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dahluwalia has reacted to this post.

David, this is fantastic and very easy to navigate. The instructions on How the Forum Works are very clear. I have one thought at the moment: is there a way to make users have to read the Code of Conduct before they can start posting or responding? Then we could click at the end to say we have "read and accepted" the code, and this would then allow us to register or get posting?

Many thanks, Alison

Quote from Alison Maitland on Aug 28, 2023, 7:54 pm

Is there a way to make users have to read the Code of Conduct before they can start posting or responding? Then we could click at the end to say we have "read and accepted" the code, and this would then allow us to register or get posting?

Alison, good point but you'll never "make" users read anything, particularly something they might deem to be too long and boring. I admit I register for many things and would rarely, if ever, read the Terms and Conditions, but I have to click a button to say I have, otherwise I go no further. When you registered earlier today you had to tick a box that said you confirm "you have read our Privacy Policy and accept our Code of Conduct". I can make that a little more clear by bolding the document links but I think we have that one covered.


Alison Maitland has reacted to this post.
Alison Maitland

I agree these are really important especially since the Forum is open to anyone who gets to our website. And, when registering I could not see a link to the Code of Conduct, whereas I could read the Privacy Policy. I see the Code of Conduct on the RHS of the screen but I could not read it when I registered. Did I miss something? Thank you for double checking.

Quote from Anne-Marie on Aug 29, 2023, 8:57 am

I see the Code of Conduct on the RHS of the screen but I could not read it when I registered. Did I miss something?

Hi Anne-Marie, the Code of Conduct on the RHS of the screen is a button which when clicked displays a pop-up detailing the Code and Rules. However, in the interests of making things as simple as possible, you can now, like the Privacy Policy, also activate the pop-up from the link in the registration form.


Anne-Marie has reacted to this post.

Hello David, thank you for asking! I noticed that one can read the forum posts even if not logged in. In order to maintain the privacy of exchanges among forum members, it may be helpful to consider changing this setting so that forum posts can only be viewed when one is logged in.

Best wishes,


Quote from dahluwalia on Sep 13, 2023, 6:19 am

I noticed that one can read the forum posts even if not logged in. In order to maintain the privacy of exchanges among forum members, it may be helpful to consider changing this setting so that forum posts can only be viewed when one is logged in.

Hi Devina, thanks for your feedback. This was something we considered when establishing the Forum but given this platform, like the rest of the website, is designed to foster the free exchange of ideas that will both generate growth in our members and provide a window into the opportunities for those who are not yet part of the CCA, it's important that these 'general' discussions are visible to all.

Also, from an operational perspective, and mindful of privacy requirements, members of CCA are not automatically members of the Forum - like you, they need to opt-in. Therefore, many of those reading forum posts will be active CCA members who have yet to register for the platform

However, we also have the option to create private spaces with access limited to nominated members. These could support, for example, a community's backend operations and other 'sensitive' interactions. These can be created on request.

I hope this helps to clarify the Forum structure.




Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed reply, David.

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