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moderated Re: login suggestion for new refugees from YahooGroups

Sharon Villines
 

On Feb 14, 2018, at 12:08 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

HI Sharon,

Thanks for the great feedback. I have incorporated your feedback into the join screen, the confirmation email and the welcome page. The welcome page (what you get when you click the Confirm link in the email) now lets you set a password directly on that page without having to go to your account. I've tweaked the account pages a little, but I need to go over that a lot more. But hopefully this will help your new members.
Thank you very much, Mark. I appreciate the attention to this.

I sent a message to members+subscribe@tvc.groups.io with a new address.

I received all the messages saying I was approved and received the welcome message.

When I went to the site to set up a password, I entered the email address, contact@takomavillage.org and clicked on "don’t have a password."

I’m taken to a page that says that address doesn’t have an account.

Shouldn’t the email address be recognized as soon as my membership is approved and I’ve received the welcome message?

Sharon


moderated Re: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

Judy F.
 

It has been some time since I was active on this beta group although I have read most of the posts. 

The process that is currently used on our buying and selling group is the individual joins the group and they are pended.  An email message is sent to them requesting required information that is listed in the message and that needs to be returned within 48 hours.  If I don't get it in that time, the pended request is denied.  Those email replies are kept in an approved folder and can be referred to at any time if needed. 

I agree that whatever method is used, that it applies to all groups, regular and premium.  At some point, I would like for someone to explain to me exactly how the method that is in the queue will work so I can determine if it will work in our situation and I'm sure others.

Thank you,
Judy F.
SW Florida - USA


moderated Re: help changing settings please

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi Mark

 

Ok many thanks.

 

Regards

Adrien

 

Skype with me on adriencollins06

 

From: main@beta.groups.io [mailto:main@beta.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Fletcher
Sent: 14 February 2018 22:18
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] help changing settings please

 

Adrien,

 

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:42 PM, Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...> wrote:

 

I have set-up a new group on the website, how do I change the setting so that the first message from new members isn’t needing approval?

 

 

The beta group is for discussion of new and upcoming features. Your question would be more appropriate in the https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum group, which has many helpful folk.

 

Thanks,

Mark


moderated Re: Strange bounce error - But it did go through

 

Scott,

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:44 PM, Scott Myers <ac8de@...> wrote:

A member of one of my groups got this message, but yet the message did go through with attachment.  Any words of wisdom?

 


That is a Microsoft bug. Some people see that message when they post to a group. No one else sees the message, and they only see that message for their own messages. Their messages go through fine, they just see that bogus error. To the best of my knowledge, there is currently no fix.

Mark 


moderated Re: help changing settings please

 

Adrien,

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:42 PM, Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...> wrote:

 

I have set-up a new group on the website, how do I change the setting so that the first message from new members isn’t needing approval?

 


The beta group is for discussion of new and upcoming features. Your question would be more appropriate in the https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum group, which has many helpful folk.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Strange bounce error - But it did go through

Duane
 

That fraud detection message is a Microsoft thing.  It seems to happen regularly to people using their email products.

Duane


moderated Re: Migration from

Tom H
 

From Wikispaces: 
You can export or download your data by following the steps below. Please note that this will download in Wikispaces Format and, if you are planning to upload this onto another site you may find it easier to copy and paste the data from directly your Wiki to your new chosen Wiki site. Please keep this in mind and allow yourself enough time to do this. If I can create a tool whereby I can shift all my data from Wikispaces to an external site can this be shared with other users?

Yes it can, we will need to know exactly what you have created and test it substantially before sharing it with users, but it is possible.

Please note that we cannot be held liable for any loss of data caused by using the tool.

While the above text says the download will be in Wikispaces Format, the procedure gives a choice from among html, several wiki dialects and pdf. Files, pages, et al can be delivered in zip or thx format.


moderated Re: Migration from

Tom H
 

Wikispaces does support a download of a wiki backup but I doubt it includes anything more than pages and files. I doubt it includes page discussions, change logs, tags. It would be the easier starting point for importing into groups.io.

By "satisfactory" I mean in terms of ongoing functionality with a pretty complete replica of the content. There would be little point in developing easy migration to an unacceptable system.


moderated Strange bounce error - But it did go through

Scott Myers
 

A member of one of my groups got this message, but yet the message did go through with attachment.  Any words of wisdom?

 

Scott Myers

 

From: James Raddin [mailto:James@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:45 PM
To: Scott Myers
Subject: FW: Race Schedule / Lake Hope

 

Tried sending this to the group… something wrong with my address?

