moderated Is a searchable directory being considered?


Mark Baumann
 

An inexpensive searchable member directory with current Group.io communication capabilities is exactly what many organizations are looking for, and the value is significant. Is a searchable directory something that is being considered by Groups.io management?

 

I have been involved in leadership positions with 7 non-profit organizations over the last 15 years. All of those groups have been looking for this combination. Platforms that focus on member directories tend to be complex, expensive and difficult to implement. Platforms like Groups.io, and Yahoo Groups which focus primarily on email communication all seem to avoid, ignore, or misunderstand the value of a searchable and member-modifiable directory. (Many professionals don’t want to or can’t use Google Groups or Facebook.) Is there some technical reason why it is hard for Groups.io to add a searchable member directory?

 

Other posters in this and the Group Managers Forum have also identified the common value for organizations, such as being able to find specialists and other practitioners.

 

Mark Baumann


Duane
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:12 AM, Mark Baumann wrote:
Is a searchable directory something that is being considered by Groups.io management?
It already exists, but maybe not in the form you're looking for, for each group.  There is no site wide search, and hopefully never will be.

Duane


Mark Baumann
 

Duane, what am I missing, I don't see a search button on the Directory page of a particular Group. Is there a way Group subscribers can search for other subscribers by country, area of practice, etc?

Mark


Duane
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM, Mark Baumann wrote:
Duane, what am I missing
This would be better continued on GMF.  Think Database.

Duane


ro-esp
 

I wholeheartedly agree. Yahoogroups COULD have been far more popular and useful if the public directory had worked and had been properly moderated. When someone like me does a groupsearch for "nederland" or "nederlands" and gets thousands of "hits" about fake sexdatingsites....that does not provide happy users.

Of course it has to be up to the founder of the group whether a group is "listed in directory" or not


groetjes, Ronaldo


ro-esp
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 07:24 PM, Mark Baumann wrote:


Duane, what am I missing, I don't see a search button on the Directory page of
a particular Group. Is there a way Group subscribers can search for other
subscribers by country, area of practice, etc?
I don't think that that's feasible without seriously infringing on people's privacy, and a huge amount of programming

groetjes, Ronaldo