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Orient Me: Make it possible to add a public community you neither follow nor are a member of to the "Important To Me" bar.

CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY:
In Orient Me, it's not possible to add communities to Important To Me (ITM) bar that you are not a member of.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
1. Go into orient me and click on the + button in the Important to me bar.
2. Search for a community that you are NOT a member of.
=> Nothing is found.

REQUESTED FUNCTIONALITY:
Request so that any community (except restricted ones that you are not a member of) can be found by and added to the important to me bar.  

REASON FOR CHANGE:
It's currently possible to add any profile to the ITM bar (doesn't matter if you follow this person or not or if it's a network contact).
We expect the same behavior for people and communities. That is: I can add anything independent of the fact if I am a member of the community.

MORE INFO:
There was a Support Ticket open for this -> TS001079746.
The issue was sent to L3 and the following internal ticket was opened:
https://github.ibm.com/connections/connections-planning/issues/9724
Development reviewed and deemed it as Working As Designed.

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  • Jul 25 2018
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    July 27, 2018 15:39

    Yes, please fix that. It's not clear for a user why I can just add any person (followed or not followed doesn't matter), but for communities it does not work the same way ..