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moderated Annoying text replacement in search fields #bug

Andy
 

(I'm not sure whether to call this a #bug, but it feels like one.)

Preface:  There are many places in Groups.io where it does not work to clear the contents of boxes or search fields.  If I am viewing the Members list and then Search within it for some text string, and then clear the contents of the Search box, Groups.io automagically re-populates the Search box with my last search string, as if it can't let it go.  The same thing happens when searching in the Activity log, or Messages, or Files, and probably everywhere else.  It's a known G.io 'feature', but it's annoying!  The Morale is, don't do that.  One has to click Members again (or Activity or Messages or Files or whatever), to start over with a clean view.  OK, I can live with that; and I am gradually becoming accustomed to having to do that whenever I use Groups.io.  It affects all users, not just moderators.

But the more weird / annoying thing happens if the search string had any non-alphanumeric text, and I try to clear it.  Groups.io replaces the non-alphanumeric characters with their hex equivalents.

For example, let's say I search for 'a*b'.  I don't know if Groups.io treats * as a wildcard, but let's give it a try.  Now I see the results, and let's say I want to go back to the unfiltered list, so I clear the contents of the Search box because I forgot (or didn't know) that Groups.io does not let me do that.  However, Groups.io now re-populates the Search box with 'a%2Ab'.  That is, it turned the '*' character into '%2A' when it re-populated the Search box.  Of course nothing comes up from this search because none of the entries contained that actual text string.  All efforts to delete it fail.

Can Groups.io be changed so that it doesn't convert '*' to '%2A'?  And not convert '[' to '%5B'?  And so on.

Better yet, can Groups.io allow us to clear a Search field and not insist on re-filling it with a corrupt version of its previous contents?  (Is there any reason why Groups.io must re-populate the search field that we want cleared?  Does anyone find it useful that it does this?  Sorry if this has been answered already.)

Andy


moderated Re: Searches of Members limited to 10000 #bug

Duane
 

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Andy wrote:
the result is always limited to 10000 members
I believe this is a limitation of the text search program being used, as revealed in https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/78076561

Duane


moderated Searches of Members limited to 10000 #bug

Andy
 

If I go to Admin > Members and do a Search using the Search box in the upper right, the result is always limited to 10000 members.  Apparently that's as many as Groups.io's search function is capable of handling.

(Clearly not a problem for most groups -- yet.)

The 10000 member limit doesn't happen when using the Filter drop-down menu.  It's only when searching based on some text in the Search box.

Andy


moderated Re: Rash of bouncing members in past week, mostly yahoo #misc

Andy
 

We have a lot of Yahoo members in my group.  I have not noticed higher than normal bouncing members lately.  Nothing looks unusual here.  The majority of bouncing members have always been Yahoo addresses.

Maybe your group attracted several members at the same time and their time is up.

Andy


moderated Re: Rash of bouncing members in past week, mostly yahoo #misc

 

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 9:43 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
We've had a lot of bouncing yahoo members over the past week or two
Based on what I'm seeing in my groups, it's Yahoo doing their normal housecleaning.  Seems to happen about every other month or so.  The others are likely just the normal, occasional bounce.


I haven't seen any issues with Yahoo lately. We're certainly delivering a lot of email to them successfully today.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Rash of bouncing members in past week, mostly yahoo #misc

Duane
 

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
We've had a lot of bouncing yahoo members over the past week or two
Based on what I'm seeing in my groups, it's Yahoo doing their normal housecleaning.  Seems to happen about every other month or so.  The others are likely just the normal, occasional bounce.

Duane


moderated Rash of bouncing members in past week, mostly yahoo #misc

 

Wondering whether there's something going on. We've had a lot of bouncing yahoo members over the past week or two, plus one hotmail and one bellsouth.
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J

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moderated Allow mods to post-to-group in reply-to-sender-tagged topics #suggestion

 

Yesterday I wanted to update a tagged reply-only-to-sender topic by posting a second message to the group in it, but was prevented from doing that by the tag. It took me awhile to find the following workaround: create a second reply-only-to-sender-tagged topic and merge the two topics.

Most mods wanting to reply to such a tagged topic won't think of this workaround and will simply be unable to post to the group in it. It would be much easier to simply allow mods the option to do that.

(Yesterday I also sent a bug report about a save-and-send edit to such a topic not going to FO group members. This is a related, but a separate, issue. I think the bug needs to be fixed; the suggestion would be simply a helpful addition.)
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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 Re: Peculiar behavior when sorting Member Notices #bug

Duane
 

To help clarify, both Locked Group and Locked Topic are missorted..  Also Goodbye is put after/before Group Guidelines.  A little testing seems to show that all others are correct.

Duane


moderated Peculiar behavior when sorting Member Notices #bug

Bruce Bowman
 

Mark -- Sorting Member Notices by "Type" does not actually put them in alphabetical order. For some reason, Monthly Reminder and Locked Group are always at the top (or bottom). There may be others that I haven't encountered (read: I haven't created any of that type yet).

