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moderated remove duplicated photos due to top posting #suggestion

 

My group's home page is now brimming with photo duplicates, because whenever one person sends a photo by email, anybody who responds to it includes the same photo in their message. Even if the photo "text" is recognized by the system as part of a top post, and the photo is therefore subsumed in ellipses within the actual displayed message, the photo is not removed from that section on the home page. It keeps appearing, again and again. And again. And just when you think it's stopped, again...

This clutters up the home page. It also takes space, interest, and exposure away from other, legitimately and recently posted photos, And it counts towards the storage used. (This is not a problem in my group yet, but at some point could necessitate the removal of the entire messages.) Furthermore, simply deleting the photos from the "posted photos" page creates unsightly blank gaps on the home page's "recently posted photos" section. Removing them does not restore space to the other photos. 

It would be great, if possible, for photos that are the result of an email top-post to be removed.

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moderated Re: stationary problem

Anita L
 

I just fixed it. You can't set a image size for the group. When you put unlimited the stationary comes in the right way. Hurray!


Anita 


moderated stationary problem

Anita L
 

I have incredimail and send stationary to my group and others do also. Now any thing with a left border comes out in 3's across the letter.You can't read the writing now.


This never happened in yahoo. I know Mark fixed the stationary because at first it did not appear at all. Now something must have happened. It is not working.


This is an important feature for my members. It can be adddressed after the holidays but just wanted you to know this is a problem.


Please let me know if you fix this.


Anita


moderated Re: New HTML footer

 

I read all messages in my email client, in plain text, not on the web.
Approximately half the time (and this message was one example) there are no
footers.

Jim Fisher

On 20 Dec 2016 at 13:20, Mark Fletcher wrote:

Hi All,

I've reorganized the footer a bit (only for HTML messages at the moment). The
links now match the links in the digest. The new footer currently only shows up
on beta@ messages.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Mark
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moderated Re: Holidays

Christopher Hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Mark, as others have said, well done and thank you for all the hard work. Happy Holidays and a great New Year.

On 21 Dec 2016, at 01:18, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

I'm off for the holidays, returning Wednesday, January 4th. This means I'll be slow to respond to emails during that time. I will be monitoring the service as usual.

I hope you all have a great holiday season (or last few days of the year, whichever you prefer)!

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Thanks for All You Do Mark and Have a GREAT Vacation

David P. Dillard
 

As tommorrow is the first day of Winter, I hope you have a real cool vacation. Stay safe as you are a friend to those who are a part of Groups.IO.





Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
jwne@...


moderated Re: Holidays

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Mark, have a wonderful holiday and will talk to you when you return.

On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:18 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

I'm off for the holidays, returning Wednesday, January 4th. This means I'll be slow to respond to emails during that time. I will be monitoring the service as usual.

I hope you all have a great holiday season (or last few days of the year, whichever you prefer)!

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Holidays

 

Happy holidays to you, too, Mark!
J

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

I'm off for the holidays, returning Wednesday, January 4th. This means I'll be slow to respond to emails during that time. I will be monitoring the service as usual.

I hope you all have a great holiday season (or last few days of the year, whichever you prefer)!

Thanks,
Mark



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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. Especially the fishy ones.

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


moderated Re: Holidays

Duane
 

Please enjoy your well deserved time off and the joy of being with your family.

Duane


moderated Re: Holidays

Anita L
 

Mark thanks for all of your hard work. Have a great holiday and happy new year.
 
Anita  
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 12/20/2016 8:18:33 PM
Subject: [beta] Holidays
 
Hi All,

I'm off for the holidays, returning Wednesday, January 4th. This means I'll be slow to respond to emails during that time. I will be monitoring the service as usual.

I hope you all have a great holiday season (or last few days of the year, whichever you prefer)!

Thanks,
Mark
 


moderated Holidays

 

Hi All,

I'm off for the holidays, returning Wednesday, January 4th. This means I'll be slow to respond to emails during that time. I will be monitoring the service as usual.

