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moderated Re: Changes to new basic groups #update

 

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 1:24 PM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
What's that cutoff date again? :-)


Ooof. I did proof-read it before I sent it. It is Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9am pacific time, ie. two weeks from today.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Changes to new basic groups #update

 

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 01:07 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
they will not have polls, calendar, chat, member directory, integrations, photos, files, database, or wiki
Will they have message lists?
 
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moderated Re: Changes to new basic groups #update

 

What's that cutoff date again? :-)


On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
All,

I am making a change that will affect all new basic groups created after Monday, 24, 2020 at 9am Pacific Time. Basic groups created after that time will be limited to mailing list features only. That means, they will not have polls, calendar, chat, member directory, integrations, photos, files, database, or wiki. They will continue to also not have subgroups. To gain access to those features, these groups will need to upgrade to a premium or enterprise group. Basic groups will still have access to all of our mailing list settings, including hashtags.

This change will not affect existing groups.

I'm not making this change lightly. My strong desire as a developer is to make all features free to everyone so that everyone can benefit from the service. But my duty as the guy running the company (and still sole employee) is to ensure that the business model works. My hope is this change will give us the resources to start hiring additional help, while setting us on a firm financial footing now and in the future.

I have updated the Upgrade tab under the Admin menu, so that for basic groups, it now lists all these features and whether they are `legacy enabled`, for groups created before the change, and `not enabled` for groups created after, to hopefully help make things clear. I will also push updates to the various marketing pages when this rolls out on the 24th.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Mark


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moderated Changes to new basic groups #update

 

All,

I am making a change that will affect all new basic groups created after Monday, 24, 2020 at 9am Pacific Time. Basic groups created after that time will be limited to mailing list features only. That means, they will not have polls, calendar, chat, member directory, integrations, photos, files, database, or wiki. They will continue to also not have subgroups. To gain access to those features, these groups will need to upgrade to a premium or enterprise group. Basic groups will still have access to all of our mailing list settings, including hashtags.

This change will not affect existing groups.

I'm not making this change lightly. My strong desire as a developer is to make all features free to everyone so that everyone can benefit from the service. But my duty as the guy running the company (and still sole employee) is to ensure that the business model works. My hope is this change will give us the resources to start hiring additional help, while setting us on a firm financial footing now and in the future.

I have updated the Upgrade tab under the Admin menu, so that for basic groups, it now lists all these features and whether they are `legacy enabled`, for groups created before the change, and `not enabled` for groups created after, to hopefully help make things clear. I will also push updates to the various marketing pages when this rolls out on the 24th.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Database row level locking #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

I've had an instance of two members editing the same row of a table at the same time and the first one to save their updates had them promptly overwritten without their knowledge when the second person saved their changes. Would it be possible to implement some row level locking or at least issue a warning if someone else is editing the same row.

Thanks
Andy


moderated Re: Add the full range of photo editing tools to the Photos albums "photo edit" #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

Shal

The same range of photo editing tools that are available on pics that are inserted in a msg or wiki page. (Not text editing.)

When you “edit” a pic in the photo albums all that’s available is rotation.
It shouldn’t be a huge deal (in my mind) to extend those tools to the photo albums.

The jargon was a poor attempt at humor (the brain power spent here discussing/deciding on message or post or thread or subject or topic).


moderated Do not delete pending messages after 14 days #suggestion

 

Hi,

I selected to moderate all new members, so when they post, I get an email, but I received it in the spam folder and did not notice until 2 months after. When I went to approve the messages in the "pending queue", the messages weren't there anymore, as they get deleted in 14 days.

Would it be possible to add an option to never delete pending messages automatically?

Thanks, Ondrej


moderated Re: Add the full range of photo editing tools to the Photos albums "photo edit" #suggestion

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 01:26 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
I’m suggesting only the full range of tools that are available under
posting msgs ... and wiki pages.
Oh, you want text formatting tools for the photo's Description box.
Shal -- If I'm understanding correctly, I don't think that's what Ken is looking for.

If you create a message and embed an image using the "Add pictures" dialog, you can subsequently highlight the image and several editing options come up (crop, rotate, flip, resize, sharpen, etc). If these features are available for an image in a message I don't see much reason why it couldn't be done with an image in an album.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Search criteria within a member page should correspond to it being an individual and actual group member #suggestion

 

If you are within a member activity page and trying to do a search on some activity a propos the member, many, perhaps even most, of the search criteria are completely general and don't correspond to the fact that you're searching on an individual member. They're the same criteria as in the overall group activity log. For example, tonight I wanted to see all the messages that a certain member had had rejected. I found search criteria like "message rejected from non-member," "message rejected from unconfirmed member," and nearly a dozen other categories for rejection of a message that were completely irrelevant, but not simply "message rejected" or "message rejected by a moderator." There are tons of others that also don't fit. It would be nice if the search criteria within a member activity page could include criteria that apply to individual members and not ones that don't.
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moderated Re: Add the full range of photo editing tools to the Photos albums "photo edit" #suggestion

 

Ken,

I’m suggesting only the full range of tools that are available under
posting msgs ... and wiki pages.
Oh, you want text formatting tools for the photo's Description box.

Nevermind.

