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Web/App notifications not working for new Chat messages #bug

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

while testing the Chat feature in the app I've found that I am not receiving Web/App notifications on the Web UI or the App for new chat messages.

Regards
Andy


Some files missing from export #bug

Gilbert Coville
 

Every month I do a full export of a couple of my groups. I do this by going to Settings->Export Group Data, checking all the boxes, and clicking the Export Group Data button.

This month, both exports are missing _some_ files from the Files section. The exports are missing .pdf, .jpg, and .jpeg files from the downloaded zip file. The companion .json files are still present in the download, but just the files are missing.

I tried it again a couple days later, but the results are the same.

Gilbert


moderated Re: "member message" urgently needs logging #suggestion #fixed

 

Great, thanks, Mark!


On Jun 3, 2021, at 10:34 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:



On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 08:52 PM, J_Catlady wrote:

This is a request for an exception to the inclusion of text in the logging of member messages: could Member Notices be exempting from the logging of the text?

I've changed it so that if you select a member notice when sending a message to a member (or members), we now log a pointer to that member notice, instead of showing the entire message in the activity log. This only applies to new messages, and it doesn't discriminate if you select a member notice and then edit it, it will still point to the member notice in the log and not show the (edited) message.

Cheers,
Mark


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moderated Re: "member message" urgently needs logging #suggestion #fixed

 

On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 08:52 PM, J_Catlady wrote:

This is a request for an exception to the inclusion of text in the logging of member messages: could Member Notices be exempting from the logging of the text?

I've changed it so that if you select a member notice when sending a message to a member (or members), we now log a pointer to that member notice, instead of showing the entire message in the activity log. This only applies to new messages, and it doesn't discriminate if you select a member notice and then edit it, it will still point to the member notice in the log and not show the (edited) message.

Cheers,
Mark


Re: Uncheck of Auto Follow Replies in Advanced Preferences is not saved #bug

 

>>>
 For Auto Follow Replies the manual states "This checkbox is selected automatically when you select Following Only" but to me that means that it is initially selected to try and be helpful and the fact that a check-box is there means I should be able to uncheck it.  If it's not supposed to be possible to uncheck it then it's pretty pointless being there and the comment in the manual is superfluous
<<<

Agreed, it's not working quite right.  Even if I personally don't see why someone who is FO wouldn't want to AFR their own replies, I agree that the way it behaves now, it's like "I'm always on as if the checkbox is disabled".

I think this is a case of the AdvPrefs UI-display/defaults init code doing its thing regardless without checking what AFR was previously set-to or changed-to.  Or it could be the uncheck is actually saved on the db but then the reopen resets it anyway overwriting it, maybe in the validation code part.
 
Cheers,
Christos


Re: New Locked Topic member notice #update

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 11:11 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be returned when someone emails a locked topic?
Anyone can attempt to send a message to a topic that was locked days or months or years ago. If the active member notice has changed in the interim, it most likely bears no relationship at all as to why these older topics were locked (if it still did, why would you change it?).

So I suggest no....unless you can somehow "save" the associated member notice with the topic.

- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is automatically locked based on the group's `Automatically lock topics older than N days` setting?
Unless you want to create a second "type" of Member Notice for this purpose, I suggest no.

I expire topics after 60 days for no other reason than I don't want people replying to something many years old after having accidentally inverted the sort order of the archive.

- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is automatically locked based on a hashtag's locking a topic after a specific duration?
Again, I suggest that topics locked based on a "timeout" of any kind calls for a separate member notice...if you want to go there at all.

- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is started with a hashtag that has the `Locked` checkbox checked? Or possibly a selector to pick which locked topic notice to send?
I don't see the advantage of this. If you want to explain why the topic is locked with the first message, just say why in the message.

Generally, I'd prefer that we stop while we're still on relatively solid ground.

