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Forum Help / Re: Moderator Features
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 02:31:48 AM
Announcing Topics

CLARIFICATION (1/5/2015): Because by default all members of a board are subscribed to new topic notifications, using the Announce option is only really needed for the most important posts.

Within your own forum, you can force an email to be sent to all members of your group by using the Announce Topic feature. When creating a topic, click on 'Attachments and other options' to expand options.

Enable the 'Announce topic' option and click Post to proceed when you're ready. You'll be taken to a confirmation page where you can select which groups will receive this message – generally the list will be Administrators plus the group for this forum. You can uncheck Administrators if you wish.

If your topic has images or attachments, these won't be included in the email, although the email will include a link to the topic in question, so if those attachments/images are important, include a note to view them by going to the topic in question.
Forum Help / Re: Moderator Features
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 02:31:01 AM
Granting Membership

When someone requests access to a group that you manage, you should receive an email noting that includes a link. You can also get there by clicking on the 'Moderate' tab at the top of this page and clicking on the Membergroup Requests tab OR by going to http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=moderate;area=groups;sa=requests

Within the list, click the checkbox for the individual to add, select Approve or Reject from the dropdown (as applicable) and follow the prompts to finalize.

You will only see requests for groups that you are a moderator on. Moderators for groups are managed by forum admins.

You can also pro-actively add users to a group -- select a group you are a moderator of at http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=moderate;area=viewgroups -- use the option at the bottom ("Add a member to this group") to look up users and add them.
Forum Help / Moderator Features
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 02:30:02 AM
This topic outlines features that will be of use of forum moderators - forum moderators will, typically, be leadership for a particular forum (for example, coaches, captains, or committee chairs).

If you encounter particular issues or need specific assistance, please log an issue at the QCRG IT Helpdesk or send me a message.
Forum Help / Re: Getting Started
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 01:52:41 AM
Setting up your profile.

Once your account is created, you'll want to get started setting your profile up and getting access to whichever particular forums you'll need access to.
Using the ribbon at the top of this page – you'll see a profile option – under that you'll have 3 options.

Profile Summary (http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=profile) shows how your profile appears to other users of this forum.

Account Settings (http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=profile;area=account) is where you can change your display name (your display name is what is shown alongside your posts, your username is what you use to log into the forum), update your email address, password, and more.

Forum Profile (http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile) is where you can change your avatar (image displayed along your posts) – using either a team logo pre-loaded into the system, or uploading your own, and other publicly shown details about yourself.

Within the profile page there are additional options under the 'Modify Profile' menu option. You can use these options to make more specific changes to your forum experience. The key one we want to highlight is 'Group Membership'.
Forum Help / Re: Getting Started
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 01:51:39 AM

Begin by registering your account at http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=register

You'll be presented with a registration agreement outlining some of the rules and procedures of this forum. Notably – this forum is for internal use, fans and individuals not directly affiliated with the league are not permitted to register.

After accepting the agreement you'll be asked to register a username, email address, and password. The use of derby names is recommended for usernames as this will make you easily recognized on the forums. It is also strongly advised that you use an email address that you check regularly – unlike our Yahoo groups the forums are configured where the only emails you will receive will be important announcements from leadership (league or team leadership). The option to allow emails will allow other forum members to send you emails through the forum system – your email address is only directly visible to admins.

Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation and be returned to the Forum list. You will not have access to any additional forums until you are added to some membergroups - see the section on Gaining Access to Forums for more information.
Forum Help / Re: Getting Started
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 01:51:07 AM
Some Terminology

QCRG Forums – These discussion forums.

Forum or Board – A specific forum or message board within the larger forums. For example, there are forums for each team and each committee, as well as a general discussion forum for league members.

Topic – Within a forum, individuals begin new discussions by creating new topics.

Post(s) – Within a topic, posts are the individual messages added by users.

Group(s) or Membergroup(s) – A collection of users who are related in some way, access to specific forums is maintained through an individual's group memberships.

Moderator(s) – Individuals with extra rights within a specific forum. These rights include the ability to announce topics (send topics as an email notification), modify or delete posts, and maintain groups and access. Moderators will (typically) be league, team, and committee leadership (depending on the forum).
Forum Help / Getting Started
Last post by Giant Boy Detective - October 19, 2014, 01:43:01 AM
Welcome to the QCRG Forums! This thread will walk you through creating your account. You can find an alternate copy of this information in this google doc.

If you are having specific issues, please log an incident in the QCRG Helpdesk.