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'''Freegle discussion forums on Discourse'''
 
'''Freegle discussion forums on Discourse'''
  
Freegle is moving its main discussion groups from Yahoo to Discourse.  
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Freegle's main discussion groups (for volunteers only) are on Discourse. here:
Each Yahoo group will appear as a category in Discourse, so you’ll still be able to choose whether to follow Tech, Development etc.
 
Discourse is hosted by Freegle and has been configured by us eg to allow posting by email.
 
 
* https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/
 
* https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/
  
 
Using Discourse should be straight forward, but here are instructions to help.  
 
Using Discourse should be straight forward, but here are instructions to help.  
Discourse works best on the web but it can be used by email if you wish.
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Discourse works best on the web or using the Discourse app but it can be used by email if you wish.
  
 
* [[Discourse usage|Using Discourse]]
 
* [[Discourse usage|Using Discourse]]
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* [[Discourse technicalities|Discourse technicalities]]  
 
* [[Discourse technicalities|Discourse technicalities]]  
  
'''Sending out emails is disabled until Tech goes live. However incoming emails do work.'''
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Please ask general questions on Central, techy questions on Tech, etc. You don't need to join a group so just post a question in Tech if you want; you will see replies even if you aren't following the group. You can start a topic on the website or by sending an email to one of the addresses below (from an email address that's a member).
  
These discussion groups will be switched to these Discourse categories, one by one:
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These discussion groups are on Discourse:
* Freegle-Tech - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/tech
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* Central - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/central - discoursereplies+Central@ilovefreegle.org
* FreegleRockCafe - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/cafe
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* Tech & ModTools - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/tech - discoursereplies+Tech@ilovefreegle.org
* FreegleDevelopment
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* Cafe - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/cafe - discoursereplies+cafe@ilovefreegle.org
* Freegle-UK-Central
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* Funding - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/funding - discoursereplies+funding@ilovefreegle.org
* ModTools
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* Development - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/development - discoursereplies+development@ilovefreegle.org
The old Yahoo groups will be frozen but accessible. The messages etc will not be transferred over.
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* Freestock - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/freestock - discoursereplies+freestock@ilovefreegle.org
  
An announcements category has been set up for "special notices":
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There is one 'closed' group which is used to send out important information to each Discourse account address.  It is not open to replies except on the above discussion groups:
 
* Announcements - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/announcements
 
* Announcements - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/announcements
  
'''For now: please only use the forums that have been officially switched over.
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There's a Playground group is available - ask questions on how to use Discourse there:
Posts on the Central category are moderated for now ie to stop posts.'''
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* https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/playground - discoursereplies+playground@ilovefreegle.org
The Playground category is available now for testing purposes - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/playground
 
  
[[File:Discourse_menu_preferences.png|right|300px|Accessing your preferences]]
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[[File:Discourse_menu_preferences3.png|right|300px|Accessing your preferences]]
The mail preferences of Tech members have been set up to mirror your Yahoo settings. You can check them by clicking on your photo/icon (top right) then the settings cog ⛭.
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By default you should be emailed a summary of posts every day. You can change these settings by clicking on the user+cog icon (top right) then
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look in the "Emails" and "Notifications->Groups" tabs.
 
* [[Discourse_menus,_preferences_and_notifications|Changing settings]]
 
* [[Discourse_menus,_preferences_and_notifications|Changing settings]]
 
* [[Discourse_signing_in#User_migration|Details of the user migration]]
 
* [[Discourse_signing_in#User_migration|Details of the user migration]]
  
Just like on Yahoo Groups, please ask general questions on Central, techy questions on Tech, etc. You don't need to join a new category so just post a question in Tech if you want; you will see replies even if you aren't following the category.
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Privacy-wise, you can post details of Freegle users if need be, but avoid personal details if possible. Do not share any personal details outside of the forums.
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An "Us" Discourse icon appears within ModTools showing a count of notifications.
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== Watching more groups ==
  
Privacy-wise, you can post details of Freegle users if need be, but avoid personal details if possible. Do not share any personal details outside of the forums.
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If you want to get emails about more groups, go to https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/categories
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then click on the group you are interested in. Click on the bell icon to the right and eg choose "Watching".
  
Eventually Discourse will be integrated into ModTools itself in your browser. When this has happened, it will replace the current Tech and Central chat facility.
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[[File:DiscourseGroupSettings.png|Watching more groups]]
  
 
== Example Discourse home page ==
 
== Example Discourse home page ==
  
You can configure what you want on the home page in Preferences+Interface. Here I'm showing all the categories with the latest posts on the right:
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You can configure what you want on the home page in Preferences+Interface. Here I'm showing all the groups with the latest posts on the right:
  
<gallery>
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[[File:Discourse_home.png|500px|Example Discourse home page]]
File:Discourse_home.png|Example Discourse home page
 
</gallery>
 
  
 
[[Category:Discourse]]
 
[[Category:Discourse]]

Latest revision as of 14:04, 3 February 2022

Freegle discussion forums on Discourse

Freegle's main discussion groups (for volunteers only) are on Discourse. here:

Using Discourse should be straight forward, but here are instructions to help. Discourse works best on the web or using the Discourse app but it can be used by email if you wish.

Please ask general questions on Central, techy questions on Tech, etc. You don't need to join a group so just post a question in Tech if you want; you will see replies even if you aren't following the group. You can start a topic on the website or by sending an email to one of the addresses below (from an email address that's a member).

These discussion groups are on Discourse:

There is one 'closed' group which is used to send out important information to each Discourse account address. It is not open to replies except on the above discussion groups:

There's a Playground group is available - ask questions on how to use Discourse there:

Accessing your preferences

By default you should be emailed a summary of posts every day. You can change these settings by clicking on the user+cog icon (top right) then look in the "Emails" and "Notifications->Groups" tabs.

Privacy-wise, you can post details of Freegle users if need be, but avoid personal details if possible. Do not share any personal details outside of the forums.

An "Us" Discourse icon appears within ModTools showing a count of notifications.

Watching more groups

If you want to get emails about more groups, go to https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/categories then click on the group you are interested in. Click on the bell icon to the right and eg choose "Watching".

Watching more groups

Example Discourse home page

You can configure what you want on the home page in Preferences+Interface. Here I'm showing all the groups with the latest posts on the right:

Example Discourse home page