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moderated Re: Messages contain CC:group even with ReplyTo=sender and "Remove other options" #bug

Duane
 

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 12:50 AM, Jim Avera wrote:
the MUAs still present ReplyAll buttons
I don't believe there's anything that causes that button to be available, it's just there.  On my Thunderbird, it's always there, even if there's only one address to reply to.

Duane


moderated Re: Messages contain CC:group even with ReplyTo=sender and "Remove other options" #bug

Jim Avera
 

Thanks Mark.   It appears that something else is still defeating Remove other Options, as the MUAs still present ReplyAll buttons which include the list-post address.

The To: header points to the list-post address, not to the recipient (i.e. subscriber).  I suspect this is making MUAs think a ReplyAll options is needed which includes that address (since To: is not the same as the current user). 


moderated Re: Add a built-in PDF and Doc previewer for the Files section? #suggestion

dave w
 

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 05:38 AM, Duane wrote:
That's a common misconception.  In order to be viewed on your screen, the file is downloaded, at least part of it. 
+1.
Of course 'most' ordinary users don't understand the technical aspect of the way the web (WWW) works anyway, so how things are 'magically' and invisibly downloaded compared to the act of physically  downloading themselves. That said- I've not met a Mac browser that doesn't display proper pdfs on screen any time.
I do get ones that are either not properly created (encoded with correct metadata OR some other technical issue) that fail. I'm always suspicious of those being actual carriers of harm.
And I'm a voracious history researcher so do like my own copies to read later!

And citing what is 'common' because some company chose to target such features doesn't make it universal, or easy to achieve. Personally I'd be cautious with instantly playable doc/x files as much as they can contain/ control malware more commonly used to infiltrate machines.
FWIW, regards
davew


moderated Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

Yeah, right, REALLY fixed this time! 😊
Ok, thanks!

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 12:23 PM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi,

It should really be fixed now. Sorry for the bother.

Thanks,
Mark


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J

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moderated Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

Duane
 

Seems to be working, at least for the moment, with FF.

Thanks,
Duane


moderated Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

Hi,

It should really be fixed now. Sorry for the bother.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Add a built-in PDF and Doc previewer for the Files section? #suggestion

Duane
 

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 11:24 AM, Bart Fried wrote:
It would be very useful to be able to preview these files prior to downloading them.
That's a common misconception.  In order to be viewed on your screen, the file is downloaded, at least part of it.  All modern browsers that I'm aware of have a way to view PDF files.  It's much more complicated for DOC files because there are so many possible formats and versions behind the scenes.  (With a good title and a proper description, I never need to preview to know what's in a file before downloading.)

Duane


moderated Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

This reply is also in Firefox, as was my last one. It only happens sporadically. Plus, Mark may already have rolled things back at this point.
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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: can't reply to topic via web #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 06:20 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Ok, well, that's frustrating. I'm rolling this back until I can figure something else out.
 
I wasn't aware of an issue and this reply has been in Firefox without a problem.

Andy


moderated Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:16 AM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Not fixed for me. Same problem just now trying to reply to this.

Ok, well, that's frustrating. I'm rolling this back until I can figure something else out.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

However, I'm almost certain I replied via web in the last reply I posted today, in the other thread about owner messages requiring subjects. And then when I tried to reply to this one via web, I couldn't. So it seems to be an on and off thing.


On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:16 AM J_Olivia Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Not fixed for me. Same problem just now trying to reply to this.

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:12 AM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

I think I've fixed the problem with the text editor not coming up when replying to a message on Firefox. Can you please test it and let me know if it's fixed for you?

Thanks,
Mark


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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: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

Not fixed for me. Same problem just now trying to reply to this.


On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:12 AM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

I think I've fixed the problem with the text editor not coming up when replying to a message on Firefox. Can you please test it and let me know if it's fixed for you?

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 Re: can't reply to topic via web #bug

 

Hi All,

I think I've fixed the problem with the text editor not coming up when replying to a message on Firefox. Can you please test it and let me know if it's fixed for you?

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Rejecting messages without a subject line #suggestion

 

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 09:24 AM, Bart Fried wrote:
Subjects should be required. Especially in a group or forum
As they are. The suggestion in this thread has nothing to do with group messages. It is about messages going only to the owner/moderators of a group. Group members don't even receive such messages, so there's no issue with sending a subject-less email blast; and on top of that, messages to owners may come from non-group members so should not be subject to group restrictions or requirements - there's no such agreement or contract yet with the sender.

My group goes beyond the already existing groups.io requirement that group messages have subjects, and even requires that the subject contain the cat's name and other data. Messages coming from possible non-members with questions about the group, and going only to group owners, are a horse of a different hue and I would not want to bounce them if they simply lack a subject line.
 
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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 Add a built-in PDF and Doc previewer for the Files section? #suggestion

Bart Fried
 

One of my groups is starting to use the Files section for a 'library' of catalogs. Most are uploaded as either PDF files and occasionally Word Doc files. It would be very useful to be able to preview these files prior to downloading them. This is a function that is found in Google's suite of products and in many other sites on the Web. From what I can tell, it is a relatively common function. In its most extreme form of usefulness, the PDF files are automatically OCR'd.

I imagine that this would be useful for all groups.

Bart


moderated Re: Rejecting messages without a subject line #suggestion

Bart Fried
 

Of course Subjects should be required. Especially in a group or forum ... otherwise how does one know if they are opening a Topcical or OFF TOPIC item? There are enough other time-sucks in the world. This is an easy one to fix.

Bart Fried


moderated Re: Standardise links at bottom of Daily Summary and Full Digest Emails #suggestion

Georg Klein
 

My Suggestion is to separate the  "View/Online" link into "View Thread" and "Reply online". I always have to generate an empty message whenever I wawnn to review the thread.

Regards
Georg Klein


moderated API Authorization: Bearer instead of Basic #suggestion

jay@...
 

Been writing some babysitting queries that interact with the API to get members and database rows.

While the API docs clearly say HTTP Basic Auth when using the token style of authentication, it never explains that the token goes in the username name field and nothing goes in the password field. Took some trial and error to figure that one out.

But why use Authorization: Basic when you are already set up for Authorization: Bearer?

So, we have a JWT that is already Base64 encoded (and signed). Without any modification, that token can be added to the request header as:
Authorization: Bearer <token>
Instead, we have to package the JWT up again and pass it as follows:
Authorization: Basic Base64.encode(<token> + ":")
Just wondering why the slightly unique approach over the more conventional (and less confusing) approach?

And, I can't really divine if the future is a cookie-only API, or if tokens will also be part of that future.

Thank you for the API, btw.


moderated Re: New topic Send and Discard buttons not working after using New Topic link in Daily Summary #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 03:55 PM, Andy Wedge wrote:
After using the New Topic link a new topic window is shown but the Send and Discard buttons don't work properly.
And since posting this I found that it's the same after using the New Topic links in a Full Digest.

Andy


moderated Standardise links at bottom of Daily Summary and Full Digest Emails #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi,

I think it would be helpful to have the Home, Subscription, Messages and New Topic links shown at the bottom of the Daily Summary email also shown at the bottom of a Full Digest to provide a consistent style and quick access to key web pages.  If that's done, I would then question retaining the New Topic link at the bottom of each message in a Digest as the others primarily relate to the message above (except Top ^).

Andy