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moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 10:18 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I opted to always show the before and after, even if one is blank
I think it's better to say "set" in that case. But could be persuaded otherwise...it seemed that you had "set" and "changed" mixed up. You'd say "changed" when it was actually just being set (i.e., changed from "blank") and "set" when it was actually being changed. You've fixed the latter, so maybe with that fixed the former won't look so bad.
 
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moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 10:13 AM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Still a few problems:

1. a member who changed their display name was logged as changing it from "" [shows as blank] to "actual name"

That's on purpose. I opted to always show the before and after, even if one is blank; the theory being that it'd make it easier to track changes over time.
 
2. a moderator changing member's display name was logged as setting (not changing) it:
e.g. "xyz set abc member's display from P to Q"

I've changed that from 'set' to 'changed'.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

Still a few problems:

1. a member who changed their display name was logged as changing it from "" [shows as blank] to "actual name"
2. a moderator changing member's display name was logged as setting (not changing) it:
e.g. "xyz set abc member's display from P to Q"

Might still be more, have not yet given this a real workout.

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moderated Re: New feature: donations

 

If it’s to provide income for the platform - I would pay for Premium to be able to have a private group. Since that option was shut down I’ve shelled out more than the cost of Premium unsuccessfully trying to find and set up a suitable alternative. Because of previous issues related to lack of privacy in other health-related groups some key participants prefer to not work within groups.io if we can’t shield their email address.  We’re not talking dark web anonymity but simply protecting someone with a serious medical condition from vultures. 


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

JenniferEverSews
 

Thank you for the work you do to make the groups user friendly!
Jennifer


moderated Re: Export (backup) Setting Change Requested

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 01:28 PM, Beth Weld wrote:
have a check box that would select all of the subgroups
There are 12 different categories of 'Data to export' so an option to select all of those would be good too.

Andy


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

Hi All,

I've gone through and I think I've fixed all the problems. Here are the relevant #changelog entries.

- CHANGE: Tweaked the wording of 'Changed display name' activity log entries to be more clear.
- BUGFIX: If someone had changed their display name for a particular subscription, and then changed their display name through their overall profile, an activity log was generated incorrectly saying that the modified display name had been changed, even though it had not.
- NEW: There is a new activity log entry type, 'Moderator changed display name'.
- BUGFIX: Display name activity log records were generated even when the display name wasn't changed when editing a member.

Please let me know if you see anything else.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: New feature: donations

Pete F
 

I'm glad I read this far! I couldn't find anything on the website, so I looked in this group. When I saw 20%, I figured "no benefit to us above using Stripe or PayPal."

But at 5%, it might be worth considering! I'd urge you to add this to your website, if you want people to consider it, as I almost walked away without learning of the 75% reduction in price.

-Pete


moderated Re: How to resubscribe someone who was unsubscribed for "marking spam"

Bob Bellizzi
 

Answering my own question;
I decided to try a Direct Subscribe and that moved her from Past to current membership.gr
Her activity history retains her unsubscription for spam in May and her Direct subscribe today.
Since she was a lurker she never had any postings so we don't know if her posting history would have been retained.
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Bob Bellizzi


moderated How to resubscribe someone who was unsubscribed for "marking spam"

Bob Bellizzi
 

Is it possible to somehow move a subscriber from the Past Members' List back to the current Members' List
or must I direct subscribe them again?

As is often the case, they ignore or "don't see" the spam warning and the 3 day grace window for resubmission expires.

If I must resubscribe them, will there be a conflict because they are already in the Past list?

What blows my mind is that typically, the people who have this happen usually don't even notice what happened even though they have been getting digests daily and now aren't.  Maybe they're the legendary Sleeping Beauties but they're really a PIA

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Bob Bellizzi


moderated Record response to "good-bye" message in past member's owner message page

 

After a member leaves and receives and responds to the group's good-bye message, there is a group activity log entry "[xyz email address] sent message "Re: Sorry to see you go" to owners." Yet that message is not recorded in the Owner Messages page of the past (and/or banned) member. I don't know if this is feasible, since the person is no longer a member when they send the message, but it would be nice if it could be recorded there.

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moderated Re: how do I change permissions to include remove_members permission

 

Tim,

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 9:11 AM <timfong888@...> wrote:
While trying to test the remove members API, I wasn't able to because I needed permissions.

However, under users, I do not see a way to update a users permission.

What permissions someone has is dependent on whether they are a subscriber, moderator, or owner. And if they are a moderator, there's the set of `mod_permissions` as well. If you have the appropriate permissions, you can change all these for a group's member by using the https://groups.io/api#update-member call.

Hope this helps.
Mark 


moderated Re: How can I tell if I have permisions to use the direct add method?

 

Hi Tim,

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 10:52 PM <timfong888@...> wrote:
Where is the documentation for this?
You must have the invite_members permission to use this call. In addition, the group must be a Premium or Enterprise group.

How can I tell if I have this?  Could we put a link so I know right away when trying to use https://groups.io/api#direct_add that I need permission and find out what that is?

You can use the https://groups.io/api#get_permissions call to return the set of permissions you have for a group. The docs for that call are a little unclear; I'm going to try to make them more clear.

Hope this helps.
Mark 


moderated Export (backup) Setting Change Requested

Beth Weld
 

I just submitted a request to export my group's data, and I wanted to include all of the subgroups; I have a lot of them. Instead of having to check each subgroup to include it in the export, it would be great to have a check box that would select all of the subgroups to export with the main group.
Thanks
Beth


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

Two more problems here: (1) When a moderator first sets a member's display name, it is logged as if the moderator set their own display name ("via the web"). (2)  When the member changes their own display, that seems not to be logged at all in their activity page. I found this out by seeing posts by someone named "BR" (initials changed to protect identity) and could not figure out who it was. We use the member name + their cat's name and ask people not to change it. But this member had changed hers to "BR" without it having even been logged.
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moderated Previewing Edited Notices

 

Hi,
As far as I could see, thus far there's not a way for us to preview an edited member notice before saving it.
Just now I faced this when I was trying to edit a welcome notice. I've included a "mailto" link on the notice, and I won't know whether it works before someone reports it, in this case, only to tell me that it's not working.

So, would such a feature be implemented?

Thanks a lot.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

Sent from a galaxy far, far away.


moderated Re: Group "join" page not accessible when logged in

 

On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 03:56 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
One missing link
oops, I meant that metaphorically, although you could say there is literally a "missing link" in that the join page doesn't exist if you're logged in.
 
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moderated Re: Group "join" page not accessible when logged in

 

Ok, I see. One missing link seems to be that if you're logged in, there IS no "join page" like there is when you're logged out. If you're logged in, all you can do is click on the "apply for membership" link on the group home page, which takes you to the "joined" page (the URL with the word "joined"). There's no intermediate page. So it seems like Mark inadvertently didn't take the logged-in case into account.
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moderated Re: Group "join" page not accessible when logged in

Bruce Bowman
 

The key here (as per the subject line) is whether you are logged in or not.  

Here's the corresponding URL in a group you're not a member of, so you can practice:  https://groups.io/g/BowmanFamily/join  <--note: not "joined"

Click on the above link, and you'll be redirected to your groups list. Rather mysterious, especially after the 510 bounce message you just received told you it would work.

Now log out of groups.io, and try again. Voila'!

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: Group "join" page not accessible when logged in

 

Just mystified, so I checked again. The code does contain the word "join," but seems to be the action ("join group") rather than a URL. If you change the word "join" in Bruce's original link to "joined," you get taken to the group's home page with a banner saying you have not yet joined the group, and you can then click on the join button. Perhaps that was the intention?
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