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moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Andy Wedge
 

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 04:10 PM, Jean Bennett wrote:
it’s not clear to me if everyone who signs in to the Zoom meeting must have a Zoom account or only the person who sets it up on the calendar. 
You need a Zoom account if you are hosting a meeting. Otherwise, you can just use the Zoom application to join a meeting by entering the meeting number (and password if required).

Andy


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Jean Bennett
 

Just a quick question since I’m not really familiar with the Zoom platform. I’ve read the description in the manual, and it’s not clear to me if everyone who signs in to the Zoom meeting must have a Zoom account or only the person who sets it up on the calendar. 

I really appreciate all you are doing, Mark, to constantly improve Groups.io. 

Jean

 


moderated Re: Make Sticky Topic show at top of Messages view #suggestion

Bob Morley
 

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 05:31 PM, Duane wrote:
I've wondered about this when I end up in Messages view sometimes, but never pursued it since I always end up back in Topic view.  Seems that it should be consistent so the sticky shows up no matter which view a member prefers.  If they always use Messages or Expanded, they could miss some important information and wonder why.
If I may be so bold, I am OK with "Sticky's" anywhere and everywhere as long as I can dismiss (hide) them once I have read them.

--
Gerald


moderated Time Zones #bug

Leeni
 

I just noticed this in an email that I just read in my inbox
9:41:14 PM Central Standard Time
We are now in daylight savings time so it should read Central Daylight Time instead of Standard.
Leeni
   
 
 


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:19 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Please try it now.
Yes, it's there now.  I probably won't be using it, but it's good to know it's available

Thank you,
Duane


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Andy Wedge
 

...and additionally I've just found an additional line that contains the meeting password. It starts with:

%!(EXTRA string=

Andy


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Andy Wedge
 

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 04:19 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Please try it now.
Hi Mark,

there's a problem with the meeting information text that is generated in the calendar. The pwd= parameter which should contain the encrypted password also has part of the meeting number at the end and contains spaces. The next text line which is supposed to show the password is actually showing the last 4 digits of my personal meeting id.

Regards
Andy


moderated Re: Make Sticky Topic show at top of Messages view #suggestion

 

Bob,

I actually t think this is a bug but will go with suggestion.
It has always seemed that way to me too.

Can't we have Sticky work for both views?
Yes please!
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/23047#603
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/287162#5019
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/13028

Shal
Expressing Enduring Enthusiasm


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • INTERNAL: Work to investigate which technologies to use for the app.
  • BUGFIX: Misc improvements to formatting of the mobile website.
  • NEW: (Re)launched the Zoom calendar integration.
  • BUGFIX: The left chevron icon in the photo view was not vertically aligned correctly.
  • BUGFIX: Paging backwards in the Emailed Photos photo viewer stopped working if you paged back at the first photo.
  • API: Fixed pagination bugs with /getevents endpoint.
  • CHANGE: Switchover to the new Help Center, with finalized Owners and Members manuals and FAQ.
  • CHANGE: Adjusted the size and alignment of the lines separating a group's footer from the rest of the message footer information.
  • BUGFIX: When creating a new plain text wiki page, the page would internally be marked as being HTML, so on future edits the HTML editor would be used.

Take care everyone.

Mark


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

 

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 5:42 PM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

In the manual section referenced, it says "When you are adding an event, on the Event page, click the Make This A Zoom Meeting button (it is located below the Repeats panel).", but I'm not seeing the button on any of my Basic groups.  You had mentioned earlier that it would be on all groups for now.

Please try it now.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Ken Schweizer
 

Hi Mark,

 

Were you able to get them to correct their reported phishing problem?

 

Ken

 

"The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity." John Adams

 

From: main@beta.groups.io [mailto:main@beta.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Fletcher
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 6:11 PM
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: [beta] Zoom integration now active #update

 

Hi All,

After a bunch of back and forth with Zoom, our Zoom integration is now active. You can now easily create a new Zoom meeting when you're setting up a Groups.io group calendar event. For more information, see the section in the member's manual here: https://groups.io/helpcenter/membersmanual/1/working-with-calendars/making-an-event-a-zoom-meeting

Please let me know if you see any issues with it.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 06:11 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Please let me know if you see any issues with it.
In the manual section referenced, it says "When you are adding an event, on the Event page, click the Make This A Zoom Meeting button (it is located below the Repeats panel).", but I'm not seeing the button on any of my Basic groups.  You had mentioned earlier that it would be on all groups for now.

