New JewishGen platform
Joan A. Baronberg
I’d like to reply to Vicki Adelson’s comment and request. I am copying and pasting her message into the below as original messages do not (yet?) appear on my digests.
First, I would like to sincerely thank Abraham Groll and others who have worked so conscientiously to give us a new-looking and new-acting platform. Your intentions and efforts are very appreciated.
Second, aside from the technical glitches and complexities, I too dislike the new presentation and was perfectly happy with how the old digests looked. They appeared reader-friendly and were easy to use.
Third, I wonder if there is a compromise that could be made? While I think I understand the need and wish for all the potential that this modernized format can offer, we readers and users are wondering if the time and effort getting used to it (and your time fixing the glitches) is worth the results. The previous platform served the needs of digest users, especially since Jewishgen offers many other ways to do our actual research. However, if we have no choice about this new program and JG is already too far deep into its obligations to it, can we not return to, at the very least, the way the digest pages looked in the past?
Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help
From: Vicki Adelson
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:37:17 EDT
I would amend all of the above to say: “What have you done? You have changed something that was really good and informative to something that is totally a mess. I subscribed to this for years and found it very helpful; it is totally useless now. Go back to the original format. Change is not always good.”