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PinkGillyPinkGilly Member Posts: 31
edited October 2010 in Community news and events

I am enjoying exploring this new social network and look forward to it going live. As I searched I wondered how I could find those either in the defence forces or whose partner is. I met another defence wife in the chemo clinic and as we got to know each other realised that we were both new to the area our husbands having been posted that year. I have since met another defence wife, new to the area. It would be great to network with defence families so that as we move around we have a chance of knowing others in the new location and supporting each other. Being in defence has its own challenges.. How can I start this interest group on the network? When searching for members, if you put in the surname the search doesn't pick it up if the user name is different. Would be good for the search to be linked to profile name.

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  • Di_BCNADi_BCNA I work at the BCNA office in CamberwellMember Posts: 976
    edited March 2015
    Hi Gilly, Glad you're enjoying yourself. :)

    Setting up a group for defence families sounds like a great idea!

    You can set it up yourself -- to create a group click on ‘create a group’ at the bottom of your ‘My groups’ page and then fill out the form. It's pretty self-explanatory, but there's also more information on how to create a group on page 10 of the user guide if you want it (you can download the guide on the Help page (see the top right of this page, just above your profile box).

    We're aiming to add an "other" field to the interests section where you can type in whatever you want, but for now, just put the key words (whatever you think, like "defence" or "families") in the group 'about us' section, and those will come up on a search.

    Regarding search, we've made some changes to the way that works which will be deployed later this week, which should help with finding members by name. Just remember, though, that if someone has their information set to hidden or private, they won't come up in network searches because it means they want to keep some of their details private.

    Let me know if any of that doesn't make sense.

    Have fun! :)

    Di
  • Di_BCNADi_BCNA I work at the BCNA office in CamberwellMember Posts: 976
    edited March 2015
    Hi Gilly, Glad you're enjoying yourself. :)

    Setting up a group for defence families sounds like a great idea!

    You can set it up yourself -- to create a group click on ‘create a group’ at the bottom of your ‘My groups’ page and then fill out the form. It's pretty self-explanatory, but there's also more information on how to create a group on page 10 of the user guide if you want it (you can download the guide on the Help page (see the top right of this page, just above your profile box).

    We're aiming to add an "other" field to the interests section where you can type in whatever you want, but for now, just put the key words (whatever you think, like "defence" or "families") in the group 'about us' section, and those will come up on a search.

    Regarding search, we've made some changes to the way that works which will be deployed later this week, which should help with finding members by name. Just remember, though, that if someone has their information set to hidden or private, they won't come up in network searches because it means they want to keep some of their details private.

    Let me know if any of that doesn't make sense.

    Have fun! :)

    Di
  • Di_BCNADi_BCNA I work at the BCNA office in CamberwellMember Posts: 976
    edited March 2015
    Hi Gilly, Glad you're enjoying yourself. :)

    Setting up a group for defence families sounds like a great idea!

    You can set it up yourself -- to create a group click on ‘create a group’ at the bottom of your ‘My groups’ page and then fill out the form. It's pretty self-explanatory, but there's also more information on how to create a group on page 10 of the user guide if you want it (you can download the guide on the Help page (see the top right of this page, just above your profile box).

    We're aiming to add an "other" field to the interests section where you can type in whatever you want, but for now, just put the key words (whatever you think, like "defence" or "families") in the group 'about us' section, and those will come up on a search.

    Regarding search, we've made some changes to the way that works which will be deployed later this week, which should help with finding members by name. Just remember, though, that if someone has their information set to hidden or private, they won't come up in network searches because it means they want to keep some of their details private.

    Let me know if any of that doesn't make sense.

    Have fun! :)

    Di
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