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Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 16 2015 3:32 PM

Hi All,

I just wanted to give a quick update on the progress of the Encyclopedia Britannica project.

We've identified the additional content we're going to produce for the Encyclopedia Britannica. Our hope was to get the product page up today. However, we wanted to take the necessary time to double-check all of our statistics so that we can give accurate details on the product page. We hope to have the page up the first part of next week.

Thank you for your patience! 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 16 2015 3:48 PM

Thanks for the update, Ben. Better to get it right than do it quickly Smile.

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 16 2015 7:30 PM

Ben Amundgaard:
We hope to have the page up the first part of next week.

Excited to see (:^D)

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 16 2015 10:36 PM

Ben Amundgaard:
Thank you for your patience! 

Thank you for the hard work.... looking forward to seeing it next week. All things going well of course.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 17 2015 3:53 AM

Mark Barnes:
Better to get it right than do it quickly Smile

Ben—Thanks for the information, and I agree wholeheartedly with Mark.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 17 2015 4:14 AM

Ben Amundgaard:
we wanted to take the necessary time to double-check

We appreciate this even if it takes a bit longer.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 17 2015 4:59 AM

Ben,

Thanks for the update.

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 17 2015 6:50 PM

Thanks!

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 4:37 PM

Ben Amundgaard:
I just wanted to give a quick update on the progress of the Encyclopedia Britannica project.

Patiently waiting but excited none-the-less.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 8:23 PM

looking forward to hearing more :)

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 22 2015 12:21 PM

Ben Amundgaard:
We hope to have the page up the first part of next week.

Oops.... Wink

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Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 22 2015 9:50 PM

steve clark:
Oops.... Wink

Thanks for the nudge Smile 

This is definitely a priority. We're doing everything we can to get it up as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your patience.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 12:58 AM

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Always Friday. And literally you could still be right early the next week hence sometime not the current week but the week following.  But please don't stretch it out to early in the week next year. 

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 4:20 AM

I appreciate your thinking, Dan. I will now put a sign on my desk that says, "Back in 15 minutes," and take off for the day. Smile

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 5:45 AM

Lew Worthington:

I appreciate your thinking, Dan. I will now put a sign on my desk that says, "Back in 15 minutes," and take off for the day. Smile

Sadest thing is I have seen a "Back in 15 minutes" signs up and waited over two hours for it, now not right outside and I kept coming back, her response was it took longer than she thought. But time and again the sign has meant to me closed an indeterminate time and after 20 minutes I assume it is a sign meaning back whenever. I also remember a video store whose hand made back in five minutes was put up whether he was out to get a coffee or away for a Dr.'s appointment. I much more respect the adjustable sign that says back at "clock-face".  I realize things happen but it is annoying when a sign means nothing beyond "not here please try later". I apologize for the rant and maybe it is a small town thing but it was frustrating when it was a registry office (this is a private office issuing all types of licences and functioning as the US equivalent of the DMV, our province is historically big on privatization of public services). The other one that was bad for it was the Sears depot (not sure if catalog ordering that comes to a local often exclusive store still happens in the states or not, currently the Vulcan Sears catalog depot is just a counter in the back of a computer store which also does UPS drop offs). 

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 8:51 AM

Dan,

Thanks for the glimpse of small town life in Canada. I think Sears catalog ordering still works down here. Astoria, Oregon, had a Sears outlet of sorts the last time I noticed. (I'm in a Portland suburb.) Your recent election got some play down here. "Okay, Steve, time to let the Fora get back on topic, already!"

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 11:50 AM

To be fair these events all happened more than 15 years ago (the video store for be was from my high school days more than 20 years back). The weirdest thing that has happened recently in Vulcan to me is going into said computer store to try to grab an iPhone cable and being told by the guy in there you can't buy one, he is gone, I am only here to do Sears. I just shook my head and went off to the hardware to find one. It's not all bad in my county seat though, but weirdness does happen yesterday visiting my mother in the nursing home, I was whisked off to enter  a side door because a resident was having an issue kicking at the main door in her wheel chair, bless her and them, although maybe she was just objecting to the community choir doing their weekly sing along. I really appreciate their care and good humor in dealing with some of the more difficult residents (including my mother who collects massive amounts of the cloth bibs to send home with me (I than her and then always drop them at the nurses station, had I been taking these home I would have enough to build a large wall out of these bibs, I am well aware this is not home but the three large living room areas and staff that really cares makes all the difference). I saw last week a story about a home up in Calgary where a man was being mentally and physically tortured and one of the care attendants said she should not be charged she knew others who treated residents far worse, all she was doing was flicking water on him and threatening to pour his urine over his head. Having been in that large new home visiting a friend in there it doesn't surprise me a bit, I heard with my own ears a man asking fairly clearly to have his soiled diaper changed only to hear someone saying as they leave to her coworker I have no idea what he wants. I did stop at the floor nurses station and tell them that the gentleman in room 110 was needing to be changed and she did thank me and said that two different care aids had been sent there in the last half hour, I told her I clearly heard him ask to be changed and overheard them saying I can't understand what he wants. I remember thinking to myself this home maybe new with huge private rooms but I cannot believe the staff could be so bad. Admittedly I have visited friends on several of the floors and the care level varied greatly depending on the floor you were on indeed my wheel chair bound friend in his early fifties was on the first floor where all the younger residents needing nursing home care were and he received abuse from residents and staff alike, after being moved up to the floor with the over 80s were generally housed he has found a better fit. And mydeparted friend who was up on the lock down ward received wonderful care and appeared in the best health of his life the last few years he was there it was a shame that Dr. Clarke needed to be there but I know his last years were mostly happy there. I realize I am rambling on here but I just thank God for the care level that my mother receives.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 12:08 PM

Dan,

I'm sorry that your single-payer system hasn't overcome human cruelties. From my not so humble POV, down here we've got the human cruelties compounded by what is in effect a massive boondoggle for our insurance industry. I'm truly thankful your mother and some others are blessed with caring care givers. May their tribe increase!

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 12:34 PM

In my friends home in Calgary one of the worse situations was a woman who didn't seem to understand the concept of Christian compassion, she was fired because she refused to help the gay residents (only a handful). I am not saying she had to compromise her beliefs in that homosexuality is a sin, but to not offer compassion and care for a child of God, lost or not seems to go against the gospel call. Nursing homes fall under one of the grey areas... In our province most are private for profit businesses run by multinational organizations. Vulcan's for example is an Extendicare (a name that often times in Canada as well as in the states is equated with a lower level of care, thankfully many are better and the US operation which i had heard was a disaster is over with). Most of us will have the privilege of growing older and when we no longer are able to assist them in our/their homes I am thankful for caring facilitates. May the tribe of compassionate caring individuals increase for sure.

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Francesca Leaf | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 26 2015 3:14 PM

Hello all,

I just wanted to provide a status update for the Encyclopedia Britannica project.

We’re currently finalizing the list of articles and media the updated encyclopedia will include.

Thank you for your patience as we finish this up. We’re looking forward to posting the new product page. 

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