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

 

Thanks, Duane, makes sense. I can't see many people setting up a groups.io signature on my groups, they'll just use their irritating default ones.

Helen


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

Duane
 

Yes, Helen, this is only for the Groups.io signature.

Duane


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

 

This only works for signatures people have set up within groups.io, correct? There's no way to get rid of the tedious footers in some members' posts with quotes which are meaningful to them but which to me are just more to trim when I respond? (And yes, I used to do this myself, but I saw the light. Signatures in my dream group are one line long, consisting basically of a name).

Thanks.

Helen


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

 

It's not a pain for me at all, it's perfect. I prefer it the way it is now so don't want the automatic dropdown to disappear completely. I don't mind if this is an option for each group, but I don't want it to just go. Mine is always open because I've alway got people pending (who haven't responded to the questionnaire usually). I can see pending members, pending message and message on my laptop screen without scrolling and that works really well for me.

Helen

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 04:09 pm, Duane wrote:


If I remember correctly, it didn't originally drop down automatically.  It
was implemented so folks could save a click when there was something needing
attention. I can see where it would be inconvenient for those groups that wait
for information before approval.  Maybe this could be made an option that
could be set by subscription/moderator or group?

Duane


moderated Re: Can Member Notices be personalised

Tony Moody
 

Sure J,
It goes to the email address of the person applying.
  
  • I have been running a news and info email service for our village since year 2005 which went to paid subscription in year 2009 by subscribers request and consent. I know or have met most existing paid-up subscribers. The plain text emails are manually compiled and delivered by own mailserver via my service supplier, twice a day. Each is personalised as recommended by our South African Post Office which runs the internet spine in this country.
  
  • So under existing conditions I need personalisation to lower the chances of my list emails going into a hole, or my list being blacklisted.
  
  • Most important to me that our community is polite and friendly, emails mention the persons name. I want/need to say Dear Joe or Dear Prospective Member. I need to collect the prospective member actual names because quite often an email address is shared by several people. as in "Joe" <jandmjacobson@...> and "Mary" <jandmjacobson@...> and so forth. It seems that Grio will not process a request (silently) which seems to come from the same email address as an existing member (needs testing -tm)
  
  • Around here a plain, bald  "Hallo" is a bit rude and disrespectful if you know the persons name. If a person has put in a join request then we have met! yes? Around here it is extremely rude to be called "Hey". That is what you say when you are not too sure which dog farted. As you may be aware, saying "Hi" in a list email automatically triggers the spam filters. as does 'too much' html and the mention of money.  I didn't make these rules.
  
  • Not quite relevant here is that I do need to collect additional information from the prospective member and to send an invoice before the person achieves membership. This is more about the design of Groups.io front-end.  As things stand I am going to have to put up a form on another website, go through the processing and send an Invitation. But I cannot see how to hijack the Group.io subscribe process to insert my own form or whatever; between Subscribe and Accept/Invite.  
  
I must also say that Groups.io has become too complicated, err, feature rich. A year ago I migrated from YG and set it up up as Announcement only group and that was a pleasure. The thought of changing this to a real-time group is both exciting and very desirable, but as it is, is a most daunting task due to the plethora of choices, effects of which are sometimes quite obscure.
Finding GMF Help page and the 'sandpit' page has been very helpful in learning and understanding. My suggestion is that there be tiered instructions, Terse on the page: Helpful guides in tooltips : Verbose as per GMF Help : Operating manual in excruciating detail to plod through when required.
       
OK,
Tony



On 25 Feb 2018 at 7:51, J_Catlady wrote about :
Subject : Re: [beta] Can Member Notices be pe

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?
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moderated Re: pending subscription process changed?

 

Ok, I will try to send you the details. Thanks.
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moderated Re: pending subscription process changed?

 

Hi J,

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:19 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
In doing some testing today, I noticed that I seem to no longer receive a pending subscription notification until the requesting member has confirmed. Is this new? I used to get members with NC.

(Mark, I can send you the details privately if need be. The pending member/email address in question actually has, and had, a groups.io account, yet received a confirmation email as if they had no account. Furthermore, I did not receive any notice of their subscription request, either in email or in the pending queue, until they had confirmed.)


