Friday, August 30, 2013

looked into Yahoo!Groups

Yahoo! is upgrading their Groups product.

I had heard rumblings in other groups. Mostly moaning and complaints and outright rants (for their free services). Yahoo! flicked the switch on our groups. In short order, I changed the "home page" images for the main RASC, CAO supers, Strategy, and the Ops groups. And sent notices to all to warn of possible issues during the transition. And suggested trying different browsers, if possible.

Bryon reported problems with his Apple gear. "The new format for the Yahoo site looks great on the Mac, but does not work on an iPad. I just can see the left column and the top header." And later said, "Safari just crashes while loading." He's running OS X 10.3.9 with an old video card.

I concurred. It was wobbly for me on the iPod Touch. Fine however on my Windows XP SP3 32 bit with Firefox 23.0.1. Everything is as it should be.

Katrina checked in: "It's working OK for me on my Macbook on Safari and Firefox." Mac 10.6.3. Safari 4.0.4, Firefox 22.0. Whew.

Tim: "Working for me with IE 10.0.9200.16660 under Windows 7 Pro 64-bit under Parallels 8 (not in Coherence mode) on MacBook Pro OS X." Interesting.

Then when Rajesh uploaded a file that then council members wanted to tear down, I couldn't immediately find how to do it. The new interface messed me up. By the time I spotted where attachments were, Rajesh had already deleted it.

And then I made a stupid-user mistake. Invited myself to the group to test the invite tool. But sent to the wrong address! Doh! Wondered why, at first, it didn't work.

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