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Ironduke
18 Sep 09,, 16:45
I've spruced up the social group settings a little bit. Currently there are two categories of social groups, By Locale (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/groups/category-locale.html) and Common Interest (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/groups/category-common-interest.html).

There's now a link placed in the navbar (red line with links below the PM box) that links directly to the Social Groups page (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/groups/). From here, members can join and create groups.

There are three different types of membership options:
Invite - to join, a member must be invited by a group administrator/creator
Moderated - membership request must be approved by group administrator
Public - anybody can join

Currently, there are five social groups:
The Beltway Boys - for DC area residents
Пу́тин (Putin) Lovers on WAB - satirical Putin fan group
Turks of WAB - self-explanatory
Discworld - for fans of Discworld fantasy/sci-fi novels
Historians - for historians / history buffs
Members are encouraged to create away and carve out their own little corners. For example, groups based on common interests such as modeling, sports, political affiliation, nationality, military (whether unit, branch, nation, etc.) and so on and so forth are things that come to mind when thinking of groups that could be created.

The Forum Guidelines generally apply to any and all groups, but they can also be relaxed. Group creators and administrators can also devise their own additional guidelines as well.

crooks
18 Sep 09,, 17:32
Cool, like half the board I'm enamoured with Kaiser Putin;), but I didn't realise it's as broad as that.

EDIT: I've set up one for European WABers, anyone interested come on in!

Silent Hunter
18 Sep 09,, 18:11
I've added one for WAB Socialists. Members welcome.

Knaur Amarsh
18 Sep 09,, 20:31
There's one Iv started about the Indian Armed Forces. InArF supporters or people interested in military matters related to the Republic of India are most welcome to join in.

VD monastery needs no advertising of course since it already has close to half a cent members :P More than all the other groups combined.

It would be nice if an option can possibly be provided for ordinary members other than the group owner to invite interested people to their group.

Ironduke
18 Sep 09,, 21:02
It would be nice if an option can possibly be provided for ordinary members other than the group owner to invite interested people to their group.
You can make it a public group (anybody can join) and ask members to contact people to join it.

Knaur Amarsh
18 Sep 09,, 21:19
OK, thanks.

Albany Rifles
19 Sep 09,, 02:36
I've added one for WAB Socialists. Members welcome.

I guess that would be open to anyone who Bluesman disgarees with!:biggrin:

Shamus
19 Sep 09,, 02:58
Don't forget the "He-man Women Haters(and Lovers)Club",dedicated to a non-political discussion of the finer things in life:)).

Uhhh.... AR,your invite should be in your mailbox by now;).

P.S. It is a public group,if you did not get an invite join in anyway........I've probably forgotten to invite many people that I should have....age is a terrible thing:P:)).

Parihaka
19 Sep 09,, 03:41
I guess that would be open to anyone who Bluesman disgarees with!:biggrin:

LOL, damn near choked:biggrin:

Bigfella
19 Sep 09,, 08:21
I guess that would be open to anyone who Bluesman disgarees with!:biggrin:


Surely it would just be easier to form a group for people who haven't. :biggrin:

tim52
21 Sep 09,, 21:11
I've added one for WAB Socialists. Members welcome.


I guess that would be open to anyone who Bluesman disagrees with!:biggrin:


Surely it would just be easier to form a group for people who haven't. :biggrin:

Now that was a group I would have looked forward to joining if for nothing more that to tweak The Bluesman’s nose. But now that he’s banished what’s the point. :(

I say bring back that old cold war curmudgeon. :))

gunnut
21 Sep 09,, 21:19
Now that was a group I would have looked forward to joining if for nothing more that to tweak The Bluesman’s nose. But now that he’s banished what’s the point. :(

I say bring back that old cold war curmudgeon. :))

He'll be back soon.

Speaking of the Cold War, maybe we should have a social group for those of us who miss it.:))

Shamus
21 Sep 09,, 21:22
He'll be back soon.

