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Re: Yahoo Transfer #transfer

Frances
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 01:33 PM, Dakotta Alex wrote:
I'm having the same issue too "Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content."
I guess it's too late now to the transfers from the Yahoo side.
Don't give up hope! See this message on the Easy Group Transfer page:
 
Yahoo Groups currently has an outage that is preventing us from transferring groups. We do not know if or when this outage will be fixed. Until it is, we have disabled new group transfer requests. Please do not upgrade your group to Premium until we know that the outage has been fixed. We will announce here when that happens.
 
 (My bolding)

Where to look - https://groups.io/yahootransfer

Additionally, if you are worried, see the discussion about mbox imports. And other strategies listed in 
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/FAQ-on-Moving-from-Yahoo-Groups
#10

Frances


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Re: Yahoo Transfer #transfer

Dakotta Alex
 

I'm having the same issue too "Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content."
I guess it's too late now to the transfers from the Yahoo side.


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 7:20 PM Frances <frances@...> wrote:
On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 08:52 AM, Andrew Aurbach wrote:
I tried to do that again this morning but am getting an error from Yahoo (I had done these steps on numerous occasions over the past month/6 weeks to no avail)
Andrew, see the new post about Yahoo outage.
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/24643

Frances
 
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Re: YG outage

Frances
 
Edited

More info about the outage.

The message on the Easy Group Transfer page is:

Yahoo Groups currently has an outage that is preventing us from transferring groups. We do not know if or when this outage will be fixed. Until it is, we have disabled new group transfer requests. Please do not upgrade your group to Premium until we know that the outage has been fixed. We will announce here when that happens.

https://groups.io/yahootransfer

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Re: Yahoo Transfer #transfer

Frances
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 08:52 AM, Andrew Aurbach wrote:
I tried to do that again this morning but am getting an error from Yahoo (I had done these steps on numerous occasions over the past month/6 weeks to no avail)
Andrew, see the new post about Yahoo outage.
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/24643

Frances
 
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Re: Catch-22: Can't Transfer Yahoo Group

Frances
 


Re: Customization Options? #customize #links

Duane
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 11:25 AM, Ann Sterner wrote:
and/or customization of the default categories
There are somethings on the left menu that come and go, depending on whether you have those features enabled, such as Files, Photos, etc., but can not be renamed.

Duane
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Re: Customization Options? #customize #links

Chris Jones
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 05:25 PM, Ann Sterner wrote:
For the record, our Links did transfer to the Database area. 
And in turn thank you for your feedback. Not everyone comes back to tell us that their problem has been resolved.

Chris


YG outage

Duane
 
Edited

Mark posted an update to the problems at YG a few minutes ago.  He also mentioned that he'll refund anyone that can't transfer.  https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/61849817

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 11:22 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hi All,
 
The Yahoo Groups outage continues, preventing us from exporting group messages. For now, I have disabled the ability to create new transfer requests, and have posted a note on the Yahoo Group transfer page telling people to not upgrade their group to Premium until the outage is over.
 
I don't want people upgrading their groups and then us not being able to do the transfer.
 
Thanks,
Mark
Duane
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Re: Merge Groups

Greg Elmassian
 

?? You only make the export and import functions available to group admins, so the data could move only under the authority of the forum owners.

I don't see that as a security issue.... we already have export, which is the "more dangerous" function reading your response.

Adding information to a forum is the right of anyone in the forum actually, so I honestly do not follow your logic.

Even just a way to "forward" a message or topic to another group would help... In my case, I started a new group here because it was questionable if we could move the yahoo group. Then the Yahoo group got together, made me the owner, and I migrated the Yahoo group. I now want to merge the smaller, newer group to the recently migrated group.

Greg


Re: Catch-22: Can't Transfer Yahoo Group

Dennis Steckley
 

One of the yahoogroups on which I used to be able to issue invitations no longer allows me to do so for the past couple of weeks.  And another yahoo group used to allow me to appoint other moderators, but I can't now.  As of now, that means the transfers of both those groups are dead in the water due to absentee owners.  I keep trying on yahoo, figuring if it glitched one way, perhaps it will glitch back the other way.  One did the other day, allowing me to invite and change groups.io to moderator, but within five minutes it reverted back, apparently before the changes could take place.  Frustrating.

Dennis S.


Re: Customization Options? #customize #links

Ann Sterner <ams33765@...>
 

Thanks for the feedback

For the record, our Links did transfer to the Database area.  We are just trying to determine if we have other options for relocation to a different area, what they might be, which is best and/or customization of the default categories.  All feedback is appreciated.


