This is a WordPress site. It is open to all and no login is required (except for Admins).
The Forum on it is in the form of a Google Group.
You may find it a little confusing at first to find a Google Group inside a WordPress site. These notes are intended to help you find your way around.
Join the Forum
- The Forum is open to anyone who wants to read the posts.
- By default, the Topics with the most recent Posts are at the top of the list.
- To write in the forum (reply or start a new Topic), It is necessary to login to a Google account and the Subtle Google Group.
- To be informed of new Posts it is also necessary to join the Subtle Google Group.
Select your preferences
- Go to Google Groups to choose or modify your Google Groups settings.
- Go to My groups to modify your Subtle Google Group settings: how you receive email, your user name, the display language, etc.
- Posts can be received and sent by email (if enabled in your settings).
- Click on a Topic and then select Topic options to choose how Topics and Posts are displayed:
- Members can use their Google ID (photo, etc.) if they wish.
- Click on Help (top, right) to find Google’s help forum and in particular Start with Google Groups as a participant. There are translations into many languages.
Using the Forum
- When starting a new Topic, members must select at least one of the suggested tags or add their own.
- Messages are sent as email immediately (Moodle users beware!)
- Messages can be edited after they’ve been posted (typos, missed out words, etc.) but only the on-line text will be changed, not the emails which have already been sent and downloaded to members’ mailers.
- It’s possible to Cc a post to people not in the Group.
- Messages can be automatically translated into and out of whichever language is selected as the display language
- YouTube videos can’t be inserted inside a post but they can be linked to.
- Images can be uploaded and inserted and documents attached.
- Social media buttons have been added in WordPress,
- Lazarus: Form Recovery works (install in Firefox or Chrome to recover posts inadvertently deleted)
The Twitter hashtag is #subtle_ed (note underscore) but we haven’t created a Twitter account for it yet.