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moderated Re: Account export and GDPR update

Marina
 

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 03:27 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

I expedited implementation of the account export as well as the expanded
group export features because of GDPR. I expect that I will have to make
some other minor changes for GDPR, specifically how to display identifying
data from someone who has deleted their account. If you're viewing a
message posted by someone on the website who has deleted their account, I
may have to somehow obscure the person's name.
Thank you for all your efforts, Mark. That is a tricky point. I am the owner of a former Yahoo group whose members are 90% European citizens based in Europe. I moved the group without much regard to GDPR and now I wonder how could I comply if a member who has left (or is leaving, for that matter) the group should ask me to delete all his posts. There should be a feature (accessible only to moderators/owners) to bulk remove one member's posts on request. Maybe a "Bulk remove" option shown in the "All Posts by this Member" page.
Just a thought.

Have a nice day (or a nice night),
Marina


moderated Account export and GDPR update

 

Hi All,

The account export feature now lets you specify which groups you'd like to export data from. There's also an option labeled 'Any other groups' which exports data from any groups you may have posted to in the past and later unsubscribed from. I have also broken out the messages by group into separate mbox files in the archive. Please let me know if you see any issues.

I expedited implementation of the account export as well as the expanded group export features because of GDPR. I expect that I will have to make some other minor changes for GDPR, specifically how to display identifying data from someone who has deleted their account. If you're viewing a message posted by someone on the website who has deleted their account, I may have to somehow obscure the person's name. But I am not sure about that yet. Also, I expect that some ToS and Privacy Policy changes may have to be made.

These things are still up in the air because every lawyer involved with GDPR stuff is slammed right now and getting time with my lawyers has been challenging. I'm doing what I can, but my guess is that these changes will happen after Friday. I've been told that this won't be a problem, and indeed, several of the companies I depend on for Groups.io, including our hosting company, have not put up their GDPR mandated materials yet.

More when I know.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: #suggestion - Eliminate the subgroup tab when no subgroups exist #suggestion

 

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:38 AM, Tom Vail <Tom@...> wrote:

Can this be reset for me at this point?

I've reset it.

Cheers,
Mark 


moderated Re: #suggestion - Eliminate the subgroup tab when no subgroups exist #suggestion

Tom Vail
 

Mark,

Can this be reset for me at this point?

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: #suggestion - Eliminate the subgroup tab when no subgroups exist #suggestion

 

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 8:29 AM, Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@...> wrote:

My group has no subgroups; and unless I log on with my owner account, there is no evidence anywhere that this option even exists. However, I assume that if I allow subscribers access to the Member's List, they also gain access to parts of the Admin menu (as that's where that list resides). Are you saying that a Subgroups tab appears here too, even if there are no subgroups? Are there perhaps other Admin menu items lurking here, enticing subscribers to click on them? 


Tom created at least one subgroup initially. He then deleted all subgroups. Normally that would reset things completely just like no subgroups had ever been created. And the Subgroups tab would not be displayed. But when he had subgroups, he changed the main group's name (the one that defaults to main). When all subgroups are deleted, if the main group's name has been changed, we don't reset everything completely back to the way it was with a stand alone group. That's why he still sees the Subgroups tab.

I don't exactly remember the reasoning behind this, other than maybe the thinking was that if someone changed the main group's name, they wanted to keep the subdomain.

Mark


moderated Re: #suggestion - Make the email address in Member List a link #suggestion

Tom Vail
 

Bruce,

I see the point if the Display Name is blank (which we do not have) so that I guess would outweigh the convenience of making the email address clickable.  So I'll rescind my suggestion.

But it is more than just one click - you also have to scroll allllll the way to the bottom to send a message.  :)

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: #suggestion - Eliminate the subgroup tab when no subgroups exist #suggestion

Tom Vail
 

Bruce,

On my group's member page Subgroups is displayed, and we have no subgroups.  I checked it with Member's List on and off with no change and turning the Directory on/off makes no change either.  So it sounds like I'm seeing something different than you are.

Two thoughts:  

1)  I'm just logging off as an owner then logging back in as a member.  Could it be there is something "left over" that is triggering Subgroups to display?
2)  At one point this group did have a subgroup, which has been deleted.  Could it be the system still thinks we have a subgroup, even though it was deleted?

In either case, it would seem to be a bug.  :(

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: #suggestion - Eliminate the subgroup tab when no subgroups exist #suggestion

Bruce Bowman
 

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 08:23 am, Tom Vail wrote:
I would like to suggest that when there are no subgroups, and only moderators and owners can create them, that the Subgroup tab be eliminated from the Members display.
Tom...just a little confused by this, so allow me speculate on what you mean.

