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I recently joined some groups that I am interested in. Most I stayed a regular member and a couple I was promoted to officer. In one group I was promoted to officer then hours later my membership was revoked and the group was then closed to new members. This got me thinking. What is the role of a regular member in a group?

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I recently joined some groups that I am interested in. Most I stayed a regular member and a couple I was promoted to officer. In one group I was promoted to officer then hours later my membership was revoked and the group was then closed to new members. This got me thinking. What is the role of a regular member in a group?

 

Moral support - at least for now. Once the new forums are completed you'll have access to that Group's private discussions. The "Demote this Member" voting will probably see its first use shortly thereafter. :)

 

There will also be other TBD features available for members. What do you think those would be?

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There will also be other TBD features available for members. What do you think those would be?

Sure, just toss the potatoe back in my lap. :rolleyes:

 

Voting. Regular members should be involved in all votes but there should be an option to open some votes to the entire membership. Also there could be an option to allow a vote to be viewed by all but only officers get to vote.

 

Pre-view waymarks awaiting approval. Have an option to allow regular members to look at waymarks before getting approved.

 

Rating system. I know there is already a public rating system in place but there could be a private rating system for the catagory that only members could see or a member that rates a waymark in a catagory that they belong to could have a larger weight in the current system. Although I do have some reservation myself about this as I havn't completely sold myself on this idea. I like the members rating having a larger weight idea better.

 

Most of the other things I can think of right now would just duplicate what can be done in a private forum.

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what about an email ALL officers/group members link? i believe that it is not on the page, you must copy the message and send it to each member individually....

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ok, i think if you ARE an officer, there is an email gropu link, but what if i had an issue with a submition in a category i was neither a member nor officer in?

 

my issue was resolved through send a message to the denier, and it was an honest mistake that was quickly remedied. however, it might have gotten stuck had they 'fell off the face of the earth'......

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We're adding forum features for Waymarking soon, which will allow folks to actually post topics for a specific category or even a specific waymark. This will help keep some things from falling through the cracks.

 

Maybe there could be a special member-only forum for each category?

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When the idea of regular members was first introduced, I assumed that the role would eventually allow them to:

 

1) Have some additional category voting privileges.

 

2) Be in the best position for promotion to officer rank if additional officers became necessary/desired.

 

3) Get to participate in any private discussions for that category.

 

Maybe there could be a special member-only forum for each category?

Yes, this would be a good idea.

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We're adding forum features for Waymarking soon, which will allow folks to actually post topics for a specific category or even a specific waymark. This will help keep some things from falling through the cracks.

 

Maybe there could be a special member-only forum for each category?

 

What if you really like a category, and the membership is closed? Some closed it immediately when they had 3 people in it.

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We're adding forum features for Waymarking soon, which will allow folks to actually post topics for a specific category or even a specific waymark. This will help keep some things from falling through the cracks.

 

Maybe there could be a special member-only forum for each category?

 

What if you really like a category, and the membership is closed? Some closed it immediately when they had 3 people in it.

 

We're discussing an "application" feature where you can apply to join or request membership in a Group, with some tools for Officers to vet new members.

 

For now you can just email the leader and hope they send you an invite.

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We're discussing an "application" feature where you can apply to join or request membership in a Group, with some tools for Officers to vet new members.

 

I think this is fine, as long as a group leader and officers have the option of limiting membership if they want. Depends on what privileges come with regular membership.

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