I hope you all have a great holiday season (or last few days of the year, whichever you prefer)!

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Yahoo Group Transfers

 

HI All,

Unfortunately, I discovered an issue that did not come up during testing. There's a bug in how Yahoo exports databases and the Links section. They don't properly handle quotes. So if any database fields or links have quotes in them, there's a good chance that I won't be able to import those records. There's unfortunately nothing I can do programmatically to handle this. Records that I cannot import will be skipped. Once the import is complete, you can go back and fix up the databases by hand by exporting them from Yahoo and manually editing the CSV files.

Also, because of the holidays, please be patient with transfer requests. I'll try to get to them as soon as I can.

Thanks,
Mark

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM, atinalee@... via Groups.Io <atinalee@...> wrote:
Mark that is great you can do that now. I did it myself already. Good for the new groups coming in. I know I just recommended your place here to a few people who have groups. They will need that done.
 
Anita 
 
 
 
 
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 12/20/2016 1:19:52 PM
Subject: [beta] Yahoo Group Transfers
 
Hi All,

In addition to members and messages, I can now move photos, files, links and databases when doing the easy transfer process. Just specify you'd like everything moved when you do the final move request. Photos may have to be rotated once they're transferred; unfortunately I don't always get the proper orientation information from Yahoo.

If you have already moved your group over here, but would like these other parts moved now, I can do that as well. Send a message to transfer@groups.io to start that process.

Please spread the word.

Thanks,
Mark
 



moderated Re: selective splitting/merging of topics #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

J,

        No argument there, as one can find oneself in the situation where a series of messages "sandwiched between the original topic and more of the original topic" would be ideal for excision and being set up as a separate topic of their own.

        I was just musing on the futility of it all in the grand scheme of things, not the lack of utility of your request.
--
Brian

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.   

          ~  James G. Bennet


moderated Re: selective splitting/merging of topics #suggestion

 

Right. All true. But given that there IS the availability of thread splitting/renaming, which we're stuck with, I think a 'cut and splice' feature would at least be an improvement.
J

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 20, 2016, at 4:02 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

J,

            I understand what you're asking for, and agree it would be ideal, but I really wonder whether it would help at all even if it were possible because of the "dual nature" of Groups.io that I know we've talked about here many times.

            In any group where you have the majority of participants interacting via e-mail it's the e-mail subject itself that determines whether a given submission will be attached to an existing topic/thread, be spun off as a separate thread, and the like.    Even if you were able to "hack out a tangent from the heart of an ongoing topic" and establish a separate topic, what are the odds that any of the many e-mail participants are going to know about that in in any timely manner.  I can see, on groups with large memberships and a large percentage of e-mail participants, all attempts to do what it sounds like you're trying to do coming to naught when someone replies to the original topic, from which you've now established a parallel topic with a new title that befits it, and you are back to having that parallel topic as a tangent either at the end of or, if enough "original topic topic" responses come in after it, back in the heart of the original thread.

             I am driven crazy, almost literally, by the endless amount of unnecessary (and sometimes unintentional, but often not) topic/thread splitting that goes on in many Groups.io groups which is sort of the "flip side" of your initial issue - but a related one.   You'll have an original topic, say, "Amazon Echo," asking for people's opinions and experiences with said product.  One person responding decides to change the subject to, "My impressions of the Amazon Echo," and the splitting is afoot.  I can't make certain e-mail participants understand what havoc this wreaks for those trying to read on the web interface and what this does to archive coherence as well.  I've seen what are actually single conversation topics broken into sometimes as many as three or four separate topics.  I have wracked my brain for a way to beg people to not do this and, if they have a stand-alone topic that is spurred by an existing one that's not a brief diversion, to actually create a reply with a Subject that will create a topic that others can gravitate to in order to discuss it.   I have decided that this is likely an impossible dream on my part.
--
Brian

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.   

