locked Re: The Biggest Deal Breaker -- Database #suggestion

Judy F.

David, as I stated in my other note, we have a lot of members that know very
little about the computer and groups. What you are saying is probably great
if everyone knows how to use Wordpress and Google sites, etc. It's also
easy for any of us to say something is 'easy' to use because we know how to
use it.

The member loss on most groups was the change from Yahoo Groups classic to
Neo. These people were comfortable with what they had and the terminology
and then Neo came along and not only did they change the entire format, but
also changed the terminology. Most of those people just couldn't handle it.
Now I'm not saying that's the case with everyone, but I do know it was with
a large number of them.

Before everyone yells at me that you can't always keep the old things, I'm
well aware of that. I am one of the first Yahoo Groups members that got hit
with Neo in August 2013 so I struggled through all of the mess. I will add
here, if it hadn't been for the User Group that Shal has, I would have given
up in September 2013. LOL

Judy F.
SW Florida - USA

-----Original Message-----
From: David P. Dillard [mailto:jwne@temple.edu]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 9:31 AM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Re: The Biggest Deal Breaker -- Database #suggestions

I certainly agree that it makes lots of sense to keep the database feature
seperate from the Wiki feature and to make the database tool like what folks
are used to on Yahoo Groups of old with improvements seen to make it better.

However one need not fear using the Wiki feature on Groups IO as it works
just like Wordpress and Google Sites, both of which I find very easy to use
for simple text and linked documents.

One can easily build content on a Word document or its equivalent and simply
paste this preformated content including hyperlinked text and color from the
Word document or other source right into the Wiki and it works just fine.

Here is a link to the page I just created:




Warning, I use content pages like this Wiki to share information, not to
create artistic and beautifully designed websites. Others will need to
teach these skills if they are applicable to this Wiki.

Furthermore, there is only one WAVE accessibility error for the documment
I created, which is excellent. WAVE seems to want a title above the black
bar and in checking on edit I could not find a way to put a title there.
If anyone knows how to do this, I am all eyes (this being a print rather
than audio media).

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

On Sun, 25 Jan 2015, pnrfan@gmail.com wrote:

Add me in as a second vote for a database.

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 2:40 AM, Feathered Leader
<featheredleader@att.net> wrote:


You can put tables and things in a wiki, but if you don't understand
how to use it, like I don't, it's not as easy to

Polls are on the TO DO list. Mark just hasn't decided I guess, on
whether we can have a database instead of a wiki,
or both. But I'll count you as the first vote for the database

Now lets gather a lot more! Your post is a perfect example of what
I'm looking for. Tell Mark in here what you use
the database for, and hopefully if we get enough votes or people to
tell him we want it here, maybe he'll make it for
us. :)


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