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moderated Re: Yahoo Easy Group Transfer

 

Hi Dave,

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:03 AM, Dave Sergeant <dave@...> wrote:
Any update to this Mark? We are proposing to transfer our group very
soon, currently aiming at doing it around Easter weekend 14/17 April
when activity is traditionally low. I accept you probably don't work
over Easter.... but when should we aim to set the transfer in progress
to hit somewhere around then?


Transfer times are back to normal (ie. within one business day generally). I will be around Easter weekend, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: is rejection message auto-sent on automatic 14-day rejection of pending sub?

 

Mark, thanks. That makes sense.
J

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi J,

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:31 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Apologies for starting a new thread, but I couldn't find the old one about this. I notice that the new pending member notice to moderators provides the information that the membership will automatically be rejected after 14 days of inaction. I do remember that discussion and was in favor of the idea. However, I'm now wondering whether an automatic rejection notice goes out after that time. If so (or if not currently), could there be a message-type specifically for that purpose? 

Right now, no message is sent out if a pending subscriber is deleted after 14 days. Same as with pending messages that are deleted after 14 days.

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: is rejection message auto-sent on automatic 14-day rejection of pending sub?

 

Hi J,

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:31 AM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
Apologies for starting a new thread, but I couldn't find the old one about this. I notice that the new pending member notice to moderators provides the information that the membership will automatically be rejected after 14 days of inaction. I do remember that discussion and was in favor of the idea. However, I'm now wondering whether an automatic rejection notice goes out after that time. If so (or if not currently), could there be a message-type specifically for that purpose? 

Right now, no message is sent out if a pending subscriber is deleted after 14 days. Same as with pending messages that are deleted after 14 days.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated is rejection message auto-sent on automatic 14-day rejection of pending sub?

 

Apologies for starting a new thread, but I couldn't find the old one about this. I notice that the new pending member notice to moderators provides the information that the membership will automatically be rejected after 14 days of inaction. I do remember that discussion and was in favor of the idea. However, I'm now wondering whether an automatic rejection notice goes out after that time. If so (or if not currently), could there be a message-type specifically for that purpose? 
--
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: Yahoo Easy Group Transfer

Taffman <webmaster@...>
 

Hi Dave,

The UK Six Metre Group migrated from Yahoo to Groups.io a few weeks ago. Went totally without a hitch, no negative feedback from any of our users. If theres anything I can help you with or answer any questions to ally your fears just let me know.

Dave, G8FXM


moderated Re: Yahoo Easy Group Transfer

Dave Sergeant
 

Any update to this Mark? We are proposing to transfer our group very
soon, currently aiming at doing it around Easter weekend 14/17 April
when activity is traditionally low. I accept you probably don't work
over Easter.... but when should we aim to set the transfer in progress
to hit somewhere around then?

Thanks for all your work.

Dave

On 3 Mar 2017 at 10:20, Mark Fletcher wrote:

I'll be putting a notice on the easy group transfer page explaining
that there may be a delay in accepting invites.

http://davesergeant.com


Re: Stopping posting of photos in the file section?

Ro
 

Egads yes. I havent had a recent lab posting via photo, but my Feline Thyroid group does sometimes post that way.  We absolutely need to be able to put them into files.  


Ro

with Silk gazing over the fence, and Sally, Handy, Feliz &  Police Kitty patrolling in the Great Beyond.





From: beta@groups.io <beta@groups.io> on behalf of J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:19 PM
To: beta@groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Stopping posting of photos in the file section?
 

Mark,

I had the first run-in with this exclusionary feature today. ;-( Quite often, our group members take photos of their cat's lab reports and attach them to their messages. I then upload them into a folder for their cat. Unfortunately, I discovered the hard way today that I can no longer do that.

Could I convince you to reconsider and to make this restriction optional? It will cause hardship to our group not to be able to upload photos to the Files section.
--
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


Re: Stopping posting of photos in the file section?

 

Mark,

I had the first run-in with this exclusionary feature today. ;-( Quite often, our group members take photos of their cat's lab reports and attach them to their messages. I then upload them into a folder for their cat. Unfortunately, I discovered the hard way today that I can no longer do that.

Could I convince you to reconsider and to make this restriction optional? It will cause hardship to our group not to be able to upload photos to the Files section.
--
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: Configure email subject for when someone joins my mailing list #suggestion

 

Thanks, Mark! I am the worst user! I never looked down that far on the Send Message page to find the dropdown. ;) This is great. I'm going to start using it!
--
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: Configure email subject for when someone joins my mailing list #suggestion

 

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 1:47 PM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

I have a question about the canned messages in general, and have had it floating around in my head for some time. Right now, all except the "message to member" types are messages that go out automatically when triggered by the appropriate event (pending member, welcome message, banned, etc.). When does the "message to member" go out? Its existence seems to imply the ability to send it out by hand to a particular member, or members, when desired, but I don't see the interface for doing that. 

