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locked Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 05:32 pm, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Changes to the site today:

- Removed Show Message History button, quoting message by default for markdown/plain text messages
. . . . . .
Mark -
I think this is going to be a disaster for our groups. We have some pretty unsophisticated users who will most likely just start typing without deleting anything. If it could be invoked with a "Quote previous message" button on the bottom for only those who know how to use it, I suspect that would help those who want to quote previous while removing the temptation for those who really shouldn't.

Having said that, I really like the way it allows in-line posting in a very convenient format. It's well worth keeping, but we need to make it an option instead of a default.

Dano


locked Re: Getting copies of the messages you send

David P. Dillard
 

I fully agree. Due, for me, to our dear friends at Google, I need to to all over the web and waste substantial time to make sure my posts have cleared on discussion groups I post to and the like.




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

On Thu, 29 Jan 2015, Laurence Taylor wrote:

On 28 Jan 2015 15:53, Mark Fletcher wrote:


It sounds like many people want to have the messages they send to
groups show up in their mailbox. Should I enable that for all groups
and all users? Can you see any downside with doing so?
Yes please. No, I don't see any disadvantage with it; people who don't
want to see what they wrote can always add a filter. I suppose you could
make it switchable as I mentioned before, but I've never actually come
across anyone who specifically wanted not to see their own post through
the relay.


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rgds
LAurence
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locked Re: disallow invitations

 

Ronaldo,

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Is it a setting for possible
members to not get invites?
Yes.

In your Y! Groups Email Preferences page when you Edit the options for your email address there is a checkbox to "Allow group moderators to invite me to their groups" (checked by default). There previously was also one for allowing direct Add, but that went away when direct Add did.

-- Shal


locked disallow invitations

ro-esp
 

2a. Re: Group transfers feedback so far
From: Duane <txpigeon@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:46:34 PST

On a somewhat related item, YG has/had a setting to disallow
invitations. I think this could be useful at times. The invitation
and add functions should be separate options.
I'm not sure what you're talking about. Is it a setting for possible members to not get invites? Is it asetting for the groups.io to ban moderators from sending invites (like after they've abused the feature)?


groetjes, Ronaldo


locked Re: Getting copies of the messages you send

 

It's inconvenient - it's another message in my inbox that I've got to archive. I suppose it has some advantages in that I can search my email and search all messages that I've posted, but if I really had to do that, I'd probably search Groups.io instead.


locked Re: Getting copies of the messages you send

Laurence Taylor
 

On 28 Jan 2015 15:53, Mark Fletcher wrote:


It sounds like many people want to have the messages they send to
groups show up in their mailbox. Should I enable that for all groups
and all users? Can you see any downside with doing so?
Yes please. No, I don't see any disadvantage with it; people who don't
want to see what they wrote can always add a filter. I suppose you could
make it switchable as I mentioned before, but I've never actually come
across anyone who specifically wanted not to see their own post through
the relay.


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rgds
LAurence
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locked Test

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Testing to see if I get a copy.


locked Re: Getting copies of the messages you send

 

Mark,

It converted it to a link. ...
Or the part that tries to create links out of things that it thinks
should be links may have done the deed ...
Hmm... If the linkifier took them maybe that's actually appropriate: they served their express purpose in delimiting the span of text to linkify and I shouldn't expect to see them in the rendered HTML.

Sorry for the needless confusion.

-- Shal


locked Re: Getting copies of the messages you send

 

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 01:19 am, Shal Farley shal@... wrote:

Where'd the lt...gt delimiters around the Message ID go in message #1437?

They are still there in the text/plain; markup=markdown part of the message body, but not in the text/html.

It converted it to a link. There's a rule about allowing some types of inline HTML. It may have thought that was what was happening. Or the part that tries to create links out of things that it thinks should be links may have done the deed (the library I'm using is https://github.com/russross/blackfriday if you're curious.

Mark


locked Re: Wiki

 

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:33 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
I thought of another function for the Wiki that might be useful.  In addition to moderation of modifications, allow the owner/moderator to Lock /Unlock each page if Subscribers have "view and edit" permissions.  Very important pages (group guidelines, FAQ ?) could be locked while still allowing collaboration on many other things.

Thanks, added to the list.

Mark 


locked Re: Customizing invitation message

 

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 12:27 AM, D R Stinson <dano@...> wrote:
I've tried various things, but nothing works in the 'Customize Message' box to give a hard return.


Yep, I was not converting the text to HTML. I've fixed that, so you should be able to do hard returns now.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: A few questions

Frances
 

Hi

It is talking about being the DEFAULT search engine.
Right now, on my Apple products, I tend to use Safari browser. I can choose from four search engines - Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo. This is the same on my iPhone and on my Mac Air.

I can also use other browsers. I have Firefox installed and did have Bing.
I doubt if they would change that!

A bit off-topic. Sorry!

