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moderated Allow Different Frequency for Guidelines Notice #suggestion

 

Just noticed the feature to send a Notice with Group Guidelines which I think is great. However, it appears that the only option for sending this on a recurring basis is to do so monthly. In our group, that might be considered excessive. It would be nice to be able to adjust this frequency with different options:
- Monthly
- Quarterly
- Annually

Thanks for your consideration.


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

Dave Sergeant
 

I am not sure what the Data Protection Officer or group owner can do
about all the copies of emails stored in members computers and web mail
all over the world. It is indeed impossible.

I am not sure that we are getting worked up with a situation that is
unlikely to occur anyway. Remember that in Europe (and elsewhere) we
already have a data protection act that covers storage of personal
information in computers. GDPR is tightening up on some things that may
need addressing but many things are unchanged. It is true that large
companies have to comply, just as they do with the existing rules, and
Mark has confirmed he will be compliant by the start date. Group owners
and their members, as well as the many clubs and societies that run
lists on here are a bit different. I am not aware of any email groups
or clubs and societies who have had issues with data protection and
needed to pay fines. I don't expect it will be any different under
GDPR.

People joining email lists, and having agreed to the relevant terms and
conditions, effectively agree to their details and other information
being stored within the group. Anything they put in their emails is
done voluntary and with the assumption they want it to be public to the
group. Clubs and societies and many other organisations have exemption
under the existing rules that if they only use the information for the
purpose of running the organisation they do not have to actually
register - this is continued under the new rules.

There is a lot of scaremongering going on at the moment, and I expect
that will continue. Cut through the scaremongering and nothing really
much is changing. Wait to see if one of our email lists is taken to
task by Brussels (or the equivalent in the UK after we leave next
year). It just won't happen.

Dave

On 10 Apr 2018 at 14:11, toki wrote:

Messages are often crossposted or forwarded to other persons by mail
or via Facebook, Twitter, or whatever. There is
no way to remove that info.

Those messages will be removed via a "right to be forgotten request"
sent to the Data Protection Officer of the recipient organisation.

http://davesergeant.com


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

toki
 

On 04/09/2018 09:06 PM, Ary wrote:

Messages are often crossposted or forwarded to other persons by mail or via Facebook, Twitter, or whatever. There is no way to remove that info.
Those messages will be removed via a "right to be forgotten request"
sent to the Data Protection Officer of the recipient organisation.

jonathon


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

Marina
 

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 03:08 am, Shal Farley wrote:

That feature does not exist. I fear we'll all rue the day it does. It
seems like a quick way to destroy the useful content of a group.
The feature could be a special permission granted only to group owners. After all, they already have the power to delete their own group. Should a member ask me, as the group owner, for whatever personal or privacy reason, to delete all his/her past messages, I would welcome such a feature in order to accomplish his/her request in an easy way rather than having to go through every single message.

Marina


moderated Re: A couple of (I think) simple suggestions

 

Jeremy -
Thank you for mentioning this idea of having the page jump selection at the top of the page as well. I had mentioned it on beta quite a long while ago, but the thought never gained any traction. At that time I think there were other concerns people were focusing on, but having to go to the bottom of a screen just to select another jump in pages is a waste of time in my opinion.
Dano
 
 

----- Original Message -----
On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm, Randy Thomson wrote:
Secondly, occasionally I need to review an early message, moderator activity, or other item which is presented in a list with "< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  >" at the bottom. When the list is very long, unless I have a good idea of the date it's very difficult to reach the early (or if already at the earliest, then the latest) entries in a list (unless I missed something). Adding "Got to First" and "Go to Last" links, i.e., "<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >>" would make that very convenient.
The other useful thing would be to have that list at the top - as well as the bottom - of the page (at the moment you just get 'next' and 'previous' links ( < & > )).

Jeremy
 


moderated Re: A couple of (I think) simple suggestions

Randy Thomson
 

Bob Bellizzi pointed out to me (in GMF) that my end of the list request can be accomplished by reversing the message order. Still, a little redundancy can help when you (my) mind is going down a different path. Concur with Jermey that having the full control at both top and bottom would be useful. Also, typically, it's easier to implement and maintain the same control object in two locations than differing ones.

Randy


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
 

May I suggest you also include discussions on HR 1865 FOSTA also as this will also effect Groups.io, 


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

Jeremy H
 

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 09:42 am, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hi All,
 
I appreciate the discussion about GDPR. It's been on my radar for awhile, but it hasn't made it to the top of the TODO list until now. I'm scheduling some time with our lawyers this week to figure out exactly what I need to do. My plan and hope is for Groups.io to be in compliance by the deadline.
 
I've created a new page, https://groups.io/static/compliance, which will be updated with our compliance status. I will also post here when I have more information.
 
Thanks,
Mark
Thanks.  Hopefully that can include some advice for group owners.

Jeremy


moderated Re: A couple of (I think) simple suggestions

Jeremy H
 

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm, Randy Thomson wrote:
Secondly, occasionally I need to review an early message, moderator activity, or other item which is presented in a list with "< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  >" at the bottom. When the list is very long, unless I have a good idea of the date it's very difficult to reach the early (or if already at the earliest, then the latest) entries in a list (unless I missed something). Adding "Got to First" and "Go to Last" links, i.e., "<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >>" would make that very convenient.
The other useful thing would be to have that list at the top - as well as the bottom - of the page (at the moment you just get 'next' and 'previous' links ( < & > )).

