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locked Re: moderator option

Ary Boender <udxf@...>
 

Hi Mark,

 

I see a lot of options for moderators but not this one, so therefore I sent it to Beta. As a suggestion to add such an option.

 

Ary

 

 

Van: beta@groups.io [mailto:beta@groups.io] Namens Mark Fletcher
Verzonden: vrijdag 29 juli 2016 19:19
Aan: beta@groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [beta] moderator option

 

Hi Ary,

 

On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Ary <boend177@...> wrote:

 

I want to give someone permission to upload files to the files section but as far as I can see there is not such option. It would be handy if such an option could be added.

 

If you have the files section set to only allow owners/moderators to upload, you could make your member a moderator and only give him the permission to upload files.

 

Generally this is the type of question that should go to GMF@ or Group-Help@ and not Beta@.

 

Thanks,

Mark


locked Re: Embed/Insert a groups.io into a webpage

Bob Bellizzi
 

Mark,

Possibly a "gadget" or other named string of code similar to the "Embed" code at YouTube you generate and then paste into your website's html.

If you go to our Foundation page http://www.cornealdystrophyfoundation.org/

The "slider" contains code to embed each video's Youtube viewer in it so that they can be played in situ instead of leaving our site and playing them at Youtube.

We do the same with an Eventbrite event so that people can register right on our site without leaving or popping up a new page.

Bob



locked Re: Embed/Insert a groups.io into a webpage

 

On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:04 PM, Benoît Dumeaux via Groups.io <dread_axefr@...> wrote:


locked Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • CHANGE: If a thread is locked, you cannot like it.
  • NEW: In database import, added a checkbox for 'File Contains Header Line'.
  • CHANGE: All references to thread are changed to topic.
  • BUGFIX: Display error message when adding a wiki page with the name of an existing wiki page.
  • CHANGE: Added screen reader labels for search buttons.
  • BUGFIX: Scroll to specific message in thread view when clicking 'View all messages in thread' link.
  • CHANGE: Sticky threads viewed in Threads view now have longer summaries displayed (desktop only).
  • NEW: Automatically lock threads older than N days.
  • CHANGE: Reorganized the group Settings page.

Have a good weekend everybody!

Mark


locked Re: Embed/Insert a groups.io into a webpage

Benoit Dumeaux <dread_axefr@...>
 


locked Can we have a drop down of available Hashtags in the pending message queue? #suggestion

Maria
 

As mentioned here:

https://groups.io/g/beta/message/9122?p=,,,20,1,0,0

Would be great if mods can assign hashtags to the messages via a drop down while moderating/approving them.

So we don't have to go by memory.

Maria


locked Search when you type object of topic

Benoît Dumeaux <dread_axefr@...>
 

When you create a topic to web interface maybe it's possible to search related topic, for post to it or choose to create a new topic.


locked Drop-down list for hashtags #suggestion

Benoît Dumeaux <dread_axefr@...>
 

Possible to have drop-down list for hastags


locked Re: moderator option

 

Hi Ary,

On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Ary <boend177@...> wrote:

 

I want to give someone permission to upload files to the files section but as far as I can see there is not such option. It would be handy if such an option could be added.

 

If you have the files section set to only allow owners/moderators to upload, you could make your member a moderator and only give him the permission to upload files.

Generally this is the type of question that should go to GMF@ or Group-Help@ and not Beta@.

Thanks,
Mark


locked moderator option

Ary Boender <boend177@...>
 

Hi all,

 

I want to give someone permission to upload files to the files section but as far as I can see there is not such option. It would be handy if such an option could be added.

 

Cheers,

 

Ary


locked Re: Link Color Change (Status Change) when new messages have been added to an existing topic

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Mark,

           Thanks.  There are times when it gets confusing when, for whatever reason, something I've never noticed before catches my attention.  The threads still "bubble up" to the top of the list in descending order of last post entered on a thread, with a count increment, so I definitely know that something's been added.

--
Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray


locked Re: Link Color Change (Status Change) when new messages have been added to an existing topic

 

Brian,

It's never worked like that. For the link color to change when new messages are added to a thread, the URL would have to change, and that hasn't been the case.

Using visited link coloring for this is problematic for us. It also doesn't work when you view individual messages and then go back to the Messages view, because the URLs (unfortunately necessarily) have to be different.

The solution to this is for us to keep track of what you've read and what you haven't. Which is on the TODO list but is a big amount of work. Or alternatively use a simple algorithm like "if a thread has new messages in the last 24 hours..." but I think that would be unsatisfactory to most people.

Thanks,
Mark

On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Hello All,

          I could swear that the link for a given thread used to turn from "the visited color" back to "the unvisited color" as new messages got tacked on to an existing thread as well as the message count being incremented.  On my system unvisited links are blue and visited ones are gray for Groups.io.

          That color change as new posts come in is no longer happening, and I could be completely mistaken that it did, but would like confirmation of whether it ever did or has always been this way.

           If that's switched I'd consider it a bug, but some might consider it a feature.  If it hasn't switched then carry on.

--
Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray



locked Link Color Change (Status Change) when new messages have been added to an existing topic

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Hello All,

          I could swear that the link for a given thread used to turn from "the visited color" back to "the unvisited color" as new messages got tacked on to an existing thread as well as the message count being incremented.  On my system unvisited links are blue and visited ones are gray for Groups.io.

