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moderated Is there any way I can determine if the Yahoo invitation has been received

Judy F.
 

As a note, I sent a note to Shal's help group, but don't see it listed.  So here goes
I started the transfer process on October 21, paid my money and followed the steps.  I then did the invitation in my Yahoo Group using the transfer@groups.io .  Yesterday, I did another one just in case.  As of this date, I haven't received anything from Yahoo stating that you are a member so I can make you Moderator.  Is there any way to check to see if that invite was received?  I followed the instructions step by step.  Is there a backlog of accepting these invitations? 

The name of my groups.io group is sewwhatembroiderysoftware and the name is the same for the Yahoo Group.  Please contact me if there is any other information you might need or give me instructions on how to check this.

Believe me I know you have an influx of transfers and I'm not trying to rush, just want to make sure that my invitation is there or somewhere. 

Thank you,
Judy Faulkner
SW Florida - USA


moderated Re: Blank names when users join or get imported translates into postings getting rejected from mail

 

Belongs in GMF group again.
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moderated Re: Blank names when users join or get imported translates into postings getting rejected from mail

Anita L
 

The owner or mod can enter a name and click save. I always add a name once someone joins.
 
Anita


moderated Re: Migrate Groups to Subgroups

Duane
 

It looks to me like you didn't read the message at the top of the Messages page (in the gray box.)

Duane


moderated Re: Migrate Groups to Subgroups

 

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 5:18 PM Simon Hedges <simhedges@...> wrote:
I manage a number of semi-moribund groups on Yahoogroups. There's not much traffic any more, the groups are all about the same general topic.  We don't want to lose our archives.
Is it possible to create a single master groups, with a subgroup for each of the Yahoogroups, and the ability to migrate to a specified sub-group from each Yahoogroup group?
_._,_._,_
Yes you can do this.

Cheers,
Mark 


moderated Migrate Groups to Subgroups

Simon Hedges
 

I manage a number of semi-moribund groups on Yahoogroups. There's not much traffic any more, the groups are all about the same general topic.  We don't want to lose our archives.
Is it possible to create a single master groups, with a subgroup for each of the Yahoogroups, and the ability to migrate to a specified sub-group from each Yahoogroup group?


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

rich hurd
 

There is an analogue in the ham radio world for a group that is scaling, excellently run with the technical chops to make a difference.   All the lurking hams now know that I’m talking about Elecraft.  It can be done but it takes a huge investment in ability, tools, and people.  

Let’s hope that Mark can follow that same path.   End of off topic post.  

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 18:54 Barry_M via Groups.Io <bmwiner=zoho.com@groups.io> wrote:

Couldn't agree more about the responsiveness and just the values, compassion, competence and humor behind groups.io. But, at the risk of making an obvious poi

1.  Yahoo! and its subsequent owners never saw YG as a line of business with much growth potential.  It was is also much larger now, at the point of its unsurprising demise. Combine those two things and easy to understand why it wasn't invested in, didn't work well and why the responsive was very poor to non-existent.

 

2. Groups.io is a much smaller entity than YG.  That may (and hopefully will) change in the future but "responsive" is something that has to be invested in when a business or organization scales.  One person, however talented and fabulous, can't be doing much 1:1 response and problem resolution once there are thousands, tens of thousands or millions of groups and group owners.  At that scale, it requires real investment in things like customer service personnel, contact centers and high-quality customer experience software.

Groups.io is awesome.  Mark is fantastic. But you just can't operate the same way at scale as you must when you are large.  And, at either size, you can operate poorly (as YG has for years) or well. Whatever an org's size, it's all about the leadership, values and competence at managing growth, technically, organizationally, strategically and commercially.

For the past few years, and even now, things are wonderful here on groups.io.  We should all hope that that can remain true with the inevitable growth that is happening, faster than expected now with YG's shutdown.  FWIW.

