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locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

 

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 3:42 AM, Mike Fay via Groups.io <mikefay8888@...> wrote:
Great- Thanks Mark I take it the change is in effect moving forward- but that any names that had already been applied will not transfer to the subgroups ?

That's correct.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: FBL turned on for aol.com members

Nightowl >8#
 

Okay, Shal,

My friend called and said she accidentally marked a message as spam.

Does that mean you still want the e-mail she received, or is that not relevant now? I forgot to ask her to save it, so answer me fast. ;)

She was able to use the resubscribe link in the mail from groups.io to get back to the group page, but it had been too long to automatically resubscribe her. It said she was applying for membership, I watched her appear in pending and approved her again.

Hopefully no more problems.

Brenda


locked Re: For Mark -- A request

 

Hi Brenda,

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 11:35 AM, Nightowl >8# <featheredleader@...> wrote:

Would it be possible to change the lock-topic time to 4 weeks instead of 2?


The idea behind that setting is that it can be counterproductive and often confusing for the group to revisit older topics, especially ones that hadn't been discussed in awhile. When this would happen in other groups, it would feel a bit like Groundhog's Day to me. :-)

I think, for this group, it's worked well so far, so I'm going to keep it at 2 weeks. If you (or anyone else) come across an old thread and have something to add, by all means feel free to email me directly. I always appreciate your input.

Thanks,
Mark


locked Re: FBL turned on for aol.com members

 

Scratch that, have now confirmed that the member tried to log on with her aol rather than her gmail address, which was the address she'd been using for the group. Her aol address, of course, was not recognized.
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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: FBL turned on for aol.com members

 

I just an AOL member who tried to log on last night and was told she's not a member. She turned up as "pending" in the members list, looking like she'd submitted a new application for membership, which I then had to approve. I got the "pending member" notice but she never got anything (or says she didn't - I contacted her to ask why she'd submitted a new membership application, since I didn't remember her leaving the group and found no such action in the log). Only later did I realize she's using an AOL email address and may have been the victim of the automatic removal. However, she also has a gmail address, and there's a slight possibility she'd tried to log on using the wrong address. I don't know, so I didn't bother reporting this. I'm going to wait and see if this happens to any other AOL members. I'm mentioning it now only because it seems to have come again here.
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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: FBL turned on for aol.com members

Nightowl >8#
 

Shal,

I'll see what I can do about getting a copy of what she received. Is the e-mail I received important to it too?

I'm trying to get caught up in GMF next...wish me luck.

Brenda


locked Re: FBL turned on for aol.com members

 

Brenda,

I have a friend who was unsubscribed from my Hollow Tree group, who
isn't even using AOL, she uses Yahoo. It claims she marked a message as
spam, and I'm trying to reach her, (she's long distance) to find out if
that is true.
There is a thread in GMF on this topic, I'd love to have a reply over there
if she can forward a (redacted for privacy) copy of any notice(s) she received, or a link to any Yahoo information on the subject.

However, is Yahoo doing the same thing as AOL in this case? Do you
know?
Yes, Mark mentioned it here (beta@), I don't use Yahoo Mail so I don't know first-hand.


Shal
https://groups.io/g/Group_Help
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum


locked Re: FBL turned on for aol.com members

Nightowl >8#
 

Shal Farley wrote:>> I haven't heard from any, and haven't seen the "Dear John" message you send them, but if it doesn't I think it should make very clear that your action was taken at AOL's request - that AOL told Groups.io that he/she (the unsubscribed person) had marked group messages as spam.<<

Shal,

I have a friend who was unsubscribed from my Hollow Tree group, who isn't even using AOL, she uses Yahoo. It claims she marked a message as spam, and I'm trying to reach her, (she's long distance) to find out if that is true.

However, is Yahoo doing the same thing as AOL in this case? Do you know?

Brenda


locked Re: FBL turned on for aol.com members

Nightowl >8#
 

Jim Poston wrote:>> OTOH, those policies might become even more pervasive when Verizon takes over Yahoo too.<<

Let's hope not. That would throw a lot of people into a quandary.

Brenda


locked Locked Topics

Nightowl >8#
 

Okay, I'm catching up from August 15th on.

John explained there is a lock icon now at the top of the message, in front of the subject line.

However, there is still a reply option at the bottom of the post, and I thought there was going to be a change to that, I thought it was supposed to say "locked" or "this thread is locked" or "locked topic."

Am I missing something here? Clicking on the reply link doesn't do anything, but I thought it wasn't supposed to be there at all.

Thanks,

Brenda


locked For Mark -- A request

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark,

Would it be possible to change the lock-topic time to 4 weeks instead of 2?

