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moderated Re: Merge messages to account

Benoît Dumeaux
 

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 09:40 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Unfortunately, doing some of that can be super tricky and time consuming.

Can you explain why?

If the email have the same format but a domain different? If the user verify the old email?


moderated Moderators changing members' email addresses

 

Hi All,

For premium groups, moderators can now edit member's email addresses. That works similarly to how it works when a user changes their own email address, that is, all the member's subscriptions are changed to the new email address. 

You cannot change to an email address that is already associated with another account. However, another improvement is that we're a little smarter about that. If the account you're trying to change to has no subscriptions or is only subscribed to updates@, we treat it like that account didn't exist.

Cheers,
Mark


moderated Re: Can Moderators be given ability to edit members signatures?

 

Hi All,

Moderators can now edit member's signatures. 

Cheers,
Mark

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
It's not about clogging up the list in our group, either. It's about people (many of them) stating medically incorrect facts in their signatures that could mislead other group members. I could put everyone who does this on moderation and laboriously edit the incorrect statement(s) each time, but that's a PITA. There are also, as LeeAnne says, the people who can't figure out how to create their auto-sig, and the auto-sig is now *required* in my group and must contain certain information in my group. I'm sure there are many more scenarios.
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moderated #calendar

Paul Dluehosh
 

I would like to be able to set a recurring event on a day on a particular week of a month. For example, every first (or second or third or fourth) Monday ( or Tuesday or Wednesday, etc.). I would also like to be able to copy an event and drop it on a new day/date with the new date automatically changed in the new event (the time of day would likely remain the same).


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Duane
 

If I remember correctly, it didn't originally drop down automatically.  It was implemented so folks could save a click when there was something needing attention. I can see where it would be inconvenient for those groups that wait for information before approval.  Maybe this could be made an option that could be set by subscription/moderator or group?

Duane


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Ginny T.
 

I agree that the "auto expansion" if there is anything pending can really be a pain. Not everything can be addressed immediately if you are waiting on people replying to subscription questions, or other clarifications. Just a "flag" by the Admin button rather than forcing the drop-down would be so much nicer and easier.
Ginny
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moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

 

Jean, et al,

I think I've said this before, but if not, let me be clear, any date format changes will be user specifiable. 

I will make this change, but I don't know when it will happen.

Topic has been beaten, I will not approve any more messages on it.

Thanks,
Mark

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Jean Bennett via Groups.Io <jcbennett@...> wrote:
I feel just as strongly that it should remain as is if it cannot be set optionally at the group or individual level. We do not believe our members should be subjected to confusion to accommodate newcomers.

Jean

#OrlandoStrong





moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

 

I don't know what you mean by "newcomers". Some of us have been on Groups.io
almost from the beginning, and find the illogical MMDDYY format confusing. If
there is no choice, it should be the logical international format that should
confuse nobody. Failing that DDMMYY is used by most of the world and therefore
a better choice than MMDDYY (and more logical). Another alternative that should
be universally acceptable is to put the month in words (or three letter
abbreviations), although this is not as easily used for sorting as the
international format is..

Jim Fisher

On 25 Feb 2018 at 14:38, Jean Bennett via Groups.Io wrote:

I feel just as strongly that it should remain as is if it cannot be set
optionally at the group or individual level. We do not believe our members
should be subjected to confusion to accommodate newcomers.

Jean

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moderated Re: Phishing warnings

Mark Irving
 

Norton and Sucuri now find no problems with Groups.io.


moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

 

Sue,

However I would happily accept yyyy/mm/dd as a universal compromise,
ISO standard 8601 would be YYYY-MM-DD (hyphens, not slashes). Be that as it may...

not least because my group does have members from various countries
including the USA.
A date/time format selection, like the timezone selection, I imagine will end up being a personal selection in one's account. With a default set by the first group you join, if you join one before setting the option in your account (e.g. you accept an email invitation, or are transferred in from Yahoo, etc.).

I don't know, but I wouldn't expect a site-wide change of format before the account option.

Shal


moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

Jean Bennett
 

Not to belabor the issue, but, as you said, we want to see and understand that with which we have been familiar all our lives. That is why I feel strongly that the date format should be set optionally at the user or group level or, if that is not feasible, be left as it currently is to avoid confusing our members.

Jean



#OrlandoStrong


moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

Sue
 

Jean,

I am in the UK and therefore, obviously, would prefer the date to be
dd/mm/yyyy. Equally I understand that those in the USA would prefer
mm/dd/yyyy. And of course, Mark being American would naturally create the
date format that he is familiar with. That is fully understood. However
Groups io is growing and becoming international and so I think it is not
surprising that people are asking the question about other date formats.
It is not a question of seniority at Groups io (my group has also been here
for two years), I think that is irrelevant. It is a question of being able
to see and instantly understand something we have known all our lives.
However I would happily accept yyyy/mm/dd as a universal compromise, not
least because my group does have members from various countries including
the USA.

Sue

I feel just as strongly that it should remain as is if it cannot be set
optionally at the group or individual level. We do not believe our members
should be subjected to confusion to accommodate newcomers.


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Sue
 

>Is there anything in the Admin menu that has a number beside it?  That will cause the Admin menu to expand automatically.  Once all those are taken care of, it should always start collapsed.

Duane, thank you, that does explain it. However what we have pending is applications from members who haven’t yet responded to our information request. They could sit there for two weeks which is the time we tend to wait for a response before deleting their request. Therefore during that time, which of course could be ongoing depending on how many requests we get, I still have the issue of the menu being open. The number at the top is sufficient for me to know there is something to look at, I don’t need the menu fully open.

I would still prefer a setting so I could keep the menu closed up.

 

Sue


moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

 

I have no opinion on this except to say that the issue is not whether or not to accommodate ‘newcomers.’ I think the desires and needs of all members are important, newcomers or not. (Please note: I am not a ‘newcomer.’)

On Feb 25, 2018, at 11:38 AM, Jean Bennett via Groups.Io <jcbennett=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I feel just as strongly that it should remain as is if it cannot be set optionally at the group or individual level. We do not believe our members should be subjected to confusion to accommodate newcomers.

Jean

#OrlandoStrong


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moderated Re: Date format settings #suggestion

Jean Bennett
 

I feel just as strongly that it should remain as is if it cannot be set optionally at the group or individual level. We do not believe our members should be subjected to confusion to accommodate newcomers.

Jean

#OrlandoStrong


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Duane
 

Is there anything in the Admin menu that has a number beside it?  That will cause the Admin menu to expand automatically.  Once all those are taken care of, it should always start collapsed.

Duane


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Carol Good
 

I'm having exactly the same issue; it's not just Sue.

Carol


moderated Re: Database request

Duane
 

In your Account settings, under Preferences, you can select the number of Items Per Page - 20, 50, 100, or Infinite Scroll.  Infinite Scroll doesn't work in a database, but the others do.  This also changes what you see on the web site when looking at messages.

You can click on any column header and it will sort by that column.  At the moment, it's single column only, so no secondary sorting.

Duane


moderated Re: Left-hand Menu Request

Sue
 

Hi Bob,

 

I thought I must have missed something when I read your message so I’ve just tested it.

I opened my group, collapsed the menu, shut the window and reopened it. The menu was opened again so, for some reason, it doesn’t remember my choice. In fact, if I close up the menu and then go to some other place – directory or photos – the menu immediately reopens.

Interesting.

 

Sue

 


moderated Re: refinements to member notices #suggestion

 

p.s. The Welcome Message does, of course, fall into case (1) for a non-restricted group. So there does need to be an "active" default in that case.
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