New Google Groups web interface finally scheduled for roll out

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Paul Edison-Swift

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May 15, 2012, 10:51:53 AM5/15/12
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Dear Ecunetters,

 

If you use the Google Groups web interface to read notes in Ecunet groups, today you may begin to notice a horizontal blue bar toward the top of the groups page saying, “The old Google Groups will be going away soon. Switch to the new Google Groups.” Upon clicking Switch, you will see the new Google Groups.

 

The new version “offers a new and improved user interface, collaborative inbox, take and assign functionality, advanced search operators, new ways of viewing group content, and much more.”

 

For a complete overview and visual tour of the new web interface to Google Groups, go to: http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46601

 

If you read and write your Ecunet group notes in the Google mail interface, or use email software or email app, you probably won’t notice any difference.

 

If you have questions about the new groups web interface, send a note to hel...@ecunet.org or send a note to the new-group...@ecunet.org group if you’d like to discuss the new interface.

 

Warm regards, Paul

 

Paul Edison-Swift
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Peg Casper

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May 16, 2012, 11:10:55 AM5/16/12
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I have never squeaked like frighten mouse before but, "Eek! Eek! Eek!"

I had to move back to the old location to figure out how to reply to
your message.






On May 15, 9:51 am, Paul Edison-Swift <Paul.Edi...@elca.org>
wrote:
> Dear Ecunetters,
>
> If you use the Google Groups web interface to read notes in Ecunet groups, today you may begin to notice a horizontal blue bar toward the top of the groups page saying, "The old Google Groups will be going away soon. Switch to the new Google Groups." Upon clicking Switch, you will see the new Google Groups.
>
> The new version "offers a new and improved user interface, collaborative inbox, take and assign functionality<http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2467048>, advanced search operators<http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2371405>, new ways of viewing group content, and much more<http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46603>."
>
> For a complete overview and visual tour of the new web interface to Google Groups, go to:http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46601
>
> If you read and write your Ecunet group notes in the Google mail interface, or use email software or email app, you probably won't notice any difference.
>
> If you have questions about the new groups web interface, send a note to hel...@ecunet.org<mailto:hel...@ecunet.org> or send a note to the new-group...@ecunet.org<mailto:new-group...@ecunet.org> group if you'd like to discuss the new interface.
>
> Warm regards, Paul
>
> Paul Edison-Swift
> Web Developer
> Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
> 8765 W Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL  60631-4101
> Phone: 800-638-3522 ext. 2946 or 773-380-2946; Fax: 773-380-2579; Cell: 847-318-0262
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Paul Edison-Swift

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May 16, 2012, 12:39:15 PM5/16/12
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Eek is right! Lots of changes in the new interface.

My hope is that the new interface will work correctly when it comes to displaying the unread notes count in each of your groups. You can drag your most active groups to your "Favorites" section of the left-hand navigation so they are handy when you want to compose a new post or re-read something.

I do encourage you to take a look at the tour of the new Groups interface, posted here: http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46601

If you prefer to watch a video demo of navigating (albeit rather quickly) the new interface, here's a recording from about a year ago when the preview of the groups interface came out. Press the little icon in the lower right of the player to enlarge to full screen: http://youtu.be/tpLHFgK3eMc

And, if you want to know specifically how to reply to a post in the new interface, here's a little recording I just made: http://screencast.com/t/JHtnoOP46  Press the full-screen control for a little sharper image.

Let me know if you have specific questions, Paul

Peg Casper

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May 18, 2012, 2:05:54 PM5/18/12
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I don't know what I did ... but now the "Post Reply" does appear.

Paul Edison-Swift

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May 18, 2012, 2:38:40 PM5/18/12
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Hi Peg,

 

There are two, similar-looking Web interfaces where you might be seeing notes:

 

1.      The Ecunet gmail interface, which you can log into at http://mail.google.com  This is important to look at for retrieving personal notes

2.      The mail interface is also a convenient place from which to navigate to the Google Groups web interface. Just go to the “More” link in the menu bar at the top of that page and select “Groups.”  It will probably open Groups in a new tab, so you can switch back to reading personal mail if you need to.

 

Since Mail and Groups have a similar look now, but have slightly different renderings of the “Reply” button, it could be that you were sitting in the Mail interface when you thought you were in Groups.

 

If this isn’t what is going on, please call me sometime so I can look over your shoulder to see what you’re seeing.

