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Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

November 19, 2022:

  • NEW: You can now specify that the weekly event summary email be sent on a day other than Friday. Discussion
  • NEW: When moving files or folders in the Files section, the dialog now presents a collapsable tree. Discussion
  • API: New /addfiles, /addfilelink, and /deletefile endpoints.
  • BUGFIX: Uploading a folder to the Files section using Chrome now preserves the directory structure.

November 17, 2022

  • INTERNAL: More internal optimizations to speed up the website.

November 16, 2022

  • NEW: Released the /activity page to all users.

November 15, 2022

  • INTERNAL: More internal optimizations to speed up the website.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, December 2.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

November 11, 2022

November 9, 2022

  • INTERNAL: Roll out new pending message attachment storage system to a limited number of groups for testing.
  • INTERNAL: Optimize some low level database code.

November 8, 2022

  • BUGFIX: For extra member data, if a parent group had a date field and a subgroup also had a date field, the date picker would not be shown. Discussion

November 7, 2022

  • CHANGE: For premium groups, the max size for files uploaded to the Files section has been increased to 2GB, and the max size of photos uploaded to the Photos section is now 1GB.
  • BUGFIX: Uploading large files and photos should now work. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: The hashtags.json file in exported group data was not formatted properly. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, November 18th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

November 4, 2022

  • NEW: Subgroups can now have extra member data. Discussion
  • NEW: User activity page. Currently only enabled for members of the beta group, for testing. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: The date format for #cal-notice and #cal-reminder notices was wrong. Discussion

October 31, 2022

  • CHANGE: Send the two-week advanced billing notice to all moderators, not just the person set to pay the invoice. Also, ensure that all billing notices get sent to the person set to pay the invoices, even if that person is no longer a moderator of the group.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, November 11th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

October 28, 2022

  • CHANGE: Allow viewing of invoices from the /billing page.
  • BUGFIX: Switching direct add messages was broken. Discussion

October 27, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: The [Map] links on database address fields were sometimes not clickable.

October 26, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Message History -> Archived Messages. Discussion

October 24, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Add inbox.ru, list.ru, bk.ru, internet.ru to the list of domains to re-write the From line for all messages sent to them. Discussion

  • BUGFIX: If there is an overdue invoice and the group now has sufficient sponsorship reserves, allow the payment of of the invoice without needing a credit card on file. Discussion

October 22, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Completed transition to the new database cluster.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, November 4th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

October 19, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Ignore charset declarations in Content-Type fields for images, audio and video. An image was being sent with an erroneous charset declaration which was causing the image to be garbled. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: For Outlook formatted emails, number ordered lists properly. Discussion

October 18, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Switch all database replica requests to the new database cluster.

October 17, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: On the /members page, the [Map] links in Address extra member data columns would go to the individual member page, instead of Google Maps. Discussion
  • NEW: Added additional information to file exports. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, October 28th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

October 13, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Revamped the Pricing page to explain the different plans better.
  • BUGFIX: If the account of the person who has claimed a pending message has been deleted, clear the claim record from the database.
  • BUGFIX: If an enterprise group has a DMARC record with p=reject on the parent domain, there were cases where we would defang the message's From: address twice.
  • DOCS: Updates from Nina. Owners Manual Revision History, Members Manual Revision History.

October 12, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Right justify Number, Date, and Time extra data fields. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: If we can't read a photo (because it's invalid), return an error message instead of a blank page. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Reformatted and re-wrote the Pricing page to make the pricing structure more clear.
  • NEW: Include the Allow Sponsorships checkbox on the /creategroup page for new trial premium groups.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, October 21st.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

October 7, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: After changing your password, you are required to log in again. The message displayed on the login screen was confusing. It now says Your password has been set. Please log in with it now.
  • NEW: In the New Topic page, set focus to the Subject field. In the /posttosub pages, set focus to the Subject field. When replying to a message, set focus to the editor, and keep focus in the editor when toggling Private. Discussion

October 5, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: An owner of a parent group could not approve or reject pending messages from a subgroup where they were not a member.

October 1, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Added an edit of to the pending message approval activity log entry for approvals of edited messages. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Thursday, October 13th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

September 30, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Improved the activity log entries around editing an existing message. If the editor was moderated, an edited message activity log entry was never generated. Also, there are now new subactions and sent it to the group and and sent it to the group but it requires moderation because the editor is moderated. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Added clarifying single quotes to the account change notification email. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Exporting the member list as a csv download, if the user has a date preference of DD.MM.YYYY, change the periods to slashes for the joined column. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Changing RSVP confirmation dialog button alignment issue. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Strip : from the end of hashtags. Previously a colon at the end of a hashtag would cause the hashtag to be ignored.

