Want to rename a group


Donald Hellen
 

I tried a few times to rename a group but failed.

I got an "invalid" address for the group even when I picked a strange temporary
address.

Can someone point me to the correct part of the user guide on how to do this? I
also understand doing this can be tricky to get it to work.

The group is no longer needed because it has been replaced by another one. We
basically directed all members to join the bigger group. For now, I took it off
the public listing of groups and made it announcement only.

I also want to know how to "clean out" the membership list so we don't have any.
Any tips beyond the users guide would be appreciated.

Donald



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https://groups.io/g/ICOM https://groups.io/g/Ham-Antennas
https://groups.io/g/HamRadioHelp https://groups.io/g/Baofeng
https://groups.io/g/CHIRP https://rf-amplifiers.groups.io/g/main


Frances
 

On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 03:28 PM, Donald Hellen wrote:
I also want to know how to "clean out" the membership list so we don't have any.
Any tips beyond the users guide would be appreciated.
Here's a link to group renaming help:   https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/renaming-groups
I believe that the tech writer used the GMF wiki content for this - but in case not:  https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/8127

Removing members:  https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/managing-members/removing-members

Frances

 
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Frances
 

On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 03:28 PM, Donald Hellen wrote:
The group is no longer needed because it has been replaced by another one. We
basically directed all members to join the bigger group. For now, I took it off
the public listing of groups and made it announcement only.
You can also delete the group. Of course you may not want to if you have many legacy features.
https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/deleting-a-group

Frances
 
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Donald,

>>> I tried a few times to rename a group but failed.

I just tried it in a test group and it worked fine, feel free to email me offlist what you tried and I can try it and see what happens.

Are you copying and pasting when you're trying this?  Maybe some character like a TAB gets pasted along the text, or possibly extra spaces or something?  Have you tried something simple instead of strange, like maybe just adding 1234xyz at the end of the current name (making sure it's not overly long)

https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/customizing-group-settings/general-settings
https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/renaming-groups/renaming-a-group

>>> I also want to know how to "clean out" the membership list so we don't have any.  Any tips beyond the users guide would be appreciated.


By this I assume you want to remove everyone but you and possibly 1-2 other folks from the old group.  No trick to it really, same thing you do for any group, live or not, you just go to Admin->Members and start selecting folks, clicking on Actions,  and "Remove". 

You can streamline the process by first going to your main account settings first (upper right) and set ItemsPerPage in Preferences to 200.  Then open the memberlist and check the SelectAll checkbox to select everyone in the screen, then scan the list first to uncheck the folks you want to keep, then Actions-Remove.  Rinse and repeat until done.  Then go back and reset ItemPerPage to what you had before, don't leave it at 200 because it makes page loading slower for you and probably cause more overhead per page loading (not sure on this last one though)  I personally use 50 for everyday reading/browsing and switch to 100 or 200 for admin work.

Cheers,
Christos


Donald Hellen
 

Frances . . .

On Thu, 28 Apr 2022 12:52:07 -0700, "Frances" <frances@...> wrote:

You can also delete the group. Of course you may not want to if you have many legacy features.
https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/deleting-a-group
Yes, it is a legacy basic group, and I want to re-purpose it. I just haven't
decided on which purpose yet.

I cleaned out the members list with a simple mass removal after sending out a
message. Most people already had moved to the other group. I forgot about it
until someone joined and asked a question. That reminded me it was still there
and that I should do something.

Donald KX8K



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Some ham radio groups you may be interested in:
https://groups.io/g/ICOM https://groups.io/g/Ham-Antennas
https://groups.io/g/HamRadioHelp https://groups.io/g/Baofeng
https://groups.io/g/CHIRP https://rf-amplifiers.groups.io/g/main


Donald Hellen
 

Christos . . .

On Thu, 28 Apr 2022 16:05:33 -0400, "Christos Psarras" <christos@...>
wrote:

I just tried it in a test group and it worked fine, feel free to email me offlist what you tried and I can try it and see what happens.
I just renamed it to my full name and the word test after it and it worked.

Thanks!

Donald



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Some ham radio groups you may be interested in:
https://groups.io/g/ICOM https://groups.io/g/Ham-Antennas
https://groups.io/g/HamRadioHelp https://groups.io/g/Baofeng
https://groups.io/g/CHIRP https://rf-amplifiers.groups.io/g/main