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moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

 

Fodder for the new tech writer. :-)


On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:29 PM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:21 PM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
I don't see it either.

If you reply to a message with just a +1 or the word like, that message will not be sent to the group and instead you will like the message you're replying to.

Cheers,
Mark


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moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

 

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:21 PM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
I don't see it either.

If you reply to a message with just a +1 or the word like, that message will not be sent to the group and instead you will like the message you're replying to.

Cheers,
Mark


moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

 

I don't see it either.


On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 06:43 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Yes, it also applies to email likes.
I could take this to Group_Help, and will if someone tells me it's too complicated to explain in a couple of lines:  How does one "like by e-mail"?

The thought had never occurred to me, and prior to here I had never even seen this mentioned.  Not that I'll be doing it, but I am curious as to how one likes a specific message in a specific topic by e-mail.   I see no link that would allow it (and I don't include View/Reply Online - which throws the user straight into the web interface).
 
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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
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moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 06:43 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Yes, it also applies to email likes.
I could take this to Group_Help, and will if someone tells me it's too complicated to explain in a couple of lines:  How does one "like by e-mail"?

The thought had never occurred to me, and prior to here I had never even seen this mentioned.  Not that I'll be doing it, but I am curious as to how one likes a specific message in a specific topic by e-mail.   I see no link that would allow it (and I don't include View/Reply Online - which throws the user straight into the web interface).
 
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     Presenting the willfully ignorant with facts is the very definition of casting pearls before swine.

              ~ Brian Vogel


moderated Re: Groups.io manual

Duane
 

Rather than send you a ton of stuff that may or may not be useful, I'd suggest that you (or they) have a look at the (public) wiki on GMF, https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/home  I know there are a few things that aren't 100% up to date, but it's difficult to keep up with you sometimes!

Duane


moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

 

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:54 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've changed it so that if a topic is locked you cannot like any of the messages in it.
Does this also apply to email Likes?  I believe that was the problem before, in that you could still Like via email, but not online.

Yes, it also applies to email likes.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Groups.io manual

 

Hi All,

I am going to hire a technical writer to put together a manual explaining all the various functions of the site. If you have any material that you've developed for your users that you wouldn't mind being incorporated/used as a reference by the writer, please send it to me. I'd appreciate it. What I'm hoping will result is something that can be of help to group owners as well as group members.

Thanks!
Mark


moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

Bob Bellizzi
 

sorry, allowing post lock likes and any changes is like revising history to suit self.

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moderated Saving graphics from Messge area

Leeni
 

Why the messages are no use as it stands right now to graphic type groups?
 
 (Maybe this is a bug)
 
When a graphic or Paint Shop Pro tube is sent in a message and then it is saved by email, the name of the tube or graphic is associated with the tube.
 
Example attachment #1 Fresh Bread PNG Clip art 26751
 
When the same tube is saved from the message area it is given a number like 0, 0(1), etc. So when members go to save these graphics from the message area, they do not have the name of the image.   
 
Example #2 calls the image 0 
 
They can't even saved correctly. Now if you were to save the images from the message area for all of the messages you would get multiple images named 0, some with 0 (1), some with 0 (2) if they were all in the same message. Now you go to another message and save the 1 graphic there you would get 0 all over again.
 
Leeni
 
 


moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

 

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 09:06 AM, Bob Bellizzi wrote:
It's another variation on the theme of history revision.
Do you mean "history revision," or "revision history"? The revision history of the feature certainly has had some back and forth, but that's not uncommon. After more experience, features are easier to evaluate.
 
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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
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moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

Bob Bellizzi
 

It's another variation on the theme of history revision.
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Bob Bellizzi

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


moderated Re: "Find Content" for Member Function

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Duane,

          Many thanks for this information.  I will certainly be putting it to use.

