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moderated Re: Feature Request---Group Buys

Dale Hardin
 

My group owner asked for help in enabling the database function.  He could not figure out how to do it.  I can't help because I don't know what the admin. menu looks like.  I have searched for a list of steps online, but haven't been successful.  Is there, or could someone put together a list of steps to enable the database function?  Thanks, Dale

On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 4:56 PM Dale Hardin via Groups.Io <joe.dale.hardin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
The database would work fine, but for the privacy issue.  If the database were enhanced to allow only the moderator, table creator, and row owner to be able to see a particular column, say an address column, then the database would work perfectly.  Dale

On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 11:22 AM Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...> wrote:
On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 01:56 AM, Dale Hardin wrote:
Many of the amateur radio groups I belong too have someone offer to run a group buy or purchase parts for distribution to group members.  As a result, there are a lot of "I want one too"  and "put me on the list" messages.  It would be nice to be able to manage group buys with group members placing their name, and mail/contact info on a list maintained by a feature of group.io.  Regards, Dale

 Dale,

The Database feature can accommodate that type of list. The Groups.io Database is limited in functionality, so I would not consider it secure for large financial transactions. But for a friendly group of hams, it probably will suffice.

I hardly ever play with Databases, but it only took a few minutes to put together a sample "Group Buy" table. I included brief documentation in the description to give you an idea of how I did the set up. You can certainly add more columns for more information.


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Dale Hardin
24750 State St. Unit 487
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251-597-9256


moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 09:17 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
Now I want to know what “moderator notification” Gerald is referring to. Was that added just now as well???

 


Sorry, I wasn't clear enough.

There are two different types of emails that are associated to an event with RSVPs. The paste I showed previously was from one of the RSVP invites. There were other emails as well that are "sent to attendees". AKA those who RSVP'd. It is addressed from "Moderators...." hence my "Moderator" reference. Actually it only includes the note that I setup in the box for "notes to attendees".

Hopefully, this clarifies things a bit. My first time playing with calendar events. I am easily confused!
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Gerald


moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

 

Now I want to know what “moderator notification” Gerald is referring to. Was that added just now as well???


On Aug 22, 2019, at 5:04 PM, J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 04:06 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
All part of my plan to make J question her reality. :-)
Haha! I'm gaslighted to the max.:-)
 
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moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

 

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 04:06 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
All part of my plan to make J question her reality. :-)
Haha! I'm gaslighted to the max.:-)
 
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moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

 

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 3:33 PM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
What moderator notice? I’m referring to the event (calendar)notice. For some reason, unlike yours, mine just says “Organizer [email address]” without the name.

I fixed it a couple hours ago, but didn't have a chance to post about it until now. All part of my plan to make J question her reality. :-)

Mark 


moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

 

What moderator notice? I’m referring to the event (calendar)notice. For some reason, unlike yours, mine just says “Organizer [email address]” without the name.


On Aug 22, 2019, at 2:38 PM, Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...> wrote:

Ignore my comments. I see you are referring to the moderator notice. Yes, that is very sparse to say the least.
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Gerald

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moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

Ignore my comments. I see you are referring to the moderator notice. Yes, that is very sparse to say the least.
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Gerald


moderated Re: calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 02:22 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I created my group's first calendar event today and was chagrined to discover that although the event creation page asks for the event organizer's name and email address, only the email address appears in the emailed notice. (The name does appear in the event page on the calendar.) Could this please be added?
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Not sure what you are using to see the invite, but in GMAIL & Hotmail client, I see the expected info in the invite. I've cut and pasted a sample from my test.

When:
Thursday, 22 August 2019
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-03:00) America/Halifax

Where:
Here

Organizer: Mumbo Jumbo xxxxx@... 9025551212

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:

 
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Gerald


moderated option to notify event organizer when someone RSVPs to an event

 

This is similar to the no-notification problem with chats: I was very surprised to find, unless I'm totally missing something, that as the event organizer, I receive no notification when someone RSVPs to an event. This is a serious lack, just as serious as no notifications for chat events. I know there is a planned "notification overhaul," but I think these two should be at the top of the list. It's extremely surprising.
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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 calendar event notice fails to include organizer name - pls include name

 

I created my group's first calendar event today and was chagrined to discover that although the event creation page asks for the event organizer's name and email address, only the email address appears in the emailed notice. (The name does appear in the event page on the calendar.) Could this please be added?
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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 member notification option for chat activity

 

