View Full Version : Public Groups?

04-18-2005, 02:00 AM
As in "so-and-so is not a member of any public groups" on each profile page. Just curious what these are and whether we can create them.

And are Cletus and Bartimus secret societies? ;)


04-19-2005, 04:32 PM
I thought Cletus and Bartimus were characters from the latin translation of the Simpsons...;)

04-24-2005, 12:20 AM
And I'm not a member??? Actually, it doesn't seem like anyone is a member of "public groups." Or am I wrong? I have no idea. Sorry!:Shrug:

04-24-2005, 01:15 AM
Yeah, to be honest, I have no idea what they're for. Haven't played with them yet.

Le Pen
02-11-2007, 07:10 AM
that appears in the profile saying "... is not/is a member of a Public Group"? Curious.

02-11-2007, 07:35 AM
Me too curious.

I know it's the program that puts it there. Other forums that use the same program as AW, has the public groups thing as well.

02-11-2007, 07:45 AM
Ah, jeez. First the mysterious rep points thread and now this.

When do we get our decoder rings?



02-11-2007, 08:16 AM
Me Three.

Silver King
02-11-2007, 08:43 AM
I couldn't find anything very recent, but this (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9946&highlight=public+groups) may help.

02-11-2007, 09:02 AM
vBulletin, the software that runs the Water Cooler, has an option to have members belong to "public groups," which we simply don't use . . . it's not that big a deal, since we're all here because we are interested in writing.
But it could be used to identify particular interests, and associate those interests with access; it would then require that someone approve all such requests, and with 13K members . . . . PITA.

Le Pen
02-11-2007, 09:43 AM
Aha! Okay! I got it now! Now I can sleep in peace. And I worried, and I worried! hehehehehe

02-11-2007, 09:43 PM

02-11-2007, 11:46 PM

(Though I really wanted that decoder ring.) :cry: