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#61 of 208 Old 09-11-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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there seems to be a coding error, when i go to add a description, it just kicks me back to the main Social Groups page, just a heads up


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Today was the first time that I had a good piece of advice to offer someone on a DDC, but I couldnt comment because its closed.

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greensad.gif Very bad idea. I really don't like this. It sounds like trying to become "exclusive". Really more like "exclusionary".


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how is it decided if the group is open to everyone or on a approval basis?

 

i can understand how a few groups need to circle the wagons, the healing ones that do some things like that now, but in general do we really want folks having to ask permission to be in all the groups, i would feel really bad about the attitude that seems to go with that.

Since we can remove folks from groups that show troll like behavior it seems like the default is that anyone interested should be able to join with the least amount of hassle. if they have to wait for someone to ok them, that helpful comment might never get posted and it will be a us and them place within the "social group" area.


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there seems to be a coding error, when i go to add a description, it just kicks me back to the main Social Groups page, just a heads up



Yes, we're aware of the error. It should be addressed with the next release of platform bug resolutions, which will be sometime mid Sep.

 


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oops.

 


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trying to figure out how to remove photos and to promote members to co-leader status (it says below that i should be able to do both).

 

also, can threads in social groups be stickied?  if so, who do i ask?
 

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Group Leaders


Group Leaders are the members in charge; the member who creates a Group is the first Lead, but that person may appoint additional Group Leaders.

What can a Group Leader do?
  •    Receive join requests (for membership-by-approval groups) and approve/deny them.
  •    Edit the Group description and change the thumbnail image.
  •    Ban a member, making it impossible for that member to re-join.
  •    Remove images from the shared gallery.
  •    Send a PM to all members at once.
  •    Promote other members to Group Leader (there can be more than one leader in the same Group).
  •    Demote him/herself to a regular Group member.


What can't a Group Leader do?
  •    Change the name of the Group 
  •    Demote another Leader back to a regular member (this must be done by the member or an MDC Administrator).
  •    Act as a moderator within the Group forum (e.g., delete/edit others' posts and threads, etc.).
 


Leaders can't demote each other, but they may demote themselves.


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I'm pretty sure I set you to Group leader. Do you see yourself listed as a leader? 

 

The photo edit feature has a bug which shoujld be fixed within the next week. If it isn't working by then please let me know and I'll report it again.

 

 


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yes, it has me listed as group leader, but i'd like to make some co-leader. 

 

i will try to remove photos again next week.


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When on your group's page look to the right for the group members box. Click View All. 

 

Next to each member's name there is a small drop down triangle icon. If you hover your mouse over that you should get a menu of options. For Group Leader you should see "Ban fro group" and "Promote to group lead." Does that show for you? If so, simply click "Promote to group leader" for the person you wish to promote.

 

For the photo (are you talking about the photo for the group page?) you should see Replace Image just beneath the image. Click that to edit.

 

A Sticky is possible. Send me the info you want stickied and I will place it for you. We hope to eventually have stickies enabled for group leader control but for now it is something we must do for you.


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Can we get an announcement at the top of I'm Pregnant telling people where to find the new DDCs? We've had a number of reports that people had trouble finding us (May 2012) since we're not with the others, and now that we're edging into June 2012 territory they will likely have the same issue.


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When on your group's page look to the right for the group members box. Click View All. 

 

Next to each member's name there is a small drop down triangle icon. If you hover your mouse over that you should get a menu of options. For Group Leader you should see "Ban fro group" and "Promote to group lead." Does that show for you? If so, simply click "Promote to group leader" for the person you wish to promote.

 

For the photo (are you talking about the photo for the group page?) you should see Replace Image just beneath the image. Click that to edit.

 

A Sticky is possible. Send me the info you want stickied and I will place it for you. We hope to eventually have stickies enabled for group leader control but for now it is something we must do for you.

 

thanks cynthia, was able to promote a member to group leader.

 

as for the photo, i know how to replace the group page photo.  i was hoping to delete some of the photos i uploaded, but can't figure out how.

 

great on the future stickying powers.  will let you know if/when i need anything stickied in the meantime. 

 


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Can we get an announcement at the top of I'm Pregnant telling people where to find the new DDCs? We've had a number of reports that people had trouble finding us (May 2012) since we're not with the others, and now that we're edging into June 2012 territory they will likely have the same issue.



