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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 5 2009 3:27 PM

I'm interested in your feedback on our new web forums.

Do you prefer this to the NNTP newsgroups? Are there advantages/disadvantages?

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Rick Brannan (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 3:44 PM

Yay, forums! Particularly with RSS feeds and especially if the "Search this site" box (above right) is quick.

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 4:11 PM

I really like the newsgroups because my email program (Thunderbird) gets all the headers automatically while I'm doing other work and arranges threads very nicely. I've yet to see a web post system that has a good thread navigation system and is as fast as the newsreader for finding and displaying interesting threads and knowing when someone has responded to my post or added a new one to a thread I'm interested in. I'm open to finding it, but if this is like the many other web posting systems I've used, I will end up not using it very often for the reasons I've given.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 4:57 PM

I didn't like the sign-in throwing me into the Logos.com web site and having to use the Back button to get here. Presumably all the forum management features are THERE, but this needs to be done via the forum pages.

I hope pictures (avatars?) are not mandatory as I dislike even that much personalisation.

 

Let's see what this (Quick Reply) looks like with a picture of my TV.

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 4:57 PM

I like forums, access from any browser, no newsreader needed. I also like the new "look and feel" that emulates the style of the new videos. Very bright, clean, and uncluttered, I'm looking forward to the style being adapted on the other company websites.

Paul

 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 5:03 PM

My TV (after a struggle to insert text)

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 5:05 PM

Initial impression, this seems nice enough. I like the newsgroups but there are advantages to doing things on the web. In the end I think the web forums will better serve more people, and thus far the implementation of them appears to be good.

 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 5:10 PM

I lost the TV after inserting it in my [collapse]original message and then couldn't find a way to inset text after loading the image!  This needs a solution!

Dave

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 6:05 PM

I still prefer the newsgroups. So much less real estate to navigate for the same information. As another poster, said, navigating the newsgroups is much easier. I also use Thunderbird and check the newsgroups as often as I check my email. I'm sure I'll use the forums less than the newsgroups. I hope the newsgroups stay.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 6:27 PM

Don't mind me, just testing something

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Randall Hartman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 6:27 PM

Applause for trying something new. 

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 7:19 PM

Willing to give it a try. The adavantage is I can view from any computer connected to the web. I switched to Chrome. Explorer is blocking me.

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Dale Durnell, Retired | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 7:24 PM

I've used forums for news with other software companies. I can certainly get used to them with Logos. And, that the login is already set to know me when I got here is a plus.

I have enjoyed the threads view in OE, and the ability to view years of messages. I hope we'll be able to retain this archieve feature. I just ignore the spammers -- they're a nuisance, but I can kill file them and that's it (except that last batch that used a slightly different iteration of the login for each section of the newsgroups. Since they have to login to the forums, I would hope we could keep these children out of forums.

I don't see the validity of the complaints of having to have a reader -- maybe the Mac community doesn't have one readily available, and perhaps Windose users don't like M$ software -- but since OE (and even LiveMail now) have been built into the basic OS software (at some level) for (literally) years -- well, that dog just don't hunt. I've been able to access the newsgroups anywhere I have been, at home, on the road, at my kid's place.

I think the new forum system is simply an admition that we've move beyond the technology of 15 plus years ago. And, I guess even for us old heads, it's time to come a bit into the 21st c.

Just my two cents, but as always Bob, thanks for asking

Blessings -- Dale

P.S. I'd sure like to have a way to change the default "EMail me..." caveat at the end -- I doubt I'd ever want that, and I'd hate to think I have to manually un/deselete this option every time

 

Blessings,

Dale Durnell

Coming to you from Henryetta Oklahoma (45 miles south of Tulsa, and 85 miles east of OKC)

 

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Paul Lund | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 7:25 PM

Go for it Bob.  Easier to get to from multiple locations when travelling.

Keep it up.

Your stuff just keeps getting better!

 

 

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Paul Lund | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 7:29 PM

Just a test with a short video.

Click here to play this video

 

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 7:30 PM

Rev Dale L Durnell OSL:

P.S. I'd sure like to have a way to change the default "EMail me..." caveat at the end -- I doubt I'd ever want that, and I'd hate to think I have to manually un/deselete this option every time

Agreeded Dale. Let the unchecked one be the default. 

 

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Andrew Nugteren | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 8:24 PM

Great to see the change from the newsgroups to the forums.  Very happy.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 8:35 PM

Terrible. Way too slow to navigate. Deliver us from this evil, Lord!

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 5 2009 9:37 PM

At the top of the page next to your username their is an edit button, click on it and you will be presented with various profile and site options.  In the site options there is a couple of options related to e-mails. Not sure if they will do what we are wanting here but I have unchecked them ....  In these options you can set up things like fonts, signatures , timezones,date format., whether or not you want to be seen in the members list and whether or not you want your avatar displayed ect.

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Donovan R. Palmer | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 6 2009 12:28 AM

I personally prefer NNTP newsgroups, as they are very efficient. HOWEVER, a web based newsgroup will encourage wider participation of Logos users. NNTP is a little bit on the techie side and many users have never used USENET type news, but on the other hand everyone who has an internet connection pretty much knows how to use a browser.

Good job Logos! This is a great day to see this finally going!

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