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moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

Marv Waschke
 

An elementary "fill in-the-blanks form" feature in groups.io could be useful in many ways. I could see it used as J_Catlady describes -- whenever a group has repeated transfers of information that would benefit from a uniform information set and layout.

There would be challenges. If I were building it, I would probably take a browser or app approach rather than try to mangle it into a email client. And I am not sure what priority I would assign to it, but it certainly is an intriguing possibility.
Marv


moderated Re: Creation of Sub-Albums in the Photo-Section

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 12:33 PM, Chris Aldrich wrote:
It would be great if there could be descriptions and/or hashtags that could be associated with photos.
 
Chris
In the Photos section, you can already add a description by clicking on a Photo and then clicking the Edit button. While it is possible to type a hashtag in the description, I don't believe there is any type of search available at all for photo descriptions at this time.
 
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Gerald


moderated Re: Creation of Sub-Albums in the Photo-Section

Chris Aldrich
 

It would be great if there could be descriptions and/or hashtags that could be associated with photos.

Chris

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On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 10:33 AM, Victoria <dr.vcaesar@...> wrote:

It wold be really great if there was a possibility to create sub-folders for albums in the photo section. Same as is possible in the file section where you can create folders and sub-folders.

Victoria



moderated Creation of Sub-Albums in the Photo-Section

 

It wold be really great if there was a possibility to create sub-folders for albums in the photo section. Same as is possible in the file section where you can create folders and sub-folders.

Victoria


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

Jeremy H
 

Being able to specify 'user profile link' in a template signature would be useful.

More generally, I am in favour of both being able to set a signature size limit, and to have, and optionally require use of, signature and message templates.

Jeremy


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

Maybe the "date of last update" could be filled in automatically by the system?
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moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

p.s. I don't know why the spacing came out funny on that. I didn't intend the weird line spacing...
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J

 

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moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

Mark,

That would be fantastic! It would probably be something like this, just off the top of my head:

Cat’s name, age gender, and last known weight:

Diagnosis or suspected diagnosis:

Diagnosis method and date:

Current medications, with dosages in mg:

Other medical conditions:

Other pets in the house:
Misc (keep it short!)
Date of this signature update:

Would something like that work? Would we be able to limit the number of characters for each item?

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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Add a convenient method to include a profile link in the signature.

 

Randy,

If I'm not mistaken, that link is already on the directory page, tied to the user name.

You are correct. But I think adding the link icon (as seen on Messages) would make it a lot clearer to the user:

 
The issue is providing it, easily, in an email message.

Understood.

And in thinking on this further, I agree that having a tool to insert the link to one's own profile would be more convenient than having to track yourself down in the Directory (assuming the group makes that feature available).

So I'd favor having both, with the link icon in the Directory for clearer reference to other member's profiles.

Shal


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

J,

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 09:28 AM, J_Catlady wrote:

I’ve got many group members writing novels for their signatures., and it’s too hard to police and control them all by hand. I am now begging for a character limit option in the auto sig!

What about being able to specify a template for signatures (and for messages, for that matter)? Perhaps something as simple as some text that is pre-populated in the Signature text area? Would that help?

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: Add a convenient method to include a profile link in the signature.

Randy Thomson
 

On the other hand, providing a permalink on each member profile might be the more straightforward and consistent way to provide this capability.
On the directory pages this would amount to little more than showing the permalink symbol next to each member's name.

Shal

If I'm not mistaken, that link is already on the directory page, tied to the user name. The issue is providing it, easily, in an email message.

