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newkulele
04-22-2016, 07:23 PM
Hi guys,

do you know how to add a forum on here? I imagine it is a role for the adminstrators only, but I really think there would be a very specific demand for a ukulele leaders and teachers forum.

Here's hoping !

Mark Jackson
www.thesumoftheparts.com.au

Croaky Keith
04-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Sounds like it might be good as a 'stickie' in Uke Talk. :)

(As you say, I expect only mods can create a new forum.)

dickadcock
04-23-2016, 01:35 AM
Sounds like it might be good as a 'stickie' in Uke Talk. :)

(As you say, I expect only mods can create a new forum.)

... or a subforum, the way "Seasons" is a subforum of Contests. That way, many topics or threads could be organized, all relating to leading, or teaching. OK, 2 subs. :)

Futurethink
04-23-2016, 03:23 AM
Seems like that would be a Group instead of a Forum.

From this page:
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/faq.php?s=&do=search&q=group&titleandtext=1&match=all

What is a Group?
A Group is a group of people usually with a particular interest or something else in common. It provides a way of communicating between members as well as sharing photos or other images.
You can get to the list through 'Group Memberships' section on your public profile (?).
The Groups list page displays all groups that have been created. You can list the groups by the number of members, messages or photos, the group name, when the group was created or by the date of the most recent message posted. You can use the controls provided to search for a group.

How do I join a group?
To join a group, click the group title then click 'Join Group'. When you have joined a group, its name will be shown in your public profile. You must be a logged-in, registered member to join groups.

Can I create my own Group?
As a registered member, you can create your own Group (providing the administrator allows this). Go to the groups page and click 'Create A New Group'. Complete the title and description for your group then select the type. There are three types of groups:
• Public - open to everyone. There is no restriction on who can join or who can post messages to it
• Invite Only - require an invitation to be sent to join them. Invitations can only be sent by the group creator or forum moderators and administrators. Invitations are sent by clicking 'Pending & Invited Members' at the bottom of the page for that individual group
• Moderated - open to everyone to join but messages need to be moderated before they will appear. They are moderated by the group creator and the site moderators and administrators.

dickadcock
04-23-2016, 03:40 AM
Seems like that would be a Group instead of a Forum.

...

There is already a group. Groups are where ideas go to die here.

Futurethink
04-23-2016, 03:44 AM
There is already a group. Groups are where ideas go to die here.

That's up to the group members, isn't it?

If there's already a group, it sounds like now there are some people who are willing to revitalize it.

dickadcock
04-23-2016, 03:50 AM
That's up to the group members, isn't it?

If there's already a group, it sounds like now there are some people who are willing to revitalize it.

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/group.php?groupid=272 should take you to the group. The problem is that groups are out of the way, less visible. Not a bad idea, just not used the way the forum threads are.

Croaky Keith
04-23-2016, 05:39 AM
Groups are so buried that hardly anyone knows they even exist.
When I found them, I joined a couple, & then it was only me!!!
They don't work, if you want people to see you, it has to be in the main forum.