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moderated Re: Feature Request: auto post message when database (table) entry made

Dan Hartford
 

Robert,  

Thanks for your idea.  I assumed that if we included a hashtag in the topic of the template message that it would behave as you suggest.

Dan


moderated Re: Feature Request: auto post message when database (table) entry made

 

I agree on this, but wouldn't that get like super spammy? Maybe add an option to add a tag so users can mute the tag if they don't want these kinds of updates.


moderated Feature Request: Database filed type that includes CR/LF

Dan Hartford
 

Hi,  Need a field type for a column in a database that includes line feed.  

At the current time, if we select a field type of "Paragraph" and  when keying in the paragraph we need to insert a line feed (break) there does not seem to be a way to do  this. For example, we have a database for members of our Camera club to sell unused equipment.  In the "Item(s)" field we'd like to be able to show a list.  like this:

- Canon 24-105 f/4.0 IS USM Lens
- Canon 5d Mark IV camera
- Canon 10-22 f/3.5-5.6 USM lens

However when displayed in the database it looks like this which is quite hard to read.

            - Canon 24-105 f/4.0 IS USM Lens- Canon 5d Mark IV camera- Canon 10-22 f/3.5-5.6 USM lens

thanks -- Dan



moderated Feature Request: auto post message when database (table) entry made

Dan Hartford
 

Hi,

Would like an option on databases which would post a message to the group whenever someone adds an entry to the database. 

In the Create/Edit table dialog box, have a checkbox for "Post Message when new entries saved" and if checked, show a message template for message topic as well as for the body content of the message that includes the content of the new item added to the database.  The template should be changeable when the database is created or edited and should allow for the inclusion of a URL for the database as will as for content of the new entry.

Our situation that prompted this request is that we created a database for members of our Camera Club to buy and sell equipment.  Members may add entries to the database to announce things for sale.  Right now, when they do, no one knows so they also have to post a message.  It would be wonderful if the act of creating the entry in the database automatically posted the message.

Thanks -- Dan


moderated Re: Feature Request: Ability to Attach Group File to Member Notice #suggestion

Patti
 

I totally support Bruce's request! In my old Yahoo group, which was recently transferred to Groups.io, I had three files that were sent to new members when they joined the group, in addition to the welcome mesage. I am not able to do that now and I miss that functionality. 


moderated Re: Subgroup categories

Tom Vail
 

Mark,

Nice addition!

I would still like you to consider the suggestion for nesting the subgroup tabs and "sticking" a main group home tab at the top.
See #suggestion - Tabs for subgroups

Thanks for all your work.

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: #suggestion - Tabs for subgroups #suggestion

Tom Vail
 

Shal,

That method was ​counter-intuitive at first, but handy once learned.
My point exactly.  It is counter-intuitive, so why have to train folks in that direction?

 
I have a suggestion which I believe will help in the overall user-friendliness of the site.
 
​Although I like your second proposal (nested under Subgroups) better than the original​, I think a far simpler approach would be to include a link to the Primary group on the Subgroups page. Perhaps above the Subgroups You Belong To heading, with a heading of its own: Primary Group.
 
That appears to be what Mark did, but you still have to "train" folks to go back to the "subgroup" tab to get to the main group, still not very intuitive to me.

 
I'd have to try it to be sure, but I don't think I'm a fan of having that nested list of pages open on the left whenever working in a subgroup. Especially as a group Admin, that column would get awkwardly tall I think.
 
If you notice in my suggested format, only tabs for the subgroup you have open would show, nested in the list.  (See "Subgroup 2" is not expanded.)  So I don't think the expanded list would be difficult to deal with.  On my desktop, it would all fit in the same screen, but would require scrolling down on my laptop.

Peace,
Tom
 


moderated Re: New bulk topic actions — Can the feature be toggled On & Off . . . ?

Bruce Bowman
 

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 08:20 PM, JohnF wrote:
Suppose a rogue moderator (or one with an easily guessed password) goes in and trashes the archives, now easier with bulk actions. Is it possible to recover from such an event?
Not easily. The group backup capability is something of a safety net but it serves little purpose if we can't do a restore, too.

Bruce


moderated Re: 'Trello-like' view?

 

Hi Mark,

Here's what I've come up with: Allow owners to define new archive
views. The new views would be columns of filters. Each filter could be
'topics that contain this hashtag' or 'topics that don't contain this
hashtag', etc.
Sounds a lot like my proposed enhancement to the filter funnel already present in the Topics/Messages lists. Right now it only has a Date selector, but it could also have selectors for topics with or without specific hashtags. I don't see why this wouldn't be a filter ability for any member, not just an owner.

A column of hashtags with two checkboxes each (contains, does not contain), similar to the new one for the bulk feature could do the trick.

This could be a step on the way to my wish for the ability to filter and sort by any message metadata.

Now if the proposal is that the owner (moderator?) be able to create and name specific filter presets that members could choose from that would be cool too.

Two obvious presets (not defined by the owner) that ought to be included are "Followed" and "Not Followed". This would at last bring that functionality to the group level. And then we can rebuild the home page (messages from all groups) in this model, for greater consistency and clarity. But I'm getting ahead of the game.

Shal


moderated 'Trello-like' view?

