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moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Jeremy H
 

It would also be desirable if it could be included in the Directory, both in the Overview and individual views.

Something else that I noticed in looking at this, is that on the member list display, according to the column heading, what is displayed is date 'Applied' rather than 'Joined'

Jeremy


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Michael Pavan
 

On Apr 17, 2020, at 11:23 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
For clarification, it's on the Member Record page not the actual List page.
It's nice to have on each individual Member Record page...

but it would be most useful if it were also a sortable column on the Member list,
so members can be sorted by Time Zone.

Especially if you want to send a message only to those who might want to correct from the (until recently) default Pacific Time Zone (currently UTC-7).


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • INTERNAL: Changed how we were limiting email sent to some domains, to use the MX server domain as a key for limiting instead of the receipient's domain. This will affect all messages to GoDaddy hosted domains, orange.fr/wanadoo.fr, earthlink/mindspring/netcom and a couple others. This will hopefully allow us to keep under per-connection limits imposed by these email service providers and avoid getting temporarily blocked for trying to send too much email at one time.
  • INTERNAL: Technical debt cleanup of web page templates. An ongoing process.
  • CHANGE: Updated the Help Center manuals with updates from Nina.
  • API: /downloadarchives was not returning the messages in ascending date order.
  • CHANGE: Allow 'list-style-type' styling in user generated content.
  • CHANGE: Some formatting tweaks to the Member page, including displaying the member's timezone.
  • CHANGE: Changed 'Unsubscribe' button in the Subscription page to 'Leave Group' to be more clear.
  • SYSADMIN: Switched primary database machines because of continuing (minor) corruption issues.
  • CHANGE: When viewing a member's information on mobile, changed the nav buttons at the top to a dropdown instead. Also fixed several navigation bugs when viewing past members.

Take care everyone.

Mark


moderated Re: Two requests: Format painter and option to allow forwarding of messages #suggestion

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 11:58 AM, Jennifer Christian wrote:
No, I hadn't.  Is this a one-way street, meaning if I select Normalize HTML today, it will have to remain that way forever?  I don't want to eliminate ALL colors and visuals! 
No, you can turn it off and on as needed.

If I DO select "normalize" HTML, will I as moderator be able to add back in emphasis or color when I want to?   Since I am often passing along items of interest to my readers, it is often helpful to be able to draw attention to a particular sentence in a posting with highlighted or colored text.
You can't use fonts, sizes, and colors while it's on, but you can use bold and italic for emphasis, along with inline images.

We can continue the discussion on GMF, if you want, since this really isn't the proper group for that.

Duane


moderated Re: Two requests: Format painter and option to allow forwarding of messages #suggestion

Jennifer Christian
 

No, I hadn't.  Is this a one-way street, meaning if I select Normalize HTML today, it will have to remain that way forever?  I don't want to eliminate ALL colors and visuals! 

If I DO select "normalize" HTML, will I as moderator be able to add back in emphasis or color when I want to?   Since I am often passing along items of interest to my readers, it is often helpful to be able to draw attention to a particular sentence in a posting with highlighted or colored text.

Also I have seen the option for color inexplicably appear and disappear in the advanced toolbar.   I'd like to have it ALL THE TIME!

Smiling,
Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH
Moderator, Work Fitness & Disability Roundtable
Chair and list-serv moderator, ACOEM Work Fitness & Disability Section


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 10:50 AM, Andy Wedge wrote:
It may be helpful if this information was included in the member list download.
The TZ is included, though not in UTC, if you use the Export Group Data to get the json file for the Members List.

Duane


moderated Re: Two requests: Format painter and option to allow forwarding of messages #suggestion

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 10:27 AM, Jennifer Christian wrote:
Is there a way to do this already?
Have you tried the Settings page, in the Message Formatting panel, to set "Normalize HTML Emails"?
https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/customizing-group-settings/message-formatting-settings?single=true

Duane


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Chris Jones
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 04:23 PM, Duane wrote:
For clarification, it's on the Member Record page not the actual List page.
A pedant writes:

Ah.. the individual member's record pages...

Much clearer now. :)

Chris


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Andy Wedge
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 04:23 PM, Duane wrote:
For clarification, it's on the Member Record page not the actual List page.
It may be helpful if this information was included in the member list download.

Andy


moderated Two requests: Format painter and option to allow forwarding of messages #suggestion

Jennifer Christian
 

Hello all -

1.  Format painter button:    Having this option would sure be nice.   I don't like releasing messages sent in with a hodgepodge of colors and fonts and line spacings  -- and it is nearly impossible without a format painter to get things to look professional.   Is there a way to do this already?  If not, is it a difficult thing to add?

