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Re: GIO Transfer Go-Ahead Given

Steve Pettinger
 

Brilliant work Roger! 

I'm very much an outsider (just can't get the time to deep dive into my fab FCB1010) but I know how much time these things can take to organise so THANK YOU from me for moving things forward in challenging times!

Steve


Re: Member transfer and payment steps?

Roger Colwell
 

Hi Francine (and others),

First of all, there's no point in registering at the new GIO group as it should happen automatically when the transfer is complete and, besides, there's no content there yet.

Once we've moved, you'll find the Donations tab. Upon clicking you will see the request to cover Forum Costs. What's also displayed is the running total and number of donations already made.

Thanks for your support!

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator


Re: GIO Transfer Go-Ahead Given

John Riley
 

that's some great work, Roger.  Thanks much !

Riley
jriley555@...


On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4:26:58 PM CDT, roger.colwell@... [fcb1010] wrote:


 

The GIO Transfer Agent membership application has been processed and "it" has joined the group as a regular member, which I've then followed up with changing its status to moderator in order to proceed with the transfers.

Now we must wait and hope that we're somewhere well-placed in the queue and will not suffer any consequences of Y!G having technical issues with our data! It may take several days ...

Also, late this afternoon, I'm pleased to report that in our GIO group I created a subgroup for FCB1010_UnO. The group's owner, Chris, was very helpful and provided me with elevated moderator status (as I have here) in order to begin the transfer process for them. The invitation has been sent to the Transfer Agent and now awaiting "it" to join.

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator



Re: GIO Transfer Go-Ahead Given

cem engin
 

Great stuff... Well done...

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:26:13 AM GMT+3, roger.colwell@... [fcb1010] wrote:


 

The GIO Transfer Agent membership application has been processed and "it" has joined the group as a regular member, which I've then followed up with changing its status to moderator in order to proceed with the transfers.

Now we must wait and hope that we're somewhere well-placed in the queue and will not suffer any consequences of Y!G having technical issues with our data! It may take several days ...

Also, late this afternoon, I'm pleased to report that in our GIO group I created a subgroup for FCB1010_UnO. The group's owner, Chris, was very helpful and provided me with elevated moderator status (as I have here) in order to begin the transfer process for them. The invitation has been sent to the Transfer Agent and now awaiting "it" to join.

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator



Re: GIO Transfer Go-Ahead Given

bassmajik
 

Thank you Roger for all of your diligence! 

-------- Original message --------
From: "roger.colwell@... [fcb1010]" <fcb1010@...>
Date: 10/22/19 3:32 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: fcb1010@...
Subject: [fcb1010] GIO Transfer Go-Ahead Given

 

The GIO Transfer Agent membership application has been processed and "it" has joined the group as a regular member, which I've then followed up with changing its status to moderator in order to proceed with the transfers.

Now we must wait and hope that we're somewhere well-placed in the queue and will not suffer any consequences of Y!G having technical issues with our data! It may take several days ...

Also, late this afternoon, I'm pleased to report that in our GIO group I created a subgroup for FCB1010_UnO. The group's owner, Chris, was very helpful and provided me with elevated moderator status (as I have here) in order to begin the transfer process for them. The invitation has been sent to the Transfer Agent and now awaiting "it" to join.

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator



Member transfer and payment steps?

fminjoy@...
 

Should we lurkers who love you guys :) now apply for membership at GIO where there will be a donation link, or did I misunderstand how to contribute. Anxious to help reimburse your outlay ASAP.  Francine.


GIO Transfer Go-Ahead Given

Roger Colwell
 

The GIO Transfer Agent membership application has been processed and "it" has joined the group as a regular member, which I've then followed up with changing its status to moderator in order to proceed with the transfers.

Now we must wait and hope that we're somewhere well-placed in the queue and will not suffer any consequences of Y!G having technical issues with our data! It may take several days ...

Also, late this afternoon, I'm pleased to report that in our GIO group I created a subgroup for FCB1010_UnO. The group's owner, Chris, was very helpful and provided me with elevated moderator status (as I have here) in order to begin the transfer process for them. The invitation has been sent to the Transfer Agent and now awaiting "it" to join.

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator



GIO Premium Plan Increases

Roger Colwell
 

Wow! It seems we narrowly avoided the price hike that will come into force later today. From GIO, I quote:

Like everyone, we were taken by surprise when Yahoo announced they will be shutting down Yahoo Groups in just a few short weeks. Groups.io runs a world-class email groups service and has quickly been recognized as the best migration option for Yahoo Groups users. We are flattered by this recognition, and have been overwhelmed with traffic and group transfer requests as a result. We have spent the days since Yahoo's announcement diligently adding new server capacity and starting to work through an unprecedented number of transfer requests.

Fortunately, Groups.io has always been built to scale and already has a user base in excess of 1 million users today. In order to accommodate this major growth phase while maintaining our excellent service levels and industry-leading functionality, we will need to adjust our pricing as follows.

As of 9AM Pacific Time, October 22:

  1. The annual fee for premium groups is $20/month or $220/year. (Premium groups in existence before that date are grandfathered in at their current fee.)
  2. As is already the case, all transferred groups are required to be premium groups for the first year. The $220 transfer fee counts for the premium fee, so once having paid the transfer fee, transferred groups are exempt from paying the premium fee for the first year.

