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Deleting Messages

Beth Minahan
 

We just discovered that the originator of our groups.io group, when we migrated from Yahoo to the new platform, did not check the all the privacy boxes ... and our messages can pop up on a google search...I've changed the settings and it appears all new messages are secure and not "google-able", but older ones still pop up. I have figured out that when I delete old messages (those before the tighter privacy settings)  they are no longer found on a google search.
 
It appears you cannot bulk delete messages. Even though it's a small group, it's been around for years (it started on Yahoo), so there are thousands of messages. I'd be at my desk deleting for a week.
 
Sooo... I'm guessing my only choice is to delete the group?  And that will delete all the messages?
 
I'm looking for a work-around, SO, here's my main question:
If I...
1) create a new group, with the strictest privacy, and
2) migrate the members and messages from my current group to the new group, and
3) THEN delete the old group...
Will all those messages (now in the new group) be protected because the privacy settings were strict before they were uploaded?  So far, that's the only solution that comes to mind. 
 
Beth
 


Re: FILES AND PHOTOS SECTIONS

Frances
 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 01:58 PM, Ron Taylor wrote:
That's a pity, same storage size but no way to organise it beyond emails, a backwards step.
You can get a premium account.
https://groups.io/static/compare

Or others have suggested using other storage like Google Drive with a link to it. 

Frances

 
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Re: FILES AND PHOTOS SECTIONS

Ron Taylor <cumbriadesigns@...>
 

That's a pity, same storage size but no way to organise it beyond emails, a backwards step.

Thanks Duane

Regards 

Ron


Re: FILES AND PHOTOS SECTIONS

Duane
 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 12:45 PM, Ron Taylor wrote:
Is this a recent change in policy or have I missed something during set up?
That changed back at the end of August.  See https://groups.io/static/compare

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Re: Editing a database #database

Duane
 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 12:28 PM, Peter Rawbone wrote:
How do I/we resolve this as it makes more work for Owners and Moderators!
Have a look at https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/690, especially the part about setting up the database (items 4-7.)

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FILES AND PHOTOS SECTIONS

Ron Taylor <cumbriadesigns@...>
 

Hi,

I've just created a new free site and noticed that the Files and Photos sections are missing. Is this a recent change in policy or have I missed something during set up?

Regards

Ron Taylor


Editing a database #database

Peter Rawbone
 
Edited

We've had a couple of members attempting, at different times, to add, amend or delete their entry in a database and they can't!  I’m sure this feature used to exist (we’re a Basic group and have been subscribed to Groups io for over two years).

They can, as shown below make a row Visible, Add a row, View a row, import rows and Export a table but not Edit or Delete a row.

In Admin Settings we have this:

Permissions 
              Members can view, moderators can create tables  

Who can view and modify group databases

 

How do I/we resolve this as it makes more work for Owners and Moderators!

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Re: User name

Chris Jones
 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 10:28 PM, Susan Pitlock wrote:
Under members, the majority under user name indicates user name is not set. How are they set? 
Susan; focus on Bruce's post! A person's User Name belongs to their Account and serves little purpose at all, and no purpose within any given Group. It makes no difference if the individuals concerned do not bother to set one; you certainly cannot set one for them, and there is no reason for you to want to. (To be fair you never claimed that you did!)

Display Names are a different matter...

Chris


Re: New group owner

 

Debbie,

You could try emailing support@groups.io and give them a short explanation (like your OP post) and ask them if they could give you some kind of hint, maybe give you the (full or partially-masked) email addy prefix without the domain, that should trigger your memory and then you'd know which address you used.  If you do email them, I'd also include a link to this GMF thread, plus also any pertinent group info (that only the owner would know) to help "ensure" you are who you say you are as far as that group is concerned.

As a belated advice on avoiding similar things to this, when using a different/special/etc email account for something like this, always email yourself with the pertinent info and store it somewhere, or setup email forwarding so messages to that account are forwarded/CC'ed to your main email account; also use email names which reflect the group so it can be easier to trigger your memory if needed.

Cheers,
Christos


Re: User name

 

jthomasodonnell,

I would like to populate all the member User Name fields ... But, I
don't have that right.
Correct.

The User Name field comes from the member's account, and is the same across all of that person's group memberships. Only the member can set it.

I am populating all the member Display Name fields with first name and
last name. I would like to ... sort the members by last name. ...
I am trying to avoid changing the Display Name field to a Last Name,
First Name format.
Is there a better way to get an alpha sort of members?
No.

Groups.io doesn't have a way to record First and Last names separately, and doesn't attempt to parse what you put into the field. So what you get is an alphabetic sort based on the whole field.

Shal


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Re: Files section

 

Salvatore,

I don't see the FILE section on the left of my group
https://groups.io/g/BUSINESSENGLISH2021
Is there a way to solve the problem?
That group was created after August 24th of this year, so if it is on the Basic (free) plan your only option would be to upgrade to Premium.

If the group is already on a Premium or Enterprise plan then what Peter said applies: check the Features panel in the group's Settings page.