My $0.02,
Bruce


Re: HTML formatting being stripped from Calendar Event notices #bug

 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 7:21 AM Yusuf Leo Schuman <lschuman1@...> wrote:
A group I maintain (BowlOfSaki@groups.io) is used to post daily messages to group members. The descriptions of these events are HTML formatted. Beginning 5/27, this HTML formatting is being stripped from notices sent to group members, and from Messages visible in the web UI. 

I have made no change to any group settings. Is this a deliberate change of system behavior? Or a bug?

On May 27th, I changed how some system notices, including #cal-notice messages were generated. Previously, they had ignored the group's Normalize HTML Emails setting, but after the change, they were no longer ignoring that setting. Your group has that checked, so you started seeing the result of that.

I've restored the previous behavior, and all new #cal-notice messages sent to your group should have the formatting.

Thanks,
Mark 


Re: Chat text entry field hidden on mobile #bug

 

Hi All,

This should be fixed now.

Thanks,
Mark


Re: RSVP event organisers cannot contact responders #bug

 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 9:04 AM Andy Wedge <andy_wedge@...> wrote:

I was going to raise this as a suggestion but then I see the manual says it should already be possible so it's here as a bug instead :-)

When I create an RSVP event, the person's email address that goes into the 'Organiser email' field (the event organiser) is unable to contact the responders as it says in the manual as the Actions button is not displayed.

The manual is incorrect in this case. The organizer email field is just a simple text field. We don't do anything with it, including linking it with a member or validating that the text entered even looks like an email address.

Thanks,
Mark 


RSVP event organisers cannot contact responders #bug

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

I was going to raise this as a suggestion but then I see the manual says it should already be possible so it's here as a bug instead :-)

When I create an RSVP event, the person's email address that goes into the 'Organiser email' field (the event organiser) is unable to contact the responders as it says in the manual as the Actions button is not displayed.

Regards
Andy


Re: New Locked Topic member notice #update

Andy Wedge
 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 04:11 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:

As usual, questions can generate more questions!

- Should the Active locked topic member notice be returned when someone emails a locked topic?
Do you mean in addition to the usual rejection message or in place of?
 
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is started with a hashtag that has the `Locked` checkbox checked? Or possibly a selector to pick which locked topic notice to send?
We use the 'locked' setting on the #poll-notice hashtag to 'encourage' people to use the web UI and vote online. A locked topic notice for a poll would therefore need to be worded different to effectively say 'go online to respond' whereas a normal locked topic response would be 'you can no longer respond'.  How do we differentiate?  If a poll topic is locked and the poll is closed, what happens then?

Regards
Andy


Re: New Locked Topic member notice #update

Glenn Glazer
 

Yes to the first.

I don't use the functionality of the other three, so I will defer to those who do.

Best,

Glenn

On 06/03/2021 08:10, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hi All,

I just pushed a new `Locked Topic` member notice. If there is an active locked topic member notice, it will be sent to the group when a topic is locked using the `Lock Topic` dropdown in the Topics page. Also, in the `Topic Properties` page, when you click the `Lock Topic` checkbox, a new selector appears allowing you to send a specific locked topic member notice to the group when you lock the topic.

There are some other possible places where this could be used, but I wanted to get feedback before making any other changes. Here are some questions:

- Should the Active locked topic member notice be returned when someone emails a locked topic?
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is automatically locked based on the group's `Automatically lock topics older than N days` setting?
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is automatically locked based on a hashtag's locking a topic after a specific duration?
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is started with a hashtag that has the `Locked` checkbox checked? Or possibly a selector to pick which locked topic notice to send?

Thanks,
Mark


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Re: Uncheck of Auto Follow Replies in Advanced Preferences is not saved #bug

 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 08:11 AM, Andy Wedge wrote:
If it's not supposed to be possible to uncheck it then it's pretty pointless being there and the comment in the manual is superfluous.
I would say not superfluous, but definitely needing clarification. As written, it sounds to me like it's uncheckable. And I agree with you that in that case, the box should not even be there (as I suggested after this was originally implemented) and in its place there could be a short informative blurb.
 