--

We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” ― John F Kennedy


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

Barry_M
 

Apologies my typos above!  Hopefully it's still clear.  As a warning to newer groups.io members who care about their writing, be sure to edit/check your comments/posts before you click "reply to group" or whatever, as I didn't do well above. Once posted, they can't be edited.


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

Barry_M
 

Couldn't agree more about the responsiveness and just the values, compassion, competence and humor behind groups.io. But, at the risk of making an obvious poi

1.  Yahoo! and its subsequent owners never saw YG as a line of business with much growth potential.  It was is also much larger now, at the point of its unsurprising demise. Combine those two things and easy to understand why it wasn't invested in, didn't work well and why the responsive was very poor to non-existent.

 

2. Groups.io is a much smaller entity than YG.  That may (and hopefully will) change in the future but "responsive" is something that has to be invested in when a business or organization scales.  One person, however talented and fabulous, can't be doing much 1:1 response and problem resolution once there are thousands, tens of thousands or millions of groups and group owners.  At that scale, it requires real investment in things like customer service personnel, contact centers and high-quality customer experience software.

Groups.io is awesome.  Mark is fantastic. But you just can't operate the same way at scale as you must when you are large.  And, at either size, you can operate poorly (as YG has for years) or well. Whatever an org's size, it's all about the leadership, values and competence at managing growth, technically, organizationally, strategically and commercially.

For the past few years, and even now, things are wonderful here on groups.io.  We should all hope that that can remain true with the inevitable growth that is happening, faster than expected now with YG's shutdown.  FWIW.


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

rich hurd
 

Thanks, Mark.  How refreshing to get a responsive service provider.   :)

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 16:51 Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:29 PM Harm Selling <h.selling@...> wrote:


1. Last Friday (5 days ago) I requested a transfer for my Yahoo group.Last Saturday (4 days ago) I've given the go-ahead.
How long is the actual waiting time for finishing the transfer?

I've added a status line to the transfer page. When you go to edit your transfer, if it's been submitted for transfer, you'll now see one of these 4 status lines:

Your group is awaiting export from Yahoo. [Step 1 of 4]
Your group is being exported from Yahoo right now. [Step 2 of 4]
Your group is awaiting import into Groups.io. There are about N groups ahead of it in the queue. [Step 3 of 4]
Your group is being imported into Groups.io right now. [Step 4 of 4]

Where N in Step 3 is an estimate as to where you are in the queue. Your group is about 70th in the queue right now.

Step 4 is the biggest bottleneck, as I can only import so many groups at a time without overloading the system. I can't give an estimate as to how long each group takes to be imported, because each group is different (how many photos, how many messages, etc). Also it's dependent on how many groups have requested expedited processing at the time.

 

2. The member list of my group has a lot of members with the status "No mail". I'm afraid most of these members are not active anymore. Do these members receive a welcome message by joining Group.io? And if that message bounces, are these bouncing accounts automaticly removed or do they automaticly get the status "bouncing"?
If not…. What's the best way to check and clean up these "no mail" accounts? My group contains no-mail accounts from the year 2000, the year of introducing the group, 19 years ago.


If you didn't uncheck the 'Send a message to your members when the transfer is complete' they will be sent a welcome message (ditto if you have a group welcome message). That will be tracked for bouncing. Whether that actually triggers someone being removed depends on the type of bounce back received.

Thanks,
Mark 

--

We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” ― John F Kennedy


moderated Blank names when users join or get imported translates into postings getting rejected from mail

 

I noticed that when users did not enter their names when registering or when imported they appear blank.  Many email systems (Lotus Notes and Exchange) will see this as an invalid message.  I have added a dummy name to the person who was having the issue, but it seems that Group.IO should either not allow someone to register with blanks or when composing a posting, it should format it in a way that will be acceptable.  I checked Yahoo, and it allowed blanks, but it required that you use a profile name.  I have sent this to support and I am posting it here.


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

 

Hey Mark, maybe when things slow down (if ever) you can post some stats on how many new groups and members have joined Group.IO.  It seems like there are SO many more groups than when I started here a couple of months ago on a group.
Keep doing the great job....you have been.


