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moderated Re: change verbiage on log entry for forbidden new tag

Drew
 

She may not have intended to use/create a hashtag at all but merely included a "#" character in some other context. So, any revised warning message should probably address that possibility (if it doesn't already) because the subscriber may not even know what a hashtag is.

BTW, the hashtag permission for the group can be set so that such messages are not bounced:

"Messages from subscribers can only be tagged with existing hashtags, new hashtags will be removed."

However, be aware- that could alter the meaning of the subscribers' subject lines in cases where they included a # character in some non-hashtag context.


Drew

On 09/25/19 11:16, J_Catlady wrote:
p.s. In addition to changing the verbiage, I think the attempted message should be recorded somewhere, possibly in the pending queue. Instead, it's just completely lost and i have no idea what this group member was trying to post. Unfortunately she's a very naive user and I have been trying to get her to post for months, but she's been afraid of the system. Now I fear she will be doubly so. I would like to get a copy of the text the system sent her asking her to change the subject of the message, so that we can possibly adjust that as well.
On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 8:14 AM J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady=gmail.com@groups.io <mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>> wrote:
I just found the following log entry in the group activity log and
had no idea what it meant:
"[xyz member] sent message "[message subject]" with a new tag, has
been asked to update subject via email"
This is incomprehensible! I emailed the member to find out what
happened, but in the meantime, I figured out that what this entry is
actually trying to say is (1) the member sent a message via email,
(2) the message subject had a new hashtag, and (3), because members
are not allowed create new hashtags in our group, the member was
therefore asked to change the message subject. However, I thought,
upon reading the entry, that the member was "asked to (update the
subject via email)." Etc. The log entry does not parse correctly by
any conceivable means.
Can this entry be changed to read something like
"[xyz member] sent message [message subject] via email, has been
asked to remove the new tag and resend"
(or other, possibly better, suggestions)?
I literally could not parse the entry for about 10 minutes.
--
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/
--
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: delete old messages

 

Shal,
If it’s so ludicrous, then why do you think Mark hasn’t changed the TOU yet?
What Y!G does, or attempts to do (we don’t know whether successfully or unsuccessfully), is irrelevant IMHO.

On Sep 25, 2019, at 8:28 AM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@gmail.com> wrote:

J,

And that's where I say, "Changing the TOU to explicitly allow message
deletion at the request of members would be hopelessly impractical.")
That's a ludicrous answer.

a) Yahoo Groups already had language limiting the license granted to the service. Mark may not want that exact language, but the TOU has already been changed at least once, so there clearly is a practical means for editing it.

b) A practical mechanism for message deletion already exists. A practical mechanism for finding all messages by this member already exists. All that is required for a bulk feature is to marry those two capabilities. Perhaps using a UI similar to the checkboxes present on the /topics-test page.

c) Practicality is Mark's job.

Granted that (b) doesn't cover quotes of the subject member appearing in other members' messages, nor does it cover subject messages stored in other members' email interfaces. But I never asked for either of those things.

Shal


--
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: delete old messages

 

J,

And that's where I say, "Changing the TOU to explicitly allow message
deletion at the request of members would be hopelessly impractical.")
That's a ludicrous answer.

a) Yahoo Groups already had language limiting the license granted to the service. Mark may not want that exact language, but the TOU has already been changed at least once, so there clearly is a practical means for editing it.

b) A practical mechanism for message deletion already exists. A practical mechanism for finding all messages by this member already exists. All that is required for a bulk feature is to marry those two capabilities. Perhaps using a UI similar to the checkboxes present on the /topics-test page.

c) Practicality is Mark's job.

Granted that (b) doesn't cover quotes of the subject member appearing in other members' messages, nor does it cover subject messages stored in other members' email interfaces. But I never asked for either of those things.

Shal


moderated Re: change verbiage on log entry for forbidden new tag

 

p.s. In addition to changing the verbiage, I think the attempted message should be recorded somewhere, possibly in the pending queue. Instead, it's just completely lost and i have no idea what this group member was trying to post. Unfortunately she's a very naive user and I have been trying to get her to post for months, but she's been afraid of the system. Now I fear she will be doubly so. I would like to get a copy of the text the system sent her asking her to change the subject of the message, so that we can possibly adjust that as well.


On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 8:14 AM J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I just found the following log entry in the group activity log and had no idea what it meant:

"[xyz member] sent message "[message subject]" with a new tag, has been asked to update subject via email"

This is incomprehensible! I emailed the member to find out what happened, but in the meantime, I figured out that what this entry is actually trying to say is (1) the member sent a message via email, (2) the message subject had a new hashtag, and (3), because members are not allowed create new hashtags in our group, the member was therefore asked to change the message subject. However, I thought, upon reading the entry, that the member was "asked to (update the subject via email)." Etc. The log entry does not parse correctly by any conceivable means.

Can this entry be changed to read something like
"[xyz member] sent message [message subject] via email, has been asked to remove the new tag and resend"

(or other, possibly better, suggestions)?

