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Ok, so you want to open an MSN group but don't know where
I'll show you how!
MSN have made it very easy to open a new group, this
tutorial is just to point you in the right direction lol!
Go to http://groups.msn.com/
This takes you to the groups home page.
Click on Create your own group.
First thing to do is to choose a name
and if you want to you can do a brief description of your group
You have to choose a rating for your
group. Make sure the content of your group matches the rating you give it
because if you choose General and then allow adult content MSN can close your
Now choose a membership policy. If your
group is going to be private for just your family and friends you can choose to
have it locked, this means that no one can view your group without joining and
to join, they have to be approved by you, the manager or any assistant managers
If you have problems with a member and
have to cancel the membership or ban them you can choose whether all posts,
pictures etc they they've uploaded will be removed or not. I usually have it set
to none because if that person has started a thread (message board discussion)
the whole thread will be deleted and there might be information on some of the
replies that I want to keep. You can always go through and delete any single
messages you want too
The next choice is whether you want to
approve posts before they're put on the boards or not. I've never used the
moderated option because I joined a group once where the manager had to approve
posts before they were put on the boards and I didn't like it all. I like to
have freedom of speech!
If your group is just for family and
friends and it's not going to be open to the public have it unlisted, that way,
the only people who will know about your group are the ones you invite to join.
Choose your preferred language then
You now have to choose a category for
your group. All my groups are under computers and Internet although I am a
member of some groups which are under the category of parenting
You now have to choose a Sub Category.
My groups are all PSP related so I put them under the sub category of User
You can choose whether to have your
email address showing so your members can email or you or not. I always have
mine showing but it's a personal choice.
Now you have to choose whether you want
all messages which are posted in your group sent to your inbox.
Again, this is a personal choice. If
your group is fairly small and you want to know when a message has been posted
so you can reply this is a great option but if your group is big and gets lot's
of messages a day this can become very annoying!
The PSP group I'm a manager of gets
between 4000 and 6000 posts a week so there's no way I'd have it set to send
them to my inbox!!
Choose your email preferences
Read MSN'S Code Of Conduct and if you
agree put a tick in the box then click create my group
If the name you have chosen for your
group is already in use it will tell you now and you will have to choose
another, if not, you'll now have your very own group :o)
I hope this tutorial was some help to