Applying for Access to Restricted Groups

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Applying for Access to Restricted Groups

Post by seanhaight »

At we have created special groups for CDR Users/Analysts, Heavy Truck EDR users, and professional Accident Reconstructionists. These groups have access to specific forums that are private to these groups. If you would like to apply for membership in these groups, access the "User Control Panel" in the upper right portion of the page. Next, click on the "Usergroups" tab. Finally, select the group that you would like to join, make sure the dropdown box says "Join Selected" and then press submit. You will be asked to confirm your application and then you will be redirected back to the board index.

Behind the scenes, an email will be sent to the administrators, the moderators or group leaders for approval. Once someone approves your application, you will be added to the requested group and you will be able to access the restricted forums. You may apply for multiple group memberships, however if you are approved for the CDR or Heavy Vehicle Analyst/User group, you will also have access to the Accident Reconstructionist Information Exchange Forum.
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Re: Applying for Access to Restricted Groups

Post by Rusty Haight »

Those who have been using for a while may have noticed a recent change to access.

Based on input from Forum users, we've eliminated the separate group designations we had initially ("CDR Users/Analysts," "Heavy Truck EDR users," and "Professional Accident Reconstructionists") in favor of a single group "Verified Crash Forum Members."

Originally, the groups gave Forum Members access to specific forums that were private to members of these groups. Initially, members had to apply for each separate group they wanted to be part of and then be separately added to that group. As it turned out, almost all members belonged to all three Groups.

To streamline the process and allow verified members (i.e.: those who are members of other recognized online groups) to have greater access and involvement on the Forum, we merged those three groups into one.

See the message: "You do not have the required permissions to read topics..." for details.
- Rusty Haight
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