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locked Re: Replying to poster off-list

Judy F.
 

Glad you asked that Dano, I haven't found it either.
Judy F.
SW Florida - USA

-----Original Message-----
From: D R Stinson [mailto:dano@mt.net]
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 2:00 AM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: [beta] Replying to poster off-list #messages

Is there a way to reply to a poster off-list? I'm not finding it if there is.
Dano


locked Replying to poster off-list

 

Is there a way to reply to a poster off-list? I'm not finding it if there is.
Dano


locked Re: Possible bug?

 

Mark,

However, I have also changed it so that when you click on the
unsubscribe link, you are asked to verify that you wish to unsubscribe
(in other words one click becomes two clicks). I did this because I
found evidence in the logs that at least a couple people are behind a
firewall or some other system that automatically clicks on every link in
the emails they receive.
...
(addendum: doing some quick sleuthing, it may be that some
accessibility/screen reading software is responsible for this. I'm
reaching out to the people I see in the logs that have had this happen
to them to get more information.)
Maybe a tad off-topic, but... Yikes?

That sounds like an open door to an exploit site. But I suppose if whatever is fetching the pages is careful with the content (isn't simply passing it to an HTML parser) there's less chance of a nasty surprise. Still, the whole concept that my reader would go out and access content from unknown sites without my express say-so would make me very nervous.

This was my fear when I did the one click unsubscribe. I had done some
research beforehand about this and all I read said that this wouldn't be
a problem.
As I read Google's guidelines it seems that a confirmation click is acceptable.
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/81126#unsub

-- Shal


locked Re: Possible bug?

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Hi Mar,
Thank you, very much appreciated.

On 13 Feb 2015, at 23:03, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM, christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I forgot to mention something in this thread.
The member isn't doing a thing to cause this unsubscription notification to be generated. They could just be participating when all of a sudden they receive a notification that they have been unsubscribed. It has just happened to another member.
I appreciate the bug fix, but perhaps a clarification was in order. I did mention this to Support but not here.
Sorry for any confusion caused.


I do believe that in at least some cases, accessibility software is causing all the links in an email to be clicked, which would cause this behavior (seeing a message saying you've been unsubscribed, and then they're magically subscribed again). The verification click should put a stop to this.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Wiki Links

Frances
 

Yes there is a small box that you can untick if you want to open in the same page.
Bottom left corner of the popup box.

Frances

On Feb 13 15, at 11:33 PM, dalemonator@... wrote:

I believe it is available when you create the link.  There's a check box as I recall.  I've set mine up to do same page rather than new, so I know it can be done.


locked Re: Wiki Links

RS
 

I believe it is available when you create the link.  There's a check box as I recall.  I've set mine up to do same page rather than new, so I know it can be done.


locked Wiki Links

 

I want to create our wiki. And want to link some pages. Every links opened in a new tab. There must be also a choise for opening in the same tab.

sy


locked Site Updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site today:

  • Fixed calender reminder intervals not being set correctly.
  • Changed one click unsubscribe to two click unsubscribe because a few people use email programs that click every link automatically.
  • Made member search case insensitive.
  • Replies to digest messages now bounce back with a helpful error message.
  • Instagram integration fix for accounts with no photos yet and better error messages.
  • We now attach the original message when we send out pending message notification emails.
  • We now display an error message when a pending message has already been approved/rejected.
  • Fixed Back/Update button behavior when viewing or modifying an event in the calendar.

sweat_smile

Have a good weekend everybody!

Mark


locked Re: Changing Group Name #bug

 

Hi Brenda,

The welcome message is generated when you first create the group. You can then edit it at any time, by going into Settings and clicking on Member Notices. 

If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't generate the welcome message when you create the group. I'd just have a default welcome message if the owner hasn't set one themselves. And that default would have the current group name. I'll put it on the todo list to change this, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to get to it.

Thanks,
Mark

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Feathered Leader <featheredleader@...> wrote:
Mark,

BTW

Please read post #71 in Owlperch. There is a problem with the embedded links and I don't know how to explain it better than that post, and I didn't think I should re-post it in here.

Thanks,

Brenda







locked Re: Possible bug?

 

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM, christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I forgot to mention something in this thread.
The member isn't doing a thing to cause this unsubscription notification to be generated. They could just be participating when all of a sudden they receive a notification that they have been unsubscribed. It has just happened to another member.
I appreciate the bug fix, but perhaps a clarification was in order. I did mention this to Support but not here.
Sorry for any confusion caused.


I do believe that in at least some cases, accessibility software is causing all the links in an email to be clicked, which would cause this behavior (seeing a message saying you've been unsubscribed, and then they're magically subscribed again). The verification click should put a stop to this.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: moderating

 

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Frances <travel@...> wrote:
It seems that there is a small problem when another moderator approves a message before you get to it.

I click on the web link in the notification email and it launches a new window. But nothing happens - just the URL is displayed. No message saying that there is no message to moderate. So I am assuming that this isn’t a glitch with this particular email since I can see that the message was approved already. It would be nice to have a message that there is no unapproved message anymore.

An error message is now displayed. Error messages, or a lack thereof, are a bit of a weak spot at the moment. I've been thinking about ways to design the error system and think I've figured things out, but I need to integrate it completely into the system.

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: moderating

Judy F.
 

I agree with you Frances.

