February 17th, 2014 09:19

Sub groups that are easier to join

Joshua Vial
Joshua Vial Public Seen by 53

Two feature requests in one here

  1. The ability to add a user to a sub group before they have accepted the invitation to join the parent group.
  2. The ability to have a sub group within a hidden group that parent group members are free to join without approval.
Sean Tilley

Sean Tilley February 17th, 2014 18:25

Both of these would make life ever so much easier! :D

Hannah Salmon

Hannah Salmon February 17th, 2014 19:20

@joshuavial, the functionality mentioned in your first request already exists - you can now add a user to a subgroup without them being a member of the parent.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett February 17th, 2014 20:33

Thanks @joshuavial I totally agree. Currently the privacy settings conflate finding, joining, viewing and participating. We're going to pull them apart for greater clarity and more configuration options.

Jon Lemmon

Jon Lemmon February 18th, 2014 03:34

One thing I'd like to mention is that currently in Loomio subgroups are being used for two separate things:

  1. Differentiating between groups of people
  2. Differentiating between different categories of content

So you may the "Core Members" and another subgroup called "Feature ideas". Core members is a group of people, Feature ideas is a category for specific types of discussions.

Personally I think using subgroups for categories like "Feature ideas" isn't ideal. It's the best we have at the moment, but really we should have categories that belong to the parent group that you can filter discussions by.

This would mean you wouldn't have to join a separate group just to make sure the post is going in the right place. You could just post the discussion in the parent group, and then file it in the appropriate category.

cc: @joshuavial

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett February 18th, 2014 18:57

@jonlemmon I think your groups of people vs. categories of content isn't as distinct as you make out. I could restate the same information in the reverse way:

'Feature ideas' is a group of people interested in talking about features. 'Core members' is for a particular kind of content.

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie February 22nd, 2014 07:14

absolutely for the second... the first is a little more complex.