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locked Re: User Status = 4 in my Members list export #bug

 

On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 5:32 PM, Shal Farley <shalfarley@...> wrote:

In an export of my PTA group all of the members have User Status equal to either 1 or 4. But the column header says:

> User Status(0=Not Confirmed,1=Confirmed,2=Bouncing,3=Bounced)

I'm guessing those marked 4 are actually "Bounced", and something new got put into the enumeration but not the header text.

Oops. Missed one. It should be 2=Inactive,3=Bouncing,4=Bounced. Inactive is a status that can only be set by me (and iirc I've never used it).

The fix to the header will go out in the morning.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked HTML digest mockups

 

Hi All,

I've been working on HTML digests. Attached are two mockups. Do you have a favorite?

Thanks,
Mark


locked Re: member says not accepted

Duane
 

Has she set a password? She can use the reset password or get a new one page.

Duane


locked Re: Signature LInes

Duane
 

I thought that was on the todo list at one time, but don't see it now. I'd like to have it be a per group setting.

Duane


locked Re: invitations

Ro
 


ok that makes sense....

Ro

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




> Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:29:50 -0800
> To: beta@groups.io
> From: shals2nd@...
> Subject: Re: [beta] invitations
>
> Ro,
>
> > I am not able to customize the name or invitee email sections.
>
> Where are you talking about?
>
> On the Invite page the "[Name]" in the invitation is automatically customized to each invitee, taken from the information you put in the Emails section.
>
> The Emails section is for you to enter the list of invitees.
>
> I always try to remember to put a spare email address of my own in the list, so I receive a copy exactly as the invitees receive it. Or you can do a "dry run" by putting only your spare email address in the list.
>
>
> -- Shal
> https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum
>
>
>
>


locked member says not accepted

Ro
 

Ok so most people transferred ok.  One member has tried several times to log in.  It tells her she is not accepted in the group.  she is in the member list, using that email to try to login. I tried sending her an invite, but it says she is already a member.  So she IS accepted, but its telling her she is not.    ARGGG. 


Ro.


locked Re: invitations

 

Ro,

I am not able to customize the name or invitee email sections.
Where are you talking about?

On the Invite page the "[Name]" in the invitation is automatically customized to each invitee, taken from the information you put in the Emails section.

The Emails section is for you to enter the list of invitees.

I always try to remember to put a spare email address of my own in the list, so I receive a copy exactly as the invitees receive it. Or you can do a "dry run" by putting only your spare email address in the list.


-- Shal
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum


locked Re: Group Name In Banner #suggestion

 

Mark Bielecki,

I guess I must have too many tabs opened because all I see on my tab is
a blue envelope, no group names
Heh, I thought I was bad. ;-) Try hovering over one then.

You also see the group name in the browser's address bar. But I'll agree that novice users won't reflexively look there, nor necessarily be able to "see" the group name there at a glance amid the rest of the URL.

Yahoo! Groups definitely currently outshines Groups.io in this respect;
I believe that every page on Yahoo! Groups has both the group's picture
banner and their group name in large type prominently displayed across
the top of the page, as IMHO it should be.
Yup. But you'll notice that people found that so intrusive that when you open a page the site automatically scrolls the page down to actual content. So you may see the cover image as a flash, but otherwise you have to scroll back up the page to see it.

On the other hand, Y!G use the left column for group navigation, with the group you're currently in highlit. That has the advantage that it doesn't scroll away as you move down the page. Groups.io's page design doesn't have any "docked" (non-scrolling) banners or side bars, but if it did that might be a good place for the group name.

-- Shal


locked Signature LInes

SashieGirl <cathiep@...>
 

Hello All;  Thanks for all the information I have cleaned while lurking the last couple of days.  We just moved our group over from Yahoo and our members are asking if there is a way to create an automatic signature line? I have searched for one, but not run across it. It's information like name, state, what machine they use, and for shop owners and distributors, their store information.  Some like to post their websites as well.  Thanks in advance. 

cathie p



locked Re: invitations

Ro
 

im the list owner


Ro
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From: jhud7789@...
Subject: Re: [beta] invitations
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:56:07 -0600
To: beta@groups.io

If you are a list moderator, this might be the case because your list owner has not given you those types of permissions.
Joseph Hudson
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On Jan 17, 2016, at 7:54 PM, Ro <recarlton@...> wrote:

  I am  not able to customize the name or invitee email sections.   Very annoying to not be able to customize the name.  


