Hi everybody. In this article i am going to talk about the voting system to add new members in your friend group on Grupus.
Let me explain this with an example to help you understand better. Suppose a guy named Peter forms a group ‘Frens’ to which he invites 2 of his friends Kate and Michael. And suppose Kate and Michael join the next day so that the group ‘Frens’ has now 3 members. They talk a lot for a few days like best friends do and then 1 day Kate feels that her friend Sarah too should be in this group. So she goes to the invites page of ‘Frens’ and proposes an invitation to Sarah(through Sarah’s email address).
Then a table will be created with ‘yes‘ and ‘no‘ from all the members of the group. Since Kate has proposed the invitation, hers will be a default ‘yes’ while Peter’s and Michael’s will be a default ‘no’. Suppose Michael is all game for inviting Sarah and changes his opinion to ‘yes’ the next time he logs in on Grupus. But Peter is not convinced. Maybe he feels that the group wont be the same fun if someone else joins it. Till Peter does not change his opinion to ‘yes’ , the invitation to Sarah wont be sent. Its like a veto in the hand of every group member. Everyone has to agree on sending the invitation.
Of course, if Kate and Michael feel later that Peter is right in his reservations, they can both change their opinions to ‘no’. When every member changes his/her opinion to ‘no’, the invitation is no longer considered, and the table of opinions for that invitation simply disappears.
So what are the advantages of such a voting-by-everyone system?
Firstly, everyone gets a say in inviting a new person which they should since they are a part of the group.
Secondly, no one can complain of being left out in the process. Whether the invitation is sent or not depends equally on every group member.
Thirdly, and most importantly, only those people are invited to the group on whom everyone agress. This ensures that the group always remains fun, and keeps active.
In my next article, i will discuss on how Grupus compares with and how is it different from othe social sites and other friend networking sites.
Keep watching and good day..