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Large group collaboration and communication

Travel Forums System Talk Large group collaboration and communication

1. Posted by p-kendall (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

We are trying to use this site to help plan a large group trip (28 people). We have everyone as collaborators, but is there some way to communicate with everyone? Is there some way to share photos with just our group?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4428 posts) 1y

If you all list each other as friends (use the "Add as friend" link on each other's profiles), you should be able to use the private message system to PM everyone at once. (Generally you can only PM one person at a time, but if you're listed as (mutual?) friends of each person you're trying to reach, that limit is removed, and you can just fill in a comma-separated list of usernames. Not quite certain that will work for 28 people; there might be a maximum number of recipients (if so, post about it here and you have a good chance that one of the admins will fix that for you) - also, as new members you might initially run into limits of how many PMs you can send per day, which were put in to stop spammers mass-PMing everone - but after a few days that should no longer be a risk). Don't know if replies to mass-PMs will also go to everyone, but if not, you can make a list of all usernames once, and just copy/paste that into the To field each time.

The new travel planner is great for working together on the same trip, sharing notes and bookmarks, so that should fit you perfectly. You could also set up a single blog that you're all editors to.

Photos don't have a limited distribution mechanism as you want. If you uncheck "Allow featuring" when uploading photos, the only place they will be linked to from would be from your own profile (and any blog posts you insert the photos in), so most people would never come across them - but they would still be public.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2013, at 15:11 by Sander ]