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moderated could invitation text be moved

 

I´ve started transferring my German group.

 

I wrote a German invitation text, but it shows up in the midst of the fixed English text. Is it possible to move my German text above the boilerplate or below the “Hello (Name)”?

 

Victoria


moderated Calendar Repeat

William Powell <whp@...>
 

I have events that occur on the Nth weekday of the month.  For instance: the last Monday of the month and the 2nd Friday of the month.
Also another that occurs the Wednesday preceding the 2nd Friday of the month.
Any possibility of enhancements to the calendar?
Thanks,
Bill


moderated bounced out of message queue when adding hashtags #suggestion #bug

Rachel
 

I'm adding hashtags to older topics in my group and everytime I do -- i get bounced back out to the first page of messages ...It's an annoyance to keep track of where I was and then get back to that page.
Is there a reason for this or is this something that could be fixed? 

Thanks,
Rachel


moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

It's not about clogging up the list in our group, either. It's about people (many of them) stating medically incorrect facts in their signatures that could mislead other group members. I could put everyone who does this on moderation and laboriously edit the incorrect statement(s) each time, but that's a PITA. There are also, as LeeAnne says, the people who can't figure out how to create their auto-sig, and the auto-sig is now *required* in my group and must contain certain information in my group. I'm sure there are many more scenarios.
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moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

LeeAnne
 

Hi Ronaldo,
This isn't about clogging up the list - at least for our group.  It is about getting the required details and information links into our member's signatures.  
When a member isn't computer savvy enough to do it themselves, and our work arounds are thwarted by hidden formatting problems or even the member's lack of skill, it creates much confusion and frustration. 
If mods had signature editing ability they could set up the member's signature once and for all, eliminating a major hassle that takes up time and energy needed elsewhere. 

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-LeeAnne

ECIR Archivist


moderated Re: Repeating Events in Calendar Bug

Bob Bellizzi
 

Dave,
There are two chckboxes near the end of the event below where you set Reminders that say:
Send Invite To Group
Send Notice To Group When Event Happens
Send Invite To Group is checked by default.
;
Mark mentioned it on one of his updates recently.

I 'got' me the other day when I was  in an update cycle and my members got several invtes, one each time I Saved my update

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Bob Bellizzi

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


moderated Re: Repeating Events in Calendar Bug

Dave Sergeant
 

Maybe just a glitch, but I just edited a repeating event for tonight to
remove the reminder at the start of the event (g4bra@groups.io) and it
sent out an 'updated' reminder for the one which happened last
December....

Dave

On 15 Feb 2018 at 11:31, Mark Fletcher wrote:

Hi Scott,

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Scott Myers <ac8de@ameritech.net>
wrote: > > > So let's say I make an event that repeats and I want it to
repeat weekly in > Thursday 4 times. Then later I decide I want to
change it to 6 times. I > go > into edit, change it from 4 to 6 times,
the hit the green update event > button. I get the popup asking me if I
want to do it to all events or just > this one. I select all and it
acts like it works, but when I'm thrown back > to the calendar, it
hasn't changed. I go back into the event and nothing > is > changed.


Thanks for the bug report. It should be fixed now.

Thanks,
Mark

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm, ro-esp wrote:
Why would a moderator/owner want to edit someones signature/footer?
Many reasons. If it gets implemented and you have no need for it in your group, don't use it.
 
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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: Group Search Sort Options? #suggestion

ro-esp
 

number of messages in total or per week/month please

and if groups.io really takes off you will need sortings by worldparts and languages...


groetjes, Ronaldo


moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

ro-esp
 

I'm not sure why and how this would work. Why would a moderator/owner want to edit someones signature/footer?

If they clog up the list, wouldn't a "discard anything after two hyphens and a space" feature be enough?


and what does "second" mean? Didn't we instate the thumbs-up feature to prevent "me too"-messages?


groetjes, , Ronaldo


moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

Second.


On Feb 21, 2018, at 10:34 AM, LeeAnne Bloye <ecir.archives@...> wrote:

Howdy Duane
:-)
Thanks for the work around ideas but they just don't work for our particular group. :-(
We have been using wiki  instructions and one-one emails to help members but they fail some of our members.  We can't possibly edit every message a confused member posts. Our group is big (10,000) and can have several daily digest per day with new members constantly coming in needing help to fill out a case history form, join a sub-group, download, fill out a case history form, then make the folder to upload it to.  They also need a signature that includes their name, general location, join date and so the mods can find their information in the sub-groups files and unsearchable photo section, working links to their information. 

New members are often justifiably frantic for help and have a big medical learning curve to get through but add to that a limited understanding of how the internet, let alone Groups.io works? It is almost mission impossible at times.  The drive and time it takes to overcome the technical stuff for some is a lot more than some people would invest for anything else. If our mods can reduce some of the stress and quickly and permanently fix members signatures it would save us all so much time and frustration. I've been at signature fix with a member for over a week now and this is not first time it has taken this long.  I'm at my wits end myself, otherwise I would not bother the Beta Group with this. 

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-LeeAnne

ECIR Archivist


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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: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

LeeAnne
 

Howdy Duane
:-)
Thanks for the work around ideas but they just don't work for our particular group. :-(
We have been using wiki  instructions and one-one emails to help members but they fail some of our members.  We can't possibly edit every message a confused member posts. Our group is big (10,000) and can have several daily digest per day with new members constantly coming in needing help to fill out a case history form, join a sub-group, download, fill out a case history form, then make the folder to upload it to.  They also need a signature that includes their name, general location, join date and so the mods can find their information in the sub-groups files and unsearchable photo section, working links to their information. 

