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locked Re: Delete Group

Nightowl >8#
 

Frances,

Some may have said that, I can't remember, but it should at least be an option, because for example, I'm not able to be here all the time anymore like I used to, to adjust member settings when needed.

I think it would be fine as an option, for the owner to choose who can have that access.

Sorry if there was any confusion.

Brenda


locked Re: Delete Group

Frances
 

Sorry, I thought that some earlier said that they did not want anyone apart from the owner(s) getting hold of membership lists. I am easy about that!

Frances

On Feb 17 15, at 6:05 PM, Feathered Leader <featheredleader@att.net> wrote:

Frances wrote:>>I totally agree that moderators shouldn’t be able to delete a group. Perhaps they should not have access to the members’ list too.<<
Brenda wrote:
No, I disagree on the members list. I need my moderators to be able to have access to that and to help me maintain the settings on the members when needed.


locked Re: Problem with reply marker

Nightowl >8#
 

Hmmm. The blue line is back, maybe I just did something wrong.

Sorry about that,

Brenda


locked Re: Delete Group

Nightowl >8#
 

Frances wrote:>>I totally agree that moderators shouldn’t be able to delete a group. Perhaps they should not have access to the members’ list too.<<

No, I disagree on the members list. I need my moderators to be able to have access to that and to help me maintain the settings on the members when needed.

As for not letting moderators have the ability to delete a group, I would still be fine with it if the owner selected the moderator to give that ability to. But that's why Mark would have to separate "Modify Group Settings and Delete Group" into two privileges for that, so that Delete Group would be by it self as a choice.

Brenda


locked Problem with reply marker

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark,

I just replied to the Delete Group thread, and there was no blue line marker that I could locate when I tried to get back to the message I had replied to.

Has it disappeared again for some reason, or did I do something wrong?

Brenda


locked Re: Delete Group

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark, an important question.

Regarding owners disappearing, (which I know you said you will discuss at a later date),

Is it ok here for us to have 2 or more than e-mail addresses subscribed as an owner? For example, In my Yahoo groups, I always had two IDs as owner in case something happened to one of them.

I also frequently have JohnF be owner or Moderator of them as yet another backup.

So are multiple IDs allowed to be present in an IO group as owner or moderators to give us a backup if something happens to one of the e-mail addresses? I don't make a secret of who they are, it's not like I'm pretending to be someone else.

Thanks, & please let me know

Brenda


locked Re: Delete Group

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark wrote:>>How about if I change it so that Delete Group isn't a privilege, it's just something that only group owners can do (not moderators)?<<

Hi Mark,

That would work for me too. :) Sorry it took me so long to reply.

Brenda


locked Re: Replying to poster off-list

 

On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 11:00 PM, D R Stinson <dano@...> wrote:
Is there a way to reply to a poster off-list? I'm not finding it if there is.

I just pushed this to the site. Now when you reply to a message on the site, you can reply to the sender or reply to the group.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: No returns in Welcome message

 

We always send a plain text part with our HTML emails.

Thanks,
Mark

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:46 AM, Laurence Taylor <g7mzh@...> wrote:
On 17 Feb 2015 00:04, Mark Fletcher wrote:

> I believe this was an issue with plain text only groups. I've changed it
> so that all member notices (welcome/pending/leave/etc) are now HTML and
> when editing/creating them, you get the HTML editor.

Does this mean that plain text readers are sent HTML? Or will there be a
plain text part also?

--
rgds
LAurence
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locked Re: No returns in Welcome message

Laurence Taylor
 

On 17 Feb 2015 00:04, Mark Fletcher wrote:

I believe this was an issue with plain text only groups. I've changed it
so that all member notices (welcome/pending/leave/etc) are now HTML and
when editing/creating them, you get the HTML editor.
Does this mean that plain text readers are sent HTML? Or will there be a
plain text part also?

--
rgds
LAurence
<><


locked Re: Wish - muted and followed for a specific group

 

Mark,

It's not difficult to do, really the thing I'm trying to figure out is
where to put the links to those. If I put them in the sidebar, that
might make the sidebar really looooong. But I'm not sure where else they
should go.
You could model it on the way it is done at the main page.

At a group's pages the Messages and HashTags in the sidebar could show the list of all messages and hashtags (as they do now).

If the member has any followed or muted threads then the Messages tab could grow Muted and/or Followed sub-tabs. Clicking one of those shows the appropriate subset in the Threads, Messages, or Expanded views.

Likewise for HashTags. Though in the case of HashTags it looks like there's plenty of room for a Followed column and a Muted column in a group's Hashtags list, and if those column headings were sortable it isn't clear that the subset tabs would be needed.

