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locked For Mark -- A request

Nightowl >8#
 

Mark,

Would it be possible to change the lock-topic time to 4 weeks instead of 2?

There are often things that cause real life to delay people for roughly a month. For example, my 93 yr old Dad literally died this month, his heart stopped, and then for no explained reason, started up again. He's ok now, but gave us quite a scare.

Since then, I've had my hands full with family, Dad, and the Veteran's Home, plus been struggling emotionally, and that is why I've been unable to stay caught up in here despite really trying.

I hope you'll consider making the lock-topic 4 weeks instead of 2 weeks.

Thank you sincerely,

Brenda


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

Mike Fay <mikefay8888@...>
 

Great- Thanks Mark I take it the change is in effect moving forward- but that any names that had already been applied will not transfer to the subgroups ?


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

 

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 6:16 AM, ro-esp <ro-esp@...> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 04:59 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

> > If a member doesn't have Display Name set, a moderator can set it for a
> specific group. But as Mike points out, this does not apply to any
> subgroups, so you'd have to go in and manually add that name each time a
> member joins (or is added) to a subgroup.
>
> This seems like a straightforward change. If a member doesn't have a
> Display Name set for themselves, but the moderator has set their display
> name on the main group subscription, carry that over when the member is
> subscribed to a subgroup. Does that make sense?

Makes perfect sense to me. I don't use subgroups myself yet, but I can't imagine why someone would want to use a displayname in a subgroup that's different from the one in the main group.

This is now live.

Cheers,
Mark 


locked Disable file upload notification?

Duane
 

I've had a problem with a member always notifying the group when uploading a file. Not the end of the world, but they change the file and send another notification, sometimes several times - very annoying. I don't know how difficult it would be, but I'd like to see a checkbox for the group owner to disable that notification, per group, in the group settings.

Thanks,
Duane


locked Re: deleting message decs the message count - is this as intended?

 

Mark,

Thanks. That's strange. I must be remembering from Yahoo. :-)
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J

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


locked Re: deleting message decs the message count - is this as intended?

 

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:03 PM, J_catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
I just noticed today (and tested in my test group) the fact that deleting a message decrements the message count for that month. Did this change recently? I don't remember it occurring before. I think the message count used to stay the same, but there were just gaps in the archived messages.

It has not changed recently and has always behaved that way.

Cheers,
Mark 


locked deleting message decs the message count - is this as intended?

 

I just noticed today (and tested in my test group) the fact that deleting a message decrements the message count for that month. Did this change recently? I don't remember it occurring before. I think the message count used to stay the same, but there were just gaps in the archived messages.
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

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


locked Re: Certificate errors?

 

Just to follow up on this, it turns out the problem was with an anti-virus program the person was running on her machine. Once it was disabled, the correct certificate was loaded and the problem was fixed.

Cheers,
Mark

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 5:50 PM, JohnF via Groups.io <johnf1686@...> wrote:
I see your new certificate OK on my end.  My questions for the person experiencing it would be:

1. Which browser/operating system?  (Mobile?)

2. Does Control-F5 fix the problem?  (Mobile: Reload, or delete cache.)

3. Is this user using an SSL proxy server?  (They probably won't know what this is.)

4. What does the certificate in the error say?  (Maybe someone really is trying to spoof the site for this user.)

Though the new certificate should be picked up regardless of all that.

I know you switched versions recently (from the one with the gray headers to the one with the blue headers).  Is there any chance the version with the gray headers is still out there somewhere, with the old certificate, accessible by whatever this person is doing?

JohnF





locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

ro-esp
 

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 04:59 pm, Mark Fletcher wrote:

If a member doesn't have Display Name set, a moderator can set it for a
specific group. But as Mike points out, this does not apply to any
subgroups, so you'd have to go in and manually add that name each time a
member joins (or is added) to a subgroup.

This seems like a straightforward change. If a member doesn't have a
Display Name set for themselves, but the moderator has set their display
name on the main group subscription, carry that over when the member is
subscribed to a subgroup. Does that make sense?
Makes perfect sense to me. I don't use subgroups myself yet, but I can't imagine why someone would want to use a displayname in a subgroup that's different from the one in the main group.
groetjes, Ronaldo


locked Re: Certificate errors?

 

I see your new certificate OK on my end. My questions for the person experiencing it would be:

1. Which browser/operating system? (Mobile?)

2. Does Control-F5 fix the problem? (Mobile: Reload, or delete cache.)

3. Is this user using an SSL proxy server? (They probably won't know what this is.)

4. What does the certificate in the error say? (Maybe someone really is trying to spoof the site for this user.)

Though the new certificate should be picked up regardless of all that.

