The group to discuss administering the web site.

We also have an issue queue for the groupsorg.module that runs on this site for things that need code changes.

Maintainer advice:

japerry's picture

Are polls useful for groups?

50% (4 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Polls are inheritly bad because they are statistically insignificant and don't reflect the complexities of the question
50% (4 votes)
Total votes: 8
tvn's picture

Unsolicited email incident on

Hi all,

2 days ago there was an unsolicited email incident on A number of people were added to a group without their permission and subsequently received email notifications for posts and comments in that group. This was done via 'Add members' functionality, which was available to all group organizers on The problem was reported via the Groups issue queue and other channels and site maintainers took immediate steps to delete the group in question and disable comments on posts to stop email notifications going out to all affected users.

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Senpai's picture

Handling job postings with no specified location

Thinking about ways to deal with job postings that declare "no remote workers" but then fail to indicate where in the world they need the prospective employees to live.

A) I've tried commenting on the post to get the poster to edit their original job posting, and then removing the comment once they do, but that's only worked in about 65% of cases, I'd guess? @sreynan told me that he thinks that's a bad method or approach.

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webbywe's picture

Google+ Authorship of a UG GDO page

I would like to know how one can gain Google+ ownership of a user group page on GDO.

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b-d's picture

Preview Edits NO Captcha & Vocabularies

1. Is there a way to DEACTIVATE the Captcha Function on the Preview post.
(In the creation of a group)

I'm NOT Saving my edited post yet. so i don't think i need to be checked if i'm a bot. At least I'm making Previews 1st before making a save. So that should relieve the Junk Data storage in the History and Server Functions.

2. While your at it; it would be nice to have the in Create etc... Be a Default HIDDEN. like the "Input format" & "File attachments" a lot of junk TAGS are being created in the [ Sitewide tags: ].

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fending's picture

Request: change of group manager for western new york

Hi. There's a movement to change the Manager role for our group from me (@fending) to Nicholas Garafalo (@Eidolon Night) There has been the requisite discussion period and solicitation for feedback posted in our group.

I requested remaining in an admin role to help out, but Manager duties should fall to Nick as noted here and in the discussion:


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christefano's picture

Merge both Bakersfield groups?

Congrats on the new group! I suggest merging this new group with the existing Antelope Valley / Bakersfield group. That group is fairly inactive but already has a couple members in it:

What do you think?

FWIW, I couldn't find anything about this new Bakersfield group in the issue queue:

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jrdixey's picture

Request to change organizers for the Science Applications group

This is a request to add an organizer to the group "Science Applications": BCaron ( Thank you.

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sreynen's picture

Expanding policy on removing group organizers

Currently, the only policy we have for removing group organizers on (GDO) is for abandoned groups. As the community and site grows, it's becoming clearer that GDO also needs a wider policy for removing group organizers. In some cases, we have orgaizers who haven't abandoned groups, but are otherwise harming the purpose of the site, facilitating collaboration within the Drupal community. In other cases, we have organizers of groups with no activity for over a year, clearly inactive, but we're still waiting 2 weeks.

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thehong's picture

Vietnam Group


I am who did create and manage Vietnam group for long time, create tutorial, connect new Vietnamese ppl to Drupal community, my group has about 500 members for now. You can check it at

We also have some other group admins. Now, I don't know why all of our admin membership removed, without any notification, discussion, admin membership is granted to Tom Tran.

It's not big number, but it's our time, me and my friends. Tom Tran, who's he, why he can be admin, how can all of my staff kicked without reason?

Please explain.


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Reporting Spam on

While g.d.o is headed towards a Drupal 7 launch on commons there is still some room for improvement of the Drupal 6 version of the site. As of November 7th, a new feature exists for fighting spam.

All "Editors" and "Spam fighters" on the site can now flag nodes and comments as spam. All Editors will see a block in the sidebar that shows any nodes or comments that has been flagged. They are encouraged to confirm the content is spam and then block the spammers.

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RavindraSingh's picture

Group still awaiting for moderation to view publicly

My Group is created on Aug 2012 is still showing the warning message.

"moderation and won't be listed publicly until it has been approved. showing on my group dashboard page."

Please help me out of here. and or let know what is the wrong i am doing.

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Moderation Guidelines for New Groups

To help consolidate Groups documentation on, the contents of this page have been moved

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silverwing's picture

Policy Proposal for Closed (by request) Groups

The Problem
We currently don't have any guidelines on when Groups should be set to "Moderated - membership requests must be approved." On our Guidelines for Forming New Drupal Groups page it just says "Almost all groups should be open. Use other choices only when there is a good reason for doing so."

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mariomaric's picture

Request to take over the Croatia group


I'm willing to take over, reorganize and take care of the Croatia group.

Everything is explained (following to GDO guidelines) in post.

progfrog was so fast that he already reached ezra-g through his GDO contact form, but, according to policy, here is the official request. ;)


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toddwoof's picture

Request to take over the Maine group

Interested in taking over the Maine group -- have posted in the group, and am now following up with a note here, per node/39596.

My post is here:
No response from the current group manager.


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ivan.chaquea's picture

Request to change organizer on the colombia group

Hello, following the steps on this discussion i would like to request to replace the current organizer "jmpachon" from the group "Colombia" ( to these users : ivan.chaquea and aldibier

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ezra-g's picture

Commons Architecture issues posted

I've posted several issues for discussing the Commons 3.x (Drupal 7) architecture.

If you have input to share about the way we build Activity streams, the choice of base theme, the WYSIWYG editor or wiki functionality in Commons, now is the time to share your thoughts!

Edit: I've added this post to the and Maintenance groups, but it's certainly possible that GDO would implement a particular feature in a different way from Commons.

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Senpai's picture

Could we please have the "Don't send notifications for this edit" functionality on g.d.o?

Could someone easily roll out the "Don't send notifications for this edit" on this site, or is it a really complicated and involved process?

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pwolanin's picture

Duplicate Tri/Triad groups

TriaDUG appears to be 100% duplicate to

It will be merged into that group in one week unless there is a good reason for it

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