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Welcome to Deep Thought!
We have lift-off!

I decided that it is time to establish web presence as a writer, hence the site.  For now, I'm hosting the DeepThought forum on my writerly domain.  At some point, I may purchase a separate domain for DeepThought if this thing grows.

I'm not copying over the planning forum threads.  This is a fresh start.

If you're ready to have your own subforum that you control, including deciding who can view it, let me know your desired forum name and I'll set it up and give you mod powers.  If you want to talk about your work with the general community, use the Artists Projects forum.

Welcome and good luck!

Re: Welcome to Deep Thought!
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Hello!  Great to be here :)

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Hi!

I'll give the subforum thing a try.  Placeholder name while I think of something better?

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Sure.  You can change your displayed name any time you like from your control panel.

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Cool.  At the risk of sounding like a dope, where is that?  lol

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There's a button on the top right side of the page that has your account name on it.  Click Forum Profile and you'll be on the modify profile page.  At the top of that page is a field called "username" and a field called "name".  You can change "name" anytime you like and it will change how your name is displayed.  You can also change the username.  The forum will force a password reset for that one.

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Oh, I meant the name of the subforum in which I am an art god  :smug:

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ohhhhh....
Sorry.

Sure, a placeholder name is fine!

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Ok, you should see a forum called "Teshi's Forum" in the Artists area.  You're the moderator for that forum.
Let me know who you would like to be able to participate in your forum and I'll set them up.

I think there's a way to let you give members access to your forum, but it's going to take some research to figure out!

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Ok, so members can request access to your forum and you can choose to give them access or not.

To request access to the Teshi's Forum user group, 

Hover over the [username} button on the top right corner.  

Click "Forum Profile" in the menu that becomes visible

On the next page, hover over "Modify Profile".

Click "Group Membership" in the menu that becomes visible.

Click the group you want to join.  You can fill out a reason for wanting to join, or leave the form blank I think.


To approve a membership request

You'll see a button called "Moderate" beside the "Community" button.  If you have a pending request, there will be a number superimposed over the button.  Click the number and you'll go to a page that shows you all the pending requests.  

Click the MemberGroup Requests link.

On the next page, all the pending requests for your forum will be listed.

Click the checkbox beside a request, and choose the action you want to take from the drop down menu.  You can approve or disapprove, with or without a reason.

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Heya; hook me up with a subforum too, please? :)

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Re: Welcome to Deep Thought!
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Done!

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Also...something critical I left out last night - to give someone permission to your forum - add them to your member group as an additional member group, not as their primary user group.  Otherwise, the only forum they'll be able to access is yours!

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Cheers!

eta: is there something I have to do to make the subforum show up?
  • Last Edit: February 21, 2016, 07:49:27 AM by jussr

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Heya; hook me up with a subforum too, please? :)

Hi jussr!  What stuff do you do?

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I write!

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chaos emerges

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Welcome, Chaos!

It's great to see you here!

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Hello all!

I'm going to resurrect an old novel project, hoping this keeps me on point...are the subforums good for incomplete works?

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absolutely!