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moderated Re: #database #feature Database improvement requests #suggestion

 

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 3:15 PM Andy W <andy_wedge@...> wrote:

Making an address field on a database table a link that is passed to google maps would be a big help to start with.

For address fields, there should already be a [Map] link that goes to Google Maps. Or are you talking about something else?

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Invite people to subgroups

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

I notice that the help page is still out of date as it states you cannot invite members to join a subgroup.

Andy


moderated Re: #database #feature Database improvement requests #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

are we likely to see movement on any of these suggestions anytime soon?

Making an address field on a database table a link that is passed to google maps would be a big help to start with.

Regards,
Andy


moderated Re: Ability to #transfer Yahoo post #attachments please?!

 

Hi Jim,

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM Jim Wilson via Groups.Io <groupsio=texnetsys.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have successfully backed up our Yahoo Group with PG Offline, complete with Attachments, Files, Links and Photos.

Can PG Offline save the messages (with attachments) in mbox format? If so, we can use that to do the import for you.

Mark 


moderated Re: Ability to #transfer Yahoo post #attachments please?!

Jim Wilson
 

Bob, I should have been more clear. I meant, "what will it cost over-and-above the Premium package price?"

I am a Network Administrator by trade and, as a result, am also very familiar with database capabilities and technology. I quickly built a fairly powerful D-Series desktop on my personal Azure account, installed PG Offline and proceeded to download all 91,336 messages and 350 MB of files from my Yahoo group in less than 6 hours without any scary lockouts I was told would certainly occur. So, I now know for a fact that it is possible to download the Attachments because I'm looking at them on my desktop.

What I don't understand is why this hasn't already been available for many years as part of the transfer process, especially when attachments are built into messaging here. It doesn't make sense from a future business standpoint, either, when very serious maintenance issues at Yahoo are becoming painfully obvious and indicate Groups won't be around much longer. I will not be the only one asking for this when Yahoo decides to pull the plug.

So, to clarify, I would be willing to pay a reasonable hourly rate for an appropriate person within the Groups.IO organization to do the necessary database work in lieu of a standard procedure.

We want to move here because we know GIO's historical ties to eGroups and Yahoo, employing a similar UX, is well-maintained and supported.

If no one will help us, we will be forced to use phpBB or some other package to accomplish what we need and Groups.IO will not have us as a customer.


moderated Re: Ability to #transfer Yahoo post #attachments please?!

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

Jim,

I can't answer your question other than to say the answer has always been that the feature is not available. If you want to try to negotiate a different answer, you will need to contact support at groups dot io.

However, if you have the attachments from PG Offline, could you manually upload them as files to groups.io.

-- 
Gerald


On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 06:31 PM, Jim Wilson wrote:
I have successfully backed up our Yahoo Group with PG Offline, complete with Attachments, Files, Links and Photos.

I also note that messages on Groups.IO have the exact same attachment capability.

If PG Offline can copy message attachments from Yahoo, why then is Groups.IO unable to do the same?

We are a genealogy group. We're don't have to have the links but we need our attachments. At last count, we have about 2,600 attachments spread over 91,000 posts that requires only about 350 MB of storage. There is no point in moving to Groups.IO without them.

If this is service for which we must pay, how much will it cost? What do we have to do to get this done?


moderated Re: Ability to #transfer Yahoo post #attachments please?!

Bob Bellizzi
 

Jim, based on what Ancestry costs, I'd say that the cost for a transfer from Yahoo is fairly inexpensive.
It's one year on the Premium program which you can look up by using the Pricing link in the footer of the screen
--

Bob Bellizzi

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


moderated Ability to #transfer Yahoo post #attachments please?!

Jim Wilson
 

I have successfully backed up our Yahoo Group with PG Offline, complete with Attachments, Files, Links and Photos.

I also note that messages on Groups.IO have the exact same attachment capability.

If PG Offline can copy message attachments from Yahoo, why then is Groups.IO unable to do the same?

We are a genealogy group. We're don't have to have the links but we need our attachments. At last count, we have about 2,600 attachments spread over 91,000 posts that requires only about 350 MB of storage. There is no point in moving to Groups.IO without them.

If this is service for which we must pay, how much will it cost? What do we have to do to get this done?


moderated Re: Mobile App (especially for Andrioid)

 

Sreenadh,

Is there a mobile app for Groups.io?
One is in the works.
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/18909

Shal


moderated Re: Mobile App (especially for Andrioid)

Sarah k Alawami
 

No. Not that I'm aware of. I woudl be nice, maybe one day, but for now, not now.

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On 29 May 2019, at 20:13, Sreenadh OG wrote:

Hi,
  Is there a mobile app for Groups.io?
 
