Error In The Pictures Section Of Yahoo Groups

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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

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Does anyone else get the following message when they try to acces the
amphicar pictures area?

Error
GROUP_CHECK
gpg16.bc.scd.yahoo.com:GROUP_CHECK

It does not occur with any of my other yahoo groups.

Later!
Dan
'64 Das Boot - back on the road AND in the water!
 
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WB6WSN

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----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel & Kathy Gibson
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 5:29 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Error In The Pictures Section Of Yahoo Groups


Does anyone else get the following message when they try to acces the
amphicar pictures area?

Error
GROUP_CHECK
gpg16.bc.scd.yahoo.com:GROUP_CHECK

It does not occur with any of my other yahoo groups.

Later!
Dan
'64 Das Boot - back on the road AND in the water!



Yes, I get it ALL the time, and have for several months. This happens to me on
several different computers (so it's not my software or my machine), and it
happens ONLY for the Amphi group. I am a member of several other Yahoo groups,
and I have no problems in those groups. Yahoo's various FAQ's and help menus
don't say anything about this error code, AFAIK.

I queried Yahoo Help a number of times. They finally responded that the pictures
area has a finite size limit, and that some photos may need to be deleted before
more can be added. (So how the $#@$% can you delete a file if you can't access
the section first?) Obviously, no further help is coming from Yahoo.

I had asked our group admin about this problem, but he also had no suggestions,
so I just forgot about the photos section and moved on with my Amphi work.

Meanwhile, I had heard something about Yahoo trying to charge for some type or
level of group access. Maybe this has something to do with the problem. OTOH,
the other groups I mentioned certainly don't pay anything to Yahoo, and they
don't have the problem.

Perhaps our group admin has to go in and delete everything, so we can start
over. As it is now, the Pictures section is totally useless to me.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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Bill Connelly

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Ed is correct. The "Error GROUP_CHECK" message received by folks trying to
access the 'Photos' section of the Amphicar-Lovers Yahoogroup means that we
have simply exceeded our freebie 30 Megabyte diskspace allotment, as the
following advisory states:

"Storage Notice! Using 30.02 of 30 MB (100%) of your Photos/Briefcase quota.
You are running out of space"

This slim 30 MB quota is very easy to breach if folks don't slim down their
image file sizes with a tool like the excellent, free and easy-to-use "Jpeg
Wizard" image optimizer at http://www.jpegwizard.com/ before uploading them.
There are dozens of images in the Photos and Files sections that are pushing
nearly a full megabyte in size...about 10 times the size necessary.

Using my magical powers as Secret Backup List Co-Admin and Maintenance
Helper Monkey, I am even now canning any full sized images I find in the
'Photos' section that are over 500 Kilobytes (1/2 Megabyte)in size, most of
which are only partially screen-viewable anyhow, and leaving their perfectly
adequate-for-viewing medium-sized thumbnail versions. The result is that
List members should already notice that they can again access the 'Photos'
and 'Files' sections at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/amphicar-lovers/
once they log in.

This might, of course, only be a a temporary fix, depending on us. Which
brings us to our long term options. We can either:

1.) All practice proper image management hygiene by always using the 'Jpeg
Optimizer' at http://www.jpegwizard.com/ BEFORE uploading images (please
bookmark it now!), or...

2.) Needlessly fork out cash every year for the "YahooGroups Premium
Storage" service described below:

=============
What is Premium Storage?
Premium Storage is offered in addition to the free storage available on
Yahoo! Photos and Briefcase. With Premium Storage, you can increase the
amount of space where you can store your pictures online. You can purchase
any of these auto-renewing plans as many times as you like and as often as
you wish to meet your own storage needs. For uploading, the file size limit
increases from 5MB for the free service to 10MB for premium. For sharing,
our premium service allows you to share the original (high-quality) image
file with your friends and guests.
When you purchase Premium Storage, you are charged a non-refundable fee for
a certain amount of space (for example, an additional 50MB). This purchase
is valid for a certain time period (for example, 12 months).

Yahoo! Photos and Briefcase Premium Storage
50MB for $2.95 per month 100MB for $4.95 per month
50MB for $24.95 per year 100MB for $34.95 per year

Your account is automatically renewed and billed on the anniversary of the
date of purchase. You can choose to cancel the service, in which case your
subscription to the extra storage space will not automatically renew.
=============

The bottom line is that the amount of diskspace I have just recovered should
now accomodate about 200 to 300 new images in the 50 to 100 Kb size range,
which is plenty high resolution using that 'Jpeg Wizard' image optimizer, or
it can be all be blown in minutes if someone lobs up a dozen or so
godzilla-sized image files.

~Bilgey~



----- Original Messages -----

Does anyone else get the following message when they try to acces the
amphicar pictures area?

Error
GROUP_CHECK
gpg16.bc.scd.yahoo.com:GROUP_CHECK

It does not occur with any of my other yahoo groups.

Later!
Dan
'64 Das Boot - back on the road AND in the water!



Yes, I get it ALL the time, and have for several months. This happens to me
on several different computers (so it's not my software or my machine), and
it happens ONLY for the Amphi group. I am a member of several other Yahoo
groups, and I have no problems in those groups. Yahoo's various FAQ's and
help menus don't say anything about this error code, AFAIK.

I queried Yahoo Help a number of times. They finally responded that the
pictures area has a finite size limit, and that some photos may need to be
deleted before more can be added. (So how the $#@$% can you delete a file if
you can't access the section first?) Obviously, no further help is coming
from Yahoo.

I had asked our group admin about this problem, but he also had no
suggestions, so I just forgot about the photos section and moved on with my
Amphi work.

Meanwhile, I had heard something about Yahoo trying to charge for some type
or level of group access. Maybe this has something to do with the problem.
OTOH, the other groups I mentioned certainly don't pay anything to Yahoo,
and they don't have the problem.

Perhaps our group admin has to go in and delete everything, so we can start
over. As it is now, the Pictures section is totally useless to me.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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WB6WSN

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Connelly
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Error In The Pictures Section Of Yahoo Groups


Ed is correct. The "Error GROUP_CHECK" message received by folks trying to
access the 'Photos' section of the Amphicar-Lovers Yahoogroup means that we
have simply exceeded our freebie 30 Megabyte diskspace allotment,

Using my magical powers as Secret Backup List Co-Admin and Maintenance
Helper Monkey,

The result is that
List members should already notice that they can again access the 'Photos'
and 'Files' sections at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/amphicar-lovers/
once they log in.


~Bilgey~



The Pictures Section is working fine now. Thanks Bilgey!!!!!

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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