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#1 TammyWright

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:04 AM

Hey BDW,

 

I am not sure if you know that we have a great social group feature here on BDW.  It is a great way for people to discuss topics, locations, etc. that they are interested in with other members with the same interests.

 

 

About Social Groups

Social groups allow forum members to create "clubs" to discuss topics of shared interest.  It gives members with similar interests a place to gather and share information in smaller groups.

 

Each group has its own dedicated group page.  The page includes a list of members in the group, a description, a dedicated forum, and a gallery.  All content in all Social Groups is publicly visible, but only group members may contribute content and participate.

 

 

Social Groups Rules

The rules for the groups are the same as the rest of the site: the short version is "use common sense."  Act with respect towards fellow forum members. Remember, your posts are public and are visible to all other visitors to the site.  Your group may be moderated by site administrators if deemed inappropriate.

The following types of groups will not be permitted:

  1. Hate groups
  2. Religious or political groups
  3. Duplicate groups
  4. Spam, advertising, or other such groups

 

If you are an advertiser and are interested in participating on the site and in social groups, please contact us at advertise@bestdestinationwedding.com

 

 

Creating A Social Group

Certain members of the forum can create social groups.  Currently BDW Administrators, Moderators, or Community Leaders can create social groups without permission.  If you are a member that would like to start a Social Group, please pm me with the Social Group Information.

 

To create a social group,

  1. Navigate to the main Groups page.
  2. At the right side of the page, click the "Start Group" button.
  3. One the first page, give your group a name and set the membership type.  There are two types of Social Groups:
    • Open membership: anyone may join by clicking the join button.
    • Membership by approval: clicking the join button initiates a PM requesting membership that will be sent to the Group Lead for approval.
  4. The group page is now created.
  5. From the group page, you can add a description, upload a group image or photos to the gallery, and invite friends.

 

BDW can delete or close any social group at any time without warning or an explanation.

 

Joining A Social Group

To join a social group,

  1. Navigate to the main Groups page.
  2. Locate the group you would like to join.
  3. At the top of the page, you will see the "Join Group" button.
  4. Click to join.
  5. If the group is open, you will automatically be added.  If the group requires approval, a message will be sent to the Group Lead.

 

After you've joined one or more Groups, they will appear on your profile page. When you tag Groups, they can be promoted as "Related Groups" in relevant areas of the site in the same way that Related Forum Threads and Related Articles appear on various pages.

 

You may leave a social group at any time.  When you are a member, the Join Group button will be replaced by a Leave Group button.

 

 

Group Leads

Group Leads are the members responsible for the group; the member who creates a Group is the first Lead, but that person may appoint additional Group Leads.

What can a Group Lead do?

  • Receive join requests (for membership-by-approval groups) and approve/deny them.
  • Edit the Group description and change the group image.
  • Ban a member from the group, making it impossible for that member to re-join.  This does not affect the member's participation on the rest of the site.
  • Remove images from the shared gallery.
  • Send a PM to all group members at once.
  • Promote other members to Group Lead (there can be more than 1 lead in the same Group).
  • Demote him/herself to a regular Group member.
  • Change the name of the Group.


 

What can't a Group Lead do?

  • Demote another Lead back to a regular member.
  • Act as a moderator within the Group forum (e.g., delete/edit others' posts and threads, etc.).

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#2 TammyWright

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:04 AM

I will try to update this post with the

SoCal Members Social Group

Created 10/28/11 at 7:37pm by starchild
Open Membership  |  5 members
The SoCal Members Social Group is for all BDW members residing in Southern California. This is our place to share all things local and specific to our region. Maybe you found an amazing...

 


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#3 boscobel

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    Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:10 AM

    I'm working on creating my social group now!  I'll update once posted.

     

     

    Ch-ch-check it out here - http://www.bestdesti...ed-to-pregnancy

     

    Also, there is a SoCal group, a Seattle group and a Dreams Cancun group!



    #4 ~Melissa~

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    Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:59 AM

    Very cool! I'm trying to think of a social group to create or join LOL Hmmmmmm I'll be back ;)



    #5 LCBride2007

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      Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:46 PM

      carly, i joined yours!



      #6 boscobel

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        Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:57 PM

        Wahooo!  Thanks for joining in girls!



        #7 LCBride2007

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          Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:12 PM

          Hey all, I just started a Midwest Brides group ... come find us!

           

          http://www.bestdesti...s-too-of-course



          #8 TammyWright

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          Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:15 AM

          bumping


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          #9 boscobel

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            Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:21 AM

            Bumping!  We have a few social groups and would love more members/activity.  Also, if you have any requests for groups, you can post here and hopefully it'll be a good match for a moderator to start!  Or you can PM a mod directly if you would prefer.



            #10 boscobel

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              Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

              Bumpity bump.






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