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moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 07:26 AM, Rush Kester wrote:
I suggest deferring the ability of all users to request new features until the backlog of requests from paid subscribers via their moderators has been worked down.
Only moderators (of premium groups) can log into canny anyway, so I don't know what you mean. Do you mean on beta? This thread is about feature suggestions on canny. Plus, the "backlog" of requests from anyone, moderators or other, will never be "worked down." Stick around for awhile. :)
 
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moderated Re: Breaking out calendar event reminders to send at a specific time vice other messages sent as a digest/daily summary

Duane
 

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 09:27 AM, Howard Waxman, WZ4K wrote:
I always receive an event reminder 1 day late - apparently due to my Digested email setting for that group.
If the reminder is set to be sent sooner, it would come out in the digest from the previous day.  Sometimes the digest isn't considered by the person setting the reminder, so they set it for 5 minutes instead of 1 or 2 days.

Duane


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Duane
 

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 09:26 AM, Rush Kester wrote:
I suggest deferring the ability of all users to request new features until the backlog of requests from paid subscribers via their moderators has been worked down.  When the development team has the capacity for additional improvements, they should be submitted via the group's moderator.
One of the problems I see with that is that some requests may be easily implemented and don't really need to be delayed.  Based on past experience, Mark is open to all suggestions and, if worthwhile, will add them as time allows.  I certainly don't envy him the job of trying to prioritize these things!

Duane


moderated Breaking out calendar event reminders to send at a specific time vice other messages sent as a digest/daily summary

Howard Waxman, WZ4K
 

I always receive an event reminder 1 day late - apparently due to my Digested email setting for that group. Since I don't own the event/group I'm unable to adjust the reminder settings. Can the ability to break out Calendar Event reminders so they are received timely be added v. other messages that would be received only in the daily digest? This is having a measurable effect on event participation. Being able to break out calendar event reminders would help this issue. Perhaps there is a setting the event/calendar owner can set for events already to override Subscription  Digested.Daily messages? I don't see such an option. Do Special Notices override Digested/Daily summary Settings? Thanks for your support, Howard


moderated New feature request

Kristen James Eberlein
 

It would be useful to be able to search not only for messages to which a specific hashtag has been applied, but for the messages that are in the intersection of two or more hashtags.

For those of us who want to use hashtags for taxonomic classification, this would be very useful.

Best,
Kris

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moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Rush Kester
 

I suggest deferring the ability of all users to request new features until the backlog of requests from paid subscribers via their moderators has been worked down.  When the development team has the capacity for additional improvements, they should be submitted via the group's moderator.   Group owners (who created their group with a purpose in mind) can decide if the new feature is consistent with their group's goals.  

Rush Kester 
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-----Original Message-----
From: J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...>
To: main <main@beta.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 26, 2019 8:01 am
Subject: Re: [beta] Testing new feature request/tracking system

I agree with Chris and had the same thought. This separation seems likely to cause a deluge of requests on canny by people completely unfamiliar with the product and who likely should be taking many of their concerns to GMF. There are already a few such requests. OTOH, it’s no problem for Mark to ignore such requests, and there seems to be no easy way around it besides possibly a restriction to having had a premium group for at least a certain amount of time. 


On Dec 26, 2019, at 4:20 AM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:22 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've restricted the login ability to people who are moderators or owners of premium groups only.
Mark; a large part of me fully understands this limitation (not least because of the possible costs involved inwidening it) but the "remainder" is a little concerned.

It seems to give an edge to those recently migrated from Yahoo who had to pay to relocate, and in many cases they may be reluctant Premium Group Owners, and almost by definition they are probably "inexperienced" group owners, at least as far as groups.io is concerned.

Meanwhile Basic Group Owners & Moderators, who are likely to be more experienced and possibly even more committed to the smooth operation of their Groups and by extension Groups.io itself, are locked out.

I hesitate to shout "isn't fair" for obvious reasons but I sincerely hope that the outcome is that any skewing of the suggestions that make the cut and get adopted simply doesn't happen.

Chris

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moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

I agree with Chris and had the same thought. This separation seems likely to cause a deluge of requests on canny by people completely unfamiliar with the product and who likely should be taking many of their concerns to GMF. There are already a few such requests. OTOH, it’s no problem for Mark to ignore such requests, and there seems to be no easy way around it besides possibly a restriction to having had a premium group for at least a certain amount of time. 


