I’ve read some older threads and can’t find a solution.
I have a case where I want to create private boards where the contents can be seen by a whitelisted user group created for each board. The use case is to create boards where cycling clubs can have discussions among themselves that can’t be seen by other clubs.
This thread suggested “the group visibility needs to be set to ‘Everyone’, otherwise people can’t see the group to be able to ask to join it.”
#1. I tried that using my Discourse admin account in Chrome, then used a regular Discourse member login in a different browser. l don’t see anything where non-group members can ask to join the group. What am I missing?
#2 This approach of making the group visible to everyone defeats the purpose of having a private group where contents can only be seen by members. Is there a different approach where I can maintain privacy for each board?
Long-term, there may be dozens if not hundreds of bike clubs that will have their own board. As the forum admin, I want to assign group owner rights to someone in each club. I want each club owner to approve new members. Sending membership requests to the group owner feels like just the thing I want for this workflow, but I can’t seem to figure it out.
Can someone advise in plain English? I’m not technical enough to understand links to some bit of code on Github.