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I agree, and if it doesn't satisfy dust fuzzy group owners then oh well. You can't find a much better site to run your group on other than this one. Especially with everything being very accessible, and plus having a guru to discuss things with the developer/owner of the site. I don't think anybody besides Mark Fletcher, could do anything like this. He definitely has a lot of patience.
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:47 am, Joseph Hudson wrote:
a message that went out to each individual subscriber when they attempted to try to post to the group. [My addition: while the outage was in effect]
Which is a perfectly reasonable, preferable I'd say, alternative to a broadcast message. That way no one but someone who might be directly affected/confused by a previously unexplained outage would have the information about what's going on. This is directly parallel to the "dead in the water page with the Groups.io kitten(s)" that I get when the site is down for whatever reason when you try to access the web interface.
This should satisfy fussy group owners, too.
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