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locked Re: OT: question for anyone still running a Yahoo group

 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 04:38 PM, Duane wrote:
don't understand what this has to do with
It doesn't, which is why I prefaced it with OT, and why I asked specifically for PM responses, in hopes that it would not clutter up the message list.
Thanks to all the people who have so helpfully responded in PMs.
 
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locked Re: OT: question for anyone still running a Yahoo group

Duane
 

I don't understand what this has to do with "the Groups.io service and how it can be improved during our beta period".

Duane


moderated Re: Add Member Search Capability to Subscriber Directory Screen #suggestion #done

Duane
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 05:55 PM, Bill Hazel wrote:
Search should be able to find Username and/or email using partial information without an asterisk.
But only for those that have chosen to be included.  This would be a limitation for normal members looking for someone.  (Owners/Mods could use the Members list - which you can make available to members.)

Duane


moderated Re: Column Width Problem

Duane
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 06:26 PM, Duane wrote:
upper right and lower left
My bad, should be upper right and lower right  (note to self: proofread better)

Duane


moderated Re: Column Width Problem

Duane
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM, Rich Morin wrote:
I note that I no longer seem to have  count of members displayed _on that page_
The only choice that won't have the number (x-y of z) at the upper right and lower left is Infinite Scroll.  In that case, it will eventually be the number of members in the group!  This has been mentioned upmteen times on GMF.

Duane


moderated Add Member Search Capability to Subscriber Directory Screen #suggestion #done

Bill Hazel
 

Currently Administrators/Owners and Moderators have the ability to search the Members screen which is unavailable to Subscribers.
The Directory screen, available to Administrators/Owners, Moderators and Subscribers doesn't.

I request that the Directory page have Search capability also as depicted in modified screen shot below.
Search should be able to find Username and/or email using partial information without an asterisk.
A search for "Dave" would include all Daves in the directory as well as any email addresses with dave embedded George@... (fictional)    


This request is based on the long running and evolving thread (9+ months, 40+ posts) "Finding posts by a member" with the goal of providing a concise suggestion.


moderated Re: Column Width Problem

 

Thank for the tip!  I was expecting the adjustment to be on the page, but next time I'll peruse the settings before I complain. That said, I note that I no longer seem to have  count of members displayed _on that page_.  Owell.

-r


moderated Have the Message Search include all Subgroups

Scott Chase
 

Hi,
Most of my group members are active in our Main group and do all their searches from there. But, there is more content accumulating in our Subgroups, too.

A newer feature was already added to the Subgroup settings to "Allow Parent Subscribers to Post", which is great. But when members search from the Main Group, they see none of the Subgroup content in the search results, even if they are members or have posted content to a Subgroup as Allowed by that previous setting.

I'd like to see a checkbox on the Message Search popup that defaults to "Include your Subgroups in search". Then, in the main search results list, put the Subgroup name in brackets, at the beginning of each of the Subgroup titles in the resulting search results. Just like with e-mail. Then if they are a member of the group or are Allowed to post to that group, the content will be listed and they can click on it to get there and read it.

For example, try searching from this Main beta group for : getfiledirectory

I'd like it to return the following in the Search results...

[api]  Re: getfiledirectory
No, wait, I just forgot to set the limit high enough, which is why I only got a list of folders (there were more than 10 folders in my test folder). See, when I ask for a list of files in "/", and
By Samuel Murray · #182 · 3:07am

Thanks,
Scott Chase (GCH1-Discussions)


locked OT: question for anyone still running a Yahoo group

 

If anyone is still running a yahoo group, could you contact me offlist? I have some questions. I'm now running the groups.io "takeover" of our block's former yahoo group (they refused to transfer), but the yahoo group is still limping along in the background and I have some questions about what that moderator can and can't do in terms of inviting people to the old group, managing the membership list, etc. My email address is 
j.olivia.catlady [at] gmail.com, or you can PM me from this message.
Thanks.
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moderated Re: Column Width Problem

Chris Jones
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 10:03 PM, Rich Morin wrote:
Even at our current 24 members, being limited to viewing 20 members at a time is a nuisance
Go to your Account settings, then Preferences; scroll down the page to Items Per Page; this will currently be on "20" but it can be set to 50, 100 or Infinite Scroll. If you change the setting don't forget to Update Preferences.

Note that this is an account level setting and will affect the presentation of all your groups. I have not tried it myself but there has been mention of Infinite Scroll sometimes giving trouble; others will be able to clarify. 

Chris


moderated Re: Column Width Problem

 

I also find it annoying that the email address column is (a) too narrow and (b) not adjustable. I'd like to have more reasonable default widths, as well as a way to adjust column widths interactively. (For extra credit, the web site could save my preferences somewhere.)

On a vaguely related note, I'd like to be able to (arbitrarily) increase the number of entries that are displayed.  I'm currently in the process of migrating a 600+ member meetup. Even at our current 24 members, being limited to viewing 20 members at a time is a nuisance; I hate to think what it will be like as the migration continues.

-r


moderated Re: Downloadable Groups.io Manual

txercoupemuseum.org
 

Thanks!

WRB

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On Jan 19, 2020, at 2:29 PM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 12:26 PM, West Coast Compañeros Staff wrote:
As far as I know, you won't receive any more messages in topics that are already in progress, so you won't have to do anything more to Unfollow them
That's correct. 
If there are any topics in progress that you are particularly interested in following, I think you would need to make a brief reply to them using the web interface. If there is a better way to do this, I hope someone more knowledgeable will chime in.
Brief reply is probably the easiest way, but if not wanting to reply, you can go to All Topics in your groups.io page, click on the topic you want to follow, and then click on "follow this topic" at the top.

