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moderated login suggestion for new refugees from YahooGroups

Ruthie Levi
 

i am spending a lot of time explaining to the older folks in my group about how to log into Groups.IO. a suggestion, perhaps add a line of code, right near the login suggestion(not far below where it is now), saying specifically if this is ur first time here, just arrived from another platform, like yahoogroups, this is what u need to do…it needs to b a bit more simplistic for my masses…thanks for listening.

 

ruthie levi

 


moderated Re: Reengage Past Members cant remove them from the Past Group

Bob Bellizzi
 

She was bumped on Jan 4,  ALL msgs went to junk and she only just noticed and asked "wha happen?".
She was a long time, years, member I reinstated her because she asked and wasn't a troublemaker.
It was not my unsolicited intention.

--

Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation


moderated Re: Reengage Past Members cant remove them from the Past Group

Bob Bellizzi
 

Even more strange is that I Direct Added her back and she now shows in both Past and Members lists
I wonder if I shoulda just tried to move her back to members directly??
Curioser and Curioser, this rabbit
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Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation


moderated Re: Reengage Past Members cant remove them from the Past Group

 

You can see a past member's entire member page by moving them to banned. It seems to be a "feature." ;)

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 4:44 PM, Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@...> wrote:
BTW one cannot search  for a reason in Past Members.
I wanted to see how many happened recently.

bob
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Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation



--
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: Reengage Past Members cant remove them from the Past Group

 

I don't think there SHOULD be a way to reenroll past members. Leaving the group was their choice. If someone is removed for marking a message spam, then they're given a chance to resubscribe via a resubscribe link. You shouldn't have to do anything. If, OTOH, they didn't get the link, you can always contact them, send them an invitation, etc. I would consider it very obnoxious if a group owner resubscribed me to a group I'd purposely left.

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 4:39 PM, Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@...> wrote:
There seems no way to reengage Past Members.  It would be helpful is we could reengage these people
But I also  notice the only thing kept is the email an when they left.  No page seems available, at least in Premium.

As someone said, many (of these) members  are in the right lane of the Internet highway,  And  they don't notice that they are not receiving messages or digests and when the Unsubscribed/spam message arrives, it, too goes into the junk or spam folder, not to be seen because they just don't look for almost a month in this case.

And, what is the import of a Past Member if we attempt to Direct Add one of them because there is no way to remove them from the Past group


--

Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation



--
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: Reengage Past Members cant remove them from the Past Group

Bob Bellizzi
 

BTW one cannot search  for a reason in Past Members.
I wanted to see how many happened recently.

bob
--

Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation


moderated Reengage Past Members cant remove them from the Past Group

Bob Bellizzi
 

There seems no way to reengage Past Members.  It would be helpful is we could reengage these people
But I also  notice the only thing kept is the email an when they left.  No page seems available, at least in Premium.

As someone said, many (of these) members  are in the right lane of the Internet highway,  And  they don't notice that they are not receiving messages or digests and when the Unsubscribed/spam message arrives, it, too goes into the junk or spam folder, not to be seen because they just don't look for almost a month in this case.

And, what is the import of a Past Member if we attempt to Direct Add one of them because there is no way to remove them from the Past group


--

Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

Barbara Byers
 

I know that I did this for my 4 groups, because it was exactly as described, I tried to add the transfer email and would get an error message that it couldn't send the invite.  I only tried it twice for each group though, then decided to wait, and by the next day it was a member of all my groups. Sorry for the dupes!

I want to add a major THANK YOU for making this possible.

Barb B

 


On 2018-02-07 11:35 AM, Douglas Swearingen wrote:

Thank You Mark for making Groups.io the best it can be.

 

Doug




From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:53 PM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: [beta] Yahoo Group transfers
 
Hi All,
 
I know this isn't really a topic for beta@, but I need to get the word out. 
 
There's a large backlog of group transfer requests, and I'm trying to work through them. But what's difficult at the moment is that I'm getting a ton of duplicated invites to Yahoo Groups (I have 442 sitting in my mail queue at the moment). Apparently people are getting errors from Yahoo when submitting invite requests, and then submitting invites again, over and over. If you get an error, most likely the invite still went through and you do not need to submit an invite again.
 
I've added a note to the instructions page on the site, but if you are involved with any Yahoo Groups who are thinking about moving, I'd appreciate it if you could pass this along.
 
 
Thanks,
Mark
 


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

Douglas Swearingen <dougiebehr@...>
 

Thank You Mark for making Groups.io the best it can be.


Doug




From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:53 PM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: [beta] Yahoo Group transfers
 
Hi All,

I know this isn't really a topic for beta@, but I need to get the word out. 

