Who Sees My Stuff?

That depends on the place where you published it. Different places have different visibility permissions.

In Jive, People post Content in Places. This means that all content (discussions, documents, blog posts, and so on) is published in a "container." A container can be a space, sub-space, group, project, or your own personal content. All places have visibility permissions set by the place's owner(s) that determine who can see the content posted in that place.

While it's best to keep things public whenever possible so that other community users can benefit from all of the discussions, documents, and so on, there are times you may want to publish things only for yourself or a handful of other people. In addition, you may want to keep entire categories of content private, for example accounting or human resources information. In that case, you would create a space or group with the content visibility options that you need. To learn more about that, be sure to read the topics in Managing Permissions in the administrator documentation.

If you are concerned about the security of the community, you might find it helpful to read Are My Community Activity and Content Secure?

The following table lists the different types of containers in which you can publish content in the community:
Note: Externally-facing communities (those serving customers, partners, and vendors), do not have the Personal Content (Hidden) feature.
Table 1. Content Containers
Container Description How to Find It
Your Personal Content Your personal container is where your documents and discussions that are Hidden or limited to Specific People are stored. In addition, your Personal Tasks are stored here. To see your documents and discussions that are limited to only you or specific people, go to Content > Authored > Documents | Discussions and then select Filter by personal content. A dark lock icon next to the item indicates it is limited to you; a light lock icon next to the item indicates it is limited to you and the other people you designated.

To see your personal tasks, go to Actions > Tasks. In the Project drop-down menu, select Personal.

Groups Different types of groups have different content visibility permissions. To see a handy table that illustrates the various options, be sure to read Types of Groups. Go to the group and click the Content tab. You can filter the content by discussions, documents, and so on.
Spaces Spaces have complex content visibility options that are set up by the owner(s) of the space.

In addition, spaces have different content creation options that are set up by the owner(s); therefore, you may not be able to create a discussion in Space A, but you can in Space B.

Go to the space and click the Content tab. You can filter the content by discussions, documents, and so on.
Sub-spaces Sub-spaces inherit all of the content visibility permissions of their containing parent space. Go to the sub-space and click the Content tab. You can filter the content by discussions, documents, and so on.
Projects Projects inherit all of the content visibility permissions of their containing parent space or sub-space. Go to the project and click the Content tab. You can filter the content by discussions, documents, and so on.