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moderated Feature request

 

Hi,

so I dare to request two features, now that the big transfer wave is ebbing away:

1. Inspite of the option to send out a member notice for more information about an applicant before approving him or her, it really would be extremely useful to have them answer the one short question "Why do you want to join this group?" with the first group notice that is sent out to them. This feature has been asked for by many owners in the GroupManagersForum.  And for quite a few groups like mine where health issues are the main topic, it could be extremely helpful to have this question answered before even sending out the member notice for more information.

2. And I would appreciate if in the "from"-section in a message sent out by an owner or moderator with the owner+groups.io extension there could also be a group owner´s alias instead of the personal alias of the sender - which contradicts the original intention of the owner or moderator to send out a general and not a personal message.

I hope these requests can make it on the to do list. I haven´t seen them there.
Thanks in advance!
Victoria


 


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

I didn’t know about the notification. That’s a nice feature. But while we’re on the subject of my comment, which said that the feature you requested already exists, I think it would be a good idea for people new to groups.io to make an effort to find out whether a feature already exists, for example by asking about it in GMF, before making the feature request in the new software - which, if I understand Mark correctly, actually costs him money. 😊


On Dec 14, 2019, at 7:34 PM, Shane Grimm <shane_grimm@...> wrote:

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
I agree now that the title length limit is good.
But disagree with adding categories. As you say, simplicity is great.
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Yes, always best to start simple. You've changed my mind as well. Also saw your reply in the site, thank you. I like how I had a notification when I opened the page to let me know you commented.

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J

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moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Shane Grimm
 

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
I agree now that the title length limit is good.
But disagree with adding categories. As you say, simplicity is great.
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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.


Yes, always best to start simple. You've changed my mind as well. Also saw your reply in the site, thank you. I like how I had a notification when I opened the page to let me know you commented.


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

I agree now that the title length limit is good.
But disagree with adding categories. As you say, simplicity is great.
--
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: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Shane Grimm
 

Worked perfectly for me! I like it. I like the simplicity. One click with no login prompt.  Other feedback systems appear overly complicated.

Limiting title length is good, forces users to come up with a clear shorter title that show up in main screen. The description is available for all the lengthy details.

May want to allow selection of a category.

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moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

Rol
 

 

Mark,

 

The Members of our group are elated with being here in your far superior groups.io!

 

Thanks so much for all your hard work.  May you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with your family and friends!

 

Cheers,

     Rol

Avion Forum Moderator
1978 Avion 30R
1987 Avion 34X
1985 GMC Suburban 3/4 2WD 454 Automatic
Gavilan, New Mexico

 

 

 

 


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • BUGFIX: Even if a group is configured to allow users to specify new hashtags (Messages can be tagged with new hashtags), the 'Create Hashtag' button was not displayed in the Hashtags page for members.
  • NEW: Integrated with Canny.io to test feature request/tracking.
  • API: Added /newhashtag, /updatehashtag, /deletehashtag endpoints.
  • API: Added /mutehashtag, /unmutehashtag, /followhashtag, and /unfollowhashtag endpoints.
  • CHANGE: Members can only donate to a donation request one time. This is to prevent accidental duplicate donations (which have happened, unfortunately).

Because of the holidays, the next #changelog will be posted on January 10th, 2020.

Have a good holiday season everyone!

Mark


moderated Re: Update/Rest of the year

Janis
 

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday, Mark!  And thanks!  My group members seem to be really happy to be here!  Thanks for being hands on and accessible and helful as well as a tech genius!


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 02:28 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I have a question about how the feature requests are ordered in the displayed list. At first it seemed like reverse chrono, but now I see that two of the requests are consistently at the top ever after other requests are added, and my own requests seem to be no longer in reverse chrono order. What is the algorithm here?
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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.

The order depends on your display settings...


 
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moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

I have a question about how the feature requests are ordered in the displayed list. At first it seemed like reverse chrono, but now I see that two of the requests are consistently at the top ever after other requests are added, and my own requests seem to be no longer in reverse chrono order. What is the algorithm here?
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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: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Greg Elmassian
 

OK I tried it, posted. I have several groups, all migrated from yahoo.