On Dec 26, 2019, at 4:20 AM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:22 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've restricted the login ability to people who are moderators or owners of premium groups only.
Mark; a large part of me fully understands this limitation (not least because of the possible costs involved inwidening it) but the "remainder" is a little concerned.

It seems to give an edge to those recently migrated from Yahoo who had to pay to relocate, and in many cases they may be reluctant Premium Group Owners, and almost by definition they are probably "inexperienced" group owners, at least as far as groups.io is concerned.

Meanwhile Basic Group Owners & Moderators, who are likely to be more experienced and possibly even more committed to the smooth operation of their Groups and by extension Groups.io itself, are locked out.

I hesitate to shout "isn't fair" for obvious reasons but I sincerely hope that the outcome is that any skewing of the suggestions that make the cut and get adopted simply doesn't happen.

Chris

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moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Chris Jones
 

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:22 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I've restricted the login ability to people who are moderators or owners of premium groups only.
Mark; a large part of me fully understands this limitation (not least because of the possible costs involved inwidening it) but the "remainder" is a little concerned.

It seems to give an edge to those recently migrated from Yahoo who had to pay to relocate, and in many cases they may be reluctant Premium Group Owners, and almost by definition they are probably "inexperienced" group owners, at least as far as groups.io is concerned.

Meanwhile Basic Group Owners & Moderators, who are likely to be more experienced and possibly even more committed to the smooth operation of their Groups and by extension Groups.io itself, are locked out.

I hesitate to shout "isn't fair" for obvious reasons but I sincerely hope that the outcome is that any skewing of the suggestions that make the cut and get adopted simply doesn't happen.

Chris


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

 

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 7:31 PM <gillian@...> wrote:
I'm an owner of a premium group and can't log in to https://groupsio.canny.io/ . The error message just says "Oops sorry! Looks like something isn't working 😢 Please try again later."

I think this is fixed now.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Gillian Kerr
 

I'm an owner of a premium group and can't log in to https://groupsio.canny.io/ . The error message just says "Oops sorry! Looks like something isn't working 😢 Please try again later."

Requested feature: Multilingual capacity to the groups.io user interface so we can use it in Canada for national groups (which requires a French interface because we're a bilingual country). We could translate it into French. I'll add this feature request as soon as I can log into Canny.
Gillian


moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

 

I've also finally noticed the handy-dandy #transferupdate hashtag, which when muted will prevent yahoo-transfer messages from flooding your inbox, assuming the topic has been appropriately tagged.
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moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

Duane
 

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 03:02 PM, Donald Hellen wrote:
This group is for product suggestions and bugs in the GIO system.
Mark has asked that this group only be used for suggestions on improvements and enhancement of features.  Bugs should be reported to support@groups.io  It doesn't hurt to check on GMF though, because things work a bit differently here than on YG, so some 'bugs' really aren't.

Duane


moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

Donald Hellen
 

The important thing to do now is request Yahoo to prepare a download
of your Yahoo groups before they no longer offer it sometime next
month. Then you can read about your options in posts on GMF.

Directions on how to do that are in both Yahoo and GIO GMF groups.
Join both and read posts going back a few weeks for information that
might be helpful.

This group is for product suggestions and bugs in the GIO system.

Donald

On Wed, 25 Dec 2019 13:45:58 -0700, "D R Stinson" <@steeplecab> wrote:

roup from Yahoo I am in this situation myself, and I suspect there will be new developments on this situation fairly soon.

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moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

 

> Hi Mark,
>
> New to Groups.io. I've searched all over looking for a step
> by step guide on how to transfer a YahooGroups archive
> and can't seem to find it, so here are some questions.
. . . . .
 
Steve -
This is probably a question better asked on the Group Managers Forum https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum . You don't need to be a member to read posts there, but I recommend joining it for the tremendous resource.
 
You are not alone, and your question is fairly common over there and worth doing a quick search of the messages = and especially the wiki there =.
 
As someone who is trying to rescue an orphan group from Yahoo I am in this situation myself, and I suspect there will be new developments on this situation fairly soon.
 
Dano
 


moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

Donald Hellen
 

Sorry about that. I was thinking this was a Group Managers Forum post.
Mark DOES read posts here but he's on vacation right now as I
understand it.

This is best discussed in the group manager's forum on GIO but the
wiki article should give you want you need to know besides what I
already posted.

