo sharing Web application. Photos from Flickr are fed to Nnub localities to capture photos that are of general interest to that locality.
If you would like a Flickr group feed to display on your Nnub locality please email info[at]nnub.net (please replace [at] with @ to send the email).
Each Nnub has a Twitter feed.
The Twitter name for each Nnub is dependent on the Nnub you would like to follow. For example the Moggill Nnub at http://moggill.nnub.net/ has the Twitter name nnub_moggill. Use the search function on Twitter to find the Nnub tweets.
You can distribute your notices and other notices to friends using email. Use the link at the bottom right hand corner of the notice and enter the email addresses of the people you would like to receive the notice.
You don't have to be logged in to send a notice to a friend. If you are logged in, Nnub will record the email addresses so you can easily select them to send other notices in the future. Multiple email addresses can be added by separating them with a comma.
Your friend will receive an email with information about notice and a Web link to the notice on Nnub. You can also add a personalised message.
You can receive content from Nnub by subscribing to tags. Tags are used to describe notices and are used for navigation to find particular groups of notices.
To subscribe to a tag you will need to be logged in. Use the right hand navigation to select a tag of interest and use the 'subscribe to tag' navigation on the page displaying the notices described with this tag.
Comments can be added to notices. You will need to be logged in. Use the comment link at the bottom right side of the full notice listing.
The forum has been added for Nnub users to discuss general topics. You will need to be logged in. Use the forum link at the top of the home page (or on the bottom of any other page). You can either create a new thread (or topic for discussion) or reply to a thread.
Moderation on the Web interface
Moderation on the Noticeboard interface
Feedback about the Nnub website is welcome and appreciated. Please send an email to info[at]nnub.net (please replace [at] with @ to send the email).