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Re: How to approve "pending" members imported from YG?

 

Hi Gina,

Only about 5 seem to have gotten the notice from groups.io....out of
1000 original members.
I'm curious, where does that number 5 come from?

If I remember correctly, you said you unchecked the box to have Groups.io notify them during the transfer. So did you send them a notice by some other means?

I've posted several messages in our yahoogroup—explaining how to
interact with the group, set up a password, etc.—and few respond.
Well, since they are now in your Members list in Groups.io, you could always post messages in your group here. They'll probably catch on pretty fast.

Maybe they are busy...or maybe they're not receiving any of the mail?
My Yahoo Groups seem to be forwarding messages pretty quickly during the last few days - a few seconds to a few minutes. So I'm not really sure.

Shal


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Photos display order missing an option available in Yahoo Groups

Bill Kay
 

I miss a feature that is in Yahoo, but isn't in Groups.IO
When you enter groups.io Photo Albums, they are sorted alphabetically.
The Sort choices are sort by title (alphabetically up or down) and Sort by Created date (up or down).
The default on Yahoo Photostream was "Most recent shows first".
When you click on "Albums" the sort order is "most recently changed on top".
I wish groups.io would offer those same options!


Re: How to approve "pending" members imported from YG?

Gina Pera
 

Argh, me again.

I don't know what's happening with my group.

Only about 5 seem to have gotten the notice from groups.io....out of 1000 original members.

I've posted several messages in our yahoogroup—explaining how to interact with the group, set up a password, etc.—and few respond.

I'm not sure what to do next.

Maybe they are busy...or maybe they're not receiving any of the mail?

 

thank you!


Re: Which "custom Welcome notice" will the transfer agent use?

 

Samuel,

 
- Do you know if the welcome message will form part of it, or will be
sent separately?
Sent separately.
 
That's why there's an option to have no active Welcome notices, or to uncheck the sending of the "you've been added" - some people felt that two emails to the transferred member was one too many. (some thought that even one was too many, but that's another thing).

 
I was also wondering if the members will be added directly
Added directly. Hence You have been added...

 
Also, silly of me, but I have actually received such a message myself
very recently when a group that I'm a member of, joined.  The text of
the message is:
So the key change I'm seeing is that the paragraph about the Updates group has been removed. That sounds familiar, I recall people objecting to it. So I've deleted it from the example. I found the #changelog message where Mark added that to transfers (2017-01-20 beta #12720) but not where he took it out again.
 
Shal
 

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Re: New members trying to join by email: what did I not tell them?

Chris Jones
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 05:21 PM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
If this is happening, you should see a series of notes in your Activity log along the lines of "non-member xxxxxxxx @ yyyy.com attempted to send message...".
Brian; Bruce mentioned the above in one of his posts; did you ever have a look in Activity to see if there was anything there along the lines Bruce suggested?

The "BT mail" point now seems likely to be wide of the mark if your prospective members are not in the UK, although it is not impossible for the same problem to arise with other mail providers. That is why having a look in your activity log might help us work out what is (and is not) happening. Your but the messages I'm seeing are exactly like that, at least for one person hints at your possibly seeing what we are referring to , but it isn't entirely clear. And it isn't a fail for this platform; the problem lies somewhere in the email routing before it gets to Groups.io.

Chris


Re: Replying to topics

Bruce Bowman
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 05:33 PM, Fabien wrote:
If someone wants to reply to a topic, do they have to do it through the web portal, or can they do it directly from email?
Fabien -- If the recipient's email client honors normal reply-to fields in the incoming message header, simply clicking "reply" should route the response properly (i.e.: back to the group or the sender, depending on group settings).

Bruce


Replying to topics

Fabien
 

hello,
If someone wants to reply to a topic, do they have to do it through the web portal, or can they do it directly from email?


Re: Donation question

Bruce Bowman
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 05:24 PM, Fabien wrote:
I embedded the link to have people donate through PayPal, using the wiki option. When I tried to click on the link after I am done, it does not work. Any suggestions?
Fabien -- The PayPal buttons that I host on our club's normal web site are implemented as a form. Forms, iframes, and several other html constructs are stripped from wiki pages (and your home page) upon save so they don't become vectors for phishing or the spreading of malware. 