 

From: TeamLogikJuniorDevo@groups.io [mailto:TeamLogikJuniorDevo@groups.io] On Behalf Of James Raddin
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:43 PM
To: TeamLogikJuniorDevo@groups.io
Subject: [Teamlogikjuniordevo] FW: Race Schedule / Lake Hope

 

This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be. Learn about spoofing

Feedback

First success on Spring Road Racing schedule accommodating my requests for Junior races to placed in the afternoon schedule so that Parents can race Masters, 5’s, and Women’s fields in the AM then be available to assist Juniors directly after. I have been in contact with all the local race promoters. More to come.

 

Jamie

 

From: Arthur R. Smith
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:10 PM
To: James Raddin <James@...>
Subject: Re: Race Schedule / Lake Hope

 

Hi James,

 

I just want to let you know that the answer is yes. We are moving our young juniors race to the afternoon. The updated flyer is attached here.

 

Regards,

Art Smith


Arthur R. Smith, Professor

OHIO Physics and Astronomy

and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI)
Athens, OH  45701
ph (740) 597-2576
fax (740) 593-0433

 


moderated group page in a foreign language

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi

 

I wanted to check the group page for this group but it appears to be in another language, help.

 

Regards

Adrien

 

Skype with me on adriencollins06

 


moderated help changing settings please

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi

 

I have set-up a new group on the website, how do I change the setting so that the first message from new members isn’t needing approval?

 

Regards

Adrien

 

Skype with me on adriencollins06

 


moderated Re: Migration from

toki
 

On 02/14/2018 04:54 PM, Tom H wrote:

an ''Easy migration from Wikispaces"?
Subtract 90 days from the date that Wikispaces shuts down:
* If everything has been transferred from Wikispaces to your new site,
you have an easy migration;
* If nothing has been transferred from Wikispaces, you have an uphill
battle;

More seriously, how easy the migration process is, depends upon how easy
it is to backup the data on WikiSpaces, onto physical hardware that you
control.

Has anyone done a satisfactory non-easy migration?
"Non-easy" and "satisfactory" are mutually exclusive terms.

jonathon


moderated Re: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

 

Most of our members subscribe via the web.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:37 AM, Drew AF2Z <pubx1@af2z.net> wrote:

I don't mean to hijack this thread about web-based questionnaires but it seems appropriate to mention that a simpler solution for obtaining info from potential subscribers would be to allow comments to be passed to owners via the +subscribe email address. That is how YG worked. I suspect some former yahoo users do include comments in their subscribe email but there is no indication to them that their comments go nowhere.

Lacking comments in the subscribe email we have to resort to overly complicated instructions on our group page to obtain required info. Example:

"Send an empty email to the +subscribe address and we will contact you with a request for the required info. Alternatively, send the required info to +owners address and we will send you an invitation which you will then need to respond to in order to become a subscriber."

It would be so much easier to simply state:

"Send required info to XXX+subscribe@groups.io."

I realize the premium account allows direct add but that still leaves the problem of comments in subscribe emails being ignored and having to engage in multiple email exchanges in order to process required info.

Drew




On 02/14/18 12:40, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hi J,
On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:41 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com <mailto:j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com>> wrote:
I think this is on the todo list but I am pushing for a bump in
priority: GMF is virtually *swamped* with new group owners flummoxed
and dismayed by not having the same kind of web-based questionnaire
for prospective membersthat they had in Y!G. Can you refresh my memory? I thought Y! Groups only had a single text box where you could enter a reason for joining, and that you couldn't specify the question. And that reason was just emailed to the owners and not stored anywhere. Is that true?
What my vision has been is to use the database feature to be able to define a proper questionnaire. The results would be stored with the member and could be referenced/searched on. Some/all of those answers could also be made visible to the other group members. Also, I want to be able to use the database to define extra fields for each member, so that moderators can track information. But I haven't been able to properly map all this out in my head and figure out how it should work. And I was thinking it'd be a premium group feature.
Thanks,
Mark


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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

Drew
 

I don't mean to hijack this thread about web-based questionnaires but it seems appropriate to mention that a simpler solution for obtaining info from potential subscribers would be to allow comments to be passed to owners via the +subscribe email address. That is how YG worked. I suspect some former yahoo users do include comments in their subscribe email but there is no indication to them that their comments go nowhere.

Lacking comments in the subscribe email we have to resort to overly complicated instructions on our group page to obtain required info. Example:

"Send an empty email to the +subscribe address and we will contact you with a request for the required info. Alternatively, send the required info to +owners address and we will send you an invitation which you will then need to respond to in order to become a subscriber."

It would be so much easier to simply state:

"Send required info to XXX+subscribe@groups.io."