Re: Calendar features questions

Gilbert Coville
 

On Nov 23, 2019, at 2:01 AM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@gmail.com> wrote:

You might want to double-check that the image is visible to a member who receives the notification or reminder by email, and is not logged in to Groups.io (or is not using a web-based email interface).

I'm thinking that such an URL might be unavailable if one isn't logged in, because the Photos section is normally a members-only function. But I don't know if Groups.io enforces that rule at the level of the image URLs, or only on the page URLs.
On Nov 23, 2019, at 4:57 AM, Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@tds.net> wrote:

Gilbert/Su -- The URLs of photos in albums are also not static, changing as photos are added to or deleted from the album.

Bottom line is that you really need to host the image somewhere else if you want to ensure the desired behavior. Again, see https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/topic/31532132#16547
Ah yes, I now see the problem with the photos not being available to the mail client. And the lack of a stable URL makes it even worse.

I was able to insert an image into a wiki page, made the wiki publicly-viewable, and then the url became something like: https://groups.io/g/mygroup/wikiimage/nnnn

That did work. The image was viewable in my mail program. I don’t know if the wikiimage is a static URL or not, but at this point you’re right, it’s just too convoluted and dicey to attempt this and it's better to simply host the image elsewhere.

Gilbert


Re: Customization Options? #customize #links

Frances
 

Ann, your links should have transferred into Databases. If database has not been activated in Settings, do so and you will see them, I believe.

Frances
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Re: Starting a new Group from scratch

Frances
 


Re: Starting a new Group from scratch

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 11:06 AM, ray_r.rm wrote:
If I start a new Group from scratch today will it be free?
If it remains below 1000 members and has the same storage limits as it was (last year)
will it remain free?
For the foreseeable future, yes.

If I have a free Group now will it remain free, if it has less than 1000 members?
For the foreseeable future, yes.

Finally what is the fee structure at this time for paid groups?
An up-front charge, and/or a yearly charge?
Premium Yearly is only mandatory for those who decide to use the Easy Group Transfer process to bring over their Yahoo Group. For others, see https://groups.io/static/pricing. All payments are in advance...if you want the features, you pay up-front.

Regards,
Bruce


Starting a new Group from scratch

ray_r.rm
 

If I start a new Group from scratch today will it be free?
If it remains below 1000 members and has the same storage limits as it was (last year)
will it remain free?

If I have a free Group now will it remain free, if it has less than 1000 members?

Finally what  is the fee structure at this time for paid groups?
An up-front charge, an/or a yearly charge?

Thanks,
Richard


Re: Yahoo Transfer #transfer

Ken Cameron
 

Andrew,

Try to send the invite from Yahoo using as many different browsers as
possible. Also flush your cache to increase the chances of it working and
keep on trying. It seems the many issues inside Yahoo is making this
awkward. But just keep trying.

-Ken Cameron, Member JMRI Dev Team
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Re: Yahoo Transfer #transfer

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 08:52 AM, Andrew Aurbach wrote:
Yes, we are on the Premium Plan.
Double-check that you are on Premium Yearly. Month-by-month will not work.

Bruce


Re: Digest Header Size #featurerequest

isis feral
 

If I understand what you're describing correctly, I think it may be the same problem with the fixed width of the digest that I brought up a few days ago?

https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/23886

I contacted Mark about it, and so did someone else on the thread, but so far I've not gotten any response.


Re: Yahoo Transfer #transfer

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 08:52 AM, Andrew Aurbach wrote:
I tried to do that again this morning but am getting an error from Yahoo (I had done these steps on numerous occasions over the past month/6 weeks to no avail)
The Yahoo invitation function has been balky for a long time now. I assume you are getting the standard "an error occurred while loading the content?" If so, that's a common error ever since the NEO "downgrade."

If you're getting some other error, come back and tell us what it is.

Unfortunately, there is no way for groups.io to "break into" your group and steal the content itself, so we have to make this invitation thing work. Recommendations on what to do for "error loading content" can be found at https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/19411. Others have recently reported that they had more luck using a PC instead of a Mac, or trying another browser.

Hopefully one of those things will help you to get an invitation sent. Once it goes through, your "pink box" status will change to "We have received your invitation and will accept it soon." Go back and check that to be sure.

Once you get the transfer agent invited and [eventually] accepted, you will also have to promote it to a Moderator. If you don't have the necessary privileges to do that your transfer will stall at that point. You might want to promote someone else in your group to Moderator now to ensure you can do it and to get in some practice. Instructions for this can be found at https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN2401.html.

Hope this helps,
Bruce

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