          ~  James G. Bennet


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. Especially the fishy ones.

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


moderated Re: selective splitting/merging of topics #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

J,

            I understand what you're asking for, and agree it would be ideal, but I really wonder whether it would help at all even if it were possible because of the "dual nature" of Groups.io that I know we've talked about here many times.

            In any group where you have the majority of participants interacting via e-mail it's the e-mail subject itself that determines whether a given submission will be attached to an existing topic/thread, be spun off as a separate thread, and the like.    Even if you were able to "hack out a tangent from the heart of an ongoing topic" and establish a separate topic, what are the odds that any of the many e-mail participants are going to know about that in in any timely manner.  I can see, on groups with large memberships and a large percentage of e-mail participants, all attempts to do what it sounds like you're trying to do coming to naught when someone replies to the original topic, from which you've now established a parallel topic with a new title that befits it, and you are back to having that parallel topic as a tangent either at the end of or, if enough "original topic topic" responses come in after it, back in the heart of the original thread.

             I am driven crazy, almost literally, by the endless amount of unnecessary (and sometimes unintentional, but often not) topic/thread splitting that goes on in many Groups.io groups which is sort of the "flip side" of your initial issue - but a related one.   You'll have an original topic, say, "Amazon Echo," asking for people's opinions and experiences with said product.  One person responding decides to change the subject to, "My impressions of the Amazon Echo," and the splitting is afoot.  I can't make certain e-mail participants understand what havoc this wreaks for those trying to read on the web interface and what this does to archive coherence as well.  I've seen what are actually single conversation topics broken into sometimes as many as three or four separate topics.  I have wracked my brain for a way to beg people to not do this and, if they have a stand-alone topic that is spurred by an existing one that's not a brief diversion, to actually create a reply with a Subject that will create a topic that others can gravitate to in order to discuss it.   I have decided that this is likely an impossible dream on my part.
--
Brian

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.   

          ~  James G. Bennet


moderated Re: Yahoo Group Transfers

Anita L
 

Mark that is great you can do that now. I did it myself already. Good for the new groups coming in. I know I just recommended your place here to a few people who have groups. They will need that done.
 
Anita 
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 12/20/2016 1:19:52 PM
Subject: [beta] Yahoo Group Transfers
 
Hi All,

In addition to members and messages, I can now move photos, files, links and databases when doing the easy transfer process. Just specify you'd like everything moved when you do the final move request. Photos may have to be rotated once they're transferred; unfortunately I don't always get the proper orientation information from Yahoo.

If you have already moved your group over here, but would like these other parts moved now, I can do that as well. Send a message to transfer@groups.io to start that process.

Please spread the word.

Thanks,
Mark
 


moderated Re: New HTML footer

Maria
 

It's perfect! Thank you!

Maria


moderated Re: New HTML footer

Anita L
 

Mark I love it. Great job. Thanks so much for doing this and your hard work.
 
I am loving iogroups.
 
Anita  
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 12/20/2016 4:20:53 PM
Subject: [beta] New HTML footer
 

Hi All,

I've reorganized the footer a bit (only for HTML messages at the moment). The links now match the links in the digest. The new footer currently only shows up on beta@ messages.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks, Mark

 


moderated Re: New HTML footer

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Mark, looks good here. From a blindness perspective

On Dec 20, 2016, at 3:20 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

I've reorganized the footer a bit (only for HTML messages at the moment). The links now match the links in the digest. The new footer currently only shows up on beta@ messages.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks, Mark



moderated Re: New HTML footer

 

Better than just before. I think it's a fine compromise. :-)
J

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 20, 2016, at 1:20 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

I've reorganized the footer a bit (only for HTML messages at the moment). The links now match the links in the digest. The new footer currently only shows up on beta@ messages.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks, Mark


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. Especially the fishy ones.

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