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Freegle discussion forums on Discourse

Freegle has moved its main discussion groups from Yahoo to Discourse.

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.

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.

These discussion groups have been switched to Discourse:

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":

And the Playground group is available now for testing purposes - ask questions on how to use Discourse there:

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 look in the "Emails" and "Notifications->Groups" tabs.

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.

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.

A Discourse icon appears within ModTools showing a count of notifications. This replaces the Tech and Central chat facility.

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