There are often things that cause real life to delay people for roughly a month. For example, my 93 yr old Dad literally died this month, his heart stopped, and then for no explained reason, started up again. He's ok now, but gave us quite a scare.

Since then, I've had my hands full with family, Dad, and the Veteran's Home, plus been struggling emotionally, and that is why I've been unable to stay caught up in here despite really trying.

I hope you'll consider making the lock-topic 4 weeks instead of 2 weeks.

Thank you sincerely,

Brenda


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

Mike Fay <mikefay8888@...>
 

Great- Thanks Mark I take it the change is in effect moving forward- but that any names that had already been applied will not transfer to the subgroups ?


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

 

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 6:16 AM, ro-esp <ro-esp@...> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 04:59 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

> > If a member doesn't have Display Name set, a moderator can set it for a
> specific group. But as Mike points out, this does not apply to any
> subgroups, so you'd have to go in and manually add that name each time a
> member joins (or is added) to a subgroup.
>
> This seems like a straightforward change. If a member doesn't have a
> Display Name set for themselves, but the moderator has set their display
> name on the main group subscription, carry that over when the member is
> subscribed to a subgroup. Does that make sense?

Makes perfect sense to me. I don't use subgroups myself yet, but I can't imagine why someone would want to use a displayname in a subgroup that's different from the one in the main group.

This is now live.

Cheers,
Mark 


locked Disable file upload notification?

Duane
 

I've had a problem with a member always notifying the group when uploading a file. Not the end of the world, but they change the file and send another notification, sometimes several times - very annoying. I don't know how difficult it would be, but I'd like to see a checkbox for the group owner to disable that notification, per group, in the group settings.

Thanks,
Duane


locked Re: deleting message decs the message count - is this as intended?

 

Mark,

Thanks. That's strange. I must be remembering from Yahoo. :-)
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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: deleting message decs the message count - is this as intended?

 

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:03 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
I just noticed today (and tested in my test group) the fact that deleting a message decrements the message count for that month. Did this change recently? I don't remember it occurring before. I think the message count used to stay the same, but there were just gaps in the archived messages.

It has not changed recently and has always behaved that way.

Cheers,
Mark 


locked deleting message decs the message count - is this as intended?

 

I just noticed today (and tested in my test group) the fact that deleting a message decrements the message count for that month. Did this change recently? I don't remember it occurring before. I think the message count used to stay the same, but there were just gaps in the archived messages.
--
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: Certificate errors?

 

Just to follow up on this, it turns out the problem was with an anti-virus program the person was running on her machine. Once it was disabled, the correct certificate was loaded and the problem was fixed.

Cheers,
Mark

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 5:50 PM, JohnF via Groups.io <johnf1686@...> wrote:
I see your new certificate OK on my end.  My questions for the person experiencing it would be:

1. Which browser/operating system?  (Mobile?)

2. Does Control-F5 fix the problem?  (Mobile: Reload, or delete cache.)

3. Is this user using an SSL proxy server?  (They probably won't know what this is.)

4. What does the certificate in the error say?  (Maybe someone really is trying to spoof the site for this user.)

Though the new certificate should be picked up regardless of all that.

I know you switched versions recently (from the one with the gray headers to the one with the blue headers).  Is there any chance the version with the gray headers is still out there somewhere, with the old certificate, accessible by whatever this person is doing?

JohnF





locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

ro-esp
 

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 04:59 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

If a member doesn't have Display Name set, a moderator can set it for a
specific group. But as Mike points out, this does not apply to any
subgroups, so you'd have to go in and manually add that name each time a
member joins (or is added) to a subgroup.

This seems like a straightforward change. If a member doesn't have a
Display Name set for themselves, but the moderator has set their display
name on the main group subscription, carry that over when the member is
subscribed to a subgroup. Does that make sense?
Makes perfect sense to me. I don't use subgroups myself yet, but I can't imagine why someone would want to use a displayname in a subgroup that's different from the one in the main group.
groetjes, Ronaldo


locked Re: Certificate errors?

 

I see your new certificate OK on my end. My questions for the person experiencing it would be:

1. Which browser/operating system? (Mobile?)

2. Does Control-F5 fix the problem? (Mobile: Reload, or delete cache.)

3. Is this user using an SSL proxy server? (They probably won't know what this is.)

4. What does the certificate in the error say? (Maybe someone really is trying to spoof the site for this user.)

Though the new certificate should be picked up regardless of all that.

I know you switched versions recently (from the one with the gray headers to the one with the blue headers). Is there any chance the version with the gray headers is still out there somewhere, with the old certificate, accessible by whatever this person is doing?

JohnF

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