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locked can't delete "description" of a file or file folder #bug

 

Removing the description from a file or file folder doesn't work.

What does work:

1. Editing a description of a file or a file folder, as long as you don't completely delete it - this works fine.

2. Uploading a file, or creating a folder, with no description to begin with - this also works fine.

What doesn't work:

Removing an existing description from a file or folder.

(This is completely reproducible. But for reference, right now I would like to remove the word "test" from the file "What to Expect" in the group Feline_Smallcell_Lymphoma, and it won't go away.)

J



locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

 

dg,

Okay - still not sure what the big deal of it is -
It isn't really a big deal. But if you're a member of a lot of low-activity groups, or like to read a lot of blogs, it can be handy to set up all their feeds in a reader or aggregator, and thereby get a single digest that contains any recent messages from all those different sources.

RSS wouldn't really be appropriate, in my opinion, for keeping up with a very busy email list. For that a conventional digest from that list is probably the better choice.

but it sounds like the answer for the OP is to tell the member to just
not enable it?
I'm not sure, but Mark may have addressed the actual question.

One of the available Integrations in a group is to post messages from an RSS feed (or maybe more than one). For example, if I had a blog where I post major articles, I could integrate its RSS feed to my group. This would cause a "blurb" (digest) of the article to be posted in the group whenever I make a new blog post. That might be appropriate if the blog and the group are on the same topic, and it might be a better way of having a user community comment on your blog than using the blog service's comment mechanism.

So if the OP's group has such an integration, then there may have been a member hoping to not receive the RSS "blurbs". Muting the #feed hashtag would be a solution for that.

-- Shal


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

 

On 1/9/2016 1:42 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
RSS is something you must set up in an RSS reader, or aggregator service, or other software. If you haven't done that, then you aren't getting one.
Okay - still not sure what the big deal of it is - but it
sounds like the answer for the OP is to tell the member to
just not enable it?

dg


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

 

dg,

I'm seriously old tech - and have never quite gotten what,
exactly, an "RSS feed" is.
Rich Site Summary (aka Really Simple Syndication) - it is a mechanism for new web page postings (primarily from blogs, but also messages from groups with public archives) to be delivered to you in a simple digest form.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS

If I am getting an "RSS feed" from Beta - what is it and
where is it going?
RSS is something you must set up in an RSS reader, or aggregator service, or other software. If you haven't done that, then you aren't getting one.

For what it's worth, Yahoo Groups once supported RSS feeds for groups with public archives, but that seems to have been lost with the Neo redesign.
http://web.archive.org/web/20130410111215/http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/GroupManagersForum/
There's a small orange RSS badge just above the message history table. If you have the Sage plug-in to Firefox (or another browser-based RSS reader) you can click that badge to see the digest of that group, at that time.

-- Shal


locked Re: Disable RSS Feeds for a Member suggestion

 

I'm seriously old tech - and have never quite gotten what,
exactly, an "RSS feed" is.

If I am a member of a group (beta), I have a choice of
email, digest, special notices, nomail (I think - I get
email, so that's the only one I know for sure.).

If I am getting an "RSS feed" from Beta - what is it and
where is it going?

If it is simply a notification - FB and Twit allow me to
turn notifications on or off per person (and "thread").
Plus my phone allows me to turn off notifications (and
assume any android phone does - and i or w phones or
tablets).

If it is more than a notification - then I would hope
it would follow the email choice options.

IOW, I agree that if a member is wanting to go noRSS
they could, just like noMail.

dg


locked Re: Collapsable messages

Ella Yu <ellaxyu@...>
 

I'm not crazy about that, but it can be implemented.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Leong" <@casebash
To: beta@groups.io
Date sent: Sat, 09 Jan 2016 05:36:27 -0800
Subject: [beta] Collapsable messages

In Gmail, you can click at the top of a message to be able to collapse it. I think that would be a very useful feature that allows you to navigate through a thread faster.


locked Collapsable messages

 

In Gmail, you can click at the top of a message to be able to collapse it. I think that would be a very useful feature that allows you to navigate through a thread faster.


locked Re: NEW: Unmoderate After

Duane
 

I'm not yet using this feature, but the more I think about it, the more I like the idea. A few questions:

1. Does editing a post also reset the number of approved posts counter?
2. Does the change of status get logged?
3. Is there a way for the owner/moderator to know how many posts remain for a member before the status change occurs?

Thanks,
Duane


locked Re: Join flow without password

Nightowl >8#
 

Shal Farley wrote:>>You stepped right into an issue that caused a rather lengthy thread or two about the join process...<<

Yep, I figured that out when it happened. So I think I'm going to wait before inviting people to come who haven't got that much tech savvy.

Please remember to send me an invite from your test group, so I can see what it's like to join by invitation.

Thanks!

Brenda


locked Re: email #suggestion

Green Fizzpops
 

Which is a bug Ella Yu? (1) Not being redirected to the Edit Subject page, or (2) No info visible on the Edit Subject page about what hashtags are available?

Green

On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Ella Yu <ellaxyu@...> wrote:
That's strange, and it's a bug that needs fixing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Green Fizzpops" <greenfizzpops@...
To: beta@groups.io
Date sent: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:17:39 -0800
Subject: [beta] #hashgtags email #suggestion

I set my test group to require hashtags.

In another, not-logged in, browser,I sent an email without a hashtag in the subject to my test group using my non-moderator test email address.

Two things:

(1)Since my test email address had not yet registered a password, clicking on the link I was sent to edit the subject, resulted in being redirected to the Please Sign In page. This is correct. I clicked on "Forgot password or don't have password". This went as expected. However, after I had registered I was not redirected back to the page for editing the subject and I could not find that page from the menu selections available to me. My suggestion is to, if at all possible, redirect back to the editing subject page if the users had to register before editing. Either that, or make navigating back to that page easy and obvious.

(2) I eventually went back to the email and clicked on the link in it again. When I started typing in a hashtag I realised that I didn't actually know which hashtags were available. and there is no dropdown on that page showing me what existing ones are. Is there some combination of group settings that does make a hashtag dropdown or something similar visible? If not, my suggestion is to provide some mechanism on that page for the user to see available hashtags.

Regards

Green






locked Re: Site updates #changelog

 

It would be nice if there was a test table

On 9 Jan 2016 5:02 pm, "J_catlady" <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Thanks. :-)


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