Stitch Groups are a great way for like-minded members to form communities around their particular interests. Within Groups members can initiate discussions and organize activities specifically for members of their group, fostering an inclusive community.
Just like society in general, the Stitch community is extremely diverse, and our members have a wide variety of interests, attitudes, and beliefs about how the community should operate. Stitch Groups help provide a way for members of Stitch to organize their community the way they want.
Group organizers and owners can create activities and initiate discussions specifically for their group, not for the whole of Stitch, creating a more intimate community. More than that, group organizers and owners have full control over their group’s members, activities and announcements.
All Stitch members join for the same reason, and that is to enrich their lives by doing things they enjoy with like-minded companions. That’s why Stitch Groups are so important -- because they provide the platform that connects the like-minded people in the Stitch community.
Stitch Groups can be found by:
- Selecting Community from the top menu
- Selecting Groups in the submenu
Navigating Stitch Groups
This is where you can learn more about the group, and where you can write comments for other members in the group, as well as respond to any written by others
This is where you can see a list of all the Stitch members in the group, and contact them directly
View all the group’s upcoming activities here, or create and publish your own
Read, contribute or start your own group discussion here
Visible to group organizers/owners ONLY, this is where they have the ability to delete a group if they so wish
Contacting another member within your group
To contact a member within your group, you must first find them from the Members tab. Once you do, select the three vertical dots to the right of their name. From the drop-down menu select Message.
Viewing upcoming activities and creating a new one
To view all the upcoming activities for your group select the Activities tab. See image below.
To create a new activity for your group, select the green +Add new button at the top left of the section. Stitch will then prompt you for details about the activity you would like to suggest.
Please note: If you join an activity assigned to a particular Stitch Group you don’t belong to, you will automatically become a member of that group.
Creating a new discussion for a Group
Discussions are a great way of communicating and connecting with your fellow group members when you’re not at activities.
To view all your group’s discussions select the Discussions tab. See image below.
If this section is empty, why not start the first discussion? To do so, select the green +Add new button. Stitch will then prompt you for details about the discussion you would like to suggest.
Blocking a member from your group
If you are an organizer or owner of a Stitch group you have the ability to control who belongs to this community.
If you believe there is a member of your group who is acting inappropriately or is who is violating Stitch’s Community Guidelines, an organizer or owner can block this member.
Please note: If you block a member from your group, you are also removing them from any activities they may be attending that are assigned to your group.
Here’s an example. Susie is the organizer of the Los Angeles Stitchers Group. She has created an event for this Saturday to watch ‘Gone with the Wind’. Robert, who is part of this group, has registered his interest in this movie outing by selecting Join Activity on the activity page.
If Mary decides that Robert has been behaving inappropriately she can block him from this group. If she does so, she will be blocking/removing Robert from the attendee list for her movie outing, as well as her group.