Judy F.
SW Florida - USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Frances [mailto:travel@tansymews.ca]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:43 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: [beta] moderating

It seems that there is a small problem when another moderator approves a message before you get to it.

I click on the web link in the notification email and it launches a new window. But nothing happens - just the URL is displayed. No message saying that there is no message to moderate. So I am assuming that this isn’t a glitch with this particular email since I can see that the message was approved already. It would be nice to have a message that there is no unapproved message anymore.

Just a nice thing, not a gotta have.

Frances


locked Re: suggestion about (replies to) digests

Judy F.
 

Mark, thank you.  This is great and something that Yahoo should have been doing. 

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 1:52 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] suggestion about (replies to) digests

 

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 9:31 PM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:

Glad to hear that.  I thing I would like it better if it bounced back to the sender.  So many times we send something and we think it went and it’s probably still floating around in cyber land.  Hopefully the error message will explain why it is being returned and the sender doesn’t have to try and figure out why it was returned.

 

All new digests will be sent out from an address that, if replied to, sends back the following error message:

 

You have replied to a digest message, which is not permitted.. Please click on the 'Reply to this message' link under the message you'd like to reply to, and you will be taken to a page to enter your reply.

 

 

Thanks,

Mark 


locked Re: Instagram integration

Judy F.
 

Thanks Mark, I wasn’t rushing you just wanted to make sure since there had been a number of Instagram messages. 

 

Again I say, you are going above and beyond to try to meet everyone’s needs, wants, would be nice to have items.  I would have left the country by now.  LOL

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 1:12 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Instagram integration

 

Hi Judy,

 

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 9:32 PM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:

Mark, will you still be planning on having photos in the group along with albums?  This is absolutely necessary for one of the groups that I own and also the buying and selling group. 

 

Yes, there will be a photos area. At the moment I've been focused on two main things:

 

- Bug fixes

- Improving the core 'list functionality' 

 

Once things calm down I'll be able to shift back to adding new features, including photos.

 

Thanks!

Mark


locked Re: Site updates #changelog

 

Mark,

I'm so glad someone got that. :)
I have a PDP-11, and I'm not afraid to use it.

-- Shal
Not that I have any idea what to use it for nowadays...


locked Re: Possible bug?

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Hi all,
I forgot to mention something in this thread.
The member isn't doing a thing to cause this unsubscription notification to be generated. They could just be participating when all of a sudden they receive a notification that they have been unsubscribed. It has just happened to another member.
I appreciate the bug fix, but perhaps a clarification was in order. I did mention this to Support but not here.
Sorry for any confusion caused.

On 13 Feb 2015, at 11:31, christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@icloud.com> wrote:

Hi all,
Sorry for the vague subject, but is there a possible bug with the one click unsubscribe feature?
I am receiving concerns or complaints from members saying they have received notification that they were unsubscribed. The strange thing is we owners and moderators are not getting such notifications. Also, when we check the members pages it is discovered that they are, in fact, still subscribed.
I did write to support, but thought I would ask here as well while we are on the subject of one click unsubscribe.
Thank you, any responses greatly appreciated.
Kindest regards
Chris H


locked Re: Instagram integration

Judy F.
 

Frances, that’s why I asked the question, we need the albums, etc. on the group.

 

Judy

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Frances [mailto:travel@...]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 9:07 AM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Instagram integration

 

Hi

 

You can send photos as attachments - someone in my group did yesterday.

 

There just isn’t a place to house them on the site, other than see them as attachments.

 

Frances

 

On Feb 13 15, at 12:32 AM, J. Faulkner <jfaulkner44@...> wrote:

 

Mark, will you still be planning on having photos in the group along with albums?  This is absolutely necessary for one of the groups that I own and also the buying and selling group.

 

Thanks,

 

Judy F.

SW Florida - USA

 

From: Mark Fletcher [mailto:markf@corp.groups.io] 
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:28 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Instagram integration

 

What the Instagram integration is, is a way to follow an Instagram account. Any pics posted to the followed Instagram account are automatically sent to the group. I'm not all that familiar with Instagram, but I'm guessing you could set up an account there and share it with people. Or you could follow multiple Instagram accounts.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Mark

 

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Frances <travel@...> wrote:

Has anyone tried this yet? Can there be more than one person posting through the integration? Or do I need to create a specific Instagram account for my group if I want others to be able to post pictures to our group. Or if I enable it for my group, does that then move it into the Member Integrations area so that others can use it for their own accounts? Any limitation on the number of people using the integration?

I am not an Instagram user but I realize, especially with younger users, this would be popular.

Thanks.

Frances




 

 


locked moderating

Frances
 

It seems that there is a small problem when another moderator approves a message before you get to it.

I click on the web link in the notification email and it launches a new window. But nothing happens - just the URL is displayed. No message saying that there is no message to moderate. So I am assuming that this isn’t a glitch with this particular email since I can see that the message was approved already. It would be nice to have a message that there is no unapproved message anymore.

Just a nice thing, not a gotta have.

Frances


locked Changing Group Name #bug

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark,

BTW

Please read post #71 in Owlperch. There is a problem with the embedded links and I don't know how to explain it better than that post, and I didn't think I should re-post it in here.

Thanks,

Brenda


locked Re: No thin blue line marker

Nightowl >8#
 

Never mind, I realized I replied without actually replying to that exact message.
I changed the title and posted a new post.

Sorry about that.

Brenda