Saturday, May 13, 2006

Related Groups Tweaks

You can now disable "Related Groups" or delete single groups from the related groups list if you choose.

Keep Topic First Feature

Google Groups has added the ability to keep a post on top of the stack, and also to disable replies to it. While viewing a post you will see a link to "edit moderator options" and when you click on it, you will see

Close this topic

Stop any users from replying to this topic.
(Topics that have been inactive for more than 30 days will be closed automatically.)

Display this topic first
Keep this topic at the top of the topic list for easy viewing by all readers. Ideal for important announcements or informative posts.

Remote Hosting Feature

Google Groups has added the ability to host a remote email list on Google Groups.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Changing the Adult Content Setting for your Google Group

How do I change the adult content setting for my group?

To change your group's adult content setting, please click the
"contact us" link at the bottom of this page, select "Report a
technical problem" as your topic, and type "change adult content" into
the subject box. Complete the question form and, in the details
section, please include the name of your group and why you wish to
change this setting. We'll review your request, and let you know what
we decide.

Send E-mail to Google Group Owner

To send e-mail to the owner of a Google Group go here:

Substitute the real name of the group for GROUPNAME.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Replies Disabled After 30 Days

Google Groups has a feature that disables replying to posts older than 30 days:

Can I reply to older posts in the archive?

You can reply to any message in Google Groups that was posted in the last 30 days. After 30 days, the option to post a reply to the message is removed. In Usenet proper, articles are usually retired (removed completely) if they are inactive for 30 days. Removing the option to post a reply to a message more than 30 days old simulates this feature in Google Groups.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Google Calendar

A calendar for you and the world

Posted by Garett Rogers @ 6:45 pm

"Philipp Lenssen has found an article which contains some great sleuthing done by Paul Stone. He has uncovered a link that clearly states a calendar is on the way — and at the same time found a brand new feature Google has been working on. His discovery takes us to a page called "Google Links" where you can personalize a small bar containing links to popular Google services."

more @ URL

Friday, February 10, 2006

"rate this post" at GoogleGroups

For users of the web interface at GoogleGroups there is now a "rate this post" dialog under each post once it has been opened.

Footers on googlegroups posts also appeared today

Footers on googlegroups posts also appeared today.

There are three settings, found under "posting and delivery" on the "manage" page.

Message Footer

The footer will be appended to the end of all messages posted to the group.

Use the default footer.
Do not use a footer.
Use a custom footer:

Profiles have appeared today in Googlegroups

Profiles have appeared today in Googlegroups.

Here is mine:


I haven't edited mine yet, but the profile includes recent posts to
all groups, sort of like blogger.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Post number function in SUBJECT

Googlegroups now offers the function of adding a post number to the
subject prefix.

Subject Prefix
The prefix will be added to all messages posted to the group. We
recommend surrounding the prefix with [ ], or { }. You can have the
prefix include the message number by adding the characters '%d'. Leave
this field blank to have no subject prefix.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Invdividual Moderation

Googlegroups now offers the ability to set individual members to unmoderated.