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moderated Re: Member list search errors and inconsistencies #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 04:44 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
It appears that repeating characters are getting collapsed/ignored. Search on harrrrrr and you'll get the same results.
OK. That sort covers one aspect and I can see that searching for harrrrr gives me the same results as harr. Collapsing/ignoring repeated characters may explain why when searching for harr I get the name Richard in the results.  It does not explain the results when I search for jone which has no repeating characters.  In this case, I see numerous members with the surname Jones but also several that do not contain those consecutive letters in either name nor email address.

Regards,
Andy


moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 11:30 PM, Duane wrote:
True, but if it's sent with a Moderator Only hashtag, it will never arrive in the pending area.  It will be held in the Draft area for the sender to remove it.
For a predominantly email based group, holding a message in a users' Drafts folder doesn't help me as an Owner as I won't be able to see or do anything about that. I'm guessing that the only place that may be recorded is the event log and I would have to search for that. Even if a notification was sent to Owners/Mods that this had occurred, it seems like I'd be in a position of trying to talk someone through logging in to the Groups.io site, navigating to their Drafts folder and editing a message to remove a hashtag before sending it again.  That, I fear, would generate a negative attitude towards Groups.io when we are trying to encourage the opposite.

Andy


moderated Searching for special characters in wiki doesn't work - { or } #bug

Bill Hazel
 

I was trying to find some specialized content in my wiki marked by the { character and resulting URL ended with /wikisearch?q=%7B and a blank page.
Performing the same search in Messages, I received the normal search page with the URL ending in search?q=%7B

Not sure what the difference is and/or the importance of it but thought as a courtesy I'd let you know about it.

Bill


moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Duane
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 05:57 PM, Andy Wedge wrote:
As an Owner, I can make all sorts of changes to a pending message before releasing it.
True, but if it's sent with a Moderator Only hashtag, it will never arrive in the pending area.  It will be held in the Draft area for the sender to remove it.

Duane


moderated Re: Move date #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:31 PM, Nina Eppes wrote:
But changing the current "Uploaded" column label to "Modified" would be OK with me as well.
That would work for me too and I think an extra column could clutter a mobile display which I use on a regular basis.

I do agree with the original point though that if a file is just moved, the uploaded/modified date should not change.

Andy


moderated Re: Move date #bug

Derek Milliner
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 09:21 PM, Duane wrote:
I think it should be changed to Date Modified
That would work work for me. Is it practical/reasonably simple to make the date clickable, producing a popup with the change date(s)? Rather than adding a column - that's ok on a desktop, but typically clutters up a mobile device display.

Del


moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 09:26 PM, Duane wrote:
If I remember correctly, when a message arrives with a moderator only hashtag, it gets bounced and put into a draft until corrected.
As an Owner, I can make all sorts of changes to a pending message before releasing it. I see effectively changing the status of the message to Special as an extension of those privileges.

Andy


moderated Re: Move date #bug

Nina Eppes
 

I would be happy to have separate "Date Uploaded" and "Date Modified" (or just "Uploaded" and "Modified") columns in the Files section. But changing the current "Uploaded" column label to "Modified" would be OK with me as well.

- Nina


moderated Re: Move date #bug

Glenn Glazer
 

On 3/10/2020 14:21, Duane wrote:
On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 12:16 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Happy to change the label to something else if we can agree on something better.
I think it should be changed to Date Modified.  That could include the original upload, as well any changes caused by moving, copying, etc.  If anyone really needs to know the original upload date/time, they could use the activity log to find it.

That would be better than what we have now, in my opinion.


Duane
PS to Glenn:  Just because no one says anything, doesn't mean there's no opposition.

If a tree falls in a forest...

Best,

Glenn

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moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Duane
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 02:19 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
members can somehow circumvent "moderator - only" capabilities
Since in this case it would have to be a moderated message, and a moderator would have to add the hashtag and approve it, I think it would indeed be a moderator using it.  If I remember correctly, when a message arrives with a moderator only hashtag, it gets bounced and put into a draft until corrected.

