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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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The order depends on your display settings...


 
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Gerald


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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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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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
 

-------Original Message-------
 
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 


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 7:43 PM Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:

Clicking the LOG IN button when you don't qualify rather rudely dumps
one back at the Groups.io home page without explanation. Very disorienting.


Hmmm. It should have put up a banner saying "Only owners/moderators of premium groups can participate at this time." I'll have to check the code.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: We are caught up

 

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:19 AM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 10:12 PM, Duane wrote:
I've submitted a few items, mostly bugs, and no longer get the acknowledgement auto reply with request number. 
I have a premium group and have experienced the same thing recently.
 

Hmm, that shouldn't have changed. I still get/see all the support requests. They sit in the CRM system, silently staring at me, judging me. The only thing that's changed is that I assign a priority flag to messages from premium group owners/mods.

I had to upgrade the plan we were on with Zendesk, but I don't think that would have changed anything. I do need to set up some sort of auto-responder with more information. Really, I need to work on the help system in general.


Mark


moderated Re: Update/Rest of the year

Drew
 

The latest notice I received from Yahoo Groups essentially says that they are amazed and awed by the vibrant groups community-- therefore they are going to scuttle all online content.

Verizon should change the name from Yahoo! to Cuckoo!

Drew

On 12/12/19 11:18, J_Catlady wrote:
Also, every day I am receiving yahoo so-called “final notice” about their latest “improvement/update” lol. This “final notice” has arrived about 10 times by now.
On Dec 12, 2019, at 7:24 AM, J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady=gmail.com@groups.io <mailto:j.olivia.catlady=gmail.com@groups.io>> wrote:

/a question for the ages/

It *is* a question for the ages, and for history. Someone, at some point, and preferably soon, should write a news story about it. :-)
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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 <http://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.//
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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

 

Also, every day I am receiving yahoo so-called “final notice” about their latest “improvement/update” lol. This “final notice” has arrived about 10 times by now.


On Dec 12, 2019, at 7:24 AM, J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

a question for the ages
It *is* a question for the ages, and for history. Someone, at some point, and preferably soon, should write a news story about it. :-)
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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.


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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: Update/Rest of the year

 

a question for the ages
It *is* a question for the ages, and for history. Someone, at some point, and preferably soon, should write a news story about it. :-)
--
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.