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Re: Hashtag duration conflict - who wins? #misc

 

I'm finally getting around to trying to understand what you're looking for here:

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 09:53 AM, Tom Vail wrote:
Okay, here is my issue.  I have a number of posts which have a valid timeframe of less than a year, but within that same hashtag there are some which are permeant.  I would like to have 2 hashtags:  #hashtag1 has a duration of 1 year, and #hashtag2 has a duration of forever.  That way folks posting under hashtag 1 will be deleted, but if also include hashtag 2 they will not be deleted.

Suggestions?
Ok, here is a suggestion. You don't have enough hashtags. Keep your #hashtag1 and #hashtag2 but don't assign any set duration to them. Create a third hashtag, #hashtag3, that;s used just to set the duration of a year, and apply it only to the subset of topics marked with the first two tags that you want to expire in a year. Would that work?

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J

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Re: Phone app #suggestion

Duane
 

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 10:03 AM, David Ferrington, M0XDF wrote:
Sort groups listed on home home page of Phone App in message sent order
This is basically what you'll get if you use the Feed page.  BTW, Mark has asked that messages related to the apps be posted in the App subgroup.

Duane


Phone app #suggestion

David Ferrington, M0XDF
 

Sort groups listed on home home page of Phone App in message sent order, so if the most recent message was in group A, put that first, then the next group with the second latest post or the latest post after the most recent in group A. 

Alternatively just list messages in reverse chronological order, regardless of group. 


Re: Streaming Audio #suggestion

Armando Vias
 

This is a good suggestion.


On Oct 16, 2021, at 2:03 AM, Massie, Jerry <massiej@...> wrote:

I am the owner of the Lowrey Forum, a group for organists and music lovers.  Our members upload a large number of their recordings in MP3 format to our Files section.  I would like to provide our members with a way to add favorite MP3 files to a local audio app playlist so that they can customize what they want to listen to.  I can do that if Groups.io will add in a streaming music service to the platform.  Is adding such a feature possible?


Re: Notify member when their message is automatically deleted due to hashtag duration #suggestion

 

Also, topics are hashtagged and deleted. Not messages.


On Oct 15, 2021, at 11:57 PM, J_Catlady via groups.io <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

I disagree. The greater restriction (shorter duration) should take precedence, logically. 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 11:03 PM, Tom Vail <tom@...> wrote:

When a message is automatically deleted due to hashtag duration, send the member a notice that it has been deleted, or better yet, will be deleted in 2 days.

The member would have no way of knowing their message was deleted if the duration has expired, especially if duration is changed my the moderator.

Also, if there are 2 hashtags with different durations, it seem from a data integrity point of view that the longest duration should determine the deletion point.

Thanks for your consideration.

Tom

--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


Re: Notify member when their message is automatically deleted due to hashtag duration #suggestion

 

I disagree. The greater restriction (shorter duration) should take precedence, logically. 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 11:03 PM, Tom Vail <tom@...> wrote:

When a message is automatically deleted due to hashtag duration, send the member a notice that it has been deleted, or better yet, will be deleted in 2 days.

The member would have no way of knowing their message was deleted if the duration has expired, especially if duration is changed my the moderator.

Also, if there are 2 hashtags with different durations, it seem from a data integrity point of view that the longest duration should determine the deletion point.

Thanks for your consideration.

Tom

--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


Notify member when their message is automatically deleted due to hashtag duration #suggestion

Tom Vail
 

When a message is automatically deleted due to hashtag duration, send the member a notice that it has been deleted, or better yet, will be deleted in 2 days.

The member would have no way of knowing their message was deleted if the duration has expired, especially if duration is changed my the moderator.

Also, if there are 2 hashtags with different durations, it seem from a data integrity point of view that the longest duration should determine the deletion point.

Thanks for your consideration.

Tom


Streaming Audio #suggestion

Massie, Jerry
 

I am the owner of the Lowrey Forum, a group for organists and music lovers.  Our members upload a large number of their recordings in MP3 format to our Files section.  I would like to provide our members with a way to add favorite MP3 files to a local audio app playlist so that they can customize what they want to listen to.  I can do that if Groups.io will add in a streaming music service to the platform.  Is adding such a feature possible?


Re: Notify all Owners (and Moderators with the Billing privilege) when Billing Cycle Up #suggestion

Joseph Hudson
 

Hello Mark, quite a few years ago, I was alerted of a co-owners payment method no longer being valid wouldn't that be the same as unable to make a payment as we are discussing below seems like to me it would be. Seems how I received the same message that he did.


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

October 15, 2021:

October 14, 2021:

  • BUGFIX: In replies to messages that had been merged into a different topic, we were using the subject of the original, pre-merge, message instead of the subjec of the merged-into topic. Discussion
  • CHANGE: We now send messages to all moderators instead of just the payor for the following billing issues: when an invoice is one week overdue, and when we downgrade a group because of an overdue invoice (at two weeks).

