Date   

locked Re: Special Notices, it is done

 

Mark, take a look at the description of the Special Notices Only option on the Subscription page.  It is the same as the description of Replies Only.  At least it looks that way to me.  I'm sure that's a quick fix.


JohnF



locked Re: Special messages

 

On 1/16/2015 5:37 PM, CatWoman wrote:

Or do you have separators? And is there a (drat, forgot the term, been
away from programming too long)
And the memory comes back - escape character...

dg


locked Re: Special messages

 

On 1/16/2015 5:12 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
You can set your group up such that if a hashtag isn't included in the
subject, an error is returned, giving the option to edit the subject
line to include a hashtag without having to retype/resend the message.
You may just give LSoft a run for its money. At one time private folks
could have an LSoft server, but now it's only a few universities, AFAIK,
and a lot of even public places are using MailMan or Lyris (and probably
a few I don't know the name of).

If someone wants to use more than one hashtag/topic (I have to go back
to my cat list since it's the only LSoft list I'm active on these days),
for example #rescue and #catcare and #tails (story of cat coming around
and finally getting trapped and the trip to the vet etc., etc.,), how
are they handled in the subject?

LSoft is RESCUE, CATCARE, TAILS: Finally trapped that kitten factory!

Would it just be #rescue #catcare #tails Finally trapped . .

Or do you have separators? And is there a (drat, forgot the term, been
away from programming too long) symbol you could put in front of a "#"
in the subject so it can be used as a number sign? #rescue Got \#4!
Or just retrain ourselves to use #rescue Got number 4!

Diana


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

 

On 1/16/2015 5:10 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Already available. Groups can be listed or unlisted in the directory.
Their archives can be public or private (if the group is unlisted, the
archives are private).
Great!!!

Love it!

dg


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

Frances
 

Whoops! Sorry. I had forgotten.

I see it now in Settings, Privacy. (I had set mine up properly!)

So “Public Groups” is okay, I guess.
Should there be an extra bit of explanatory text? Unnecessary? Messy?

Frances

On Jan 16 15, at 8:10 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM, CatWoman <diana@...> wrote:

So, it should be an option to allow a private group to be visible in
searches or not.

 
Already available. Groups can be listed or unlisted in the directory. Their archives can be public or private (if the group is unlisted, the archives are private).

Thanks,
Mark


locked Re: Special messages

 

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 4:41 PM, CatWoman <diana@...> wrote:

Is there a limit to the number of hashtags a group can have?  Is it in
the subject line?  And if someone forgets to put in a hashtag, would the
default be that nobody sees it; everybody sees it; or like the "Other"
topic, there is a default hashtag that folks can opt into or out of (I
remember how long it took for people to get used to topics - and we
still have people who are unclear on how they work).

There are no limits on the number of hashtags. You can set your group up such that if a hashtag isn't included in the subject, an error is returned, giving the option to edit the subject line to include a hashtag without having to retype/resend the message.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

 

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM, CatWoman <diana@...> wrote:

So, it should be an option to allow a private group to be visible in
searches or not.

 
Already available. Groups can be listed or unlisted in the directory. Their archives can be public or private (if the group is unlisted, the archives are private).

Thanks,
Mark


locked Re: Special messages

 

On 1/16/2015 1:58 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:


This is a good use of hashtags. Create a hashtag for each subject. Then
set your group so that messages must include at least one hashtag, and
that members cannot create new hashtags. People will be able to mute (or
follow, depending on their subscription), whichever subjects they're
most interested in.
Okay - that would do the replacement of topics.

Is there a limit to the number of hashtags a group can have? Is it in
the subject line? And if someone forgets to put in a hashtag, would the
default be that nobody sees it; everybody sees it; or like the "Other"
topic, there is a default hashtag that folks can opt into or out of (I
remember how long it took for people to get used to topics - and we
still have people who are unclear on how they work).

dg


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

 

On 1/16/2015 1:33 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
I run a few very private (Yahoo) groups -- private in the sense that
membership is rigorously restricted and the resources (messages, files,
photos, etc.) are private (members only). Yet I want those groups to be
findable by the people who qualify for membership. If I had their
contact info already I might feel differently, but I need them to be
able to find the groups because I don't know how to find them.
But - Steve is right. I am owner of a couple of groups - no longer, or
never, on Yahoo - where it is a closed group of people, and the only way
in is for someone who is a member propose or ask about adding another
person. We then discuss it - and since usually the person is known by
the other members anyway, unless someone has some serious objection,
we then have the original proposer write and ask if the person wants to
be included.

