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moderated Re: Is a searchable directory being considered?

Duane
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:12 AM, Mark Baumann wrote:
Is a searchable directory something that is being considered by Groups.io management?
It already exists, but maybe not in the form you're looking for, for each group.  There is no site wide search, and hopefully never will be.

Duane


moderated Is a searchable directory being considered?

Mark Baumann
 

An inexpensive searchable member directory with current Group.io communication capabilities is exactly what many organizations are looking for, and the value is significant. Is a searchable directory something that is being considered by Groups.io management?

 

I have been involved in leadership positions with 7 non-profit organizations over the last 15 years. All of those groups have been looking for this combination. Platforms that focus on member directories tend to be complex, expensive and difficult to implement. Platforms like Groups.io, and Yahoo Groups which focus primarily on email communication all seem to avoid, ignore, or misunderstand the value of a searchable and member-modifiable directory. (Many professionals don’t want to or can’t use Google Groups or Facebook.) Is there some technical reason why it is hard for Groups.io to add a searchable member directory?

 

Other posters in this and the Group Managers Forum have also identified the common value for organizations, such as being able to find specialists and other practitioners.

 

Mark Baumann


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

Welcome aboard!


On Oct 20, 2019, at 7:16 AM, Juulz <julesmcn@...> wrote:

Our group is one of those. I was in the process of trying to get everyone to join our Discord when I found a post about GIO and jumped on it. The ability to save our archives is priceless.

If someone would have warned me, I would have moved sooner!

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moderated Re: GIO in the long term

Juulz
 

Our group is one of those. I was in the process of trying to get everyone to join our Discord when I found a post about GIO and jumped on it. The ability to save our archives is priceless.

If someone would have warned me, I would have moved sooner!


moderated Re: Is there room for another link at the bottom of messages?

Robin Siegel
 

Thank you so much! Very helpful.


Robin Siegel


moderated Re: Is there room for another link at the bottom of messages?

JenniferEverSews
 

Hi Robin, 

This is how we add that feature on my groups:
   * Left Menu, Click on Settings.  That brings you to the General Settings page.

   * Scroll down to the 6th box marked Message Formatting
   * See the 1st box is 
Message Footer.  Type the communication here.  It will conveniently appear at the end of each emailed Message & Digest.
   * One last step.  Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of page.  Save your work by clicking the box Update Group.

 
Emojis & Hotlinks can also be used in the footer.  When someone clicks on that line, instantly a tab opens to that page on GIO website - files, messages, databases, photos, etc.     Here's how:  Type the footer out in an email draft.  Add the hotlink & emojis.  Copy the email text.  Paste it into the message footer box.  Below are two examples of the type of footers we use - one is dramatic, one is not. 

Hope this helps!  
Jennifer 

Example 1.  
Click to view photos on group site:  https://groups.io/g/GROUP-NAME/photos 

Example 2.  
[ The emojis may not show on this beta message board. So you know, this footer has attention getting emojis on either side of the type.]

 !! NOTE !! Click an INSTANT LINK  below to go directly to our Group Website
 📸 PHOTOS  Link:  https://groups.io/g/GROUP-NAME/photos 👀 
📖 MESSAGES  Link:  https://groups.io/g/GROUP-NAME/messages  📝
 


moderated Re: Is there room for another link at the bottom of messages?

Robin Siegel
 

Thanks!

Robin Siegel


On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 9:49 PM Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@...> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 07:28 PM, Robin Siegel wrote:
I remember how hard Mark worked to streamline the bottom links on messages, but is there any way to add VISIT YOUR GROUP? Or any other link to groups.io?
"View/Reply Online" will take you to the group.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: Update/Request

 

Holy cow! I happened to peruse "newest groups." There has literally been a new group created *every two minutes*, all day today and probably stretching back well before that!
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moderated Re: Is there room for another link at the bottom of messages?

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 07:28 PM, Robin Siegel wrote:
I remember how hard Mark worked to streamline the bottom links on messages, but is there any way to add VISIT YOUR GROUP? Or any other link to groups.io?
"View/Reply Online" will take you to the group.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Update/Request

 

Hi All,

So, what a week. On Wednesday, we had 20x the number of groups created that we do on a normal day. And each day after that has been even more. Our web traffic is about double normal.

I am working to keep up with everything. I would like to ask a favor. If you have a feature request, please postpone asking it for a couple weeks, until things calm down. I most likely won't read it if it's posted now, and if I do read it, I'll most likely forget it. If you have a bug report, as usual please send it to support@groups.io

Thanks!
Mark


moderated Is there room for another link at the bottom of messages?

Robin Siegel
 

I remember how hard Mark worked to streamline the bottom links on messages, but is there any way to add VISIT YOUR GROUP? Or any other link to groups.io? I keep it bookmarked, but with all these new members coming on board, I think it might be helpful.

Robin Siegel in MD


moderated Re: log the confirmation email in the member's "email delivery history"

 

I think it’s important to know whether they haven’t received it or whether they’re just not responding. Or if not important, would be nice. There’s only one group involved in this particular scenario.


