Published August 29, 2008
Tags: New Features, Security
By popular request, we’ve created a feature for BigTent users to stay logged in to BigTent for two weeks. To use this feature, go to http://www.bigtent.com and simply check the box that says “Remember me” (on other pages, it says “Keep me signed in”). We hope this feature will save you time when you’re using BigTent on a familiar computer, such as your home computer.
If you’re logging on to BigTent from a public computer, please protect your secure information by leaving the box unchecked. We look forward to seeing you in the Tent!
Will & the BigTent team
Thanks for tuning into part two of our series on BigTent security features. This time, we’ll take a look at some features that groups use stay safe on our site:
1. Timed memberships. Sit back and relax, while BigTent manages the membership process for your group. With BigTent, you can have automatic renewal invitations sent out to your group, and lock out anyone who fails to renew in time.
As a result, you ensure that only paying and/or active members get to enjoy the benefits and resources your group has to offer.
2. Membership approval. BigTent gives group leaders controls to approve or reject potential new members. When someone first applies to join, you’ll have a chance to review his membership form before letting him into the club:
3. Customized group information sharing. Each group leader on BigTent gets to decide how information sharing works within her group. She decides how much admins get to see about members, and what members can see about each other. In small groups, members often see lots about each other, such as phone numbers or addresses, while larger groups tend to restrict this information to leaders.
No matter how you set up your group, group admins can access the information needed to keep the group running, while members can feel comfortable participating online.
Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think at email@example.com. Want to try Big Tent? Click here to sign up your group.
-Mia & the BigTent team
Late last month, the BigTent staff completed a volunteer project with Hands on Bay Area (HOBA). Decked out in our grunge wear, our team carpooled to McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco. After breaking into groups we put our painting skills to the test. We spruced up several bridges in the park, while rocking out to Laney’s tunes, noshing on granola bars, and catching some rare sun on a warm San Francisco day.
Sara and her daughter, Maya, paint hand in hand.
Hats off to Pearl, resident QA guru and a seasoned social manager from her days at Stanford, for organizing this volunteer activity. Our whole team agrees that is was a great opportunity to bond and give back to our local community. There’s no denying it – it just feels good to do good! And we’re mighty fine painters, if I do say so myself.
Some team members strut their painting garb on a freshly finished bridge.
- Mary Liz McCurdy, Summer Intern