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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
%makeagroup
%convertaclub
Groups Directory (+Groups)
%devBUG
#Adopt-a-Group
#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)
saniakob.deviantart.com/art/Gr… to submit art or favs to a group)

Edits to be made
:bulletblue: Define Hidden, Locked & Sticky comments.deviantart.com/1/1496… (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: comments.deviantart.com/1/1496…
:bulletblue: Affiliates
:bulletblue: Swapping founders xshadow-designsx.deviantart.co…
: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="http://parallellogic.deviantart.com/art/Groups-Introduction-149636871">A Complete Introduction to Groupsa>

Stamp:
:thumb149821456: Group Tutorials stamp by dazza1008

DD!
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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Daily Deviation

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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Zoey-J Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
If you started a group, do you have to get people to add their art to it or how does that work exactly?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
You can submit artwork from the site into your group or you can allow users to submit their art to your group.  The details of how to do booth are in the group section of the faq.
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Zoey-J Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Thank-you
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:iconxsleepybootyx:
xsleepybootyx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read through this (great tutorial btw) and I have been looking in a lot of places for days but I have found nothing on how to tag a group. I've seen people that have added a group's icon in their description like one does with a deviant's icon or name. I know those are : icon : or : dev : but I can't figure out what a group's would be. Maybe you know?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You can use :dev: and :icon: for a group username just like you can for a regular account's username.
:devhq: -> hq
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xsleepybootyx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ommy thank you very much
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:iconuakimov09:
UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015
Congratulations with really good and clear tutorial !

i already finished to read this tuttorial there really many things about group but nothing about those ''tags/links'' dont know how they calling but they let Admin understand in which folders (folders of his group) he copied artworks which were at first added to folder ''Featured'' of group

me need name of those tags i hope that you will say how exactly those ''tags or links'' calling.
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
You're the second person to mention "tags" for groups and I have no idea what you are talking about.  Please link me to an example so I can see how tags are added to group submissions.
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:iconuakimov09:
UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
okay i will make screenshots for make you understand about which links i speak , please wait and thank you from answer me !
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:icondekaal-lm:
Dekaal-lm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excuse me, can i ask about when and how there are tags shown below the categories in groups?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Can you provide an example?  I'm not sure what you're referring to
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:icondekaal-lm:
Dekaal-lm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
iam sorry i wasnt clear, in groups admins can put tags to artworks showing in the group, and those tags are shown below the artwork descriptions .....in my group we can no longer write thoses,so i wanted to ask when and how the tags can be written and shown.thnx 4 replying
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Are you sure it was the group admins adding the tags?  I know artists can add tags to their works, though now they don't seem to appear anymore
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:iconuakimov09:
UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Hi !! Please sorry from worry you , but i see that you very good in this topic , please can you help !
please try to read this what i wrote two next messages under this 1 , also im sorry from my english.
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:iconuakimov09:
UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
will show just first 3-4 and in end add

its look likes so     in Nature , in Flowers , in Forests and Trees , in Lanscap...    you see ? in the end only ... and you cant to look in which other folders this or this artwork were copied and its very not cozy    Admin should remember in which folder he already put and in which not yet put
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
yes its artists can only add tags and those tags you can see only if you will open those artist artwork and she asked about tags or i dont know how they calling (cause my lang not english) under tags i meant those links under every artworks in group which were added in some folder created by Admin , only in folder Featured  system of group   showing those links   that Admin could get where he she put   every artwork before   for exemple   if tags which you can see only under picture  on own page of Artist   they (tags) look likes so    #nature #flowers #landscapes   and   etc    and i speak about tags   or links   in group  which let you get in which other folders which were created by Admin  were put artworks    so they look likes like this    in Nature , in Flowers , in Landscapes


so problem number 1 in that as you know  folder have limit its near 5016 artworks  more you cant to put in one folder need create new and move them from  Featured to this new  and only then keep to  add new artworks    in Featured

i created such folder and moved there   but here appeared problem  only in folder Featured   system   showed those links  and i could get where   in which folders  i already copied  and not do  this again    only in Featured  system show those links

its problem number 1

now problem number 2 in Featured those   how system showing links implemented   im sry but not nice  for exemple if you added artwork in many folders then system will show just first 3-4 and in end add ...  like etc.  but not letting to open some list where you can look where also this picture was put / copied   in which folders 

please sry my english
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parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
As far as I know artists choose which tags show on the deviation.  When you edit your own artwork, you have the option to add or remove tags yourself.  To the best of my knowledge there is no way for group admins to add or remove tags.  The connection between artwork in the "Featured" folder having tags is coincidental, I assume.  Some artworks do not have tags because they were posted before tags were released - dA set the tags to hidden due to complaints.
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015
''The connection between artwork in the "Featured" folder having tags is coincidental, I assume.''

