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How can I add a Constant Contact list to groups.io?

Norm Perron
 

I tried adding my group catalinafleet@... to catalinayachts.ccsend.com  Groups.io gives me an error. 

Thanks

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Norm Perron
Catalina 42, #600 Aphrodisiac, Marina del Rey, CA


Re: copy paste

Joe Marshall
 

The text below was pasted in Firefox on a Win7 PC using the track pad (right-click -> Paste). "Paste" did not appear in the context menu until I had copied the text into the buffer. "Paste" also did not appear after I had pasted the text below.

On my Windows 7 computer with Firefox, trying to use the mouse to paste, paste isn't even an option.
Ctrl-V works fine, so I'll do that.


Re: Managing main group

Toby Kraft
 

I'd give some thought to hashtags also.  May not be good fit but...
AFAIK, messages cannot be moved from one subgroup to another (https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/topic/5475284#3304) - might be an issue if people post in the wrong subgroup all the time.  [whereas you can edit the topic and change the hashtag pretty easily]
For people that only want to get announcements and newsletters, send them as Special Notice and have members set the Special Notices Only option.
Just a thought.
Toby


Re: Number of Groups.io Members

Duane
 

Been awhile since the last update.  New member this morning is number 3099376, latest visible group is number 8787

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Re: copy paste

Bruce Bowman
 

Using Firefox, I can bring up the Paste option with a right-click, assuming I have anything in the clipboard.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Managing main group

Duane
 

Each group and subgroup is pretty much independent as far as moderation and other settings.  The only restriction is that everyone must be a member of the main group before they can join a subgroup.

Other than explaining which group/subgroup is intended for certain posts, there's no explicit way to keep folks from posting in the wrong one.  There are a lot of settings that each member can choose as far as which posts they get.  Take a look at https://groups.io/static/help#subscription-options and the sections just below it about muting and following.

If it were me, I'd probably set up the General Discussion as the main group, then all the others as subgroups.  Then I'd set the Default Sub Settings for all of them to "Individual Messages" and "Following Only" with "First Message Also" selected.  With those settings, each person would get the first message of any thread, but after that they'd only get any they choose to follow.  You may find that other settings are better suited to your group, so look through all the options to see what might work best.

There are many options available on GIO, so it can take awhile to determine which are the best for any given group/subgroup.

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Re: #hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

Barb M
 

If none of the more obvious "Moderate" settings shows up as the problem, you might check your Attachments setting (in Message Formatting). One of the options there is to Moderate them - that is, someone would have to "okay" any messages that contain attachments. Emails with attached "cards" or those that use stationery designs could be showing up there. A URL by itself doesn't typically show as an attachment, but if there is a "preview" along with it, that could.

Barb


Re: #hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

Andrew Godfrey
 

Dear Shal,

Thank you. I ran through your complete list. However, none of those things apply in our case.

Andy



Managing main group

SooHoo, Spencer L
 

please bear with me since I am a newbie...One problem we had with our yahoo groups is that all discussion threads ended up one large group, and there was no good way to ignore threads that you were not interested in.  I want to setup the new groups.io group so that everyone is automatically subscribed to an ANNOUNCEMENTS and a NEWSLETTER group, but they are free to ignore all other groups such as GENERAL DISCUSSION, EQUIPMENT, BUY-TRADE, etc.  My understanding is that the ANNOUNCEMENTS and NEWSLETTER groups would have to be subgroups of MAIN along with the others. How can I keep everyone from posting to MAIN as a default?  We will have some subscribers who are only interested in seeing announcements and the newsletter and won't care about anything else, and I would like to avoid having to set up separate groups for those two categories.  

It occurs to me that I can setup MAIN as moderated, but will that extend to the subgroups?  I really don't want to spend the time moderating the MAIN group.

Thanks


Re: copy paste

Weogo Reed
 

Hi Folks,

On my Windows 7 computer with Firefox, trying to use the mouse to paste, paste isn't even an option.
Ctrl-V works fine, so I'll do that.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo


Re: #hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

Frances
 

Odd, I have Gmail users and that doesn't happen. There has to be something.

I sent invitations and added them. Not "direct add" that is possible with a paid group.
None were added recently.

In Spam Control
My group is restricted.
New users are moderated and they are unmoderated after 3 posts.

In Message Policies,
I allow non-subscribers to post. These are moderated.
No mail is disabled. Subscribers have to be at least receive Special Notices.

In Viruses - suspicious emails are blocked.

Frances


Re: copy paste

Jim Higgins
 

Received from Weogo Reed at 9/14/2018 12:07 AM UTC:

Hi Folks,

Is there a way to copy text from a separate writing program like Word and paste the text in to a reply?

