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locked Re: HTML digest mockups

 

Since I get digests from the group I know what I like.  The link in Mark's message identified as digest 2 is the one that I prefer.  I do like the blue in digest 1 because it does pick up the outline color of the groups.io logo.  But, I find the digest 2 example easier to read.


Donna


locked Re: setting to disallow 'no email' and require at least 'special announcements' #suggestion

Ro
 

yes!!!  that is needed.   I have disallowed no email too.  While my group is small, its still a pain to have to moniter this. 


Ro

with Sally and Silk waiting at their feed dishes, and Handy, Feliz &  Police Kitty patrolling in the Great Beyond.




> From: j.olivia.catlady@...
> Subject: [beta] setting to disallow 'no email' and require at least 'special announcements' #wishlist
> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:41:20 -0800
> To: beta@groups.io
>
> I've decided to disallow 'no email' as a subscription option and require as a minimum 'special announcements' so that I'll be able to reach everyone (or at least, have a better chance of reaching everyone) when I really need to. I've had to manually change members' subscription options who choose 'no email.' I personally know a couple of other moderators who also now require this minimum. I woul love a setting 'disallow no-email' (yes or no). That would effectively set the bar at 'special announcements' or 'digest.' BTW, do digest members receive special announcements as part of the digest it as a separate message? I would prefer the latter. I don't know or remember (or care;) how Yahoo did that.
> J
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>


locked setting to disallow 'no email' and require at least 'special announcements' #suggestion

 
Edited

I've decided to disallow 'no email' as a subscription option and require as a minimum 'special announcements' so that I'll be able to reach everyone (or at least, have a better chance of reaching everyone) when I really need to. I've had to manually change members' subscription options who choose 'no email.' I personally know a couple of other moderators who also now require this minimum. I would love a setting 'disallow no-email' (yes or no). That would effectively set the bar at 'special announcements' or 'digest.' BTW, do digest members receive special announcements as part of the digest or as a separate message? I would prefer the latter. I don't know or remember (or care;) how Yahoo did that.
J

Sent from my iPhone


locked Re: Hashtag selection #suggestion

 

I second that. I would also change, or simply remove, the words 'there are no hashtags' when there are (or may be) dozens of hashtags, just not any yet used in s message. The wording is misleading and reads as an error.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 20, 2016, at 6:12 AM, Duane <txpigeon@gmail.com> wrote:

I'd like to see a drop down of available hashtags, probably to the right of the Subject box, when composing a post online. This would be especially useful on groups that require a hashtag on posts. A "printable" list of them would also be nice for those that use mostly email.

Thanks,
Duane





locked Re: Database beta

Duane
 

I started adding some records to a test DB.

1. When using the Address field type, it can take awhile to get to the correct Country selection, usually US or Canada for us. On other sites, I can often hit the first letter to be taken to that area of the list. If it's not too much work, I'd like to see that capability added.

2. An additional type of Phone Number would be useful. Either 123-456-7890 or (123)456-7890 format would work for me.

3. To clarify my earlier request, being able to use the popup calendar or type a date in a Date field would be best, though I think it would be difficult to have both.

4. Be able to "compact" a DB would be nice. I made some test rows initially, then deleted them. Now the first row is labeled as '3', then skips to '5'. (It doesn't effect the functionality, but looks a bit strange.)

I'm pretty sure that as we use the feature more, there will be additional comments.

Thanks again,
Duane


locked Hashtag selection #suggestion

Duane
 

I'd like to see a drop down of available hashtags, probably to the right of the Subject box, when composing a post online. This would be especially useful on groups that require a hashtag on posts. A "printable" list of them would also be nice for those that use mostly email.

Thanks,
Duane


locked Re: Invite flow redux

 

On 1/19/2016 1:49 PM, Me and BobbieSue wrote:
1. Invite, with an open door.
2. Let them join through subscription and approve them.
Thanks! A couple of Diane|as agree!

dg


locked change 'outstanding' to 'sent' invitations #suggestion

 

Since the table entitled 'outstanding invitations' also contains invitations that have been accepted, I think this is a misnomer and is misleading/confusing. As a new user I would not know that I could basically look for, and find, •all• invitations sent (until I delete them from the page), whether or not they are 'outstanding.' And when I do see accepted invitations there, I would wonder why they're there, and whether there is still something incomplete about them thst caused them to be listed in 'outstanding.'
An outstanding invitation is one that has not yet been accepted. So I would rename the page.
J

Sent from my iPhone


locked Re: Invite flow redux

 

Diane (and BobbieSue),

When I amasking for an addition email notification I am also adding
extra steps as a owner or moderator.
Pending membership, and the notice that goes with it, is for people that try to join on their own; not for those who accept an invitation.

-- Shal


locked Re: Invite flow redux

 

Diana G,

Question - why would someone need to be approved if they are responding
to an invitation?
As I said, they wouldn't.

-- Shal


locked Re: Lost passwords, no passwords and reset password, oh my

 

I'm getting reports that members are finding it easier to log in, as well. They're automatically getting the reset link.;)

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 5:24 PM, JohnF via Groups.io <johnf1686@...> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 06:43 pm, JohnF <johnf1686@...> wrote:
> I'm currently on a Linux computer.  It apparently doesn't have the expected
> fonts, because on the login page, the buttons are too small to hold their
> text.  They look like:
>
> Email me a link to l...
> Sign in with Faceb...
> Sign in with Google

I didn't see a mention of it, but it looks like the fonts have been changed, and they now fit on the buttons for me.  Thanks!

