Feedback Form for New Format
Yes, I too have been receiving multiple digests per day and that issue is not helped by the fact that we have dozens of people writing in daily, saying that they are receiving multiple digests per day. There are over 7,000 people on this distribution list; let's keep the conversations centered around genealogy and if we have feedback on this new format, let's collect it in a centralized location outside of these messages. I've created a form to collect feedback for those of you that wish to share:
Please keep feedback constructive. It is not useful to say "can't we just go back to the old format?". I was not involved in this project but I can assure you that this was a lot of work on the part of the JewishGen (mostly volunteer) staff. Let's show them some appreciation and be patient as they work out the kinks. Going back is not an option; we were well-past overdue for an overhaul of this 25+ year system. We need to be able to send attachments/images, we need to be able to use a system that is better optimized for Gmail and is not optimized for people using Netscape Navigator, and we need a system that includes support for Genners around the world, writing in different languages.
Please, enough of the "I don't like this" messages without providing suggestions for improvement. Once we stop writing those messages and go back to our focus on Jewish Genealogy, we will stop receiving so many digests per day and hey, practice makes perfect. Change is good, change is essential, and I assure you that you will all get used to this system as well. Patience is key.
Discussion Group admins (and anyone else interested), responses to the form will live here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XXydyNVZFN5sPzE0ejCTejWTMdYhJ3JGkZlWJtsdNCE/edit#gid=1388890725
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