BTW I figured a messy way around this. Switch the group from secret to open, make the conversion - now it doesn't alarm about people that aren't members, and then switch it back to secret. But would prefer another way, perhaps even one that allows ordinary group members to do it.
The main idea behind how that content is brought in is to expand the conversation out to the larger group and if users were already discussing the topic in email, it's best to put it in a space/group within Jive that they can all access.
Another option you might have is to get it into Jive in an open container and then 'move' it to where you need it to live.
Hope this helps.
Problem is that doing this convert to discussion may be at or near the beginning of the creation of the group - as in this case. So whereas before I could use Ryan's plug in now in J4T it's more messy. Still as long as there are workarounds I guess we can live with it.
I suppose the Convert function couldn't not alarm and procede if the users are not members but *have* been invited? Cureently it only looks to see if they are members. Sagi Eliyahu