The member sections of the Open Bubble are reserved and restricted for designated membership levels. At present, there are three. They include:
|Educational Content||Public Content||Restricted Content for Baha'i Content||Restricted Content for Assemblies|
|Forums||Public Forums||Restricted Forums for Baha'is||Restricted Forums for Assemblies|
|Groups||Public Groups||Restricted Groups for Baha'is||Restricted Assembly Groups|
|Events||Calendar of Public Events||Calendar of Baha'i Events||Calendar of Assembly Evetns|
|Sign Up Options||Free public registration||Free registration for members of the Baha'i Faith||Free registration for Local Spiritual Assemblies|
A public member only has access to public member benefits. They cannot see anything in the Baha’i and LSA membership levels. A Baha’i member has both. A Baha’i member has access to Baha’i and Public benefits. A Baha’i member cannot see into the LSA member level. In like manner, an LSA Member has access to benefits of all three levels.
Every member, regardless of membership level is expected to behave civilly as described in the Membership Code of Conduct. Those who abuse membership should be reported by members immediately. Remedial action is left to the sole discretion of the Site Administrator, which shall be final.
Participation at any membership level constitutes your acceptance of the Code of Conduct.
Membership applications are held pending approval by the Site Administrator. Approval is at the discretion of the Site Administrator. Anonymous membership is not permitted.
The public is welcome to join our quest and become a Bubblehead. Membership is free and there are no obligations. You can withdraw at any time and delete your account if you wish.
The Open Bubble is open to people of all races, religions, and nations. We invite followers of every political and philosophical persuasion to join. The more diverse our membership is the more meaningful the communications and collaborations will be.
Public membership offers certain benefits. They include:
- Access to public content (posts, images, and videos)
- Access to public forums and topics
- Access to public groups
- Invitation to upcoming events
- Volunteering in community events
These benefits automatically accrue to new memberships. However, you will need to enroll in specific forums and groups if you wish to participate.
Public forums and topics
Any visitor to the Open Bubble can see our Public Forums and Topics. Only public members and above can write posts to them.
Any visitor to the Open Bubble can see our Public Groups. Only public members and above can participate in them. Public members can upload personal profile pictures.
Invitation to Upcoming Events
There's always something going on in the community. Events are posted on the community calendar but email notices are also sent as a courtesy to our members.
Volunteering in community service events
The Baha’i community actively engages in social and economic development projects in the community. The public is always welcome to work and serve with us. Take a look at our Community Calendar for information about current and upcoming events and projects and then contact us for more information or fill in the volunteers to join us.
Membership sections members of the Baha’i Faith and members of the Local Spiritual Assembly are restricted. There is nothing secret or forbidden in these pages but they will have little interest to those not actively serving the Faith.
Baha’i Membership benefits include:
- Access to private/restricted and secure Baha'i content
- Permission to post and edit events, classes, and programs in the community calendar
- Access to restricted Groups
- Access to restricted forums and topics
- Access to online Chat
- Author rights to publish and edit posts and blog pages
- Rights to upload and download photos, videos, podcasts, posts, and other documents
Some of these benefits automatically apply to members. However, some of them require additional permissions from the Site Administrator(s). Please contact us so that we can get you setup. Specifics are detailed below:
Our Baha’i community is very active. Events, classes, programs, and projects are going on all the time as well as feasts, holiday celebrations, Assembly meetings, and the like. Membership entitles you to enter and manage your event.
Member Forums and Topics
There are two basic types of Forum: public and member-only. Any visitor to the Open Bubble can see Public forums. To participate in a Baha’i forum, visitors must register as a Baha’i member and be approved by a Site Administrator.
Baha’i members can see and participate in Public and Baha’i forums. Only Baha’i members and above can see a list of all Baha’i forums. Registration is required in each forum. Baha’i members can only see and participate in the Baha’i forums in which they have registered.
There are two basic types of Groups: public and member-only. Any visitor to the Open Bubble can see Public groups. To participate in a Baha’i group, visitors must register as a Baha’i member and be approved by a Site Administrator.
Baha’i members can see and participate in Public and Baha’i Groups. Only Baha’i members and above can see a list of all Baha’i groups. Registration is required in each group. Baha’i members can only participate in the Baha’i groups in which they have registered.
In development. Baha'i members will have the ability to initiate and participate in online chats.
In development. Baha'i members will have the ability to post articles, notices, blog entries, and more.
Uploading and Downloading
In development. Baha'i members will have the ability to upload and download pictures, videos, and documents.
Specifically, each Assembly has its own restricted Group and Forum(s). Committees can be created as sub-groups under each Assembly. Additional forums and topics can be created under each Assembly forum. Multiple topics can be created for all forums. Restricted documents and images can be created, edited, uploaded, downloaded, and distributed.
Clusters and Area Teaching Committees
Restricted levels of membership for Baha'i Clusters and Area Teaching Committees can be created. Like LSAs, they will enjoy complete privacy and protection. Restricted access to specific content can be extended as needed. Please Contact us if you would like to discuss possibilities and explore options.