          That color change as new posts come in is no longer happening, and I could be completely mistaken that it did, but would like confirmation of whether it ever did or has always been this way.

           If that's switched I'd consider it a bug, but some might consider it a feature.  If it hasn't switched then carry on.

--
Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray


locked Re: Auto-Lock Feature Question

 

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Nightowl >8# <featheredleader@...> wrote:

Is there a way to tell if a group has Auto-Lock enabled, and for what time frame? Will that be indicated somewhere on the main page, or is it up to the owner/moderator to let us know?

It's now indicated on the group home page.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Auto-Lock Feature Question

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark,

Is there a way to tell if a group has Auto-Lock enabled, and for what time frame? Will that be indicated somewhere on the main page, or is it up to the owner/moderator to let us know?

Thanks,

Brenda


locked Re: Moderated help group - GMF (was Changes to beta@ to reduce traffic)

 

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 06:35 pm, Jim Poston wrote:
If there's anyone that can be trusted to run a group fairly, it would
be Shal.

I couldn't agree with you more. 

It seems the issue is a philosophical difference about whether a group
should be moderated at all. ... I don't believe group
members have a basic right not to be moderated.

It's just a personal preference. Relax. Nobody is talking about rights.

--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


locked Re: Moderated help group - GMF (was Changes to beta@ to reduce traffic)

 

On 27 Jul 2016 at 10:18, Mark Fletcher wrote:

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 9:31 AM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com>
wrote:

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 08:58 am, Mark Fletcher wrote:

General questions should be redirected to the good folks at Group
Managers Forum.
I have one other thought here. I think that if GMF is to be a
Groups.io-sanctioned help forum, it should not be moderated. I also
think that the moderators should be chosen or approved. by
Groups.io. 
I am not on GMF and haven't read the archives, but I trust Shal's
judgement in running that group and have no issues with him running a
group that is sanctioned by us.

I agree. If there's anyone that can be trusted to run a group fairly, it would
be Shal.

It seems the issue is a philosophical difference about whether a group
should be moderated at all. I fully moderate all my groups because of the
extreme scarcity of people who can quote properly. I don't believe group
members have a basic right not to be moderated.


--
Jim
Poston@vch-nv.us

<< And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes >>


locked Re: Changes to beta@ to reduce traffic

ro-esp
 

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 01:08 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:


On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Nightowl >8# <featheredleader@att.net>
wrote:

Mark Fletcher wrote:>>I'm adding a feature to the site to automatically
lock threads after a specified time, and will turn it on for beta@. I'm
thinking that 1 week is a good time limit.<<
The other three make sense, but this one doesn't. If someone goes away for a week, you want him/her to start a new thread to discuss the same topic? That doesn't reduce traffic, it just spreads discussions over several threads.


Right now, you cannot change the auto-locking timing on a per-thread
basis. There is a way around that if you wish. The auto-locking program
runs nightly, and looks for the most recent threads within a 30 hour period
that should be locked. So, for beta@, every night it looks for threads that
were created between 7 days and 8 days + 6 hours ago (the +6 is a fudge
factor to make sure that if the lock program was delayed in running one
night that it wouldn't miss anything). It then locks those threads.
"created" ?? If the issue hasn't been resolved, this too will just create additional threads about the same topic. Maybe it will even make people reply quickly instead of thoroughly.


It doesn't look at earlier threads. So, if a thread gets auto locked, you
could go back a day or two later and unlock it again and it would stay
unlocked.
If "you" is the owner/moderator, wouldn't it be more logical to not autolock at all?

The one caveat to this is if you change the auto lock time period
in Settings, the lock program will go in that night and examine all threads
and lock the appropriate ones.
small detail: there's no such thing as "night" on a worldwide group


By me setting it for one week, my hope would be that it adds a sense of
urgency to drive to a solution and not linger for weeks and weeks. At least
that's the hope.
Like I said, I don't like to rush things that way. Let me give another idea: how about an option to put the entire group on hold. Make an option that allows you to not send out/publicise group messages. New posts would simply be held until the specified release-time. I can imagine some religious people not wanting to get any messages during sabbath or sunday. Posts could be collected during that day, and be released at say 4 O'clock monday-morning (or some other specified moderator's timezone time).

You could use the same feature to close a group for the summer holidays.

groetjes, Ronaldo


locked Re: Changes to beta@ to reduce traffic

 

J, Brian,

Excellent point. I've changed the wording of the group description and welcome message to include:

For general Groups.io questions, please see the groups Group Managers Forum and the Group_Help group. Note: these groups are volunteer-led and are not officially run by Groups.io.

Thanks,
Mark

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

I have to second J's concerns here.   From the perspective of a vendor-customer relationship, which Groups.io maintains with users, it is critical that they understand the difference between "turning to the community of users" for help versus employing the vendor's official communication mechanisms.

Believe it or not, I think that Microsoft has done a good job in how they've clearly identified the difference between their official support channels and the extensive assistance available through their user community forums.


--
Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray



locked Re: Vacation

Duane
 

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:25 am, Mark Fletcher wrote:


I'll be back to normal on 8/10
Um, could you define "normal"? ;>) Have a great time.

Duane

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