Freegle Tech Report 19-02-28

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Freegle Tech Report February 2019
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We were still discussing the new name for the News feature

e Thank you Jeni Edward Hibbert 12 posts 22 Feb Mod notes in chat spam Thanks, good to know as I wasn’t sure. Wanda _____ From: Freegle-Tech@... [1] Sent: 19 February 2019 15:40 Wanda Hall 3 Posts Feb 19 Moderator on FD Yes. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Mon, 18 Feb 2019 at 8:18, 'Edward Hibbert' edward@... [Freegle-Tech] Michael Hoeben 4 Posts Feb 18 Freegle and ModTools mobile app releases I've managed to repeat this now on the web and in both apps. I'll have a go at diagnosing tomorrow. Chris Apps hat chris_cant 3 Posts Feb 14 Server oomph thanks edward for your hard work :) From Maggie From: "'Edward Hibbert' edward@... [Freegle-Tech]" To: Edward Hibbert 2 Posts Feb 13 Re[2]: : Re: [Freegle-Tech] Freegle Direct and Facebook buttons miss No need, it works now. Edward Platform Hat ... From: "croycycle@... [Freegle-Tech]" To: Freegle-Tech@... Edward Hibbert 1 post Feb 11 Freegle Direct and Facebook buttons missing from Yahoo front page Thank you. The buttons are showing again now. I probably copied from something written in the early days, and would happily change it if you told me croycycle 3 Posts Feb 11 spammer or ?? I have been getting spam in Spanish from email ending in @... IN CHAT When I look they are not a member of my groups but they have sent me spam David Freegle 1 post Feb 08 Thumbs up or down. The thumbs up does cancel the thumbs down. Edward Platform Hat Sheila Little 2 Posts Feb 06 GDPR Thanks both. Alison Burgess Hill On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 at 12:19, 'Edward Hibbert' edward@... Alison Redway 4 Posts Feb 04 Re[2]: : Re[2]: [Freegle-Tech] Re:: News... Natter ? What about PM’s instead of chat? i.e. short form of private message? Wanda _____ From: Freegle-Tech@... Edward Hibbert 2 Posts Feb 01 Re[2]: [Freegle-Tech] Re:: News... Natter ? How about "Messages"? (I notice a lot of online forums use that, or similar.) SarahJane Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray Freegles Edward Hibbert 5 Posts Feb 01


The ability to post volunteering opportunities,, similar to community events, has been added on ModTools. This is on and . These are not yet emailed out to members, this will be done later (with a per-member setting as per community events). It would be useful if people could experiment with these a bit. The icon for these is a flower. That's a little bit random, but the only other one which seemed suitable was a heart, which is too close to our logo. You can have a look at the available icons at , in case someone spots one which would work better. A couple of bugs with this were found and fixed. An issue with non members being unable to post We may be able to overcome this if necessary , and one about whether paid volunteers should be allowed to be requested.


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I have a Moderator who is constantly being asked to verify her email address when she uses her phone. It is a Galaxy s8 she is using. Any ideas please ? If the mobile has a default email address set up which is different to the one she uses on Modtools it could happen. Also if she has just been on the same website using a different device this happens to me when I log in with a Yahoo ID. she make sure it’s updated which may fix the problem or uninstall and reinstall. Also is she logging out after each session?

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This is an automated list of the changes to the client code in the last 7 days. If you have any questions about them, please reply to this mail. Here are the more important ones which would affect members:

  • Not showing who replied in messages on My Posts
  • Add council comms toolkit
  • Click to mark all notifications as read scrolls randomly around the newsfeed
  • Improve formatting of multiple photos when posting
  • Rework message display some more
  • Add a page to show the shortlinks including stats on clicks, and allow you to create your own
  • Improve photo layout on story in newsfeed
  • Make photo sizes more consistent, especially on mobile, and improve the message display a bit.
  • Add more protection against accidentally creating systemwide volunteer opportunities
  • Signing up to the site flashes an error message briefly
  • Don't open chat popup windows on the Chat page itself by default

...and here are the ones which are minor, or only affect volunteers in ModTools, or are internal changes that you wouldn't notice:

  • In Support Tools, allow modification of CGA/DPA to allow GAT to set them
  • In MT, show CGA/DPA in group settings, as readonly
  • Clarify that introducing yourself shouldn't include what you're giving/seeking
  • Reapply "Not showing all info on My Groups after recent fix" More edit fixes
  • Revert "Not showing all info on My Groups after recent fix"
  • MT subject edit for platform messages not working correctly(
  • Not showing all info on My Groups after recent fix
  • Change Chat to Chats on menu bar
  • On MT, don't show link to full profile as it won't work
  • Add link to About to councils.
  • Change Media Team into email addresses for people who haven't got mail clients configured correctly.
  • On mobile, show the higher resolution photo for a message rather than the thumbnail, because it is full width and looks blurry otherwise.
  • In MT, still can't chat to user from stories page
  • Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/master'
  • Add link to Wokingham bulky waste
  • On MT, change photo zoom code to reuse same code as FD, with the handy advantage that this works better
  • Can't delete last photo image

This is an automated list of the changes to the server code in the last 7 days. If you have any questions about them, please reply to this mail. Here are the more important ones which would affect members:

  • Don't send SMS notifications of your own messages even if you've asked for them to be mailed to you
  • Profile is showing a count of messages even if they are still in Pending
  • Can't keep a chat open if it is is an old chat with no recent messages
  • In chat notification emails, add the last message so that you have some context if you're just using email

...and here are the ones which are minor, or only affect volunteers in ModTools, or are internal changes that you wouldn't notice:

  • Update schema (3 days ago)
  • Group stats not running (5 days ago)
  • Missing some spam checks (5 days ago)
  • Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/master' (5 days ago)
  • Add active flag to logos table (5 days ago)
  • UT fixes (7 days ago)
  • Change exhorting for user stories not to ask people until they've been a member for a week (7 days ago)
  • broken by recent Chrome changes (7 days ago)
  • Return Path tracking fixes (10 hours ago)
  • Add email headers and tracking to all emails we really care about (15 hours ago)
  • Remove error logging from UT by default
  • More News to ChitChat changes
  • Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/master'*In MT, show at bottom of Settings->Group who confirmed affiliation and when
  • Initial Return Path work. ()
  • Tweak ad location
  • Speed-up: explore groups page by returning less info from the server
  • Remove debug
  • More fixes to chat list caching
  • Remove error log
  • Suppress warning
  • Dashboard not updating
  • DB error creating volunteer op
  • Allow warning of members when someone else is spotted as a scammer
  • Allow people with Admin rights to purge anyone)
  • Don't use very old cached DB queries
  • Newsfeed digest mails have a double double quote
  • Travis is working again, back out workaround
  • On MT, can't delete photo (3 days ago)
  • Travis fixes (4 days ago)
  • Fix Dockerfile for geoipupdate build changes
  • Be more careful about tweeting newsletter stories

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