So @Patriot has a lot on his plate so I am going to put up this thread to help new & old members find their way. I am in no way part of the staff, although I aspire to become part of it.
I will do my best of answering every question to the best of my knowledge.
The idea is to get some load off of @Patriot so that he can focus only on the special questions and the GBs!
Additionally new members can be pointed to this thread so that we all do not have to answer the same questions over and over. I will collect all the questions and format them neatly in this post.
My idea was to also get these questions into the upcoming FAQ section that will be recreated once most of the fuzz has been sorted.
Ask ahead my fellow members!
Q: What is this community?
A: GroupInsiders, often refered to by members as GI, is a community of people interested into learning and growing. Unfortunately, a lot of us do not have the money to buy many of the top of the line courses out there. That is why we team up here and buy them together. We do this by opening group buys (= GB). You are welcome to join us!
Q: How does the group buy process work?
A: Good of you to ask! You can find details in this post. Have fun!
Q: Where can I find a template to create a GB discussion thread?
A: Check this out!
Q: Where can I check the status of a GB?
A: Check this out!
Q: How do I know the min # of seats & estimated seat price when creating a GB discussion?
A: The min amount of seats is a rough estimate. Take the price of the course and divide it by a number of participants that makes the price per seat appealing and realistic. For example for a 1000$ course, it would be sensible to have at least 40 seats so that the price is 25$ per seat.
Q: When creating a thread, I am asked to provide a category. What should I choose?
A: At the moment we have no categories as we are still moving from the old forums. Choose “Uncategorized”.
Q: When creating a GB discussion thread, do I have to be the person that buys the course?
A: Nobody knows who the buyer is except the buyer himself and the GI staff. You put up the GB discussion thread and then you can try to entice people to join it. The buyer will be organized by the staff, so you do not need to worry about that.
Q: The product I am interested in appears to be web videos with no download option. How will this work as a GB?
A: After the buyer has bought the product, he will proceed to download the videos using special techniques such as Download Addons, finding URLs or in the worst case using screen casting.
Overall do not worry about this as the staff & buyer will take care of it.
Q: Why are the Mindvalley courses (Habit of Ferocity ; Lifebook, Visioning) being deliverted as separate courses? They are included in the Mindvalley All Access GB after all.
A: Mindvalley decided to do this All Access Pass about 2 weeks after we completed these two GBs. That is why we have a new GB for the All Access Pass.
It also means we need to fund the entire price for the All Access Pass in order to get it and we therefore cannot transfer funds in some way.