Starting Your Own Group

You are allowed to start your own group here at Mom Friends! You can use this link CREATE A GROUP which you can find on the main groups page.

When you create your group, you will have the option to make it public, private, or hidden. You will also be able to add a forum. You will not be able to add subforums. If you want subforums, please use the CONTACT Link with the name of your group and the subforums you would like in the order you would like them.

Please stay active in your group. Inactive groups will be deleted at the discretion of the site. If an administrator of a group becomes inactive or is a no show for a period of more than 30 days, the site may appoint ownership of the group to someone else.

Group Settings and Roles

Here are some basic settings that will help you get your Mom Friends group up and running.

Privacy Options

When creating a group, you have the option of making your group Public, Private, or Hidden.

1Public groups are visible in all group directories. The contents of the group – activity updates, forum posts, and any additional group functionality is publicly accessible. Anyone in the Mom Friends community can join a Public group.

2Private groups are also visible in group directories. The group name and group description remain available for all to see. However, the contents of the group are accessible only to members. Moreover, group membership is controlled: members of the Mom Friends community must request membership, which can only be granted by a group administrator.

3Hidden groups are invisible to non-members. These group names and descriptions are not listed in sitewide directories, and their contents are accessible only to members of the group. Because the group is unlisted, users cannot request membership. Instead, individuals can only join the group by invitation.

Group administrators can change a group’s privacy settings at any time by visiting the group’s Admin tab > Group Settings.

Group roles

Mom Friends group members have three roles available to them.

1Members: By default, when a user joins a group, he or she has the role of member. What does it mean to be a member of a Mom Friends group? That depends on what kind of group it is.

1In a public group, members are able to post to that group’s forums, as well as submit content to other parts of the group.  Additionally, being a member of a group means having the group’s activity aggregated in your Activity > My Groups activity stream.

2In a private group or a hidden group, members have all the same privileges as members in a public group. Additionally, being a member of a private group means that you get to see who else is a member of the group, and that you’re able to send invites to other users.

2Moderators: When a group member is promoted to be a moderator of the group, it means that the member receives the following additional abilities:

      1. Edit, close, and delete any forum topic or post in the group

2.  Edit and delete other kinds of content.

3Administrators: Administratorshave total control over the contents and settings of a group. That includes all the abilities of moderators, as well as the ability to:

     1. Change group-wide settings (Admin > Settings). For instance, administrators can turn group forums on or off, change group status from public to private, and toggle on or off various other group functionality.

2.Change the group avatar (Admin > Group Avatar)

3.   Manage group members (Admin > Manage Members). More specifically, only group administrators have the power to promote members to moderators, or to ban individual users from the group

4.  Delete the group (Admin > Delete)

4The individual who creates the group is automatically the group’s first administrator. As a result, each group must have at least one administrator, though the first admin can choose to appoint others.