Setting up a group is very easy. Simply go to the "Groups" tab and click "Create a Group". You can then choose various settings for your group such as who can join, whether you want a forum and/or comment wall and so on.
What might be less obvious is why you would want to start a group ... Group e-mail. You can choose to restrict access for emailing all group members to just yourself and other chosen group administrators .. or you can quickly create a group mailing list by enabling all members to be able to message your group's members. This is great for organizations and special interest groups.
A group simply links people together - people who have the same special interest for example, or people who live in the same area. For example, you might want to start a group for people that are interested in screen printing. You can then set up your own forum to discuss that topic.
Staring a Group for Your Marina, Family, or Organization
Did you know your marina, family or organization can start a FREE group on marineindustry.org?
With a group for your department you can have your own member/personnel forum for your department, a box to post announcements and other widgets and the ability to easily contact all of your members at once using the 'Send Message to Members' tool. This is great for important department announcements and informational messages, essentially a free mailing list.
It's easy to set up a group:
That's It! You are done!
Use the 'Invite More Friends' link on your group page to start inviting members to join. New members will have to fill out a basic free marineindustry.org profile.
Have other ideas for groups for your region, interest or hobby?
There can be hundreds of members groups on marineindustry.org, covering just about every aspect of the marine industry. So check them out now and join some at http://www.marineindustry.org/groups