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

 

Mark;  thanks for the update and feature.  it is this kind of thinking which makes this platform a great place to be.
William


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

Harm Selling <h.selling@...>
 

Thank you for the information.

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Harm Selling

 

Van: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> Namens Mark Fletcher
Verzonden: woensdag 23 oktober 2019 22:51
Aan: main@beta.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [beta] 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

 

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:29 PM Harm Selling <h.selling@...> wrote:


1. Last Friday (5 days ago) I requested a transfer for my Yahoo group.Last Saturday (4 days ago) I've given the go-ahead.
How long is the actual waiting time for finishing the transfer?

I've added a status line to the transfer page. When you go to edit your transfer, if it's been submitted for transfer, you'll now see one of these 4 status lines:

 

Your group is awaiting export from Yahoo. [Step 1 of 4]
Your group is being exported from Yahoo right now. [Step 2 of 4]
Your group is awaiting import into Groups.io. There are about N groups ahead of it in the queue. [Step 3 of 4]
Your group is being imported into Groups.io right now. [Step 4 of 4]

Where N in Step 3 is an estimate as to where you are in the queue. Your group is about 70th in the queue right now.

 

Step 4 is the biggest bottleneck, as I can only import so many groups at a time without overloading the system. I can't give an estimate as to how long each group takes to be imported, because each group is different (how many photos, how many messages, etc). Also it's dependent on how many groups have requested expedited processing at the time.

 

 

2. The member list of my group has a lot of members with the status "No mail". I'm afraid most of these members are not active anymore. Do these members receive a welcome message by joining Group.io? And if that message bounces, are these bouncing accounts automaticly removed or do they automaticly get the status "bouncing"?
If not…. What's the best way to check and clean up these "no mail" accounts? My group contains no-mail accounts from the year 2000, the year of introducing the group, 19 years ago.

 

If you didn't uncheck the 'Send a message to your members when the transfer is complete' they will be sent a welcome message (ditto if you have a group welcome message). That will be tracked for bouncing. Whether that actually triggers someone being removed depends on the type of bounce back received.

 

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: 2 questions about the Yahoo Group transfer

 

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:29 PM Harm Selling <h.selling@...> wrote:


1. Last Friday (5 days ago) I requested a transfer for my Yahoo group.Last Saturday (4 days ago) I've given the go-ahead.
How long is the actual waiting time for finishing the transfer?

I've added a status line to the transfer page. When you go to edit your transfer, if it's been submitted for transfer, you'll now see one of these 4 status lines:

Your group is awaiting export from Yahoo. [Step 1 of 4]
Your group is being exported from Yahoo right now. [Step 2 of 4]
Your group is awaiting import into Groups.io. There are about N groups ahead of it in the queue. [Step 3 of 4]
Your group is being imported into Groups.io right now. [Step 4 of 4]

Where N in Step 3 is an estimate as to where you are in the queue. Your group is about 70th in the queue right now.

Step 4 is the biggest bottleneck, as I can only import so many groups at a time without overloading the system. I can't give an estimate as to how long each group takes to be imported, because each group is different (how many photos, how many messages, etc). Also it's dependent on how many groups have requested expedited processing at the time.

 

2. The member list of my group has a lot of members with the status "No mail". I'm afraid most of these members are not active anymore. Do these members receive a welcome message by joining Group.io? And if that message bounces, are these bouncing accounts automaticly removed or do they automaticly get the status "bouncing"?
If not…. What's the best way to check and clean up these "no mail" accounts? My group contains no-mail accounts from the year 2000, the year of introducing the group, 19 years ago.