Ro


locked Re: invitations

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

If you are a list moderator, this might be the case because your list owner has not given you those types of permissions.
Joseph Hudson
Email
I device support
Telephone
2543007667
Skype
joseph.hudson89 facebook
Twitter

FaceTime/iMessage

On Jan 17, 2016, at 7:54 PM, Ro <recarlton@...> wrote:

  I am  not able to customize the name or invitee email sections.   Very annoying to not be able to customize the name.  


Ro


locked invitations

Ro
 

  I am  not able to customize the name or invitee email sections.   Very annoying to not be able to customize the name. 


Ro


locked Re: How to set where the reply goes to?

Duane
 

Those would only be for your email. They're predefined in the program and I don't believe there's a way to change them. When an email is From and To only one person, the buttons act the same. If it were sent with multiple To addresses, then Reply All would send your reply to all of them, as well as the From.

Duane


locked Re: Wish List item--Daily Digest

Duane
 

I think that would require html digests which are on Mark's list of things to do/add. https://trello.com/c/8sm7FsYj/119-html-digests

Duane


locked Re: Group Name In Banner #suggestion

 

Hi Shal,

On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 03:59 pm, Shal Farley wrote:

"The group name is also on the tab itself. Perhaps shortened a bit if you have very many tabs open (as I often do)."

I guess I must have too many tabs opened because all I see on my tab is a blue envelope, no group names

"I could see putting the group name in somewhat larger font than the rest of that line. Or maybe bold. I realize that it takes some time for a new user to "get their bearings", but that location for the group name is actually fairly prominent once you've seen it: it is in the upper left corner bordered by the dark logo bar across the top, and the list of page links down the left."


I'm clearly newer to Groups.io than you are, but my guess is that many if not most users, especially our group members, are not going to notice such a small group name in that location.  Usability may be fine for the expert user, not so good for the non-expert user, which a vast majority of Groups.io users will likely be described as even over a period of time.  I think a much more obvious size, color, and location of the group's name makes lots of sense;  the way it is now the group's name is so small, light colored, and poorly located that pretty much every Groups.io page looks like every other Groups.io page.  I like my users to know they're on my group's site when they're on my group's site.  Yahoo! Groups definitely currently outshines Groups.io in this respect;  I believe that every page on Yahoo! Groups has both the group's picture banner and their group name in large type prominently displayed across the top of the page, as IMHO it should be. 

Best,

Mark Bielecki




 

 


locked Re: Why I truly appreciate Groups.io

 

The last straw for me was in my penultimate message to the Yahoo group. I spent considerable effort composing a clear, upbeat message that explained the move to Groups.io, working on it over several drafts to make sure everything was covered and clear.Then I checked "special notice," hit "Send," and waited. 

Bingo, up came the Yahoo "special of the day": A message in red -"Unable to send message." No explanation, of course. LOL. I laugh now, but at the time I actually thought to myself, "Well, this is it. I waited one day too long."

Just for the heck of it, I waited a few more minutes, hit "Send" again, and that time it went through. I decided not to wait any longer.

J



locked How to set where the reply goes to?

ro-esp
 

My ISP switched to a new format ("roundcube") recently, and I found that I now have two reply buttons - one called reply ,the other for "reply to list or all". That makes sense.

However, clicking either results to a message to the group. Can I set the group so that reply goes to the author and the other to the group? I can't seem to find the setting yet...


groetjes, Ronaldo


locked Re: Why I truly appreciate Groups.io

Ella Yu <ellaxyu@...>
 

That's great news.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Feathered Leader" <featheredleader@att.net
To: beta@groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:02:53 -0800
Subject: [beta] Why I truly appreciate Groups.io

Recently, I've had to interact with my Yahoo Groups more than I have in some time.

That was to be able to change things around to bring them here, or at least parts of them here, in some cases.

I was starkly reminded as to why I started the Yahoo Crusade, and that reminder made me truly appreciate Groups.io.

Here is what happened:

I had to go into the member list of one group and check their status, and in some cases, change it. In Yahoo now, if you go into the member list and adjust one person's status, when you are done, it flips back to where it started (top or bottom alpha depending on sort), and you have to go back to check your edit, it flips again and then you do the next person...wash...rinse...repeat

Good thing I didn't have to do this in my 600+ member group. Sheesh!

