Groups are used in Decidim for several purposes:
If you would like to join a team, working group or other entity within the community, the first step is to request to join the group. This will, when granted, allow you to become a member of the connected assembly as a contributor.
When a new member requests to join a group which you are an administrator of, you will receive notification in-app and by email:
Use the link in the notification to jump straight to the request, and click on Accept to allow the request, or reject to prevent the user joining the group.
As soon as the member is approved, they will be added to the group and any related assemblies.
If you need to promote a member to an admin, or remove a member, click on Manage Members within the group, and then click the relevant button.
Groups have to be created by individuals, and are then verified by the Community Portal Working Group.
Once created, groups can be found via the Groups menu or when searching and filtering by Groups.
Official groups are indicated by a blue circle with a white star inside.
You can add a group in the same way you add a user to an assembly, process, etc. by logging in s an admin, going to the entity in the admin panel and going to Members > Add new member and typing the group name.
Remember that adding the group means that all members of the group become a member of that entity immediately.
When you are an administrator of a group, you have the ability to act on behalf of a group. This might include:
When eligible, you will see a check box which allows you to take action on behalf of the group:
By checking the box, the group name - rather than your name - will be shown in relation to the action (e.g. as an attendee of a meeting, or endorsing a proposal).
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