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Groups Introduction by parallellogic Groups Introduction by parallellogic
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What is this?
This is a walk through of the new groups system. This covers the core features behind groups and how to use them.

Relevant Links
Groups Directory (+Groups)
#OfficialGroups (the official groups chat channel)
Help & FAQ (The portion of the site's FAQ concerning groups)
Group Q&A with Development Staff (A series of questions that have been asked of site staff concerning groups)… to submit art or favs to a group)

Edits to be made
:bulletblue: Define Hidden, Locked & Sticky… (there's a bug with the hidden feature, I'll add this to the walk through when that is resolved)
:bulletblue: Hide comments/spam
:bulletblue: Right side of comments is only visible to admins in Correspondence Items
:bulletblue: Conversion of notes to forum-like posts
:bulletblue: Delete artwork from gallery
:bulletblue: Edit group description and tag line
:bulletblue: How to Delete a Group:…
:bulletblue: Affiliates
:bulletblue: Swapping founders…
:bulletblue: The founder of the group can create a chatroom with the same name as the group
:bulletblue: Group folders have a limit of 5,000 submissions - Super groups have this same limit, although they can create sub-folders
:bulletblue: Groups may have at most 200 folders
:bulletblue: Super Group features - polls, blog CSS

Quick Reference
Text Link:
<a href="">A Complete Introduction to Groupsa>

:thumb149821456: Group Tutorials stamp by dazza1008

With an overwhelming number of suggestions
Thank you everyone! :D

Don't think this is complete? Please feel free to ask questions below!

:) Questions and Comments Encouraged (please report any typos ^^;)
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Given 2010-01-10
With an overwhelming number of suggestions I just had to feature Groups Introduction by =parallellogic. This tutorial is expertly laid out and full of all the info you could ever need on Groups.. and then some.

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HarmonicSonic Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there.  I've just re-upgraded a group to a super group, and I'm trying to figure out how to create new member classes.  I've looked everywhere for information on how to do this, and I'm drawing a big blank.  I thought it might be quicker to ask a knowledgeable deviant rather than contacting the helpdesk (though I will if I have to).
I believe you should be able to do it through the
Admin Area >> Manage Members
there's a pencil icon that appears when you select a moderator class so you can rename it.  Somewhere near there should be an option to add a moderator class, though I don't know the specifics since I don't have a group that I can test this on.  But, as you said, the help desk may be a better resource if you get stuck, though it'll likely take a few days for a response.
HarmonicSonic Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I think I figured it out.  For some reason, I was thinking it was possible to add classes, but as I've looked around, I realized that you can only add the Moderator class and rename classes.  Thanks for the help! :D
evie2001 Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One question... how do you make a tagline for the group?
Group Profile Page >> Second roll-over from the left ("Group Info") >> Pencil Icon at top right ("Edit") >> Enter Group Tag Line >> Save
evie2001 Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you!
evie2001 Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind I found it!! ^^ This tutorial is great, thanks!
DarkMist119 Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How can I add a chat room to my group?
As far as I know a chat room can not be added to a group.  You can create a chat room with a name that is similar to your group and then promote the chat room in your group.

DarkMist119 Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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