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locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Maria,

          My testing was done using beta as the group.  The only time I get duplicates is when my subscription is "All Messages", "always want" is active, and I originate a post via e-mail.  If I originate the post via web everything goes as expected.

          I turned off both "All Messages" and "always want" last night at the termination of my diagnostic experiments.  
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Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

Maria
 

Just played around with this with one of our gmail accounts to see if what I see is helpful.

I have "i always want copies..." clicked in the profile.

I tried:

- With Daily Digest selected as the email delivery setting, sent a post from web and from email and didn't get a copy in the inbox

- With All Messages selected as the email delivery setting, sent a post from web and from email, I get one email in the inbox which seems like the one delivered from groups.io as it says it's from "me" in the inbox and when you view the email it says "name" via groups.io . It says "new" and the counter goes up by +1

- With No Email set as the preference, sent a post via web and via email and received nothing in the inbox

Maybe I am doing something wrong, or didn't follow this thread close enough and my test is N/A - or my gmail inbox is set up differently...but I'm actually not getting duplicates nor copies of the sent messages in the gmail inbox. I'm using the gmail web interface.

Maria



locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

Brian,

On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 06:11 am, Brian Vogel wrote:

I have two copies in my inbox

Me, too. Both are announced as new incoming messages, they both land in the inbox, and the conversation thread is bumped up for both of them. So if I send a single message, the conversation thread count in email is "2." That's unlike the usual behavior for gmail in posting to a mailing list. In that case the message does appear in the inbox (as well as the sent folder), but only unobtrusively as the conversation proceeds, and it is only counted as one message in the thread, not two. This is two distinct, incoming messages.

I'm going to run some more tests this morning in my test group. So far, it has been flakey this morning and not happening consistently. I see why Mark was unable to reproduce it. 
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locked Re: Reminder for "Following Only" Digest/Email Recipients that there are more/new topics?

Maria
 

I see that the individual emails (not digests) have info on them such as:

"You receive all messages sent to this group.
You automatically follow any threads you start or reply to"

Just adding that to this thread to be thorough - I am not sure what these say when you are not set to receive ALL messages?

Maria


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 02:05 am, Laurence Taylor wrote:
You don't _receive_ duplicate messages when posting from Gmail;

For the record:  Yes, I do receive duplicate messages.  I have two copies in my inbox plus the expected item in sent mail.

I've been using e-mail since the 1980s.  I can accurately describe what I'm observing.
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Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray


locked Reminder for "Following Only" Digest/Email Recipients that there are more/new topics?

Maria
 

I was looking at one of my test accounts; one that is set to receive digests of only topics that are specifically being followed, and I was wondering if there is any way to automatically remind recipients of digests and emails who have  the "only following" setting that there are more/new topics to pick from within the message archive?

This ties in to my concerns about the "following only" option and the description in the advanced preferences area (https://groups.io/g/beta/thread/2069633#9060) but tackles it from another angle.

If someone sets their advance preferences in a way that they didn't intend to, or if they forget they were set to "following" only, it would be great for the digest to automatically remind them that they are set for "following only" and that they can visit the web archive to see/follow all/other new topics. It took me a few minutes to realize why I hadn't gotten a digest in that test email account in a few days and then when i found the last one, it only had one post, and then i remembered I was using it to test this feature.

Even if people had intentionally set themselves to "following" only, I think it would be a nice idea to remind folks that there are more topics to follow. Seeing a digest with only a few posts could give an impression that a group isn't active (when it actually is). Maybe you've forgotten about your settings and haven't visited the web interface for a while... I am concerned that this could give a false perception which in turn could affect group participation.

Currently the Digest says: "This is a digest for xxxx @ groups.io. Change Your Subscription"

Maybe if the digest is for someone who is "following only" or similar, it could say:

"This is a digest for xxx @groups.io. There are xxx new topics in your group. Follow New Threads and Hashtags, Change Your Subscription"

(where "follow new threads/hashtags" would link to "all messages" and "new" refers to in past 24 hours")

or

"This is a digest for topics/hashtags you are following on xxx @ groups.io. Change Your Subscription, Follow New Threads."

or in an individual email:

"You are following this thread/hashtag on xxx @ groups.io. Change Your Subscription, Follow New Threads and Hashtags."

