Site Feature: Create Discussion Groups

Our site has the ability to create discussion forums for groups.  Groups are only visible to registered users of the site.  

Groups are free to use the feature – or not – as they see fit.

The details of the options are listed below.  Generally, there are three types:

  1. ‘Public’, which really means visible to all site members whether they’re registered in the group or not
  2. ‘Private’ which means the group will show up to registered site users but they won’t be able to see any of the content
  3. ‘Private’, which means it will be ‘hidden’ from all site users except for those who are invited to join.

If you have questions or comments, please comment below.

Group Privacy Options
Privacy Options

  • Any site member can join this group.
  • This group will be listed in the groups directory and in search results.
  • Group content and activity will be visible to any site member.

  • Only users who request membership and are accepted can join the group.
  • This group will be listed in the groups directory and in search results.
  • Group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.

  • Only users who are invited can join the group.
  • This group will not be listed in the groups directory or search results.
  • Group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.
Group Invitations

Which members of this group are allowed to invite others?

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