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JWTalk Clubs is a new feature of JWTalk Forums, where members can start, join, and/or participate in special interest groups. JWTalk Clubs are a place for small group communication and for members to share their common interests, express their opinion, post photos, and share related content. Join this Club to discuss this feature, suggest clubs, and learn more.
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  2. You can cancel my club since someone else started one
  3. I wear wanting to discuss the pros and cons of subforum vs club
  4. If you would like I could start a Zoom Club unless you were thinking of having a Zoom Club a JWT owned club Actually, I started one today that is awaiting approval ...
  5. Cool. I was testing this as I consider whether we should go for a zoom sub forum or a zoom Club
  6. It showed up in the "Unread Content" on my PC
  7. Just checking to see if this new topic shows up in the "Recent Topics" sidebar block on the main page.
  8. Start one, and if any "questionable" material arises mods are here, and also you can moderate club as well.
  9. I was surprised to not find any clubs for video games. Maybe because its a divisive topic? Many gray areas I suppose
  10. BTW - if anyone wants to join the Fishing Club ... it is now an Open Club You no longer need an invite to join .... feel free to join if you would like to
  11. This post was talking about the Fishing Club This club is now an "OPEN" club - anyone can join
  12. The content of an Open Club is visible to the world wide web including unregistered guests, but only Club Members can post. The content of a Closed Club is only visible to Club Members, and only they can post. A Private Club will not be listed in the Club Directory and cannot be found by others. The Club Owner must send invites. Remember that the JWTalk Staff can see the content of all clubs, regardless of the type, and has Leader privileges in them as well.
  13. At this time, we are limiting this privilege to Full Access Members. If you are still a Limited Access User and want to start a club, please keep participating at JWTalk. You may also talk to the Staff in the Confidential Talk Forum.
  14. Yes. Go visit the "Members" tab in your Club. There will be a gear icon next to each member. When you click that icon, you can do the following... 1. Make this member a Leader 2. Make this member a Moderator 3. Remove this member from your Club A Club Leader will have all the same authority as you do. They can moderate posts as well as manage members, including making other members moderators and leaders. You would only do this if you trusted that person well, or wanted to hand the Club over to someone else. If you abandon your club, the JWTalk Staff might assign ownership to someone else. A Club Moderator can moderate posts (pin, split, merge, move, hide, etc), but cannot manage membership. Removing a member from your club should be a last resort, as this will cause some drama and hurt feelings. Before taking this step, we recommend discussing problem members with the JWTalk Staff, as they may not qualify to be part of our larger community either.
  15. Can the "owner" of the club nominate another member to do logistics and moving topics around within the club?
  16. Thanks for the reply @Dismal_Bliss Since it needs practice, I may consider to start the club after memorial campaign, if the club feature still exist at that time
  17. Turns out only I had the ability to see and approve Clubs. I think I have found the settings that open this up to our entire Staff. This will be good for the times when work gets busy and I disappear from JWTalk from time to time.
  18. Practice makes perfect. When you start a Club, you will see that you have a measure of control over it's content. You can Pin posts, Unpin posts, Hide posts, Unhide posts, Merge posts, Merge topics, Split topics, Approve posts from members in Limited Access mode, and more. These are essentially the same controls we have throughout the board, and you have them in your club. We expect you not to abuse them. As a Club Leader, you would be expected to enforce the Forum Membership Policy. If something concerns you, you can bring it to our attention. Likewise, all members and guests can click the Report button on a post to file a complaint about it to the JWTalk Staff. And last but not least, the JWTalk Staff has authority over your Club and will be moderating posts in there just like we do in the main forums.
  19. You may notice that you can create a forum for your club by going to MANAGE CLUBS -> ADD NEW CLUB FEATURE -> TOPICS, and you may notice that you can create several of these forums. Each forum gets its own tab on your Club header/masthead. However, we recommend that you start with ONE forum, because a bunch of empty forums will likely kill your group before it even gets started. There is nothing worse than looking around and seeing a bunch of empty rooms. It conveys the idea that your Club isn't interesting because it looks like a ghost-town. When JWTalk Forums started in 2006, it was just ONE forum called the "Interchange of Encouragement". As membership grew and participation increased, we realized the need to create more forums to help categorize the various topics our members wanted to discuss. Over time, we came to the format we have today. I would strongly encourage you to treat your Club in the same manner. Start small, and then grow and add forums only as needed. When that time comes, you'll be able to MOVE topics between forums as needed. Hope this helps!
  20. I just noticed that when you click "Unread Content" there is an options for "Content Type" at the top of the page. You can uncheck "All content" and then check off which items you want to see in the stream. The gear icon will show you your clubs, but once you uncheck "All content" then those Clubs are automatically deselected like everything else.
  21. I haven't tested this yet, but it looks like you can create a custom activity stream. In the masthead at the top of the page, click Activity, and then My Activity Streams. In the drop-down menu you will see a button to "Create New Stream" (Here is a shortcut). There's a gear icon next to Content Type that represents a "Club Filter". Click it. Uncheck "All content" and then check off all the content you DO want to see (Clubs should be off by default now). Save the Activity Stream and now this will be the one you have to return to in the manner you've been doing before.
  22. I would like to start a new club, but I'm afraid my time is not enough to moderate it... Is my worry too much? Well, is there somebody who would like to start and moderate it for me? FYI, it's about Chinese language and its field... And, oh! An Indonesian Club will be cool too, it's about language, culture, and land... Where can I learn on how and what to moderate in a club?
  23. Is there a way to separate the Forum topics and the Club topics in the "Unread Content" selection? I would really like there to be some way to distinguish a "new comment" in a Club from those in the Forum ... I have seen some "Thread Titles" in the Unread list that, at first, look interesting - only to find they are part of a new "Club" and not a Thread in the Forum.
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