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Creating, managing, moderating, and disbanding groups

This page explains how to create and manage groups and focuses on tasks that group owners, officers, and moderators would typically perform. Before reading this article, be sure to read Joining and participating in groups for a general introduction to groups.

Creating a group

Prerequisites

Anyone can create a group in Mobius Grid, but remember:

  1. It costs ₲25 to create a group.
  2. Any group that has less than two members for 48 hours is automatically disbanded.

When you create a group, you automatically become the group's owner. That is, you will be assigned the Owners role.

Process

To create a group:

  1. Choose Communicate > Groups or right-click on your avatar and choose My Groups.
  2. Click the + button then choose New Group…
  3. Enter the name of the group. The name must be at least four and less than 36 characters long. Every group name must be unique in Second Life; you won't be allowed to create a group that has the same name as an existing group.
  4. Optionally, create a group insignia (image) by clicking on the image thumbnail and then choosing a texture from your inventory.
  5. Optionally, write a brief description of the group.
  6. To make the group open (anyone can join without an invitation) select Anyone can join. If you don't select this, then only those invited will be able to join.
  7. If you want the group to have a cost to join, select Cost to join and choose a number of .
  8. Select the group's maturity rating.
  9. Click Create Group and confirm your choice when prompted.

After you create a group, one of the first things you will want to do is to set up roles and abilities. See Creating new roles for more information. Important: Once you create a group, you cannot change its name. So be certain of the name you choose, since you won't be able to rename it!

Opening the group profile

To view the profile of a group and modify it (if you have the required abilities):

  1. Choose Communicate > Groups or right-click on your avatar and choose My Groups. The People window opens to the Groups tab.
  2. Select the desired group.
  3. Mouse over the group name and click the View profile button. The group profile window opens.

The group profile window has four sections, described in the following table.

Section Settings you can view and edit What you can do (if you have required ability)
General Group description Change your role
Member list
Whether the group is open or closed
Cost to join
Group maturity rating
Whether the group is shown in search results
Roles List of members, their roles, and abilities Invite new members
List of roles and associated abilities
List of abilities and which roles have each ability
Notices View notice archive and open attachments Send notices
Land/Assets View land holdings Change your land contribution

Inviting others to your group

To invite someone to a group to which you belong:

  1. Right-click their avatar and choose Invite to Group.
  2. The GROUPS window opens, displaying all the groups to which you have permission to invite people.
  3. Select the desired group
  4. Click OK.

The person immediately sees a group invitation. You can also invite multiple people at one time. See Inviting someone to join a group for more information. Note: Your group must have at least two members within 48 hours or else it will be automatically disbanded!

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