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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


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

May 26, 2022:

May 24, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: The default color for new table rows should be no color. Discussion
  • CHANGE: The Add Table Row and View Table Row pages have been updated with a new format.
  • INTERNAL: Refactored much of the database table web UX code.

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

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

May 20, 2022:

  • API: New default_color parameter for the /updategroup endpoint.
  • API: New color parameter for the /updatemember endpoint.
  • NEW: When editing an existing database table, in the Permissions section is a new Table Owner dropdown for changing the owner of the table. Discussion
  • NEW: You can assign colors to member subscriptions now. You can also set a default subscription color in the Default Sub Settings page. Colors are only shown to moderators/owners, and are not shown to members when the Member List Visibility setting is set to Members.

May 18, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Multiple changes to a single event as part of a repeating event were not being reflected properly in ICS files.
  • INTERNAL: Code cleanup around how we handle colors internally.
  • API: Changed color names to make them more consistent. All color names now start with color_. This affects color names that used to start with tag_ and column_color_.

May 17, 2022:

  • CHANGE: +owner emails now have the subject prefix [Owner]. Discussion

The next #changelog will be published on Thursday, May 26th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

May 13, 2022:

  • DOCS: Updates from Nina. Owners Manual Revision History, Members Manual Revision History.
  • CHANGE: When uploading a directory, if one of the files was an image and the group was set to not allow images, we would stop the upload immediately, which would prevent any notifications of already-uploaded files to be sent. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When replying to a message, and if you had a signature, exiting the reply and returning to the saved draft would cause the draft to be erased. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Don't include your signature when composing a new topic if the Use Signature For Web Posting checkbox is not checked. Discussion

May 12, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Added missing changed display name activity log entry when a member resets their group profile. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Drafts are now automatically deleted based on their last updated time, not their created time. Discussion
  • NEW: Include a colored dot in event notifications. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Select text when replying wasn't working for plain text/markdown editors. Discussion

May 11, 2022:

  • CHANGE: The From name for all group notifications is now Group Notification, removing the email address of the group, which was causing some confusion with email client contacts.
  • BUGFIX: When locking a topic, the locked topic member notice was not being sent to the group. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When editing a topic's properties, a changed the subject activity log entry was always generated, even if the subject hadn't been changed. Discussion
  • NEW: There is a new selector when creating or editing a folder in the Files section with options for Any group member can add files to this folder and Only you and the moderators can add files to this folder. Discussion

May 10, 2022:

  • NEW: New Photos section permissions setting Members can view and upload photos, but not create albums. Discussion
  • NEW: New Files section permissions setting Members can view and upload files, but not create folders. Discussion

May 9, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Send Message to a member now returns to the member page after sending. Discussion
  • CHANGE: The file name of the downloaded member list .csv file is now the email address of the group with .csv appended. Discussion
  • INTERNAL: Refactor the editor code in order to fix a couple of edge case bugs and clean up the code.

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

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

May 6, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Several security related fixes to the website from the ongoing security audit.

May 3, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Only include ICS files in #cal-invite and #cal-cancelled messages; no longer include them in #cal-reminder and #cal-notice messages. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: We were not properly initializing the HTML editor when editing an existing message, leading to encoding issues. Discussion
  • NEW: For groups with enough sponsorship reserves, you can now upgrade them to a paid group without entering a credit card number. Previously, even though the reserves would be used to pay for the upgrade, you needed to enter a credit card number anyways.
  • BUGFIX: The Glossary blurb in the Help Center was wrong.
  • INTERNAL: Updates to the testing infrastructure.
  • NEW: When exporting the members of a group, we now include delivery information and bounces for each member.

May 2, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: When a draft is a reply to a message that has been deleted, treat the draft instead as a new message. Discussion

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

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

April 28, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: April 27, 2022: If Force HTML Emails and Plain Text Only group settings are both checked, we should take the plain text part of a message and use that to generate an HTML email. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When a member is viewing the Members tab, clicking on a row would lead to a 404 error. It's fixed, but for members who do not have accessible profiles, it will redirect to the group home page. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Replies from moderators to +owner emails as the +owner now have a From: line that includes the name Group Moderator. Discussion

April 25, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Posts sent out via the +owner address now have a From: line that includes the name Group Moderator. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: When viewing the /topics page, the author of topics that were started by +owner posts was not correct. Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Fixed an issue with the process that sends webhooks, which was causing some webhooks to be queued up but not sent.

The next #changelog will be published on Friday, May 6th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

April 22, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Posts and replies from the +owner address were showing the poster's name/photo when viewing the messages on the website. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Convert Edited message without sending to the group activity log entries to Edited message activity log entries. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Improved the check to ensure that a banned domain name is a valid domain name, and no longer allow any *.groups.io domains to be entered as banned domains. Discussion
  • NEW: The banned domain list is now used to prevent +owner messages, and there is a new activity log message noting this. Discussion

April 19, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Changed the Password textbox label in /account to New Password.
  • CHANGE: Changed the Content-Type of the member list download page to text/csv. Discussion

April 18, 2022:

  • CHANGE: For groups with Normalize HTML set, we now include pre tags in the set of tags that we defang.

The next #changelog will be published on Thursday, April 28th.

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

April 14, 2022:

  • INTERNAL: Refactor the message search interface to elasticsearch and add tests.

April 13, 2022:

  • DOCS: Update from Nina. FAQ.

April 12, 2022:

  • CHANGE: Changed instances of group member notice in the activity log to member notice for consistency. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Dialog confirmation wording change. Discussion

April 11, 2022:

  • API BUGFIX: The /getevents endpoint was returning events from up to 24 hours before the start time and up to 24 hours past the end time. Discussion
  • INTERNAL: Upgraded to latest version of the Go compiler.

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

Take care everyone.

Mark


Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

April 8, 2022:

  • NEW: Updated sort by option for photo albums. Discussion
  • CHANGE: We have always ignored some calendar invite responses (Accepted/Tentative/etc), but not others. We now ignore all of them.

April 7, 2022:

  • NEW: Ability to view individual Group Sponsorship and Donation Payment receipts from the Account > Billing page.
  • SYSADMIN: Switched the Elasticsearch cluster to use dedicated coordinator nodes, to avoid further issues with frozen data nodes not being removed from queries.

April 6, 2022:

  • NEW: When changing your account password, log out of any other session, as a security measure.
  • NEW: We no longer allow email addresses from the following free top level domains: ".tk", ".ml", ".ga", ".cf", ".gq"
  • CHANGE: Removed the daylight savings time information from the timezone dropdowns. Discussion

April 5, 2022:

  • NEW: Renamed the activity log Expired Topic to Expired Hashtag and we are now including the hashtag that expired in the log entry (new log entries only). Discussion
  • BUGFIX: Lock On Post did not work if the message was moderated. Discussion
  • CHANGE: Add additional warnings/information to the account page where you can enable two factor authentication. Discussion

April 4, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: We were not checking whether a user had permission to close or delete a chat (they must be the creator of the chat or a group moderator).
  • INTERNAL BUGFIX: Fixed a race condition that lead to a deadlock in the webhookd process.

March 29, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Directory search was not working. Discussion

March 28, 2022:

  • BUGFIX: Changing a topic's hashtags would not be reflected correctly in the activity log entry. Discussion

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

Take care everyone.

Mark

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