2.  In this time of COVID-19, I have realized that a list-serv can be a good way to START propagating information.  But if members CANNOT forward messages, the propagation stops there.   I realize that enabling wholesale forwarding messages defeats the idea of a restricted group -- which all of mine are.  But somehow as moderator,  I would like to be able to turn on / turn off a forwarding option for individual messages when dissemination of a piece of news or an opportunity would be good.   Is this possible?

Cordially,
Jennifer Christian
WFDRoundtable@groups.io
ACOEM-WFDSection@groups.io
etc.

[Mod note: Added #suggestion hashtag]


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 10:11 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
I have looked at the two Members Lists to which I have access and cannot see it.
For clarification, it's on the Member Record page not the actual List page.

Duane


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Chris Jones
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 03:53 PM, Duane wrote:
On the Member List, the Joined date/time was moved to the upper right, directly across from their email address.  The TZ is to the right of that.
Is it really? I have looked at the two Members Lists to which I have access and cannot see it. My initial feeling was that this might be another manifestation of a 4:3 display, (see this thread) but shrinking the display size still leaves the "Applied" column firmly glued to the right hand side of the display.

And just in case anyone asks... there is no horizontal scroll bar showing.

Chris


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

Duane
 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 08:42 AM, John Pearce wrote:
Only joiined.  Is this something that only groups.io owners and moderators can see?
On the Member List, the Joined date/time was moved to the upper right, directly across from their email address.  The TZ is to the right of that.  I believe only owner/mods can see that, but I don't have any groups set to allow members to see the list to verify.  A member can easily see which TZ they've selected by looking at their Account Preferences.

Duane


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

John Pearce
 

This would be useful, I don't see it looking at a member on our member list.  Only joiined.  Is this something that only groups.io owners and moderators can see?


moderated Re: List item style (lower alpha, lower roman, etc.) wrong when viewed in Guidelines #bug #fixed

 

On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 6:18 PM Jim Avera <jim.avera@...> wrote:
If a "Guidelines" notice contains a list with "lower alpha" style elements (a, b, etc. instead of 1,2,...), it appears correctly in the preview, but when saved and viewed at https://beta.groups.io/g/.../guidelines the list has numbers instead of letters. 

This should be fixed now. We're now allowing 'list-style-type' styling in user generated content.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: Display member time zone #suggestion #done

 

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 7:55 AM Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
While I was checking this morning to see if digests were being delivered (based on a question I was looking into), I noticed that some members didn't get one.  Then it dawned on me that they aren't in the same time zone as me (used as the group default) so will get theirs later/earlier.  In cases like this, it would be really handy if there were a notation in their member record of which TZ they have selected.  I wouldn't want to be able to change it, just see it.  Maybe next to or just below the Joined date.  Due to some areas not having an official abbreviation, showing them in UTC might be best.

I've tweaked the display on that page a bit and added the user timezone as well.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: browser tab info for About page #fixed #bug

Peter Cook
 

I don't know if this is related but yesterday (Wednesday) I was taken to the terms of service page after replying to a post on the website. 


moderated Re: Emergency maintenance tonight at 8pm Pacific time #downtime

 

... and we are now back. Thank you for your patience.

Mark


moderated Emergency maintenance tonight at 8pm Pacific time #downtime

 

Hi All,

I'm once again seeing the main database report corruption issues and I think at this point it's prudent to switch over to one of our backup databases. I have no reason to believe any data's been lost, this is just an index issue. The site will be down starting at 8pm Pacific Time (3am UTC time). I'd say plan for an hour outage, although I don't think it'll take nearly that long. Email sent to groups during this time will be queued up and delivered once the site is back up.

Thanks, Mark


moderated Make mute/unmute and follow/unfollow tools consistent #suggestion

Peter Cook
 

I am encouraging my members to use hashtags, mute, and follow to better manage their email traffic. There's quite a bit of confusion because the tools to do this are somewhat scattered. I’d like to suggest greater consistency in the way they are accessed and used. Here’s a set of suggestions:

On the Hashtags page (<mygroup>.groups.io/g/main/hashtags): 
Add a “follow/unfollow” button next to the “mute/unmute” button.

On the Topics page (<mygroup>.groups.io/g/main/topics): 
Add “follow/unfollow” and “mute/unmute” options for both hashtags and topics, perhaps in the “More” dropdown under a message.

In messages received by email: 
Have consistent “follow/unfollow” and “mute/unmute” links for both hashtags and topics in the digest, summary, and individual email modes.

Pete