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Groups - Tutorial

Tutorial conversations offers the possibility to create groups for different purposes. You can start discussionspublish stories as a group and even create a group currency.

To use groups you need an account on If you haven’t done so yet, become a Commoner! You can also create your group during the registration process by selecting ‘Join and create a group’.

Creating a group

Go to your profile page, then click on the ‘Groups’ tab.

If you are already a member, you will find here the list of your groups. To create a new group, click on ‘Start a group’. You will be asked to:

  • give a name to the group
  • add a description of your group
  • select an avatar for your group

Step 0001

Editing, leaving and deleting a group

You can edit the group information at any time. On the group page you can find the ‘Edit group’ and ‘Leave group’ buttons. If you are the only member of the group, the button 'Leave group' will become 'Delete group'.

Step 0002


The group page has four main tabs. Each tab represents a subsection of the group:

  1. Discussions
  2. Stories
  3. Members
  4. Requests

1. Discussions

In the first tab you will find the group discussions. Each discussion has a title, that specifies the purpose of the discussion. Every time one member writes a reply in a discussion, the other members will receive a notification.

The discussions are only visible to the members of the group.

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2. Stories

Group members can also publish stories on behalf of the group. If you are a member of a group, you will find the ‘publish as a group’ option in the storybuilder. Select a group and then publish your story.

If you want to know how to write a story, see the tutorial.

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3. Members

This tab shows the list of the current members of the group. Here you can see the roles of each member and change them if you have the right to do so (see the paragraph Group roles below).

To invite a new member, click on ‘Invite member’, then share the URL of the group with the Commoners you want to invite.

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4. Requests

This tab contains all the requests made by the Commoners that would like to join your group. If you are an administrator of the group you can accept or reject their request.

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Group roles

The members of a group can have 3 different roles.

  1. Admin
  2. Editor
  3. Affiliate

1. Admin

The admin can:

  • edit name, avatar and description of the group
  • create and manage the group currency
  • assign roles to the other members
  • write stories on behalf of the group
  • create and participate to discussions

When a Commoner creates a new group, he/she will become an admin of the group. A group can have multiple admins.

2. Editor

The editor can:

  • write stories on behalf of the group
  • create and participate to discussions

A group can have multiple editors.

3. Affiliate

The affiliate can:

  • create and participate to discussions

When a Commoner joins an existing group, he/she will become an affiliate of the group.

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January 05, 2019 at 18:21

Ma non c'è in italiano?

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January 24, 2019 at 13:23

Ci stiamo lavorando. Sarà disponibile a breve in italiano e le altre lingue della piattaforma.