JohnF







locked Re: Lost passwords, no passwords and reset password, oh my

 

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 06:43 pm, JohnF <johnf1686@yahoo.com> wrote:
I'm currently on a Linux computer. It apparently doesn't have the expected
fonts, because on the login page, the buttons are too small to hold their
text. They look like:

Email me a link to l...
Sign in with Faceb...
Sign in with Google
I didn't see a mention of it, but it looks like the fonts have been changed, and they now fit on the buttons for me. Thanks!

JohnF


locked Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site the past two days:

  • CHANGE: Improved Invite flow.
  • NEW: If changing your email address to an alias that you own, delete the alias automatically instead of treating it as an error.
  • NEW: If you attempt to log in, regardless of whether you enter a password or not, and your account does not have a password set, we automatically send a login link.
  • CHANGE: Pending message reject notices are now sent from groupname+owner@groups.io.
  • NEW: 'Send Message' now includes BCC: me and BCC: All moderators options.
  • BUGFIX: Deleting a photo album will not delete photos that you don't own (if you're not a moderator).
  • NEW: Removed reset password mechanism and replaced with 'Email me a link to log in.'
  • CHANGE: Changed permissions model for Calendar to match rest of site.
  • BUGFIX: Fix file upload notifications for files or folders with spaces or commas in their names.
  • NEW: Moderators can lock wiki pages. A locked page can only be edited by a moderator.
  • CHANGE: Permissions model for Files changed so that members can only edit/delete their own files/folders.

Cheers, Mark


locked Re: Group Moderation idea

 

On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 4:19 PM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:

> I just checked and when you reject a post, it comes from "noreply", aka
> bit bucket.  I agree that coming from "owner", in case the poster needs
> information or clarification, would make sense.

And in any case, I'd like the To, From, and Subject to be shown while composing the message, more like the other message composition windows. This pop-out window seems a bit idiosyncratic.

> Mark recently added the capability to send a Bcc to "Me" or "All
> Moderators", so that part is covered.

Likewise on "Send Message" from the members list please.

The "Copy me on the message" checkbox is ambiguous, given that From can be either me or the +owner address. As it happens, it really does mean me regardless of the From selection.


Pending message rejection notices are now sent from groupname+owner@groups.io. Also, I've added the 'BCC: me' and 'BCC: All Moderators' check boxes to the Send Message/Post to Subscriber page.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Invite flow

 

Great. If I could get my grubby little hands into this, I would make it clear that simply hitting "reply" causes them to join the group, and that any actual response they send won't be received. Or something like that. Just in case someone sends a customized invitation with a message that a potential member is tempted to respond to...


locked Re: Invite flow

 

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:53 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

"In both cases, replying to the email or visiting the website, a user is created without a password"

In that case, "You will not be added to this group until you click the 'Join this group' button" should read "..until you click the Join this group button or reply to this email." Right? 

"... or reply to the invite email." I'll add it.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Invite flow

 

"In both cases, replying to the email or visiting the website, a user is created without a password"

In that case, "You will not be added to this group until you click the 'Join this group' button" should read "..until you click the Join this group button or reply to this email." Right? 

J


locked Re: Invite flow

 

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:37 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

(1) Does clicking on "join" proceed to require them to create a password, as it does now? I still don't like that, especially if simply replying to the email (rather than clicking on anything) gets them right into the group, at least as an email subscriber. I am hoping that clicking on "join" makes them an email subscriber (just as replying to the email does), and THEN goes on to give them the OPTION to create a password - rather than making creation of a password (if they don't already have one) a requirement as it is now.

No. At no time through the invite process is the user asked to create a password.
 

(2) Does simply replying to the email automatically enroll them as an email subscriber, as it does now? If so, I think that should continue to be explicitly stated (as it used to be).


No changes were made to what happens when you reply to an email.

In both cases, replying to the email or visiting the website, a user is created without a password (assuming the user hadn't registered with Groups.io previously on their own). The users created in each case are the same.

Mark 


locked Re: Invite flow

 

p.s. "as it does now" should probably read "as it did prior to these changes"


locked Re: Invite flow

 

Much better.

In the first screen, I am very happy that the person now receives an explanation that their login this time is a one-shot deal. Previously, it could be (and was to me, months ago) confusing that they were logged in once, and thereafter would have problems trying to do it because they didn't create a password (and had no idea how to create one).

In the second screen, I think the language is better but I still have two concerns:

(1) Does clicking on "join" proceed to require them to create a password, as it does now? I still don't like that, especially if simply replying to the email (rather than clicking on anything) gets them right into the group, at least as an email subscriber. I am hoping that clicking on "join" makes them an email subscriber (just as replying to the email does), and THEN goes on to give them the OPTION to create a password - rather than making creation of a password (if they don't already have one) a requirement as it is now.

(2) Does simply replying to the email automatically enroll them as an email subscriber, as it does now? If so, I think that should continue to be explicitly stated (as it used to be).

J