Group Administrators FAQs

The Community is a reflection of AMSE groups that currently have an active online component. If an ASME group/unit currently does not have an online component then it will not show up in the Directory or in the navigational structure.
Yes, any content that is tagged as public within an ASME Group is available to all individuals that arrive at, whether they are a participant or not. This gives various groups such as Sections, Students Sections, Districts, Affinity Groups, and Divisions the ability to use their Group pages to communicate information about their upcoming events to any user who visits their pages.
Each Section and Student Section is set as closed until an individual is designated to be the administrator of the group. In order to open a Section or Student Section, a registered user must send a request to As soon as an approved admin is identified, the group can be opened.
You will need to have permission to use images you find on the web. Please secure the rights to use any images added to community groups.

  • Use good-quality photos. They appeal to users more than blurry, unclear images.
  • Provide unique information, such as descriptive titles and captions for each image.
  • Wherever possible, it's a good idea to make sure that images are placed near the relevant text.
    In addition, we recommend providing good, descriptive titles and captions for your images.
  • The image should be optimized for the web.
  • Images should be JPG, GIF, or PNG, with a DPI of no more than 72dpi/ppi
The description should be in sentence form and less than 150 characters. Describe the main goals of the group. Try to include major keywords that someone searching might use to find your group.
Accurately tagging the Interest tags will help others to locate your Group easier within our site wide search and searching within the Directory. It also assists with making it easier to promote the Group in the Recommended for You space and relevant content pages on site.
Resource tags help your Group Participants identify files faster and makes search easier; for instance, Participants can find all the tagged minutes in the Resources area by clicking on a single "minutes" tag.
If you are having trouble uploading a file, make sure that it is a file format and size allowed by

Types allowed: PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS, JPG, GIF, PNG
Types not allowed: ZIP, EXE, MP4, FLV, MP3
File Size: 10MB maximum

If you continue to have difficulty uploading your files, contact
We appreciate all the constructive feedback and suggestions we have received. We have taken into account all the enhancement suggestions, and we will continue to review suggestions and incorporate appropriate enhancements to the site to ensure Participants have a positive user experience. We will communicate via the Volunteer Admin Group when new enhancements have been implemented.
Check the Volunteer Admin Group to see if there is any guidance on the particular issue. We then recommend that you please send an email to To help us diagnose the problem, please include the following information within your email:
  • Browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
  • Screenshot
  • Detailed description of the issue
All information on the Leadership page is interfaced and maintained by ASME's enterprise-wide database. For updates to the Group's Leadership page, please contact

For additional guidelines and recommendations on how to manage your Group, please visit the Volunteer Group Admin Group on or see ASME Guidance for Volunteer Group Admins.

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