It would be super helpful to have a notification option when a person joins a chat. Right now, you have to keep logging in to the group to see whether or not there's a numeral next to "Chat" to indicate that there's been activity. An option to receive email notifications would prevent people from having to keep randomly checking. I think this is sorely lacking. I have even resorted to sending notifications by hand, by adding group messages to the effect that "everyone in such-and-such a chat, please log in to see the latest update." Which of course defeats part one of the purposes of a chat in not bothering the rest of the group members.
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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: [edited subject test - kk] Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

 

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 05:33 PM, Ken Kloeber wrote:
OMG, can you spell "sarcasm"
I was actually wondering whether that was sarcastic but didn't want to risk it. :)
 
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locked Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

KWKloeber
 

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
New Topic" and "Edit Topic", but we add a new (and edit an old) "Subject"
In this case I disagree. You can't add a new subject (as far as I can tell), and when you edit a "subject," you are really editing the subject line of the topic.


So you can see by my "test subject/topic edit" (ie, my last "Post"/"Message" - or maybe it's when I "posted" my last "message"?) -  we actually create a NEW topic (not an editied subject under the same topic.)  Conclusion - it's FUBAR.  Lets chuck it and start over.

-k


moderated [edited subject test - kk] Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

KWKloeber
 

You see "Subscription" on your particular group page, so inherently it's "My Settings" for that particular group
I'd have no beef or chicken naming it "(This?) Group('s?) Settings"

Maybe we can call "Chats" also "Discussions"?
I don't see why you'd want to do that.
OMG, can you spell "sarcasm" (immediately following the list of other oddities, not in the suggested "fix"?)

New Topic" and "Edit Topic", but we add a new (and edit an old) "Subject"
In this case I disagree.
Check it out, then you'll "agree to agree" - LOL
1) When you start a new Topic, you are prompted (grayed out prompt) to enter a new "Subject" -- not a new "Topic."
2) I'm not talking about editing or replying to a post. Or is it a "message" fergoodnesssake?
As a Moderator if you "Edit Topic", the prompt (above the topic/subject text box) is "Subject" (verbatim). 
Any edit you make carries forth to the "Topics" list/sidebar.  Or is that a "Subjects" list/sidebar.  No, I mean "Thread" list.  Oh, I am so inherently confused -- I belong on IOG.

-k


locked Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

 

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 04:19 PM, Bob Bellizzi wrote:
That need to be clearly stated. 
I think it would be pretty clear, since it would still be along the left with all the other group-specific stuff. But who knows.
 
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J

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locked Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

Bob Bellizzi
 

That need to be clearly stated.  Not all rank & file members implicitly understand there is a difference between Subscription function and Account function.
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Bob Bellizzi


locked Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

 

Yes, but so what? 


On Aug 19, 2019, at 11:32 AM, Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 09:00 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
"Subscription" would be better understood if it were (and really is) "Your Settings"
I absolutely agree with this one. 
But, isn't Subscription, in this case, your  unique settings for(only) this group?
 
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Bob Bellizzi


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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


locked Re: suggestion - Consistency (ies)

Bob Bellizzi
 

On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 09:00 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
"Subscription" would be better understood if it were (and really is) "Your Settings"
I absolutely agree with this one. 
But, isn't Subscription, in this case, your  unique settings for(only) this group?
 
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Bob Bellizzi


moderated Enhance Readability of Next Indicator #suggestion

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

When reading through messages via browser on either a PC or a tablet, I have an issue determining when I have arrived at the last (latest) message.

I would like something more proactive than changing the ">" symbol to a slightly different color. When I am reading through messages, the symbol is usually at the top right corner of the display which is the most off axis part of the display and has very poor color discrimination.

Admittedly, after I have clicked on it a couple times and nothing happens, a hovering red icon will show up after the fact. On the tablet, there is no red end of messages indicator at all, so I don't know if I missed the target, or the display is hung or that it is the last message until I more carefully look at the color of the icon. My suggestion is to change the ">" to a more contrasting color and perhaps make it bolder, or even better just show the red "end" indicator icon instead of a gray ">".

If there is an audible alert, that wouldn't help me, as I always have Windows sounds disabled.

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Gerald


moderated Re: #featurerequest Drop Down Retains Choice #suggestion

 

Gleaning also from Ken K's post (or "message";) about terminology, there are three terms in use, sometimes interchangeably: message, post, and topic. I don't think a scattershot approach to fixing the terminology here and there is the best idea. I think someone needs to sit down, find all occurrences in the UI of all three terms, and figure out how to use them consistently. I think this would take less time than fixing one occurrence and having another inconsistency pop up elsewhere over and over again.
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