Saturday, April 09, 2011

The Przemysl Fourm is moving

As promised, we are moving the Przemysl Forum to a GoogleGroups platform that provides improved functionality and ease-of-use.This blog is NOT moving!

Design of New Forum Platform:

• A Google account but not a Google address will be necessary to obtain access.
• When signing up, a person can opt for several different options for email notification when there is a new post.
• In order to post a message, a person must first apply to the Moderator to be accepted into the group.
• Documents can be posted (e.g. mini Family Finder) on GoogleDocs and linked to the forum by contacting the Moderator.

Transition from Old to New Platform:

• In order to continue to be part of the Przemysl Forum, each person will need to (re-)register on the new platform (instructions below).
• Messages from the old forum will not automatically be transferred to the new one. Access to the old platform will continue and people are encouraged to re-post important messages to the new platform.


Getting into the Forum

1. Go to the Forum:

2. If you are not signed into Google, or if you have not been invited/accepted to the group, you will only see the Jewish Przemysl Forum header, not any of the comment threads.

3. To sign in, click “Sign in” in the upper right corner.

4. If you already have a Google account, use your email and password to sign in, then skip to number 6, below. Otherwise, click “Create an Account” on the right side of the page.

5. You can use any valid email address to create a Google account. Fill in all the information and press “Accept” at the bottom of the page. Google will send you an email - you MUST click on the link in the email to activate your account. You will then be re-directed back to the Forum.

6. Next, click Apply for group membership on the right side of the page. You will be asked for a nickname that will identify you to other forum members, and for preference on communications with the Forum - how often you should get updates. This option can be changed anytime after you are in the group.

7. You will get an email once the Forum’s administrator approves your request to join the group. From then on, you can simply go to the Forum and sign in.

Using the Forum

1. Posts are organized as “Discussions” or topics. Your personal settings for notifications can be changed by clicking “Edit my Membership” on the right side of the page.

2. You may post to the site in two ways. From the web, simply hit “New Post” and type. You can also post by sending an email to Note: you must send this email from the same address that you joined the group from.

3. One of the first posts is called “Forum Files.” Clicking on this will bring up a post that has a link to the Forum’s collection of files. You can view and download them at will. Files can be almost anything - spreadsheets, documents, photos, etc.

4. For the time being, the admin will post all files. If you have something you’d like posted, email it to



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