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Transferring a IO group to anther IO group

mrfixit82852 <mrfixit82852@...>
 

Is there a way to transfer a IO group to another IO group 

Thanks

Joe


Re: Transfer Problem

Barb M
 

Have you tried repeatedly? I do use the Yahoo Invitation process and in the past few weeks, while all the rest of YG has been messed up, that has, too. It always takes me at least 2 tries to get an invitation out, but they have gone out eventually when I repeated it several times. The one thing that still has not worked (since Jan 27) is the membership activity log. I only know people have gotten invites and accepted when they appear on the membership list. "Files" come and go. I'm trying to update our content in preparation for transfer and it's not easy when YG isn't functioning very well. I'm thinking I may end up just transferring members and rebuilding the Files and Photos after the fact.


Instructions for Group Members?

Lisa Franklin
 

I am a group manager in yahoo and also a member of this corresponding forum in yahoo.  For all of the reasons that have been discussed, we are considering moving our group to io.  I am wondering if anyone has written information for their old (yahoo) group about how to use groups.io in anticipation of the transfer?  Is that something you would be able to share with me as an example?

We have members of our yahoo group who have been with us for 20 years, so making this scale of change is a BIG DEAL!

Any help appreciated!

Lisa


Re: Attachments

Milt Baker
 

Great, many thanks Jean and Duane.

After close to 10 years of moderating a big Yahoo group, Groups.io is gonna be a real pleasure.  After getting over the transition!  ;-)(

Milt


Re: Message Formatting

 

Sharon,

I wrote:
Normalize HTML Emails is similar, but gentler. It keeps simple
formatting like italic and bold, but removes most other text
formatting (font family, size, color).

I don't recall if it passes or removes embedded images.
The Normalize HTML setting does allow inline images through, had to test it to be sure.

There is a separate "Attachments" setting which can be used to strip attachments, including inline images. But doing that can leave an empty box where the image had been. Thunderbird shows it that way, but Groups.io's Messages section does not.

Shal


Numbering of Transferred Messages

Sharon Villines
 

When messages are transferred, they appear to have the same dates but to have the numbers changed. Right? Any reason why?

If two lists are combined, what happens to the numbers. Are messages always sorted by date so the number doesn’t matter? We would like to combine 2 large lists and a couple of smaller lists.

Sharon
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Sharon Villines, Washington DC

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Re: Moving database from one IO group to another

mrfixit82852 <mrfixit82852@...>
 

Duane

I tried it and it did worked. It opened with Excel

Thanks

Joe


Re: Integration ?

Don Grass
 

What are the pros and cons of Integration?

 

Don


Re: transfer@groups.io invalid address #transfer

Cacky B
 

I think this is likely the case when yahoo claims an error while loading the content. One of my invites went through before the situation cleared up at least one time.

Cacky


On 2/8/2018 9:11 AM, debbie wrote:
This is what Mark wrote yesterday in the beta group:

" There's a large backlog of group transfer requests, and I'm trying to work through them. But what's difficult at the moment is that I'm getting a ton of duplicated invites to Yahoo Groups (I have 442 sitting in my mail queue at the moment). Apparently people are getting errors from Yahoo when submitting invite requests, and then submitting invites again, over and over. If you get an error, most likely the invite still went through and you do not need to submit an invite again. "



Re: transfer@groups.io invalid address #transfer

Cacky B
 

I have had that problem repeatedly on a group I still have on yahoo.  Usually it lasts for 3 days, and then seems to sort itself out. I just keep going back and trying to send the invite, and eventually it seems to get through. Just another one of the ever growing list of hiccups on yahoo.

Cacky


On 2/8/2018 8:53 AM, Al Silverstein wrote:
Debbie,
 
Last night and again this morning I tried sending an invitation to the transfer@groups.io from my Yahoo Group that I want to transfer to groups.io..
 
I received the following message response from Yahoo Groups.
 
“Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.”
 
I tried sending invitations to one of my other email accounts and received the same response as the one in red above.
 
I sent an email to the GroupManagersForum earlier today but have not received a response.
 
My question was can I request an invitation from in any other way other than through the standard invitation process via Yahoo Groups.
 
Al



Re: not accepting facebook integration #integration

Tammi McKinley, CPM
 

It’s a page. I did find the number for the page and it won’t let me use that, either. Tammi


Re: Totally private group?

