locked Edits, deletions, moderation, oh my!

Nightowl >8#


You can read the messages chronologically or threaded on the group site. Click on individual messages, input the number you want to start from, and hit next to read.

Hope that helps!



Thank you. I've only been on the site a few hours... I just found the box where you input the number. I am not sure how I would know what number I'd want to input but guess I'd eventually figure that out. I also just found where it says thread view, message view, expanded message view.
I found "Inbox" and am not sure how it differs from, or meshes with, "Archives." And at the moment I don't know how I found "inbox" so can't get back to it. <g>
I liked what you did with your blog. I got here because I saw your message on SayNo2Neo.
Susan B

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Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:13 PM
Subject: [beta] Re: Edits, deletions, moderation, oh my!


You can read the messages chronologically or threaded on the group site. Click on individual messages, input the number you want to start from, and hit next to read.

Hope that helps!


Nightowl >8#

Hi Susan!

Glad you're here! I just finished reading the entire archives of this Beta group, (yes, 600+ messages), and I'm trying to learn all I can. But I'm asking Mods & Members people to give me all the help they can, because as you know, my elderly parents seem to command a lot of my attention these days. ;)

What I would ideally LOVE someone to do, is to compare this list below from the Blog post of "If You Code it we will come"  to the list of what is available here. Then I could give MM more information about what is already implemented, or will be implemented here, so that they would have more to consider when thinking of moving their groups.

So anyone who wants to help in that way, have at it! The list is below!





Here is what we need for our Groups Platform:

  • An interface that is accessible through both mail and website.
  • Customizable home pages where we can choose colors, fonts, photos, and sizes for the group pages.
  • The ability to have all messages appear in a single list, not in individual forums.
  • Message archives that are stored and always available through page view.
  • Messages ordered chronologically (newest or oldest first) or by threads as desired.
  • Messages that have post #’s and are searchable.
  • Controls that are readily visible and don’t require mouse-over.
  • Full moderation tools for Group owners for members, messages, attachments, etc.
  • A My Groups page where moderators can see all their groups and whatever moderation tasks are needed for each one.
  • Ability to access member lists by page view and export the whole list into a PDF file, Excel, database, etc.
  • Capability to handle a large number of members (don’t know the limit for Yahoo’s Groups).
  • A section to store links.
  • A section to store files.
  • A working interactive database.
  • An event calendar accessible to all.
  • Ability to invite members
  • Ability to add members.
  • Ability to import an existing member list from another group.
  • Ability to ban or preban members.
  • Ability to have the member’s real name associated with their e-mail on the member’s list for Owner/Mod view only.
  • Hosting for photos, with lots of storage, customizable photo organization and sorting options.


Susan B,

Regarding deleted items - in a group here, we would not want members
editing or deleting their own posts and would not even want it if
proposed edits and deletes had to go to moderators for approval first.
I think a group should always allow a member to delete his/her own posts, without moderator intervention. That would be in keeping with the principle that the member owns his/her content, and that participation is voluntary.

We would like all posts to go to a Pending area as they do on Yahoo, and
to be able to approve, edit or reject the messages (reject with or
without an explanation).
Those features already exist.

In the group's Settings page you can check the "Moderated" box to moderate all messages, and/or the "New Users Moderated" box to set new members' subscription to moderated. You can also set the moderation for individual members via their "Posting Privileges", click their entry in the Members list. This works similarly to Yahoo Groups.

In the pending page you can Approve, Edit, Reject, or Delete the pending messages. Reject sends back a reply to the member, Delete does not.

We would like all Files to be in alphabetical order,
You can click on the column headings to sort alphabetically, by type, by size or by modified date.

and since we are in the U..S. we want dates to be written Month, Day,
Year - and not European style.
If this becomes an option, I would hope it is an option in the member's profile or subscription, not a group-wide setting. But there has been another thread, "Dates on Groups.io" where this has been discussed further.

I would prefer to see the word "Archives" on the left changed to
"Message Board." To me, archives implies old stuff ("the dusty archives
of the library"), not curent messages.
My only concern with calling it "Messages" or "Message Board" relates to a mistake which has happened in Yahoo Groups: some instances have been reported where a novice moderator mistook the Messages section for a kind of personal inbox. So they deleted the messages as they read them. I think "Archives" better reflects their precious value as the only on-line copy of the messages.

I am unable to find a place to change email preferences.
Look on the "Subscription" page.

I am getting all emails as the messages post, which is fine with me, but
all are coming in plain text and links are unclickable. I am using
Windows Mail on Windows 7.
Perhaps there's an option in Windows Mail to automatically linkify URLs in plain text messages. That's a default behavior in email clients such as Eudora Classic and Thunderbird.

Most messages from other sources come to me in HTML with clickable
links. These seem to be coming in plain text. I am hoping there's an
option for html emails.
In Groups.io messages come through in the way they were posted, be that plain text or formatted.

I would like to see an option to read messages threaded or flat (as they
come in, chronologically). There are good uses for both, and sometimes
you want one, and sometimes the other.
In the Archives, Thread View or Message View, at your service.

Searching: Should be able to search using any word you choose. Hashtags
don't matter in that case.
That's what the Search box does.

-- Shal

Laurence Taylor

On 09 Jan 2015 23:17, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hmm, ok. So should I just get rid of the 'This message has been deleted'
and any message deletion action (from the member or from the moderator)
results in the message completely disappearing?
I would say remove it from the public view, but leave it visible to the
moderator, together with a note of who deleted it.