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Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

Internationalization Project:

  • Converted 47 web page templates so that they can be translated into other languages.

February 3, 2023:

February 2, 2023:

  • CHANGE: Include one-click unsubscribe links in footers in groups that are set to reply to moderators or followers only, and for all messages sent by moderators. Previously we would only include those links in groups set to reply to group.

February 1, 2023:

  • BUGFIX: If you entered an incorrect password in the login screen, you would get an error, but the Forgot Password link was missing.

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

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Change to the site this week:

January 27, 2023:

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, February 3rd.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

January 17, 2023:

  • NEW: Created i18n@beta.groups.io subgroup dedicated to internationalization and localization issues with the site.

January 20, 2023:

  • CHANGE: Include Organizer Name in calendar popovers. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Selecting a different Invite member notice did not work on the /sendinvites page. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, January 27th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Change to the site this week:

January 10, 2023:

Please see this note about my focus for the next few weeks.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, January 20th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 
Edited

Changes to the site this week:

January 5, 2023:

  • BUGFIX: Editing a file from the Files search result page resulted in a The folder must have a name. error banner. Discussion
  • CHANGE: New groups dedicated to sharing tags, tubes, PaintShopPro files, GIFs, Incredimail or other stationery or graphics will no longer be permitted.

January 4, 2023:

  • BUGFIX: With the /getactivitylog API endpoint, some values of action were not parsed correctly. Discussion
  • NEW: Added a Confirmed account activity log entry. Discussion

January 3, 2023:

  • BUGFIX: For owner defined group footers, when generating the HTML version of them, including newlines with the
    tags to hopefully prevent too-long line issues with 8-bit encoded messages. Discussion
  • CHANGE: All panels in the Edit Subscription page are now collapsible.
  • BUGFIX: Disabled Add a Footer and Add a Sidebar buttons in the wiki pages were still clickable.

January 1, 2023:

  • CHANGE: Update year references to 2023.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, January 13th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

December 16, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Pushed to production the first part of a re-write of how we handle and store email delivery history. When complete, the new system will store multiple success delivery notices as well as make accessing all email delivery history easier for typical use cases.
  • NEW: Improved the Email Delivery History pages, including additional subject lines.
  • BUGFIX: When viewing the Email Delivery History pages, sometimes the most recent unsuccessful attempt was not displayed.

December 15, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Disabled the use of (completely unnecessary) savepoints on our read-only database replicas. This will hopefully address an intermittent database query stall issue I've been seeing since the very beginning of the site. Fingers crossed.

December 13, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Multiple improvements to the development environment.

As we end the year, I'd like to once again thank everybody who uses Groups.io. It is tremendously gratifying to work on a service that is used by so many and that hopefully is a positive force in the world.

I will be on vacation through the end of the year. The next #changelog will be published on Friday, January 6th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

December 9, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: When editing a pending message in a group that is set to plain text only messages, the edited message would be stripped of line breaks. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Respect newlines in album, photo, directory, and file descriptions. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Improved formatting on mobile of the /activity page. Discussion

December 8, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: When editing a repeating event, the color was not preserved. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Send the two-week advanced billing notice only to moderators that have billing permission, not just the person set to pay the invoice.Discussion

December 6, 2022:

November 29, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: The /activity page wasn't viewable from mobile. Discussion

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

Take care everyone.

Mark


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