Bruce


Donation question

Fabien
 

hello,
I embedded the link to have people donate through PayPal, using the wiki option. When I tried to click on the link after I am done, it does not work. Any suggestions?


Re: New members trying to join by email: what did I not tell them?

Frances
 


Re: New members trying to join by email: what did I not tell them?

Brian Jennings <bj.raptor12@...>
 


Well I might have 40% emails for the eventual members.  But the guy who tried from the hospital is using a gmail address on an Android phone,  what exactly is "BT mail" mentioned above ?

BJ


Re: Which "custom Welcome notice" will the transfer agent use?

Samuel Murray
 

On 11 Nov 2019 18:03, Shal Farley wrote:

Samuel wrote:

2. What other information is included in the message that is sent to
members who have been moved?  Can I see an example of such a message
anywhere, please?
I've just pasted one here:
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Added-Message-for-YG-transfer
Aah, thanks.

- Do you know if the welcome message will form part of it, or will be sent separately?

I was also wondering if the members will be added directly or be given an "invitation" to join, since some of the older information that I have read seemed to indicate that that is what will happen. But I see from this example that members are added directly, and then given the option to unsubscribe.

Also, silly of me, but I have actually received such a message myself very recently when a group that I'm a member of, joined. The text of the message is:

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Hello,

The owner of the OLDGROUPNAME Yahoo Group has moved the group to Groups.io, a new Groups service. You have been subscribed to the new group using your email address MYMAILADDRESS. The title of the new group is NEWGROUPNAME user forum, and messages can be sent to it at NEWGROUPNAME@groups.io. The group homepage is located [here].

Groups at Groups.io are similar to Yahoo Groups, but we have several new features and we encourage you to explore the Groups.io website. If you have never registered with Groups.io before, your account will not have a password set yet. To log in, you can use the 'Email me a link to login' button to have a link emailed to you that will let you log into the website.

You do not have to do anything to continue being a member of this group. If you do not wish to be a member of NEWGROUPNAME, [click here to unsubscribe] and you will be unsubscribed immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact support@groups.io.

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team
---------------------------------------------------------------------

"Cheers"... cheers means "thanks" where I'm from. I realise it means "goodbye" in other parts of the world. :-)

Samuel


Re: Image auto-scaling behavior #images #changing #settings

Chris Jones
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 09:31 PM, Magnus Hunter wrote:
Can i change the group setting to 1024 x 1024 ?
Yes.
If so do all previous stored photos remain at 488 x 488 and all new one take the new size of 1024x1024 ?  
Yes
As a corollary if I was to downsize a setting in future, would all bigger photos be downsized to the new setting ?

No.

Chris


Re: Attachments from Yahoo, Storage capacity #yahoo

Gilbert Coville
 

On Nov 11, 2019, at 1:20 PM, Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@tds.net> wrote:

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 03:11 PM, Alan wrote:
We were warned that "Attachments" would not be transferred from YG -
- Is there a way to move those attachments manually either directly from YG to Groups.io, or from my PC to Groups.io ?
Alan -- If you can download them to your PC, you could then upload them to your group's files area. At that point you could edit each of the affected messages to include a link to those files. But that's the best you can do. There is no attachment icon on the message edit toolbar, thus no way to "reattach the attachments."

The following is a YG help question, but perhaps you would indulge ?
- How can one see how much storage space one is using on YG ?
Go to your group and click on Files. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. You will find something to the effect of "Using XX.X MB of maximum 200 MB"
Now click on Photos, followed by Albums. At the top of the page this time, you will find something to the effect of "Using YY.Y MB of maximum 100 GB. ZZZ photos uploaded so far."

Adding XX.X and YY.Y will get you a rough estimate.

Bruce
In my group, we had only 17 attachments associated with 14 messages. Instead of putting them in the files area, I crafted a message with all of them attached. I sent it to the group with a hashtag that had the no email setting. I then carefully edited the older messages in the archive to point to the proper attachments in the new message. It was somewhat laborious, but I think it will be worth it. I had to do a ton of trials in a test group to get it right first.