So, it should be an option to allow a private group to be visible in
searches or not.

dg


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

Cacky B
 

Mine would not want to be findable. The people who qualify for membership in groups that I moderate or own learn about us through other sources. They then request membership directly. We do not wish to be listed in any publicly available list.
Cacky

On 1/16/2015 3:33 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
Steve,

wouldn't most "private" groups not even want to be "findable"?
Mine would.

I run a few very private (Yahoo) groups -- private in the sense that membership is rigorously restricted and the resources (messages, files, photos, etc.) are private (members only). Yet I want those groups to be findable by the people who qualify for membership. If I had their contact info already I might feel differently, but I need them to be able to find the groups because I don't know how to find them.

-- Shal




---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
http://www.avast.com


locked Special Notices, it is done

 

Ok, I flip flopped. I just pushed to the site the option for subscriptions to be set to special notices only. And there's a checkbox in the group post screen to indicate that a post is a special notice (only moderators/owners get the checkbox).

Mark


locked Re: Special messages

 

DG,

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 8:25 AM, CatWoman <diana@...> wrote:

There is a feature of LSoft that is probably the reason people still
use it when there are free options.

It is the ability to set up specific subjects (on one list, CATCARE,
RESCUE, TAILS, ADMIN and OTHER).  People can filter what they want to
see based on the subject.  OTHER is an "opt-in" to see what is sent
that has no subject, or a misspelled subject, etc.  ADMIN is like
special notices.


This is a good use of hashtags. Create a hashtag for each subject. Then set your group so that messages must include at least one hashtag, and that members cannot create new hashtags. People will be able to mute (or follow, depending on their subscription), whichever subjects they're most interested in.

Hope this helps.

Mark


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

 

Steve,

wouldn't most "private" groups not even want to be "findable"?
Mine would.

I run a few very private (Yahoo) groups -- private in the sense that membership is rigorously restricted and the resources (messages, files, photos, etc.) are private (members only). Yet I want those groups to be findable by the people who qualify for membership. If I had their contact info already I might feel differently, but I need them to be able to find the groups because I don't know how to find them.

-- Shal


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

Frances
 

Hi

If there is no special status for “private groups”, perhaps showing up in the directory of groups should be a tick box for the list-owner.

I would be happy for my private group, restricted archives to show up in the list. But I can see that some might not.

Frances

On Jan 16 15, at 4:19 PM, Steve Weinberg <steve.weinberg@mac.com> wrote:

wouldn't most "private" groups not even want to be "findable"? They would want to simply operate on the system anonymously for the benefit of their members. They would not need or want to be discoverable by others.

Steve

================================


On Jan 16, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Frances <travel@tansymews.ca> wrote:

Love that it shows how active the group is - “last post”..

All very useful.

Frances










locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

Frances
 

Hi Mark,

Do you need to change the label on the list of groups?
Some are restricted and private archives, but show up here in “Public Groups”.
I like that they show up in this list, though. 

Are there other groups that are “Private Groups” which won’t show up here?

Frances

On Jan 16 15, at 4:10 PM, Frances <travel@...> wrote:

Love that it shows how active the group is - “last post”.

All very useful.

Frances







locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

Steve Weinberg
 

wouldn't most "private" groups not even want to be "findable"? They would want to simply operate on the system anonymously for the benefit of their members. They would not need or want to be discoverable by others.

Steve

================================

On Jan 16, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Frances <travel@tansymews.ca> wrote:

Love that it shows how active the group is - “last post”.

All very useful.

Frances


locked Re: Find Group listing #suggestion

Frances
 

Love that it shows how active the group is - “last post”.

All very useful.

Frances


locked Re: Thank You

Cacky B
 

The thanks should be going in the other direction.  THANK YOU!
Cacky

On 1/16/2015 12:34 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hey Everyone,

It was a year ago this week that I started working on Groups.io. On this occasion, I wanted to say thanks for all the help that everyone here has given; Groups.io is infinitely better because of the input of everyone here.

Thanks,
Mark




This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com



locked Re: Thank You

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Hi Mark,
You're welcome for any help I could offer even though I only joined recently. It is brilliant no doubt about that and one of the best email groups service in terms of accessibility and usability and praying it stays that way unlike Yahoogroups or Googlegroups whose accessibility has deteriorated to the point it's so difficult to use it's not worth the time and hassle to try.

On 16 Jan 2015, at 18:34, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hey Everyone,

It was a year ago this week that I started working on Groups.io. On this occasion, I wanted to say thanks for all the help that everyone here has given; Groups.io is infinitely better because of the input of everyone here.

Thanks,
Mark


locked Thank You

 

Hey Everyone,

It was a year ago this week that I started working on Groups.io. On this occasion, I wanted to say thanks for all the help that everyone here has given; Groups.io is infinitely better because of the input of everyone here.

Thanks,
Mark