FYI,
Bruce


moderated edit of a message tagged "private" does not go to members who are following-only #bug

 

If you edit, and send the edit, on a message tagged with a hashtag set to "reply only to sender," the edit does correctly get sent to members sent to Individual Messages. However, it does not reach them if they are also set to Following Only. Apparently the edit is thought of as a reply to the thread, and therefore not received by a member not following the thread.

This morning I needed to send an important correction to a message and realized only later that it's not being received by any FO members. The only way around this I can imagine is to create a completely separate (and preferably locked) topic containing the correction.
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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 Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

July 16, 2021:

  • INTERNAL: Updates to our admin system to make researching group issues easier.
  • CHANGE: For plain text messages larger than 500KB, we truncate the display of them.

July 14, 2021:

  • NEW: You can now tapback chat messages (thumbs up/down/heart/exclamation mark/etc).
  • NEW: You can now send photos as chat messages.
  • NEW: When typing a chat message, if you type the @ character, that brings up an auto-completion list of user names.
  • NEW: You can now delete chat messages.

July 13, 2021:

  • INTERNAL: More work on detecting spammers.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed an issue where erroneous moderator permissions activity log change messages were being generated. Discussion
  • SYSADMIN: Switched our internal DNS caching architecture to use CoreDNS, in the hopes of being able to track down/eliminate spurious DNS MX lookup errors.

July 12, 2021:

  • BUGFIX: Special event reminders were being sent as normal messages. Discussion
  • CHANGE: The new activity log entry Moderator changed notifications is used for notification changes. Past changes were logged with Moderator changed moderator permissions.
  • BUGFIX: In some instances the link included in the login link email contained a subdomain, which was invalid.

Take care everyone.

Mark


moderated Re: No Hashtags tab in hamburger menu #bug

 

Hi Bruce,

On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 7:49 AM Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@...> wrote:
Mark -- When the screen is narrow, such that the left-side menu bar collapses into a hamburger, the Hashtags tab is no longer available. This is in the regular web interface...I cannot speak to what happens in the app.

This should be fixed now.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated No Hashtags tab in hamburger menu #bug

Bruce Bowman
 

Mark -- When the screen is narrow, such that the left-side menu bar collapses into a hamburger, the Hashtags tab is no longer available. This is in the regular web interface...I cannot speak to what happens in the app.

I seem to recall this problem being reported [and fixed] before. If so, it's back.

FYI,
Bruce


moderated Re: Additional Topics nav at bottom of page #suggestion

Malcolm Austen
 

On Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:41:11 +0100, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 11:54 AM, Dave Kobersmith wrote:
I often get to the end of all the replies to a message and since I don’t go to all the topics I scroll back up to the top to click on topics to take me to the list
Unless/until it's changed, it may be slightly faster, once you get used to it, to use the "top of page" arrow that shows up at the lower right of any page after you scroll down a few lines.  You can also use the Back button in a browser to take you back to the Topics page and the one you just looked at may be highlighted in some way (In Firefox, it's underlined) so you'll know where you were.

In addition to Duane's reply above, I will add that many people seem unaware that they can scroll in a browser using the (assuming you have a keyboard attached!) PageUp and PageDown buttons; and that the Home and End buttons scroll, respectively, to the top and bottom of the page.

Malcolm.

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moderated Moderator permissions #suggestion

Mick Anderson
 

In the Moderator permissions you cannot send a bounce probe unless the “Remove members” permission is selected.
Could this be added to the permission description?

Mick


moderated Re: Additional Topics nav at bottom of page #suggestion

Duane
 

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 11:54 AM, Dave Kobersmith wrote:
I often get to the end of all the replies to a message and since I don’t go to all the topics I scroll back up to the top to click on topics to take me to the list
Unless/until it's changed, it may be slightly faster, once you get used to it, to use the "top of page" arrow that shows up at the lower right of any page after you scroll down a few lines.  You can also use the Back button in a browser to take you back to the Topics page and the one you just looked at may be highlighted in some way (In Firefox, it's underlined) so you'll know where you were.

Duane


moderated Additional Topics nav at bottom of page #suggestion

Dave Kobersmith
 

#suggestion

 

I am a new user of Groups.io. I appreciate the site. One thing that would make it better for me is to have the “topics” button at the bottom like there is at the top of the page. I often get to the end of all the replies to a message and since I don’t go to all the topics I scroll back up to the top to click on topics to take me to the list and decide if that is another topic I want to review. This would make the experience flow a bit nicer for me.

 

Thanks,

Dave Kobersmith

 

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moderated Re: #suggestion Provide for redirection of a Pending messge #suggestion

 

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 04:23 PM, Jeremy H wrote:
For a pending message, it would be useful to be able to redirect it ...
Great idea, Jeremy. I have placed several members in moderation because they consistently post personal comments that are not of general interest to the whole group. I could use this feature. It would be very handy.
 
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moderated #suggestion Provide for redirection of a Pending messge #suggestion

Jeremy H
 

For a pending message, it would be useful to be able to redirect it, either to make it a 'reply to sender' (rather than group), if appropriate, or to send it to an individual (member or otherwise), rather than just have the alternatives of approving (so it goes to group) or rejecting it. (I rather expected this to be possible under 'Edit', but it seems not)

Jeremy H

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