I also went to get some files. Sometimes they loaded fast. Sometimes they loaded slow, (file size not the issue), and sometimes they loaded and loaded and loaded, and I had to start over. FUN!

During this process, I had some moderated messages come in (notified me in mail). So I went to the management tab, and tried to un-moderate the messages. First, they wouldn't show up. So you hit reload over and over... poof, they show up. Then, I cleared them to go through.

Then I waited. One message appeared on the group, the other did not. I looked in my mail, had one message received and one not. More reloading, brought the second message to view, but the second message did not come through to my mail. It wasn't until the next day, that the second one arrived in mail.

Between all that, and being told "You don't have permission to do this" despite being the OWNER of the group, I was ready to chew my feathers!

So absolutely, no doubt, I appreciate groups.io immensely. It's nice to be able to go to a working interface, do moderation tasks, and read messages without problems. If I could leave Yahoo groups entirely, I probably would, but it wouldn't be appropriate to bring my Yahoo Crusade group over here....so we stick it out there until we see what the future brings for Yahoo.

But the future over here isn't so bright that I have to wear shades! ;)**

THANK YOU MARK!!!!!!!!!!

Nightowl >8#

**Yahoo's interface under NEO is so glaringly bright that I can't hardly stand to look at it very long, it hurts my eyes and upsets my vision.


locked Why I truly appreciate Groups.io

Nightowl >8#
 

Recently, I've had to interact with my Yahoo Groups more than I have in some time.

That was to be able to change things around to bring them here, or at least parts of them here, in some cases.

I was starkly reminded as to why I started the Yahoo Crusade, and that reminder made me truly appreciate Groups.io.

Here is what happened:

I had to go into the member list of one group and check their status, and in some cases, change it. In Yahoo now, if you go into the member list and adjust one person's status, when you are done, it flips back to where it started (top or bottom alpha depending on sort), and you have to go back to check your edit, it flips again and then you do the next person...wash...rinse...repeat

Good thing I didn't have to do this in my 600+ member group. Sheesh!

I also went to get some files. Sometimes they loaded fast. Sometimes they loaded slow, (file size not the issue), and sometimes they loaded and loaded and loaded, and I had to start over. FUN!

During this process, I had some moderated messages come in (notified me in mail). So I went to the management tab, and tried to un-moderate the messages. First, they wouldn't show up. So you hit reload over and over... poof, they show up. Then, I cleared them to go through.

Then I waited. One message appeared on the group, the other did not. I looked in my mail, had one message received and one not. More reloading, brought the second message to view, but the second message did not come through to my mail. It wasn't until the next day, that the second one arrived in mail.

Between all that, and being told "You don't have permission to do this" despite being the OWNER of the group, I was ready to chew my feathers!

So absolutely, no doubt, I appreciate groups.io immensely. It's nice to be able to go to a working interface, do moderation tasks, and read messages without problems. If I could leave Yahoo groups entirely, I probably would, but it wouldn't be appropriate to bring my Yahoo Crusade group over here...so we stick it out there until we see what the future brings for Yahoo.

But the future over here isn't so bright that I have to wear shades! ;)**

THANK YOU MARK!!!!!!!!!!

Nightowl >8#

**Yahoo's interface under NEO is so glaringly bright that I can't hardly stand to look at it very long, it hurts my eyes and upsets my vision.


locked Re: Group Name In Banner #suggestion

 

Mark B.,

Quickly figuring out which tab goes to which group could be made much
easier and would be much simpler if the group's name appeared in larger
type on the dark gray / black banner that goes across the top of the
page ...
The group name is also on the tab itself. Perhaps shortened a bit if you have very many tabs open (as I often do).

Right now as I type this post the name of the group that the tab is
opened to is in small blue type on a nearly white banner and is followed
by a slash and then the word Post in dark gray. If one was new to
Groups.io it would be somewhat difficult to find; certainly the group's
name is deserving of a little more focus on the group's pages?
I could see putting the group name in somewhat larger font than the rest of that line. Or maybe bold. I realize that it takes some time for a new user to "get their bearings", but that location for the group name is actually fairly prominent once you've seen it: it is in the upper left corner bordered by the dark logo bar across the top, and the list of page links down the left.

I guess what I'm saying is that I like the layout as it is, and wouldn't want to have something too intrusive there.

-- Shal