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moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 06:24 PM, HR Tech wrote:
Why would you have a different home/landing page on an app vs desktop/mobile web. Who even does that?
Lots of apps look different from their desktop versions.
 
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moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

Maria
 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 09:09 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 05:56 PM, HR Tech wrote:
With an APP on the way, the service needed this new landing page/activity feed.
Then why not make it specific to the app only?
 
Because:
1- Why would you make 2 versions of the same platform
2- Why would you have a different home/landing page on an app vs desktop/mobile web. Who even does that?
3- The reasons why the feed page is a good landing spot for members don't change based on whether you are desktop/mobile web/ or app. They are valid regardless. You may not agree with them, but the logic that led to it applies regardless of how you login.
4- Why would you want users to have two different sets of learned behaviors, one for app and one for desktop/ mobile web? That's in nobody's best interest.
5- Why should those who download and use the app have all the fun :)


moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 05:56 PM, HR Tech wrote:
With an APP on the way, the service needed this new landing page/activity feed.
Then why not make it specific to the app only?
 
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moderated Re: Feed view now the default

 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 04:09 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
I'm suggesting an account option "order feed by activity" or "order feed by alphabetical order."
I'd also propose a way to customize the feed page. I don't care about, nor do I want to be bothered with and have to scroll through, new files, new chats, new bla blas in every single group I'm a member of. Having to do this makes me want to quit a bunch of groups just to avoid the hassle. What about allowing an account to pick and choose which elements they want to see on their page?
 
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moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

Maria
 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:22 PM, Duane wrote:
2. Feed page, https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/30775486
I do appreciate the general sense of this #suggestion, but feel compelled to chime in with regards to the feed page.
What we used to land on as a landing page (ie: the Your groups / My Subscriptions page), while great for for admins, was absolutely not a practical way to on board new members, new generations of members, and to keep these folks coming back.

Just because I spend hours on groups.io each day doesn't mean others do. I would imagine the average member would have 10-15 minutes a day to dedicate to groups. And if they do, that's great and they deserve to be provided with a way to hit the ground running on their landing page.

I think the page that was formerly known as the landing page (ie: your groups), always felt to me like a temporary page - while the site was in construction.
It was a band-aid and it hasn't even been ripped off, just moved.

We ( as seasoned admins) have got to put our admin hats away or at least take them off when giving feedback about new features that are geared to a better experience for non admins.

With an APP on the way, the service needed this new landing page/activity feed.
I honestly cannot think of any comparable apps that don't have one.

Sometimes, the default is there by default - not because a better alternative isn't available, in the works, or possible.
And I'm fine with that, if it makes the service better.


Maria


moderated Re: Feed view now the default

Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...>
 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:09 PM, J_Catlady wrote:J,

I'm suggesting an account option "order feed by activity" or "order feed by alphabetical order."
Why not make a new #suggestion then for the improvement of the Feed view? Maybe Feed Version 2? As opposed to discussing it in this thread.

I am impressed with what we have now, but like many others, "I want it my way". I think it can be better with some user options as to the ordering and what is shown. Every time Mark makes a change, I immediately go hunting for the Settings button or hamburger or whatever it's called in the top right corner of the "Your Feed" line, but so far, it's not there.

Perhaps with some brainstorming, we can come up with some solid plans.
 
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moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

Duane
 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 06:28 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Can you be more specific? Which defaults?
The two that come to my mind:
1. Photo display, https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/30309465
2. Feed page, https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/30775486

I don't have a problem with the options, but don't like that the default was changed.  In my mind, it would have been better to leave the original setups, adding the new options as new choices.

Thanks,
Duane


moderated Re: Feed view now the default

KWKloeber
 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 07:58 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
You agree at least that it’s a yuck.
Gee, I hope it's not "boaty"  HA!


moderated Re: Feed view now the default

 

Agree with Helen except that I’d call it a minus, not a zero.

On Mar 25, 2019, at 4:58 PM, Helen <helen@felineckd.com> wrote:

I'm afraid I don't like it either. As a mod, my priority is always to be able to see at a glance the groups where I need to approve messages or members and to get to those pending items with as few clicks as possible. The feed page is of zero interest or use to me. Sorry.

Helen



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moderated Re: Feed view now the default

 

I'm afraid I don't like it either. As a mod, my priority is always to be able to see at a glance the groups where I need to approve messages or members and to get to those pending items with as few clicks as possible. The feed page is of zero interest or use to me. Sorry.

Helen


moderated Re: Feed view now the default

 

You agree at least that it’s a yuck.