 

Hi All,

I've been thinking about ways I can improve my process for dealing with suggestions and bugs. Right now, the Trello board is not updated nearly as often as I'd like. So there's really no definitive TODO list.

Here's what I've come up with: Allow owners to define new archive views. The new views would be columns of filters. Each filter could be 'topics that contain this hashtag' or 'topics that don't contain this hashtag', etc. 

Then I could basically replicate the Trello board on beta@, by simply tagging topics with the appropriate hashtags. I think that would be easier to maintain than the current system.

An alternative to multiple columns would be to display at the top of the archive page a set of links that let you toggle between different, owner defined, filters.

A question: I don't want to develop this if it won't have any use other than for me. Would you use some kind of functionality like this? And if this is interesting/useful to you, any suggestions for improvement would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Subgroup categories

 

Hi All,

If you have subgroups, you can now put them into categories. In the Subgroups page under Admin, click the new Categories button at the top. You can define categories and specify the ordering of them. Then, in each subgroup's Settings page, you can specify which category that subgroup belongs to.

You can specify that a person can only belong to a max number of groups within a particular category.

As part of all this, I revamped the Subgroups listing page, which is where these categories will show up.

Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions for improvements (which I'll get to after I'm back from vacation).

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: New bulk topic actions — Can the feature be toggled On & Off . . . ?

 

Suppose a rogue moderator (or one with an easily guessed password) goes in and trashes the archives, now easier with bulk actions. Is it possible to recover from such an event? (Probably with help from support.)

JohnF


moderated Thank you Mark.

Linda Standart
 

Yes, my google maps issue is now fixed. We can choose to do the map thing or the list view as needed. That is much appreciated!
Linda Standart


moderated Re: #Hashtag Filter does not show all messages with tag

Toby Kraft
 

Dan,
First, this is a forum to discuss new features.  You should post the question in the GroupManagersForum for assistance / questions on existing features or if it's clearly a bug, email support.
From the Help page:
Questions and Bug Reports
Found a bug? We work hard to make sure there aren't any bugs, but some do slip past us. Please contact us at support@groups.io. Any and all information you can provide to help us reproduce the bug is appreciated.
Alternatively, if you have a question about something, the best place to start is with the Group Managers Forum, which is a collection of experienced group owners. They're great people and should be able to help.
Finally, if you have a suggestion for a new feature or improvement to the service, check out the Beta group. We talk about upcoming features and what's going on on the development side of Groups.io
From your screen shots, it does look odd that there are only 2 are in the results.  It's unclear in your message but are you using the Hashtag menu item to search for the tags?  Does the number shown there match the search results?  For example, in GroupManagersForum, the #Hashtags tag shows 26 topics, and displays 26 when you click on it.  (125 individual messages when uncollapsed).
Thanks
Toby


moderated #Hashtag Filter does not show all messages with tag

Dan Hartford
 

Hi,

It seems that for some tags (Hashtags) when I apply a filter to only see messages for that tag I only get a subset of them.  In the screen shots attached, in the unfiltered messages list you can see that just on this one page there are 5 messages with the tag #ThridPartyArticles.  If I click on #ThirdPartyArticles one one of those messages or use the # Hastags list and click on the tag there, I only get 2 of the messages as shown in the "filtered" attachment.  it doesn't seem to matter if "Collapse topics" is checked or not.  I also assured that the date range was set to "Any Time".

Can you please help?

Thanks -- Dan


moderated Re: New bulk topic actions

Bruce Bowman
 

Mark -- Looks very powerful, and especially helpful for merging topics.

I gotta admit though, I find the capability to delete 100 topics with just three mouseclicks to be somewhat unnerving. I'll have to do some retraining of my group co-owners when this goes live, so please give us a heads-up before you do that.

Thanks,
Bruce


moderated Road Runner and Time Warner delays

 

Hi All,

Email to roadrunner.com, *.rr.com and twc.com is being delayed, on their end. A typical response is:

esmtp ESMTP server not available AUP#I-1420

I do not know how to contact anyone responsible there, and their postmaster site is somewhat broken (see the captcha at http://postmaster.rr.com/amIBlockedByRR). If you or your members are served by these companies, please have them complain.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: New bulk topic actions — Can the feature be toggled On & Off . . . ?

Epicatt2
 

Mark,

You're right; there may be no valid reason for an on/off option.

I guess I was asking in case it would not turn baack off durng the testing phase.

But there may be some group owners who might have a more concrete reason for wanting an on/off option.

Cheers!

Paul M.
CRL Owner
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moderated Re: New bulk topic actions

Chris Jones
 

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've changed the colors. Please let me know what you think.
Well I think that's much better. The change from "idle" to "active" is also a bit more obvious as well.

This will become the normal view for people who have archive editing privileges.
Thanks for the clarification. With "confirmation" required (as per your post in a different thread) being able to toggle the functions on and off is of much reduced importance.

Thanks for the above.

Chris
 


moderated Re: The ability to merge or connect multiple accounts: an alternative #suggestion

Bill Burns <ftldny@...>
 

On 7/16/2018 12:57 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM, Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@gmail.com
<mailto:cdfexec@gmail.com>> wrote:

Dang Mark!,
What haven't you thought  of in advance?


Ha. Wasn't me being clever. It was me looking at the number one source
of support requests... :)


mark
Now there's a concept more software developers would benefit from being
introduced to...

--
Bill

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