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moderated Re: What does "Banned Domains" actually mean or do? #misc

 

1. Trying to join a group from a banned domain: If a domain is banned, then if someone with that domain tries to join the group, they get a message to the effect that people with that domain can't join the group. (Note that this is different from an individual email address being banned. In that case, the person, if logged in, cannot even see the group's home page - if they try to visit the page, they are confronted with their list of groups and a banner saying "you are not in this group." They can't join via email either, but I'm not sure of the exact message they receive in that case.)

2. Sending messages from a banned domain: If someone can't join a group because their domain is banned, they're not in the group, so messages from them to the group bounce just like messages from any other non-member.

I can't answer the rest.
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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 What does "Banned Domains" actually mean or do? #misc

Andy
 

As the subject line says -- what does "Banned Domains" mean?  What happens (if anything) after a domain is banned?

What is the order by which messages are checked, to see if they are OK?

What kind of bounce messages, if any, do senders receive when (a) their address is banned, (b) their domain is banned, (c) they aren't a group member, or (d) anything else?

Andy


moderated Re: Adding Directly #suggestion

Andy
 

I appreciate suggestions, but I don't understand.  How does adding someone directly create spam problems, and how does becoming a member once a month alleviate them?

Andy


moderated Re: Improved draft saving #update

 

Mark,

I realized right afterwards that you would need more detail. And I tried to reproduced it and couldn't (I will try again). I am using Firefox.
To the best of my recollection:

1. I composed a "send message" draft from within a pending message
2. I decided to discard it and hit "discard"
3. I saw the flashing red banner, long enough to read "will try again in n seconds" etc.
4. I saw it again, right before exiting the page

Steps 3 and 4 happened concurrently with my brain's processing the instruction the exit the page. It was all simultaneous. By the time I was actually out of the page, it was all over. I thought immediately afterwards that if I had stayed longer, I might have seen even more banners. As it was, there were only two.

Right after sending the message here about it, I went into my test group and tried to reproduce this, but so far have been unsuccessful.
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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: Improved draft saving #update

 

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 5:04 PM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Nope, not fixed. I just composed a draft of a message, then deleted it. I got the banner not once but multiple times, flashing and then disappearing.

More detail please. Can you give me the exact steps to reproduce this? And which browser are you using?

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Adding Directly #suggestion

 

Adding members directly is a feature that simplifies group management. But it can also create spam problems. Still, some admins and moderators need to try this feature to discover it. I wish that there was an option to become a member directly -once a month, or something like that- in limited groups. It would have been easy to persuade other group admins who were used to it to switch to Enterprise or Premium.

Just a suggestion!


moderated Re: Add a bar color legend in the Admin -> Usage/Billing/Upgrade screen #suggestion

 

Christos,

something like the attached
I'd go with something more rectangular, landscape orientation, to visually suggest a bar.

Perhaps just a bit less tall (matching font baseline to character height?) and just enough wider to be unmistakably not a square. Definitely want to retain enough total area for the colors to remain distinct.

IMO a square is too overused a shape to provide that (subliminal) clue.

Shal


moderated Re: Improved draft saving #update

 

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 05:04 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
multiple times, flashing and then disappearing
I tell you, it's haunted!!!
 
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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: Improved draft saving #update

 

Nope, not fixed. I just composed a draft of a message, then deleted it. I got the banner not once but multiple times, flashing and then disappearing.
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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: Improved draft saving #update

 

Seems fixed!
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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: Add a bar color legend in the Admin -> Usage/Billing/Upgrade screen #suggestion

 

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 07:07 PM, Christos Psarras wrote:
something like the attached
For real this time....


moderated Add a bar color legend in the Admin -> Usage/Billing/Upgrade screen #suggestion

 

Hi Mark,
 
After all this time I just noticed this, and I didn't find any mention of it in the owner's manual, but that screen apparently uses different colors on the usage bar for the different sections.  Since there's no explicit legend for the colors used, the colors show can and will vary based on section usage percentages, and admins can see different visuals for different groups.
 
Since we are adding visual indicators in the various admin screens, it may be helpful to also add one in here as well, something like the attached.  Or alternatively add it in the Owner manual in the "Viewing your group’s storage limit and current space usage" section.
 
Cheers,
Christos
 


moderated Re: Improved draft saving #update

 

Hi All,

I was able to (finally) duplicate a case where the error banner would briefly show up, using Firefox. I ended up refactoring all the editor code and I fixed that bug.

Please let me know if you see any other issues.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Improved draft saving #update

 

Here is another situation in which it occurs: compose a Message to Member and send it. The moment you hit Send, the red banner flashes for a split second.
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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 Include subscription settings badges on membersubgroups page #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

on the main group member list it shows subscription settings badges next to the delivery type for Following and Attachment Size limits etc.  If you open a membership record and then go to the Subgroups page, it lists the subgroups that a member belongs to and the basic delivery type but not the additional badges and you have to open the member's subscription setting for the subgroup to view the details (or go to the member list for each subgroup).  Can we get the badges added to the membersubgroups page please?

Thanks
Andy


moderated Re: Files & Photos naming convention results in bad filenames in the export zipfile #bug #suggestion

 

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 01:19 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
we now convert the following characters to '_':

Thanks Mark, works beautifully!

Cheers,
Christos


moderated Re: Files & Photos naming convention results in bad filenames in the export zipfile #bug #suggestion

JenniferEverSews
 

Thank you!
Jennifer 


moderated Calendar Text Editor Indent controls incorrect operation #bug

Bob Bellizzi
 

While revising my calendar notices today I noticed that the "increase Indent" control simply removed the previous new line character, causing the line I wanted to indent to move to the end of the previous line.

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Bob Bellizzi
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The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation 


moderated Re: Files & Photos naming convention results in bad filenames in the export zipfile #bug #suggestion

 

On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 12:51 PM Christos Psarras <christos@...> wrote:


Both the Files and the Photos section allow one to enter any character pretty-much in the folder, album, or file names.

If one does a Files or Photos export however, those special and non-acceptable (at least for Windows) characters are carried over when the folder/album+files/photos structure is replicated into a regular folder+files structure, and that causes problems when one tries to extract the zipfile contents.


I have gone through and for any file in the export process that contains a name generated by a user (like a photo, file, database, wiki page, etc), we now convert the following characters to '_':

  < (less than)
  > (greater than)
  : (colon - sometimes works, but is actually NTFS Alternate Data Streams)
  " (double quote)
  / (forward slash)
  \ (backslash)
  | (vertical bar or pipe)
  ? (question mark)
  * (asterisk)

Cheers,
Mark


moderated Re: Improved draft saving #update

 

It might be haunted. ;)
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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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