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moderated when membership is rejected, past members list should say "rejected" not "removed" #suggestion

 

Could the "past members" list indicate "rejected" instead of "removed" when the membership application was rejected?
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moderated Re: calendar features

Scott Mercer
 

I would like to request a feature that allows for the bulk import or bulk creation of calendar items. ICS or CSV are logical import formats


moderated Re: A couple of #suggestion for the #suggestion

Bill Burns <ftldny@...>
 

On 6/1/2018 11:42 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:
In “10 Jun 2018” there is no ambiguity and using the 3 letter month abb. it is only one more digit.
Unless you're a non-English speaker...

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Bill


moderated "File/database" and "Photo uploaded" owner notification

 

Hi,

I don´t know if my request was considered worthy to make it into the to-do-list. Here it is again:

Could the (moderator) notification list be extended by three more items (in bold)?

Notifications

  • Email when there are messages needing approval.
  • Email when there are members needing approval.
  • Email when a member joins/leaves this group.
  • Email when group storage limits are reached.
  • Email when someone creates or deletes a subgroup.
  • Email when someone reports a message.

Email when someone uploads a photo
Email when someone uploads a file
Email when someone uploads a database

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All of them can be disabled by the moderator if he doesn´t want to be notified.

Victoria


moderated Re: A couple of #suggestion for the #suggestion

Sharon Villines
 

On 6/1/2018 7:20 AM, David M wrote [quoting Chris V]:
format like 10-Jun-2018
This one is the least confusing. Many years ago, when I started a blog and an email discussion list with an international audience, I was confronted with the date problem. The day, spelled out month, and 4 digit year was the most unambiguous for everyone.

A friend who has been involved in world-wide activism for decades (aged 91) saw my dates on our organizations’s minutes, he said, “Finally we we have joined the world.” I even got it past a copyeditor this year in a book’s bibliography. Since I was consistent, and my book, she let it through.

or 2018-06-10.
The second one is of course the international date standard, as defined by the ISO
While 2018-06-10 can be logically deciphered, it is still a double take for people who are used to the day following the month. And the dashes are not necessary. In “10 Jun 2018” there is no ambiguity and using the 3 letter month abb. it is only one more digit.

I do use 2018-06-10 in file names when I want to sort by date automatically — as in photos and when looking at publication dates or messages chronologically.

Sharon
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Sharon Villines, Washington, DC
"As long as you have two or fewer, your ducks are always in a row." The Covert Comic


moderated Re: A couple of #suggestion for the #suggestion

Bill Burns <ftldny@...>
 

On 6/1/2018 7:20 AM, David M wrote [quoting Chris V]:
I could not see these on the trello list so here are a couple of suggestions to improve the calendar options
Dates are all defined in US convention mm/dd/yyyy In the UK we find this very confusing as we always use dd/mm/yyyy
Yes, very confusing in Australia too. It would be nice to customise the layout for countries, but I would be happy with a non-ambiguous date format like 10-Jun-2018 or 2018-06-10.
The second one is of course the international date standard, as defined by the ISO:

https://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/iso-date

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Bill


moderated Re: A couple of #suggestion for the #suggestion

David M
 

I could not see these on the trello list so here are a couple of suggestions to improve the calendar options
Dates are all defined in US convention mm/dd/yyyy In the UK we find this very confusing as we always use dd/mm/yyyy
Yes, very confusing in Australia too. It would be nice to customise the layout for countries, but I would be happy with a non-ambiguous date format like 10-Jun-2018 or 2018-06-10.


moderated Adding custom sign up fields #suggestion

Chris V
 

Our group is for members of a national charity and we have to check subscribes are actually members.
It would be very useful if it was possible to create custom fields in the membership/profile for each users.
For instance ability to add a membership number field that must be filled in.
It would need a setting so as to be viewable by either public, subscribers, moderators, or owner.

If these fields could then be included in the export option we would be able to correlate these records with membership records.


moderated A couple of #suggestion for the #suggestion

Chris V
 

I could not see these on the trello list so here are a couple of suggestions to improve the calendar options
  • Defining times - the drop down for defining the time of an event is rather difficult to use
  • The display of times in the month, week, day and list excludes the m at then end, so 7:00pm is displayed as 7:30p
  • A facility to view the next few calendar entries would be very useful for many. perhaps a search option that lists the next n entries with optional filter
  • Dates are all defined in US convention mm/dd/yyyy In the UK we find this very confusing as we always use dd/mm/yyyy

I hope these thoughts are useful to you


Re: Email address in footer proposal

 

Hi All,

I just tweaked the footers. For HTML footers, you'll see that the lines are more condensed now.

For groups that are not set to reply to group, the receiving person's email address is now displayed in the footer. Which will help me greatly for the support emails I receive that say "I'm not subscribed to this list and I keep getting emails, get me off this damn thing!!!".