Randy



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moderated Re: Back from vacation

Leeni
 

Welcome back! We missed you. Ilene  
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 7/31/2018 11:45:57 AM
Subject: [beta] Back from vacation
 

Hi All,

I'm back from vacation. In addition to working through all the support emails and beta@ emails and fixing bugs, here's what I'll be working on short-term:

  • FINALLY finishing up the GDPR stuff. Over vacation, my lawyers finally got me the last bits I needed to complete the revised privacy policy. Once that's done, I will be deleting any user account that is not subscribed to any groups or subscribed just to updates@, and then sending out an email to everyone announcing the new privacy policy.
  • Finalizing the new bulk topic editing page and moving it from -test.
  • Completing work on virus scanning all attachments, files and photos.
  • Upgrading the main database machine, which will require some downtime, most likely the night of Friday, August 10th. I will send out a separate announcement soon about this.

Thanks, Mark

 


moderated Back from vacation

 

Hi All,

I'm back from vacation. In addition to working through all the support emails and beta@ emails and fixing bugs, here's what I'll be working on short-term:

  • FINALLY finishing up the GDPR stuff. Over vacation, my lawyers finally got me the last bits I needed to complete the revised privacy policy. Once that's done, I will be deleting any user account that is not subscribed to any groups or subscribed just to updates@, and then sending out an email to everyone announcing the new privacy policy.
  • Finalizing the new bulk topic editing page and moving it from -test.
  • Completing work on virus scanning all attachments, files and photos.
  • Upgrading the main database machine, which will require some downtime, most likely the night of Friday, August 10th. I will send out a separate announcement soon about this.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

Jim Higgins
 

Received from J_Catlady at 7/31/2018 01:16 AM UTC:

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 06:03 PM, Jim Higgins wrote:
I wasn't logged in, but one click and 3 seconds and the profile info was on my screen. You don't need to log in if you don't explicitly log out.

I don't get what you mean here. If you mean you were logged into the site already because you had not logged out, then you WERE logged in. Right?

No. My browser wasn't running; I wasn't logged in.


Yes, groups.io keeps you logged in for a month.

Yes and no. You don't remain logged in. A cookie on your computer contains the credentials you need in order for Gio to log you in without the need for you to MANUALLY enter any UserId or Password information.


My point is that many of our group members don't log in at all, ever.

Then - unless that hurdle can be somehow leapt, the idea of putting info in a profile and a link to that profile in messages sent by that person won't work.

It seems to me as an Owner that at some point group members need to do something to help others better help them... whether it's to shorten their signatures to contain only the required basic info... or something else aimed at achieving some sort of more cooperative symbiosis. "When in Rome" and all that...

Jim H


moderated Re: Calendar missing "Last" function for repeating events

Dave Wade
 

I have just hit this. One of my groups holds a meeting on the "last" Monday of each month. We used to have this set up in yahoo.


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

Bottom line, I would like a character-limit option on the auto-sig!

Sure, makes sense and probably isn´t such a big tech deal.

Victoria


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 01:42 AM, Victoria wrote:
If a signature example is integrated into a recurring cal message,
I don't do recurring calendar messages. :-) The instructions for the signature are included in the monthly guidelines, along with all the other kinds of guidelines that get breached.

Our cats also require changes in meds, but I don't see that it's any harder to update the profile than the sig. But that's moot because of all the other problems with doing this via profiles that have already been pointed out.

Bottom line, I would like a character-limit option on the auto-sig!
 
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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

J,

 

the type of hormonal disease we are dealing with calls for regular lab testing and medicine dosage adapting which consequently means signature updates. Therefore the interesting idea of integrating signature into their profile probably wouldn´t work with our members since their signatures may require frequent updating.

 

In my groups cases of “novel writing” in signatures are quite limited but they do occur. Our bigger issue is to get members to compose a meaningful signature at all. So we remind in a regular calender message which information is needed. Our members generally comply…

 

If a signature example is integrated into a recurring cal message, could this push your “novel writers” into the right direction?

 

Victoria


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

Shal,

An interesting thought, but unfortunately correct on all counts. ;)
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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Repeating request for character limit in auto signature

 

J,

The problem is that it would not be available to people responding
only via email, ...
It would, if the member made the profile public. But that introduces potential privacy issues depending on what type of information you need to have there.

And it doesn't solve your original length problem, or the update problem Jim mentioned.

Shal

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