How Groups and Forums Work

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AWorldAwake offers a platform for the community to create it’s own way of organising itself.

When you are registered and logged in to the website, you can join groups or create a new group. Each group has it’s own activity stream, members list and forum. When a group is created, you can select to have a blog.

You do not have to be registered or logged in to see a list of groups but you have to be registered and logged in to join a ‘public’ group.

There are three different privacy options for groups –

A public group:

  • 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.

A private group:

  • 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.

A hidden 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.

Use of the Groups and Forums indicates acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

Members will be notified by email when there is any activity in the group. Email notifications can be managed in Groups > Settings

Members can create new forums withing the group and new topics.

Group Invitations

It is possible to set which members of a group are allowed to invite others:

  • All group members
  • Group admins and mods only
  • Group admins only

Roles within a Group

There are a number of different roles that members can have witin a group and these allow differmt permissions:

  • Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features.
  • Editor – Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people’s posts, etc.
  • Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish posts.
  • Subscriber – Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.