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New format

Patricia Kreel
 

I like the new format and have learned about new sites as I had no idea of the Reunion site.  

Judith Wolfe
 

I prefer the new format as it is clearer than the previous one and much easier to follow.  I also prefer the daily digests as I look for names similar to the many I am researching.

Thank you for updating the site.

Stephen Katz
 

The new format is not an improvement. It is too complicated to be useful. The ultimate objective of users is to do genealogical research, and the digest should be merely a tool to facilitate research. Users should not have to spend their time grappling with and navigating around its many idiosyncrasies. One example: like others, I was receiving each day a frankly ridiculous number of emails containing messages posted to the digest, until I figured out how to opt to receive only the daily summary. But now, in order to read posts listed on the daily summary, I have to click on a posts's heading, which takes me to a different page, and then, after I've read the post, I have to navigate back to the daily digest to see what other posts I might be interest, and then repeat the process. This is definitely far too cumbersome to be useful.

Stephen Katz

Barbara Kenzer
 

I agree with you Steven Katz. This has not been useful. I would rethink this, because alot of us are at the age where it is harder to comprehend. 
Barbara Kenzer 
Chicago Suburb, IL


On Tue, Oct 15, 2019, 2:04 PM Stephen Katz via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <katzsr=verizon.net@...> wrote:
The new format is not an improvement. It is too complicated to be useful. The ultimate objective of users is to do genealogical research, and the digest should be merely a tool to facilitate research. Users should not have to spend their time grappling with and navigating around its many idiosyncrasies. One example: like others, I was receiving each day a frankly ridiculous number of emails containing messages posted to the digest, until I figured out how to opt to receive only the daily summary. But now, in order to read posts listed on the daily summary, I have to click on a posts's heading, which takes me to a different page, and then, after I've read the post, I have to navigate back to the daily digest to see what other posts I might be interest, and then repeat the process. This is definitely far too cumbersome to be useful.

Stephen Katz

Joan A. Baronberg
 

Technically I am replying to Steven King’s message today but, my “reply” doesn’t automatically include his original message, so how would anyone know? (thus, I am copying and pasting that below*). The underlying point is that no one seems to have preceded this whole new platform by involving the Jewishgen digest readership in its selection. Personally, I find that objectionable—and as it proves, we all are seeing the consequences. It’s as if a basically private process (a group still unidentified to us by name) decided on this new step, rather than having the existing readership report if they were A-dissatisfied with the status quo, B-what are their priorities in a daily digest and C-on what devices or programs are they reading the posts? 

We have a wonderful and experienced group of researchers whose needs and interests and trust should be acknowledged. Can we go back to Square One and start this whole process over again?

Joan Baronberg
Denver, CO
{And BTW, we used to put in the family names we are researching right along with our signature on each message or reply. I’m renewing that custom. Mester, Master, Friedman, Weiser. Suchostav, Ukraine) 



New format 
From: Stephen Katz
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:03:35 EDT 

The new format is not an improvement. It is too complicated to be useful. The ultimate objective of users is to do genealogical research, and the digest should be merely a tool to facilitate research. Users should not have to spend their time grappling with and navigating around its many idiosyncrasies. One example: like others, I was receiving each day a frankly ridiculous number of emails containing messages posted to the digest, until I figured out how to opt to receive only the daily summary. But now, in order to read posts listed on the daily summary, I have to click on a posts's heading, which takes me to a different page, and then, after I've read the post, I have to navigate back to the daily digest to see what other posts I might be interest, and then repeat the process. This is definitely far too cumbersome to be useful.


Stephen Katz

Frank Schulaner
 

"Too complicated to be useful." I know. But having nothing to do at the time, I drank (impossible to guzzle) some sake and slowly (impossible to rush it) tried to figure it out.  Now I see, think I see, the light at the end of the tunnel. Better be right this time.

Hilary Henkin
 

Hi Joan,
I'm writing to you directly.

There is a setting in your profile or account Settings to add a signature, which will be the perfect place to add the names we're searching.  I haven't done it, but I will later.  Click on "Your Subscription" at the bottom of any received email.  Below the message delivery choices should be a section to add a signature.

They DO need to fix including the original message being replied to, though!

Hilary Henkin

On 10/15/2019 2:40 PM, Joan A. Baronberg wrote:
Technically I am replying to Steven King’s message today but, my “reply” doesn’t automatically include his original message, so how would anyone know? (thus, I am copying and pasting that below*). The underlying point is that no one seems to have preceded this whole new platform by involving the Jewishgen digest readership in its selection. Personally, I find that objectionable—and as it proves, we all are seeing the consequences. It’s as if a basically private process (a group still unidentified to us by name) decided on this new step, rather than having the existing readership report if they were A-dissatisfied with the status quo, B-what are their priorities in a daily digest and C-on what devices or programs are they reading the posts? 

We have a wonderful and experienced group of researchers whose needs and interests and trust should be acknowledged. Can we go back to Square One and start this whole process over again?

Joan Baronberg
Denver, CO
{And BTW, we used to put in the family names we are researching right along with our signature on each message or reply. I’m renewing that custom. Mester, Master, Friedman, Weiser. Suchostav, Ukraine) 



New format 
From: Stephen Katz
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:03:35 EDT 

The new format is not an improvement. It is too complicated to be useful. The ultimate objective of users is to do genealogical research, and the digest should be merely a tool to facilitate research. Users should not have to spend their time grappling with and navigating around its many idiosyncrasies. One example: like others, I was receiving each day a frankly ridiculous number of emails containing messages posted to the digest, until I figured out how to opt to receive only the daily summary. But now, in order to read posts listed on the daily summary, I have to click on a posts's heading, which takes me to a different page, and then, after I've read the post, I have to navigate back to the daily digest to see what other posts I might be interest, and then repeat the process. This is definitely far too cumbersome to be useful.


Stephen Katz


Joan
 

After a few days of being very confused, I’ve got it.  Re-subscribed with a new password, clicked on daily summary, and have only received one digest this morning.  Just like the old format.  Just fiddle around and people wii get it.