[FAQ] Groups on Ask; How to join? What r they for?

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[FAQ] Groups on Ask; How to join? What r they for?

Postby abuali » 06 Feb 2011, 23:08

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I have been receiving several requests on how to join the various groups that are available on Ask. So here is a small FAQ on everything about Groups.

Why groups?

Groups allow us the admins/moderators to easily assign access to certain forums to a group of users on Ask.

Without groups we would have to give the required permissions to each user individually! As you can imagine that would mean a lot of time. Groups allow us to simplify by setting the permissions for a group and then adding the users to the group for the permissions to be allowed to them.

To summarize:
Usergroups are groups of users that divide the community into manageable sections board administrators can work with. Each user can belong to several groups and each group can be assigned individual permissions. This provides an easy way for administrators to change permissions for many users at once, such as changing moderator permissions or granting users access to a private forum.
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Re: [FAQ] Groups on Ask; How to join? What r they for?

Postby abuali » 06 Feb 2011, 23:21

Where are the usergroups and how do I join one?

Once you are signed in to Ask, You can view all usergroups via the “Usergroups” link within your User Control Panel. If you would like to join one, proceed by clicking the appropriate button. Not all groups have open access, however. Some may require approval to join, some may be closed and some may even have hidden memberships. If the group is open, you can join it by clicking the appropriate button. If a group requires approval to join you may request to join by clicking the appropriate button. The user group leader will need to approve your request and may ask why you want to join the group. Please do not harass a group leader if they reject your request; they will have their reasons.

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