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Today I received Digests for the main mail group numbered 30 thru 36 at different times during the day. Up until now I only got one digest from the group each day. Each of these digests looked normal and had several topics in each. They were not duplicates. 

I thought the purpose of the digest was to limit the emails to one per day. If there are many topics on a given day will we get several digests?
Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria VA

Dov Sandy
 

I received five digests in under 2 hours today. We should just be receiving one per day.

Thank you,
Sandy Hack
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fb645@...
 

Go to your settings and switch your settings from full-featured digest to daily digest.  See attached snip.

Bberiman597
 

I have not used these groups before.  But I am very confused as to why I receive many e-mails each day.  One concise e-mail would be sufficient!  Barbara Hacker Berman

Dick Plotz
 

There is no "daily digest" option. It is a "Daily Summary", which is
roughly comparable to the "Index" option under Lyris (the previous
platform). It provides a listing of subject lines only, along with the
names (or part of the e-mail address for those who don't provide their
names) of the contributors for each subject line. Since many subject
lines are meaningless, this doesn't help at all.

Groups.io (the new platform) offers many other types of subscription
besides the four we are currently presented with. Some of them were
briefly displayed during the beta testing period. Perhaps there is one
that is closer to the old Lyris digests. If that were presented to us
as an option, it would be an improvement. I don't believe there is any
overhead to adding an option. Of course, if 50 new options were all
presented, that would be too confusing, but adding a few selected
options might be helpful. A true daily digest -- one e-mail each
morning with the full text of every post from the previous day and the
name and e-mail address of the sender to allow private replies --
would be a good start.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 11:37 PM <fb645@...> wrote:

Go to your settings and switch your settings from full-featured digest to daily digest. See attached snip.
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kgradel32@...
 

 A true daily digest -- one e-mail each
morning with the full text of every post from the previous day and the
name and e-mail address of the sender to allow private replies --
would be a good start.

Above qoute from Dick Plotz makes sense to me; this is the only suggestion that could make me stay in this group.

When this new rejuvinated group started up it was so user-ufriendly and confusing with many daily digests that I thought it must be because my advanced years. But as the  days go by I see more and more complaints telling me that I am not alone.
And though a member of the JRI-Poland mail group I have not received any mails from that group/SIG since 7 Oct., is that only due to the holidays??

This discussion group was made for and by genealogists, but now it seems to be mainly for computer nerds.

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark

Mike Posnick
 

I agree with Dick Plotz about the digest. In addition, for those of us with some degree of visual impairment, the text of the new system is a problem, as it permits messages to be sent to the group in very small sizes and fonts that are difficult to read.

The new system appears to be a solution in search of a problem. While some of the new features are desirable, others are not. More thought should have been given to the changes before they were introduced. I would suggest a return to the old system until a system can be found that will permit the gradual introduction of new features without destroying what participants liked about the old system.

Finally, I believe the JewishGen rules require messages to be signed with the sender’s name, e-mail address, and location. I wish JewishGen would enforce that policy.

Mike Posnick
mpoz@...
Minneapolis, Minnesota

vogelko@...
 

Dear all -
I too found the multiple daily digests very annoying, and switched to "daily summary", which I find very comfortable. 
I really like the interactive interface in the new format, which allows one to easily see all messages in a thread, as well as all the other new bells and whistles. 
That having been said, I would like to point out that this is indeed a change that might take some getting used to, by us the users.  
Also - using the daily summary makes it that much more important to use a meaningful subject line. 

Thanks for your good work.
Jane Vogel-Kohai
Mesilat Tziyon, Israel

Michael Tobias
 

But the daily summary is only a list of subjects, the full messages are not included.
 
Michael Tobias

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Moderator Note: If you "hit" the subject, you will see all of the messages associated with it

Michael Tobias
 

But not in the email - you have to log into the website.

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Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Why do some posts include the poster’s e-mail address but other posts do not?