I understand that I can create user groups and configure the visibility and the access of this group. Can these users then have an internal private communication thread?
Is there an overview for which purposes the user groups can be used?
We are looking for a solution to allow users to communicate with the administrator outside our public categories and topics.
Thanks a million
Yes they can. You will have to create a category and then select the group to create/reply/see
This is explained by the link below
This video explains how you can use group permissions to create private categories (or private “forums”). Scroll down for written instructions.
[How to create a group and add permissions to a category]
The Security tab on the category edit page is used to control both the visibility of categories and what users can do in a category. This is done by defining an access list of groups that associate a group name with an access level. The default permission for a new category is that t…
Groups can be used for a wide range of things from generally sorting users to to category security levels etc.
Yes. Either using group messages or private categories only accessible by the group members.
To better understand group messages, see
Group mentions and messages
To set up private categories, see
How to use category security settings to create private categories
I will link to 2 topics where these has been discussed.
@ondrej & @osioke, this is SO helpful. I already came accross the private category but somehow I cannot add the user group to a new category. It does not display in the drop down menu. Maybe it is something due to our settings? I may find out once I read through your valuables sources
Often you just need to re-load the page from the browser window. Some changes (like a new group) are not being updated when you navigate within Discourse only.