We have a couple of groups of Mudspike members that like to regularly meet up and play stuff. To help with that I’ve enabled a feature called ‘Mudspike Groups’ in this forum. You can see a directory of the current groups here:
The idea of the groups is pretty simple. It is to:
Anyone can join (or leave) a group. Just use the above link and hit ‘Join’.
Being in a group means that you might be interested in what the group does, i.e. play Insurgency on Friday night or fly a mission in DCS.
You can mention a group using the short name plus the @ sign, i.e. hello everyone in @ground-ops and @dcs-mp plus also send personal messages to that group (rather than having a long to: list that might be out of date). This allows announcements to be made to and from the group owners without having to manage a distribution list. So essentially, join a group if you’re interested in the thing - you can leave at any time, it’s just a casual thing.
A group has a ‘flair’ (a badge on the your avatar picture). The group owners can customize their group page, although I’m still trying to figure out what can be done here. It seems like the last group you join seems to decide what icon/title you get, as there’s just space for the one. Not sure, but we’ll figure it out.
So, in summary - ‘groups’ is a way for members to join groups and then follow what interests them. The groups feature essentially helps them communicate and coordinate. We’re going to try it out and see how it works.
If anyone is interested in helping out and being a ‘group owner’ role (you really don’t have to do anything, just be keen on what it’s about) then message @staff and we can set one up. Example groups could be things like
‘Mudspike Racing’, hmm @Toppometer?
‘2017 Mudspike Fly-In Members’, hmm @BeachAV8R?
F-111 Obsessives, hmm, nevermind…
Thanks to those who opted to try this out to see how it works. It’s a bit of an experiment.
Also, should have said - you can also get to groups from the hamburger menu on the top right, i.e. here: