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Create a new role

Any member with the Modify Members Sets permission can create a role with specific permissions and members.

Note: Only three roles can have the Take and Assign permission.

To create a role:

  1. From the Topics screen, click on the Manage button. A list of items appears on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Click on Roles. The Roles item is listed.
  3. Click on Roles. A list of roles appears in the main window.
  4. Click on the Create button. The Create role screen is displayed.
  5. Type a name in the 'Name' field. Your role name will be the alternative text displayed for the group’s badge. Ensure you are using a good, publicly sharable name for the role. Also ensure your role is singular (for example, Top Contributor, not Top Contributors).
  6. (optional) Type a description in the 'Description' field.
  7. (optional) Type domains in the 'Domain restriction' field to restrict members with email accounts in those domains.
  8. (optional) Click 'Add badge' to include a badge for the role. Badges must be 16 by 16 pixels and .png or .gif file format.
  9. (optional) Click the Display badge next to member names checkbox if you want to be able to identify members by their role.
  10. (optional) Type a name in the 'Members' field to search the current members of the group.
  11. (optional) Click the Add Members button to add a current group member to this role.
  12. (optional) Click 'Edit' to edit permissions for the role. Refer to Assigning permissions to a role for further information.
  13. Click Save to save your new role.
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