Google Groups Creation, Error (#681)

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Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) ebrew 9/14/12 12:21 PM
Hey Guys,

I'm trying to create a new google group and everytime I try to finalize it I get the following error:

"An error (#681) occurred while communicating with the server."

Any ideas?  Help would be much appreciated.

Also, I realize my category doesn't match the question, but I was unsure of where to post this.

Best,
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) A K Ravishankar 9/14/12 10:50 PM
Same problem in last 12 hours..Tried to reload and refresh many a times...No use...
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Shannon... 9/15/12 4:30 PM
Hello Ebrew & A K Ravishankar,
 
Have you tried clearing cache and cookies:
 
Then, do a log-off, then a log-on.  Not just a restart.
 
That may help to resolve the issue.
 
However I had read that there is a "Download (Error 681) Tool."  But I would "not" try it unless you check with a computer expert.
 
 
 
 
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) A K Ravishankar 9/17/12 2:26 AM
Thanks..I did create in mozilla...
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) James McCain 9/17/12 6:39 PM
Problem NOT resolved for me...same problem as original poster but clearing cache and cookies does not resolve it.  Problem exists using Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Help please!
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) fairlyerica 9/17/12 7:32 PM
Same issue on multiple browser, multiple computers AND multiple accounts.  I started trying at 4pm today and it is now 10:30pm.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Pungh0Li0 9/18/12 8:06 AM
Been trying for over a week.
Google, please fix!
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) eriklo 9/18/12 8:48 AM
Same here, creation error.

Then the name/email I choosed for the group is now taken. Really sucks.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Kousha N. 9/18/12 11:42 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for your feedback. We are currently investigating this, and will report back with any updates. Thanks for your patience.

Cheers,

Kousha
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Fate.AKong 9/18/12 3:35 PM
The method works fine with me.
I've cleared Chrome cache and re-login and problem resolved.
Thanks Shannon

Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Shannon... 9/18/12 3:51 PM
Hey Fate.AKong,
 
Anytime, glad my suggestion helped out!
 
Have a great day,
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) CraigNB 9/18/12 5:00 PM
This is happening for me as well.  I have tried all suggestions for repair.  Three different machines, three different browsers, clearing cache, re-logons, nothing works.  Very Frustrating! 
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) eriklo 9/19/12 2:10 AM
So, is there a chance/way you could delete the email/name I was trying to create (which is now taken). So I can register it again?
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Ignatia 9/19/12 4:28 AM
 the same is happening on my end. Have tried the options listed here, but without result. I keep getting back the #681 error.
Hoping for a solution.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Stanislav Prihoda 9/19/12 6:02 AM
any progression? i have the same problem.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Jean-Philippe Encausse 9/20/12 4:12 AM
I got the same problem:

- Buiding FAQ 
- Basic name/description 
- France

Error 681 after Captcha on Chrom/Firefox after Login/Logout and Clearing caches
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) fairlyerica 9/20/12 7:20 AM
I'm now able to create groups (yay!) but I'm now locked out of the group name I was trying to create.  Could I get help deleting the group or re-assigning myself as the owner?
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) James McCain 9/20/12 8:19 AM
Hi everyone,

I was able to get it to work by changing the name of the group.  I have a feeling the system decided my previous group name was "taken" from my previous attempts, but without telling me, thus the error.

Good luck!


Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Sebastian Schreiner 9/20/12 12:48 PM
Same problem here, multiple browers, multiple machines. Clearing cache of no use and still getting error 681
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) fairlyerica 9/22/12 3:32 PM
So with these issues, my group was created without an owner (i.e. I'm now locked out). I've just spent hours trying to find a Groups forum or a Groups contact and have realized that it doesn't seem to exist.  Is there really no one from Google who can help me restore the group name?  It's not such a big deal to change the name, but now I'm concerned about establishing a group on a platform where there is absolutely no support. I didn't want to use Yahoo! but at least they have a long history of being available to address service problems.  

I'm fighting to convert us to Google products at work and to upgrade our business onto Google Apps before the end of the year, but this makes my pitch VERY difficult with my Apple-focused boss and business owner.  
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Kyzrati 9/24/12 4:23 AM
Getting the exact same issue. Tried FF, Chrome, IE on multiple machines, and even different routers across town.

Also tried using many different Google accounts.

Presently in Taiwan--might this be a location-relative issue?
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Kyzrati 9/24/12 6:09 PM
Hm, well, asked someone in the U.S. to try for me and they got the same error, too.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Romain JOMAND 9/25/12 2:10 AM
Hello guys,

I got same problem.
I tried several time, log off and on, with no success.
Then, I changed the group name, and it works. 
My initial group name was "Fermeture Parc Parkings Ardenay", then I replaced it with shorter one : "Fermeture Ardenay" and it worked.
I suggest you to test different group names when you encounter such error.

Regards,
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Fatty Lumpkin 9/25/12 6:11 PM
Email already taken was the issue in my case.  For some reason it responds with #681.  Just changed the group email address and it worked.  
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Patrick Walrus 9/27/12 8:32 AM
None of these helped me. But I noticed that I am getting this only after vreating 6 groups for an account. Do you have any other suggestions?