My group has no subgroups; and unless I log on with my owner account, there is no evidence anywhere that this option even exists. However, I assume that if I allow subscribers access to the Member's List, they also gain access to parts of the Admin menu (as that's where that list resides). Are you saying that a Subgroups tab appears here too, even if there are no subgroups? Are there perhaps other Admin menu items lurking here, enticing subscribers to click on them? 

Thanks for clarifying,
Bruce


moderated Re: #suggestion - Make the email address in Member List a link #suggestion

Bruce Bowman
 

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 08:04 am, Tom Vail wrote:
Not sure why it is not already, but I would like to suggest the email address in the Members list when seen by members be a "mailto" link to that address.  I know they can copy/paste, but why not a direct link?
It is already possible to send a message by opening their subscription record and clicking on the "Send Message" button at the bottom of the resulting page (i.e.: you're only saving one click). More to the point, if we were to make the email address directly clickable from the original display then we would need to create some other, separate link to access the member's subscription information. Personally, I like being able to click on the entire row to do this and see no convenient alternative...especially in such cases where the Display Name is not populated.

So I have to vote no on this suggestion.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: Search in Sub groups not working?

Randy Thomson
 

Sorry about that. That's the prefix for messages, but not the name of the group. My bad.

Randy T

-----Original Message-----
From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexis
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 AM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Search in Sub groups not working?

Thanks for that and I did eventually manage to work out what GMF stood for,,,remember we all have to start sometime :)


moderated Re: Transfer messages to sub groups

Alexis
 

Thanks very much Mark on all counts and doe as you suggested


moderated Re: Search in Sub groups not working?

Alexis
 

Thanks for that and I did eventually manage to work out what GMF stood for,,,remember we all have to start sometime :)


moderated Re: #feature #suggestion #website #suggestion

 

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 7:05 AM, Toby Kraft <toby@...> wrote:
The features listed on the Pricing page are just topics, several of which are not self-explanatory, especially for new users thinking about creating a group.

Suggest that each feature have a link / pop up / tool tip that displays an explanation of the feature, benefits, why you would want that feature, etc...

Thanks for the suggestion. I've taken a first pass at the ones that are different for premium/enterprise groups.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Add Photos and Add Attachments #suggestion

dave w
 

And I'll add here, because tags covers same issues, that Sort Order customisation be created as well.
Naming [convention] is hell when left to the masses. For both folders and documents.
Thanks
davew


moderated Re: Photo Album Sort Option

dave w
 

Big call for everything but I'd support ordering and viewing ability be an up front change.
Then format/ move issues after that- a periodic project timeline perhaps.

>> it seems to me that it is more or less inevitable that both Photos and Files sections will become more and more chaotic as time passes,

wholeheartedly agree, as even on Y* space these things occurred and in many groups there is desperate need to 'organise' the chaos.
Thanks
davew


Re: Feature Request- 'Your Groups' menu #suggestion

dave w
 

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 08:59 pm, dave w wrote:
it's time this menu got some admin ability to customise
Meaning ::: it's time this menu got some personal customisation ability to suit users needs.
thanks davew--


moderated Re: Can moderators/owners load member's profile pictures

Southenders Admin
 

In my group, all members have to give their permission in writing when they join the group that we can publish their photo. We're a small group of 150 retired men. We take their photos at meetings.


Re: Feature Request- 'Your Groups' menu #suggestion

dave w
 

Thats what i'm saying Ronaldo
why I used a small a for admin. Personal use, not Administrators decree.
We will all have our preferences, ye s

davew


moderated Re: Transfer messages to sub groups

 

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:33 PM, Alexis <yahoo@...> wrote:
Have looked through the help files but can find nothing on this.

Yes you can. Also, the beta group is for discussing new and upcoming features only. For support, email support @ groups.io, or better yet, subscribe to GroupManagersForum.
 
Is there a way to move messages from the main group to a sub group, and if so how?
And if possible can it be done by a filter on the header? All messages I want to transfer have a specific word in the Title/Header

That's not currently available.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Search in Sub groups not working?

Randy Thomson
 

I don't have any subgroups, so can't help you, but, likely, neither will anyone else in this group. Try taking it to GMF. If the consensus is that it's broken, report it at support. This group is mostly for requesting and discussing new features and improvements as the name (sort of) indicates.

RandyT