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New Feature: Clubs

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We are happy to introduce the next major feature, Clubs, which is now available on AUFAMILY.com.

Many people have requested social group functionality in the past and Clubs is an implementation of this concept.  In short, we are allowing all of our members to create sub-communities away from the central forum area.

Let's take a look at a few screenshots, and then go over the functionality:

Club Directory

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Club Homepage

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Club Member Listing

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Example of Content within a Club

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Club Types

Four types of club are available:

  • Public clubs
    Clubs that anyone can see and participate in without joining.
  • Open club
    Clubs that anyone can see and join.
  • Closed club
    Clubs that anyone can see in the directory, but joining must be approved by a Club Leader or Club Moderator. Non-club-members who view the club will only see the member list - not the recent activity or content areas.
  • Private club
    Clubs that do not show in public, and users must be invited by a Club Leader or Club Moderator
  • Read Only
    In a read only club, everyone can (without joining) view everything in the club, but cannot participate unless they are invited by a club leader.

Following

Users can follow a club, and will then receive notifications about all new content in the club - the same as if they followed every content area in the club.

Club Users

Each club has three levels of users:

  • Leader
    A leader has all of the permissions of a moderator, and can add other moderators. They can also add content areas (see below). The club owner is automatically a leader.
  • Moderators
    Moderators, as the name implies, have the ability to moderate content posted within the club. 
  • Users
    Anyone else that joins the club.

Clubs can be created by any user who has permission.  But Our Board Rules still apply.  Don't abuse this feature or you will lose your permission to use it.  Simple enough? :)

For closed clubs, there's an approval process. Users can request to join and the request must be approved by a leader. Leaders get a notification when a user requests to join; the user gets a notification when their request is approved or denied.

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Club Content

Club Leaders can add a variety of content areas to their club - forums, calendars, blogs and so on. It's important to note that these content areas are fully functional just as if they existed as a top-level admin created area. They will appear in search results, activity streams, users can follow them, embed links to them, and so on. 

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Club Custom Fields

Clubs also support custom fields. Custom fields  can be filled in by Club Owners. The values you enter are shown (along with the club description) on the club homepage.

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Custom fields in a club

We expect you will come up with some really innovative uses for the new Club functionality, and we can't wait to see what you do. We'd love to hear your feedback - let us know what you think ...

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Is there anyway to hide the Clubs/Latest news/ etc. column from view?   We could hide that side menu under previous versions of the board. 

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18 minutes ago, WarTiger said:

Is there anyway to hide the Clubs/Latest news/ etc. column from view?   We could hide that side menu under previous versions of the board. 

Are you talking desktop or mobile or both?  

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Any interest in start a "Music" Club.  Moreso streaming music,. Sirius, Spotify etc... Sharing etc.  

Such as sharing/discussing tonight's U2 Amazing show at the Apollo.  

 

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