(is that “post” or “message” ....I get so confused) ...
The end of my subject (or it it “Topic”?)
"Post" or "message" has been argued about here. I tend towards "post a message" - "post" is the action and "message" the object. But I'm not always consistent about it.

As to "subject", that's a short text field that applies to both a "topic" and to each message in the topic. So for what you wanted to say "subject" is correct, the "topic" would be the list of messages sharing that subject text - including this one of mine.

Of course, this is Groups.io usage (jargon) I'm describing. In general English usage the two are much closer to interchangeable.

Shal


moderated Re: Calendar events - Zoom option #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

Brady, if you have a repeating event you can do as Andy W said and when you save the event you are updating, you have an opportunity to update only the current one or all following.

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Bob Bellizzi


moderated Re: Calendar events - Zoom option #suggestion

Bob Bellizzi
 

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 09:17 AM, Ry Jones wrote:
To pile on - we have a half dozen zoom accounts - could we link them all?
 You need to be more clear; are you asking about connecting the zoom accounts under a Zoom umbrella account of some sort?
Or for some unknown reason, adding all of your zoom IDs into a calendar event at Groups.io.
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Bob Bellizzi


moderated Re: Calendar events - Zoom option #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 05:07 PM, Brady Turner wrote:
Can the option to make a calendar event a Zoom meeting be added to that existing events can be changed from a non-Zoom to a Zoom event?

The only way to do this now is to cancel the existing event and create a new Zoom event.
Just paste the details of your Zoom meeting into the existing calendar event. There's no need to cancel and recreate your event on the calendar..

Andy


moderated Re: Calendar events - Zoom option #suggestion

Ry Jones
 

To pile on - we have a half dozen zoom accounts - could we link them all?



On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 2:32 PM, Brady Turner bturner@... wrote:
Can the option to make a calendar event a Zoom meeting be added to that existing events can be changed from a non-Zoom to a Zoom event?

The only way to do this now is to cancel the existing event and create a new Zoom event.

Brady Turner


Ry Jones
Community Architect, Hyperledger


moderated Calendar events - Zoom option #suggestion

Brady Turner
 

Can the option to make a calendar event a Zoom meeting be added to that existing events can be changed from a non-Zoom to a Zoom event?

The only way to do this now is to cancel the existing event and create a new Zoom event.

Brady Turner


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

  • APP: A test version of the Android app is now available and bugs are being fixed.
  • DOCS: The new Getting Started Guide For Group Owners is now live, with a link from the Help Center.
  • DOCS: Various updates from Nina.
  • SYSADMIN: Oversaw Linode bug patching of several servers.
  • BUGFIX: For enterprise groups that did not have disable signups set to true but did have a logged out wiki page defined, we would erroneously redirect all logged out accesses to the / URL and display the logged out wiki page, preventing access to any of the group.
  • API: Added polls_visible to perms object.
  • INTERNAL: Upgraded pgx library to latest version.
  • CHANGE: Rollback change to poll/topic locking behavior. Locking a topic once again does not close the poll.

Take care everyone.

Mark


moderated Main group search option to include subgroups #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

there was a message from Scott back in January about this but I thought I'd ask again. It would be really helpful to have an option on a search in a main group to include all subgroups. We have 20+ subgroups so tracking something down that you know you  have seen in one of them is a slow process.

Thanks
Andy


moderated Provide bcc options when automatic notices to members go out #suggestion

 

When you send a message to a member using the "send message" feature, you can choose to "bcc me" or "bcc all moderators." But when you do an action that causes an automatic message (notice) to go out, e.g, "reject member" (I have not taken the time to look into whether this applies to other auto-notices), there is no option for the mod who did the action to request a bcc. For example, I just rejected a pending member. Before doing so, I set the active rejection notice to be the one I wanted for this member. Then I pulled the trigger. But I have no confirmation via bcc that the right notice went out, and the other mods (not having done the rejection) have no idea in any case, since I, not they, was the one who set the notice I wanted to be the active one.

I still think there should be a way, and have requested this in the past, to choose in real-time (i.e., at the time of doing the action) which notice goes out. Instead, I have to go into Member Notices, set the notice I want to be the active one for this member, do the action, and go back into Member Notices and uncheck the Active box for the future.
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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
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moderated Email delivery #downtime - Thu, 08/06/2020 11:00pm to Fri, 08/07/2020 1:00am #downtime #cal-reminder

main@beta.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Email delivery #downtime

When: Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:00pm to Friday, 7 August 2020, 1:00am (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

View Event

Description:

Our hosting provider Linode is upgrading the virtualization software across its fleet of machines. As part of that, the machine our main email server is on will be upgraded. Email will not be sent during this time. The website will not be affected.

Any email sent during this time will be queued up and sent when the server is back up.


moderated Re: File "sort order" #suggestion

Duane
 

On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 06:07 PM, Wayne Swearingen wrote:
Could there be some sort of global "toggle", if you will, that would allow the default sorting option to be set?
While a global toggle would be nice (and I believe is on the TODO list).  In the meantime, clicking on the Uploaded column on right will reverse the sort order to make it easier to get to.  Not sure why, but it has to be clicked twice to get newest first.

Duane