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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


Re: Uncheck of Auto Follow Replies in Advanced Preferences is not saved #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 04:02 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
after the long and drawn-out conversation about this awhile back, is that Auto-Follow Replies is now automatic when Following Only is checked.
Yes, I remember that topic only too well.  For Auto Follow Replies the manual states "This checkbox is selected automatically when you select Following Only" but to me that means that it is initially selected to try and be helpful and the fact that a check-box is there means I should be able to uncheck it.  If it's not supposed to be possible to uncheck it then it's pretty pointless being there and the comment in the manual is superfluous.

Andy


New Locked Topic member notice #update

 

Hi All,

I just pushed a new `Locked Topic` member notice. If there is an active locked topic member notice, it will be sent to the group when a topic is locked using the `Lock Topic` dropdown in the Topics page. Also, in the `Topic Properties` page, when you click the `Lock Topic` checkbox, a new selector appears allowing you to send a specific locked topic member notice to the group when you lock the topic.

There are some other possible places where this could be used, but I wanted to get feedback before making any other changes. Here are some questions:

- Should the Active locked topic member notice be returned when someone emails a locked topic?
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is automatically locked based on the group's `Automatically lock topics older than N days` setting?
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is automatically locked based on a hashtag's locking a topic after a specific duration?
- Should the Active locked topic member notice be sent when a topic is started with a hashtag that has the `Locked` checkbox checked? Or possibly a selector to pick which locked topic notice to send?

Thanks,
Mark


Re: Uncheck of Auto Follow Replies in Advanced Preferences is not saved #bug

 

My understanding, after the long and drawn-out conversation about this awhile back, is that Auto-Follow Replies is now automatic when Following Only is checked. I always wondered why it was even left as a check box (but always checked), and thought that the box was strictly informative - i.e., that Following Only now automatically implies Auto-Follow Replies and that AFR can't be unchecked.

So it's unclear whether the bug consists of allowing the box to even be unchecked, or on the other hand, not clearing the option when the box is unchecked.
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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


Uncheck of Auto Follow Replies in Advanced Preferences is not saved #bug

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

in Advanced Preferences, when Following Only is selected, it's not possible to uncheck and save Auto Follow Replies. If you expand the Advanced Preferences again after saving, Auto Follow Replies is still checked.

Regards
Andy


HTML formatting being stripped from Calendar Event notices #bug

Yusuf Leo Schuman
 

A group I maintain (BowlOfSaki@groups.io) is used to post daily messages to group members. The descriptions of these events are HTML formatted. Beginning 5/27, this HTML formatting is being stripped from notices sent to group members, and from Messages visible in the web UI. 

I have made no change to any group settings. Is this a deliberate change of system behavior? Or a bug?


Re: Chat text entry field hidden on mobile #bug

Andy Wedge
 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 12:57 AM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
I don't know if this is also happening in the app.

I've just been testing the Chat feature in the app and you can create the initial message to start a chat but after that there's no way to enter additional comments. There's no option to resize the display to reveal any hidden fields and switching from portrait to landscape does not help either.

Andy


Re: Beta Group Guidelines #meta

 

Glenn, it's one of those undocumented features, I didn't know it existed either until only a few months ago.  There's only a single (somewhat cryptic) line about it, in the Owner's manual, and in the Enterprize group admin section no less which most folks don't read:

Disable +1 Functionality
Select this checkbox to disable the automatic conversion of +1 email messages to likes.

I'll suggest in docs to add something about it in the User manual.

Cheers,
Christos



On 2021-06-01 10:17, Glenn Glazer via groups.io wrote:
If you reply to a post by email and just put +1 as your message text, it will be recorded as a Like. You cannot see Likes unless you use the Web UI though.

Andy

Oh, thanks. I didn't know that. TIL.


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