Setting defaults for user profiles?


Patti Bennett
 

Is it possible to set default values for a new user profile? For example our group is local, I would like to have their time zone default to Eastern time so that the calendar shows the correct times.
Patti

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Patti,

Is it possible to set default values for a new user profile?
For their group subscription yes, but not for their login profile.

For example our group is local, I would like to have their time zone
default to Eastern time so that the calendar shows the correct times.
I think that should happen automatically. If the user hasn't set a timezone (e.g. first login) the site attempts to determine their location from their IP address.
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/255

Shal


Patti Bennett
 

Thanks Shal, Can you direct me to where to set defaults for their group subscription?
Also, on my test account, the timezone was set to Pacific Time, I am in South Carolina. I was using my mobile phone with my home wifi, so not sure what that means for my IP address.
Patti

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From: GroupManagersForum@groups.io [mailto:GroupManagersForum@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shal Farley
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:02
To: GroupManagersForum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GMF] Setting defaults for user profiles?

Patti,

> Is it possible to set default values for a new user profile?

For their group subscription yes, but not for their login profile.

> For example our group is local, I would like to have their time zone > default to Eastern time so that the calendar shows the correct times.

I think that should happen automatically. If the user hasn't set a timezone (e.g. first login) the site attempts to determine their location from their IP address.
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/255

Shal


 

Patti,

Can you direct me to where to set defaults for their group
subscription?
In your group's Settings page there's a tab (row of buttons near the top) for "Default Sub Settings".

Also, on my test account, the timezone was set to Pacific Time, I am
in South Carolina. I was using my mobile phone with my home wifi, so
not sure what that means for my IP address.
Oops, I missed this one:
* CHANGE: Defaulted users to America/Los_Angeles timezone.
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/message/12652

I'm surprised no one in beta@ called him on that. I'm surprised I didn't pay it any attention. I don't know what prompted that change; maybe the lookup for location from IP address became too error-prone or something.

You could bring it up in beta@ to see if he has something to say about the change.

If he can't put it back I'd suggest adding Timezone to the things in Default Sub Settings, with the rule that it only applies if that member hasn't yet set a time zone (either manually through their profile, or as a default from a previously joined group).

The option should have a default of "None" so that only groups that expect their members to be local would have this effect.

Shal