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moderated Search capability for Calendar #suggestion

 

I've just started using Groups.io as a way to publicize acoustic guitar events in the SF Bay Area. While using the Calendar, I was sad not to find a way to search for (say) a venue or performer's name. Could a search facility be added?

-r


moderated Re: Testing new feature request/tracking system

Gillian Kerr
 

No, it's still not fixed. I tried it with 2 browsers and incognito windows. Same error message. I emailed Canny with no response


moderated Re: Transfer GIO group to another GIO subgroup?

Greg Elmassian
 

I agree, instead of defining this request as this big complex thing with lots of options of where to move files, just write an import program, and then with the export, we can move messages as we need to. If we have to put a disclaimer on the group for legal reasons, so what.

Greg


moderated Re: streamlining moderation-suggestion

Duane
 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 07:52 PM, ro-esp wrote:
click the link and see there's list, with a box to tick and who the sender is and what the subject is....but not the actual content. So you have to click the subject and then can read the message..and then have to click it away before you can approve/reject.
It sounds like you're doing this part online.  If so, there should be various buttons at the bottom of each message while you're viewing it. That's how I do all of mine.  As I finish each one, it automatically goes to the next, if there are more.

Duane


moderated Re: streamlining moderation-suggestion

 

I'm confused. The message body is at the bottom of the notification email in a forward and is directly viewable in the email. And to approve, all you have to do is click reply. Am I missing something?
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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


moderated streamlining moderation-suggestion

ro-esp
 

Hi all

So you get an email that there's a message to be reviewed, click the link and see there's list, with a box to tick and who the sender is and what the subject is....but not the actual content. So you have to click the subject and then can read the message..and then have to click it away before you can approve/reject.

My suggestion is that clicking the link in the notification-email takes you directly to the text ("body") of the message and you have the buttons (approve, delete, reject, edit) on that same page.

groetjes/ĝis, Ronaldo


moderated #featurerequest Reply to Settings #suggestion

Brady Turner
 

I have set up a group for my club and a private subgroup for the club’s officers and board of directors.  Any club member can send a message to the subgroup but cannot see the subgroup.

 

In the Groups.IO web interface, I would like to have the default message reply to option to be ‘reply to group’ with an optional ‘reply to group and sender’.  That way if the board gets a question/issue from the club member they can discuss it within the group privately and when they come to an answer respond to the original club member’s query, but also have a copy of their formal reply to the sender retained in the subgroup (for historical context).  The board members change on a yearly basis, so in order to retain confidentiality of the internal board discussion, the default reply option should be ‘reply to group.’

 

In the Groups.IO web interface, looking at the subgroup’s Reply To settings there are four options:  Group, Sender, Moderators, and Group and Sender.

  1. When set to Group, the default reply goes to the Group, or if Private is selected, then the reply goes to the sender.
  2. When set to Sender, the default reply goes to the Sender, or if Group Reply is selected, then the reply goes to the Group.
  3. When set to Moderators, the default reply goes to the Mods, or optionally to the Group, or privately to the Sender (this is not applicable in my use case).
  4. When set to Group and Sender, the default reply goes to both the Group and the Sender, or optionally only to the Sender

 

In order to ensure confidentiality of the officers and board of directors discussion of the sender’s question, I would like the default reply to go to the Group,  but when the officers and board have reached a consensus on the sender’s question, reply to the Group and Sender so that the entire board (and the subgroup) have a copy of the response to the Sender for historical context.

 

Regards,

Brady Turner

 


moderated Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

 

Right abouf not holding the breath.


On Jan 5, 2020, at 5:21 PM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 03:33 PM, Simon Hedges wrote:
No-one likes to do something twice – it’s just confusing
The way I see it, the member list can be downloaded at any time.  Once I've got it, I can do what I need to, then decide if I'll be doing repetitive things, say sorts, and can create macros to do them automatically.  This way all I need is a new download instead of needing to do the 'work' online every time.  I see no problem if Mark decides to do it, but I don't think I can hold my breath that long.

Duane

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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 Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

Duane
 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 03:33 PM, Simon Hedges wrote:
No-one likes to do something twice – it’s just confusing
The way I see it, the member list can be downloaded at any time.  Once I've got it, I can do what I need to, then decide if I'll be doing repetitive things, say sorts, and can create macros to do them automatically.  This way all I need is a new download instead of needing to do the 'work' online every time.  I see no problem if Mark decides to do it, but I don't think I can hold my breath that long.

Duane


moderated Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 02:29 PM, Bob Bellizzi wrote:
improve your mind and learn just enough coding to build a program to do it yourself.
(a) How do you know the OP doesn't already know how to "code," besides which (b) "Improving one's mind" to "learn coding" may be an oxymoron, (c) why poo-poo a single, possibly somewhat redundant enhancement (and I disagree that it is redundant) on the grounds that if Mark implemented "all possibly needed tools" he'd have a maintenance nightmare? Because (d) this is not about "all possibly needed tools" and anyway, (e) for all we know Mark may already have a maintenance nightmare on his hands. It's for him alone to decide whether he wants to make it worse. :) 
 
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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 Re: Special Notices #suggestion

 

I agree. I always try to remember to put "Special Notice" into the subject, but it's easy to forget.
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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 Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

There's OpenSource, Excel, Google Sheets and probabley  half a dozen other simple to use tools to do the job. Or, improve your mind and learn just enough coding to build a program to do it yourself.
If Mark installed all possibly needed "tools" (that are already readily available offline). It would be a maintenance nightmare for him plus it would require more online memory space/cost.

