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locked Re: Site updates #changelog

 

Thanks. :-)


locked Re: Site updates #changelog

 

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:56 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

On the custom welcome message in the group transfer, did you mean to say "to all new members" or "to all members"? If "all new members," by "new" do you mean any member who was not already in the io group at the time of the transfer?

It gets sent to all people who are added to the group during the transfer that were not already members. 

Mark


locked Re: Site updates #changelog

 

Mark,

On the custom welcome message in the group transfer, did you mean to say "to all new members" or "to all members"? If "all new members," by "new" do you mean any member who was not already in the io group at the time of the transfer?

Thanks, and have a nice weekend!

J



locked Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site the past few days:

  • BUGFIX: For NuM members, display the Approve & Unmoderate button in the pending message view.
  • BUGFIX: Viewing emailed photos on anything other than the first page, clicking the photo would display the incorrect one.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed deadlock issue on uploading multiple photos.
  • NEW: Added 'Resend pending membership notice' option when viewing pending subscribers.
  • BUGFIX: In photo albums, display the current sort. When deleting or updating a photo, return to the current album page.
  • BUGFIX: In Find Groups, fix paging when looking at groups by starting letter.
  • NEW: Always display email address in pending message page.
  • BUGFIX: Fix display of plain text emails, we were removing some blank lines. Also improved text2html, less spacing around quoted parts.
  • NEW: Launched database in beta.
  • SYSADMIN: Changed how code is deployed.
  • NEW: For group transfers, if you have a custom welcome message, that will be sent to all new members.

Have a good weekend everybody!

Mark


locked Re: Notification to member of Role changes #suggestion

Judy F.
 

I totally agree Dano.

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: D R Stinson [mailto:dano@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 11:38 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Notification to member of Role changes #members #suggestions

 

> It appears that members are not sent any notification when a moderator

> changes their Role. I think perhaps there should be.

 

I would rather this be a moderator's option. There are some posters we'd as soon think they're still moderated. They're much more thoughtful and careful about following group rules when they're moderated. Unmoderated, they seem to revert back to their own sloppy ways. There are a number of reasons why someone might want to change a moderator's abilities without coming out and saying something. Yeah, it's a little dysfunctional, but then, groups aren't democracies and sometimes quiet things work best for the owner.

 

Dano


locked Re: Notification to member of Role changes #suggestion

 

> It appears that members are not sent any notification when a moderator

> changes their Role. I think perhaps there should be.

 

I would rather this be a moderator's option. There are some posters we'd as soon think they're still moderated. They're much more thoughtful and careful about following group rules when they're moderated. Unmoderated, they seem to revert back to their own sloppy ways. There are a number of reasons why someone might want to change a moderator's abilities without coming out and saying something. Yeah, it's a little dysfunctional, but then, groups aren't democracies and sometimes quiet things work best for the owner.

 

Dano


locked Join flow without password

 

In "Re: [beta] "P" next to member name" Brenda wrote:

My attempt to join GMF cold, as someone not already having an io
account, brought up this message:
**********************************
"To join any groups you must log in below. ...
************************************
So I can understand the confusion if someone is trying to join a group,
but doesn't understand that they can subscribe without a password, since
it states when clicking the "join this group" button that they "must log
in below" and lists Email address and password.
https://groups.io/g/beta/message/4960

You stepped right into an issue that caused a rather lengthy thread or two about the join process. I believe that's part of what Mark's intending to fix in his early 2016 roadmap.
https://groups.io/g/beta/thread/join_group_flow/269647
https://groups.io/g/beta/thread/suggestion_make_subscription/240853

As things stand, the way to join email-only is to use the email +subscribe command. The web interface assumes you want access to the group's members-only web pages (for which a password is required).


-- Shal
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum


locked Relative versus absolute date/time #suggestion

 

Mark,

Elsewhere Duane said:

I use https://groups.io/ to see if there are any pending posts or
members on any of my groups. Once that's taken care of, I click on the
All button to the left. That brings up a list of the threads of all the
groups I'm in, newest first, so I can scroll down and start reading
around the time I was last on. This is where it would be really nice to
have the date and time instead of 'x minutes ago' or 'y hours ago'.
So, how about wherever a relative time is shown, provide a hover text with the absolute date/time (user's time zone, of course)?

Bonus: a profile option to swap those (display absolute, tool-tip the relative time), or
https://trello.com/c/sAS6woCj/4-date-format-in-profiles

-- Shal
p.s.: http://xkcd.com/1179/


locked Re: "P" next to member name

Nightowl >8#
 

Hi Shal,

My attempt to join GMF cold, as someone not already having an io account, brought up this message:
**********************************
"To join any groups you must log in below. If you haven't already registered with Groups.io you can register now by entering your email address below and choosing a new password that you will use to log in to Groups.io."
Email address:
Password:
Passwords must be at least 6 characters long.
************************************
So I can understand the confusion if someone is trying to join a group, but doesn't understand that they can subscribe without a password, since it states when clicking the "join this group" button that they "must log in below" and lists Email address and password.
**********************************

Can you explain this or can Mark? I thought there would be an option for e-mail subscribing only, but I don't see it if it's there.