this phrase i tried to translate but not very got about   but i think its about my problem   tags which connecting artworks which were posted in folder  ''featured'' so those tags connecting artworks with other folders in group (where those artworks where copied by Admin before)   this phrase came in my mind after translate this your phrase
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
i meant not those tags   i meant tags inside group   when you copy ffrom featured folder artwork to folders   then under artwork in Group appearing links with names those folders where this artwork was copied   this links i meant   i just dont know how them calling on deviant art    i calling them as tags  cause they similarity to   those  tags  about which and i and you wrote early   that them can write only person  who is owner of this artwork   and i speak about inside group already artworks   when Admin adding   artwork in folders  like Humans Nature Flowers   so then under   artwork appearing names of folders where Admin copied this picture and those tags  made in form links  for fast coming in those folders  i wrote before their diffrents from  normal tags  which can write only owner of picture   they have before their name this symbol  #  and   tags in group have   in   before name    in Nature , Humans , Flowers  etc.    look screenshot 

drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Ci_…  
drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Ci_…
so how calling those   in About just Nature , and etc  ?  i call them as tags  cause i not very nice with english   maybe you can tell me how they calling ?
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parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thank you for the screenshots.  I see what you are talking about now.  You are saying that dA lists the folder under each artwork thumbnail in the group's gallery.  I have not seen this feature before.  It appears to be new.  "Tags" are different than what you are talking about.  Tags are keywords that the artist uses to describe their own artwork so it can be found in the search engine.  The folders listed under the artwork in groups makes managing the group easier, but are not used in the dA search engine.  It seems the folders below the thumbnails only appear in the "Featured" folder when the artwork is also listed in other group folders.  This is unique to the "Featured" folder.  If you view the artwork in a different folder, the folders will not appear under the thumbnail.  Does that answer your question?
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Dekaal-lm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes the group admin said that he added the tags, but when he moved the artworks to another folder they stopped appearing.

do you sir think that the DA staff is slowly deleting this idea about tags?bcause their current state is confusing  some of my artworks have them and other dont.as well as in the group.
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thank You !!! : )
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Was he adding the tags to his own work or to someone else's?

I highly doubt they're removing tags, they've just started releasing this feature.  This may just be a snag they've hit temporarily while pushing the feature live.

Do you notice that newer artwork has tags and older ones do not?  I think the staff may have hidden them on older artwork due to complaints
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MirryOkami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
hello, um. if you dont mind me asking but is it possible to have 2 founders?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Sorry, that is not possible
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:iconmirryokami:
MirryOkami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
oh ok ^^
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CynicallyBelieveIt Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you add a tagline to an already created group? Is it possible? ^^; (sorry if I missed something)
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Go to group >> 2nd tab from the left "Group Info" >> Pencil Icon >> Group Tag Line
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding Information ! Being made a 'Founder' of a group which already is a 'Super Group', is there a way to ask members for donations to the group to keep the group as a 'Super group' on the front page ?

Thank you
lexxii
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
The staff tried to set that up, but there are legal issues with more than one person accessing an account online where the funds become taxable.  Currently the only way to collect points is to ask users to donate to your home account or to a separate user account set up specifically to collect donations for your group.  Groups themselves cannot receive points.
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drawinginterest Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are admins allowed to submit art to their own group?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Yes, and by default submissions from admins are automatically approved
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drawinginterest Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou so much! I needed to know that Black Butler (The trio are relieved) [V1]Yuiko Kuruguya (Relieved) [V7] >W<
it helped a lot!
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MorbidGold Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible to update the description?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Group Profile Page >> Second roll-over from the left (Group Info) >> Pencil Icon at top right of drop-down box >> Group Description
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HarmonicSonic Featured By Owner 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).
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parallellogic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I believe you should be able to do it through the
Admin Area >> Manage Members
section:
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.
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HarmonicSonic Featured By Owner 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
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evie2001 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One question... how do you make a tagline for the group?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Group Profile Page >> Second roll-over from the left ("Group Info") >> Pencil Icon at top right ("Edit") >> Enter Group Tag Line >> Save
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evie2001 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you!
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evie2001 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind I found it!! ^^ This tutorial is great, thanks!
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DarkMist119 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How can I add a chat room to my group?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
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.

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DarkMist119 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can folders make to only a specific member can upload it's devitations? For example: We have an Alter Story named folder, by the requesting of 1 member of mine, and let him only submit his drawings, poetry, ect.
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parallellogic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
The only way to do that would be to use an admin class, like promote that one user to become a Contributor and then allow only Contributors to submit to that folder.
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LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice :D
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Dattebayo681 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Hi,

What is the limit of folders you can have in a gallery?

For non-premium groups, i mean.

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parallellogic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I think it may be 1,000 folders, but I don't specifically know (please tell me if you find out).  You can have 5,000 works of art in each folder.  Folder limits are the same for premium and standard groups as far as I know.
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