September 29, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Switch all database replica requests to the new database cluster.

September 27, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Hardcode re-write bigpond.com email addresses as if DMARC was set, to fix deliverability issues.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, October 7th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

September 23, 2022:

  • API: Preliminary support for setting extra member data information via the /updatemember endpoint.

September 22, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Fix Trello integration, which broke when Atlassian added a new Origin requirement to the API.
  • BUGFIX: Direct adding someone who had been banned from a parent group to a subgroup should fail, but wasn't.
  • BUGFIX: In some scenarios, banning a member would not create an activity log entry.
  • BUGFIX: The /subgroupmembers page was displaying members that were banned or were pending.

September 20, 2022:

  • API CHANGE: Improved the documentation for all of the database objects.
  • API CHANGE: Fixed some issues with exporting of extra_member_data_columns in group objects and extra_member_data in member objects.

Today is Groups.io's 8th anniversary!

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, September 30th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

September 16, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Switch the other half of database replica/read-only requests to use the new database cluster.
  • BUGFIX: Direct adding someone to a subgroup would not copy the correct subscriber color. Discussion

September 15, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Changed the database queries for the muted and followed topics pages to reduce the load on the database.

September 14, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Switch half of database replica/read-only requests to use the new database cluster.
  • CHANGE: Clicking the View/Reply Online link in digests no longer brings up the reply box by default. Discussion

September 13, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Fix broken HTML after export group submit.
  • BUGFIX: Sometimes with broken mailers, we will get bounce reason strings that contain invalid UTF-8. Sanitize the strings so we don't get errors in the database.

September 12, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Export group was timing out on some larger datasets. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Thursday, September 22nd.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

August 12, 2022:

  • SYSADMIN: Increased the file descriptor limits for the pgbouncer process responsible for the main database in hopes that it fixes the problem that led to this morning's downtime.
  • BUGFIX: We were not indexing user names in the member search index, so you could not search members by user name. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: You can now delete profile images, extra member data images and database images. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Image uploading to database rows was not working. Discussion

August 11, 2022:

  • NEW: Paging through the Members page now remembers the checkbox settings from the Visible drop up. Discussion
  • NEW: Paging through a Database now remembers the checkbox settings from the Visible drop up.

August 10, 2022:

  • CHANGE: When merging accounts, we now transfer ownership of any messages posted by the merged from account to the merged to account. Discussion
  • CHANGE: The Visible dropdown on the database and member pages has been changed to a dropup. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When merging accounts, we were not properly resetting subscription user names and display names.

August 9, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: On mobile, don't display extra member fields in the Members page. Discussion

August 8, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: After adding at least one extra member data field, you could not fully delete all extra member data fields.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, September 16th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

August 5, 2022:

August 3, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Do not send the group calendar list of events email for lists that have been locked. Discussion
  • INTERNAL: Upgraded to latest version of the Go compiler.
  • NEW: New database column type Number. Discussion

August 2, 2022:

  • NEW: Premium groups can now specify extra member data. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, August 12th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

July 29, 2022:

  • SYSADMIN: Upgraded kernels and software on several of the machines in the cluster.
  • BUGFIX: Fix the admin statuspage.io API integration for easily creating new downtime incidents.
  • DOCS: Updates from Nina. Owners Manual Revision History, Members Manual Revision History.
  • CHANGE: The message View Source function is now available to all members of the group. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Moderator changes to a member's fullname were not causing that field to be marked as change, causing those changes to be reverted the next time the member updated their subscription. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Plain text paragraph fields in database tables were not being indexed by the search engine. Discussion

July 28, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: When attempting to send an email, if we are unable to look up an MX record during the first attempt at sending the message, return a temporary failure instead of the default behavior of trying to look up an A record. This is to hopefully guard against temporary DNS resolution issues which would cause a message to be improperly delivered to the wrong server.
  • NEW: Added Re. subject prefix. Discussion

July 27, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Improved development tools for defining searches in Elasticsearch.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, August 5th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

July 22, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Rolled out improvements to database search as part of the project to add extra member fields.

July 21, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: In certain instances, the country field in an address column in a database could be erased.

