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moderated Re: Can Member Notices be personalised

 

I don't understand this request. Like all member notices, the Pending Subscription notice goes TO the person requesting the subscription.

The invitation already does include the name of the person sending the invitation. Which other member notices are you suggesting adding this information to?
--
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: New status site

toki
 

On 02/24/2018 03:01 PM, Patty Sliney wrote:

No way to report this to FF to let them know this is an error (just to report a malicious site), so I created an exception so I could continue.
The issue is that it uses an invalid security certificate.

jonathon


moderated Can Member Notices be personalised

Tony Moody
 

Hallo beta,

I would like to personalise some of my group Member Notices.

For instance, in a Pending Subscription Notice I would like to include something like

" A request for membership has been received from <names> <em@ail.co> . "

How to add coding for some of the fields to Member Notices?
What fields and variables are available?

OK,
Tony Moody


moderated Re: New Yahoo group transfer system

Jeremy H
 

If you have the pictures off group, there are various programs that will do a bulk resize - I use Faststone Image Resizer, can set it going with suitable settings, and have a cuppa while it does its stuff. You may want to change image format (to jpg/whatever) or (for jpgs) reduce the quality setting at the same time.  


moderated Re: New status site

Duane
 

Please note that Mark mentioned there was an error in his original post.  It's not a secure site, so no S on the http: http://status.groups.io/
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/16066

Duane


moderated Re: New Yahoo group transfer system

Tamra
 

Patty, we selected in the new Groups.io the size that would import before the transfer.
The transfer did work for some Y! Members albums but not all.

These two items helped control the import photo sizes.  7GBs of photos is a lot to go through.


moderated Re: Calendar Repeat

Dave Sergeant
 

Thanks Shal,I had missed that. Have told him what to do, he hasn't got
back to me yet.

Dave

On 24 Feb 2018 at 11:58, Shal Farley wrote:

Dave,

> 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.

What Bob said, but there's a hashtag on them already: #cal-reminder

Tell your member to look at the message footer next time he/she receives
a reminder. There should be a link to Mute (or Unfollow) that hashtag.
The link will take him/her to the web site to confirm, then presto: no
more calendar reminders.

If the member is receiving digests he/she will have to go to the web
site to Mute the hashtag. See the section on Managing muted and followed
topics, here:
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Groups.io-Help-page-Mock-up#
Muting-and-Following

Shal

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Re: Calendar Repeat

 

Dave,

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.
What Bob said, but there's a hashtag on them already: #cal-reminder

Tell your member to look at the message footer next time he/she receives a reminder. There should be a link to Mute (or Unfollow) that hashtag. The link will take him/her to the web site to confirm, then presto: no more calendar reminders.

If the member is receiving digests he/she will have to go to the web site to Mute the hashtag. See the section on Managing muted and followed topics, here:
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Groups.io-Help-page-Mock-up#Muting-and-Following

Shal


moderated Re: Y!G transfer and collapse topics

Benoît Dumeaux
 

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 05:21 am, Benoît Dumeaux wrote:
With Y!G transfer there are lot of collapse topics, possibility to have suggestions of merging topics? Like the search of doublon to contact apps?
Help to do order to this chaos
 https://groups.io/g/TheSeaofClaws/topics?p=recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,100,2,200,0&jump=1


moderated Re: could invitation text be moved

 

Victoria,

I have no idea how big a job it would be to just inactivate this fixed
invite text so each owner can write his own?
I'm sure the programming effort is not the issue.

No doubt Mark is concerned with the potential for abuse, since by design Invitations can be sent to addresses that are not already a part of your group. If the entire message content were written by the group owner/mod then the invitation feature would be a very attractive tool for spammers and scammers of all sorts.

So the boilerplate is there to make the Invitations less attractive to spammers, and to give the recipient a clear understanding of what the message is about.

Obviously, it doesn't serve the latter function for those who don't speak English. But the solution to that I'm sure is more likely to come with some overall effort to provide language-specific site text.

Shal


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yep Now ti works. I just hit reload but will clearn the cache from my chrome anyway at some point probably when I run my clean up program as it does all of that for me.

Cool cool and blessings.L

On Feb 24, 2018, at 10:06 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 10:03 AM, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Well, I didn't look at the site updates status on the beta groupas of yet, , however now it is in this maintenance mode. It  should be back by I think 1 something. Here is a screen cap

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4eulk6in6td8dd9/Screenshot%202018-02-24%2010.01.39.png?dl=1


Sarah, please hold down the shift key while clicking the browser reload button. You're viewing a cached version of the site.