Speaking of the main page, its Hashtags could use the [Threads] link found in the group's Hashtag list. And again maybe columns for Muted and Followed instead of sub-tabs would be more facile to use, so long as all columns are sortable. Does there need to be any difference, other than the Group column, between the Hashtags list on the main page and on a Groups' page?

Going back to messages, I'd almost suggest that Muted and Followed just be columns in the thread/message list too. There are only two columns now. But those lists seem busy enough (with the content snippet, author, and message count), and I expect those lists to be much longer, so in this case the sub-tabs may be more facile to use.

Or am I looking at things sideways again?

-- Shal


locked Re: Site Updates #changelog

Judy F.
 

Thanks that clears that up. 

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io]
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 8:33 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Site Updates #updates

 

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 5:31 PM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:

Hi Mark, for the goodbye message item, is there any type of message that is being sent, i.e. rejection message? 

 

 

If you reject a pending subscriber and do not have a rejection message defined, then no message is sent to them.

 

Thanks,

Mark 


locked Re: Site Updates #changelog

 

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 5:31 PM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:

Hi Mark, for the goodbye message item, is there any type of message that is being sent, i.e. rejection message? 

 


If you reject a pending subscriber and do not have a rejection message defined, then no message is sent to them.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Site Updates #changelog

Judy F.
 

Hi Mark, for the goodbye message item, is there any type of message that is being sent, i.e. rejection message? 

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io]
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 8:23 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: [beta] Site Updates #updates

 

Changes to the site today:

  • Easy Google Group transfer is now available, redid the transfer page.
  • Changed permissions so that only group owners can delete groups.
  • Work on tracking down duplicate emails.
  • All member notifications are now HTML, even if the group is plaintext only.
  • Don't send goodbye message to a pending member that's been rejected.
  • New member notice: rejected application

Mark


locked Site Updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site today:

  • Easy Google Group transfer is now available, redid the transfer page.
  • Changed permissions so that only group owners can delete groups.
  • Work on tracking down duplicate emails.
  • All member notifications are now HTML, even if the group is plaintext only.
  • Don't send goodbye message to a pending member that's been rejected.
  • New member notice: rejected application

Mark


locked Re: Wish - muted and followed for a specific group

 

Hi Frances,

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Frances <travel@...> wrote:
I wish that we could see muted and followed within a particular group.

I always have to remember to go out of my specific group to the main inbox for all my groups. I keep hunting for the links!

However if it is only me, well, don’t worry about it. I will get used to it.

It's not just you. I've got this on the todo list. It's not difficult to do, really the thing I'm trying to figure out is where to put the links to those. If I put them in the sidebar, that might make the sidebar really looooong. But I'm not sure where else they should go.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Pending members

 

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 5:47 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
I've been playing with this area this morning.  One thing I would like to see added to the Pending members page is a reject button with a predefinable (is that even a word?) message to be included.  One of my groups is restricted to paying members of our club.  I'd like a Reject to include information on how they could join, maybe even a file attachment.

I was surprised there wasn't a reject message; clearly an oversight on my part. You can now specify a Reject message which will be sent if you reject a pending subscription.

I also noticed that if I declined to let them (actually my "user" account) join they were sent the Goodbye message, even though they'd never really been a member.  Having the separate Reject option should take care of that.

This has been fixed.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Delete Group

Judy F.
 

Thanks Mark. 

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io]
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 7:02 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Re: Delete Group

 

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 3:46 PM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:

I agree with you also David.  I know I don't want a moderator to have full
access, meaning they can delete a group.  They may be your buddy today, but
tomorrow they may be vindictive and what better way to get even than to
delete the group.

 

I just pushed the change. Only owners can delete a group now.

 

Thanks,

Mark 


locked Re: No returns in Welcome message

 

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
More playing this morning.  I noticed that the Welcome message was one long paragraph instead of the 7 distinct sections that it should be.  The Goodbye was also one block instead of 2.  I think this was a problem in the past that got fixed, but seems to have reverted.

I believe this was an issue with plain text only groups. I've changed it so that all member notices (welcome/pending/leave/etc) are now HTML and when editing/creating them, you get the HTML editor. 

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Delete Group

 

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 3:46 PM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:
I agree with you also David.  I know I don't want a moderator to have full
access, meaning they can delete a group.  They may be your buddy today, but
tomorrow they may be vindictive and what better way to get even than to
delete the group.


I just pushed the change. Only owners can delete a group now.

Thanks,
Mark