Thanks and good health, Weogo

The standard Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V cut and paste shortcuts should work for Windows and Linux. I think it's Command-C and Command-V for MAC.

Jim H


Re: copy paste

Bob Bellizzi
 

I didn't know it couldn't be don.
I do that all the time I have more than a line or two to write.
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copy paste

Weogo Reed
 

Hi Folks,

Is there a way to copy text from a separate writing program like Word and paste the text in to a reply?

Thanks and good health,  Weogo


Re: #hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

David Griffin <david@...>
 

I have this problem, but only with members posting from gmail addresses.  None of the points listed below apply.

Regards,

Dave Griffin
021 352 595


On 13/09/2018, at 3:41 PM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:

Andy,

However, a huge number of messages end up in moderation ("Message Approval Needed") for no reason we can discern.

It isn't likely to be a bug.

A message will need approval if:
  • the posting member's Posting Privileges is set to Override: moderated;
  • the posting member's Posting Privileges is set to Override: new user moderated and their approval count is non-zero;
  • the posting member's Posting Privileges is set to Use Group Moderation Setting and the Moderated box is checked in the Spam Control section of the group's Settings page;
  • the Allow Non Subscribers to Post box is checked in the Message Policies section of the groups Settings page and the posting email address is not currently in the group's Members list;
  • the message Subject contains a hashtag with the Moderated box checked;
  • the Automatically Moderate Topics Older Than x days box is checked in the Message Policies section of the group's Settings page and the message is a reply to an older topic;
  • the message is a reply to a topic that a moderator  has manually set to Moderate Topic; or
  • the Viruses option is set to Moderated in the Message Policies section of the group's Settings page and the message contains suspected malware.

Did I forget any?

Shal


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Re: #hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

 
Edited

Andy,

However, a huge number of messages end up in moderation ("Message Approval Needed") for no reason we can discern.

It isn't likely to be a bug.

A message will need approval if:
  • the posting member's Posting Privileges is set to Override: moderated;
  • the posting member's Posting Privileges is set to Override: new user moderated and their approval count is non-zero;
  • the posting member's Posting Privileges is set to Use Group Moderation Setting and the Moderated box is checked in the Spam Control section of the group's Settings page;
  • the Allow Non Subscribers to Post box is checked in the Message Policies section of the groups Settings page and the posting email address is not currently in the group's Members list;
  • the message Subject contains a hashtag with the Moderated box checked;
  • the Automatically Moderate Topics Older Than x days box is checked in the Message Policies section of the group's Settings page and the message is a reply to an older topic;
  • the message is a reply to a topic that a moderator  has manually set to Moderate Topic;
  • the Viruses option is set to Moderated in the Message Policies section of the group's Settings page and the message contains suspected malware; or
  • the Attachments option is set to Moderate in the Message Formatting section of the group's Settings page and the message contains one or more attachments.

Did I forget any?

Shal


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Re: #hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

Frances
 

There is a setting for unmoderating new members after a specific number of posts. If they are relatively new posters, perhaps that is the problem.
Go to Admin, Settings (it is the first one, not Default Sub Settings).
Scroll down to Spam Control.
Change the Unmoderate after to a number you prefer - perhaps 1 message.

Hope this is it!

Frances


#hashtags #bug Lots of messages "need approval" #hashtags #bug

Andrew Godfrey
 

Dear all,

We recently set up a group in which all subscribers are able to post messages without moderation. However, a huge number of messages end up in moderation ("Message Approval Needed") for no reason we can discern. We use hashtags in the group: originally they were set to be compulsory, but we unticked that option to see if solved the problem. However, it still persists. Our moderator thinks it may have some relation to URLs in messages, but some messages without URLs have been held up in the queue too. We are really not sure what the source of this problem could be, any suggestions would be welcome.

Andy


Re: About Invitations

Leeni
 

Thank You, I didn't know that.
 
Also a member who I sent an invitation just joined.
I entered their email address in lowercase letters.
Now when their email shows up in the membership list it is all caps. It is the only member out of the 350 members that I have in that group whose email address is showing up in all capital letters. Ilene  
 
 
 
 

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Subject: Re: [GMF] About Invitations
 
The site determines the name to use from the email address you enter.  If you just send to an email address, it will use that.  If you enter it as Joe Smith <email@ domain.com>  (without the space, needed here so you can see it all), it will use Joe Smith.

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Re: About Invitations

Duane
 

The site determines the name to use from the email address you enter.  If you just send to an email address, it will use that.  If you enter it as Joe Smith <email@ domain.com>  (without the space, needed here so you can see it all), it will use Joe Smith.

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