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moderated Re: editing hashtags #suggestion

 

Same here. Was wondering. It's annoying this way.
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J

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moderated Re: editing hashtags #suggestion

Duane
 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 11:32 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
It's on "the next page"; click on the hashtag (in the hashtags list) and there it is
Yes, I do it that way now, but was wondering why it was moved.

Duane


moderated Re: editing hashtags #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 05:25 PM, Duane wrote:
I could almost swear that at one time there was an Edit button on the Hashtags page for those that were allowed to edit them, next to the mute button.

It's on "the next page"; click on the hashtag (in the hashtags list) and there it is, subject to the individual moderator-specific permission Create or Modify Hashtags.

Chris


moderated editing hashtags #suggestion

Duane
 

I could almost swear that at one time there was an Edit button on the Hashtags page for those that were allowed to edit them, next to the mute button.  It would sure be handy to have this to save a couple of clicks when a hashtag needs editing, unless there's some reason it's not feasible.

Thanks,
Duane


moderated Re: Feature requests/Canny after two weeks

Chris Jones
 

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 06:23 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Please, let's limit this thread to only discussing the possibility of switching off Canny and using hashtags instead,

Mark; May I be so bold as to offer a few suggestions about this?

 

Insofar as any consensus has emerged it would appear to be for a single forum for the “development” of Groups.io. I can see why that in at least some circumstances you might wish or need to distinguish between Basic and Premium / Enterprise Owners but for the moment I am going to assume that you might be able to achieve this from the email addresses of the members of a Development Group; for the moment I will assume that this group will be beta in an ongoing form.

 

I think there are clear benefits to be had from changing the way Hashtags can be used on beta, perhaps to the point where every New Topic has to have at least one hashtag in its subject. However, I think there are major drawbacks to the way hashtags currently operate on beta, and I would suggest the following change.

 

Subscribers should only be able to Use Existing Hashtags. When I started putting this together 3 days ago there were 141 hashtags, which IMHO is simply silly. Now there are 146. Some are clearly near – duplicates of others; others have no obvious meaning and so on. (Some of the duplicates are the result of members misspelling something or using a plural where a singular already existed… or vice versa.) I submit that hashtags could and would be more effective if the list was drastically culled so that subscribers had a list of perhaps a couple of dozen to choose from; hashtags need only be high – level indicators of the subject area – they do not need to dig down into the weeds to pinpoint some precise area of Groups.io operation; if that were the case then every checkbox (etc) would need to have an associated hashtag that had to accompany a topic about it, and that would be absurd. If it were to be found that there was a clear omission from the list of hashtags then it would be the work of seconds to plug the gap, but users would not be able to do it. In addition, as you have already suggested there could be a number of Moderator Only “progress” hashtags that can be retrospectively added to a subject to show its status, ranging from perhaps #SorryButNo to #Done; I think this would be seriously beneficial.

 

I could continue with further suggestions the above is quite enough for now.

 

Chris


moderated Re: Adding a picture crashes the post #bug

 

Sorry posted here and should have been in the app group. So please disregard


locked Re: Hashtags for single messages (not topics) #suggestion

 

And on third thought (caffeinated), it's not really possible, because titles are attached to topics, not messages, and hashtags are added to titles.
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J

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moderated Re: Creating posts gets funky #bug

 

Yup and compounded by using the app to post.


locked Re: Hashtags for single messages (not topics) #suggestion

 

I don't really see this happening, though, and I agree with Chris that with the number of users already confused now by hashtags, adding message-hashtag functionality would just make things worse.
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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


locked Re: Hashtags for single messages (not topics) #suggestion

 

The problem with implementing the suggestion is that as hashtags are designed and work in groups.io, they operate on topics, not on individual messages. They are different from hashtags as used in other media. They act nontrivially on topics and do things you can't do to messages, such as limiting the duration of the topic, causing it to be locked or moderated, etc. etc. etc..