Duane


moderated Re: Move date #bug

Duane
 

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 12:16 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Happy to change the label to something else if we can agree on something better.
I think it should be changed to Date Modified.  That could include the original upload, as well any changes caused by moving, copying, etc.  If anyone really needs to know the original upload date/time, they could use the activity log to find it.

Duane
PS to Glenn:  Just because no one says anything, doesn't mean there's no opposition.


moderated Re: Move date #bug

 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 12:32 PM Glenn Glazer <glenn.glazer@...> wrote:
On 3/5/2020 10:20, Glenn Glazer wrote:

My suggestion would be for two columns: date uploaded and date modified. The first is invariant and never changes, the second changes on re-upload, moves, permission changes, etc.

I am not seeing any opposition to this suggestion.


Personally, I'm not a fan of adding more columns. But I can be convinced otherwise if the group thinks so.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Move date #bug

Glenn Glazer
 

On 3/5/2020 10:20, Glenn Glazer wrote:
On 3/5/2020 10:16, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Happy to change the label to something else if we can agree on something better.

Thanks,
Mark 

My suggestion would be for two columns: date uploaded and date modified. The first is invariant and never changes, the second changes on re-upload, moves, permission changes, etc.

Best,

Glenn

I am not seeing any opposition to this suggestion.

Best,

Glenn

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moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Chris Jones
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 05:42 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I think this probably makes the most sense in a 'principle of least surprise' kind of way...
Least possible surprise to whom? I suspect many (most?) Owners & Moderators would be highly surprised if members can somehow circumvent "moderator - only" capabilities.

Chris


moderated Re: Add Save Draft Button to Messages and New Topic #suggestion

Duane
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 05:50 AM, Jeremy H wrote:
Something I have found is that sometimes what I would have hoped to have been auto-saved hasn't been
I've found that a draft is always auto-saved, but the timing varies.  There are times when my internet connection gets a bit flaky or disappears, for whatever reason, so what's saved may be a few minutes old.  (Actually, that the internet works as well as it does is somewhat mind boggling. ;>)  There always seems to be enough for me to continue my train of thought though.  Not much GIO can do about that except possibly notify me when the save is done, to be used as a reference point.  The same situation could exist even if I could force a save.

Duane


moderated Re: Add Save Draft Button to Messages and New Topic #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

I totally agree, Chris.
It's like  fixing a non  problem
If anything, Autosave of Drafts should be in (both?) Users'  and Moderators'/Owners' Guides

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moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 05:42 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
I have changed the policy so that if a message has been approved, we allow the use of mod-only and special hashtags, even if the message was originally sent from a non-moderator.
Thanks. That's a big help for us as my co-owner and I want certain messages written by others on our club Committee to go as special messages.

Andy


moderated Re: Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 09:50 AM, Andy Wedge wrote:

I have a hashtag called #Announcement defined with attributes: Special, Locked and Use by Mods only.  When I tag a message with this hashtag it is not sent as a special message.

What happened was the following:

  • You sent the message from a non-moderator account, without that hashtag. It required approved because your group is restricted.
  • When you approved the message, you added the #Announcement tag.
  • But because the message was originally sent from a non-moderator account, we ignored the special flag when the message was approved.

I have changed the policy so that if a message has been approved, we allow the use of mod-only and special hashtags, even if the message was originally sent from a non-moderator. I think this probably makes the most sense in a 'principle of least surprise' kind of way, but I'm happy to consider rolling it back if the group disagrees.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Messages with a hashtag using the Special attribute not sent as Special #bug

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

I have a hashtag called #Announcement defined with attributes: Special, Locked and Use by Mods only.  When I tag a message with this hashtag it is not sent as a special message. The subject does not get prefixed with [Special] and there is a Mute #Announcement link in the message footer (I thought special messages could not be muted).

Regards,
Andy


moderated Re: Member list search errors and inconsistencies #bug

 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 09:42 AM, Andy Wedge wrote:

If I search for harr I get a number results that include the names Harris and Harrison but I also get a member with the surname Cherry where the string harr is neither in the name nor email address.

It appears that repeating characters are getting collapsed/ignored. Search on harrrrrr and you'll get the same results. I have an email into the consultants to see if they can shed some light on this.

Thanks, Mark