Incomplete tagging Great Books of the Western World

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 10 2016 10:02 PM

Come on Logos ... can't you remember that Dominicans have to complete a degree in philosophy before they can do so in Theology? Yes, it is relevant. You know names like Plotinus, Augustine, Aqqqquinas, Hobbes, Bacon, Locke, Berkeley, Kant ...? They are philosophers and they are in GBWW ... and indexed in the Syntopicon. So I assumed that topics in the Syntopicon would be treated like dictionaries/indexes in the Everything Search ... but no, GWW doesn't appear to have the syntopicon tagged for topic ... I'm still deciding if I am disappointed, annoyed or angry ... but I am not pleased that the obvious was missed yet again.

And see how easy it is to find the search results at about 10 pages per click ...

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 3:30 AM

MJ. Smith:
So I assumes that topics in the Syntopicon would be treated like dictionaries/indexes in the Everything Search ... but no, GWW doesn't appear to have the syntopicon tagged for topic ... I'm still deciding if I am disappointed, annoyed or angry ... but I am not pleased that the obvious was missed yet again.

As I am devoted to seeing to it that this resource proves to be one of our most robust, I support your concern with this issue and would ask that developers address it ASAP. I myself am not disappointed, annoyed or angry ....I am happy that users are looking for ways to improve this vast resource and its utility.

Thanks for your sharp wit MJ.

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 8:23 AM

Good Find MJ..  

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 8:59 AM

Agreed!  Yes

Thanks for pointing this out MJ.  Somewhat disappointed is how I feel, but also elated to have GBoWW for the first time in digital format.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 11:00 AM

Perhaps this was a sacrifice made to get the series delivered on time. If so, now that it's here...

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 11:45 AM

SineNomine:
Perhaps this was a sacrifice made to get the series delivered on time.

Perhaps that was the case. I certainly hope it is improved.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 12:15 PM

Hard to say what is going on till FL chimes in. But I think back to a recent post by a FL employee stating such and such a feature release was being abandoned due to staff cuts. We may just have to get use to Logos books not being what they use to be.

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Todd Hinton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 3:02 PM

If that is true I can only expect we will see prices come down proportional to the quality of the products.

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 11 2016 6:13 PM

I would think FL will make updates to correct this?  Cant that be done and is done all the time?

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 13 2016 1:15 PM

It appears you're asking for factbook type support for this resource. Typically those are reserved for three types of resources: 1) encyclopedias, 2) journals, 3) mobile ed courses.

However, when we analyzed this resource we felt providing topic searching/factbook support would be useful and made a choice to independently do the work apart from the normal production of the resources. This is why we also chose not to make and promise such connection on the product page.

Since we've already begun the work to make the Syntopicon appear in Factbook, it should be available in approximately 6 weeks.

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 13 2016 1:28 PM

Yes

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 13 2016 1:39 PM

Kyle G. Anderson:
Since we've already begun the work to make the Syntopicon appear in Factbook, it should be available in approximately 6 weeks.

Much appreciated.

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Hapax Legomena | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 13 2016 3:06 PM

I'm really enjoying the Syntopicon.  With more and more linkage, it could become a premier Noet selling point.  I'm also happy finally to have Plotinus, though it could use some work.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 31 2016 8:13 AM

Kyle G. Anderson:
Since we've already begun the work to make the Syntopicon appear in Factbook, it should be available in approximately 6 weeks.

This may be User Error, but I'm not seeing the Syntopicon appearing in Factbook.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 2 2017 9:21 AM

SineNomine:

Kyle G. Anderson:
Since we've already begun the work to make the Syntopicon appear in Factbook, it should be available in approximately 6 weeks.

This may be User Error, but I'm not seeing the Syntopicon appearing in Factbook.

It's not a user error. It looks like the update hasn't been pushed out yet. I'll look into it.

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