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Requesting private forum creation

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:28 pm
by theMoMA
If you want us to create a private discussion forum, please email with your request. Your email will be forwarded to all of the current admins who have opted in. Whoever gets to it first will create the private forum and email you, CCing the address, so that you and all of the other admins know that the forum is up and running.

Make sure your email has the words "private forum" somewhere in the title, otherwise the forwarding filters will not work correctly.

Re: Requesting private forum creation

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:34 pm
by Matt Weiner
When you post in your private discussion forum, please use thread titles that contain the name and year of the tournament, such as:

"Wyoming Quizbowl Invitational 2014- Tossup difficulty discussion"
"Wyoming Quizbowl Invitational 2014- Thoughts on the history questions"

and not:


and so on. The reason for this is as follows: When each tournament is clear for general discussion, private forums are dissolved back into the general discussion archives. This is necessary to avoid having dozens of subforums and user groups dominating the interface. Having titles like the first examples above makes it easier to figure out what tournament the thread was originally about once the subforum is gone.

Conversely, forums set up for the editors of a tournament are never opened for public viewing; they are moved to the "editor-specific forums" section of the archives, but are still restricted to those people who could see them in their original location. As such, you can title threads in those forums however you wish.

Re: Requesting private forum creation

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:08 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
When requesting to join private discussion groups, even if you don't plan on posting, please make sure that you have enabled a signature containing your name and affiliation (in accordance with board rules). People approving membership requests need to be able to see who you are in order to make sure there's no issue with giving you forum access.


Re: Requesting private forum creation

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 am
by Auks Ran Ova
Another brief request from your friendly forums admins: when requesting the creation of a private forum, please include the forums account name of at least one person (generally some subset of the editing team) to be assigned as a leader of the usergroup, who will be responsible for approving join requests. This saves us some time tracking down the relevant usernames (which are surprisingly hard to search!) and can make your lives a lot easier by spreading the responsibility for approving requests out over more than one person.

Thanks again!