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'''Freegle discussion forums on Discourse'''
 
'''Freegle discussion forums on Discourse'''
  
Freegle has moved its main discussion groups from Yahoo to Discourse.  
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Freegle's main discussion groups (for volunteers only) are on Discourse. here:
 
 
Note: initially each Discourse forum was called a category - now they are called groups.
 
 
 
Each Yahoo group will appear as a group 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/
  
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* [[Discourse technicalities|Discourse technicalities]]  
 
* [[Discourse technicalities|Discourse technicalities]]  
  
These discussion groups have been switched to Discourse:
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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).
* Freegle-UK-Central - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/central - discoursereplies+Central@ilovefreegle.org
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* Freegle-Tech - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/tech - discoursereplies+Tech@ilovefreegle.org
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These discussion groups are on Discourse:
* FreegleRockCafe - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/cafe - discoursereplies+cafe@ilovefreegle.org
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* Central - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/central - discoursereplies+Central@ilovefreegle.org
* FreegleFunding - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/funding - discoursereplies+funding@ilovefreegle.org
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* Tech & ModTools - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/tech - discoursereplies+Tech@ilovefreegle.org
* FreegleDevelopment - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/development - discoursereplies+development@ilovefreegle.org
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* Cafe - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/cafe - discoursereplies+cafe@ilovefreegle.org
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* Funding - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/funding - discoursereplies+funding@ilovefreegle.org
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* Development - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/development - discoursereplies+development@ilovefreegle.org
 
* Freestock - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/freestock - discoursereplies+freestock@ilovefreegle.org
 
* Freestock - https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/freestock - discoursereplies+freestock@ilovefreegle.org
Note that the ModTools group is now considered to be part of Tech.
 
 
The old Yahoo groups will be frozen but accessible. The messages etc will not be transferred over.
 
  
An announcements group 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
  
And the Playground group is available now for testing purposes - ask questions on how to use Discourse there:
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There's a Playground group is available - ask questions on how to use Discourse there:
* https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/playground
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* https://discourse.ilovefreegle.org/c/playground - discoursereplies+playground@ilovefreegle.org
  
 
[[File:Discourse_menu_preferences3.png|right|300px|Accessing your preferences]]
 
[[File:Discourse_menu_preferences3.png|right|300px|Accessing your preferences]]
The mail preferences of members have mostly been set up to mirror your Yahoo settings. You can check them by clicking on the user+cog icon (top right) then
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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
 
look in the "Emails" and "Notifications->Groups" tabs.
 
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 group so just post a question in Tech if you want; you will see replies even if you aren't following the group.
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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".
  
A Discourse icon appears within ModTools showing a count of notifications. This replaces the Tech and Central chat facility.
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[[File:DiscourseGroupSettings.png|Watching more groups]]
  
 
== Example Discourse home page ==
 
== Example Discourse home page ==

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