I realize the premium account allows direct add but that still leaves the problem of comments in subscribe emails being ignored and having to engage in multiple email exchanges in order to process required info.

Drew

On 02/14/18 12:40, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hi J,
On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:41 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com <mailto:j.olivia.catlady@gmail.com>> wrote:
I think this is on the todo list but I am pushing for a bump in
priority: GMF is virtually *swamped* with new group owners flummoxed
and dismayed by not having the same kind of web-based questionnaire
for prospective membersthat they had in Y!G. Can you refresh my memory? I thought Y! Groups only had a single text box where you could enter a reason for joining, and that you couldn't specify the question. And that reason was just emailed to the owners and not stored anywhere. Is that true?
What my vision has been is to use the database feature to be able to define a proper questionnaire. The results would be stored with the member and could be referenced/searched on. Some/all of those answers could also be made visible to the other group members. Also, I want to be able to use the database to define extra fields for each member, so that moderators can track information. But I haven't been able to properly map all this out in my head and figure out how it should work. And I was thinking it'd be a premium group feature.
Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

 

Mark,

Yes, that was sloppy language on my part. Y!G only has the textbox, but at this point, even that would be better than nothing. I do remember your plan for the questionnaire and having it go directly into a database. I don't care at this point whether or not it goes directly into a database - although that would be really nice  - and I don't think anybody else does either, at this point. They are all just clamoring for a way to get some information from a prospective member besides having to do sit and wait for an emailed questionnaire that possibly never arrives (and you never know whether it does or not). 

I think making the fancy implementation (database, etc.) could be a premium feature, but I think it's not a good idea to make at least some form of this a basic feature. Maybe just the textbox. Of course I haven't thought it through either, but I would be - as always lol - willing to lend my opinion if you sketch something out. :)

I feel like there is urgency here, just to get *something*. 
--
J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

 

Hi J,

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:41 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

I think this is on the todo list but I am pushing for a bump in priority: GMF is virtually *swamped* with new group owners flummoxed and dismayed by not having the same kind of web-based questionnaire for prospective membersthat they had in Y!G. 

Can you refresh my memory? I thought Y! Groups only had a single text box where you could enter a reason for joining, and that you couldn't specify the question. And that reason was just emailed to the owners and not stored anywhere. Is that true?

What my vision has been is to use the database feature to be able to define a proper questionnaire. The results would be stored with the member and could be referenced/searched on. Some/all of those answers could also be made visible to the other group members. Also, I want to be able to use the database to define extra fields for each member, so that moderators can track information. But I haven't been able to properly map all this out in my head and figure out how it should work. And I was thinking it'd be a premium group feature.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Migration from

Tom H
 

Wikispaces has announced its demise so organizers are hunting for alternatives. I'm one of them. Is there any prospect of an ''Easy migration from Wikispaces"? Has anyone done a satisfactory non-easy migration?


moderated web-based questionnaire for restricted groups a pressing issue #suggestion

 

Hi Mark,

I think this is on the todo list but I am pushing for a bump in priority: GMF is virtually *swamped* with new group owners flummoxed and dismayed by not having the same kind of web-based questionnaire for prospective membersthat they had in Y!G. They are being advised to use the pending member notice to send an email questionnaire, but, as in my group, these get lost a significant percentage of the time in at least one other group; and even when they're received, having an email-based questionnaire can be a significant disincentive to join a group, compared, say, to FB groups, and sometimes people are just put off by them. (I won't compare it to Y!G because of all the problems there, including with the CAPTCHA (sp?), but that's what it's being compare to over and over again in GMF by new members.)

Hoping this can happen sooner rather than later.

J

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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: guidelines

 

Thanks!

 

Von: main@beta.groups.io [mailto:main@beta.groups.io] Im Auftrag von J_Catlady
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 14. Februar 2018 14:58
An: main@beta.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [beta] guidelines

 

Settings —> Member notices —> create new notice —> (select type ‘guidelines’)


On Feb 14, 2018, at 5:38 AM, Victoria Caesar <victoria.caesar@...> wrote:

I just created a new group and I´d like to provide guidelines for members. I´ve seen that some groups have - among the other icons on the left side - one that is called guidelines. 

Where do I find this?
Regards
Victoria


--
J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: guidelines

 

Settings —> Member notices —> create new notice —> (select type ‘guidelines’)


On Feb 14, 2018, at 5:38 AM, Victoria Caesar <victoria.caesar@...> wrote:

I just created a new group and I´d like to provide guidelines for members. I´ve seen that some groups have - among the other icons on the left side - one that is called guidelines. 

Where do I find this?
Regards
Victoria

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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. - Desmond Tutu

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