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moderated Re: How to fix out-of-bounds subscriptions #misc

 

Hi All,

I've changed all subscriptions that had an email delivery of `No Email` or `Special Notices Only` and `Message Selection` other than `All` so that `Message Selection` was set to `All`. That seemed to be the path of least surprise, in that it will lead to no change in email delivery behavior.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: A couple more areas missed with the new subscription checks #bug

 

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 5:37 PM Christos G. Psarras <christos@...> wrote:

I just found out that there are two (or three?) more places where the new NoEmail & SpecialNotice assignment needs to also reset the FO settings, as they still allow you to "set" your subscription to either NoEmail or SpecialNotice while keeping the FO settings you had before.

A. If one has a group set to Indiv/digests/summary + FO(...), the "Your Groups" page (groups.io/groups) allows you to select one or more groups and set them to either NoEmail or SpecialNotice, and it will do so but it also keeps the previously-selected FO settings.

B. Same in the Unsubscribe page (from email message link, ../<groupname>/leave/.../.../.../xyzzy) or Sub settings page -> Leave group -> "Verify Leave" dialog, it gives you the option to "Switch to Special Notices", which also resets you to Special Notices but it also keeps the FO settings you had before.

These two cases have been fixed.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Year is left out of the date after message search #bug

 

Yep, it works correctly! All apologies! My sense of time is all screwed up lately. I thought the posts in question had to be from last year. Turns out they were from *this* year. :-)
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moderated Re: Year is left out of the date after message search #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 03:55 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
if they are from a year prior to 2021, are lacking the year in the date. They just say, e.g., "Jan 15" even if the date was Jan 15, 2020.
It all looks good here:




Andy


moderated Year is left out of the date after message search #bug

 

I just noticed that if I search on messages for some term, the display of the messages coming back, even if they are from a year prior to 2021, are lacking the year in the date. They just say, e.g., "Jan 15" even if the date was Jan 15, 2020.
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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: RSS feeds for private groups? #suggestion

Duane
 

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 02:22 PM, Colin 't Hart wrote:
If the RSS feeds are retrieved over HTTPS then there's no more security risk than any member's password being compromised.
I was thinking more of miscreant members using the feed for nefarious purposes.  I had that happen on a Yahoo group, even without an RSS feed.  I just don't want to make it any easier for them.

Duane


moderated Re: RSS feeds for private groups? #suggestion

 

If the RSS feeds are retrieved over HTTPS then there's no more security risk than any member's password being compromised. Not adequately vetting a new member is more of a risk.

/Colin


moderated Re: RSS feed not working for this group #bug

 

Many thanks for the quick fix!

I also asked Feedly why it wasn't working and they responded with this:
https://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Frealstmfc.groups.io%2Fg%2Fmain%2Frss

You might want to fix the remaining issues, if they're also easy to fix.

/Colin


moderated Re: RSS feed not working for this group #bug

 

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 6:24 AM Colin 't Hart <colinthart@...> wrote:

One of my groups advertises an RSS feed but it doesn't work in Feedly.

https://realstmfc.groups.io/g/main/rss

I wonder if it's because this group has been setup with its own domain with the group called "main"?

I just stripped all the HTML out of the feed description, and it's working for me in Feedly now (although I don't know why HTML in the description would matter at all).

Mark 


moderated Re: RSS feeds for private groups? #suggestion

Duane
 

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 08:24 AM, Colin 't Hart wrote:
Please, please, please. I have too many groups I'd like to follow :-)
Please DON'T.  I don't need any more security risks.  The bad guys already cause enough problems.

Thanks,
Duane


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moderated RSS feed not working for this group #bug

 

One of my groups advertises an RSS feed but it doesn't work in Feedly.

https://realstmfc.groups.io/g/main/rss

I wonder if it's because this group has been setup with its own domain with the group called "main"?

Hope you can take a look at it.

Thanks,

Colin


moderated RSS feeds for private groups? #suggestion

 

Any chance we can get RSS feeds for private groups? This would require embedding some sort of token into the RSS feed URL.

Please, please, please. I have too many groups I'd like to follow :-)

Thanks,

Colin


moderated Formatting of Individual Photo Description in an Album display bug #bug

Alan
 

Following o riginally posted on GMF message No. 37496 and validated and described by Christos G. Psarras as follows in message no. 37497:

> This does look like a display bug, on the text/label control which is displaying the caption, it doesn't respect the CR/LF/etc.<
> I'd report it on beta so Mark can become aware of it.<

How can one insert a "Carriage return and Line feed" or in computer speak an "End of Line Character" within the description field of the photo?

I have tried using "Shift+Enter" (which works on FB, WhatsApp etc.) and this does seem to produce a blank line / new paragraph in the "Edit" mode, but once one saves the change the text all runs together without the paragraph / space.

If one then goes to "Edit" again, the blank line / paragraph space is visible, so .. stuck

Can you assist, please?

I found this on line but I'm guessing this is a change to the site code that Mark would need to program.
https://www.ni.com/en-us/support/documentation/supplemental/21/labview-termination-characters.html


Thank you

Alan


moderated Re: Limit Number of Unsuccessful Logins #suggestion

 

On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 12:16 PM, Glenn Glazer wrote:
we had to implement a randomizer so that the limit is actually some random number between X and Y.
Good idea.
 
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J

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moderated Re: Limit Number of Unsuccessful Logins #suggestion

Glenn Glazer
 

On 03/21/2021 11:42, J_Catlady wrote:
On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 03:19 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
We do indeed have a rate limiter on login requests.. I won't say what the current limit is
Mark is an oracle.:) Keep trying until you hit it.
 
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J

Where I work, "clever" people outside the company wrote a script to determine this value for our login system. So, we had to implement a randomizer so that the limit is actually some random number between X and Y.

Best,

Glenn

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moderated Re: Limit Number of Unsuccessful Logins #suggestion

 

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 03:19 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
We do indeed have a rate limiter on login requests.. I won't say what the current limit is
Mark is an oracle.:) Keep trying until you hit it.
 
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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: Several FILES improvements #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

Chris

You said:

You didn't comment on my earlier [re main page]

Yes I did, you might have missed it. 

You said:
It crossed my mind that you might have been interpreting All members can post to the Group as including "members can upload File & Photos", which it doesn't

Nope, I intentionally kept the discussion centered on uploading permissions, not posting permissions. 

You said:
Have you been able to check whether the group in question really does allow members to upload files and photos?

Trying to.  It’s a sailing group of specific boat owners.  
The owner sold her boat so the group is sort of on autopilot.  I did make contact but haven’t gotten an answer yet ( I think her group email is rarely checked.) But we will eventually work our way to the bottom of the hole. 
Regardless of that outcome, the #Suggestion are still valid as the notifications, warnings, etc that I highlighted up are not there and would be nice for both members and owners/mods to have. 

-K


moderated Re: Limit Number of Unsuccessful Logins #suggestion

 

Hey, I found your book!
https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Information-Security-Richard-Smith/dp/1284153045?

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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: Limit Number of Unsuccessful Logins #suggestion

Rick Smith
 

If there’s to be a hard limit on attempts, I’d recommend something between 10 and 20. If it’s lower, it penalizes those who rarely log in but actually try to remember a password for this particular site.

NIST’s latest password recommendation is a bit more sophisticated: no hard limit on attempts, but the account suffers an increasing delay between logins.

FWIW I wrote a book on this 20 years ago, and my cybersecurity textbook is in its 3rd edition. This doesn’t guarantee I’m right, but I’ve dealt with this question a bit.

Rick Smith.

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