New members are often justifiably frantic for help and have a big medical learning curve to get through but add to that a limited understanding of how the internet, let alone Groups.io works? It is almost mission impossible at times.  The drive and time it takes to overcome the technical stuff for some is a lot more than some people would invest for anything else. If our mods can reduce some of the stress and quickly and permanently fix members signatures it would save us all so much time and frustration. I've been at signature fix with a member for over a week now and this is not first time it has taken this long.  I'm at my wits end myself, otherwise I would not bother the Beta Group with this. 

--
-LeeAnne

ECIR Archivist


moderated Re: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

 

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 09:25 am, Patty Sliney wrote:
that comments field for us is a "need to have"
I would characterize it that way also.
 
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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: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

Patty Sliney
 

I think this is a great feature to add, Mark.  We used the Comments section in the membership application heavily for my lists, mainly based on my list demographic.  We use it to help screen out list spammers.  Yahoo Groups has the option to make that comments section mandatory to complete - you can't submit the membership application without filling out the comments section - with a checkbox for "mandatory" I think.  It helps us a lot.  We ask in our list description for a "list-specific" comment, and not a general comment, so we can screen out list spammers.  Most of the time, folks understand that.  Sometimes we have to prompt them for a more specific comment, but this is really an important feature in the application form for my groups.  Having a customized questionnaire is a "nice to have", but that comments field for us is a "need to have".


moderated Email delivery #suggestion

Frances
 

It seems that the advanced email preferences are not well featured in the Subscription page. 
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/editsub

I think being able to subscribe to just the first message in a thread and then follow any of interest is a very powerful and appealing concept. In fact, I have changed that to the default preference for one group I own.

Right now this option is BELOW signature on the subscription page and is additionally hidden, only visible when the user clicks on Advanced Preferences. I suggest at the very least it is promoted to the space above signature. 

And I think that somehow it needs to be featured, either by a better label or layout.

Frances


moderated #suggestion #help Signatures #suggestion

Frances
 

Hi

A suggestion for the section on signatures in the useful Help page.

It says:
How Do I Set Up A Signature For My Account?
To set a signature for your account, go to the Subscription page for your group (it's the 'Subscription' tab in the left hand sidebar when viewing your group). On the subscription page, look for the 'Use Signature For Web Posting' checkbox and check that. Then you will be able to add a signature. Once complete, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

I suggest that you change “account” in “to set a signature for your account” to “to set a signature for a group”.

And add that each group you subscribe to (or each subscription) can have a different signature. Or “the signature is for a specific subscribed group and you can set a different signature for each, if you wish."

It works, just tested that.

Frances



moderated Group Search Sort Options? #suggestion

Patty Sliney
 

I noticed in doing a Groups search, there's no Sort options, to re-sort your search results.  Would be nice to be able to sort by best match/relevancy, newest, oldest, # of members, # of messages. 

Patty S.


moderated Re: login suggestion for new refugees from YahooGroups

 

Hi Sharon,

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:16 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon@...> wrote:

When I went to the site to set up a password, I entered the email address, contact@... and clicked on "don’t have a password."

I’m taken to a page that says that address doesn’t have an account.

Shouldn’t the email address be recognized as soon as my membership is approved and I’ve received the welcome message?


Yes it should. I'm not sure why you would have gotten that error. Please let me know if you're still seeing it.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Log In issues for Existing Subscribers

 

Hi Dotty,

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:07 PM, Dotty Bell <quiltsallday@...> wrote:

Some of my members are having difficulties logging in to our specific xxxGroup Home Page.  I could not understand their complaints until I experimented with my multiple test subscriptions.  I find these inconsistencies, which I think should be addressed:

TestAccount 1 (with Password - set for Individual Messages) -- Group Home Link in footer of Individual email message takes me to Log In Page.  Log in with Email Address and Password takes me to Manage My Subscription Page.   My Groups are listed, and I can select xxxGroup to get to xxxGroup Home Page.

The Group Home link should not take you to a log in page, it should take you to the group home page. Did you by chance click the 'Change Your Subscription' link, which is right above the Group Home link? That would take you to the login page and then the Manage My Subscription page.

 
TestAccount 2 (with No Password - set for Individual Messages) -- Group Home Link in footer of Individual email message takes me to Log In Page.  Log in with Email and either Forgot Your Password or Send me an Email.  Link in Email takes me to Profile Page.  I must use the drop down menu for My Groups at top of page to select xxxGroup to get to xxxGroup Home Page.

Clicking the Forgot your Password link has the end result in putting you in the Profile page because the idea is that you want to reset your password.

 
TestAccount 3 (with No Password - set for Digest Messages)  -- xxxGroup link in Header of Digest Message takes me to Log In Page.
 

Yes, there is a slight inconsistency here. The link in the "This is a digest for ..." sentence does go to the /messages page. This would require a log in if the group had private archives. But the link doesn't say Group Home. I can change this to go to the group home page if people think that'd be better.


Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

I reluctantly click "Like" on Duane's workarounds because they are good workarounds. But I would still prefer to have direct editing capability of the signature a priori.
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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

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