Brenda


locked Photos feature wish list

weebeequilting <weebee.1@...>
 

The members of my group would very much like the capability to add comments to other people's photos like we could in Yahoo.


Janice Bahrt


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

James Homuth
 

Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. The feed URL is entirely public. If
members don't want to receive that RSS feed, they can tell their reader of
choice not to follow that RSS feed. You don't need to be a member of the
list to follow it, after all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: January-08-16 7:44 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

Hello James,
I'll try to clarify, assuming I'm getting it? :) Have the ability to disable
RSS individually, just like mail delivery.

----- Original Message -----
From: James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com>
To: beta@groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016 12:15 am
Subject: Re: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion



That... Doesn't, I don't think, clear up the suggestion any.
*confused*

-----Original Message-----
From: Armando Vias [mailto:armando.l.vias@gmail.com]
Sent: January-08-16 6:59 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

I don't know. If a member of my group asks to not receive any RSS
Feeds, there should be an option for that member to not receive RSS Feeds.






Sent from a Braille Sense


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hello James,
I'll try to clarify, assuming I'm getting it? :) Have the ability to disable RSS individually, just like mail delivery.

----- Original Message -----
From: James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com>
To: beta@groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016 12:15 am
Subject: Re: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion



That... Doesn't, I don't think, clear up the suggestion any. *confused*

-----Original Message-----
From: Armando Vias [mailto:armando.l.vias@gmail.com]
Sent: January-08-16 6:59 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

I don't know. If a member of my group asks to not receive any RSS Feeds,
there should be an option for that member to not receive RSS Feeds.






Sent from a Braille Sense


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

 

Armando,

The default is for feed posts to be tagged with #feed. If that's the case for your groups, your subscriber could just mute that tag.

Cheers,
Mark


On Friday, January 8, 2016, Armando Vias <armando.l.vias@...> wrote:
Hi.  I have a suggestion.  Can you put an option to not receive RSS Feeds for a specific member?




locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

James Homuth
 

That... Doesn't, I don't think, clear up the suggestion any. *confused*

-----Original Message-----
From: Armando Vias [mailto:armando.l.vias@gmail.com]
Sent: January-08-16 6:59 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

I don't know. If a member of my group asks to not receive any RSS Feeds,
there should be an option for that member to not receive RSS Feeds.


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

Armando Vias <armando.l.vias@...>
 

I don't know. If a member of my group asks to not receive any RSS Feeds, there should be an option for that member to not receive RSS Feeds.


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

James Homuth
 

I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean not allowing a member to subscribe to the
list's RSS feed? That feed's public, so I'm not sure how that would be
implemented.

-----Original Message-----
From: Armando Vias [mailto:armando.l.vias@gmail.com]
Sent: January-08-16 5:00 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: [beta] Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

Hi. I have a suggestion. Can you put an option to not receive RSS Feeds
for a specific member?


locked Re: Photos Bug?

 

Janice,

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 7:55 AM, weebeequilting <weebee.1@...> wrote:

I renamed two photos in an album with many other photos.  Now, when I click on that photo to get to the editing page, a totally different photo appears.  For instance, when the photo I want appears first in the thumbnail position and I click on it, the photo which is last in the thumbnail position appears on my screen ready to be edited.  It happens with both of the photos I edited.  If the edited photo is in second position, when I click on it, the photo in next to last position appears.  I have tried different ways of sorting and it still does it.  I cannot get the correct picture to appear when clicking on it


Please let me know if you still see this bug; I did quite a lot of work in the photos section today.

I'm still trying to find a good solution to the problem where different albums have titles of different lengths, which causes the albums to be spaced poorly.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Importing images from Yahoo

 

I'm sure this has been mentioned somewhere before, but I've just joined groups.io so please forgive me.  

I am considering moving a small group (currently 340-ish members, 19,000-odd posts over 18 years) from Yahoo. I know the posts and memberships can be transferred, but are there any tools/facilities/suggestions regarding the transfer of images. There are some files and databases that I will want to transfer too, but theses are relatively few, and I can handle those manually.

I am considering moving a small group (currently 340-ish members, 19,000-odd posts over 18 years) from Yahoo. I know the posts and memberships can be transferred automatically, but are there any tools/facilities/suggestions regarding the transfer of images? There are some files and databases that I will want to transfer too, but theses are relatively few, and I can handle those manually. The photos, however, are a much bigger job.  

Thanks in Anticipation

Martyn





locked Re: Photos suggestion

 

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM, weebeequilting <weebee.1@...> wrote:

Today, I added many photos to albums I have created in my test group. During the process, I had to delete duplicates I accidentally added.  After deleting one photo, the view returns to the first photo in the album.  Two of my albums had more than 100 photos.  It would be very handy if, when deleting a photo, you are returned to the same spot in the album rather than being sent to the first picture in the album.


I just pushed several improvements to photos. The current sort is now displayed. Also, after updating or deleting a photo, you're returned to the current page in the album. Finally, long photo names are chopped to preserve sizing of the photo box (if the names wrapped lines, that could screw up the photo placement algorithm, leading to lots of empty space).

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: To Mark -- total post count

Duane
 

Try clicking on Message View at the top. Works for me.

Duane