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: Automatic Deletion of Members / Spam Messages #suggestion

Martyn de Young <martyn.groups@...>
 

I too have been confused by these messages, and these changes will, I'm sure, help. Is it actually necessary to delete members though? Could it not be made possible to set their preferences to "no email" (or perhaps a new status of "suspended email") in this circumstance, until the member and or admin can resolve the issue, so at least they could still access via the web interface.

Just a thought.
Regards,
Martyn


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

 

Mark,


It's that parenthetical that's the problem. When I first revamped the transfer system a couple of months ago, I did switch to a system that sent a -subscribe email. But it didn't work for a lot of groups, which is how I discovered that some are invite only (I previously had no idea that setting existed).

Understood. I was thinking that the invite-only groups would be a tiny minority. If they are more than that in reduces the leverage of having a second method.

It just seemed more straightforward and less prone to error to instruct people to send an invite than to ask them to go in and disable the invite only setting.

True. I wasn't thinking of asking that. I was thinking that if the subscribe fails you would fall back on needing the invite.

There are services that will solve captchas for you, but besides the icky feeling I'd having using one, I don't know how accurate they are.

I was thinking of suggesting the Mechanical Turk, but that costs money. I don't know the current status of the war between Yahoo Groups' CAPTCHA and the image recognition engines that had once defeated it. But yeah, I understand not wanting to deal with the icky web.

Shal


Vera Chan
 

Greetings,

In reference to https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/8863 as well as https://groups.io/g/beta/message/11401?p=Created,,%40username,20,2,0,7039895, would love to restart the discussion on @mentions, as done in Slack and Facebook.


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

 

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 12:36 AM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:

If the CAPTCHA is a substantial bottleneck, perhaps (for Y!groups that are not invite-only) you could use the -subscribe email command, followed by the Membership Wizard to connect the subscription to the transfer agent account. Done manually that might not be any faster than the CAPTCHA, but it might be more readily automated.

It's that parenthetical that's the problem. When I first revamped the transfer system a couple of months ago, I did switch to a system that sent a -subscribe email. But it didn't work for a lot of groups, which is how I discovered that some are invite only (I previously had no idea that setting existed). It just seemed more straightforward and less prone to error to instruct people to send an invite than to ask them to go in and disable the invite only setting.

There are services that will solve captchas for you, but besides the icky feeling I'd having using one, I don't know how accurate they are.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

 

Mark,

Also, I am woefully behind on responding to Yahoo Group invites. For anyone that's waiting, I humbly beg patience.

If the CAPTCHA is a substantial bottleneck, perhaps (for Y!groups that are not invite-only) you could use the -subscribe email command, followed by the Membership Wizard to connect the subscription to the transfer agent account. Done manually that might not be any faster than the CAPTCHA, but it might be more readily automated.

Shal


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

 

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 9:58 PM, William Finn <liam@...> wrote:

When does this go into effect?? 

There's been a note at the top of the Yahoo Transfers page for a bit more than a week now, and I just pushed the final changes to the site right now.

I stopped processing group invites when I decided to make this change. The 100k number was picked so that only a very small number of groups would be affected. Also it applies per Yahoo Group, not per Groups.io group. So, you could move multiple Yahoo Groups that have over 100k messages each into one Groups.io (or one Groups.io and several subgroups of that group), and you're only upgrading one Groups.io group.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfers

William Finn
 

Mark,

When does this go into effect?? 

Some have been waiting for two weeks before and still no acceptance of the transfer group invite.



On Tue, May 29, 2018, 9:55 PM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

I've made a policy change with respect to Yahoo Group transfers. Now, for free Groups.io groups, we will transfer the most recent 100,000 messages from your Yahoo group. If you have more than 100k messages and would like the entire archive transferred, I ask that you pay for a year of the premium plan (you can downgrade after that to free).

Also, I am woefully behind on responding to Yahoo Group invites. For anyone that's waiting, I humbly beg patience.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Yahoo Group transfers

 

Hi All,

I've made a policy change with respect to Yahoo Group transfers. Now, for free Groups.io groups, we will transfer the most recent 100,000 messages from your Yahoo group. If you have more than 100k messages and would like the entire archive transferred, I ask that you pay for a year of the premium plan (you can downgrade after that to free).

Also, I am woefully behind on responding to Yahoo Group invites. For anyone that's waiting, I humbly beg patience.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: modifying subgroup properties

 

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Charles Reid <charlesreid1.dib@...> wrote:

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.)

Just use the Update Group endpoint. It works for any group.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Hashtags case sensitive?

 

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 5:04 AM, Southenders Admin <nnnlriep6@...> wrote:
I believe they are case sensitive. It causes me problems in calendars, as event leaders of my group can post, and if they miss-case the hashtag, it creates a new one. I then create an alias until the event passes.


Hashtags are not case sensitive. That is, they will match an existing hashtag, regardless of case. If you're seeing otherwise, then please report it to support.

Thanks,
Mark

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