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moderated Re: Hide Locked topics #suggestion

 

George

As it currently stands, you'll need to complain to the group owner(s) to try to get them to reduce the number.
I'd also recommend having a look at the stickies, it could be that they all or some of them be combined so the number of them gets reduced, and if yes, suggest that to the admins when you contact them.
 
Cheers,
Christos


moderated Re: On hashtag definition screen, make Lock Topic subordinate to Topic Duration #suggestion

 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 7:35 AM Andy Wedge <andy_wedge@...> wrote:
Hi Mark,

To avoid confusion between Lock Topic and Locked on the hashtag definition screen, can we make the Lock Topic checkbox subordinate to the Topic Duration and only active when the Duration is something other than Forever?

Done.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Stricter treatment of invalid hashtags #bug

 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 4:38 PM Peter Cook <peterscottcook@...> wrote:

I'd like to see stricter rules so that any string in the subject line beginning with # is seen as an invalid hashtag unless it corresponds precisely to an existing one. So "#FREE:" would be treated as an invalid hashtag just as "#FREEP" would, and the message would be kicked back.

I've changed how we parse hashtags in subject lines so that they now include all punctuation, except periods, question marks, and exclamation points appearing at the end of a hashtag, which are ignored (which is something we've always done).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Allow repeating events on last Friday (etc) of the month #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 01:55 PM, Osbert Lancaster wrote:
a feature request to be able to create repeating events on last (Mon, Fri etc) of the month.
As discussed on Group_Help this was also requested last year.

Andy


moderated Allow repeating events on last Friday (etc) of the month #suggestion

Osbert Lancaster
 

Trying to set up a recurring meeting on the last Friday of the month. But the only option seems to be either the fourth or fifth Friday. I don't want the fourth Friday! If I select the fifth Friday, the event is only created when there are five Fridays in the month.

Therefore - a feature request to be able to create repeating events on last (Mon, Fri etc) of the month.


moderated Re: Several FILES improvements #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 12:21 AM, KWKloeber wrote:
I could have been misinterpreting it (but I just checked and wasn’t - whew.
Sorry; I don't know what you mean by that.

Chris


moderated Re: Several FILES improvements #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

Chris

thx for the RFQ.  Home Main Page LOL.  To wit:

You’re right Chris, I could have been misinterpreting it (but I just checked and wasn’t - whew. (There’s a little over 1MB used between files/photos/attachments.)  I would hope if storage is exceeded there would be a warning dialog or the NEW pull-down would show a message like “Hey member go get your group owner to ante up and move to the next plan.”  
Or the upload option should be grayed-out or some warning indication provided.   

So, if that’s not the case, add that to the #Suggestion.

There could be a downside I’m not thinking of, but it would seem that having a summary of the storage available/current allocation would also be helpful to display on the Home Page, rather than needing to look in multiple locations for it?  There could also be a warning there for exceeded, or percent, etc  
Note, the group has used 99% of its 1GB storage allocation.”

 


moderated Re: Several FILES improvements #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 07:04 PM, KWKloeber wrote:
The group's main page shows the FILES permissions (e.g., Members can view and upload files, etc., etc.) 
I think some clarification is called for. You said "main page"; did you mean Home Page? I ask because I cannot find any group where that particular bit of information is provided on the Home Page; as written the only place I know of (memory failures excepted!) where that wording appears is on the Settings page, which is not available to non - moderators. 

A member thinks he should be able to upload a file but cannot (the group must be locked except to MODs only.).

Your conclusion may be incorrect; it may be that the group in question has reached the limit of its storage allowance in which case further uploads are not allowed. If the member concerned looks at the Files and Photos sections front pages he will find figures for how much space has been used by each category. (The information is also available elsewhere but only to moderators with the correct permissions.)

Chris


moderated Re: Several FILES improvements #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

Bob

why?
because:
1. there’s legacy Yahchoo! and other files that would need to be hosted elsewhere.
2. every member uploading a file or photo would need to have (and understand and use) a cloud host (Dropbox, etc.) for files/photos they upload. 
3. Its a lot easier and a valuable function. It’s not our wheelhouse to coach Mark on what’s proper or not proper or difficult to code.  He’s stated that before. 
3. Why have email forwarding of posted messages - we could just forward them to a group contact list. No need to have code that does that.

ken


moderated Re: Several FILES improvements #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

That's exactly what I use Dropbox links in the Files section for; I can allow or disallow editing by others,
In addition, any file type viewable in dropbox is ipso facto, viewable in my gio file system.
Why duplicate the code when there are compatible systems you can team with gio efficiently?
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Bob Bellizzi
FuchsFriends@groups.io online  support  group for corneal dystrophy patients & caregivers
The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation 


moderated Several FILES improvements #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

