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Old 12th March 2015, 11:45 AM
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Agreed,

Any restrictions need to be apparent. I am passing along the feedback.

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Old 14th March 2015, 03:35 PM
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Question Deleting Messages

As a project admin I am wondering if there is an easy way to delete old messages form the "Activity Feed". We really don't need to see coupon messages after they have expired and we don't need to see "New Member" messages that are a month or so old if they haven't had a meaningful reply. I see no way to delete the "New Member" message and having to delete other old messages one at a time is a real pain!

As a customer I am wondering if there is a way to delete "You Have a New XYZ Match". I really don't need to keep seeing these after I have read them.

Darren, can you help us out here?
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Old 14th March 2015, 05:13 PM
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I don't know off hand but I will check on this.

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Old 10th September 2017, 07:26 AM
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mygroups is live

I have just been taken on as an administrator of a project that has been running with the original public website format for several years. I am considering whether to update the page to the new mygroups format as it has a more update appearance. Is it worth making the change or should I leave well alone? Am I likely to run into any problems like losing data on the change?
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Old 10th September 2017, 03:10 PM
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You don't lose data and you won't run into problems. You can always revert back if you did not like the change. One of the main differences is that the newer format allows members to post in the activity feed. This would allow members to talk to one another. If you look up some projects you may be able to see the differences between the two.

There is a subsection of the forums for group projects. That would be a better place to post about this than here.
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Old 11th September 2017, 01:37 AM
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mygroups is live

Thanks for that answer, much appreciated. I am keen to make the change as I feel the new page looks much better. Good to know that any bugs should have been ironed out by now. I am also brand new to forums so didn't know of any more appropriate place to post than this. Thanks again

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Old 11th September 2017, 06:00 AM
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I converted, but I keep the Activity Feed turned off. I find an email list a much better option. Set up a Yahoo Group or a RootsWeb email list. RootsWeb does not allow attachments.
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Old 11th September 2017, 09:26 AM
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I keep the activity feed on but I email members as the main form of communication. The activity feed is there just as a means to get them interacting with each other and to attract new members who might want to use the feed. This way if I disappear they still have a way to talk to one another if they aren't matches to each other. A way to place a message that even new members will see.
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Old 12th September 2017, 06:30 AM
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I use RootsWeb email lists. When someone joins the project I add them to the list. All members of the list are able to post messages and the archive of the messages stay there and are easy to search.

I am a member of a few projects using the Activity Feed and I find it to be useless. Without signing into my kit I have no idea a message has been posted.
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Old 16th September 2017, 02:26 AM
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Thanks again for the advice. Will have a look at some sites and make a decision
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