Speaking of the Cold War, maybe we should have a social group for those of us who miss it.:))He who spake it,hath to make it;):)).I'm in if you do:).

Ironduke
22 Sep 09,, 16:54
We had a little bit of a flurry in social group creation, but not past the first day. Don't all you tankies want to carve out your own little corner? Dale and the rest of the modelers? Reps, Dems, libertarians? How about one for the ladies of the forum? Somewhere to get away from those pesky men from time to time? :)

For you Canadians, I was born about 45 miles south of the border and am originally Anglo/Cornish-Canadian on my paternal side. I've even been confused for a Canadian. There are 504 people with my surname in Canada (all related somehow) compared to 809 in the US (per capita 9x the number). I say "eh?" all the time. I've eaten bear. Do I qualify, perhaps, as an "honorary Canadian"? :))

dave lukins
22 Sep 09,, 17:21
There are 504 people with my surname in Canada (all related somehow) compared to 809 in the US (per capita 9x the number). I say "eh?" all the time. I've eaten bear. Do I qualify, perhaps, as an "honorary Canadian"? :))

It's not Dion is it:eek: Don't confuse Tankie by mentioning bear, he will think you eat naked:))

tankie
22 Sep 09,, 17:40
It's not Dion is it:eek: Don't confuse Tankie by mentioning bear, he will think you eat naked:))

Doesnt everyone :confused::biggrin:

Knaur Amarsh
22 Sep 09,, 18:11
We had a little bit of a flurry in social group creation, but not past the first day.

After making 4, I did have ideas for about a dozen more including Sci-Fi, Firearms, Celine Dion fan club/Dinosaur research etc. but decided not to monopolise and let the WABbers make them in their own sweet time :))

Hey Tankie, start your own, the Senior Citizens Group :rolleyes::))

tankie
22 Sep 09,, 18:17
After making 4, I did have ideas for about a dozen more including Sci-Fi, Firearms, Celine Dion fan club/Dinosaur research etc. but decided not to monopolise and let the WABbers make them in their own sweet time :))

Hey Tankie, start your own, the Senior Citizens Group :rolleyes::))

Aye , good idea , there would be loads on it .:P:))

Kommunist
19 Oct 09,, 19:46
Eric, what say to booze lovers group here? Single Malt drinkers not welcome. :tongue::))

tankie
19 Oct 09,, 19:52
Eric, what say to booze lovers group here? Single Malt drinkers not welcome. :tongue::))

Im all for it matey , but not sure about Ooe tho ,:biggrin:

Kommunist
19 Oct 09,, 20:05
Im all for it matey , but not sure about Ooe tho ,:biggrin:

Already created. Anyone have an idea as to I can add a picture/avatar kind of thing to the group?

Knaur Amarsh
19 Oct 09,, 20:57
Already created. Anyone have an idea as to I can add a picture/avatar kind of thing to the group?

http://boehnerbooze.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/send_booze.jpg

tankie
19 Oct 09,, 20:59
http://boehnerbooze.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/send_booze.jpg


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Mohan
20 Oct 09,, 08:57
Why is that when i click the link of Vlad monastery it takes me to alcohol lovers of WAB. Am I drunk:confused: or is it our Rev Padre has performed some strange spells to fill the group:)):))

Deltacamelately
20 Oct 09,, 09:12
It's not Dion is it:eek: Don't confuse Tankie by mentioning bear, he will think you eat naked:))
Grrrrrrrrrr...Here somebody is eating bare and the old man keeps demanding that I be present fully dressed on his breakfast table.:eek::))

Deltacamelately
20 Oct 09,, 09:17
Already created. Anyone have an idea as to I can add a picture/avatar kind of thing to the group?

