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moderated Re: help email displays public sub-groups? #suggestion

 

good idea. I'll do the wiki.


moderated Re: help email displays public sub-groups? #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

Why not set up your WIKI as Public and put a page with all of the public sub-groups' info listed there?
Public WIKIs are accesable to the world.

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Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation


moderated help email displays public sub-groups? #suggestion

 

I'd like the ability for users to get a list of public sub-groups by sending an email to a new automated email address or the existing group+help email. I use the group+help email a lot but I am constantly having to tell people what sub-groups I have and how to subscribe to them by email.


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Tom Vail
 

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 03:15 PM, Michael Pavan wrote:
Perhaps you should be suggesting that:
“By:” be changed to: “Calendar entry made by:”
and
“Organizer:” be changed to: “For more Event information:”
I don't care what you call it, the "Calendar entry made by" name is irrelevant and confusing in our application.  I fully understand that on the surface it seems like a good idea and in many cases it would work well, just not ours.

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Michael Pavan
 

On Oct 27, 2018, at 10:47 AM, Tom Vail <@tomvail> wrote:

While the idea of including the "By" on the calendar is likely a good idea for some, maybe most, it is a very bad idea in our application. We have a single person doing most of the calendar entries, but they are not the one responsible for the event. Linking to their name will only cause confusion among the troops!
“By:” is the person who entered the Event in the Calendar

“Organizer:” is where you put contact information to find out more about the Event


Perhaps you should be suggesting that:
“By:” be changed to: “Calendar entry made by:”
and
“Organizer:” be changed to: “For more Event information:”


moderated Re: Calendar start day option?

Bob Bellizzi
 

You can call it a bananna and be just as wrong because sorry, groups.io is not a newsgroup according to the definition of a news group, which is a server linked to many other servers, continually comparing their content to other newsgroup servers and updating their info and passing on new info they have to the other servers.  You can see much more at 
https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/information/newsgroup3.htm

groups.io is a platform for listservs that may morph into online listservs.  Each of our groups is unique and standalone but they all are capable of sending and receiving email besides the ability to add messages to them and read those messages  online.

But you can keep calling it a bananna.
--

Bob Bellizzi

Founder, Fuchs Friends ®
Founder & Executive Director, The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation


moderated Re: Calendar start day option?

Michael Morris
 

As far I'm concerned it's a newsgroup.  Yahoo called their's a newsgroup and that's good enough for me! ;-)


moderated Re: Wish List

 

Dave wrote:

* The ability to allow members of the Main group to write to a
subgroup without moderation.
I would particularly like to have that one.

Shal


moderated Re: Photo search and clean up of the photos pages

dave w
 

This should be fixed now.
 
Thanks,
Mark

Top man Mark. Excellent. Big Thumbs UP!!!
davew


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Tom Vail
 

On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 09:18 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
There are event organizer/phone number fields in the event. Those get sent in the reminders. The person who created the event is displayed when you view the event on the website.
 
Yes, but there is not a way to link to the member's profile as the "By" link does.  All I'm suggesting it you make the new field optional, with a default of off.

Thanks for your consideration.

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 10:26 PM Dave Sergeant <dave@...> wrote:
On 26 Oct 2018 at 21:12, Mark Fletcher wrote:

> NEW: When viewing an event, show the person who created the event. -
> NEW: Added event organizer information to event reminder emails.

Is the event organiser a new piece of information we input when we
create an event, or is it just the person who created the event - ie
are these the same person?

There are event organizer/phone number fields in the event. Those get sent in the reminders. The person who created the event is displayed when you view the event on the website.

Cheers,
Mark


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Tom Vail
 

Hi Mark,

While the idea of including the "By" on the calendar is likely a good idea for some, maybe most, it is a very bad idea in our application.  We have a single person doing most of the calendar entries, but they are not the one responsible for the event.  Linking to their name will only cause confusion among the troops!

I would like to suggest that this be an option on the Event build page and default to "Do not show By Name."  

With that said, having the ability to supply another member in the "By Name" field would be helpful for us and accomplish what I believe you were trying to do originally.

Thanks for all you do.

Peace,
Tom


moderated Re: #databases

Duane
 

This was indeed a bug and has been fixed:
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/18889

BUGFIX: For tables with HTML Paragraph columns that were not the first column, the HTML edit widget was not properly initialized when adding/editing a row.
Duane


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Dave Sergeant
 

On 26 Oct 2018 at 21:12, Mark Fletcher wrote:

NEW: When viewing an event, show the person who created the event. -
NEW: Added event organizer information to event reminder emails.
Is the event organiser a new piece of information we input when we
create an event, or is it just the person who created the event - ie
are these the same person?