Thanks,
Duane


moderated Re: Zoom integration now active #update

 

Mark,
I just got a post from the Zoom blog about all the apps that are offering free integrations with Zoom (etc.) during the pandemic. You might want to contact them to add groups.io to the list.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 4:11 PM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

After a bunch of back and forth with Zoom, our Zoom integration is now active. You can now easily create a new Zoom meeting when you're setting up a Groups.io group calendar event. For more information, see the section in the member's manual here: https://groups.io/helpcenter/membersmanual/1/working-with-calendars/making-an-event-a-zoom-meeting

Please let me know if you see any issues with it.

Thanks, Mark


--
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 Zoom integration now active #update

 

Hi All,

After a bunch of back and forth with Zoom, our Zoom integration is now active. You can now easily create a new Zoom meeting when you're setting up a Groups.io group calendar event. For more information, see the section in the member's manual here: https://groups.io/helpcenter/membersmanual/1/working-with-calendars/making-an-event-a-zoom-meeting

Please let me know if you see any issues with it.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: Make Sticky Topic show at top of Messages view #suggestion

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 02:07 PM, Bob Bellizzi wrote:
I actually t think this is a bug but will go with suggestion.
The Sticky function is really great as an eye catcher for important items but no matter what I try, I cannot force an important topic to remain at the top of the Messages view
I've wondered about this when I end up in Messages view sometimes, but never pursued it since I always end up back in Topic view.  Seems that it should be consistent so the sticky shows up no matter which view a member prefers.  If they always use Messages or Expanded, they could miss some important information and wonder why.

Duane


moderated Re: Make Sticky Topic show at top of Messages view #suggestion

 

I would be very strongly against that. I use Message view precisely in order to get past all the stickies in many cases.


On Apr 10, 2020, at 11:49 AM, Bob Bellizzi <cdfexec@...> wrote:

I actually t think this is a bug but will go with suggestion.
The Sticky function is really great as an eye catcher for important items but no matter what I try, I cannot force an important topic to remain at the top of the Messages view by using any of the variations of setting it Sticky.
In most of our cases, the importance of the content is the same for our members whether they use the Topics or the Messages view.
Can't we have Sticky work for both views?
--

Bob Bellizzi


--
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 Make Sticky Topic show at top of Messages view #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

I actually t think this is a bug but will go with suggestion.
The Sticky function is really great as an eye catcher for important items but no matter what I try, I cannot force an important topic to remain at the top of the Messages view by using any of the variations of setting it Sticky.
In most of our cases, the importance of the content is the same for our members whether they use the Topics or the Messages view.
Can't we have Sticky work for both views?
--

Bob Bellizzi


moderated Re: New Groups.io Help Center now online #misc

Bob Bellizzi
 

Would you please provide me with a couple of references to where you found "helpcenter" and/or "help-center" rather than "help center"?

I've tried to locate "helpcenter" as a word in several dictionaries and cannot find it.
I've also entered it into google search and each  I receive 8 or 10 google suggestions for "help center"
Alas, all references do not seem to show help center as one word on the internet except for the UPS in the UK.

The only use of "help-center" I've found is for some gym pass company who also varies their name between the former and "gym-pass" .
--

Bob Bellizzi


moderated Re: New Groups.io Help Center now online #misc

ro-esp
 

I have a suggestion for the FAQ. Add: what are hashtags for, and do I have to use them?


Another suggestion is to please always spell it "help-center" or "helpcenter". I know dropping hyphens in favour of spaces is all the rage in americanese, but a greenhouse and a green house are very different things, and "help" is not an adjective.

groetjes/ĝis, Ronaldo


moderated New Groups.io Help Center now online #misc

West Coast Compañeros Staff
 

A new, centralized Groups.io Help Center is accessible online at https://groups.io/helpcenter. The Groups.io Members Manual (for all of us who use Groups.io's services) and the Groups.io Owners Manual (for owners and moderators of groups) are each available as a PDF download and as a single long, continuous web page. The Groups.io FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is also available in both formats.

This new documentation has been professionally assembled and edited by technical writer Nina Eppes under the direction of, and with help from, Mark Fletcher, the proprietor of Groups.io. Members of the beta docs subgroup have also contributed helpful critiques and suggestions for improvement.

Robert R.


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