You become a member of a workspace only by being invited by its manager or by another member who is entitled to invite new members.
If you, as a registered user of a BSCW server, are invited to a workspace you will realize this fact by the appearance of the new workspace in your home folder with the icon attached.
Additionally, new members are informed by an invitational e-mail message if the respective option has been activated in the ‘Invite member’ form.
Your periodic e-mail report on workspace activity will also notify you of any new workspaces that you have been invited to on the day before.
Your home folder is the default position that BSCW uses to place a new shared workspace. You may Cut the workspace and Paste it anywhere into your private folder hierarchy. This transfer of the workspace is not visible to the other members, while any transfer of objects inside the workspace is, of course. If you move a new shared workspace into an existing shared workspace, it becomes part of this workspace and the members of the higher-level workspace (its member group) are automatically added to the members of the new workspace (also see 18.104.22.168 Embedding a workspace into another workspace).
If you are invited to a workspace and are not yet a registered user, you will get an invitation message along with a request to register. After registration, the workspace to which you have been invited appears in your home folder.
• You remove yourself from the member group of the workspace by
• clicking the group icon adjacent to the name of the workspace in order to have its members’ page displayed, and
• choosing Access Remove in the action menu of your personal entry.
• You destroy the workspace, i.e. delete it from your home folder and destroy it in your trash. Only deleting the workspace is not sufficient: even if the workspace is in your trash, you will still be its member.
In order to gain access to the workspace again, you have to ask another member to re-invite you. It is not possible to invite oneself to other people’s workspaces.