J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...>
 

I think the guidelines could be private, or public, or for that matter, nonexistent. They could, for example, say "This is a completely private group and all content is accessible only to approved and current members," which could reasonably be made public. I think it would be up to the group owner as to whether the guidelines document is to be public or private.

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
Yes, you can definitely do that.  You can set it for "Not listed in the directory, private archives".  You'd want to make sure that all members must be approved to join.  If you set up a Group Guidelines notice, you'd also need to set that so only group members could see it.  You may need to go to some of the other sections of the Settings page to make sure nothing is set for public view, Calendar and Wiki come to mind.

Duane



Re: Moving database from one IO group to another

Duane
 

The export from group.io is a CSV file.  When saving the export, change or add the extension .csv to the file, then open it with Excel.  The first line has the column headings, followed by one line for each entry.  I use it regularly.

Duane


Re: Owner dead, only moderators left #groupowner

Mark Wardell (AG7HH) <KE7NKZ@...>
 

As I added as a moderator of our Yahoo group specifically so I could move us to Groups.io, and I didn't seem to have any problems. I told the owner he may get an email asking for approval, but I think that ended up going to all of the moderators so I replied and it was done. So as someone else said, as long as you can add the Groups.io account as a moderator and set the appropriate permissions for them I would think you're good to go.

Mark

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Ruth <czechses@...> wrote:
Over ten years ago, the owner of our group died unexpectedly.  He left no information about accessing his account.  I am one of two moderators who serve as owners but don’t have the title.  We would like to transfer our group to GroupsIO but doubt we have the authority.  Any suggestions before we begin this new journey?
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Re: Totally private group?

Duane
 

Yes, you can definitely do that.  You can set it for "Not listed in the directory, private archives".  You'd want to make sure that all members must be approved to join.  If you set up a Group Guidelines notice, you'd also need to set that so only group members could see it.  You may need to go to some of the other sections of the Settings page to make sure nothing is set for public view, Calendar and Wiki come to mind.

Duane


Re: #calendar #hashtag #calendar #hashtags

Southenders Admin
 

What I could also use is a page of videos on how to post messages and calendar events. Otherwise, I'll be sitting with 30 group leaders. We have a group for each interest group--fishing, reading, movies, and lots of eating activities. ;)

--
Norm


Re: #calendar #hashtag #calendar #hashtags

Southenders Admin
 

Thanks, Duane.
;)

It really would help me get this moving. My group is so old, they want to 'vote' on leaving Yahoo for greener pastures.
--
Norm


Re: Owner dead, only moderators left #groupowner

SP4149
 

Some YG moderators can add another moderator (not all YG moderators have this authority).

Barring that, you can down load the list of members e-mail addresses.  Groups.io lets you invite new members a 100 at a time. I considered that option for 1800 members but then the transfer went through.  PG Offline may be able to let a moderator back up the databases, it seems more for list owners; I asked if moderators could download but didn't get a reply.  My backup plan was to have a couple of fellow members back up the files and photos sections to upload to groups.io.

The big concern for some is the archived messages.  Some lists purge messages after a few weeks.  Do you need the messages archive?

ken

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[mod note: I don't believe Groups.io invites are limited in number, but over a certain number (20?) the invites will be temporarily held pending for review by Groups.io.]

 


From: Ruth <czechses@...>
To: GroupManagersForum@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 10:34 AM
Subject: [GMF] Owner dead, only moderators left #groupowner

Over ten years ago, the owner of our group died unexpectedly.  He left no information about accessing his account.  I am one of two moderators who serve as owners but don't have the title.  We would like to transfer our group to GroupsIO but doubt we have the authority.  Any suggestions before we begin this new journey?



Totally private group?

Pete Bickerdike
 
Edited

I am seriously considering migrating my Yahoo Group, but, and its a big one.  Can all access be limited to only members?

Our group is a Sheriff's volunteers with some sensitive postings, data base items (phone numbers), calendar (location of DUI checkpoints), etc.

The access must be limited for the site to be useful to us, we have had a private Yahoo group for over 11 years.  Just not listing in the directory is not

enough security.  Looking through the settings and messages on this forum I can't seem to figure out if this is possible.

Thanks in advance,

Pete

 


Re: Attachments

Jean Bennett
 

Do the following:

Click on Settings
Then scroll down to Message Formatting
Under Attachments select Strip
Scroll down and click on Update Group button

Attachments will then be stripped from e-mails.

Jean

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