Peter
G Wilson 10/1/12 10:58 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) G Wilson 10/1/12 11:00 AM
I can't even create my first group.  I get that message every time.  I researched it a bit, and people seemed to think that you would get that message if the error occured and then you tried to create the group a second time (i.e. it was starting the create process but hanging up).  I gave up on the first group I was going to create, and started a totally different second one - same error message.  No groups.

And I have to do a presentation on Google Groups for my company next week, and then train them on it.  Should be interesting, eh?
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Aris Sotiropoulos 10/2/12 10:31 AM
I have exactly the same problem right now. I managed to create some groups but cannot create any more. I get the error "An error (#681) occurred while communicating with the server".

Your turn, Google :)
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Aris Sotiropoulos 10/2/12 11:55 PM
Still cannot create new google group (mailing list). Don't tell me I have to return to mailman...
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Kousha N. 10/3/12 7:44 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for your patience. Just wanted to let you know that we are still working on this, and will be back with any updates.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Kousha N. 10/3/12 10:33 AM
Hi everyone,

Update: It seems like some issues may be resolved by setting a name while creating your group. If you don't set the name, you will see the error code some of you are reporting. Try that out, and see if it clears up any issues. I'll post back with more updates as they come.

Cheers,

Kousha
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Pungh0Li0 10/3/12 12:05 PM
I've set a name each time I've tried.
I've been getting this error for a few weeks now.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Aris Sotiropoulos 10/4/12 3:38 AM
It is still not working. 
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) trent_incq 10/4/12 11:15 AM
I have tried nearly ever permutation to create a new group and I always get the same error. I have been trying for only 3 days. T
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) blu28 10/4/12 6:27 PM
I am getting this error two. I created 7 groups last night but discovered I missed one. Now I can't create the last one today. Logged out and back in. Tried on FF and Chrome. No luck.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) blu28 10/4/12 6:28 PM
two->too

Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Aris Sotiropoulos 10/5/12 1:36 AM
Hm, this reminds me of my case. I created 7 groups on the same day and it won't let me create the 8th one for three day now!

Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Pungh0Li0 10/5/12 8:15 AM
This is happening with the 1st group I've created in a few years.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) G Wilson 10/8/12 5:32 AM
That fix doesn't work for me.  Any other suggestions?
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Aris Sotiropoulos 10/9/12 12:40 AM
Anything new? A fix?
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Arunas Teiserskis 10/9/12 9:19 AM
Hi guys,

I have as well stumbled on to this problem today when trying to create a new group. Moreover after unsuccessfully trying to create a group, I lost access to my older groups, then I tried to go back to Groups homepage. Steaming with frustration had to close browser and reload. In this case I tried such a method - opened group page, then in the upper right corner pressed a settings button (one with the gear wheel icon) and pressed "revert to older Group look" or similar - sorry, my primary language is not English, but you'll find something similar. Then easily created a new group without a glitch. It seems, that Google's new group software version is still glitchy nevertheless they threaten to make it permanent. I would suggest Google first test it and repair it before enforcing it onto users. So, guys, try this and tell if that worked.

Regards
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Arunas Teiserskis 10/9/12 9:28 AM
BTW, the group email I tried to create was already taken (maybe by my previous attempts, which resulted in rejection????). So Google guys should probably test their new software and see what happens if email is already taken. Then I reverted to an older version it worked flawlessly - I was suggested to change the email name (kept the group name the same), did so and it worked. So I have a new group created just ten minutes ago.

Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Pungh0Li0 10/10/12 1:54 PM
[This buggy Groups software just ate my reply. Trying again.]

Arunas,
I think you are right, the new version does not correctly check if a group e'mail was already taken.
I've been trying a family name... both 'maguire' and 'maguires'.

Both versions of Google Groups say 'maguires' is taken.

But...
New version says 'maguire' is available but then gives me the 681 error.
Old version says 'maguire' is already taken.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Aris Sotiropoulos 10/16/12 7:51 AM
Last few days everything seems to be working. I was able to create several groups without the problem. NICE!
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Daniel Taylor 10/23/12 10:10 AM
I just recently had this error too and it has left me with a group that was created but that I do not own. When trying to click 'contact group administrator' I get an internal server error. Can we get my group properly linked with my account? I'm not sure who else I can contact about this issue, and it's very frustrating.
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) BChandrasekaran 10/24/12 12:06 AM
Same issue for me too. I just created a google group and I cannot find it in my groups. 
Now when I try to create again it says already taken.


Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) BChandrasekaran 11/1/12 3:54 AM
Any update to this? 
Re: Google Groups Creation, Error (#681) Lance Hegland 11/28/12 8:50 AM
I'm having the same problem.  I just tried to create "Minnesota Impact Initiative for Disability Services Participants" [ http://groups.google.com/group/mniids-participants ].  During the creation process at the CAPTCHA challenge, an error was received telling me the creation process was not successful.  However, now it exists, I am not an administrator, and wasn't listed as a member.  So, I joined.  Now, I am the sole member of the group but I'm still not an administrator.  So, the group is useless for our purposes.

Granted, I will try again with a new name, but it won't match our standard group naming system, which may cause confusion for our users.

Extremely frustrating.

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