I have created events on our group (in that I added them to groups.io)
but I am certainly not the 'organiser' of those events and hardly want
this to be stated in the reminder emails. In our case there is no
organiser, the events (on-air amateur radio gatherings) just happen and
who ever is around joins in.

Dave

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • CHANGE: Changed the Action menu in the Members page, pulling email delivery and moderation options into dialogs. This makes the Actions dropdown smaller, so it works better on mobile, and is preparation for other options being added.
  • NEW: When viewing an event, show the person who created the event.
  • NEW: Added event organizer information to event reminder emails.
  • CHANGE: Changed how messages are sorted in digests. We now sort by date and then group by topic, which is slightly different from before. Now, the date of the first message we're showing in the topic determines the sort order of the topic, not the date of the first message ever in the topic.
  • BUGFIX: We were not properly escaping newlines in the DESCRIPTION field in ICS files.
  • BUGFIX: For tables with HTML Paragraph columns that were not the first column, the HTML edit widget was not properly initialized when adding/editing a row.
  • CHANGE: When viewing a photo, the links to next/previous photos now extend the full height of the photo.
  • BUGFIX: The Subscribe to Calendar button was improperly disabled for some subgroups.
  • BUGFIX: Fix table csv imports of addresses, where the city field was being populated by the address line 2.
  • CHANGE: Only display the Email link on a member's profile if the group's directory is visible to members.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Mark


moderated Re: Calendar start day option?

ro-esp
 

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 07:45 PM, Michael Morris wrote:


Firstly, (after years of Yahoo hell) can I say how brilliant to have a
newsgroup that works!
small sidenote: I've been told that whatever group we have here, it is NOT a "newsgroup". Newsgroups worked different technically.
I'm not educated enough to explain the difference though... ("usenet"? Several servers?)

groetjes, Ronaldo


moderated OT: groups.io has spoiled me

 

This morning I was driving along and my car’s ‘wiper fluid is low’ warning appeared on the dash, with the sound of a bell ringing. Fine, but then it dinged AGAIN and continued to ding about every couple of minutes for the whole ride. My immediate and (at first) unconscious thought was just to put in a request for a feature where the driver can press a button to indicate they got the message and the warnings should stop. It took me a nanosecond to realize, oh wait, this is not Groups.io beta! I can’t request that! This has become a common occurrence for me with anything technological. I am spoiled 😊


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Calendar start day option?

David Haun
 

Yes, I would also like the option to start the week on Monday. Thanks, David


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:03 AM, Marina wrote:
Thank you, Bruce. I must admit that I am still struggling with the concept and trying to figure out the practical use of both options.
I created a hashtag with the "reply only to sender" option that I intend to use for requests for articles for our newsletter. In such a case, I want everyone to know that the newsletter deadline is coming soon but I want actual submissions to come only to me (I edit the newsletter).

Similar needs have arisen in our group in the past so the ability to apply this hashtag is a welcome addition. Both options, of course, put the sender's address (not the group address) in the "reply-to" field of each message header; but only the new "reply only to sender" option (which is not available via a group setting) actually blocks attempts to send to the group.

Further discussion on this should probably either be moved to GMF, or posted to the original thread.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: Wish List

Dave B.
 

Bob, Barb -- thanks for your thoughts, but I’m not sure you understand our problem.   As recommended by someone else, I posted this message to the Beta group in the hope that some additional flexibility will be added to Groups.io in an upcoming version – consistent with some flexibility that exists in Yahoo Groups and Google Groups.  (Yes, Groups.io has a richness of features that are not found in either Yahoo or Googlegroups, but not in this situation -- from what I can tell.)

 

Our organization needs to be able to unmoderate mail from outside the group or subgroup.   Either people in the main group can be unmoderated when writing to the subgroup or people writing to the separate Board group.   I could do that in Yahoo and Google Groups, but apparently not in Groups.io.

I've tried having the Board both as a separate group and as a subgroup, and we're stuck either way.  I haven’t been able to unmoderate mail from HOA unit owners into the Board group/subgroup or from outside contractors into the Board group/subgroup.

In Google Groups and Yahoo, I can configure my groups such that if I get a message from someone anywhere outside the group, it will be accepted without moderation.  I can open and close this feature at will.  In years gone by, the moderator for a Google group would get a message requesting moderation for an outside email, and it would include an option to accept further messages from that address without moderation.  I don’t see that now in my Google groups, but a feature like this would be excellent in Groups.io.  (It looks like there's a stub for that feature in the "accept" moderation dialog.)

Dave