Member Groups

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by skip, Jun 15, 2006.

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  1. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    We are going to add new member groups to the forums. You guys can signup and join a group and then have features available only to that group like group forum(s) and calendars.

    If you have any ideas for new groups let me know. You should already have at least half a dozen people lined up for the group, so start a thread and get people interested BEFORE you suggest the group here.
  2. indescribability

    indescribability Not To Be Continued

    Alright Skip, I've got a quite a few people interested in a group. I talked to them through private message, so if you need me to make a thread about it so you know I'm not volunteering people let me know.

    So far it is myself(obviously), raving sultan, insanejester, ssreetnulov, fitzy21, lodui.

    How is this going to work as far as new people joining. Will we have to ask you to add somebody each time or is there going to be a way certain, or all, group members can add new people on their own?

    Edit: and indian~summer and boogabaah and also love fest1969 and _orgazmik_ and kozmicblue and I believe I got a yes from naykidape, but I have to double check that.
  3. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

  4. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    I'm not 100% sure what all you can do with the groups either. Basically you get to control access to your resources. That means if you have a forum or calendar you can decide whether or not to make it visible, and to whom. Whom to give access to, whom to let view, whom to let post, etc.

    So for instance you could leave your forum viewable to everyone but require them to join the group before posting there. I think you could also allow other usergroups to post or not at your discretion. So senior members, mods and admins could be allowed to post without joining the group officially. Or you could just keep out new members.

    That is all there is for groups at present. Software updates (and my coding) may enable more features later.

    Oh, you CAN control access to certain galleries thru group membership as well!

    So essentially you can start a gallery and only allow group members in to see it!

    Actually I have to manually set all these features up for each group. And once things are setup to your liking, I won't be keen on changing things unless there's a big problem.

    So you can have:
    A group Forum
    A group Calendar
    A group Gallery

    You'll also need at least one group moderator to deal with the problems.
  5. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    So from the group nimh named, do you need a list of members or what? In any case, it sounds like a great feature and I'm excited about it. :)
  6. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    All I need is the parameters to set the group. Who do you want to allow and who not? Not individual members, but other groups of members.
  7. indescribability

    indescribability Not To Be Continued

    Ok, so what you basically need to know is:

    Name of members interested in being in the group
    What user groups can and cannot view group calender
    What user groups can and cannot view group forum and gallery
    What user groups can and cannot post in group forum and gallery
    Who will moderate group forum and gallery

    Am I to understand that correctly?
  8. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    No I don't need to know the member's names. The moderator will control access to the group.

    The rest is correct! :)

    Just keep it simple. Like group members only access or whatever.

    Oh, I need the name for the group too.
  9. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    Samhain and me have a question regarding the group we're creating-

    if we allow access to a member and later on they cause some sort of problem to a member, would we be able to kick them out or is it permanent once we allow them in?
  10. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    You just need to contact a supermod or me. We can remove them (if the leader can't) and ban them if necessary. Just like before.
  11. Samhain

    Samhain Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    hi skip

    we would like to set one up
    called: The Lucky Spiral

    mods: Samhain and Luckystripe

    forum to be closed to all other groups and members, members to join by invite by mods only or by applying through mods only

  12. MattInVegas

    MattInVegas John Denver Mega-Fan

    If this works anything like my old forum software,
    An Admin must set it up, but the Mod(s)
    add or remove members to the "Group".
    (By way of Application.) That means the
    name of the group will be public info. But to get IN
    to the otherwise private forum, if it exists, Folks MUST apply
    to the Mod(s).
    Or meet certain criteria. (I used # of posts before members could access my online .swf games.)
    Good luck with it Skip and Mods!
  13. indescribability

    indescribability Not To Be Continued

    The leaders can remove folks from the group. Just go to list members and there's a check box for doing so.
  14. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    I'm just quoting this as a reminder.
  15. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    Please PM me the info for the groups from now on.

  16. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    You need to let me know the name of your forum, and whether it is visible to all.

  17. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    The Lucky Spiral

    Not visible to all. No other groups can post.
  18. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    Once the group gets started you will have to have 100 posts and apply for both moderators to approve.
  19. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    Yeah it's not too hard....

    just a rule we came up with to keep aliases out.
  20. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    Skip, I will also pm you about this but I had to apply for the group through Samhain. Since we both will be the mods/group leaders- why did I have to do this?
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