If you didn't uncheck the 'Send a message to your members when the transfer is complete' they will be sent a welcome message (ditto if you have a group welcome message). That will be tracked for bouncing. Whether that actually triggers someone being removed depends on the type of bounce back received.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Unable to upload files

 

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:32 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
That kind of question belongs in the GMF group, which is devoted to help issues. Beta is for new feature discussions.
Maybe with the huge influx of new members there should be a giant announcement visible somewhere in beta to this effect?
I've added a sticky wiki to the Messages section with a reminder.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Unable to upload files

 

That kind of question belongs in the GMF group, which is devoted to help issues. Beta is for new feature discussions.
Maybe with the huge influx of new members there should be a giant announcement visible somewhere in beta to this effect?
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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 NEW GROUP: IHateYahooGroups

Bruce Bowman
 

Hi. I just wanted to announce the creation of a new group here on groups.io:  IHateYahooGroups

This is the place to go to complain about the Y!G downgrade and any ongoing issues you may be having with accessing and using the Y!G site. 

It is NOT the place to discuss transfer issues -- those should remain over in the Group Managers Forum.

Why am I doing this? Mainly, it's to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in the support groups (like here), which need to remain as high as possible during this difficult time of transition. The new group is unmoderated (except your first message) and I won't be looking over your shoulders very much. Try to keep actual swearing to a minimum...otherwise, have at it and enjoy!

Bruce


moderated Unable to upload files

Tina
 

I am a group owner and I am seeking a little help please. I can create folders in my files section, but I can no longer upload files to those folders. I get a red circle with a diagonal line across it (no access icon). Can anyone help me solve this please?
Tina


locked Re: Notice of Pricing Change

 

Hi All,

Because the conversation had devolved, I put this topic on moderation last night before I went to bed, and will be locking it this morning, without approving any of the messages sent last night. Apropos of nothing, here is a picture of Linus.

small linus.jpeg

Thanks,
Mark

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:28 PM Mark Fletcher via Groups.Io <markf=corp.groups.io@groups.io> wrote:

Like everyone, we were taken by surprise when Yahoo announced they will be shutting down Yahoo Groups in just a few short weeks. Groups.io runs a world-class email groups service and has quickly been recognized as the best migration option for Yahoo Groups users. We are flattered by this recognition, and have been overwhelmed with traffic and group transfer requests as a result. We have spent the days since Yahoo's announcement diligently adding new server capacity and starting to work through an unprecedented number of transfer requests.

Fortunately, Groups.io has always been built to scale and already has a user base in excess of 1 million users today. In order to accommodate this major growth phase while maintaining our excellent service levels and industry-leading functionality, we will need to adjust our pricing as follows. As of 9AM Pacific Time, October 22:

  1. The annual fee for premium groups is $20/month or $220/year. (Premium groups in existence before that date are grandfathered in at their current fee.)

  2. As is already the case, all transferred groups are required to be premium groups for the first year. The $220 transfer fee counts for the premium fee, so once having paid the transfer fee, transferred groups are exempt from paying the premium fee for the first year.

  3. All new basic (non-premium) groups are required to be premium groups if they have, or acquire, more than 500 members or more than 3 subgroups. (Basic groups in existence before October 22 at 9AM remain unlimited for now; however, next year we will be looking at readjusting our pricing structure and moving away from a flat rate fee and towards a more equitable per-member cost. We will keep you posted about all of this as we work through the process.)

As you know, Yahoo has given us incredibly short deadlines. New content cannot be uploaded to Yahoo Groups after October 28 and all user generated content will be deleted from Yahoo Groups on December 14. To ensure that we have enough time to export all data off of Yahoo, we have set a deadline of midnight, December 1 Pacific Time for all new transfer requests to be received. Assuming that Yahoo doesn’t have any server issues, we believe that we’ll be able to export all data out of Yahoo before they delete all the data. However, in order to maintain a high level of service to our existing customers, we cannot import groups into our service as fast as we can export them out of Yahoo. There may be some delay before we can import all groups. If you wish to have your transfer prioritized, the group transfer page allows you to pay an additional one-time fee of $200 (this will go live at 9AM Pacific Time, October 22).

We welcome the opportunity to elevate the groups email experience for Yahoo users. We are committed to making the migration process as seamless as possible. Thank you for choosing Groups.io.

Thanks, Mark

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