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Invite non-friends to events/groups

    • 58 posts
    July 30, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

    This is the follow up request for http://community.socialengine.com/forums/topic/469/events-improving-invite-list/view/post_id/10452.

    As described it's currently not possible to invite other users not being friends with to events or groups.

    I suggest adding an admin setting field to enable this behavior when needed after the frontend list rework has been finished (see other request).

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    • 5938 posts
    July 30, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

    Can you please flesh out this request per the instructions for feature request? We are super swamped and I don't have a lot of time to ask what/why/how/where/etc. It would be very helpful if what you want for this is contained in this request with screenshots if possible and anything you deem helpful for our development staff. :) Would hate to create Igor when you wanted Belle. 

    • 58 posts
    July 31, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

    Sure thing, can do! Sorry for not further describing the request in the first place.

    what:

    It would be great to add users not being friends with to an event or a group.

    why:

    Community administrators don't normally have all users as friends and it's currently impossible to add a user to a group without adding him/her as friend and without messing around with the database. It would thus be great to have an option to natively enable this behavior.

    how:

    As described i suggest adding an admin configuration for optionally enabling the selection of "all users" in the popup after the request in http://community.socialengine.com/forums/topic/469/events-improving-invite-list/view/post_id/10452 has been applied (search in popup member list). In this request you can also find a screenshot with a scribble of a potential design and search field

    This may be coupled with a multi-select for specific user groups to only enable this option e.g. for admins to prevent spam.

    where:

    Frontend: event and group invite popup

    Admin panel: "settings > general" or "settings > friends"

    • Moderator
    • 5938 posts
    August 1, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

    For admins, you can set the user group to be allowed to send emails to friends. If you do that, does it work to allow the invites? At least for now until we can look at this feature more. I think, if the setting doesn't work for that, we could improve it to work for this. 

    • 58 posts
    August 2, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

    Hey @Donna,

    sadly i couldn't find an option called similar to the one you named in the backend.

    If it works as you described it wouldn't serve the same purpose as the function described because it would be restricted to friends only (and not non-friends).

    • Moderator
    • 5938 posts
    August 2, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

    I meant to send to all instead of just friends in the user group settings per user group. Will get you a screenshot.

    • Moderator
    • 5938 posts
    August 2, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

    https://www.socialengine.com/support/article/5210639/se-php-member-levels actually the setting is in that tutorial about 3/4 of the way down the page.