I can't recall any changes to the pending sub stuff in awhile. If you send me the details off-list, I can look into it. No data was lost during the datacenter downtime on Friday.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: #calendar

 

Hi Paul,

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 7:55 PM, Paul Dluehosh <n4pd@...> wrote:
I would like to be able to set a recurring event on a day on a particular week of a month. For example, every first (or second or third or fourth) Monday ( or Tuesday or Wednesday, etc.). 

We support that already. For the second Monday, for example, click on a second Monday of a month to create an event, then click Event Repeats. Select Monthly for Repeats. The Summary should say 'Monthly on the Second Monday'.

Cheers,
Mark 


moderated Re: View all messages/topics of a user #suggestion

 

Hi All,

I have added this to the group profile pages.

Thanks,
Mark

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:36 PM, Benoît Dumeaux <benoit.dumeaux@...> wrote:
Not very intuitive to search this function to button More.



moderated Re: Moderators changing members' email addresses

 

This is great, too! 

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 9:10 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

For premium groups, moderators can now edit member's email addresses. That works similarly to how it works when a user changes their own email address, that is, all the member's subscriptions are changed to the new email address. 

You cannot change to an email address that is already associated with another account. However, another improvement is that we're a little smarter about that. If the account you're trying to change to has no subscriptions or is only subscribed to updates@, we treat it like that account didn't exist.

Cheers,
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: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

Fantastic, Mark! Thanks!

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 9:08 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

Moderators can now edit member's signatures. 

Cheers,
Mark

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
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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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




--
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: View all messages/topics of a user #suggestion

Benoît Dumeaux
 

Not very intuitive to search this function to button More.


moderated Re: View all messages/topics of a user #suggestion

Benoît Dumeaux
 

On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 09:46 am, Duane wrote:
We already have an option of "All Posts By This Member" in the More menu. You can easily see which topics they started by choosing Collapse Topics from the Tools menu in the results of the search.

I know but it's hard to find. More intuitive to find this option to member profile.


moderated Re: Merge messages to account

Benoît Dumeaux
 

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 09:40 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Unfortunately, doing some of that can be super tricky and time consuming.

Can you explain why?

If the email have the same format but a domain different? If the user verify the old email?


moderated Moderators changing members' email addresses

 

Hi All,

For premium groups, moderators can now edit member's email addresses. That works similarly to how it works when a user changes their own email address, that is, all the member's subscriptions are changed to the new email address. 

You cannot change to an email address that is already associated with another account. However, another improvement is that we're a little smarter about that. If the account you're trying to change to has no subscriptions or is only subscribed to updates@, we treat it like that account didn't exist.

Cheers,
Mark


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

 

Hi All,

Moderators can now edit member's signatures. 

Cheers,
Mark

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
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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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 #calendar

Paul Dluehosh
 

I would like to be able to set a recurring event on a day on a particular week of a month. For example, every first (or second or third or fourth) Monday ( or Tuesday or Wednesday, etc.). I would also like to be able to copy an event and drop it on a new day/date with the new date automatically changed in the new event (the time of day would likely remain the same).


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Duane
 

If I remember correctly, it didn't originally drop down automatically.  It was implemented so folks could save a click when there was something needing attention. I can see where it would be inconvenient for those groups that wait for information before approval.  Maybe this could be made an option that could be set by subscription/moderator or group?

Duane


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Ginny T.
 

I agree that the "auto expansion" if there is anything pending can really be a pain. Not everything can be addressed immediately if you are waiting on people replying to subscription questions, or other clarifications. Just a "flag" by the Admin button rather than forcing the drop-down would be so much nicer and easier.
Ginny
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moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

 

Jean, et al,

I think I've said this before, but if not, let me be clear, any date format changes will be user specifiable. 

I will make this change, but I don't know when it will happen.

Topic has been beaten, I will not approve any more messages on it.

Thanks,
Mark

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Jean Bennett via Groups.Io <jcbennett@...> wrote:
I feel just as strongly that it should remain as is if it cannot be set optionally at the group or individual level. We do not believe our members should be subjected to confusion to accommodate newcomers.

Jean

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