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moderated Re: Direct Add

M K Ramadoss
 

Direct add limit is just a pause. Depending on the work load, rest get released within minutes or couple of hours. It is a mechanism to control spam. I have added a list more than 1000 by direct add

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On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 9:37 AM G Gunsberger via Groups.Io <ggunsberger=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
I am one of many group "owners" who are moving their group from Yahoo Groups to this system.

I thought I could take a bit of the pressure off the transfer process by using the "Direct Add" function. But I couldn't find what the maximum allowable number was. I tried with about 350 addresses but that was too many. Now I have to wait for approvals,  which ties up the current high-demand resources in groups.io. It would have been useful to have been able to find what the maximum with "Direct Add", or to ease the maximum because of the present extreme circumstances.

Is there also a maximum for sending invitations?


moderated Re: Is this Forum the best place to get updates about the YahooGroups Apocalypse Migration?

Ant No
 

Couldn't you automate that second step to make a single step process which saves you some labour and time? Assuming the servers are in place to carry the load.


moderated email privacy

Ant No
 

Also I have seen complaint within group that full email addy is visible in group members list for potential harvest. This should be changed so that full EAs are always hidden unless given by the owners to specific individuals via pm. It's a major data protection breach. This should be a priority.

If it's a current setting it should be on by default and all owners made specifically aware of how to enable it if it's off. The owner being threatend by cancellation admitted he didn't know how to change it.


locked categorisation

Ant No
 

Looking at the list of groups for interesting things I was struck how some topics have a large number of groups that bury the more niche, but still interesting groups. This makes those laborious to find.

If it were possible to exclude some topics while listing groups it would be easier to read through what remains. Conversely, if your interest is one of these group clusters you can read through just that.

Obvious candidates so far:

Trains/ railway/railroad of all types and sizes.

Amature/ ham radio

Dolls and related (doll clothes etc)

All things fabric knitting/quilting etc

Incredimail

Disability related Blind etc

Astronomy

Spirituality Inc religion/paranormal etc

Graphic arts other than incredimail

Arts other than graphic etc listed elsewhere.

Metal, wood and plastic working- casting/lathes/milling machines/3d printers/tools/machine shop etc

Cooking/ food related

Brewing and distilling

Philosophy

Science fiction

Literature not listed elsewhere

Music

Computing

Electronics

Science not listed elsewhere

Themed friendship groups, veterans, old co workers, local community etc

Strictly local, family networks etc.

Other not listed elsewhere.

I'm sure there are more but that's my first impression.

Group owners could be asked to choose one  category to belong to. This will resist the erosion of intent if groups were entered in multiple categories. Choose a core identity.

Eventually group owners could request the addition of new or sub categories. Second level to avoid delaying the first level.

This will make it easier for potential members to find groups of interest. Particularly for eclectics and synthesists who don't always know what they're looking for until they find it.

A Boolean search of categories to include or exclude when sorting the list of groups would be ideal.

The recent groups is a useful sort but swamped right now. The existing sorts should be able to be applied to the results of the category sort.

The top five are all pretty big the rest are in random order as they popped into mind.

I hope this will happen as soon as possible.

Regards

Ant👣



moderated Direct Add

G Gunsberger
 

I am one of many group "owners" who are moving their group from Yahoo Groups to this system.

I thought I could take a bit of the pressure off the transfer process by using the "Direct Add" function. But I couldn't find what the maximum allowable number was. I tried with about 350 addresses but that was too many. Now I have to wait for approvals,  which ties up the current high-demand resources in groups.io. It would have been useful to have been able to find what the maximum with "Direct Add", or to ease the maximum because of the present extreme circumstances.

Is there also a maximum for sending invitations?


moderated Re: power shutdowns in Northern California this weekend

 

Glenn,
I would love to get a generator like yours. If you'd care to, feel free to PM me and let me know what kind it is, who you bought it from, etc.
Thanks.
J

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 2:12 PM Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@...> wrote:
Possibly your work will pay for a virtual hot spot? LOL
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Bob Bellizzi


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J

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My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu
Note on an occupational hazard: I comment frequently in beta based on my desire for the betterment of groups.io as a product. Only a fraction of the time are my comments and suggestions specifically a matter of self-interest. Don't assume the latter when the former may be the case.


moderated Re: Mark: Clarification for basic Groups

kr402
 

Would this question be better to be sent somewhere else?


moderated Re: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

 

That's a refinement on the request, and would be nice, but would require either a different category of member or a setting on each member's page. If easily doable and widely usable, it would be great. I myself would be happy with a simple "who can invite members" setting, at least to start with.
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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
Note on an occupational hazard: I comment frequently in beta based on my desire for the betterment of groups.io as a product. Only a fraction of the time are my comments and suggestions specifically a matter of self-interest. Don't assume the latter when the former may be the case.


moderated Re: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

Janis
 

I would like to give only certain long time members the invite other member privilege without making those members moderators. I do not want these members to also approve pending applicants.


moderated Re: Photos in albums

 

Sounds like a feature request to me if there’s no cancel option currently and if so, appropriate  for beta.