Sure. I'll place it now. :)


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Is there any update about whether or not the bug has been fixed? Id like to add a description if it has.

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Okay, I've searched the site top to bottom and I'm not seeing a link to the "groups" section. Maybe I'm overlooking it, but it makes it hard to find groups w/o an obvious link to the list.

 

I did find it in a round about way cause someone posted a link to the May 2012 DDC, but when I went to the groups list there was like 6.... Is that all the groups there are right now?  


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in the long run when there are a lot of groups will they be grouped in to categories? (DDC, Local Regions, Interests)? and hopefully the DDC will get put into chronological order?


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Okay, I've searched the site top to bottom and I'm not seeing a link to the "groups" section. Maybe I'm overlooking it, but it makes it hard to find groups w/o an obvious link to the list.

 

I did find it in a round about way cause someone posted a link to the May 2012 DDC, but when I went to the groups list there was like 6.... Is that all the groups there are right now?  


i've been using this (http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/) in the meantime.

 

there are 10 groups.  i'm guessing it'll take a while to catch on (especially since they're so hard to find).  winky.gif

 


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thanks!

 

Okay, I guess I volunteer to be in charge of the June 2012 DDC.


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I'm afraid our December DDC will go away before my babe is born.  greensad.gif  I haven't seen anyone else post interest in this group, but I'd love to have somewhere on MDC for us to continue to post past December.  What's the next step?  Choosing a group leader?


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Do you want to co with me? I was just worrying about this today. And besides, if I were going to choose someone to co with me, you were my first thought. :)
 

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I'm afraid our December DDC will go away before my babe is born.  greensad.gif  I haven't seen anyone else post interest in this group, but I'd love to have somewhere on MDC for us to continue to post past December.  What's the next step?  Choosing a group leader?



 


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Do you want to co with me? I was just worrying about this today. And besides, if I were going to choose someone to co with me, you were my first thought. :) 

 



I love the idea of having a social group, as long as someone else (like you ladies!) can organize - I just know I don't have the time to devote...

 

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Is there any update about whether or not the bug has been fixed? Id like to add a description if it has.

Sorry I missed your question! You should be able to add a description now. smile.gif

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Okay, I've searched the site top to bottom and I'm not seeing a link to the "groups" section. Maybe I'm overlooking it, but it makes it hard to find groups w/o an obvious link to the list.

 

I did find it in a round about way cause someone posted a link to the May 2012 DDC, but when I went to the groups list there was like 6.... Is that all the groups there are right now?  


There are 12 now. The link is http://www.mothering.com/community/groups. We've asked our dev team to place a link in the nav bar but it may take awhile for that to come about.
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in the long run when there are a lot of groups will they be grouped in to categories? (DDC, Local Regions, Interests)? and hopefully the DDC will get put into chronological order?


I put that in as a request for development of the Groups section.
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thanks!

 

Okay, I guess I volunteer to be in charge of the June 2012 DDC.


The group is already opened. You can ask jenmn if you can join her as a co-leader.
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I'm afraid our December DDC will go away before my babe is born.  greensad.gif  I haven't seen anyone else post interest in this group, but I'd love to have somewhere on MDC for us to continue to post past December.  What's the next step?  Choosing a group leader?

You need two group leaders and you need to decide if you want an open group or a closed one.


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Dec. DDC ladies, I would love to see a social group for us.

I hope you two are able to start it up.

I will read (often) and post (occasionally ;)).

 

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BennyPai and I would like to host the group for the Dec 2011 DDC. We want to do a closed group. Not sure of the name yet...

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Great progress, AveryLamb! 

I officially request to be a co-leader for our Dec. DDC's social group.

The other DDCs are named in the month, year, DDC format.  "December 2011 DDC" seems straightforward and probably will make us easy to find.  What does everyone else think?


Because we're so close to December, I agree with AveryLamb's suggestion to have a closed group aimed mostly at helping us stay in touch once our babes are born. 


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That name works for me!


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December 2011 DDC is open! :)


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Myself and dfunk98 would like to be leaders of the September 2011 due date group.  We'll have it open for now with the possibility of having it closed later if possible.  Thanks.


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