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moderated Groups.io down for maintenance -- all work is lost! #bug

Andy
 

I just edited a reply, clicked "Send", and got a message back on my screen saying that Groups.io is temporarily down for maintenance and should be back by 1am Pacific time (which is either 5+ hours ago, or I need to wait another 18 hours until tomorrow).

WTF?

My draft is gone.  There is nothing in Drafts.  I re-loaded and there still is nothing?!?

Pardon my French, but -- WTF?

Andy


moderated Re: Web/App notifications mean emails are not necessary #misc

Duane
 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 03:13 PM, Andy Wedge wrote:
Is there any alternative or anything in the pipeline that would allow a greater separation between app notifications and emails?
I think the capability is built, just not available to members.  The Member Notifications for Messages (in their Subscription options) would work like the Moderator Notifications where we can select to receive them: 1) Email and web/app, 2) Email only, 3) Web/App only, or 4) None.  (The current options for Members are Web/App Notifications or None.)  Your members would choose 3, along with their other preferences for messages.  The only difficulty I see is that if they choose None, it would effectively be No Email.  Maybe remove the None option for Members?

Duane


moderated Re: Web/App notifications mean emails are not necessary #misc

Andy
 

Andy, maybe I'm a dummy, but I fail to understand what you are talking about.

I THINK you're saying that you created a (3rd party) App which is not part of Groups.io, and its purpose is to receive emails from a group, and present them to the member in a form other than email.  I think you are asking for a way for Groups.io to continue feeding those emails to your App, but not send them to the member in the form of emails.  How badly have I misunderstood?

On the off-hand chance that I actually understood, then I see 3 choices.  (1) Ask Mark to add a new feature to Groups.io to send group messages specifically to your App (or to some class of Apps of which yours is one), and let the user select whether to receive messages through that new port, or emails, or both, or neither.  (2) Let the user set up their email system to automatically delete emails from the group.  Gmail lets you do that.  (3) Tell the member to subscribe twice, set their normal groupts.io account to No Email, and let the other account send messages to your App.

I think you've left us somewhat in a fog about your App and that may be part of the problem with your question.

Regards,
Andy (the other one)


moderated Re: Web/App notifications mean emails are not necessary #misc

Andy Wedge
 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:07 PM, Christos Psarras wrote:
What about selecting Special Notices instead of a digest? Provided SNs are used infrequently in a group, it's pretty much No Email.
That's my point. If you select special notices then you only receive notifications about those emails. The request was to receive notifications via the app about other messages but not the emails themselves.

Regards
Andy


moderated Re: Web/App notifications mean emails are not necessary #misc

 

On 2021-09-30 16:01, Andy Wedge via groups.io wrote:
As far as I can see, the simplest thing a member can do to still receive notifications via the app but reduce email traffic is to select one of the digest formats.
What about selecting Special Notices instead of a digest? Provided SNs are used infrequently in a group, it's pretty much No Email.

Cheers,
Christos


moderated Re: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
You can always see why they’re in the list by the “history” column. 
And of course, you can sort by that column to make that easier.
 
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moderated Re: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 01:23 PM, Bob Bellizzi wrote:
Me too, I vote with you Julie, I mean Catlady <g>
No idea what you're talking about. My name is not Julie anyway. But your "vote" is welcome.
 
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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: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

Bob Bellizzi
 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I “vote” for keeping it as is and ignoring what you’re not interested in.
Me too, I vote with you Julie, I mean Catlady <g>

 
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moderated Web/App notifications mean emails are not necessary #misc

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

I've been pushing use the of app to my group members and it has had a positive response. I've had comments saying that as they get the notifications they need and read messages via the app, how do they stop the email delivery? From their point of view, the email is redundant now. I did some testing and realised that notifications are only sent in cases where Groups.io emails you the text of a message at some point so that means if you have subscription settings of Individual Messages, either of the Digest formats or Special Notices.  If you have a Daily Summary, the text of messages is not included so no notifications are sent for messages that would be listed in the summary. I have the 'No email' option disabled in my group so I expect you don't get them then either.  As far as I can see, the simplest thing a member can do to still receive notifications via the app but reduce email traffic is to select one of the digest formats.

Is there any alternative or anything in the pipeline that would allow a greater separation between app notifications and emails?