Let's settle on one location or another... since this is not complex, we should try a tool and if it works well enough, use it, instead of complaining about a particular tool.

As an aside, I would not mention I had never used bugzilla if I wanted to be perceived as experienced in software development, it's currently 6th overall out of hundreds in the market, and other than the top 2 in the market, it is withing about 1/2% of numbers 3-5.

Greg


moderated Re: Update/Rest of the year

Bob Bellizzi
 

I understand that your parents are ex-IBM from the old school, like me.

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moderated Re: Ability to.Reassign File Ownership

Janis
 

I just realized this question will probably not come up or be as relevant once everyone has manually moved their old attachment files from YG. Won't we all be glad to stop hearing about movingYG stuff!  Soon, very soon!


moderated Ability to.Reassign File Ownership

Janis
 

Hello All,
I am uploading files that I downloaded from the attachment section of our old yg.
All the files show I.uploaded them, which is true. Members were given ample opportunity to upload their own so have no right to complain. They left it up to me so I am the one doing the time consuming task of uploading.But it would be useful in some cases to be able to show they own files that they took time to create.

So far I am doing that by adding their name to the description.  If they sent a bunch of attachments I put them together in one subfolder with a title like John Smith's Attachments.

But is there a way I can give them ownership? The way I am doing it is fine with me, but some people did actually put in some valuable time creating these files to begin with, not just copy and paste from a 3rd source.

Thanks,

Janis


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 09:49 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Beta will never go away.
Is that a promise or a threat? ;)
 
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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: We are caught up

Duane
 

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hmm, that shouldn't have changed. I still get/see all the support requests.
As near as I can figure, I stopped getting the auto replies around the end of August, if that will help narrow it down any.  I did get one as a CC: in early October, but none since then.

Duane


moderated Re: Update/Rest of the year

 

That detail about your dad needs to be in the feature story, along with a photo of him laboring over a captcha 😊


On Dec 12, 2019, at 10:07 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 6:52 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
With the great Yahoo Groups migration winding down
If you can (and don't mind), could you give us an estimate of the number of groups that used the Easy Transfer in the 43 day crush (though it seemed much longer)?  Several of us have played with the numbers based on things we can see and come up with estimates ranging from ~ 2000 to 6000.  Obviously not crucial, but a question for the ages.


As a rough estimate, I think it was around 3300 groups. Which means accepting 3300 invites and solving around 3300 captchas. I was very fortunate in that my dad volunteered to help with that. Let me tell you, he is now exceptionally good at identifying crosswalks and chimneys in images!

Mark

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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
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: Update/Rest of the year

Bärbel Stephenson
 

Your Dad sounds like a great guy.  Please thank him from all of us for his patience and perseverance.
 
Barbara
 

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Date: 12/12/2019 18:08:23
Subject: Re: [beta] Update/Rest of the year
 
As a rough estimate, I think it was around 3300 groups. Which means accepting 3300 invites and solving around 3300 captchas. I was very fortunate in that my dad volunteered to help with that. Let me tell you, he is now exceptionally good at identifying crosswalks and chimneys in images!

Mark
 


moderated Re: Update/Rest of the year

 

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 6:52 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
With the great Yahoo Groups migration winding down
If you can (and don't mind), could you give us an estimate of the number of groups that used the Easy Transfer in the 43 day crush (though it seemed much longer)?  Several of us have played with the numbers based on things we can see and come up with estimates ranging from ~ 2000 to 6000.  Obviously not crucial, but a question for the ages.


As a rough estimate, I think it was around 3300 groups. Which means accepting 3300 invites and solving around 3300 captchas. I was very fortunate in that my dad volunteered to help with that. Let me tell you, he is now exceptionally good at identifying crosswalks and chimneys in images!

Mark


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 4:35 PM Laurence Marks <marks@...> wrote:

Will you retain another path for those who are not "owners or moderators of premium groups?" Perhaps just maintaining beta.groups.io?

Beta will never go away.

Thanks,
Mark