Take, assign, and view assigned topics

You might have the permissions to take topics (discussions or questions) or assign topics to other members. When a question is taken or assigned, it is given an internal label that identifies the owner (you or someone else you assigned it to). You can then use Google Groups filters to view topics with specific labels, such as “Unresolved - assigned to me.”

Note: You must have the Take Topic permission to take a topic. You must have the Assign Topic permission to assign a topic to another member. You must have the Filter Topic permission to view the topics assigned to you.

Taking a topic

You must have the Take Topic permission to take a topic. To take a topic:

Tip: You can also click on the Take button while viewing a topic to assign that topic to yourself.
  1. From the Topics screen, select one or more topics in the topic list by clicking on the checkbox to the left of the topic name.
  2. Click on the Actions menu. Several menu items are listed.
  3. Select the Take menu item. The topic will be assigned to you. The yellow area within the topic shows that the topic is assigned to you.

Assigning a topic

You must have the Assign Topic permission to assign a topic to another member. To assign a question to another group member:

Tip: You can also click on the Assign button while viewing a question to assign the question to another group member.
  1. From the Topics screen screen, select one or more topics in the topic list by clicking on the checkbox to the left of the topic name.
  2. Click on the Actions menu. Several menu items are listed.
  3. Select the Assign menu item. The Assign selected topic to member screen appears.
  4. Click on the Assign link next to the name of the member to assign the topic(s). The topic(s) are assigned to the other group member. The yellow area within the topic shows that the topic is assigned to the other group member.

Viewing assigned topics

You must have the Filter Topic permission to view the topics assigned to you. To view topics assigned to you:

  1. From the Topics screen screen, click on the Filters menu. A list of filters appears.
  2. Use the scroll bar to scroll down to the "Assigned to me" filter.
  3. Click on the radio button next to the the “Assigned to me” filter.
  4. Click on Apply selected filters. A list of topics assigned to you is displayed.
    Note: Select Clear all filters (display all topics) from the filters list to return to the complete list of topics in the topic list.