Thanks
Andy


moderated Re: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

 

It currently includes all “members” who were rejected. I would definitely like to keep those in this list, or some list, no matter what it’s called. And there are other situations involving the way this is set up internally. I think it would would require a major revamp in order not to mess up some of those other things (which I can’t list at the top of my head right now). I “vote” for keeping it as is and ignoring what you’re not interested in. You can always see why they’re in the list by the “history” column. 


On Sep 30, 2021, at 12:35 PM, Andy <AI.egrps+io@...> wrote:

Hmm.  I have a use for seeing who are Past members.  I believe I have no reason to see a list of others who are not Past members.

I vote for keeping the name the same ("Past" members) and changing how it works so that it fits the name.

Andy

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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: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

Andy
 

Hmm.  I have a use for seeing who are Past members.  I believe I have no reason to see a list of others who are not Past members.

I vote for keeping the name the same ("Past" members) and changing how it works so that it fits the name.

Andy


moderated Re: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:24 PM, Mike Hanauer wrote:
I can't find an option to see past members.
It's not available to basic groups.
 
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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: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

Mike Hanauer
 

I can't find an option to see past members.

Where is that? Is it not in all versions?

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On Thursday, September 30, 2021, 03:19:29 PM EDT, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:


There are several anomalies along these lines. I think every email address that ever had some kind of record in the group is called a "past" member. It might be good to find another word besides "past," but I'd have to think about what it could be.
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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: Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

 

There are several anomalies along these lines. I think every email address that ever had some kind of record in the group is called a "past" member. It might be good to find another word besides "past," but I'd have to think about what it could be.
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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 Non-members becoming Past members? #misc

Andy
 

Groups.io lets you ban an email address even if it does not belong to a current group member.  From time to time I ban addresses of people who are not my group's members yet.  OK, maybe I am abusing the "ban" function.  I'm trying to either make sure they can't join, or trying to give the hint that their repeated messages are not wanted.  Recently I did some house-cleaning and un-banned some addresses that I realized were temporary.

To my surprise, those un-banned addresses now appear as Past Members, even though they never were members.

This doesn't seem right.

The other thing is that some banned members who WERE group members, do not show up as Past Members.

Andy
(who realizes someone should probably break the "Ban User" button on his computer)


moderated Attachment fails with special character in file name #bug

Samuel Murrayy
 

Hello

I this message:
https://groups.io/g/zalang/message/65905
...I sent an attachment to a list with this file name:
1983, Potgieter en Prozesky, 8 pages - Verklarende woordelys van terme in die molekulêre biologie
and the attachment's link is broken.

In the mail that I received in my e-mail program, I see this in the footer:

Attachments:
en Prozesky, 8 pages - Verklarende woordelys van terme in die molekul&#65533;re biologie.pdf: https://groups.io/g/zalang/attachment/65905/2

The character ê is not that unusual.  Surely this wouldn't be the problem?

Samuel


moderated Re: Count mod-edited approval as an approved message #suggestion

Andy
 

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 02:12 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Please send me off-list the email addresses of the members involved and the subjects of the emails, and I'll investigate.

Done.

Andy


moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 01:21 PM, Christos Psarras wrote:
Oh, you mean it says "new subject" now?
 
Oh no, sorry about that, it's what I used in my testing
Well, that's a possibly useful addition to the log entry, namely, include the fact that it's a new topic by virtue of a change of subject via email. In my case, I couldn't understand at first why the message threaded in email to the group member's old topic, but didn't thread in the group. We explicitly try to get group members not to do this (it's in our guidelines, not that anyone reads them....)
 
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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: Site updates #changelog

 


>>>Oh, you mean it says "new subject" now?
 
Oh no, sorry about that, it's what I used in my testing for this issue for visual ID help when looking at the topics, I guess I could have edited it a bit before posting. 

I also didn't realize the log entry was already there, I guess I missed it, the lighting in the cave is awful.



moderated Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 12:35 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
NEW SUBJECT in reply message
Oh, you mean it says "new subject" now? I don't know if that was happening before. The part about "set to moderate the first message in a topic and this message is starting a new topic" was already there. Which, I agree, is great. It's just missing "QED." ;)
 
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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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