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To manage a fan club:

  • Activate your fan club by clicking the [Activate fan club] button. It will initially be empty. Activate your fan club by clicking the [Activate fan club] button.  It will initially be empty.
  • The [Manage club] button shows the membership status of the club. Admit or remove members using this button. The [Manage club] button shows the membership status of the club.  Admit or remove members using this button.
  • Click the members you wish to edit, and then click the [edit these members] button. Click the members you wish to edit, and then click the [edit these members] button.
  • For each member, select the action you wish to occur, then click the [submit] button. For each member, select the action you wish to occur, then click the [submit] button.
  • To close a club, click the [Deactivate fan club] button, and then confirm your action. This cannot be undone. To close a club, click the [Deactivate fan club] button, and then confirm your action.  This cannot be undone.

Background:

A fan club is a set of ePlays members to whom you grant special audience privileges in your area. It is distinct from cast, crew, or staff, in that they do not directly participate in the activity, and thus do not have access to the area's production tools. Fan club members have certain of your calendar events (such as performances) show up on their personal calendar, and have access to the message board for your area if you have set it up. For example, an Author could create a virtual writing workshop by activating the club and message board associated with a Play page, and upload files restricted to members of their club. Venues who open their fan club will have their performances visible on the personal calendars of every member of their club. It's a great way to stay connected with your public.

To manage a fan club, your expertise level must be "powerful" or greater.

To open a fan club, simply click the [Activate fan club] button. It will initially be empty, and the [Manage club] button will indicate zeros in all categories.

As in most ePlays groups, members must apply before they can be admitted to the fan club. When applying, members enter a comment which you, as the club owner will see. Unlike minionship, this is simply for communication, not for security. As members apply, the numbers on the button will change, indicating the number of applicants, inviteds, members, and probations in the club. To admit applicants to the club, to remove members, or to put members on probation, simply click the [Manage club] button, and click the checkboxes next to the members you want to edit. On the next screen, select your changes from the dropdown next to each name, and click [submit].

A member on probation can view club content, and will see selected club events (such as performances) on their personal calendar, but cannot post to the message board, and cannot edit their own posts.

When a club is closed, all members are removed and the roster is purged. This cannot be undone. Message board posts that have been made will remain, as they are considered to be messages to the area owner which the area owner may choose to share.

How do I ... Just click on a question (and maybe scroll back up [^]) to read the answer.

orient myself?

do the basics?

use special features?

interact with a show or event?

empower assistants?

use advanced calendar features?

manage an author area?

manage a show or event?

set up a theater?