 
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moderated Re: Downloadable Groups.io Manual

txercoupemuseum.org
 

Robert,

Thank you.  I’ve never done any of this (to me such options are new and little time to figure out how to use), but your suggestions are to the point and I will try them and let you know how that works out.

Thanks!

WRB

“We should be thankful we don’t get all the government we pay for.” - Boss Kettering 

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On Jan 19, 2020, at 2:26 PM, West Coast Compañeros Staff <westcoastcompaneros@...> wrote:

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 11:46 AM, West Coast Compañeros Staff wrote:
At first, with the large number of topics in progress in GMF, you may need to Unfollow quite a few threads (again, using the footer options), but after that initial investment of time your participation in the group should become much more feasible for you. When you click on the Groups.io logo on the left side of the top blue bar, you wil have the option of viewing all topics or just those that you are following.
Sorry, the bold section in the quoted paragraph is wrong. As far as I know, you won't receive any more messages in topics that are already in progress, so you won't have to do anything more to Unfollow them. If there are any topics in progress that you are particularly interested in following, I think you would need to make a brief reply to them using the web interface. If there is a better way to do this, I hope someone more knowledgeable will chime in.

Robert R.


moderated Re: Downloadable Groups.io Manual

 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 12:26 PM, West Coast Compañeros Staff wrote:
As far as I know, you won't receive any more messages in topics that are already in progress, so you won't have to do anything more to Unfollow them
That's correct. 
If there are any topics in progress that you are particularly interested in following, I think you would need to make a brief reply to them using the web interface. If there is a better way to do this, I hope someone more knowledgeable will chime in.
Brief reply is probably the easiest way, but if not wanting to reply, you can go to All Topics in your groups.io page, click on the topic you want to follow, and then click on "follow this topic" at the top.

 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Downloadable Groups.io Manual

West Coast Compañeros Staff
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 11:46 AM, West Coast Compañeros Staff wrote:
At first, with the large number of topics in progress in GMF, you may need to Unfollow quite a few threads (again, using the footer options), but after that initial investment of time your participation in the group should become much more feasible for you. When you click on the Groups.io logo on the left side of the top blue bar, you wil have the option of viewing all topics or just those that you are following.
Sorry, the bold section in the quoted paragraph is wrong. As far as I know, you won't receive any more messages in topics that are already in progress, so you won't have to do anything more to Unfollow them. If there are any topics in progress that you are particularly interested in following, I think you would need to make a brief reply to them using the web interface. If there is a better way to do this, I hope someone more knowledgeable will chime in.

Robert R.


moderated Re: Downloadable Groups.io Manual

West Coast Compañeros Staff
 

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 08:57 AM, txercoupemuseum.org wrote:
I am receiving upwards of a hundred emails in 24 hours from GMF.  As Owner of two groups that have operated decades with very little “moderation” I just can’t afford the time necessary to separate the wheat from the chaff.  So I will soon unsubscribe...I have another life which cannot afford the seemingly ever-increasing time necessary to even skim all these questions and answers.  Too much “noise”
WRB --

Before you take the radical step of unsubscribing, consider trying one of the advanced subscription options. (From the left side menu, select Subscription, then scroll down and click on Advanced Preferences.) The combination that might be most useful for your situation is Following Only, First Message Also, and Auto Follow Replies. These settings will work if you have selected Individual Emails or Digest, but do not override Special Notices or No Email.

With those options selected you should receive the first message in a new topic. You can choose Follow in the message footer if you want to continue receiving messages in this topic. Replying to the message has the same effect. If you do nothing, you won't get anything further on this topic. You will also receive all messages in topics that you start.

At first, with the large number of topics in progress in GMF, you may need to Unfollow quite a few threads (again, using the footer options), but after that initial investment of time your participation in the group should become much more feasible for you. When you click on the Groups.io logo on the left side of the top blue bar, you wil have the option of viewing all topics or just those that you are following.

Robert R.


moderated Re: Column Width Problem

Chris Jones
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 05:51 PM, Laurence Marks wrote:
Ctrl&- and Ctrl&+ ARE the browser's zoom functions.
As is a box in a drop - down.

Chris


moderated Re: Column Width Problem

Laurence Marks
 

Chris, Ctrl&- and Ctrl&+ ARE the browser's zoom functions.

Larry

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moderated Re: Column Width Problem

Chris Jones
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 05:28 PM, Laurence Marks wrote:
Have you considered simply pressing CTRL and - a time or two to zoon out when you are in this situation?
Or using the browser's zoom function. Well sort of... but it reduces the font size (obviously!) so at best I would see it as a stop - gap measure.

I would have hoped that every page would display correctly irrespective of the aspect ratio of a DU. (And I have since discovered that 4:3 is not an obsolete concept.)

Going from a page that "works" to the Member List, having to zoom out to see what status flags there are, doing anything necessary, then resetting the zoom before going on to another page that works correctly doesn't look like a long - term answer.

Chris


moderated Re: Finding posts by a member

Duane
 

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 10:28 AM, Donald Hellen wrote:
It would be great to have a Boolean search capability
On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 10:24 AM, Bill Hazel wrote:
What steps would I take to find a user in this group named Rony. (Just a random name I picked)
Is there an easy way to do this?
This conversation is drifting from the intent of the beta group - "to discuss the Groups.io service and how it can be improved during our beta period" (though I think we might better describe it as at least gamma ;>).  We should continue discussion on GMF or Group_Help.  I think I have answers.  If not someone else probably will.

BTW, Boolean should work if you use the correct terminology.

Duane