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moderated Re: Welcome message delivered to NC members #bug

 

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 07:14 AM, J_Catlady wrote:

Resent the confirmation email. It shows in the activity log but does not show in her email delivery history. So that's a definite bug, and probably just a logging bug.

This has now been fixed.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: include auto-sending of group guidelines in activity log #suggestion #done

 

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 9:59 AM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
It seems odd that the sending of the monthly group guidelines, whose date is included and displayed in "last message sent," is not included in the activity log. You see "May 1" for last message sent, and the activity log shows nothing beyond Ap 27, for example. It's easy to quickly figure out the reason for the disparity, but it's a little odd at first glance. So the suggestion is to include the sending of the group guidelines in the activity log.

We now will log when the guidelines message is sent to the group as well as when any monthly reminders go out.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Banned past members have accessible profiles, unbanning them removes that info #bug #fixed

 

Yes, fixed. Thanks!
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J

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moderated Re: Messages contain CC:group even with ReplyTo=sender and "Remove other options" #bug

Jim Avera
 

In https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/31637 Shal Farley referred me to an old bug (https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/7558487#16479) where the solution was to add the List-Post: header.

So maybe List-Post: should not be included if the group is configured to omit all reply options other than the default (e.g. to Sender only).

-Jim


moderated Re: Changing Wiki page name breaks links #suggestion #done

Jason Diceman
 

Thanks Mark!
Works for me and my new wiki.   Old wikis with lots of pages and internal links would probably appreciate an option to search-replace title links with ID links.
Thanks again. Impressed with responsiveness.  Well done!


moderated Re: Banned past members have accessible profiles, unbanning them removes that info #bug #fixed

 

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 09:42 PM, J_Catlady wrote:

I banned someone from a group today and was chagrined to find that after banning them, their clickable profile and email address suddenly appeared below and at the top of their messages.

This should be fixed now.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

 

I think each of us tends to look at our groups from our own groups’ perspective. Groups run the gamut from laissez faire which pretty much run themselves to strictly controlled and restrictive and everything in between. Interaction with group members ranges from engaged community to”my way or the highway”.  What constitutes spam, depending on our perspective, ranges from someone plugging their business to sending unwanted porn to scraping the group for personal information. As mentioned already, what’s spam in one group is perfectly acceptable in another.
I fail to see how we can expect Mark to protect us from any and all. negative aspects of the internet with the click of a button given the huge variety of possibilities and the enormous scope of GIO. I tend to feel personally responsible for my groups and never expected them to exist in a perfectly safe bubble. 

Patti

 


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Chris Jones
 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 03:30 PM, John Pearce wrote:
But waiting a week would defeat the purpose of reporting to groups.io
Not necessarily, IMHO. Flagging up too soon might well result in so many false positives that it risks swamping Groups.io with potentially innocent applicants.

FWIW we (i.e. the Group I co - own) seem to get a significant number of apparently innocent applications who never provide an answer to the Pending Subscription message, even if a reminder is sent. As in your case they are allowed to "age out"; it may not catch them at spamming but it certainly prevents them spamming - at least on our Group! Mind you as a nearly fully moderated group they wouldn't get very far anyway...

Chris


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

John Pearce
 

I would use it and a tool that I could use help determine if it's a spammer before reporting to you.  I have had many such attempts to join beginning with all those aol users, but that was more easily recognized as word spread on this group and the simple user name generation.  More recent attempts have been less recognizable.  The only way I have with more certainty is to wait for the pending member request to age out of our restricted group.  After 7 days have gone by it's a good bet that it will age out at 14 days.  But waiting a week would defeat the purpose of reporting to groups.io

Thanks
John


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Larry Finch
 

Thanks to Shal and all the others who pointed out that this feature already exists. I’ve just updated my lists.

Larry

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 2:29 AM Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:
Larry,

 > I manage this in the listserv groups I admininster by not
 > automatically removing a first poster from moderation. ...
 > Is there an easy way to do that with gio?

What Christopher said: the "New Members Moderated" checkbox in the Spam
Control panel of your group's Settings page.

With it checked you'll be given a choice of manual ("Not enabled") or
automatic Unmoderate After (pick a number).

Shal





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moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Rex Chadwell
 

Mark, I've been meaning to write and since you may be working on new subscribers.... I want more than an email address from my new subscribers. Is there, or could there be, a way to force a new subscriber to insert his/her full name?
Forgive me if this is the wrong place to ask this question or request. 


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Chris Jones
 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 02:24 PM, Scott Logan wrote:
OTOH, a tool for members to report content to the owner/moderators of THAT group could be useful as well.
I glad that you spotted that just before you pressed "send". In many circumstances the same tool can be used by owners & moderators to report suspects to Groups.io, but it doesn't cover every contingency.

