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moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Ginny T.
 

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 04:09 pm, Duane wrote:
Maybe this could be made an option that could be set by subscription/moderator or group?
Either that or just a general flag next to the admin tab that signals that you have something to do there...
Gin
 
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moderated #hashtag in files and calendar #suggestion

Southenders Admin
 

Sure would like to see more integration of the hashtag concept.


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

 

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 10:35 am, Victoria wrote:
´ll create a new moderators adress and will send those scripts monthly, but each at a different time.
That's not going to help you. I suggest you take this up in GMF. I have some ideas for you but this is not on-topic for beta.
 
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moderated Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 10:07 am, Victoria wrote:

Thats why I liked the recurring mail tool in YG where small instuctions how to handle this or that could regularly be sent,

You can do that in the Group Guidelines.
 
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Not really, J. The guidelines are a single document, and the other information we regularly sent are quite long ones. In our group they are necessary though. I have a solution already, ´ll create a new moderators adress and will send those scripts monthly, but each at a different time.

Victoria

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

 

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 10:07 am, Victoria wrote:
Thats why I liked the recurring mail tool in YG where small instuctions how to handle this or that could regularly be sent,
You can do that in the Group Guidelines.
 
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moderated Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

Hello, J.

 

I wouldn't have believed that we could have accomplished this, and we started it as "optional" in the beginning, but now all our group members have a sig containing their cat's name, gender, age, weight, diagnosis, diagnosis method and date, current meds with dosages, and "other health conditions." It only takes 2-3 lines and is incredibly convenient. We don't have to ask, "Well, how much of x are you giving him, and how much does he weigh?" and wait for the answer, which sometimes is not forthcoming, and we don't have to go searching through past threads. We can just say, "I see you're giving x amount of y and he weighs 10 lbs, you could ask your vet about increasing that to ...."
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In health groups this is a very important tool. We started this in Yg many years ago and no one ever complained. Some of them just forgot it sometimes.Thats why I liked the recurring mail tool in YG where small instuctions how to handle this or that could regularly be sent, f. e. how to create the signature and which exact information we need to be in it.

Victoria


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

LeeAnne
 

THANK YOU Saint Mark!

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moderated Re: #calendar

Bob Bellizzi
 

I think the "last" weekday of a month, e.g. the last Thursday, (some months have 5) is an issue.
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moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

p.s. Also unbelievably, not one person in the group has complained about this. To the contrary, they took to it immediately and they seem to appreciate not having to repeat the basic info about their cats in every message.
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moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

I wouldn't have believed that we could have accomplished this, and we started it as "optional" in the beginning, but now all our group members have a sig containing their cat's name, gender, age, weight, diagnosis, diagnosis method and date, current meds with dosages, and "other health conditions." It only takes 2-3 lines and is incredibly convenient. We don't have to ask, "Well, how much of x are you giving him, and how much does he weigh?" and wait for the answer, which sometimes is not forthcoming, and we don't have to go searching through past threads. We can just say, "I see you're giving x amount of y and he weighs 10 lbs, you could ask your vet about increasing that to ...."

Also, the mods themselves can now get rid of the irritating default sigs (like mine lol;)
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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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