TalkTemari - Using the Yahoo Group
In September 2013 Yahoo rolled out
a new format for Yahoo Groups after more than 10 years of the same
interface. It has not been met with favorable acceptance by the user
community, and it's been terribly buggy. It does appear, though, that we
are stuck with it no matter how much pleading is done with Yahoo. Here
is some basic user help to get you going; beyond this please refer to
Help within Yahoo Groups for more assistance.
1) Web address is
This home page shows basic group info, and is also the link to give to
people if they want to join TalkTemari. To get back to it, click on the
group name in the cover banner. Under the banner is a row of menu
options: Conversations, Photos, Events, Polls, More (with a down arrow
next to it). These are all clickable links to take you to the
various parts of Groups (this list used to be on the left hand side of
the page). It is important to remember that "More" is where you find
Files and Links. The list is dynamic and will change based on what you
: this is where
you find all of the messages, presented in various formats. Click
it and you get a new page. At the top are regular menu selections, under
that is a submenu Topics, Messages, Trending, Spam. On the same line, to
the right, various options: the little circle is to refresh the page;
the calendar page with the 31 in it will show a message history by date;
the boxes with wide or narrow spaces lines change the view from
"relaxed" to "slim" - how much of the message is shown with the subject
line; next is the date sort, either Latest First or Oldest First (click
on it to get a drop down menu to change). New Topic is obvious - start a
new message thread (that works). All of these options are usable in any
of the message displays: Topics shows messages by topic/subject line;
Messages shows individual messages in date order (sortable); Trending
shows the most active topics/subjects; Spam you don't have to worry
about, if it is showing on your page.
: Click on Photos in
the main menu line, and you get a sub menu line: Photostream,
Albums. Photostream shows all recent photos in chronological order, with
no album organization. To the right on the sub menu line are 2 boxes:
one with large and small blips, and one with same size blips. The first
will show photos justified - the photos are presented in their original
width (in perspective to the page); the small blips is Grid View, which
displays in thumbnails. You can sort by oldest or newest first. In
Albums, you can sort by date or alpha - click the date sort to get a
drop down that offers alphabetical. Click on an Album to open it; albums
sort by date, newest first. You likewise have the choice of justified or
grid view. Each photo shows the photo name and file name at the bottom.
In the lower right corner is a "bubble" , with a number next to it. This
is where comments on the photo live, the number showing how many
comments. Click on the bubble to see them and/or post a comment; a new
box opens. Click outside of the photo and box to close it. To add photos
to an album, click on the Add Photos box in the upper right in the sub
menu line. To download/save a photo, click the down arrow next to the
: Click on "More" in
the main menu line, and choose Files. Chances are good that it will be
added to the sub menu list. This will change if you click "Links" - etc.
People have hollered about Yahoo limiting the choices on the menu line,
so now the current one you are using gets added to the list. Things are
pretty much the same here, other than everything is sorted by folders
first and then individual files. You can also sort (within this) by date
- again, click on
"more" in the main menu line and choose Links. It will add to the
presentation line while you are using it.
6) Remember that if you go to the TT Info/home page (click on the
TalkTemari name in the cover banner), you will get a summary of the
number of new messages, photos, etc. but not as clickable links. On the
bottom footer of each email you get from TalkTemari, if you receive TT
as email (versus digest or web read), there ARE links to the latest
activity. Scroll all the way to the bottom to see it.
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