More later; I'm in the middle of other things.

Chris


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Scott Logan
 

I think this would be a very welcome addition as long as it was a tool available only to group owners and/or moderators. I’m afraid that such a tool available to report spammers by average members would quickly get overused.

 

OTOH, a tool for members to report content to the owner/moderators of THAT group could be useful as well.

 

Welp… looks that already is a feature. Guess I learned something today!

 

Scott

 

 

From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fletcher
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 5:03 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: [beta] Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

 

Hi All,

 

For those of you with restricted groups, if I added a feature where you could report someone who had applied to your group that you thought was a spammer, would you use that feature? It would filter up to something system wide. Are there other tools I could provide to help weed these jerks out?

 

(fully acknowledging that this would only be one signal in evaluating if someone was a spammer).

 

 

Thanks,

Mark


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Duane
 

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 10:33 PM, Ann Wild wrote:
Could marking a sender as a possible or real spammer be done without risking mislabeling folks?
I believe that's why Mark included the 'disclaimer':

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 05:03 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
(fully acknowledging that this would only be one signal in evaluating if someone was a spammer).

Duane


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Chris Jones
 

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 11:51 PM, Joseph Hudson wrote:
But you could use the owners email address to let members report suspicious activity to you from other members if they need to be reported and sent to Mark.
No. As a group owner or moderator it's your job to be on the look - out yourself; you should not rely on your members to do it for you. OK; someone might report their concerns to you, but that does not absolve you of your responsibilities.

Chris


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

 

Larry,

I manage this in the listserv groups I admininster by not
automatically removing a first poster from moderation. ...
Is there an easy way to do that with gio?
What Christopher said: the "New Members Moderated" checkbox in the Spam Control panel of your group's Settings page.

With it checked you'll be given a choice of manual ("Not enabled") or automatic Unmoderate After (pick a number).

Shal


moderated Banned past members have accessible profiles, unbanning them removes that info #bug #fixed

 

I banned someone from a group today and was chagrined to find that after banning them, their clickable profile and email address suddenly appeared below and at the top of their messages. I had to unban the person to make those disappear. Like for past members (those who have not been banned), this info should no longer appear. But banning them makes it come back.

I recall posting about this in the past, but in a different context, wherein I wanted to see a past member's info but could only do it if they had been banned, and I was using banning as a workaround to make it appear. Now it's the opposite scenario: I want the member banned but cannot keep them banned without also making their info accessible, which I don't want. So I had to unban them.

I hope this gets fixed soon.
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Ann Wild
 

This is my concern: Could marking a sender as a possible or real spammer be done without risking mislabeling folks? A spammer in one group may not be a spammer in every group. An alert about a spammer would be fine, but blackballing a person across all groups, without moderator control, seems problematic.


moderated Re: Reporting a pending subscriber #misc

Christopher Warrington
 

On 2020-05-05 at 3:53:02 PM, Larry Finch <Finches@...> wrote:

I manage this in the listserv groups I admininster by not automatically
removing a first poster from moderation. I wait until they have made
additional posts, each of which is reviewed and approved if it is real. If
they they truly belong they are removed from moderation. I used to manage
my Yahoo groups the same way. Is there an easy way to do that with gio?
Larry, I think the feature you're looking for is called "New Members
Moderated" [1]:

Select this checkbox if you want to approve the first message or first few
messages sent to the group by new members. This setting allows you to
check that new members follow your group’s requirements for posting
messages.
An option from the list to specify whether new members automatically are
no longer moderated after they send one approved message or after they
send two, three, or four consecutive approved messages. Or you can select
Not enabled (which is at the top of the list) to keep new members
moderated until you decide to unmoderate them manually
[1]: https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/customizing-group-settings/spam-control-and-moderation-settings

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Christopher W. <lists@...>


moderated Re: Email only footer for users without http/s access #suggestion

Peter Mott <peter@...>
 

For example, a footer option to contain ONLY the text below would be most helpful:

GROUP EMAIL ADDRESSES

Post: grp-name@groups.io
Subscribe: grp-name+subscribe@groups.io
Unsubscribe: grp-name+unsubscribe@groups.io
Group Owner: grp-admin+owner@groups.io
Help: grp-name+help@groups.io

On 6/05/2020, at 02:42, Peter Mott <peter@...> wrote:

Please consider adding an optional system footer that does not contain any http/s links for members who are connected to the Internet over slow speed HF radio or satellite links and are only able to send and receive email.

Being able to subscribe / unsubscribe with a simple email without the need to visit the groups.io web site is valuable. Adding these links into the current system generated footer is not an acceptable work around as there is a requirement to reduce message payload to an absolute minimum. The transmission speed is 1200bps in most cases!

Compatibility with the distant past I know, but please give this request serious consideration.