Writing.Com provides the tools for transferring a wide range of items from one member to another, including transferring a Group. Currently, the only way a Group Leader can withdraw his or her leadership is to either delete the Group, or transfer the Group to another eligible member. This document details the procedures that a leader must follow to complete a transfer without problems.
A Group may consist of solely the group item itself, or it may have a number of other items associated with the group, including a message forum, static items, etc. Items may only reside in a member's portfolio--they cannot
belong to the group, per se. Usually the group's items are kept in the leader's portfolio.
The leader must determine which group items must be transferred in order to effect a complete and viable transfer, and to whom the transfer will be made. If the leader is just stepping down from leadership duties and will still remain part of the group, all of the group's assets may not need to be transferred. Only the group item itself must be transferred to effect a leadership change.Transfer the group's items
Go to your portfolio, click on the Tools
link and then Transfer an Item
. Follow the instructions provided. Only one item may be transferred at a time and the transfer of each item costs 1,000 Gift points. For complete information, please read "Transfer an Item To Another Member"
The receiving member must perform one final step in order to activate his or her leadership of the Group. They'll need to visit the group's page and click the Reset Yourself to Group Leader
link that appears. Once that process is complete, the link will disappear and the group will be "back to normal."
The new leader must change the access restrictions on each item transferred from "Private" to whatever access level is deemed appropriate. Once again, we suggest housing all the group's assets in one folder named for the group to make it easy to find and manage the group.