Shal


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Re: Files section

Peter Cook
 

It's likely disabled under Admin > Settings > Features and can be enabled by a moderator.


Re: User name

JTHOMAS ODonnell
 

I am a new owner of a new group.  I am populating all the member Display Name fields with first name and last name.  I would like to populate all the member User Name fields with last name first name so that I can sort the members by last name.  But, I don't have that right.  I am trying to avoid changing the Display Name field to a Last Name, First Name format. Is there a better way to get an alpha sort of members?  Thanks


Files section

Salvatore Averna
 

Hi,
I don't see the FILE section on the left of my group https://groups.io/g/BUSINESSENGLISH2021
Is there a way to solve the problem?
Thanks,
S. Averna


Re: Fw: Clarification about Yahoo Groups

Larry Finch
 

While I have a Yahoo Mail account, I stopped using it years ago except to log in to Groups. I'd had it for Yahoo Messenger also. I'll kill it after groups are gone; all I ever get on it is stale new stories from Yahoo that I have read on other sites 2 days before.
 
Larry

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 9:16 PM Donald Hellen <donhellen@...> wrote:
Laurence . . .                 

[...]

The way they've been going, that could mean they'll end Yahoo Mail a
year from now. :-)

The way they announced the end of storing messages for groups, it
sounded like it would be a simple email reflector that would continue
to be offered well into the future. They didn't actually say that,
though.

It wouldn't bother me if they did discontinue YM but so many seem to
like it that I hope they continue offering it for their sake.

Donald

 
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Re: New group owner

Chris Jones
 

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 10:31 PM, Debbie Henderson wrote:
Problem is, I cannot remember the email account name.
When you set up any sort of log - in (except perhaps very sensitive ones like banking!) do you set your browser to remember it?

If so, if you log out of your "normal" Groups.io Account then go to log in again your browser should tell you which email addresses are "valid" as Groups.io log - ins.

I make no claims to being an expert on every browser but the above certainly works with Firefox. In addition, if I click on the "hamburger" at the right hand side of the browser tab one of the available options listed is "Logins and Passwords" so if you did save it in your browser then FF will list it and other browsers may have an equivalent capability.

If you didn't save it in your browser than all bets are off...

Chris


Re: New group owner

 

Debbie,

Problem is, I cannot remember the email account name. Is there a way
to recover it ...
What Bruce & Frances said.

You might not receive a copy of the message that you send to the +owner address. Unlike Yahoo Groups each group mod/owner has a control for what +owner emails they receive, and last I looked the default is "from members only" rather than "anyone".

If you've actually forgotten the email address you created you may be out of luck. It would depend on which email service you used to create that address, and what "breadcrumbs" it may have left on your devices. For example, if you ever used that account to send yourself a test message at one of your individual accounts, perhaps that message is still in your email folders somewhere.

Were you the only member of the group? If not, and you posted some test messages, perhaps someone else has a copy of one of those in their email folders. A message posted by you would show your email address.

I created an email account for the owner, separate than my individual
account so I could easily pass on ownership in the future.
Why did you think that was necessary or useful?

Both Yahoo Groups and Groups.io allow a group to have multiple owners. Passing on ownership is as simple as changing a member or moderator's Role to "Owner". When you do that you remain an owner, unless you decide to demote yourself.

In fact, it is common advice to immediately create a few more owners when you create a new group - just to head off problems like this. It is best if those are other individuals, but they can be other email addresses of your own.

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Re: Fw: Clarification about Yahoo Groups

Donald Hellen
 

Laurence . . .

On Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:08:33 +0000 (UTC), "Laurence Marks"
<marks@bellsouth.net> wrote:

We would like to clarify that there will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services. For example, your Yahoo account will not change and there are no changes to Yahoo Mail.

The way they've been going, that could mean they'll end Yahoo Mail a
year from now. :-)

The way they announced the end of storing messages for groups, it
sounded like it would be a simple email reflector that would continue
to be offered well into the future. They didn't actually say that,
though.

It wouldn't bother me if they did discontinue YM but so many seem to
like it that I hope they continue offering it for their sake.

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Fw: Clarification about Yahoo Groups

Laurence Marks
 

 
Received this an hour ago,
 
 
Yahoo!
 
 
Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members,

We recently announced that groups.yahoo.com (Yahoo Groups) and its list service will shut down on December 15, 2020. We would like to clarify that there will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services. For example, your Yahoo account will not change and there are no changes to Yahoo Mail.

The only change on December 15, 2020 is that you will no longer be able to visit the Yahoo Groups website at groups.yahoo.com or use its mailing list features.

We’ve updated our comprehensive FAQ here.

Thank you to everyone who reached out with questions or comments.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team
 
 
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Re: #access Does io support two factor authentication? #access

Chris Jones
 

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 09:06 PM, Petti, Bob wrote:
Does io support two factor authentication?
Yes; go to your Account then click on the Security tab on the left hand side.

Chris 

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