Creating a new group - what is the criteria and/or process?



  • I tried to create a new group few hours back and then a second one to find out that I couldn't until the first one was created (or not?).

    Will I receive some notification if the group was rejected?



  • i too looking a way to create a new group.



  • vcwong, only a user ranked Robot Herder or above can request to create a group. see "this":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/blog/view/beta_of_the_groups_feature_is_now_live_looking_for_feedback



  • [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292564494"]I tried to create a new group few hours back and then a second one to find out that I couldn't until the first one was created (or not?).

    Will I receive some notification if the group was rejected?
    [/quote]

    I believe so.

    It works as follows: a user requests a group, the request is stored in the admin panel, I go though the pending requests and approve or reject, the user requesting a group (or anything else for that matter) receives an email with yay or nay.

    If anything in that process is broken, please let us know and we'll fix it. I will most likely go through my list again during the weekend, today has been a bit packed...

    Does that help?



  • [quote author="Alexandra Leisse" date="1292604613"]
    I believe so.
    [/quote]
    I requested a group called maemo some 24hours ago. I saw it was not created so I assume it was rejected. Can you confirm?



  • Sometimes it takes some time to create the group, give them lets say 2 or 3 days.
    Windows group also took I think 1 or 2 :-)



  • I hope it is not rejected, I would like to join :)



  • i tried to create a group but it complained i don't have enuf points to do so. i would like to know how many points is required to create a new group.



  • found the requirement to request a group.

    rank Robot Herder: can request a group



  • So, if you are missing a group and do not have the rank to create one, you could ask some user that has the required rank to do it for you :-)



  • [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292604976"]
    I requested a group called maemo some 24hours ago.
    [/quote]
    l think maemo group will be reject, because we have "Mobile developers" group now



  • It's a manually creation, my group forum is create in 2 days :)

    [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292604976"]
    [quote author="Alexandra Leisse" date="1292604613"]
    I believe so.
    [/quote]
    I requested a group called maemo some 24hours ago. I saw it was not created so I assume it was rejected. Can you confirm?

    [/quote]



  • [quote author="Vass" date="1292660744"]
    [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292604976"]
    I requested a group called maemo some 24hours ago.
    [/quote]
    l think maemo group will be reject, because we have "Mobile deveopers" group now[/quote]

    I saw that... It was created after I requested maemo.
    I still would imagine that we have room for more specialized groups (maemo, meego, symbian)... You can join as many as you want anyway...



  • [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292693470"]
    [ It was created after I requested maemo.
    [/quote]
    Yes, but may be It was requested before you requested Maemo :)



  • [quote author="Vass" date="1292698701"][quote author="fcrochik" date="1292693470"]
    [ It was created after I requested maemo.
    [/quote]
    Yes, but may be It was requested before you requested Maemo :)

    [/quote]

    Oh...I am sure... I didn't mean to say that I was somehow cheated :) that is why I had "It was created after I requested maemo"



  • Hey, let's wait till next week, I think also the Trolls have sometimes weekend, right? I think they will work on your request and create the group aor advice you to move that topic to the mobile group.



  • Now, that's a bit weird. I have rejected some groups and gave an explanation why I did so in the comment field. The system should have sent an email to the member requesting it. fcrochik, no email to you at all?

    To explain that special case: I have approved the Mobile Developers group. For now, we want to keep the groups somewhat generic. That avoids fragmentation and loads of special groups with small amounts of members. As we grow, this approach will most likely have to change, but we're not quite there yet.



  • Update: I talked to Gurudutt and there was a simple misunderstanding. Maybe my specs were not as clear as I thought they were...

    Anyway, there will be emails sent out to users requesting any of the features related to groups that tells them what the decision was, if there was any, and the reasons. That should limit the confusion. ;)



  • [quote author="Alexandra Leisse" date="1292846397"]
    fcrochik, no email to you at all?

    To explain that special case: I have approved the Mobile Developers group. For now, we want to keep the groups somewhat generic. That avoids fragmentation and loads of special groups with small amounts of members. As we grow, this approach will most likely have to change, but we're not quite there yet.[/quote]

    Alexandra,
    No, I did not get any reply.

    I understand the idea of not trying to fragment too much. At the same time, maemo is such a "unique" platform that maybe could use its own group. My hope was to help more of the maemo/qt developers to join devnet but I have to say they (we) are very spoiled by our own "exclusive" community/web site maemo.org and won't be "very easy" :)



  • I just fixed this part so if any request is rejected by system admin, then system will send email to the person who have made the request and in some cases all group owner will also receive email.



  • How many points do I need to create a group?



  • [quote author="qxoz" date="1321420048"]How many points do I need to create a group?[/quote]
    As you see "here":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks, you need to have Robot Herder rank



  • [quote author="rokemoon" date="1321420562"][quote author="qxoz" date="1321420048"]How many points do I need to create a group?[/quote]
    As you see "here":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks, you need to have Robot Herder rank

    [/quote]
    You need Robot Herder rank to request a group. Note that not all requests will automatically be accepted.



  • [quote author="rokemoon" date="1321420562"][quote author="qxoz" date="1321420048"]How many points do I need to create a group?[/quote]
    As you see "here":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks, you need to have Robot Herder rank

    [/quote]
    What does mean the following:
    But be careful! Points expire after 12 months. So it is better to keep going ...

    At the beginning of each year,i'm lab rat again?



  • No, of course not. Points earned expire a year after the points were gained, not once every year. That means that points earned on April 4, 2011 will expire on April 4, 2012.



  • Thank you, now it is clear.



  • hi everyone.
    If i requested group at 28 nov but still not get any email message
    is that mean - i do some thing wrong and i should resend request?
    or it is normal for 3 days?



  • You should have a bit of patience. Alexandra is in the US for the San Fransisco edition of the Developer Days. She normally handles such requests. Give it another week at least (she'll need some time to catch her breath and catch up with other requests and tasks).



  • Yes of course
    i just didn't know :)



  • It was not meant in a berating way, sorry if it sounded like that. I understand you did not know this.


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