Or maybe there can be a section at the bottom of the messages followed - but before the footer - that lists linkified titles only of all new topics in the past 24 hours. A "More recent topics: Please click here to follow them" section that brings you to the "all messages" section where you can read and/or start to follow them.

Maria





locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

ps There's something else I just noticed: the behavior only occurs is my admin group and my test group (both of which I own), but not my main group ( which I also own) or the beta group. In fact, none of it happens in my main group or beta, and in those two groups distinctly, I don't receive my messages if the box is not checked. I'm the two 'problematic' groups, I receive the copies no matter which method I post, and I distinctly get two duplicate incoming messages when the box is checked and I post from email. The admin group is also the group where I had the member complaint.

In a weird way, the inconsistent behavior makes it worse because I can't do one or the other. If I uncheck the box, I don't get messages from sons groups. But if I check it, I get duplicates in two of them. Can you think of what might be different between the groups? I use the same email for all of them.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2016, at 3:33 AM, J_Olivia Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com> wrote:

typo - artifact, not arid act

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2016, at 3:31 AM, J_Olivia Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks. I used to assume that it was the sent message plus the incoming message, but I eventually rejected that idea. I've seen the behavior you describe in other mailing lists I'm on and it's completely different. In what you describe, the 'sent' message simply appears within the message thread. It does not conspicuously arrive, on its own, into the inbox as it does here; gmail doesn't announce that there's a new message, as it does here; and gmail does not add 1 to the thread counter, as it does here. So I'm perplexed. You might still be right. As I said, I am very ignorant when it comes to the workings of email. But this walks like a duck (incoming message) and that's what I have to call it. Plus, it only appears when the box is checked, so the duplicate seems to be an arid act of the Grouis.io workaround.

There are now three people whom I personally know of who have experienced this - me, Brian, and the one group member of mine who complained. Wondering if there are others?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2016, at 2:05 AM, Laurence Taylor <g7mzh@gmx.co.uk> wrote:

You don't _receive_ duplicate messages when posting from Gmail; one is the
message you sent, and in most mail reders would be in the "sent" folder.
Gmail puts these in with the incoming emails. The duplicate is the one
received via the reflector (if you select that option).

If you read your mail offline with an email client on your PC, none of this
applies and Gmail behaves the same as any other provider.

Perhaps there is a case for Groups.io to issue a new message ID for every
post and forget about the option.


--
rgds
LAurence
<><


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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

typo - artifact, not arid act

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2016, at 3:31 AM, J_Olivia Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks. I used to assume that it was the sent message plus the incoming message, but I eventually rejected that idea. I've seen the behavior you describe in other mailing lists I'm on and it's completely different. In what you describe, the 'sent' message simply appears within the message thread. It does not conspicuously arrive, on its own, into the inbox as it does here; gmail doesn't announce that there's a new message, as it does here; and gmail does not add 1 to the thread counter, as it does here. So I'm perplexed. You might still be right. As I said, I am very ignorant when it comes to the workings of email. But this walks like a duck (incoming message) and that's what I have to call it. Plus, it only appears when the box is checked, so the duplicate seems to be an arid act of the Grouis.io workaround.

There are now three people whom I personally know of who have experienced this - me, Brian, and the one group member of mine who complained. Wondering if there are others?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2016, at 2:05 AM, Laurence Taylor <g7mzh@gmx.co.uk> wrote:

You don't _receive_ duplicate messages when posting from Gmail; one is the
message you sent, and in most mail reders would be in the "sent" folder.
Gmail puts these in with the incoming emails. The duplicate is the one
received via the reflector (if you select that option).

If you read your mail offline with an email client on your PC, none of this
applies and Gmail behaves the same as any other provider.

Perhaps there is a case for Groups.io to issue a new message ID for every
post and forget about the option.


--
rgds
LAurence
<><


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

Thanks. I used to assume that it was the sent message plus the incoming message, but I eventually rejected that idea. I've seen the behavior you describe in other mailing lists I'm on and it's completely different. In what you describe, the 'sent' message simply appears within the message thread. It does not conspicuously arrive, on its own, into the inbox as it does here; gmail doesn't announce that there's a new message, as it does here; and gmail does not add 1 to the thread counter, as it does here. So I'm perplexed. You might still be right. As I said, I am very ignorant when it comes to the workings of email. But this walks like a duck (incoming message) and that's what I have to call it. Plus, it only appears when the box is checked, so the duplicate seems to be an arid act of the Grouis.io workaround.