I just changed the maintenance page so that hopefully it won't be cached in the future.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

David Grimm
 

I'm stll getting the anti-phishing warning/block from Norton. But only on my Windows 10 machine. On Android and Windows Vista machines, no problem. I've white-listed groups.io in my Norton application, cleared the cache (twice), and still no go. Any other recommendations? Or just wait until Norton straightens out their information? Or is this belong in the GroupManagersForum?

Dave




moderated Re: Phishing warnings

 

Not that I object to seeing cat pics, but this will be very helpful! :-)
--
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: Site updates #changelog

Douglas Swearingen
 

Where else but from Mark can you get support like this?


Great Job Mark.  I am sure we all appreciate all that you do for the group owners, members, and Groups.io.


Thank You


Doug




From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:05 AM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Site updates #changelog
 
Great job, Mark
--

Bob Bellizzi

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


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

 

On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 10:03 AM, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Well, I didn't look at the site updates status on the beta groupas of yet, , however now it is in this maintenance mode. It  should be back by I think 1 something. Here is a screen cap

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4eulk6in6td8dd9/Screenshot%202018-02-24%2010.01.39.png?dl=1


Sarah, please hold down the shift key while clicking the browser reload button. You're viewing a cached version of the site.

I just changed the maintenance page so that hopefully it won't be cached in the future.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Bob Bellizzi
 

Great job, Mark
--

Bob Bellizzi

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


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

Sarah k Alawami
 

Well, I didn't look at the site updates status on the beta groupas of yet, , however now it is in this maintenance mode. It should be back by I think 1 something. Here is a screen cap

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4eulk6in6td8dd9/Screenshot%202018-02-24%2010.01.39.png?dl=1


Hope what ever happened can be fixed. Thank goodness my list is a quiet one.

Take care all.

On Feb 24, 2018, at 8:41 AM, Marina <moderatore@biblit.it> wrote:

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 01:57 pm, D R Stinson wrote:


Mark -
When I log in with Firefox, I get pretty much what Shal describes. AVG gives
me this warning:

We've safely aborted connection on www.groups.io because it was infected with
I use Firefox on Windows10 and AVG.
Never received any warning. Apart from yesterday's blackout, everything seems OK.

Marina




moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • CHANGE: Added meta headers to the maintenance page to hopefully prevent caching.
  • NEW: There's now a status page for the service, at http://status.groups.io
  • CHANGE: Completely revamped how Yahoo groups are transfered, adding a new web-based system to specify the groups to transfer and to track the progress of the transfers.
  • CHANGE: Reduce the max size of a group name to 32 characters to avoid potential DNS issues.
  • BUGFIX: For a specific PDF, pdftotext would hang during processing. This would cause our search ingestion to time out. Now we kill that process if it takes too long.
  • BUGFIX: If someone is logged into an enterprise group's domain, but they are not subscribed to any groups, and the enterprise group is set to only allow access to subscribed members, that created an endless redirect loop. Now we automatically log out the person in this situation.

Have a good weekend everybody.

Mark


moderated Re: New Yahoo group transfer system - picture resize

SP4149
 

I suspect an alternative would be to limit the actual picture data size rather than pixel count.
Some picture formats (such as Jpeg) are much more efficient than bitmap images. I know some web
sites that display pictures don't do this and as a result I see really poor quality 3 meg images than could
easily have been an 80Kb image in a different format.

KEN

"It has always seemed strange to me," said Doc. "The things we admire in
men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling
are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest,
sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are
the traits of success." STEINBECK - CANNERY ROW

On 2018-02-24 07:44, D R Stinson wrote:
I should clarify something I wrote:
One option that might make a big difference is to resize the photos you have
down to something smaller.
That should be to *have Mark* resize the existing photos down to
something smaller.
Dano


moderated Re: could invitation text be moved

 

Marina wrote:
My group is formed by linguists who generally have a fairly good command of English, yet several of them marked as spam the invite from Groups.io, although I had sent several notices about the forthcoming transfer.
People tend to be suspicious and often delete mails without reading them properly.

I am sure that an invite in Italian would have better chances of being read.
**********

Marina,

how lucky you are with mostly linguists!:-)

Victoria

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