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Best way to follow a topic?

Frances
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 03:55 PM, Frances wrote:
However the only other suggestion is to create subgroups. That are always on topic!
Of course, she would be Special Notice only for the main group. 

Frances
 
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Frances
 

A member is reading the latest posts by clicking on the Messages tab and then on a topic. She is reading a thread in a topic.

She decides to subscribe to the topic.
In the email footer, there is a Follow link - if you have the Advanced Preferences activated.
It does bring you to a web-based link that you must click.

Perhaps she would prefer to do one of a few other options.
- She could subscribe to Daily Summary. 
- or if she wants no email at all, subscribe to Special Notices (I like to disable No Mail, but that's up to the group owner.) Then she goes to Groups.io (logged in) and clicks on Groups.io and looks at Feed.

Feed is amazing - it gives you just the subject of recent posts (nested by topic) and any upcoming events.
Try it yourself. No changes needed. Just go to Groups.io and click on Feed.

However the only other suggestion is to create subgroups. That are always on topic!

Frances

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Bruce Bowman
 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 03:41 PM, Tom Field wrote:

Here's the scenario I'm asking about:  A member doesn't want any emails unless they decide they like a specific topic. 

A member is reading the latest posts by clicking on the Messages tab and then on a topic. She is reading a thread in a topic.

She decides to subscribe to the topic. 

Are you saying she has to leave the message, climb out to Groups.io and then Topics and then find the topic?!

Tom -- Well yes, or at least climb out of the Message view, as you put it.

I'm surprised that the footer of the web view of a message doesn't have this option. It only has "Reply" and "Like" and "More"

The web experience within a group is only somewhat customizable, and is based solely on the settings for that group. What you propose would require the "footer" (for lack of a better term) of the web view of messages to be dynamically rendered based on an individual subscriber's Advanced Preferences.

To this point, that level of granularity in the web display has not been implemented. Maybe we'll see something like that when the groups.io app is eventually rolled out.

Regards,
Bruce

Tom Field
 

Thanks, Frances. 

Is the only way to subscribe to a topic (while on the website) the Feed, Topics screen as described here: https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Managing-Muted-and-Followed-Topics?

Here's the scenario I'm asking about:  A member doesn't want any emails unless they decide they like a specific topic. 

A member is reading the latest posts by clicking on the Messages tab and then on a topic. She is reading a thread in a topic.

She decides to subscribe to the topic. 

Are you saying she has to leave the message, climb out to Groups.io and then Topics and then find the topic?!

I'm surprised that the footer of the web view of a message doesn't have this option. It only has "Reply" and "Like" and "More"

Frances
 

Hi

Go to Subscription in group home page. Menu on the left.
Scroll down to Advanced Preferences. Open by going to the arrow on the right.

In email footers there is a Follow.

More in the GMF wiki.

Frances


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Tom Field
 

Hi, Frances,

A member wants to only get emails for threads that she follows.  

Is there ever a button or link displayed in the web interface for Messages that allows a user to follow to the thread? I haven't been able to find a combination of Subscription and Advanced Preferences that would allow that.

THANKS for your work here in the forum.


Tom

 

Frances,

Something to suggest (perhaps in the new year) in Beta - add a follow
button to emails when you subscribe to all messages.
What would this do? If you are set to All Messages you are effectively following everything.

About the only effect I can imagine is as preparation for a subsequent switch to Following Only.

And no way that I can see to add a post to my list of "followed"
posts.
You can do that via the web, but you have to find the topic / hashtag via the Your Groups area, accessed via the Groups.io logo. This is in the help page, but I agree it is really obscure and needs a better user interface.
https://groups.io/static/help#muting

And no way that I know of for tracking my "likes".
That's true. Hopefully something that will improve with the long-awaited notifications overhaul.

I realize that the mute and follow aren't for saving posts for the
future, but it could function that way. An easier way to add in that
functionality?
There has been mentioned in beta an idea for a Favorite feature. It would be similar to a Like, except the designation would be private to you. And of course there would need to be a way to browse and search your favorites.

Shal


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Frances
 

Apologies in advance for this basic question, but is there a way for me to get an email of any replies to topics I would like to follow?  (I don't see a 'follow' button..)

Something to suggest (perhaps in the new year) in Beta - add a follow button to emails when you subscribe to all messages. There is a mute button, but no follow.
And no way that I can see to add a post to my list of "followed" posts.
And no way that I know of for tracking my "likes".

I realize that the mute and follow aren't for saving posts for the future, but it could function that way. An easier way to add in that functionality?

Groups.io is so feature-rich, and this would be a great addition.

Frances
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Frances
 

but is there a way for me to get an email of any replies to topics I would like to follow?  (I don't see a 'follow' button..)

Related, is there a way to look on the web interface at topics I am following?
Well, not quite. But there is a "follow" but doesn't work for group when your subscription is to receive all emails.

Follow This Topic: This is a link to a page which will Follow this topic so that you receive further messages (by email) in this topic. This will only be seen if you have selected Following Only and First Message Also in the Advanced Preferences section of your group Subscription. See the Help page for more information on Muting and Following hashtags.
 
Unfollow This Topic:  This is a link to a page which will unfollow this topic so that you do not receive further messages (by email) in this topic. This will only be seen if you have selected Following Only in the Advanced Preferences section of your group Subscription. See the Help page for more information on Muting and Following hashtags.
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Footers

If you do opt for Subscription Advanced Preferences, you can see online what you are following, etc.
See https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Managing-Muted-and-Followed-Topics

I used to follow this group with Advanced Preferences until I was drafted in as moderator recently. I found it useful.

In the "all messages" subscription, you can mute topics - see your email footer for this, for example.

Frances


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lisa.reiner@...
 

Apologies in advance for this basic question, but is there a way for me to get an email of any replies to topics I would like to follow?  (I don't see a 'follow' button..)

Related, is there a way to look on the web interface at topics I am following?

Thank you!
   Lisa