I know you switched versions recently (from the one with the gray headers to the one with the blue headers). Is there any chance the version with the gray headers is still out there somewhere, with the old certificate, accessible by whatever this person is doing?

JohnF


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

 

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 5:55 AM, HR Tech via Groups.io <m.conway11@...> wrote:

I was under the impression that members need to select their profile/display name not owners for them... What am I missing?


If a member doesn't have Display Name set, a moderator can set it for a specific group. But as Mike points out, this does not apply to any subgroups, so you'd have to go in and manually add that name each time a member joins (or is added) to a subgroup.

This seems like a straightforward change. If a member doesn't have a Display Name set for themselves, but the moderator has set their display name on the main group subscription, carry that over when the member is subscribed to a subgroup. Does that make sense? Am I missing anything?

Thanks,
Mark 


locked Re: Transfer of groups and Subgroups

 

Sharon,

1. When a list is transferred do the members still appear on the old
list after transfer of the list?
Yes. The Easy Groups Transfer does not make any changes to the Yahoo Group (or Google Group). It might more accurately be called a "Copy".

2. Do members of subgroups have to first join the main list. (I’m
hoping yes).
Yes.

These and other questions are welcome in the user-to-user help groups. See also Mark's message #10525 regarding Changes to beta@ to reduce the traffic here.
https://groups.io/g/beta/message/10525


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


locked Certificate errors?

 

Hi All,

I received a report of someone experiencing a certificate error when accessing the Groups.io website. I renewed our certificate several weeks ago, and my guess is that somehow their browser is still seeing the old certificate. But I have no idea why this would happen. Please let me know if you or any of your members experience this. 

Thanks,
Mark


locked Transfer of groups and Subgroups

Sharon Villines
 

1. When a list is transferred do the members still appear on the old list after transfer of the list? I’m thinking if they stay I can set an automatic reply to new messages to send them to the new list address. When need for these messages stops, I can delete everything from the old list.

2. Do members of subgroups have to first join the main list. (I’m hoping yes).

Sharon
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Sharon Villines, Historic Takoma Park, Washington DC
Where all roads lead to Casablanca


locked Re: BUG: Digest in wrong format #bug

 

ACK! Never mind. I'm suffering from RED FACE SYNDROME. Just realized that the digest was from the old YAHOO version of the group, not groups.io.

Sigh. Great way to start off Monday. Sigh.

But, it I stick by the DRAFT DISCARD problem I found while trying to report this NON-problem. :-)


locked search for messages with attachments #suggestion

 

I'm starting to go through old posts to remove obsolete posts with attachments, to save on storage. (I don't plan on upgrading this group in the near future, since it is an all-volunteer undertaking.) In the process, I realized that a feature allowing you to search just for messages with attachments would come in handy in this and possibly other situations.
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author. 

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


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

Mike Fay <mikefay8888@...>
 

We are a travel group, and the subgroups are archives from each past trip.  Members of the main group are all part of one or more

subgroups- only the ones for a trip they were involved in. If a member is thinking of someone from a particular trip and wants to get a hold of them,

they can go to the subgroup for that trip and find the person they are thinking of by pics in that subgroup and a database table. But having the names

on the members profile makes it much easier to make sure they are getting to them through a current e-mail address.


locked BUG: Digest in wrong format #bug

 

I usually have two memberships to groups I own, my main membership for posting and reading individual messages and a DIGEST membership set to receive plain-text digests which I can save and archive offline.

This morning's digest from one group (the other groups have been quiet, so they didn't send out digests) arrived as a FULL FEATURED (RICH FORMAT) digest, whereas all other digests previously have been plain text. Could this have been caused by this recent change:

BUGFIX: Digest messages were missing the standard compliment of list headers.
? I checked my DIGEST subscription to that group (hpseries80) and it's still set to PLAIN TEXT DIGEST.


locked DRAFTS - Discard button

 

I was just coming here (first time in a long while to the web page) and noticed I had a DRAFT that I'd started and abandoned unfinished. I clicked on DRAFTS, click on the message's subject link, saw what it was and clicked on the DISCARD button in that view. It took me back to the DRAFTS screen which still showed the draft message. I clicked the checkbox in front of the message, then clicked on the DISCARD button there, and this time it disappeared.


locked Re: Applying names to members in the main group- carryover to subgroups.

Sharon Villines
 

Thank you for all the replies and information on transferring lists.

How do you do subgroups? And what is the advantage?


Sharon
——
Sharon Villines, Washington, DC

“If you haven’t said something that offends someone, you haven’t said anything worth saying.”

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