Frances
A happy longtime Apple user

On Jan 29 15, at 11:32 AM, CatWoman <diana@...> wrote:

I think whoever said that Yahoo is being prepared for extinction
is correct - although I also read that it is trying to be the
exclusive search engine for Apple products.

One more reason for me to avoid anything Apple.


locked Re: A few questions

 

On 1/29/2015 1:00 AM, Feathered Leader wrote:

And I frequently reply to an entire message with comments in between, but only if I really feel I need the whole message. So I understand it's legal.;)

Brenda
8-)

Meanwhile - check out my latest message to M&M and here. Neo is
broken again.

Mark - thank you, thank you, thank you.

I just got mail yesterday that a friend, who taught me a lot about
programming and is an incredible programmer, was layed off/fired
from Yahoo. His words "he wasn't the type of <some level> programmer
they needed". He is local. They could have put him on the groups.

I think whoever said that Yahoo is being prepared for extinction
is correct - although I also read that it is trying to be the
exclusive search engine for Apple products.

One more reason for me to avoid anything Apple.

dg


locked Neo is broken again

 

I just sent the following to the M&M yahoogroup, so if you see
it twice, it's on purpose. I know that a lot of folks are
reading beta more than M&M, which is why I'm sending it here.

I just realized that I have not gotten any mail that I
have sent to my -owner address for a couple of weeks.

And someone sent mail that the welcome files are not
going out either.

So I have pending members that I don't know if they got
files and we didn't get the response - or if they never
got the files. I've resorted to sending a castrated
version of the file as a message to the people, and seeing
if they can reply to me.

Oh yes - if I try to send out mail from the web site as
the -owner, it gives an error message. But I can send
as me (better anyway if the whole -owner stuff is
broken).

Anyone else finding this? Or is it our group only?

If you see this twice, I'm going to send it to the groups.io
beta list also, but not as a cc.
Diana


locked Re: Site updates #changelog

Duane
 

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 05:32 pm, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Changes to the site today:

- Removed Show Message History button, quoting message by default for markdown/plain text messages


Mark

After using the auto quote a bit, I don't care for it. A "Quote message" added button or "Reply with quote" (in addition to "Reply") button would be preferable to me. As was mentioned in another post, folks aren't trimming since they may not realize how much was inserted.

Duane


locked Re: Wiki

Duane
 

I thought of another function for the Wiki that might be useful. In addition to moderation of modifications, allow the owner/moderator to Lock /Unlock each page if Subscribers have "view and edit" permissions. Very important pages (group guidelines, FAQ ?) could be locked while still allowing collaboration on many other things.

Duane


locked Re: Hiccup?

Laurence Taylor
 

On 27/01/2015 17:24, Duane wrote:
I got a couple of messages from the beta group last night, at 8:20
and 8:33 CST, even though I have No Email chosen. One showed as
being to me with a CC: to the group, the other was the opposite.
Nothing since. I can't be sure, but it looked like I was following
the thread, even though I've never chosen that. Was there a hiccup
in the system?
No glitch; because the messages were addressed to you direct (it makes
no difference which way round a CC is), you received one.


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rgds
LAurence
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locked Re: Not getting copies of messages I sent to my group

Laurence Taylor
 

On 27/01/2015 04:32, Mark Fletcher wrote:

Many email providers do this. I used to think there was nothing I could do
to circumvent this, but in the course of building support for edited
messages, I found a way, and it's not difficult. If there's demand, I could
add this feature. Would you want this on a per-subscription basis, or for
all your subscriptions?
A user option of "Do you want to receive your own posts?" was a feature
of some systems and might be popular.

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rgds
LAurence
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locked Re: Not getting copies of messages I sent to my group

Laurence Taylor
 

On 27/01/2015 03:45, monamouroui wrote:
If you want a copy you have to send it from the groups webpage (or
maybe from a third party app like the one I'm using). Gmail won't add
duplicate messages when emailed from Gmail. So even though it appears
to come from the group, Gmail knows it came from you and that message
is already in your archives. So it cannot duplicate it.
It's only Gmail's web display that does this; if you download the
messages to your email client, you see everything as you would expect.

There is a way of creating a duplicate email that fools Gmail into
thinking you're someone else and lets you read your relayed posts; I
forget the details but it's widely known and I'm sure someone will be
able to advise.


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rgds
LAurence
<><


locked Re: A few questions

 

JohnF

If missing the quoted text while reading on the website in
single-message or expanded view mode, there's a shortcut to view the
thread, which helps you figure out what the person is writing about.
Or would if the threads had a proper threaded view option, rather than only a chronological view.
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/beta/thread/9671

I don't know if there is a similar link in the mails that are sent out,
individually or in digest form, but it might be available with a couple
of clicks if not.
Not directly to the message in thread, but to the message. And as you say, from there it is just another click to the message in thread.

-- Shal