I have created a new Private UK Wiki Lulu for the reasons stated by Susan in her post on the Search Engines thread in this Help Forum. This new site contains a forum, as requested, and I also thought that private member's pages where we can try out new ideas for pages and content without having them open to public scrutiny before deciding whether or not to copy them to the full UK Wiki Lulu would be a useful tool. All present members of the UK Wiki Lulu have been invited to join, and Peter, Susan and Taff will be added as Administrators with full rights, including the ability to invite other members to become either Moderators or Administrators, as soon as they accept the invitation to join. Please don't invite people who are not members of the UK Wiki Lulu to join this private site, for obvious reasons.
It seems that, contrary to my statement in my reply to Susan's post on the Search Engines thread, it is not possible to make specific parts of any Wikidot site private. So the only way to do this was to create a whole new site which was, by default, viewable by members only. Obviously this one doesn't need to be as comprehensive or technical as the UK Wiki Lulu, but you are welcome to tweak it as you see fit. I will create a link to this new site on the Members Pages page of the UK Wiki Lulu. Only logged-in members of this private site will be able to see it and everyone else will see a page stating that the site is private, as also should search engines.
Please note that we are, at present, limited to 50 members for private Wikidot sites. This can be raised by contacting the Wikidot admin, but there's a possibility that this may cost, though I'm not certain of this. If we reach the point where more are needed then I'll look into it. As the UK Wiki Lulu probably has more members than the vast majority of Wikidot sites, at least more than any I've yet seen, they may be more amenable to us.
If you are a recent or new member of the UK Wiki Lulu and you find that you haven't been invited please contact one of the Moderators or Administrators of the UK Wiki Lulu who will be able to send you an invitation to join. As you will already be members of Wikidot it should be a very quick process to join the new site.
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