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locked Re: The home page

 

I also vote to make the Subscriptions page the home page. If one or two groups gets significantly more traffic than the others, they tend to dominate the combined message view, even if I might care about the lower-volume groups more.

One thing that would help on the Subscriptions page would be the most recent message's timestamp (or "35 minutes ago"). If a group has 0 recent messages, then I know there's nothing new there, but for any other number, I have to check. I don't really need the group Size or Delivery choice on this summary page.

JohnF


locked Re: The home page

Linda
 

Hi,
Messages to my groups require approval, which is why I prefer https://groups.io/groups as my go-to page. That page is the home page on IE, my browser for Groups.io only. I never even look at the Inbox.

I'm sure Mark has no intention of removing menu bar access to our groups. It's a great way to navigate.

Linda


locked Re: The home page

Duane
 

I like it the way it is. It let's me see all the group messages to help determine if there might be an important one that needs a quick answer.

Duane


locked Re: The home page

 

Mark,

I know this might sound strange, but this is actually one of the features I don't like about Yahoo Groups. I would prefer to have a directory of groups to look through, much like Yahoo Groups had before the changes that were made two years ago, and have access to the groups I'm a member of through the menu bar like it currently is. But, I'm probably in the minority on that.

Matthew Pitts
 



From: Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io>
To: beta@groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 4:30 PM
Subject: [beta] The home page

Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into each group.. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark



locked Re: The home page

Frances
 

I do use the "combined message view", just because that's what happens. Not sure I need to do so, though it is interesting to see all the activity on my groups. It might be handy to someone who doesn't get every email and logs in to see what's happening. 

If you made Your Subscriptions https://groups.io/groups the homepage, it would be useful to be able to see recent activity. There is a header "Recent Messages", but I don't know the scope of that. Last day, last week? 



locked Re: The home page

Jim Ruby <jim@...>
 

Second option

 

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io]
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:30 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: [beta] The home page

 

Hi All,

 

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

 

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

 

Thoughts?

 

Thanks,

Mark


locked Re: Invitations - From address

 

Mark,

I'm not sure why the invites are ending up in spam folders, but
changing the reply address is a good idea.
Probably the same reason Yahoo Groups' Invitations have trouble getting through: spam filters tend to pick out form letters. And especially the same text sent to multiple recipients within a given email service.

Perhaps the Invite page should encourage the user to customize the message, and provide a way to preview the customized message.

Also, if you're willing to mailmerge the outbound invitations, anything you can do personalize the text would probably help (couldn't hurt?). For example:

Hello [name],

[modname] offers you this invitation to join the Groups.io email
group [groupname].
...
If you are not interested, or are not [email address], please ignore
this email.
[name] you'd have to pick out of the email addresses provided by the user. The inclusion of [email address] may seem redundant, but it might help prevent people from trying to use forwarded invitations.

-- Shal


locked Re: restricted groups

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Sounds good, Mailman has this feature.

On 19 Jun 2015, at 21:55, Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

I want to make all my groups so that I have to approve new
members, I assume on the group settings I click the link
that says restricted I cannot see any other option for
allowing me to approve members. Is it possible to have a
setting so that we can apply the same settings to all our
groups if we have several and want to make the settings the
same?

Regards

Adrien





locked restricted groups

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi

I want to make all my groups so that I have to approve new
members, I assume on the group settings I click the link
that says restricted I cannot see any other option for
allowing me to approve members. Is it possible to have a
setting so that we can apply the same settings to all our
groups if we have several and want to make the settings the
same?

Regards

Adrien


locked Re: Invitations - From address

 

Hi Duane,

I'm not sure why the invites are ending up in spam folders, but changing the reply address is a good idea. The reply address is now groupname+invite+....

Thanks,
Mark

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
I sent invitations to all the folks on a  couple of other groups that I'm closing down to use this site.  It seems that a lot of them thought they were spam because the From address was Invite and a string of numbers (I think).  What about having it come from groupname+owner or something similar?  Maybe create groupname+invite for dealing with them?  I don't know if it had anything to do with that, but lots of folks, especially with Yahoo email (directly or via Verizon or other partners), had them go into the spam bucket.  I'd like to get as many folks moved over here as I can.  The first 2 groups had a 90% or better move rate, so I'm hopeful.

Thanks,
Duane






locked Re: The home page

Steph <hsrsp@...>
 

2nd option.

Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:30 PM
Subject: [beta] The home page

Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark


locked Re: The home page

Michael Capelle <michael.capelle@...>
 

hello, i prefer the second option.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Fletcher" <markf@corp.groups.io>
To: <beta@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:30 PM
Subject: [beta] The home page


Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented
when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make
the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd
move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into
each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark


locked The home page

 

Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark


locked Invitations - From address

Duane
 

I sent invitations to all the folks on a couple of other groups that I'm closing down to use this site. It seems that a lot of them thought they were spam because the From address was Invite and a string of numbers (I think). What about having it come from groupname+owner or something similar? Maybe create groupname+invite for dealing with them? I don't know if it had anything to do with that, but lots of folks, especially with Yahoo email (directly or via Verizon or other partners), had them go into the spam bucket. I'd like to get as many folks moved over here as I can. The first 2 groups had a 90% or better move rate, so I'm hopeful.

Thanks,
Duane


locked Re: HTML code in posts

 

It is an embed, Mark.   The code is :

<iframe width="500" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col3+from+1FeKHeJC3zmNRKIpnwzGhY5bAO372rFFXq8dL7pnX&amp;viz=MAP&amp;h=false&amp;lat=54.925868720004516&amp;lng=-1.9801368187499975&amp;t=1&amp;z=5&amp;l=col3&amp;y=2&amp;tmplt=2&amp;hml=GEOCODABLE"></iframe>


I've got it into a Wiki page, where it works fine.   When I tried to put it in a post, I pressed the button for code view, and pasted it in underneath the code for the message.   When I went out of code view, I could see the map woring well in the post.   But when I pressed Send, the code was then completely stripped out of the post.   Perhaps that's correct!   I see it can be put in the description (Alan Crease, one of my members, e-mailed you) and I'll try that when I have time.

It may be OK just to have it in a Woki page!

Regards

Alastair


locked Updates to Trello

Beta Integration <beta+integration@...>
 


locked New comment

Beta Integration <beta+integration@...>
 

[Beta] New comment on card "Create a system to merge multiple Trello and Github integration notifications received within a short period of time into one email." by Mark Fletcher:

Done and integrated for Trello notifications. Github notifications still need to be integrated.


locked Re: HTML code in posts

Duane
 

I've been working with him offline. What he's trying to do is create a post online, in html mode, inserting code on the code view, and it doesn't show up when posted in the group. He's using an <iframe on the inserted material.

Duane


locked Re: HTML code in posts

 

Alastair,

Can you give us some more information? What code are you inserting into the message. If it's an <embed> or an <object>, many email programs won't display that (and we don't display those in the archives either).

Thanks,
Mark

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:30 PM, Alastair Sharp <alastair.sharp@...> wrote:

When I add code into a posting to generate an active picture,    When I check the post before sending, it works OK, but, after sending,  the code disappears!   Should this happen?   Is there another way of embedding code somewhere?

Regards,

Alastair Sharp (U3A German Group Owner)



locked Site Updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site today:

  • NEW: Added 'Save Without Sending' option to message edit screen, for moderators only.
  • NEW: Display aliases when viewing a group member's subscription.

Cheers, Mark