  About Myself: I had a yahoo group of 3000+ members from 2005 to 2013. With Yahoo Groups unfriendly modifications, I left yahoo groups and tried hosting a phorum forum on my website, but was unsatisfied with the results. Then migrated to FB Groups and has a group with 18,000+ members now . But to be frank, I dislike FB Groups, and want to quite FB. I loved the good old yahoo groups a lot and now with Groups.io I realize that it gives almost the same and more functionalities. But may be FB is more mobile friendly and this is an era when people are more into mobiles than PC. Most of my FB group users too access my FB group from mobile and not from PC. So if groups.io had a mobile app version, it would have been great. I know that groups.io is a responsive site and can be accessed from mobile as well. But the experience is not good enough, and may be a dedicated mobile app (especially for android) to access groups.io from mobile would be a great value addition.
Thanks and regards,
Sreenadh OG 


moderated Mobile App (especially for Andrioid)

Sreenadh OG
 

Hi,
  Is there a mobile app for Groups.io?
 
  About Myself: I had a yahoo group of 3000+ members from 2005 to 2013. With Yahoo Groups unfriendly modifications, I left yahoo groups and tried hosting a phorum forum on my website, but was unsatisfied with the results. Then migrated to FB Groups and has a group with 18,000+ members now . But to be frank, I dislike FB Groups, and want to quite FB. I loved the good old yahoo groups a lot and now with Groups.io I realize that it gives almost the same and more functionalities. But may be FB is more mobile friendly and this is an era when people are more into mobiles than PC. Most of my FB group users too access my FB group from mobile and not from PC. So if groups.io had a mobile app version, it would have been great. I know that groups.io is a responsive site and can be accessed from mobile as well. But the experience is not good enough, and may be a dedicated mobile app (especially for android) to access groups.io from mobile would be a great value addition.
Thanks and regards,
Sreenadh OG 


moderated Re: Scales of Justice

 

Mark could probably add a tooltip on the scales, so computer web users could hover the mouse over it and see the word "Moderated" appear. That might also help those using screen readers.

JohnF


moderated Re: Scales of Justice

Barry_M
 

Ah, sorry, just made plainly evident as the above posted. The scales indicate moderation.

Still, is there a spot here where other icons and acronyms are defined?

Sheepish grin here __________


moderated Scales of Justice

Barry_M
 

With apologies again for another basic question (I did dig around but couldn't find the answer to this), what does the scales-of-justice icon on some topics (including the robust one on the values ("paid vs free policy")) indicate?   And, so I can be a better fisherman versus acceptor of fish, where on the site are icons (and maybe even groups.io specific acronyms) defined, if they are?

As always, many thanks!


moderated Re: Paid vs free policy- request

 

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 10:34 AM, Ken Kloeber wrote:

Will you be "more plainly" (for want of another term/description) drawing attention to the values during sign up (to avoid the scenario of an owner (unknowingly) buying into values that members might not share)?

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. But in any case I haven't decided how I will promote the (not yet written) values page.

Mark


moderated Re: Paid vs free policy- request

KWKloeber
 

Mark

A values page sounds delicious!
Will you be "more plainly" (for want of another term/description) drawing attention to the values during sign up (to avoid the scenario of an owner (unknowingly) buying into values that members might not share)?


moderated Re: Paid vs free policy- request

 

Hi All,

To close out this discussion, here's what I've done:

- I've moved the Indivisible link (fixed!) down to the non-profit section of the FAQ. 
- I've added a new section to Help on types of groups that are not permitted.
- I will be adding a values page, at which point I'll move the Indivisible link to that page. I'm excited about creating a values page; thank you Maria for the idea.

And here's a picture of Linus, who would very much like you to feed him.

linus small.jpg

Thanks,
Mark

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 12:07 PM Mark Fletcher via Groups.Io <markf=corp.groups.io@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

Thanks for the respectful discussion. Give me a couple days to figure out what I'm going to do. In the meantime, as promised, here's a picture of Feynman, preventing me from getting any work done.

executivejunior small.jpg
Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 3:53 PM Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm@...> wrote:

Mark,

Whilst I don’t think you have many “stockport.gov.uk” addresses these also used to bounce external mails with an internal “from” address…..


I've added this domain. In the future, if anyone has a domain to add to one of the various re-write lists, please send it to support.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: "Show quoted text" box is great, now pushing my luck with further suggestion

 

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 02:39 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
we no longer collapse signatures when viewing messages in the archives.
 
Please let me know if you see any strange behavior.
Mark,

Great! Will check it out soon. 
 
--
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: Site updates #changelog

Dave Wade
 

Mark,

Whilst I don’t think you have many “stockport.gov.uk” addresses these also used to bounce external mails with an internal “from” address…..

Dave wade

 

From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fletcher
Sent: 28 May 2019 23:37
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Site updates #changelog

 

On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 11:03 PM Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:


 > * INTERNAL: Added the ability to re-write the From lines of emails
 >   from specific domains, as we already do with DMARC, to hopefully fix
 >   a delivery issue with samsung.com

I'm unclear on how that would help with delivery of messages from a
specific domain, unless you actually mean messages being delivered /to/
that domain.

Yes, the proper fix is to re-write the From line for messages sent from a Samsung address to a Samsung address. I will revisit this at some point and do a proper fix.

 

Thanks,

Mark 

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