Jeremy


moderated Re: RSVP request

 

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM, Southenders Admin <nnnlriep6@...> wrote:
Mark, any update on what can be done to make RSVP's more visible?


You just sent your suggestions on Saturday. Asking for an update mid-day Monday is, umm, aggressive.

I have bolded the RSVP line in event notifications. I am having difficultly getting the formatting to behave on the view event page and I don't know when that will be done.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: T & Cs / Privacy Policy #suggestion

William Finn
 

Why not rename it to policies and then have it link to a page with them.


On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 4:59 PM RickGlaz <rickglaz4742435@...> wrote:
I might go with clarity of terms as opposed to saving some screen space on some devices.
Spoken as someone with a 7in + 10 in tablet (+ big screen desktops).

Rick

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 09:45 am, Mark Fletcher wrote:
On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:19 AM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

In addition there is no "obvious" way of finding the Privacy Policy. Can I suggest that "Terms" at the bottom of every page be amended to read Terms & Privacy Policy, or for Privacy Policy to have its own separate entry on the bottom line.

Even if you don't like the checkbox idea adding "Privacy Policy" should be uncontroversial. :)

You'd think. :-)  It's 'Terms' right now because, on tablet sized screens, that's all that will fit in the footer without breaking the footer into two lines.
 
 
Mark
 
 


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

Ary <udxf@...>
 

It is simply impossible to remove a member's complete history. Messages are often crossposted or forwarded to other persons by mail or via Facebook, Twitter, or whatever. There is no way to remove that info.

Ary


moderated Re: T & Cs / Privacy Policy #suggestion

RickGlaz <rickglaz4742435@...>
 

I might go with clarity of terms as opposed to saving some screen space on some devices.
Spoken as someone with a 7in + 10 in tablet (+ big screen desktops).

Rick


On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 09:45 am, Mark Fletcher wrote:
On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:19 AM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

In addition there is no "obvious" way of finding the Privacy Policy. Can I suggest that "Terms" at the bottom of every page be amended to read Terms & Privacy Policy, or for Privacy Policy to have its own separate entry on the bottom line.

Even if you don't like the checkbox idea adding "Privacy Policy" should be uncontroversial. :)

You'd think. :-)  It's 'Terms' right now because, on tablet sized screens, that's all that will fit in the footer without breaking the footer into two lines.
 
 
Mark
 
 


Re: Strip Out Embedded images #suggestion

Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
 

I would like to add to this.

Ad the ability to not store the images no matter how they are attached or embedded so they don't use up space 


Strip Out Embedded images #suggestion

Bruce Bowman
 

Some folks send messages with images embedded, instead of attachments. These subsequently get replied to and the disease spreads. It's particularly annoying when someone has an embedded image in their sig line.

I'd like a group configuration option that would strip out embedded images and convert them to attachments. The super deluxe version of this is that any image in a sig line would be stripped...period.

Not sure how easy/hard this would be to implement but I wanted to put the idea out there. Thanks for your consideration.

Bruce


moderated A couple of (I think) simple suggestions

Randy Thomson
 

As the moderator of a recently transferred Yahoo group, and new to Groups.io, I would like to make a couple of suggestions.

First, that a brief Help topic be added for Group Transfer. Granted the link is at the bottom of every page, and maybe I'm the only one that rarely looks for something useful at the bottom of the page, but a brief entry in Help that just says "Look for the link at the bottom of any page to get instructions." would be most helpful for others, like me, who require "Groups.io for Dummies".

Secondly, occasionally I need to review an early message, moderator activity, or other item which is presented in a list with "< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  >" at the bottom. When the list is very long, unless I have a good idea of the date it's very difficult to reach the early (or if already at the earliest, then the latest) entries in a list (unless I missed something). Adding "Got to First" and "Go to Last" links, i.e., "<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >>" would make that very convenient.

Thanks,
Randy


moderated Re: RSVP request

Southenders Admin
 

Mark, any update on what can be done to make RSVP's more visible?


moderated Re: T & Cs / Privacy Policy #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

Oh well it was a good idea while it lasted... it's just that it didn't last very long. :(

Is there a solution? Let me guess...

Regards,

Chris


moderated Re: T & Cs / Privacy Policy #suggestion

 

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:19 AM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

In addition there is no "obvious" way of finding the Privacy Policy. Can I suggest that "Terms" at the bottom of every page be amended to read Terms & Privacy Policy, or for Privacy Policy to have its own separate entry on the bottom line.

Even if you don't like the checkbox idea adding "Privacy Policy" should be uncontroversial. :)

You'd think. :-)  It's 'Terms' right now because, on tablet sized screens, that's all that will fit in the footer without breaking the footer into two lines.


Mark

 


locked Re: EU General Data Protection Regulation

 

Hi All,

I appreciate the discussion about GDPR. It's been on my radar for awhile, but it hasn't made it to the top of the TODO list until now. I'm scheduling some time with our lawyers this week to figure out exactly what I need to do. My plan and hope is for Groups.io to be in compliance by the deadline.

I've created a new page, https://groups.io/static/compliance, which will be updated with our compliance status. I will also post here when I have more information.

Thanks,
Mark

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