On Oct 19, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 04:28 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
If this email is not being recorded in the email delivery history, I think it should be.
Of which group?  I have people that join 2 or 3 of my groups at the same time, but they show as NC in all of them until they confirm.  (I only resend confirmation from one group when they join more than one.)  They could also be joining other groups at the same time, so those would also show NC.  I don't really care if I have a record since they won't be part of the site (and group) until they confirm.

Duane

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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
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moderated Re: log the confirmation email in the member's "email delivery history"

Duane
 

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 04:28 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
If this email is not being recorded in the email delivery history, I think it should be.
Of which group?  I have people that join 2 or 3 of my groups at the same time, but they show as NC in all of them until they confirm.  (I only resend confirmation from one group when they join more than one.)  They could also be joining other groups at the same time, so those would also show NC.  I don't really care if I have a record since they won't be part of the site (and group) until they confirm.

Duane


moderated Re: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

 

This is unclear on the concept. Plus, I’m not talking about how it’s implemented, time-honored or otherwise. I just want the setting. No, I can’t email it to them if I don’t know who they are. I’m talking about allowing non-mod members to invite other people to a restricted group. I am specifically trying to avoid the current scenario, where either (a) I as moderator have to send invites to everyone people want to invite, causing them to have to go through me, or (b) I have to make everyone a moderator do that they can do it themselves.


On Oct 19, 2019, at 2:59 PM, billsf9c via Groups.Io <OOWONBS@...> wrote:

The time honored way is to add footer with the email address and join URL, and say, Invite a friend. YOU can email this to them. If you are going to invite them, you know their email or text # and can pass it along. So, you and they already have a way to invite them. As a mod you really are doing almost that same thing.

For this, IO should make an extra real-estate using block for a member to put their pal's address into? I can't quite see it...

BillSF9c

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moderated Re: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

billsf9c
 

The time honored way is to add footer with the email address and join URL, and say, Invite a friend. YOU can email this to them. If you are going to invite them, you know their email or text # and can pass it along. So, you and they already have a way to invite them. As a mod you really are doing almost that same thing.

For this, IO should make an extra real-estate using block for a member to put their pal's address into? I can't quite see it...

BillSF9c


moderated Chat

billsf9c
 

1) Ability to turn on or off a tone of some short, as AOL IM had when a Chat msg comes in.

Some chats are BUZY and some are s l o w.

2)  Some many topics are "local."
Where my chat moniker comes up, an option to add a state... or Ford or Chevy or Camaro or Mustang... etc  can que folks in a bit as there are often multiple conversation-threads ocurring simoultaneously.

Just a way to add 1 or 2 words that occur beside my chat moniker, that I add each time when I enter a chat. What fits for 1 chat might not be a fit for another chat.

BillSF9c is actually a name, location, and USDA Growing Zone, twist.


moderated Re: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

Michael Chopra
 

Yes, and as you said, the option could be disabled anyway. I have to agree, I would really like that as well.
Thanks.
From Michael.


From: main@beta.groups.io on behalf of J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:55
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members" #request
 
In this particular group, yes.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:47 PM Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 06:32 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I requested this in the distant past but it is more relevant today: In my block/neighborhood group, I want people to be allowed to invite other neighbors to the group. The only way I can do that now is the cumbersome method of making everyone a moderator with only one permission. But people are now asking me, "Why am I a moderator?" etc, and I also don't want everyone to be privy to the activity logs and other data.

Bottom line, it would be extremely convenient to have a group setting "Who can invite other members" with choices "moderators" or "subscribers". 
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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

The saying "be careful of what you ask for" comes to mind.

Would you really want "all" subscribers to be able to invite others to the group?

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Gerald


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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
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moderated Re: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

 

In this particular group, yes.


On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:47 PM Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 06:32 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I requested this in the distant past but it is more relevant today: In my block/neighborhood group, I want people to be allowed to invite other neighbors to the group. The only way I can do that now is the cumbersome method of making everyone a moderator with only one permission. But people are now asking me, "Why am I a moderator?" etc, and I also don't want everyone to be privy to the activity logs and other data.

Bottom line, it would be extremely convenient to have a group setting "Who can invite other members" with choices "moderators" or "subscribers". 
--
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

The saying "be careful of what you ask for" comes to mind.

Would you really want "all" subscribers to be able to invite others to the group?

--
Gerald


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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: re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 06:32 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I requested this in the distant past but it is more relevant today: In my block/neighborhood group, I want people to be allowed to invite other neighbors to the group. The only way I can do that now is the cumbersome method of making everyone a moderator with only one permission. But people are now asking me, "Why am I a moderator?" etc, and I also don't want everyone to be privy to the activity logs and other data.

Bottom line, it would be extremely convenient to have a group setting "Who can invite other members" with choices "moderators" or "subscribers". 
--
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

The saying "be careful of what you ask for" comes to mind.

Would you really want "all" subscribers to be able to invite others to the group?

--
Gerald


moderated re-requesting group setting: "who can invite members"

 

I requested this in the distant past but it is more relevant today: In my block/neighborhood group, I want people to be allowed to invite other neighbors to the group. The only way I can do that now is the cumbersome method of making everyone a moderator with only one permission. But people are now asking me, "Why am I a moderator?" etc, and I also don't want everyone to be privy to the activity logs and other data.

Bottom line, it would be extremely convenient to have a group setting "Who can invite other members" with choices "moderators" or "subscribers". 
--
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

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