I literally could not parse the entry for about 10 minutes.
--
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


--
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 change verbiage on log entry for forbidden new tag

 

I just found the following log entry in the group activity log and had no idea what it meant:

"[xyz member] sent message "[message subject]" with a new tag, has been asked to update subject via email"

This is incomprehensible! I emailed the member to find out what happened, but in the meantime, I figured out that what this entry is actually trying to say is (1) the member sent a message via email, (2) the message subject had a new hashtag, and (3), because members are not allowed create new hashtags in our group, the member was therefore asked to change the message subject. However, I thought, upon reading the entry, that the member was "asked to (update the subject via email)." Etc. The log entry does not parse correctly by any conceivable means.

Can this entry be changed to read something like
"[xyz member] sent message [message subject] via email, has been asked to remove the new tag and resend"

(or other, possibly better, suggestions)?

I literally could not parse the entry for about 10 minutes.
--
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: delete old messages

 

(This is the point where Shal says: "That's why I think the TOU should be changed so that the permission is not granted in perpetuity." And that's where I say, "Changing the TOU to explicitly allow message deletion at the request of members would be hopelessly impractical.")
--
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: delete old messages

 

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:00 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
the right to be forgotten relates to data about a person, not things they have posted on Groups.io or other social media.
Exactly. Not to mention that users explicitly grant groups.io the right to post their content forever. Coming from the other side of the discussion, this is why - and we've been through this argument/discussion many times before - I think group owners should be allowed to disable message deletion by members. IANAL but it's easy reading to see that Groups.io is under no legal obligation to delete user content, whether the user ask for the deletion or not, whether they've left a group or not, or under any other circumstances. Groups.io would be under legal obligation to remove personal information *about* users posted by *other* users, if the posted-about user requests the deletion.

--
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: delete old messages

Dave Sergeant
 

And of course all those posts are in countless email inboxes and web
mail of which groups.io and moderators have no control. It is totally
impossible.

Dave

On 25 Sep 2019 at 4:00, Chris Jones via Groups.Io wrote:

Now (like Mark) IANAL, and the material in the link is a News Bulletin
not "Qualified Legal Opinion", but taken at face value the right to be
forgotten relates to data about a person, not things they have posted on
Groups.io or other social media. As such they would have no right to
assume or expect that such material can or will be deleted on request,
and of course while material they have originated might be deleted,
where that material is quoted by others those quotations and their
attribution will remain firmly in place.

As recently mentioned on the GMF subscribers can delete their own posts
unhindered, so I would suggest that anyone wishing to have their posts
deleted should be encouraged to set about doing it themselves. As far as
I can see there is no reason for believing that a group owner or
moderator must trawl through message archives removing posts submitted
by any named individual just because they ask for it to be done.

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Re: delete old messages

Chris Jones
 

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:26 AM, Ken Schweizer included this link:
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49808208
Now (like Mark) IANAL, and the material in the link is a News Bulletin not "Qualified Legal Opinion", but taken at face value the right to be forgotten relates to data about a person, not things they have posted on Groups.io or other social media. As such they would have no right to assume or expect that such material can or will be deleted on request, and of course while material they have originated might be deleted, where that material is quoted by others those quotations and their attribution will remain firmly in place.

As recently mentioned on the GMF subscribers can delete their own posts unhindered, so I would suggest that anyone wishing to have their posts deleted should be encouraged to set about doing it themselves. As far as I can see there is no reason for believing that a group owner or moderator must trawl through message archives removing posts submitted by any named individual just because they ask for it to be done. 

I see no reason for an owner or moderator to make a rod for their own back.

Chris


moderated Re: delete old messages

Ken Schweizer
 

It appears that the EU agrees with you although I would have preferred they hadn't sided with Google.


https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49808208

 

Ken

 

2Ch 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
God

 

From: main@beta.groups.io [mailto:main@beta.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Fletcher
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 4:49 PM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] delete old messages

 

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 2:36 PM Frances <frances@...> wrote:

When there is a turnover of a Board, for example, it would be useful to delete chitchat from previous members.

We don't currently have this function.

 

 

I have been wondering too about the GDPR - "The GDPR is the most comprehensive EU data privacy law in decades, and went into effect on May 25, 2018." I can export my account. Couldn't that be linked to a delete function?

This was a scenario I discussed with my GDPR lawyers back when I was going through this. From what I remember, it was basically that the law was a bit unclear but that my lawyers interpreted it as I did not have to delete someone's messages in a group when they deleted their account. It's impractical to be able to remove all traces of someone who has participated in a discussion group.

 

IANAL and all that...

 

Mark


moderated Re: delete old messages

 

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 2:36 PM Frances <frances@...> wrote:
When there is a turnover of a Board, for example, it would be useful to delete chitchat from previous members.

We don't currently have this function.

