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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 <dougiebehr@...>
 

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


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

Marina
 

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 Re: could invitation text be moved

Marina
 

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 03:39 pm, Andre Polykanine wrote:

And there are lots of people who not
only don't speak English, but are afraid of some message in a foreign
language coming first. Such people tend to delete those e-mails as
spam without even reading them.
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


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

LeeAnne
 

one member who was blocked yesterday just got in!
--
-LeeAnne

ECIR Archivist


moderated Re: New Yahoo group transfer system

 

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: New Yahoo group transfer system

 

----- Original Message -----
Thank you SO much for doing this, Mark, fantastic. I have a question if I might: I will be moving a rather large list in a week or so, and I wanted to try to keep my group's size down to 1 GB. However, our current photos section is 7 GB alone (the files are still in the MBs, so no worries about that section causing issues). Is there a way I can move just the more current photo albums/photos so I don't transfer all 9 years' worth of photos? My group just isn't set up to be able to obtain a membership fee from on an annual basis, to cover the $110 annual cost, so trying to keep our size down. We're a sewing/quilting/embroidery group, so we're sort of heavy on the photos (of our projects, work, etc.) Or, would I transfer everything, then go in and delete the older photos until we're down under 1 GB?

Patty Sliney
______________

Patty - Mark will likely contact you with some options. One option that might make a big difference is to resize the photos you have down to something smaller. A lot of people post photos larger than necessary because they don't know how to resize or don't have software for it. Mark might be able to use a combination of things to get the size down and still save most of your images.

Another thing you might want to do is check to see what you've set for a maximum image size the group will accept. There are settings to resize photos that are posted. Keep in mind that a 1024 x 1024 image will fill a high resolution screen from side to side and run off the top and bottom edges of the monitor.

We're getting into some things here that might be better discussed on GMF rather than tying up Mark's time on beta.

Dano


moderated Re: New status site

Ginny T.
 

Hi Mark,
I'm using Firefox, and am in with no problem. Thank you - this will be a big help (on all fronts, especially yours. Here's hoping that it stays rather empty).
Ginny
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Ginny T.  gttemari21@...
========
TemariKai.com


moderated Re: Phishing warnings

Glenn Rawsky & Rebecca Smith
 

my Norton Suite is also generating the exact same warning pages and blocks as shown below...

-Glenn

On 2/23/2018 4:37 PM, LeeAnne Bloye wrote:
My groups.io stuff is still working - was on it all day and never closed it.
Mods and members can't get on the site. 
From one mod:
My Norton


From another:
I can’t access the group at all right now as my security software has suddenly blocked Groups i.o. as a known malicious site.


Also the member who can't access says all links to groups.io bring up warnings from Outlook about maleware (even the old digests) 

--
-LeeAnne

ECIR Archivist



moderated Re: New Yahoo group transfer system

Patty Sliney
 

Thank you SO much for doing this, Mark, fantastic.  I have a question if I might:  I will be moving a rather large list in a week or so, and I wanted to try to keep my group's size down to 1 GB.  However, our current photos section is 7 GB alone (the files are still in the MBs, so no worries about that section causing issues).  Is there a way I can move just the more current photo albums/photos so I don't transfer all 9 years' worth of photos?  My group just isn't set up to be able to obtain a membership fee from on an annual basis, to cover the $110 annual cost, so trying to keep our size down.  We're a sewing/quilting/embroidery group, so we're sort of heavy on the photos (of our projects, work, etc.)  Or, would I transfer everything, then go in and delete the older photos until we're down under 1 GB?


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