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Languages: Translation Help for Groups.io

Beate
 

Hi,

in the wiki I found that help is needed for translating.

I would like to help with German.

I am retired. Used to study Computer Science in 1968. First I worked
as a specialist for databases and a bit later the software tools
appearing on the software market.

Later on I specialised in technical writing, writing manuals and
later on online help for software which needs explaination (nearly
all does although marketing nowadays wants to make believe that
everything is self explaing ;-).

I wrote in German. Normally my texts were translated into different
languages English, French ... by native speakers.

I also took care of the quality management for the translated texts.
I am fluent in English and French.

Regards
Beate
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.. Beate Pürner
.. mailto:@B_P


Re: Is it possible to pay a lower fee for a storage increase of 1 or 2 GBytes ? #storage #files #pricing #settings #subscription

Chris Jones
 

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 10:22 AM, Gerry_OBrien wrote:
Is it possible to pay a lower fee (Lower than $220) for a storage increase of only 1 or 2 GBytes ?
As things stand... no. It might be worth a suggestion on beta.

Chris


Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service

Derek Milliner
 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 07:46 PM, Mdivine wrote:
This question becomes a bit more critical each day.
Groups.io demonstrated rather nicely how it copes with a massive increase in demand with the recent Yahoo Groups debacle. So I for one have no concerns on that score. Mark has also indicated in the past that the setup is financially sound, so another tick in the box. But there is also a significant benefit in Groups being based on long-established technologies - especially email. Call it it low-tech, call it old-school, whatever; it's tried, tested, ubiquitous and requires relatively few resources compared with all-singing, all-dancing media platforms.

Which leaves the pieces out of GIO's control; the Internet providers. Your minimum requirement is a reliable email provider; love 'em or hate 'em, the big providers such as GMail are probably the closest thing you'll get to a guaranteed service. As MKR says, there are no 100% guarantees, but there are choices you can make to improve your chances. And the evidence suggests that GIO is a darn good start... 

Del


Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service

toki
 

On 18/03/20 7:33 pm, Mdivine wrote:

Is there a possibility that groups.io will face possible disruptions with shelter in place situations, increasing online traffic.
Shelter in place will not affect Groups.IO at all. Mark can do (does?)
everything from his laptop. Literally, all he needs is an internet
connection, and issues with Groups.IO will be fixed.

All of his contractors work from home.

jonathon


Is it possible to pay a lower fee for a storage increase of 1 or 2 GBytes ? #storage #files #pricing #settings #subscription

Gerry_OBrien <robotics@...>
 

Hi there,
As the Topic name says...
Is it possible to pay a lower fee (Lower than $220) for a storage increase of only 1 or 2 GBytes ? 

We don't need 20 Gigs...and $220 is outside what we are willing to pay.
We only need 1 or 2 Gigs MAX.

Is this Price package set in stone?
or is there something that can be done here for us?

If not...then we will look into an offsite storage medium if that's the case. :(
Some help here would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Gerry


Re: cost for one month?

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 12:14 AM, Ken Schweizer wrote:
If I do this to support GROUPS.IO I would prefer that the promotion and demotion would not be noticeable by the group. Will it be unnoticeable?
That's a very good question.

I suggest looking at the list of Premium features at the Pricing page (https://groups.io/static/pricing). If you refrain from using any of these extra functions it seems unlikely that your subscribers would notice. Mainly, this means don't Direct Add anybody, don't request any RSVPs for calendar events, nor set up a Stripe account for donations.

You will also see a few extra options available in your group Settings, leave them at their defaults.

Finally, check to see if you have any database tables with columns of type Address...the availability of map view might tip someone off.

Hope this helps,
Bruce


Re: cost for one month?

Ken Schweizer
 

Bruce,

 

If I do this to support GROUPS.IO I would prefer that the promotion and demotion would not be noticeable by the group. Will it be unnoticeable?

 

Thanks,

Ken

 

"And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." God

 

From: GroupManagersForum@groups.io [mailto:GroupManagersForum@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Bowman
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:32 PM
To: GroupManagersForum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GMF] cost for one month?

 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 09:23 PM, Tobie Hoffman wrote:

Is it possible to pay for one month of Premium for 20$ and then go back to Basic membership.

Sure. Go to Admin>Upgrade, click the "View/Change Plan" button, and select "Premium for One Month" on the resulting page.

After one month your group will automatically revert to Basic; at that point you will lose all Premium features. Please be advised that if you're doing this in order to create subgroups they will also be deleted when your payment runs out.

Regards,
Bruce


Re: cost for one month?

Bruce Bowman
 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 09:23 PM, Tobie Hoffman wrote:
Is it possible to pay for one month of Premium for 20$ and then go back to Basic membership.
Sure. Go to Admin>Upgrade, click the "View/Change Plan" button, and select "Premium for One Month" on the resulting page.

After one month your group will automatically revert to Basic; at that point you will lose all Premium features. Please be advised that if you're doing this in order to create subgroups they will also be deleted when your payment runs out.