There's a large backlog of group transfer requests, and I'm trying to work through them. But what's difficult at the moment is that I'm getting a ton of duplicated invites to Yahoo Groups (I have 442 sitting in my mail queue at the moment). Apparently people are getting errors from Yahoo when submitting invite requests, and then submitting invites again, over and over. If you get an error, most likely the invite still went through and you do not need to submit an invite again.

I've added a note to the instructions page on the site, but if you are involved with any Yahoo Groups who are thinking about moving, I'd appreciate it if you could pass this along.


Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

 

Yes, this is the place. Unfortunately we can get shot down for sounding like groups.io evangelists in some of the die-hard yahoo groups we try to help (it happened to me - "do you work for them?" etc.). It's impossible to "get it" until after you move.
--
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: Yahoo Group transfers

 

well when you build the better mousetrap, these things happen.   Here is the place to be.

Steve L at -28c


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

Ginny T.
 

Oh good grief, Mark. How many more things can Yahoo come up with?
Hang in there - and take care of you.
Ginny
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Ginny T.  gttemari21@...
========
TemariKai.com


moderated Yahoo Group transfers

 

Hi All,

I know this isn't really a topic for beta@, but I need to get the word out. 

There's a large backlog of group transfer requests, and I'm trying to work through them. But what's difficult at the moment is that I'm getting a ton of duplicated invites to Yahoo Groups (I have 442 sitting in my mail queue at the moment). Apparently people are getting errors from Yahoo when submitting invite requests, and then submitting invites again, over and over. If you get an error, most likely the invite still went through and you do not need to submit an invite again.

I've added a note to the instructions page on the site, but if you are involved with any Yahoo Groups who are thinking about moving, I'd appreciate it if you could pass this along.


Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Update on Y! Groups transfers

Paula
 

Wonderful. I'll do that now since they showed up today. Thanks Mark.

--Paula


moderated Re: Transfer Wiki?

 

Hi Sharon,

I'm unfamiliar with Google sites and don't have a transfer mechanism available.

Sorry,
Mark

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon@...> wrote:
We have a 1 MB wiki on Google sites that is 99% full and we would like to transfer it to Groups.io.

Can Groups.io transfer the GoogleSite to Groups.io? Do you know another way to do this?

Sharon
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Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
http://www.takomavillage.org







moderated Re: Update on Y! Groups transfers

 

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:34 AM, Paula <disi@...> wrote:

Unfortunately, you were not able to transfer any of the files from the YahooGroup.  I'm still not able to see any of them myself (for three days all I get is a blank screen.)  Is there a chance of getting them transferred at a later date assuming that Yahoo fixes the feature?

Yes, if the files re-appear at some point, then you can go ahead and go through the transfer process again, but specify that you wish only the files to be transferred.

Cheers,
Mark 


moderated Re: Update on Y! Groups transfers

Paula
 

Thank you so much Mark for completing the transfer of our group's membership list and full message archive (dating back to 1999 when it was with Onelist!)

Unfortunately, you were not able to transfer any of the files from the YahooGroup. I'm still not able to see any of them myself (for three days all I get is a blank screen.) Is there a chance of getting them transferred at a later date assuming that Yahoo fixes the feature?

Thank you so much. Words cannot express how important our longtime online community means to our members, and the fact that you have saved us so that we could stay together.

--Paula


moderated Transfer Wiki?

Sharon Villines
 

We have a 1 MB wiki on Google sites that is 99% full and we would like to transfer it to Groups.io.

Can Groups.io transfer the GoogleSite to Groups.io? Do you know another way to do this?

Sharon
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Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
http://www.takomavillage.org


moderated HTML balises to Y!G archive

Benoît Dumeaux
 

Problem with html messages convert from Y!G archive.
Example
https://groups.io/g/TheSeaofClaws/message/319


moderated Group Links available in Individual messages vs Digest messages

Dotty Bell
 

I've noticed that there is a set of links available at the bottom of Individual messages from Groups.io, that do not appear at the bottom of Digest messages. 

The Individual messages have the standard reply options (View/Reply online, Reply to Group, Reply to Sender, Mute this Topic, New Topic).  Then below that, there are the additional options (Change Subscription, Group Home, Contact Group Owner, Terms of Service, Unsubscribe). 

When messages are received in Digest form, there are the standard reply options listed under each message.  But the additional options available in Individual form, are not shown below the final message in the Digest.  There does appear in the header of the Digest, the link to Change Subscription.  And in the footer, a link to Unsubscribe.  Shal pointed out that the group email address also appears in the header and footer, but I think it is unclear that it is not a part of the Change Subscription or Unsubscribe links.  I would be hesitant to click on the email address, at the risk of unsubscribing.

I suggest that the additional link options should be added to the bottom of the Digest message in the same format as they appear in the Individual messages.  I would particularly like having a Group Home link.  Perhaps leaving the group email address in the Digest header would be handy too, as some subscribers might not scroll all the way to the bottom of the digest.

Thanks.
Dotty