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moderated Re: Hashtags case sensitive?

 

No. Not a question for beta.
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moderated Hashtags case sensitive?

Tom Vail
 

Are Hashtags case sensitive?

Tom


moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Arno Martens
 

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 08:47 am, Marv Waschke wrote:

An old trick is to copy and paste from complexly formatted documents into a
text editor like notepad
No trick for me as my eMail client can only post in plain text. It has a rendering engine built in to display HTML reasonably accurate.
Arno


moderated Re: Improvements to the Rejected Message UI and message #suggestion

Tom Vail
 

I agree.  If we, the moderators, are doing the rejection we should have full control of the message.  It could be for a number of reasons, ie a full-out rejection as in go away, or a "soft" rejection as in fix this and you will be good to go.

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: calendar features

Tom Vail
 

Agreed, as it would not be something we would want to do the way we will use groups.

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Walter Underwood
 

On a Mac, “Paste and Match Style" is the easily remembered Shift-Option-Flower-V command. :-)

To be serious, I haven’t laundered text through a text editor in a decade or so.

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On May 27, 2018, at 9:26 AM, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

Yep I do that all the time. In fact my professors still recommend  that at the university  where I went to school a few years ago.

On May 27, 2018, at 8:47 AM, Marv Waschke <marv@...> wrote:

An old trick is to copy and paste from complexly formatted documents into a text editor like notepad or Emacs, then recopy and paste from the text editor to strip out formatting.



moderated Re: calendar features

Duane
 

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 01:39 pm, Charles Reid wrote:
* A single calendar feed that aggregates all subgroup events, so that users can subscribe to all subgroup calendars by subscribing to a single calendar
If considered, it should be optional with a default of disabled; or limited to only the subgroups that user is subscribed to.  Many groups with subgroups use them for specific members, not everyone in the main group.

Duane


moderated modifying subgroup properties

charlesreid1.dib@...
 

Hi there,

I see there is a "Create A Subgroup" API endpoint that allows you to set several settings of a subgroup. There is also an "Update Groups" endpoint that allows you to change settings of a Group. But there is no "Update Subgroups" endpoint.

How can I modify properties of an existing subgroup? (Specifically, email_delivery settings, message_selection settings, max_attachment_size settings, etc.)

The end goal is to be able to script the addition of subgroups, and separately, script the modification of subgroups at a later time (and, for example, have some presets like "public digest" or "private list" or etc.)



Charles


moderated Re: calendar features

Charles Reid <charlesreid1.dib@...>
 

Also add a Groups.io calendar API to the list.

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 11:25 AM, Charles Reid <charlesreid1.dib@...> wrote:
A couple of calendar features that would be nice to see:

* A single page with all URLs for all subgroup calendars in one place (currently each group's mailing list URL is hidden behind a couple of clicks and can't be automated without building a web scraper)

* A single calendar feed that aggregates all subgroup events, so that users can subscribe to all subgroup calendars by subscribing to a single calendar

* Better Google Calendar integration (particularly since Google has a Google Calendar API); specifically, ability to import (all? some?) events from an existing Google Calendar to a Groups.io group/subgroup calendar



moderated calendar features

Charles Reid <charlesreid1.dib@...>
 

A couple of calendar features that would be nice to see:

* A single page with all URLs for all subgroup calendars in one place (currently each group's mailing list URL is hidden behind a couple of clicks and can't be automated without building a web scraper)

* A single calendar feed that aggregates all subgroup events, so that users can subscribe to all subgroup calendars by subscribing to a single calendar

* Better Google Calendar integration (particularly since Google has a Google Calendar API); specifically, ability to import (all? some?) events from an existing Google Calendar to a Groups.io group/subgroup calendar


moderated Subgroup settings for API don't match web interface

Charles Reid <charlesreid1.dib@...>
 

Hi,

I have a couple of screenshots of web interfaces (attached) for various subgroup settings that I can set. However, these don't match up with the subgroup settings that can be specified when creating a subgroup using the /createsubgroup API endpoint.

For example, in the web interface the first item is "Visibility" with one of the settings being "Group listed in parent group, messages viewable by parent group members."

There is no visibility setting in the /createsubgroup API endpoint (https://groups.io/api#create_a_sub_group). There is only "privacy" and none of the settings match the specified "Messages viewable by parent group members" - there is only:

sub_group_privacy_limited_archives, sub_group_privacy_archives, sub_group_privacy_unlisted, sub_group_privacy_none


Likewise, there is no setting to control who can view the member directory, or who can view the members list.





moderated Improvements to the Rejected Message UI and message #suggestion

 

The moderator UI and member experience for rejected messages is a bit crude:

o The rejection composition box does not show the subject line
o The rejection composition box does not show the rejected message
o The rejection composition box cannot be moved out of the way
o The rejection composition box has no formatting tools
o The rejection text is stripped of formatting even though the email is sent as formatted (multipart/mixed) and the Member Notice edit box has formatting tools.