There are now three people whom I personally know of who have experienced this - me, Brian, and the one group member of mine who complained. Wondering if there are others?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2016, at 2:05 AM, Laurence Taylor <g7mzh@gmx.co.uk> wrote:

You don't _receive_ duplicate messages when posting from Gmail; one is the
message you sent, and in most mail reders would be in the "sent" folder.
Gmail puts these in with the incoming emails. The duplicate is the one
received via the reflector (if you select that option).

If you read your mail offline with an email client on your PC, none of this
applies and Gmail behaves the same as any other provider.

Perhaps there is a case for Groups.io to issue a new message ID for every
post and forget about the option.


--
rgds
LAurence
<><


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

Laurence Taylor
 

You don't _receive_ duplicate messages when posting from Gmail; one is the
message you sent, and in most mail reders would be in the "sent" folder.
Gmail puts these in with the incoming emails. The duplicate is the one
received via the reflector (if you select that option).

If you read your mail offline with an email client on your PC, none of this
applies and Gmail behaves the same as any other provider.

Perhaps there is a case for Groups.io to issue a new message ID for every
post and forget about the option.


--
rgds
LAurence
<><


locked Re: RSVPs

Sue
 

Hi Mark,

Many thanks. It now takes me back to the home page of the sub group.
A couple of thoughts. Because it took me back to the home page without any confirming message that my response had been noted, I had to go back in to the event to double check it had worked this time.
Also perhaps the button could be renamed to say 'confirm' or 'save' once the response has been selected.
Thank you,
Sue

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locked Re: Ability to Bookmark Posts within the Interface

 

ps In response to this issue in general, I'd remember the town of Hamlin as a cautionary tale.:-)

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 11, 2016, at 5:22 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

Mark,

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 03:39 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

I always want to hear ideas for new features. And to quote myself from my mid-year update (see https://groups.io/g/beta/message/8656): I have said in the past that I was wary (Shal!) of adding new settings because I feared the site was getting too complicated. I've had a little bit of a change of heart with that.

Thanks for the clarification. I guess it's open season, in that case!

Also: what happened to the setting for fig leafs? I thought that was one you'd decided to implement. 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Ability to Bookmark Posts within the Interface

 

Mark,

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 03:39 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

I always want to hear ideas for new features. And to quote myself from my mid-year update (see https://groups.io/g/beta/message/8656): I have said in the past that I was wary (Shal!) of adding new settings because I feared the site was getting too complicated. I've had a little bit of a change of heart with that.

Thanks for the clarification. I guess it's open season, in that case!

Also: what happened to the setting for fig leafs? I thought that was one you'd decided to implement. 
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

Mark,

Is "always want copies" the default when someone creates a new account? If so, I will know to preemptively explain to new members that if they get duplicate emails they have to go in and turn it off. Thanks.
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

I guess the "solution" is to tell anybody who's getting duplicate messages to turn off "always want copies." 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

Huh. Strange. Well, I'm not going to worry too much about it. 

Thanks,
Mark

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 4:21 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
p.s. Mine only do it in email, and it's purple, not red. 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.



locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

p.s. Mine only do it in email, and it's purple, not red. 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

Brian,

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 04:14 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:

         You'll notice on the web interface that my message that starts out, "Based on my testing results" from 6:26 PM is in deep red.  My original e-mail message uses a different font,

Yes, found it. Curioser and curioser, because mine do the color-change thing only in the email version that I get. I always wondered why some of your posts were in color! 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

J,

         You'll notice on the web interface that my message that starts out, "Based on my testing results" from 6:26 PM is in deep red.  My original e-mail message uses a different font, but in this color, and the color but not the font is carried over to the web posting of the original e-mail message.

          I don't know how, if, or whether this applies in any way to your purple text, but wanted to point it out.

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Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray


locked Re: Possible bug with "I always want copies of my own messages"? #bug

 

Right. And for another clue, although I have no idea what this means: one of them is always purple (like when you copy and paste something) and the other one is normal font.

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 4:10 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

And just for clarity, I get the duplicate if and only if the original message is submitted via e-mail, not via the web interface.  My situation is pretty much precisely as J describes.


--
Brian

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.  ~ Bill Gray



--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

It's dumb to buy smart water.