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Selected items require more in-depth techniques in order to fully manage their capabilities. These are accessed through the Manage command located in the Show Tools line in your Portfolio view, or the Your Item: edit line from within your item.
After you "Create/Edit a Campfire Creative" and choose a storyline, you must decide who you wish to take part in your Campfire Creative.
MANAGE A CAMPFIRE CREATIVE
When you open your newly created a Campfire Creative for the first time, a window will open that says:
To get this campfire started,
please click Manage in the "Item Tools" line above.
You are a part of this campfire, but no one seems to be up next. If this is a new campfire, this will be corrected once the first invitee accepts their invitation. If this is a campfire in progress, there is a problem. Please report this in "Technical Support Forum" . Remember to include this item's ID number.
Your Campfire's Manage link opens to the Manage Invitees window. Use this area to invite participants to your Campfire. You must have at least one person accept before your campfire can continue.
View Campfire: This window displays the all the entries posted by participants thus far in this campfire. Additionally, you can view selected details about each individual entry such as the time and date posted and the size of the entry.
List/Edit Additions: All the current entries are displayed with the latest entry at the top. Entries may be added, edited, or deleted from this window. Any entry may be edited or deleted by members of the group who have been granted edit capabilities. However, edit capabilities do not automatically grant any person the right to add an entry--they may be added only by the next authorized participant.
Manage Invitees: Identify the person(s) you wish to take part in your campfire and send them an invite by inserting their username in the User Tag / Email Address, and click Submit Changes. You are limited to 25 invitees--accepted or not. Once an author has contributed to your campfire, you will not be able to remove them; you may only disable their invitation. After invitations are sent, the Invite Status changes from OPEN to PENDING.
Upon acceptance, the status of the invitee changes to ACCEPTED. When the first person accepts your invite, an email is sent automatically explaining the campfire startup procedures. The position of the participants is also managed from this window.
Extinguish (Rekindle) Fire: As the leader, only you can end (extinguish) the campfire. This is done by adding one final entry from this window. You may also start up (rekindle) the campfire. In both instances, the participants are sent an email about these actions.
Throughout this process, confirmation and notification emails are sent to the participants and the leader of any change in the campfire creative status.
Campfire Creatives are a great way to promote camaraderie among friends. Perhaps a puzzle might even strike a creative spark for that next story.1