Restore ability to "remove members": as in classic via pasting a list of people to remove
In classic moderators used to be able to paste a list of up to 100 members that we wanted to remove from group. This was very helpful. Now, we have to remove members by a) searching for them, b)clicking on box c)remove action. This is tedious and time consuming. You've done a great job with the new revised invite feature (although it's not showing up in activity log when you bulk invite people...) but it would be awesome if you could restore ability to do the same for "remove members". Thank you for your continued work on this product.
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I noted you now have the box function to enter in up to 100 Yahoo IDs or Email addresses for Manage Invitatons. This is located in the drop down under Management and also pops up when you click on the Invitations button. This is exactly the same function that is needed to add NON members to be banned. Please add that function - Ban Members - in that drop down as well. It is very important to have that available to keep out known spammers and known individual's who disrupt lists. Now that you have that ability to enter in non members for invitations why would it be anymore difficult to add Ban Members as well? Thank you.
Marti Lovejoy commented
There is a definite need for such a feature. Please grant it.
I do not like NEO. It has been made up by someone who doesn't care about usibilty :-(.
It is not only removing which is difficult, I miss the direct way to add members without their confirmation. A lot of new members find it difficult to con firm their invitation. They just delete it, because they think it is SPAM.
I see the need.
Why on earth would Yahoo roll out an ALPHA version of software and expect users to like it or lump it? What a disaster NEO is. A huge leap backward.
The return of this feature would be really helpful for schools, organizations, associations, clubs, and any kind of similar group that has it's own contact database of real people, and who uses Yahoo! Groups as their listserv provider of choice. Often in these kinds of organizations, you will have people who no longer belong to the association, who graduate from the school, who stop being members, who move, and who therefore need to be removed from the listserv. This could be hundreds of people in one sweep.
The new bulk invite feature works so well and is very efficient. It only would make sense to have the same but opposite function for removal for proper upkeep of the listserv.
3 votes from me.
Judy Faulkner commented
I agree with the request. It is cumbersome to look through all of the members to find the group you want.
SW Florida - USA
This was really useful in classic: say you are a school and you have a class that graduates and you no longer need those people on your group as it's only for active students, the way it is now, you have to remove people one by one after searching for them. 200 students could take you up to 5 hours to remove manually individually. Restore the way it was in classic please where we could paste a list from our own database and then click "remove" - Thank you!
Bulk inviting and bulk removing would both be good.