 
I have been wondering too about the GDPR - "The GDPR is the most comprehensive EU data privacy law in decades, and went into effect on May 25, 2018." I can export my account. Couldn't that be linked to a delete function?

This was a scenario I discussed with my GDPR lawyers back when I was going through this. From what I remember, it was basically that the law was a bit unclear but that my lawyers interpreted it as I did not have to delete someone's messages in a group when they deleted their account. It's impractical to be able to remove all traces of someone who has participated in a discussion group.

IANAL and all that...

Mark


moderated Re: delete old messages

Frances
 

When there is a turnover of a Board, for example, it would be useful to delete chitchat from previous members.

I have been wondering too about the GDPR - "The GDPR is the most comprehensive EU data privacy law in decades, and went into effect on May 25, 2018." I can export my account. Couldn't that be linked to a delete function?
Or perhaps Delete My Account could do that.
https://groups.io/static/compliance

Frances


moderated Re: delete old messages

Chris Jones
 

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 09:06 PM, Anita L wrote:
How can i delete all of her messages in a bulk delete? It is very time consuming to delete one by one.
Is there any real need to do this? (If so, what is it?)

Chris


moderated Re: notification on update

 

This is something I requested a few weeks ago, so I'm pleased to get support
for the idea. I could manage, as a definitely second best, but desirable
anyway, if the date shown against files in the file listing were changed from
the date first uploaded to the date of the latest update, especially if the
list could then be sorted on that field.

Jim

On 23 Sep 2019 at 15:28, Glenn Glazer wrote:

When we upload a file, there is a checkbox for notifying the list. There
is not one on the update window.  Would it be possible to add this
checkbox and accompanying notification so that I can let members know
when I've updated our files?

As a use case, we have meeting agendas that we upload and often go
through a few revisions before the actual meeting.

Best,

Glenn
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moderated delete old messages

Anita L
 

I have a member who left. How can i delete all of her messages in a bulk delete? It is very time consuming to delete one by one.

Thanks

Anita


moderated notification on update

Glenn Glazer
 

When we upload a file, there is a checkbox for notifying the list. There is not one on the update window.  Would it be possible to add this checkbox and accompanying notification so that I can let members know when I've updated our files?

As a use case, we have meeting agendas that we upload and often go through a few revisions before the actual meeting.

Best,

Glenn

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moderated Allow more flexible controls of who can create, edit, and delete #suggestion

Nancy Funk
 

So it has happened again. A moderator in my group has deleted a database. It would be very helpful if we could have a more robust set of controls for moderators. When using BigTent, I could set each moderator's permissions for each area of the group and subgroups. Most of the people in my group who have moderator status only need it so they and create events and databases, we don't want them to be able to edit or delete other people's work, only their own. 


moderated Re: Question about promoting group on FB page

Duane
 

The FB integration here is one way, from FB to your group, and then only from a public page.

BTW, this group is intended "to discuss the Groups.io service and how it can be improved during our beta period", not general help questions.  As noted on this group's home page, "For general Groups.io questions, please see the groups Group Managers Forum and the Group_Help group. Note: these groups are volunteer-led and are not officially run by Groups.io."

Duane


moderated Question about promoting group on FB page

desireehedberg <desiree@...>
 

I have created a FB page for our group, and there are a lot of members on their that I'd like to see using the Groups.io too, however; when I try to "Promote to Facebook", it will only let me post to my group under my personal FB profile, and there is not option to use my business page profile (which doesn't have a picture of my kids, so I'm sure you see my dilemma). I'm sure I'm just missing it - but does anyone know how to do a Promote to Facebook under my other FB profile? Facebook usually gives me a choice, but not in this instance. What am I missing?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Desiree


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • API: Added sort_field, second_order, query, sort_dir fields to the pagination object.
  • BUGFIX: In some cases, when doing a photos search, clicking an individual photo would bring up a different photo.
  • CHANGE: Sorting group calendar ICS feeds by start time, to maybe, hopefully, fix a weird Outlook bug.
  • BUGFIX: Fix issue where the photo may not match the thumbnail if the album was sorted by Posted.
  • API: Added /registerdevice endpoint for registering device tokens for notifications.
  • NEW: Added exclude_aliases flag to /gethashtags endpoint.
  • NEW: Include the IP address of the mail server we were attempting to delivery email to in bounce message lists on the website.
  • API: Added /searcharchives endpoint and related search_result and search_results_list objects.
  • API: Added profile_photo_url, name and can_view_profile fields to the chat object.
  • API: Added alias field to hashtag.
  • API: Added announce flag to /newchat endpoint.
  • API: Setting the chat_sub field on the chat object whenever we can. Previously this was only set in a few instances.
  • BUGFIX: You couldn't change the case of your email address; it thought you were merging with a different email address and would fail.
  • API BUGFIX: The /postdraft endpoint was not setting Reply headers correctly for replies.
  • API: Added /addalbum, /updatealbum, /deletealbum, /addphotos, /updatephoto, /deletephoto endpoints.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Mark

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