I could envision a different hashtag operator that would act on individual messages, rather than topics, but that would be a different operator and would probably require a different symbol (and probably name, just to avoid confusion). For example, you could use ## for the current "topic hashtags" and # for the "message hashtags", the kind requested here. It would be a very big change and probably infeasible from the standpoint of users already used to the current hashtags. Or maybe, the opposite: you could keep current hashtags the same (using #) and use ## for the new (message) hashtags.
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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


locked Re: Hashtags for single messages (not topics) #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 05:43 AM, Gretchin Lair wrote:
I'd love to see hashtags available for single messages within topics
IMHO that will make the use of hastags even messier than it sometimes is now.

Chris


moderated Re: Web/Online FOLLOW functionality enhancement #suggestion

 

Christos,

Enable the Follow/Unfollow functionality not just at the All Groups-
All Topics central hub, but also anytime one is in topic (or maybe
also message) view in any group; or at least enable it based on
whether someone has set a specific group's subscription to
Following-Only or not.
See also:
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/33659
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/24550
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/16297253
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/28877779

Shal


locked Hashtags for single messages (not topics) #suggestion

Gretchin Lair
 

I'd love to see hashtags available for single messages within topics, not just whole topics. For instance, #bestof, #messageoftheweek, #archive, or the first message in a topic where the replies don’t matter. Provide a link to see the whole thread from that message. 


moderated Re: Creating posts gets funky #bug

Duane
 

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 09:58 PM, William Ellis wrote:
I was creating a post and when it gets too long the text scrolls under the keyboard.
Looks like you skipped this part of the earlier message from Mark, " the app@beta.groups.io account.... All app discussion should happen in that subgroup."

Duane


moderated Re: Adding a picture crashes the post #bug

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM, William Ellis wrote:

If you select the picture icon to add a image to a posting, the post crashes and you are sent to the home screen.

William,

That is not normal. I cannot repeat that behavior. My initial suggestion would be to reboot your browser and see if the problem persists.

Are you saying that the crash happens just by clicking on the "Add Picture" icon?

Is this repeatable for you? If so, please give details including file size and type and the machine type (PC MAC, etc) and browser type and at what step the "crash" happens.

What do you mean by "home screen"?
 
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Gerald


moderated Re: Creating posts gets funky #bug

 

>>> I was creating a post and when it gets too long the text scrolls under the keyboard...
 
Under the keyboard?  Did you mean to send this (and your other message as well) to the mobile phone app subgroup?

Cheers,
Christos


moderated Adding a picture crashes the post #bug

 

If you select the picture icon to add a image to a posting, the post crashes and you are sent to the home screen.


moderated Creating posts gets funky #bug

 

I was creating a post and when it gets too long the text scrolls under the keyboard. You start typing blind, the only way to see is to hard scroll the window. But then you loose the keyboard.


moderated Proposed individual member profile page changers #suggestion

Rick N
 

I'd like to propose shortening the vertical height of the member profile page with the following modifications to reduce the amount of scrolling required.

1. The Email Delivery box would be a normally rolled up display, like the Advanced Preferences. The title bar would show the current setting, as in "Email Delivery - Individual Messages".  It would only need to be opened to make changes.

2. The Signature box would likewise be normally closed, and its title would be either "Signature - Blank" or "Signature - Custom", depending on whether anything was entered. It would also only need to be opened to see or set the Signature settings.

3. The Posting Privileges box, on the other hand, should probably be left as-is. The choices are much more complex than for say Email Delivery.


Rick


moderated Membership page column spacing #suggestion

Rick N
 

On a group membership page, the data columns are evenly sized.  The Email columnar data tends to be very wide, often cutoff and hidden by the Delivery column, which is narrow.

Could the Email column be made wider, with a narrower Delivery column?  Rather than two even columns, format it as a two-thirds/one-third sizing, for example.

Rick

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