Click a member from the Members page, then go to the bottom of the page and click Send Message. Also, it should come up in the page to reply to a +owner message.

Mark


moderated Re: beta@groups.io Digest #452

 

Mark, I like Shal's idea as a slight improvement, but still, the problem for me with using calendars for sending out files is the verbiage referencing "events," "start times" etc. This makes it look and feel like a kludge to use the calendar to send files in the sense that members will see it and have to remove from their brains the idea that the file is an "event." I would like the sending of a file to be information attached to the file itself, if possible, with no reference to all the calendar stuff. I know it's a lot to ask, but until the kludginess goes away, I will continue to send my group's files by hand each month.

--
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: beta@groups.io Digest #452

 

Rae,

Is there a way to send a file automatically every month?
As J and Duane mentioned, no way to send a file, but you can use the calendar feature to send a message every month (or other intervals). I use that for the monthly guidelines/faq for my group, GMF.

Mark,

My suggestion would be to add an Attachment button (paperclip icon) to the compose tool for calendar events, and also the Member Notices. Then actual files could be sent, which may be helpful to folks with files that can't easily be represented as text messages (the example of a PDF with a chart in it came up recently).

It would be one more step in making all the message composition tools as identical as practical.

Shal
https://groups.io/g/Group_Help
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum


moderated Re: Relational Database

Alan Epstein
 

Thanks for your reply, Mark.

Understood re: DB joins.

I haven't actually tried out the DB forms feature, but I expect it will be fine.

Thanks for keeping this project going. It is a refreshing change from the alternatives.

_Alan





On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:
Hi Alan,

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:01 AM, Alan Epstein <ade26g@...> wrote:

Do you have any plans to incorporate a relational database schema? The interface is exceptionally friendly, and being able to link tables in a database would be a big win.

Something above and beyond the current Database feature? No, no current plans to add joins/foreign keys/a query language/etc.
 

Additionally, a forms creation interface that could spill into a DB would be great.

The idea is that the current Database feature does act like a form. You specify the various fields you want, and then when adding a row, it's basically filling out a form. Or were you referring to something else?

Thanks,
Mark



moderated Re: Configure email subject for when someone joins my mailing list #suggestion

 

Mark,

I have a question about the canned messages in general, and have had it floating around in my head for some time. Right now, all except the "message to member" types are messages that go out automatically when triggered by the appropriate event (pending member, welcome message, banned, etc.). When does the "message to member" go out? Its existence seems to imply the ability to send it out by hand to a particular member, or members, when desired, but I don't see the interface for doing that. 
--
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: Relational Database

 

Hi Alan,

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:01 AM, Alan Epstein <ade26g@...> wrote:

Do you have any plans to incorporate a relational database schema? The interface is exceptionally friendly, and being able to link tables in a database would be a big win.

Something above and beyond the current Database feature? No, no current plans to add joins/foreign keys/a query language/etc.
 

Additionally, a forms creation interface that could spill into a DB would be great.

The idea is that the current Database feature does act like a form. You specify the various fields you want, and then when adding a row, it's basically filling out a form. Or were you referring to something else?

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Configure email subject for when someone joins my mailing list #suggestion

 

Hi All,

I've just added the ability to set a custom subject for each of the various notification messages. To do so, go into the Settings page for your group, then click the Member Notices tab at the top. Then you can edit/set custom member notices and subject lines.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Mark

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:17 AM, Donald Hellen <donhellen@...> wrote:
And add the word "please" in front of "fill out this form . . ."
(please).

On Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:36:06 -0400, "Armando"
<armando.elevatorfan@icloud.com> wrote:

>I would like the option to customize the subject, for example, "One more step to go. Fill out this form to complete your subscription." Or, you can have a edit box and the owner can put a customizable subject.






moderated Re: beta@groups.io Digest #452

Duane
 

There's no way to send the contents of a file directly. You can copy it into a Calendar repeating event that is sent automatically. Or use that to send a link to the files.

Duane


moderated Re: beta@groups.io Digest #452

 

Rachel,

You and me both. Most people here seem content to use the calendar function for this, but it does not suit my group's needs and I would love to be able to send actual files.
--
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: beta@groups.io Digest #452

 

Hi Mark and everyone, Is there a way to send a file automatically every month? I poked around and couldn't find anything. I would like my group guidelines and a FAQ to go out automatically on the first of every month.

Thanks and sorry if there's a way and I just don't see it.

Rae
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Rachel Rice, MA 
Professional Indexer and Editor






moderated Relational Database

Alan Epstein
 

Do you have any plans to incorporate a relational database schema? The interface is exceptionally friendly, and being able to link tables in a database would be a big win.

Additionally, a forms creation interface that could spill into a DB would be great.

Thanks for all your work on this. Impressive.

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