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Message 6181 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 3:01:39 UTC
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I think this is a great idea because from my new experience of this option in Boinc I believe only team members can join,read,post and it not only helps the teams (because PM\'s you have no recall of message sent) it helps the project ...especially the mods :)..... because a lot of questions could be potentially answered by team members.

Any input especially on how private a team forum is would be appreciated.

I have no idea about implementation but I have been told that it is a feature on more than just 1 project ...this is a really good option with few drawbacks...please consider...thanks Jeff


EDIT-Err have just been informed anyone can view...not clear about posting though which is the critical point on drawbacks and founder is responsible for enforcing forum rules and has mod privledges for the team forum only.
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Message 6184 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 10:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 6181.

EDIT-Err have just been informed anyone can view...

The original first version of the software allowed anyone to look in on team forums and moderators to moderate there. No longer. As far as I know only Admin can look in, as well as team founder and members.

If you\'re not part of the team, you can\'t look in. Even posts made to those forums do not show up in your posts list. The Team Founder can make some Team Captains who get a moderator function in the team forums only.

Only team founder and members can post to these forums.
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Message 6185 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 12:55:19 UTC - in response to Message 6184.

EDIT-Err have just been informed anyone can view...

The original first version of the software allowed anyone to look in on team forums and moderators to moderate there. No longer. As far as I know only Admin can look in, as well as team founder and members.

If you\'re not part of the team, you can\'t look in. Even posts made to those forums do not show up in your posts list. The Team Founder can make some Team Captains who get a moderator function in the team forums only.

Only team founder and members can post to these forums.


Over @ the Cel Project I can look in on other Team Forums as of this morning, maybe they need to update some thing. You can\'t post if your not a member of the Team but you can still see whats being posted ...

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Message 6186 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 13:00:46 UTC - in response to Message 6181.

I have no idea about implementation but I have been told that it is a feature on more than just 1 project ...this is a really good option with few drawbacks...please consider...thanks Jeff


The Founder of the Team who would be an Automatic Administrator can implement it in his Account by Clicking on Administrator. A list of Options will come up for things he can do and implementing a Team Message or Forum is 1 of the Options ... :)

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Message 6187 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 13:48:12 UTC - in response to Message 6185.

Over @ the Cel Project I can look in on other Team Forums

Old backend software. The newer versions don\'t allow that anymore.
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Message 6189 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 14:26:55 UTC - in response to Message 6187.

Over @ the Cel Project I can look in on other Team Forums

Old backend software. The newer versions don\'t allow that anymore.


Go slap um up then and maybe they\'ll change to the newer software ... :)

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Message 6190 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 14:40:15 UTC - in response to Message 6189.

Go slap um up then and maybe they\'ll change to the newer software ... :)

I\'m not participating in that Project, nor am I a too violent person. Well, perhaps if that fly keeps bothering me for a bit longer, but otherwise, no. So any slapping is best done by yourself. ;-)
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Message 6191 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 15:21:36 UTC

The privacy of these team forums is very limited of course. I have a friend from another team (hi there, you know who you are :p) who in a new project hopped from team to team just to be able to say hi in the team forums. Nothing against that.
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Message 6192 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 15:40:51 UTC
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who in a new project hopped from team to team just to be able to say hi in the team forums


Yeah, I mentioned that nothing was going to stop somebody from joining a Team just to see what was going on when I said something over at the Cels Project about Upgrading their Software if the Project was going to be around for awhile yet.

About the only thing I could see that would keep something from prying eyes would be have the Option given to the Team Administrator to make a Thread Private and only those people he deemed necessary could see in the Thread & Post in it too ... :)

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Message 6193 - Posted: 14 May 2008, 15:46:54 UTC
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Thanks all for clearing the privacy issue up a bit more.
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Message 6194 - Posted: 15 May 2008, 8:18:43 UTC
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In its current form I see the team forums\' purpose mainly for basic communication with new team members. When they visit the project forum they are bound to see that there is a subforum specific for their team. I use it to point them to my team\'s own website and forum, because it has happened before that members only found our after a year that we had our own site.

Nevertheless I realize that not every team has the possibility to setup its own forum. For such teams the projects\' team forums can be helpful, although communication will be scattered over the forums of several projects then. And of course when the project goes down or is ended the forum goes down with the ship as well.
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