On Oct 26, 2019, at 2:11 PM, Jim Wilson via Groups.Io <groupsio@...> wrote:

I would suggest posting this question in the Group Manager's Forum. This area is specifically to make suggestions and submit new ideas.

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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
Note on an occupational hazard: I comment frequently in beta based on my desire for the betterment of groups.io as a product. Only a fraction of the time are my comments and suggestions specifically a matter of self-interest. Don't assume the latter when the former may be the case.


moderated Re: Change in group transfer queue sorting algorithm

Janis
 

The green button only appears after you make groups.io a member of your group.  


moderated New search indexing is down

 

Hi All,

Our elasticsearch cluster is crashing when on ingesting new messages. I need to rebuild the search index. I don't know how long that will take, but until then, new messages will not appear in the search index. This also means the by-month view on the group home page will not be updated. I will keep you posted.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: power shutdowns in Northern California this weekend

Bob Bellizzi
 

Possibly your work will pay for a virtual hot spot? LOL
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Bob Bellizzi


moderated Re: Transfer invites

 

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 2:10 PM Andy <AI.egrps+io@...> wrote:
 
We have sent at least three Invites to "transfer@groups.io" to join our group, over the last 10 days, with no results.  There has been no new member in the group with that address, so we can't promote it to Moderator.  We are stuck.
 
Please send me the name of the Groups.io group and the name of the Yahoo group off-list and I'll look into it.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Photos in albums

Jim Wilson
 

I would suggest posting this question in the Group Manager's Forum. This area is specifically to make suggestions and submit new ideas.


moderated Re: Transfer invites

Andy
 

Mark,
 
We have sent at least three Invites to "transfer@groups.io" to join our group, over the last 10 days, with no results.  There has been no new member in the group with that address, so we can't promote it to Moderator.  We are stuck.
 
We thought you were just delaying us because ours is a larger group.  But now I suspect there is something gone wrong between Yahoo and Groups.io, because you're saying it should have happened by now.
 
What could be wrong?
 
How many Invites do you recommend we send Invites?  Do we need to resort to something like hourly, to catch that "sweet spot" when both Yahoo and Groups.io are participating with one another?  Is there any harm in sending that many invites -- will Groups.io treat it as spam if we do?

Thanks,
Andy


moderated Re: Transfer invites

Technotronic Dimensions
 

Nothing there under groups.io , guess I will try to resend it.


moderated Re: Transfer invites

Janis
 

Look for groups.io in your membership list at Yahoo.


moderated Re: Transfer invites

Janis
 

It was named groups.io in my Yahoo groups, not transfer.


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfer update

monamouroui
 

Mark,

Thank you for the update. I just want to let you know our group is not
very active and there is nothing time sensitive in our group. My only
concern was saving the files, links and archives. Being on step 3 of 4
now, I know that is done. So I don't mind getting further down the
queue to make way for groups whose timely exchange of information is
critical. Not sure if there are others like me, but maybe if so we
could inform you on the transfer page so you can use that metric to
decide priority.

Sara

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 11:44 AM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

Here's the status of the various queues involved in the Yahoo Group transfer process:

- We've accepted all invites up through last night.
- We are exporting Yahoo Groups that were given the go ahead as of Oct 23 at 8am pacific time.
- We are importing Yahoo Groups that had completed export as of Oct 19 at 6pm pacific time.

Another way, in terms of the steps listed on the transfer page:

Your group is being exported from Yahoo right now. [Step 2 of 4]
Groups are currently waiting about 3 days in this queue.

Your group is awaiting import into Groups.io. There are about N groups ahead of it in the queue. [Step 3 of 4]
Once groups reach this step, they are currently waiting about 7 days in this queue.

Right now, I'm doing 20 group exports concurrently. I'm doing 4 group imports concurrently.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for how I can make this more understandable. I'll try to post this on a regular basis.

Thanks,
Mark

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