On Wed, 25 Dec 2019 13:10:00 -0500, "Donald Hellen"
<donhellen@...> wrote:



This is a self-help group. Mark doesn't read the messages here.

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https://groups.io/g/Ham-Antennas
https://groups.io/g/HamRadioHelp


moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

Donald Hellen
 

Steve . . .

On Wed, 25 Dec 2019 00:35:02 -0800, "Steve G via Groups.Io"
<racer91=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Mark,

New to Groups.io. I've searched all over looking for a step by step guide on how to transfer a YahooGroups archive and can't seem to find it, so here are some questions.
This is a self-help group. Mark doesn't read the messages here.

There is information about your question here:

https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Moving-to-Groups.io
(see option #1 near the end of the article above)

Your option for using the easy transfer from groups.io has expired
since Yahoo has shut off access to group content stored there.

Donald


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moderated Re: RFE: Three wishlist items w.r.t. Notes in Admin > Members

Christos G. Psarras
 

I second that feature request; besides other useful ways it can be used for, it would help in large groups with many mods.  For example, we have about 10 part-time mods in one of the groups I admin and having a visual indication on the main member listing screens would be helpful when trying to coordinate member approval as it would help eliminate sometimes-duplicate efforts.

I can also see where keeping specific-notes like Samuel does is also helpful, or as in keeping records for troublesome members for example.

Cheers,
Christos


moderated Re: Yahoo Groups transfers on and extended to December 5th

Steve G
 

Hi Mark,

New to Groups.io. I've searched all over looking for a step by step guide on how to transfer a YahooGroups archive and can't seem to find it, so here are some questions.

1.) I know that YahooGroups has shut down so you can't transfer directly from Yahoo any more. However, I have a download file that allegedly contains my entire YahooGroup archive including messages. It's a 1.8GB file. Are you able to import this or is it useless?

2.) If you're able to import/transfer my archive, what are the steps I need to take? Do I first setup a new matching group in Groups.io and look for the option to transfer data? Or do I send you a transfer request somehow and then you create the matching Groups.io when you do the transfer? This is not clear to me at all.

3.) I've read messages that mention a charge for the transfer. If so, how much is it? Are there any other charges associated with managing a group on your service?

Thanks very much for your reply & Merry Christmas!

Steve


moderated RFE: Three wishlist items w.r.t. Notes in Admin > Members

Samuel Murrayy
 

Hello

1. Please could you add a little icon next to the names of members for whom there are "Notes", in the list of members, so that I can see from that list that something was written about that member?

2. Also, when viewing a member's profile, please can you change the "Notes" button slightly whenever there is a note about that member, so that I can see that there is a note without having to click the button first to discover whether there is a note?

3. Finally, would it be possible to add an option to the Notes section that (when selected) will cause the Notes to appear on the main page for that member, so that I don't have to click the Notes button and go to an entirely different page before I can see the note about the member?

I realise that the "notes" may be used by different moderators for a variety of purposes, but I use it to write useful information about the member, e.g. their real name, who they really are, where they really come from, etc.

Thanks
Samuel


moderated Re: automatic deletion, why?

Laurence Marks <marks@...>
 

Outlawmws wrote
You may know this already,  (but your user may not...) while in most (maybe all) spam folders the mail is "killed" and you cannot respond.  You have to mark it as "not spam" then go find it in your inbox.  THEN it should work again?  (not sure SBC is that mature of an Email service.)

I was just going to write the same thing. For those who aren't aware, sbcglobal.net (and att.net, bellsouth.net, pacbell.net, snet.net. swbell.net, ameritech.net, nvbell.net) are operated by Yahoo. The webmail was slightly different from native Yahoo.com webmail--we had different bugs--but seems to be slowly converging.*

The 1987 MFJ broke up AT&T into the regional Bell companies (baby Bells). In the early-90s they began to offer dialup internet--there was no free email in the pre-Google/Yahoo days. With the advent of free Yahoo mail (1997) and Gmail (2004), free email service was no longer an enticement. It became a cost burden--especially in the support area. Yahoo was looking for subscribers (ad viewers) and the baby Bells were looking to get out from under email, so Yahoo began providing email for all the Bell domains listed in the previous paragraph.

*One major remaining difference between the Bell domains and native Yahoo is authentication (login/password). The Bell users (at least Bellsouth) have the same password for Yahoo.com and for att.com. If you change it at one place, the other changes too. I believe that AT&T runs a Radius server to do this, but that's just conjecture.

Larry



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