On Mar 25, 2019, at 4:50 PM, Ken Kloeber via Groups.Io <KWKloeber@...> wrote:

Instead of clicking in the group Just use the pull down- takes you the list, not to your home page.  Yuck but I can deal with it.  No big deal. 

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moderated Re: Feed view now the default

KWKloeber
 

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 07:50 PM, Ken Kloeber wrote:
Instead of clicking in the group Just use the pull down- takes you the list, not to your home page.  Yuck but I can deal with it.  No big deal. 
I would suggest “Recent Activity ” and move the “view all” right next to that. 


moderated Re: Feed view now the default

KWKloeber
 

Instead of clicking in the group Just use the pull down- takes you the list, not to your home page.  Yuck but I can deal with it.  No big deal. 


moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

 

Hi Gerald,

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 3:23 PM Gerald Boutin <groupsio@...> wrote:
My suggestion is to not change any more DEFAULTS that could reasonably be left alone, especially if it affects a large number of users.

Can you be more specific? Which defaults?

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Feed view now the default

 

I'm suggesting an account option "order feed by activity" or "order feed by alphabetical order."
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moderated Re: Maintain Defaults Whenever Practical #suggestion

 

I agree. Things are past the stage where really major changes are palatable, especially if they’re unnecessary. Groups.io is more at the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t redesign the whole thing’ stage.


On Mar 25, 2019, at 3:36 PM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:23 PM, Gerald Boutin wrote:
My suggestion is to not change any more DEFAULTS that could reasonably be left alone
I would amend that to read My suggestion is to not change any more DEFAULTS unless absolutely essential or unavoidable.

Chris

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moderated Re: Feed view now the default

Barbara Byers
 

I agree, I like it.  It's only one extra click to go to the /groups view.  Very nice!

Barb

 


On 2019-03-25 06:44 PM, HR Tech via Groups.Io wrote:

Thank you Mark! I think it's great.

I can really see the benefit of this for members of groups, and personally I think it's really helpful for me to put my admin habits aside and view things from the POV of newbie users/members.

I get as an admin - that initial feeling of walking back in to room and things have been moved around, but they really haven't  - the "your groups" page is still there intact and we can admin from there. Hopefully on mobile ( and then the app) there might be a solution to getting there that's as easy as a nav bar icon - but a bookmark added to homescreen is pretty darn easy too.

I'll take that for the added benefit of knowing that newbies can jump in and get a sense of what's going on in a chronological order in the groups they have chosen to be in - rather than what we had before.

I am enjoying seeing activity in groups that I generally don't look at much ( either because I don't moderate them or they are unmoderated) pop up in my feed.
I love the way it moves - exactly as a feed should - along with passing time.

Thank you for moving things forward.
Looks great! feels good.

Maria


moderated Re: search suggestion - first posts of all new topics

 

If you read the description of the ask, rather than just the title, I think it’s clear.


On Mar 25, 2019, at 3:47 PM, J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

Misspecified but not grossly.😊


On Mar 25, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 05:59 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
Perhaps my thread is mistitled. It probably should say "first posts of all topics."
Ah... not so much grossly misunderstood as grossly mis - specified. :)

Chris

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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
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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: search suggestion - first posts of all new topics

 

Misspecified but not grossly.😊


On Mar 25, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 05:59 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
Perhaps my thread is mistitled. It probably should say "first posts of all topics."
Ah... not so much grossly misunderstood as grossly mis - specified. :)

Chris

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moderated Re: Feed view now the default

 

I’m not enjoying seeing activity in groups I have minimal interest in. And groups I want to see are now moving targets.


On Mar 25, 2019, at 3:44 PM, HR Tech via Groups.Io <m.conway11@...> wrote:

Thank you Mark! I think it's great.

I can really see the benefit of this for members of groups, and personally I think it's really helpful for me to put my admin habits aside and view things from the POV of newbie users/members.

I get as an admin - that initial feeling of walking back in to room and things have been moved around, but they really haven't  - the "your groups" page is still there intact and we can admin from there. Hopefully on mobile ( and then the app) there might be a solution to getting there that's as easy as a nav bar icon - but a bookmark added to homescreen is pretty darn easy too.

I'll take that for the added benefit of knowing that newbies can jump in and get a sense of what's going on in a chronological order in the groups they have chosen to be in - rather than what we had before.

I am enjoying seeing activity in groups that I generally don't look at much ( either because I don't moderate them or they are unmoderated) pop up in my feed.
I love the way it moves - exactly as a feed should - along with passing time.

Thank you for moving things forward.
Looks great! feels good.

Maria

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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

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