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moderated Phishing warnings

 

[moving this to a separate thread]

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 1:14 PM, LeeAnne Bloye <ecir.archives@...> wrote:
Think my last message got lost. 
Not sure if this has anything to do with this thread but mods and members are getting blocked by dangerous site  and malewar warnings when trying to access groups.io.

I've gotten one other support email about this. I don't know why this would happen, as nothing's changed except for the downtime this morning.

Any additional information you can get me (what the warning say specifically, any URLs, etc) would be of great help.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: This morning's downtime #outage

LeeAnne
 

Hi Mark, 
Think my last message got lost. 
Not sure if this has anything to do with this thread but mods and members are getting blocked by dangerous site  and malewar warnings when trying to access groups.io.
--
-LeeAnne

ECIR Archivist


moderated Re: This morning's downtime #outage

 

Ok, thanks, Mark. 

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:38 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

Every time the site goes down, I can't get into groups.io any more by going to (verbatim) groups.io. I have to get in some roundabout way, like using "view/reply to this message online" etc. Otherwise, I keep seeing the cat pics and the obsolete error message. 

Is there an easy way to remedy this besides clearing my safari cache? Doing that is a big headache because I have to then log on everywhere else etc. 

Please try a force reload. Go to groups.io, then hold down the shift key while clicking the browser reload button.

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: This morning's downtime #outage

 

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:38 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

Every time the site goes down, I can't get into groups.io any more by going to (verbatim) groups.io. I have to get in some roundabout way, like using "view/reply to this message online" etc. Otherwise, I keep seeing the cat pics and the obsolete error message. 

Is there an easy way to remedy this besides clearing my safari cache? Doing that is a big headache because I have to then log on everywhere else etc. 

Please try a force reload. Go to groups.io, then hold down the shift key while clicking the browser reload button.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: This morning's downtime #outage

 

Hi Mark,

Every time the site goes down, I can't get into groups.io any more by going to (verbatim) groups.io. I have to get in some roundabout way, like using "view/reply to this message online" etc. Otherwise, I keep seeing the cat pics and the obsolete error message. 

Is there an easy way to remedy this besides clearing my safari cache? Doing that is a big headache because I have to then log on everywhere else etc. 

Thanks.

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

Something happened to the datacenter where the Groups.io machines are hosted at, starting around 10:12AM Pacific Time. This caused the Groups.io service to go completely off-line. I posted to the @groupsio Twitter account at 10:19AM announcing the problem. As of about 11:20AM, the site is back up and fully functional. I do not know the cause of the problem.

As an opportunity for learning, there are a couple of things that I will change because of this:

- At various points, some people going to the site received the cats maintenance page. The maintenance message was out of date, and referred to an old maintenance. I have fixed that.
- I will set up a status webpage, not hosted with the other servers/datacenter, where I will post when there are issues.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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


moderated This morning's downtime #outage

 

Hi All,

Something happened to the datacenter where the Groups.io machines are hosted at, starting around 10:12AM Pacific Time. This caused the Groups.io service to go completely off-line. I posted to the @groupsio Twitter account at 10:19AM announcing the problem. As of about 11:20AM, the site is back up and fully functional. I do not know the cause of the problem.

As an opportunity for learning, there are a couple of things that I will change because of this:

- At various points, some people going to the site received the cats maintenance page. The maintenance message was out of date, and referred to an old maintenance. I have fixed that.
- I will set up a status webpage, not hosted with the other servers/datacenter, where I will post when there are issues.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: could invitation text be moved

Marina
 

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 03:44 am, Victoria wrote:


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)”?
I would go a step further.

I think that having the possibility to address the invitee in his/her own language would reduce the risk of people marking the message as spam.
Why can't the message be *fully* customizable?
I am afraid that putting a text in German (or in Italian or whatever) in the middle of or above or below the text in English would make people even more confused.

I can understand that localization is not a priority now, but maybe we can start from this feature and give foreign group owners the possibility to invite members in their own language?

Thank you for your attention.
Marina


moderated Re: see past activity from "removed" as well as "banned" members (premium groups) #suggestion

 

wrong message title: should read "past members" (not "removed") - they can have left or have been removed, either one, to be "past"
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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 see past activity from "removed" as well as "banned" members (premium groups) #suggestion

 

I have brought this up before, but only tangentially within other topics: I now routinely ban every member who leaves the group because it's the only way I can see who they were and their past activity. In other words: there are a "past members" list and a "banned members" list, but in only the banned list can you click on the member to reach their member page. 

Is there any way to make the "past members" just as clickable? I am now banning people I would not normally ban, just to see who they were when they leave and what problems (if any) there were. I've now banned so many that it's at the point where I can't tell from looking at the "banned" list whether or not I really want these people to be banned, and therefore I can't necessarily make a reasonable decision on what to do if they reapply. (Also, I can see that they've reapplied only by the log entry "banned member attempted to apply" but I also don't get notified by email.)

Is there some way to rectify this? Clearly, the record still exists, because all I have to do is move the "past" email address to the "banned" list and it becomes accessible.
--
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: Calendar Repeat

Dave Sergeant
 

I can see what you are asking. One of our calendar reminders needs
sending each Wednesday except the second Wednesday (when we have a
different one) and I have had to set up 5 different reminders. I
suspect it will be hard to do to cover all eventualities.

Similarly, I have been asked by one of our members if there could be an
option in ones individual preferences not to receive calendar
reminders. This is probably easier to do but I accept it would be way
down the to-do list.

Dave

On 22 Feb 2018 at 19:15, William Powell wrote:

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

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Re: could invitation text be moved

Kevin Conod <kdconod@...>
 

I second that - not just in Victoria's situation but I would rather my own message come first before the boilerplate info.


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.
--
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
 

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. 

--
-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

-- 

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 <@ScottAC8DE>
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