October 13, 2021:

  • NEW: There is now an overall Pending Messages page, where you can review all the pending messages for all the groups you're a moderator of. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Include Monthly Reminder notices in the Member Notices selector when sending a message to a member. Discussion
  • NEW: Activity log entries are now generated when pending subscriptions and messages are deleted because they expired. The log entries are of the form "test@...'s pending subscription expired and was deleted, via system" and "test@...'s pending message "test" expired and was deleted, via system". Also, in the Past Members page, expired pending members are now listed as 'Expired' instead of 'Removed'. Discussion
  • INTERNAL: We now check for and fix inconsistencies in our internal counts for numbers of topics in a group. These inconsistencies could have led to not being able to view all topics in the archive for a group.

The next #changelog will be sent on Friday, October 22nd.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Re: #suggestion Add topic creation date and last reply date to digest email and group topic list #suggestion

Mark Murphy
 

Just use the existing methods which already display date and time in the user/subscriber's preferred format. Date and time are displayed in many places already.


Re: Merge subject retention problem and/or Broken threading problem #bug

 

Hi Mark,

>>> Part-1:  There is a bug somewhere in the merge process ...
> This should be fixed now. 

Yes it definitely is, clicking on Reply prefills the correct subject now, thanks!

>>> Part-2
> When replying via email to a message that has been merged into a different topic (with a different subject),
> we automatically rewrite the incoming reply's subject line to match the merged-into topic subject,
> and we should thread it properly into the merged-into topic. I just tested it and it worked for me.

Works for you?? Doggone it, I now had to tax my grey matter again, lol, but seriously, your reply made me setup a test case in a test group and I was able to replicate both your successful and my unsuccessful threading outcomes.

Turns out this Part2 threading problem is not merge-related, it's split-related.  Change merged into split in your statement above, and now an email-reply to a message which used to belong to TopicA-subject (but has been split into TopicB-subject) and hence still has the original TopicA-subject in the reply email, eludes detection and no subject-rewriting takes place, no subject-matching takes place (even if there exists an active TopicA-subject in the archive), and instead creates a new "clone" TopicA-subject.  So in merged threads it does what you stated but in split threads it behaves differently.

I just emailed you both the real-world and test-case details to the support address.

Thanks and Cheers,
Christos


Re: #suggestion Add topic creation date and last reply date to digest email and group topic list #suggestion

Duane
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 06:00 PM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
It would require generating a separate digest/summary for each subscriber
Actually, that's already done.  It has to be because of the options on which messages a person will get based on following, muted, etc.  It's also done based on the person's selected time zone so they don't all (try to) get sent at once.

Duane


Re: #suggestion Add topic creation date and last reply date to digest email and group topic list #suggestion

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 06:11 PM, Duane wrote:
I'd assume (yes, I know it's not the best idea ;>) it would be displayed in the users preferred notation, as they are other places.
Agreed, but non-trivial. It would require generating a separate digest/summary for each subscriber, not just by time zone.

if I recall correctly, the digests do not currently conform to each subscriber's preferred date format.

Regards,
Bruce


Re: #suggestion Add topic creation date and last reply date to digest email and group topic list #suggestion

Andy
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 05:55 PM, ro-esp wrote:
In whose time? UTC?

Why not use the time zone preference of the user it's being sent to?

(That would mean customizing the Digest for each user - is that done already?)

Andy


Re: #suggestion Add topic creation date and last reply date to digest email and group topic list #suggestion

Duane
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 04:55 PM, ro-esp wrote:
In whose time?
I'd assume (yes, I know it's not the best idea ;>) it would be displayed in the users preferred notation, as they are other places.

Duane


Re: #suggestion Add topic creation date and last reply date to digest email and group topic list #suggestion

ro-esp
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 04:32 PM, Mark Murphy wrote:


On digest emails, it would be useful to add topic creation date and last reply
date to each topic in the list of New Replies. Among other things this would
indicate new replies to "old" posts, as well as the age of the topic.
In whose time? UTC?

For example:
Maybe better use the international standard-format rather than the USA-one. 10-14-21 reads as either the tenth day of the 14th month of the 21st year, or the 21st day of the 14th month of 2010....

I don't have an opinion in favour or against the suggestion itself

groetjes, Ronaldo


Re: Add moderator notification for non-member attempting to post #suggestion

Peter Cook
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 01:31 PM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
Whether they read it or not is another matter!
That’s generally the problem. 


Re: Add moderator notification for non-member attempting to post #suggestion

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 12:56 PM, Andy wrote:
Don't the senders receive a "bounce" reply, and do they not realize why?  (I guess they don't.)
They should receive this:

510 5.1.1 Your email address, xxxx @ address.net, is not subscribed to that group. To subscribe, send an email to groupname+subscribe@groups.io, or visit https://groups.io/g/groupname

Whether they read it or not is another matter!

Bruce


Re: Add moderator notification for non-member attempting to post #suggestion

Peter Cook
 

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 01:19 PM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
Peter -- I suggest you just change your group settings so non-members can post. Then you can head them off in moderation and reply as you see fit.

Thanks, Bruce. Good suggestion and I will do that. 


pete 

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