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Bob Bellizzi


moderated Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

Simon Hedges
 

Hi,

 

Rick wrote:

>> 

While they don't add abilities that simply don't exist, they extend what you can do only the web site without additional tools or effort with the data.  If I'm interested in who joined the group less than six months ago, it would be helpful that I didn't have to stop to sort or filter the data after I've downloaded it before I have the results I was seeking in the first place. 

<< 

 

Yes.  No-one likes to do something twice – it’s just confusing, and means you need to work out how to sort/filter in some other tool (e.g. Excel) as well as groups.io.  This is a “nice to have” improvement rather than a desperately needed one, but it’s not a daft thing to ask for.  Lots of improvements to IT systems are about making usability improvements for which workarounds already exist, as in this case.

 

Simon

 

From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Nakroshis
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #featurerequest

 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 12:04 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:50 PM, Rick Nakroshis wrote:

The member download feature could be enhanced by a few simple changes:

  1. If a custom sort order is displayed by clicking on a column header, then the members are downloaded in that same order.
  2. If a search term returns a limited number of members, then only those members will be downloaded.

I don't understand the need for either of these.  Once you've downloaded the csv file, you can do what you want with it - sort, edit, etc. That's the whole reason for having the member download (I think.)

Duane

 

While they don't add abilities that simply don't exist, they extend what you can do only the web site without additional tools or effort with the data.  If I'm interested in who joined the group less than six months ago, it would be helpful that I didn't have to stop to sort or filter the data after I've downloaded it before I have the results I was seeking in the first place.  Less of an issue with under 500 members. More of an issue when you have more than 5,000 members.

 

Yahoo didn't place a 1,000 member limit to membership list downloads because they wanted to make it more user-friendly. It was more a compromise between eliminating it entirely and weathering the howls of outrage from group owners.

 

Rick


moderated Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

Rick N
 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 12:04 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:50 PM, Rick Nakroshis wrote:
The member download feature could be enhanced by a few simple changes:

  1. If a custom sort order is displayed by clicking on a column header, then the members are downloaded in that same order.
  2. If a search term returns a limited number of members, then only those members will be downloaded.
I don't understand the need for either of these.  Once you've downloaded the csv file, you can do what you want with it - sort, edit, etc. That's the whole reason for having the member download (I think.)

Duane

While they don't add abilities that simply don't exist, they extend what you can do only the web site without additional tools or effort with the data.  If I'm interested in who joined the group less than six months ago, it would be helpful that I didn't have to stop to sort or filter the data after I've downloaded it before I have the results I was seeking in the first place.  Less of an issue with under 500 members. More of an issue when you have more than 5,000 members.

Yahoo didn't place a 1,000 member limit to membership list downloads because they wanted to make it more user-friendly. It was more a compromise between eliminating it entirely and weathering the howls of outrage from group owners.

Rick


moderated Re: Special Notices #suggestion

Duane
 

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
It seems like a subject tag would be the best solution for this.
Time to revive this, I think.  I received a message from a group where I'm set to 'Special Notices Only'.  In the footer, it said "You receive all messages...".  I was able to verify with the owner that it was indeed sent as a Special Notice.  Some sort of subject tag, such as [SN] or [Special] would have prevented any confusion I had, though the footer would still be incorrect.

Thanks,
Duane


moderated Re: Transfer GIO group to another GIO subgroup?

James Dilworth
 

+1 to this request.

I've recently taken over our club's groups.io - In the early days, a new group was created instead of a subgroup. Now that splinter group has 230 members and several hundred messages. There is large crossover on the member lists between the two groups, so it's mainly a question of how we keep the messages and move them into a subgroup of the main group.
 
We would like the ‘rowing’ group to become a subgroup of the main group.

I found the 'export' functionality, but as noted, just lacking the import side. 

BTW... loving groups.io! - Recognize that you must have lots of items in the backlog.

Thanks 

James



moderated Re: Facebook integrations not working

jakkdaw
 

I, and I'm assuming also Mark, meant integrations as emails via groups.io of Facebook posts, as set up via "Integrations" in the groups.io group menu.


moderated Re: Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

Duane
 

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:50 PM, Rick Nakroshis wrote:
The member download feature could be enhanced by a few simple changes:

  1. If a custom sort order is displayed by clicking on a column header, then the members are downloaded in that same order.
  2. If a search term returns a limited number of members, then only those members will be downloaded.
I don't understand the need for either of these.  Once you've downloaded the csv file, you can do what you want with it - sort, edit, etc. That's the whole reason for having the member download (I think.)

Duane


moderated Enhancing the usefulness of the member download #suggestion

Rick N
 

The member download feature could be enhanced by a few simple changes:

  1. If a custom sort order is displayed by clicking on a column header, then the members are downloaded in that same order.
  2. If a search term returns a limited number of members, then only those members will be downloaded.

Rick


moderated Please change photo pixel size restriction to photo file size restriction #suggestion

 

Hi,

Would it be possible to do this (change photo pixel size restriction to photo file size restriction)?

It make much more sense to do it this way.  Examples of what users may upload:

iPhone original photo 3264 x 2448 px jpg:  1.5 MB
iPhone original photo with 25% jpg quality setting:  0.25 MB
iPhone photo reduced to 1024 x 768 with high jpg quality setting:  0.78 MB
iPhone photo changed to 1024 x 768 uncompressed TIF:  2.4 MB

Most often, a large pixel size photo will be a lot better for viewing even if the jpg quality is set lower, while other photo formats may be accepted in a smaller format size that give a reduction in viewing quality with taking 3-10x the storage space.  This makes no sense.

Seems like the change may be pretty easy since you already offer that restriction in mail attachments?

Thank you and HNY,


Mark McNabb