          I still believe that a more obvious and "user friendly" (whether for members or mods) method would be useful, so I'm still asking for it (whether I get it or not).
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moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 08:57 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
I didn’t know you could Like via email. Can you? 
Neither did I, and if there's a God in heaven I hope you can't.   The potential for screwing that up is just so huge.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

     Presenting the willfully ignorant with facts is the very definition of casting pearls before swine.

              ~ Brian Vogel


moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

 

Here's that prior thread. Ironically, I (along with a couple of others) "Liked" the request. But that was before I experienced the frustration of allowing locked topics to still in effect be commented on (I've since "unliked" it, after I dug it up).
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/27292375

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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: "Likes" revisited

 

There was a request about six months ago to allow “thumb upping” on locked topics, which Mark then implemented. Previously, they were unallowed. I didn’t find, and don’t remember, anything about email Likes being a problem. I didn’t know you could Like via email. Can you? 


On Apr 16, 2019, at 4:54 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've changed it so that if a topic is locked you cannot like any of the messages in it.
Does this also apply to email Likes?  I believe that was the problem before, in that you could still Like via email, but not online.

Duane

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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: "Find Content" for Member Function

Duane
 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 01:45 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
I was thinking only of messages (content) created by a member, but, this feature should not only be available to moderators or owners.
In that case, the "All Posts By This Member" in the More menu or on their Profile page will find the posts.  Or you can do it from the Search box by entering "posterid:xxx" where xxx is their poster id.  A name could be used, if that person always signs their posts, as you and I do.  Both functions can be used by regular members.

Duane


moderated Re: "Likes" revisited

Duane
 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've changed it so that if a topic is locked you cannot like any of the messages in it.
Does this also apply to email Likes?  I believe that was the problem before, in that you could still Like via email, but not online.

Duane


moderated Re: "Find Content" for Member Function

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

By the way, I had asked about advanced search functionality on the Group_Help group in February, citing examples of what I'd love to see in terms of advanced search were such to be implemented.  Since the screenshots are already in that post, here it is:  https://groups.io/g/Group_Help/message/335 

As is obvious in both examples, searching for content from a single member can be done easily.  Bleeping Computer also happens to have a button associated with each public user profile that executes what amounts to an advanced search for messages only by that particular user, labeled Find Content.

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moderated Re: Search function for Member Directory #suggestion #done

Maria
 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 01:42 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Can you come up with a use case for this? An example mark or us might be able to see a justification for said idea?

 

Sure. You go to an event that's organized in a group or subgroup you are subscribed to.
You meet someone and only recall their first name, and you would like to DM them to reconnect.
So you go to the directory and you have to look at potentially thousands of profiles to find that person.

If a member could search they'd just enter that person's first name and that would help reduce the profiles you have to look through to find that person.

Or

You go to an event, meet someone, and that person says: "Hey, I have to run, nice meeting you! DM me via the group directory and we can have a follow-up meeting"
You go to the Directory and see thousands of profiles and you can't search for that person's name. So you sit there and press click, click, click and thinking, "If only there were a way to search this directory like I do every other contact list I have on devices and computers".

Maria


moderated Re: Hide Topic Function #suggestion

Sarah k Alawami
 

I can see that, and that could be a viable option. Mark?

On 15 Apr 2019, at 11:38, Brian Vogel wrote:

Sarah,

            Hence the reason I say that a "Hide then Lock" feature could be used to avoid said situation.   I recall the topics you're making reference to, and in all cases it was because a locked topic had subsequently been deleted that the "raising from the dead" could occur.  Groups.io does not (and perhaps cannot) keep a log of deleted topics such that if someone attempts to reply to one via e-mail that it will bounce (and that's what I'd want it to do).

             If I can keep the topic, but hide it, then lock it, it is still a part of the group topic structure, but not accessible to the membership at large for further interaction, which is what I'd be looking for on certain occasions.

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     Presenting the willfully ignorant with facts is the very definition of casting pearls before swine.

              ~ Brian Vogel

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