July 20, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Add tags to the More hamburger menus to hopefully aid with screen readers.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, July 29.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

July 15, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Merging accounts with + aliases did not work. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Newly uploaded photos will now have max gallery dimensions of 1024x1024, down from 2048x2048. This does not affect the downloadable photo.
  • BUGFIX: For events with long names, the start times would be obscured in the Calendar month view. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Account Changes moderator notifications are now grouped together by user, not subscription.

July 14, 2022:

  • NEW: New Account Changes moderator notification. Discussion

July 11, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Fixed another instance of where splitting a topic caused an empty topic record to be created. Discussion
  • CHANGE: If a group isn't using member colors, don't include the color picker in the Members Filter dropdown.
  • BUGFIX: Hashtag searches weren't working for capitalized hashtags. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, July 22nd.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

July 8, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Changed the order that we check addresses to see if an email is sent from a subscriber. Previously, we checked envelope sender, then From:, then Reply-To:. Now we check From:, Reply-To:, then envelope sender. Also, we now only consider the check a success if the user has a subscription to the group. Previously, we would stop checking once we found a user account, without considering if the user was a subscriber. This could lead to some instances of the wrong user being selected as the sender of the email, and the email bouncing.

July 7, 2022:

  • CHANGE: In the New Topic & Reply pages, display attachment sizes in kB.
  • BUGFIX: Don't modify images in messages if they aren't too big and don't need re-orientation. Discussion
  • CHANGE: The Download Members CSV file now specifies the various attributes using human readable strings, like the API. Also, User ID and Member ID numbers are included. Discussion

July 6, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Ensure that hashtags are displayed in the same order as they were specified on various pages. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When attempting to remove a member of a parent group that is the sole owner of a subgroup, the error message now mentions that the member is a sole owner of a subgroup. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: You can no longer ban a member of a parent group if that member is the sole owner of a subgroup. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Change the default Owner Email setting for new group/subgroup owners from Members Only to All Emails. Discussion
  • API BUGFIX: The /getactivitylog endpoint would not allow subgroups. Discussion

July 5, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Allow height CSS property in HTML emails. Needed for the colored dots in #cal-summary emails.
  • API CHANGE: Changed the today parameter to last_24_hours. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, July 15th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

June 23, 2022:

  • NEW: If a member has a moderator note, display an icon in the /members page.
  • BUGFIX: Clicking the Edit button on the Pending Messages page with a pending message that has been claimed by another moderator resulted in the raw HTML of the message being displayed. Discussion
  • CHANGE: When setting a subscription to no color in a subgroup, do not inherit the parent group's default color.
  • BUGFIX: The activity log for when a moderator in another group changes a member's email address was not properly recording that it was the action of another group. Discussion
  • CHANGE: The algorithm for determining a member's subgroup color is now as follows: Subgroup default color, member's main color, main group's default color. Discussion

June 22, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: When splitting a topic, don't allow the first message in the topic to be the split point. This could happen if the topic was being viewed in newest-first order because we were not properly disabling the Split option in the drop down menu. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When splitting a topic, don't allow the new topic to be created with an empty subject.

June 21, 2022:

  • SYSADMIN: Switched all the web servers from using dnsmasq for DNS resolution to coredns, because of Amazon S3 DNS issues.

I am on vacation next week. The next #changelog will be published on Friday, July 8th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


SIte updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

June 17, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Include row number in database row change notifications. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Do not check the Send Notice To Group checkbox by default for deleting events. Discussion

June 14, 2022:

  • CHANGE: If a subgroup does not have a default member color set, changing a member's color to no color will instead change it to the parent group's default member color. Discussion

June 13, 2022:

  • SYSADMIN: Updated the Go compiler.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, June 24th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

June 10, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Reorganized and restructured the web server code and templates to increase the speed of compilation and testing as well as to make future development easier.

June 8, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: In some plain text emails, we were not obscuring email addresses in the archives. Discussion

June 6, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Removed Owner: from the display of a photo album to hopefully reduce confusion. Discussion
  • NEW: Added Angående: as a reply prefix. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, June 17th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

June 2, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Changed the database table search index to allow for partial word matches. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Changing the color of a subscription to a group will also change the color of any subgroup subscriptions where the subgroup does not have a default color set. Discussion

May 31, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Notifications were not generated when deleting database table rows using the Delete Rows button on the /table page. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Log integration messages that are sent to the group and that don't require approval. Also include the name of the integration in the activity log message. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Approved message webhooks were not including the raw message.
  • BUGFIX: Integration messages that did not require approval were not generating webhooks.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed wrong icon in dialog box. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, June 10th.

Take care everyone.

Mark

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