 

Warm regards, Paul

 

Paul Edison-Swift
Web Developer
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL  60631-4101

Peg Casper

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May 18, 2012, 4:13:41 PM5/18/12
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Other things:
  • It took me but I finally figured out that I had to mark all of "my groups" as Favorites.  Now it shows the number of  "new" messages.  However, most messages appeared as "new."  So I had to mark all messages as "read."  So now I have a clean slate under "Favorites" and hopefully new messages will appear after the topic name.  
  • I just noticed why I was getting an e-mail copy of messages I sent--it is checked in the Cc.  I need to uncheck it if I don't want a copy.    (Mussing:  Interesting how some things in language get carried over even when they are technically incorrect.  Like: Using "Cc" for copy which I believe was a "carbon copy" and "dial" for entering a telephone number when most of us do not have rotary telephones to "dial" any more.)

Valerie Perrins

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Jun 15, 2012, 2:24:43 PM6/15/12
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On 5/16/2012 12:39 PM, Paul Edison-Swift wrote:
Eek is right! Lots of changes in the new interface.

If we get our notes by email, do we need to make any changes?  And do we have to do all this stuff at the website, or will the older format still be there?
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Val

Paul Edison-Swift

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Jun 15, 2012, 4:08:34 PM6/15/12
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Hi Val, no impact on email users. Not sure what "stuff" you are referring to. The old web interface is generally still available until all features from the old are available in the new.

Let me know if you have any specific questions,

Paul
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V Perrins

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Jun 15, 2012, 6:44:36 PM6/15/12
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I do use the web occasionally, so I guess at some point I will need to do whatever needs to be done to stay connected. 

Val Perrins - Sent from my iPod

annla...@gmail.com

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Feb 15, 2020, 11:58:08 AM2/15/20
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Is this group still active? I need help, and I hope I've come to the right place. 

I've been managing a small Ecunet group (a family chat) since 2007, when my brother died, who had been managing it. When the changeover to Google groups happened in 2010, I followed directions and got correctly set up that way. The group has been working well, but lately something has changed, mysteriously, in my relationship to it.  

I'm still able to post to the group that I manage. Others in the group seem to be receiving my messages. But I don't receive their messages, unless they cc them to me privately. I'd like to confirm that I'm still listed as the group's manager, but I can't seem to connect with the "management" software through either Ecunet or Google.  

I went to the page you posted in your initial note, Paul, and looked for the sign-in button at the top right, as you said. I found no sign-in button at the top right, or anywhere on the page. 

Using another Ecunet page, I saw the option of viewing "My Groups." When I tried to do that, however, a blank page came up. I don't seem to be part of any Ecunet group. 

I've just filled out the Google Form to apply for an Ecunet address (even though I have one). Hoping someone will recognize that I'm already subscribed, and contact me about it. 

It would be lovely to get a reply, just to say that someone's reading this. Thanks!
Ann

Paul Edison-Swift

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Feb 15, 2020, 12:15:21 PM2/15/20
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Hi Ann, I replied to your query in the Ecunet form within 20 minutes of you filling it out. I sent my reply to the sonn...@earthlink.net, did you not receive it? Our notes must have crossed in the ether. Feel free to give a call on the number I provided on that email and we can talk this through. I have a feeling you are logged in to Google using your annla...@gmail.com address instead your Ann_L...@ecunet.org address. Google lets you manage which account you’re logged in with.

 

Thanks, Paul


 

 

 

 

John Kestler

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Oct 30, 2021, 9:20:07 PM10/30/21
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Hello,

I just discovered that my ecunet account still exists.  I logged in but see very little activity here.  It looks as though almost all groups are inactive.  It would seem that the most common use for ecunet now is as an email domain.  I remember back in the 90s how important ecunet was for me.  Unfortunately, those days are gone.

Kirk Kestler

Bob Sheldon

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Oct 30, 2021, 11:01:22 PM10/30/21
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Hi Kirk!

 

I have continued to use my “presbynet” account since the mid-90’s, but only for email. What did it do before?

 

We’re all in this together,

Bob Sheldon

26 Tullamore Drive

West Chester, PA 19382

 

248-972-7682 (cell)

 

bob.s...@presbynet.org

 

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Subject: Re: New Google Groups web interface finally scheduled for roll out

 

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V Perrins

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Oct 31, 2021, 1:20:24 PM10/31/21
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Lots of groups (meetings) in the Ecunet system. Ecunet exists today as a non-profit subgroup of Gmail. Not much action in the groups, though.

Val Perrins

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Luis Gutierrez

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Oct 31, 2021, 5:50:00 PM10/31/21
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For some reason, my ecunet email address (luis_gu...@ecunet.org) has been blocked.  Can anyone help me to open it?

Sincerely,
Luis

Luis T. Gutiérrez
Mother Pelican Journal


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Ray Kerley

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David A. Roschke

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Nov 6, 2021, 3:17:04 PM11/6/21
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I'm still here too and use my ecunet.org address for professional email.

                                                David

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