If there's a reason to force a boilerplate surround you could model the UI on the Invite or Direct Add notices, but I don't see a compelling reason for the boilerplate. I'd prefer that both Subject line and message body be fully under the group owner/moderator's control.

One thing the current mechanism does correctly is that it has a drop-list to select one of the stored notices (of type Rejected Message) so that the initial Subject and text can be chosen ad-hoc. I would not want that functionality to be lost.

The designation of one of the Member Notices (of this type) as "Active" would then apply to rejection by email; and may be used as a default for the drop-list choice when rejecting by web. Either or both of these may already be true (I didn't test them).

Shal


moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 09:26 am, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Yep I do that all the time.
The issue being that very often the last thing I want to do is to lose all of the formatting I've done.  Something like this:
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Adding & Removing Scan Exclusions in Windows Defender Security Center

The following steps were created using the Windows 10 Version 1803 version of Windows Defender Security Center:

  1. Open Windows Defender Security Center.
  2. Navigate to Virus & threat protection pane then activate the Virus & threat protection settings link then activate the Add or remove exclusions link.
  3. Select Add an exclusion.
  4. Select File or Folder depending on what you wish to exclude.  Options for Process or a File type are also presented, but these are used relatively rarely.
  5. Navigate to the file and/or folder where Defender is being told to skip scanning and press Enter.
  6. When User Account Control appears, respond Yes to continue.

If you wish to remove something from the exclusions list, follow steps 1 thru 3, but then select an item in the exclusions list, then click Remove and respond Yes when UAC appears.

 

Temporarily Disabling Windows Defender

1.       Open Windows Defender Security Center.

2.       Navigate to the Virus & threat protection pane then activate the Virus & threat protection settings.

3.      Locate the Real-time protection toggle (it’s currently the first item as of this writing) and throw it to OFF.

4.      Respond Yes to the UAC prompt to allow changes.

5.      If you wish to turn Windows Defender back on manually before it would come back on automatically, repeat the above but throw the toggle back to ON in step three.  You will still receive a UAC prompt to allow that change to occur.

 

 

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Neither looks nor "reads" the same without the formatting that distinguishes response items from instructions.

If I wanted plain text I'd create in plain text.  I don't and I don't and I also don't want to have to redo the work of setting up bold, italic, etc., all over again after a paste.

Like I've said, I'm aware of virtually any workaround you can name, they just often involve compromises to the formatting that I just do not wish to make.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 
     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

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moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yep I do that all the time. In fact my professors still recommend  that at the university  where I went to school a few years ago.

On May 27, 2018, at 8:47 AM, Marv Waschke <marv@...> wrote:

An old trick is to copy and paste from complexly formatted documents into a text editor like notepad or Emacs, then recopy and paste from the text editor to strip out formatting.


moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Marv Waschke
 

An old trick is to copy and paste from complexly formatted documents into a text editor like notepad or Emacs, then recopy and paste from the text editor to strip out formatting.


moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 06:10 am, Arno Martens wrote:
This may be a tad in the simplistic side but, why not save as txt, then copy an paste.
The issue here is not workarounds, which may or may not work (as I tried several proposed), but that WYSIWYG functionality is broken.

It's not that I don't appreciate the workaround proposals, because I do, but the two earlier ones did not work though this one might.   None should be necessary, but I've been around the block enough times to know that "being necessary" in theory and in practice are two distinctly different things.

The issue is, however, resolved.
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moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Arno Martens
 

This may be a tad in the simplistic side but, why not save as txt, then copy an paste.
Arno


moderated Photo sub albums

Tom Vail
 

I found an old thread for 4/15 talking about the ability to create photo sub-albums.  Is that still something on the list of fun things to do?  It would get my vote as a great improvement.

Peace,
Tom


moderated #Files - Private files

Tom Vail
 

There is an option to make a photo folder "private" but there does not seem to be a corresponding feature for files, or am I missing something?  This would seem like a logical inclusion in file management.

Peace,

Tom


moderated Re: Problem with paste from MS-Word into Compose Window for Groups.io #bug

Duane
 

I did some further checking.  By inserting that one line without a number, it stopped the numbering and started over when the next paragraph was started.  It looks to me like the correct thing to do would have been allow it to be numbered, go to the beginning of that line, hit backspace to remove the number, and it should have resumed on the following paragraph.  At least that's what the manual says to do to get a temporary break.

One thing I've learned in my 4+ decades of computing is that you can't always believe what the software sellers tell you.  I've been doing html for years in notepad, so it's easier to catch those little glitches that can pop up.  It usually happens when you make an exception, such as you did here, to the expected flow.  Without that inserted italic line, there would have been no problem.

Duane

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