Re FILES, have suggestions/requestions that:

  1. The group's main page shows the FILES permissions (e.g., Members can view and upload files, etc., etc.)  A member thinks he should be able to upload a file but cannot (the group must be locked except to MODs only.).
  2. Have the pull-down list on the NEW button reflect the FlLES permissions (e.g., don't show a choice to Upload file if members don't have that permission.)
  3. The ability for a MOD to lock folders (I use a folder specifically for Wki files and would like to lock it.)
  4. The ability to choose who can edit a file (e.g., MODs, original member, any member, etc.)
  5. Another admin setting - permissions for non-members (ie, public) to View (not edit) FILES (and PHOTOS too.)  It's a PITA to share the info w/ a member of a sister forum that has common interests.  (i.e., it would be helpful to be able to share a permalink so a non-member can view a photo or a file.)  Example - I want to show another widget aficionado (on the Widgets-R-Us Forum) how I repaired my broken antique widget.  Can't -- no easy way to view a photo or file.  Must download and email them or repost them on that forum or io group.  Seems archaic.    
  6. Most important, thx and have a great week Mark


moderated Re: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

Andy
 

Operating between 1am and 9am Pacific time weekdays, suggests daytime in western Europe/Africa.  Not that it matters, especially for miscreants.

Andy


moderated Re: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 09:20 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
They seem to operate from about 1am to 9am Pacific Time, on weekdays.
Hate to make a joke out of this, but sort of like bedbugs. Except for the weekdays part. I don't think bedbugs take weekends off. :)
 
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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: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 7:15 AM Nancy C <threecatfarm@...> wrote:

Meanwhile, Mark, [ Insert pronoun of choice ] is back at it again this morning.  We are still debating making the group restricted. It is not our first choice for a variety of reasons.  I have banned the odd names.


I'm in the process of cleaning up last night's spammer members. They seem to operate from about 1am to 9am Pacific Time, on weekdays.

This continues to be my top priority.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 07:15 AM, Nancy C wrote:
[ Insert pronoun of choice ]
I think the commonly accepted standard for "unknown" is "they." :-)
 
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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: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

Nancy C
 

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 01:12 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
Why does everyone assume this miscreant is a he? That’s sexism! 😀
I hope the above is off topic for Beta Group.

Meanwhile, Mark, [ Insert pronoun of choice ] is back at it again this morning.  We are still debating making the group restricted. It is not our first choice for a variety of reasons.  I have banned the odd names.

Thank you

Nancy C
ECIR Group Mod.


moderated Re: Hide Locked topics #suggestion

Dave Sergeant
 

Indeed Chris, I can't recall ever seeing a sticky topic in any of the
groups I am subscribed to. But only normally read posts via email, only
visit the web interface to do admin tasks or attachments stored as
links.

Dave

On 18 Mar 2021 at 6:27, Chris Jones via groups.io wrote:

The silly thing is that (mainly anecdotal?) evidence is that most
Groups.io subscribers rely on reading and posting by email rather than
using the web UI, and thus never or only rarely see the sticky topics
anyway.

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Re: Hide Locked topics #suggestion

Duane
 

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 02:29 PM, WB5JJJ - George wrote:
In a couple of groups I frequent, the admins have Locked and Pinned so many topics that it is becoming a bit overwhelming.
There was a discussion 4 years ago about limiting the number of stickies that you may want to check out, https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/4415612.  Because there are some groups, like the ones you mentioned, that use many, no limit was enacted.  As it currently stands, you'll need to complain to the group owner(s) to try to get them to reduce the number.

Duane


moderated Re: Hide Locked topics #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 07:29 PM, WB5JJJ - George wrote:
In a couple of groups I frequent, the admins have Locked and Pinned so many topics that it is becoming a bit overwhelming. 
The silly thing is that (mainly anecdotal?) evidence is that most Groups.io subscribers rely on reading and posting by email rather than using the web UI, and thus never or only rarely see the sticky topics anyway.

On top of that another sure - fire way of ensuring that members ignore them is to have too many of them in the first place; it's self - defeating.

Chris


moderated Re: Hide Locked topics #suggestion

 

I agree that some owners create "too many" stickies (I do try to keep them to a only a few in my group), but I think giving members the option to hide stickies would only defeat thei purpose of the sticky, which is for the moderators to bring topics to the immediate attention attention of group members. I would not be opposed to having a separate section for stickies, but I think some group owners might complain about that.

Hiding locked topics is not really an issue since they don't stay at the top unless pinned.
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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

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