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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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tsukiscloud9 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a co-founder at a group i belong in.. Do I have the rights to edit the Group Description and Tag line?? If I do.. How do I find it??
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Easiest way to check is to go to your group's profile page and select the second drop down "Group Info".  There should be a pencil icon at the top right of the drop down that you can click to enable editing of those sections.
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tsukiscloud9 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.. i saw it.
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:iconfelispirit:
Felispirit Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello i have a question: I am new to managing groups with others as administrators as well as myself and I have a few administrators in contributors who cannot remove or move deviations from folder to folder. I have given them full control over the gallery but for some reason they still cannot do it. is there a way to fix this or a setting?
thank you for your time!
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
I'd recommend contacting the help desk, that one's a little beyond me, sorry.
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:iconfelispirit:
Felispirit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student General Artist
alrighty thank you!
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:icontotaldramawtf:
TotalDramaWTF Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a quick question: I was trying to remove someones work from the group gallery, clicked the little pencil edit icon, and hit remove from folder. However, it is still showing up. Is there something I'm missing or didn't do correctly?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
That sounds like a glitch on DA's side.  Have you tried refreshing the page?  You may want to report the issue to the help desk.
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:icontotaldramawtf:
TotalDramaWTF Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have, several time. 
Thanks for getting back to me though. I'll probably report it if it continues to not work.
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:iconmadalleycat:
MadAlleyCat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I have one quesion: I would really like to either rename or delete the "featured" folder in my gallery. However, when I right click on the folder, these two options are greyed out, as disabled. You know how to do that?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Unlike other folders, the "Featured" folder is hard coded for everyone.  It cannot be deleted or renamed, sorry.
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:iconmadalleycat:
MadAlleyCat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
ghah, that's a shame.
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:iconqalaxii:
qalaxii Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question about the Admins tab that you can put on your front page, how do you add pictures? I can't seem to figure it out.
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
For that, edit the widget and use :thumb: codes in the description.
Refer to "Deviation Linking" here:
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
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:iconqalaxii:
qalaxii Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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1i0 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Is there any way to make something similar to a Hidden Group on Facebook would be (effectively only letting people I invite access the group and nobody else can see what I post in there?)
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Only the administrators for a group can see and access the "Back Room" section of the group.  The max number of admins for one group is limited to 99.  The "Back Room" is meant for communication between users and doesn't support posting private artwork.
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1i0 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Got that. I'll try and see if I can do anything with that information then. Thanks for the help!
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:iconpopolis:
popolis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, but am I blind or I couldn't notice one thing I have problem with.
The problem is I want to change the contribution to gallery thing. There is a thing, that when pressed on 'Contribute to Gallery', site immediately goes to 'New Submission' instead of 'Contribute' menu. Is there a way changing that or should we just get used to going to gallery and them pressing contribute-->contribute existing deviation?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Can you send me a screen capture of what you are referring to?  When I go a group's gallery and then to one of the folders, there's a "Submit to This Folder" button at the top right.  Clicking on this opens a drop down with two options: "Submit a New Deviation" and "Contribute an Existing Deviation".
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:iconpopolis:
popolis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
New Canvas by popolis
I'm speaking about those two options that goes to 'new submition' page.
Others told me that they don't get these options (except for the ones where you go to gallery. There they see both options)
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
~Others told me that they don't get these options
That section in blue only appears the first few times you visit a group.  It goes if you ever hit the "x" at the top right of the blue box.  Most users should be using buttons other than the blue ones to submit art to the group.

The button in the drop down at the very left takes me to the group's gallery and prompts me
 to "Choose a Deviation" that already exists, not a new one.

What does the "New Submission" dialog box look like?
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:iconpopolis:
popolis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I see, so that blue section will disappear after a while (though I wonder how long will it take to disappear)

new submission looks like exactly like the one you go to, when submitting new deviation: www.deviantart.com/submit/devi…
well, at least that's what I'm getting.
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Ah I see, thank you.
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:iconnicthewerecatqueen:
NictheWerecatqueen Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I used to be part of a group called protect ocs but it seems I am no longer a member. What happened?
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Can you still leave comments on the group's profile page?  It's possible you were blocked by the group.  Otherwise you have inadvertently left the group at some point in which case you should be able to re-join without much trouble.
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NictheWerecatqueen Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I found out that it was closed.
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:iconzoey-j:
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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:iconparallellogic:
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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