  3. All new basic (non-premium) groups are required to be premium groups if they have, or acquire, more than 500 members or more than 3 subgroups. (Basic groups in existence before October 22 at 9AM remain unlimited for now; however, next year we will be looking at readjusting our pricing structure and moving away from a flat rate fee and towards a more equitable per-member cost. We will keep you posted about all of this as we work through the process.)

What concerns me now is whether FCB1010_UNO are onboard with us, or not, and whether they have time to beat this deadline with a payment!


Roger Colwell

FCB1010 Group Moderator


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

Roger Colwell
 

Thanks Xavier, I'll email him after I send you one to take you up on your offer ...

Cheers, Roger


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

Roger Colwell
 

Yes, afaik we will only incur a fee for one Premium Plan per year (we save $10 over the per month cost), after the first year.

Things have moved on considerably since my last message in that I've paid to transfer the FCB1010 Group and invited the Transfer Agent to join this group.

Due to the sheer volume of transfer requests happening at present there will ultimately be a lengthy delay before that invitation is responded to (possibly a week+), upon which I will provide the agent with moderator status, then indicate we are ready for them to start the transfer process.

I have also opened a Stripe account and created a GIO Donations Request that only Members can see. It is fully transparent in that it displays the number of donations and the total value of them, along with reasons for the request. The Stripe account will only be used for this; it's unfortunate that the combined charges for Stripe and GIO's processing may exceed 8.0% but we'll have to accept that. If you look at it this way, we'll not only be supporting ourselves but the longevity of GIO's presence too.

Providing Xavier (ossandust) and I discuss/finalise his offer where he pays for Uno transfer, I can then get it paid for and organised with GIO. I will email Xavier shortly ...

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

David Grosz
 

I HAVE A GROUP ON FACEBOOK FOR USING THE FCB1010 WITH THE FRACTAL AXE-FX AND STARTED ANOTHER GROUP TO REPLACE THIS GROUP AND I WELCOME PEOPLE TO JOIN



On Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:18:50 AM PDT, Tim Wolf tim@... [fcb1010] wrote:


 

Another Yahoo Group I'm in is looking at migrating to groups.io that has a method to move an existing group to their platform. Worth considering.


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

ossandust
 

Roger,
with regards to the UnO group you'd better get in contact with Chris "sliding billy at hotmail dot com", he has been the UnO group owner and moderator for all those years. 


Re: FCB1010 with Roland UM-ONE Usb Midi Interface

EJ SHELDON
 

Being a PC guy, I don't know from MAC. But it seems to me that if you're receiving in MIDI Studio (whatever that is), then the problem has to be in MIDI Monitor (MAC MIDIOX equivalent?), not the FCB or the interface.


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

EJ SHELDON
 

I'm assuming that the two groups are FCB1010 and FCB1010_UNO?
Would the $220 be one time only for transfer, and $110 per year thereafter?


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

EJ SHELDON
 

Whatever works for you, you're the one doing the work!


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

Michael King
 

I haven’t used my 1010 in many years. But, when I was having troubles with figuring this thing out, this Group was monumental in finally getting that worked out. I would be happy to donate  $20.00 to this cause. Just let me know what I need to do! 


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo!

kulich
 

Seems to me the responders on this topic are comfortable with the FCB1010.

 

I’m wondering - isn’t the primary (evolved) function of the group to provide instruction outside of that zone?

 

So why not use a wiki or BB? Downloads of content or programs could be hosted off-site or simply re-directed to their origin.

 

But maybe I’m stuck decades ago J

 

Peter


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo! Donations in GIO

Tracey& David Kramer <dkramer13@...>
 

IMHO,

 Collect the initial $110.00 by means of PayPal, set up the page and the Stripe donation link afterwards. By yourselves a year to get things back to normal-ish.

On 10/21/2019 7:16 AM, roger.colwell@... [fcb1010] wrote:
 
Regarding Donations, the Premium and Enterprise plans offer this possibility but there's a snag! Quoting GMF again:

Groups that have open donation requests will see a new Donations tab in the normal group sidebar where members can view open donation requests.

Here is the text you see when you go to the Admin Donations page for the first time:

  • We use Stripe.com to accept credit card payments. In order to accept donations, you will need to have a Stripe account.
  • Clicking the Connect with Stripe button will take you to a page to create a new Stripe account or connect an existing Stripe account. Stripe accounts are free.
  • Once you've connected a Stripe account, you will be able to create donation requests and your members will be able to donate using a credit card.
  • The Groups.io processing fee is 5%, which includes all credit card processing fees.
  • When you create a donation request, it is considered open, which means that members can submit donations. You can close donations when they are complete.
Whilst this restriction may seem less appealing than, say, using PayPal (with lesser fees), it would be less complicated for me as I could keep it entirely separate from my PayPal account, or not have to set up a different PayPal account, that is providing I can get a Stripe account (I'll check).

Are we in agreement that it is preferable to have the Donations tab inside the GIO forum, or not?

Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Moderator


Re: Bye Bye Yahoo! Donations in GIO

John Georgeson
 

I’m in - this is a great group! 

John D. Georgeson
UpBeat Studios LLC
608-516-3016
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Re: Bye Bye Yahoo! Donations in GIO

Ryan DiDomizio
 

I'm not sure I get a vote, but if so, I vote "yea".  

Ryan D.

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