Regards,
Bruce


cost for one month?

Tobie Hoffman <aunttobie@...>
 

Is it possible to pay for one month of Premium for 20$ and then go back to Basic membership.


Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service

Bob Bellizzi
 

Sarah, you haven't said how large your community is.
We've been  operating for over 20 years, starting at ecircles to egroups to yahoo and about 4 years ago to groups.io.
Since moving here we've grown from a running average of about 3200 to close to 3800.
There are far more features  available on groups.io than anywhere else, even in the free zone.

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Bob Bellizzi


Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service

Bob Bellizzi
 

No  one noted that there are no advertisers on  groups.io, no commercials  allowed.  
On Nextdoor you become  subject to other, unwanted inputs.
Mark is a second generation programmer.  Both parents were  career professional programmers in an international firm.
Yahoo is a downright joke compared to even the most basic listserv.  It's been gutted.
While Mark may be the only "employee", as Duane stated, the entire operation is professionally managed and it's obvious that Mark has talent on tap as consultants that are more than equal to his  need for help.
Bug fixes are virtually immediate.
While we have had a couple of very short outages over the last couple of years, none were catastrophic to any group and to my knowledge, most were typically a result of tremendous growth exceeding the hardware capabilities.


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Bob Bellizzi


Re: Earthlink cust gets some mail from groups.io

Alan
 

mindspring is part of earthlink and I have had the same experience (but only recently, last week or two) - I found all the missing messages in the Earthlink "Known Spam" folder - I have marked them "not spam" and given feedback to earthlink on the situation.

I don't think Groups.io can do anything to mitigate, the problem is with earthlink, imo.


Re: Earthlink cust gets some mail from groups.io

Leeni <leeniluvsgroups@...>
 

I had that with a Cox.net member
Some of the mail reached her and some did not.
Why? 
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 3/18/2020 2:11:38 PM
Subject: [GMF] Earthlink cust gets some mail from groups.io
 
I have a member that is an earthlink subscriber, who gets some of the mail sent to the groups.io group. Seems to be random for which works and doesn't.
The mail appears in groups.io, but some isn't forwarded on to his email.
He selected single delivery. 
Suggestions?

Thank you, 
Dale 
 


Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service

M K Ramadoss
 

I am confident that Mark will do the best. There is no 100% guarantee in life. And we have to take our chances.

MKR


On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:46 PM Mdivine <nextdoorsb@...> wrote:
This question becomes a bit more critical each day.
Part of the community uses nextdoor for all their communication. Seeing increasing outages there.
But our growing community group is increasing counting on our group for updates.
No local government except distant county, so we take care of ourselves.
Is there a possibility that groups.io will face possibile disruptions with shelter in place situations, increasing online traffic.
With smaller operations, could there be disruptions or loss of service?


Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service

Mdivine
 

This question becomes a bit more critical each day.
Part of the community uses nextdoor for all their communication. Seeing increasing outages there.
But our growing community group is increasing counting on our group for updates.
No local government except distant county, so we take care of ourselves.
Is there a possibility that groups.io will face possibile disruptions with shelter in place situations, increasing online traffic.
With smaller operations, could there be disruptions or loss of service?


Earthlink cust gets some mail from groups.io

Dale Putnam
 

I have a member that is an earthlink subscriber, who gets some of the mail sent to the groups.io group. Seems to be random for which works and doesn't.
The mail appears in groups.io, but some isn't forwarded on to his email.
He selected single delivery. 
Suggestions?

Thank you, 
Dale 


Re: What is the Maximum Number if Invites #invitation

Duane
 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 12:27 PM, Dale Dreher wrote:
after sending out 450 invites this morning, i just got this on the screen:
No, the limit is 20 before getting that notice, as I mentioned in my previous reply.  As soon as the batch is approved, they'll all be sent.  See https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/20-Invitations-Limit

Duane
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Re: What is the Maximum Number if Invites #invitation

 

ok well after sending out 450 invites this morning, i just got this on the screen:

"You have reached the limit for number of invites that can be sent out without approval. Once your new invites have been approved, they will be sent out. You will receive a notification when this happens."

so there is a limit.   Guessing the number is what 450 ???  Well, I'll stop for now and try to continue tonight.


Re: What is the Maximum Number if Invites #invitation

Nivard Ovington
 

I don't see the point in that personally

Send all the invites in one go, they will be delayed whilst its checked, I found it very quick in being actioned, I do not see an advantage is sending in batches

Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

On 18/03/2020 17:00, Dale Dreher wrote:
ok then.  I think I will do 100 at a time to see how that goes.  then I may try 200 at a time.
Thank you.     -Dale Dreher, SoCalScouts and LAProducer groups. (LA, CA)


Re: What is the Maximum Number if Invites #invitation

 

ok then.  I think I will do 100 at a time to see how that goes.  then I may try 200 at a time.

Thank you.     -Dale Dreher, SoCalScouts and LAProducer groups. (LA, CA)