Gilbert


Image auto-scaling behavior #images #changing #settings

Magnus Hunter
 

Changing Image Size in Settings - Recently  as a newbie I set up a new groups transferring from Yahoo, about 1000 images.
Being mindful of the 1000MB limit I set the maximum stored photo size to 488 x 488 and now find that with everything transferred and plenty of space available that I wished I had gone up a size and chosen 1024 x 1024 instead.

Can i change the group setting to 1024 x 1024 ? If so do all previous stored photos remain at 488 x 488 and all new one take the new size of 1024x1024 ?   As a corollary if I was to downsize a setting in future, would all bigger photos be downsized to the new setting ?

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Re: Question about Sent Invitations

Bruce Bowman
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 04:20 PM, Ginger Iorizzo wrote:
Maybe a silly question, but deleting someone from the list of Sent Invitations will not delete them from the group, correct? 
That's correct...it only deletes the invitation.

Bruce


Question about Sent Invitations

Ginger Iorizzo
 

Maybe a silly question, but deleting someone from the list of Sent Invitations will not delete them from the group, correct?  I'm new to Groups.io and don't want to inadvertently delete members who actually want to belong to our group.

Thank you to all of the moderators here who have been keeping up with answering so many questions.

Ginger


Re: Attachments from Yahoo, Storage capacity #yahoo

Bruce Bowman
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 03:11 PM, Alan wrote:
We were warned that "Attachments" would not be transferred from YG -
  - Is there a way to move those attachments manually either directly from YG to Groups.io, or from my PC to Groups.io ?
Alan -- If you can download them to your PC, you could then upload them to your group's files area. At that point you could edit each of the affected messages to include a link to those files. But that's the best you can do. There is no attachment icon on the message edit toolbar, thus no way to "reattach the attachments."

The following is a YG help question, but perhaps you would indulge ?
 - How can one see how much storage space one is using on YG ?
Go to your group and click on Files. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. You will find something to the effect of "Using XX.X MB of maximum 200 MB"
Now click on Photos, followed by Albums. At the top of the page this time, you will find something to the effect of "Using YY.Y MB of maximum 100 GB. ZZZ photos uploaded so far."

Adding XX.X and YY.Y will get you a rough estimate.


Bruce


Re: Add Moderators #addmembers #owner

M K Ramadoss
 

Can you share how you got it done with PG4?


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:58 AM bret <bmaverick@...> wrote:
Exactly.  Our owner went missing back in 2009.  All the settings were then locked int an auto-pilot mode.   Our moderator for 11 years tried to ask Yahoo to turn the group over to him, but to no avail.  We believe the owner actually DIED.
 
Now the story gets even worse!  Our groups is the 2nd largest tractor membership on Yahoo.  JD only beats us out.  But there are 4 other related groups as well, created by our SAME owner!  Thus, we are now transferring all 5 groups over into 1 larger one.
 
Wild, eh?  PGOffline has been the useful tool getting all of this data to one place, reviewed, structured and then ready to upload into Groups.io. 
 
We are very pleased with the PG4 folks.  It's helped a great deal.  To do the regular Groups.io transfer would have been crazy for all the groups into one and the cost burden too.  Then the complications with not just the transfer, but the merging too. 
 
Other than our group over there, 2 of the others are on full auto-pilot because the mods left a long while back too.

SOOOOOOOO,  YES, it's good to have the ability to transfer ownership or allow a mod to step up and take over when the time for a change of guard happens. 

-Bret


Re: Selected "Group not listed in directory, private messages" but my group shows publicly

Duane
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 02:38 PM, MdDS Foundation wrote:
My group [redacted]
By including the full address for it on this group (readable by the public), you've also made it visible to any of the search engines that scan this site.  You may want to edit your post and remove that link.
As Bruce said, anyone that knows (or can guess) the group name can see the home page.  I'm not sure you want to leave your Guidelines and Wiki publicly visible either.

Duane
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