Here you go........
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theappetizer/GlenBreton.jpg:))

tankie
20 Oct 09,, 14:04
Why is that when i click the link of Vlad monastery it takes me to alcohol lovers of WAB. Am I drunk:confused: or is it our Rev Padre has performed some strange spells to fill the group:)):))

No mate , i get the same problems as well :confused:

Kommunist
20 Oct 09,, 14:12
No mate , i get the same problems as well :confused:

You n Mohan, click again when you guys are sober and you'll go to the right community/group. :P

Knaur Amarsh
20 Oct 09,, 14:14
No mate , i get the same problems as well :confused:

Yup me too, but don't be too loud about it lest you wake up Fairyhaka.

http://underwoodandflinch.com/images/the_fearless_moderator.jpg

tankie
20 Oct 09,, 14:17
Yup me too, but don't be too loud about it lest you wake up Fairyhaka.

http://underwoodandflinch.com/images/the_fearless_moderator.jpg

My thoughts as well , he may have the idea the we are pissheads for some reason , and wants nowt to do with VD :biggrin:

Big K
20 Oct 09,, 14:28
how can i invite people to this
World Affairs Board - Fantasy Role Playing & Science-Fiction (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/groups/fantasy-role-playing-science-fiction.html)

:)

Knaur Amarsh
20 Oct 09,, 18:26
Fantasy role playing mhmmmm, what do you have in mind? :))

Knaur Amarsh
20 Oct 09,, 18:28
My thoughts as well , he may have the idea the we are pissheads for some reason , and wants nowt to do with VD :biggrin:

We?? Talk for yourself, birdieboy :tongue:

tankie
20 Oct 09,, 18:32
We?? Talk for yourself, birdieboy :tongue:

Ahh , ok then Tonto , lone ranger on his own again huh .:biggrin:

silvertogn
17 Nov 09,, 20:37
I went to a "family" get together in New Brunswick in 1988. It was alot of fun. I could not believe how many people with my same surname where in the phone books. Almost all the police and businesses had the same name. It felt like I was finally "home". My family was part of the deportations at the end of the french and Indian war. But my family (I believe) imagrated to the USA sometime around the late 1800`s. to Massacusetts (newbedford). Strange world...

Julie
07 Jan 10,, 03:23
Okay, you foodfighters out there, I've created the social group called the Comedy Club, if any of you would like to join. :)

tankie
07 Jan 10,, 10:54
Only if Yella ,s allowed in , we need a whippin boy :biggrin:

Woodsy the Lar
07 Jan 10,, 16:54
Is that why yer wanted me Back?:P

Shamus
07 Jan 10,, 17:28
Is that why yer wanted me Back?:PWoodsy,you already have one invitation waiting for you...from the "He-man Woman-haters(and Lovers) Club";):biggrin:

Southie
07 Jan 10,, 18:39
Okay, you foodfighters out there, I've created the social group called the Comedy Club, if any of you would like to join. :)

Count me in Julie!

Julie
07 Jan 10,, 20:10
Count me in Julie!Great ! You're in.

Dreadnought
07 Jan 10,, 20:13
If you wouldnt mind, count me in.:)

tankie
07 Jan 10,, 20:32
If you wouldnt mind, count me in.:)


ssssssssppplattttttttttttttttt yer it :tongue:

Julie
08 Jan 10,, 00:48
If you wouldnt mind, count me in.:)Don't mind a bit. :)

tim52
08 Jan 10,, 02:58
Sign me up.

Julie
08 Jan 10,, 03:17
Sign me up.I thought I did hun. :confused:

YellowFever
08 Jan 10,, 03:38
Hey yella , go sing jingle bells to him :biggrin:



Only if Yella ,s allowed in , we need a whippin boy :biggrin:

Thanks for the attention tankster...but I'm getting kind of worried about you....

Hmmmm........

YellowFever
08 Jan 10,, 03:39
I would be honored if you would include me, ma'am. :)

Julie
08 Jan 10,, 03:45
I would be honored if you would include me, ma'am. :)Sure thing, I sent you an invite. :)

Dreadnought
08 Jan 10,, 13:21
Don't mind a bit. :)

Thanks Julie.:)