It is possible to have a private group on the forum (only visible to group members and Admin). This could be used by Co-ops to discuss their regatta strategy or for leaders to privately discuss issues within their co-ops.
Other types of groups are welcome too
The person who requests the group will usually be made moderator of that group, although you won't have mod tools. You will largely control the content of your group, and it will be you who will add (unless group is open) and remove members.
To request a group contact Admin by Email.
Include information such as.
Confirm Group Moderator Name: Example "Downton Falls"
Group Name: Example "Sailors Co-op"
Group Type: Choose one of the following- "Private" "Closed" "Open". (Please note private will make it invisible on the forum to everyone except Admin and group members).
Intended Use of the Group: Example "Co-op"
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I love that we can have a private thread here. We can’t properly communicate on Township because of the limited number of spaces allowed in a message. Please consider allowing us to have a private group. I’m providing the following information:
Group moderator- Laurie Group name- Laurie’s Lookout Group type- Private Intended use-co-op / regatta discussions
You are welcome to PM me if you decide you want a group and I will be very happy to set one up for you
Yes your co-op members would need to become members on the forum. At the moment there is no activation for new accounts needed, so this is very easy to do right now It would be perfectly acceptable if they chose to only use your private group and not the rest of the forum, so becoming a member here would not mean they had to engage on the general forum if they do not wish to. Though of course we would welcome them if they did
Group moderator Darkwood PC Group Name Stronger Together PC Group type Private Intended use co-op / regatta discussions
Please and thank you
No problem. Done Gary. I have set your moderator abilities for your group also
You will need to go to the usergroups from that navbar. You will find your group there and will have to invite those you want in the group. This is the only way people can access your group as it is invisible to non members. Once they are added they can use your forum section on the main forum
Hi @Willow Mist and @BKNBLK13 . I have changed the instructions to email now although I think you hopefully interpreted it that way. If you prefer to request a group in this topic that is okay too, but many prefer the privacy of email
Once I have the requested info. I create a group for you that you are the moderator in. This does not give moderator rights on the forum, but it means you are in charge of who is in your group or not. Only you will be able to add and remove members there.
Next I create your own forum section on the main forum. This is set to only members of your group being able to see and participate in it if you want it to be a private group. For example everyone who Gary adds to his group can see his forum in this Group Category section where we are talking now. For you two it doesn't exist, it is invisible as you are not members.
Your groups forum section is just like any other of the forums in our categories but it is just for you to use and discuss things privately with whomever you wish. You can create topics in it and it is identical to using the rest of the forum. It is pretty simple to understand once it is created and you can see it.
Adding members is easy. You click on usergroups in the navbar of the forum. Here you will find your group. It will be called whatever name you wanted. As moderator of the group you type someones name into the space provided and click add member. That's it. You can remove members anytime you want as well.
@Downton Falls My Dear Besterest, Thank You so much for setting up my group
When I told My CO~OP members about this I'm not sure if those ladies have been more excited!! We have been wanting a Better way to communicate for a very long time and now we can!
If I can figure it out I believe I'll be fine but I may be giving you a shout or five for some
As far as the delay..... Even though I Really Feel like or or Someone sometimes fear not Besterest It's Definitely Not You!! I'm just Really Happy you aren't out of commission again or anything bad to keep you away from Me! I Know You have a Real life and it's a very busy time of year! It's ALL Good in the Besterest World!!!
Thank You for Everything and I Wish You The Besterestestest Christmas EVERS
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